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Advertisement for an auction for land around Owensboro, Kentucky, ca. 1820s

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Advertisement for an auction for land around Owensboro, Kentucky, ca. 1820s

Description

Advertisement from Robert Triplett, Daniel Eppes, Polly Eppes, and John L. May, for large plots of land to be sold at a public auction on 10 August. The land is in and around Owensboro as well as in Butler and Grayson Counties.

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Oversized Manuscript Collection, Filson Historical Society

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Contributor

Eppes, Daniel
Eppes, Polly
May, John L.

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Mss. C T ovsz.

Text

Great Bargains.
Land & Town Lots at Auction.
WILL BE SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION, ON
Monday the 12th of November
Next, in the Town of Owensborough, at the Yellow-Banks,
ABOUT ONE HUNDRED TRACTS OF LAND,
FOUR HUNDRED ACRES EACH, being part of May, Banister & Company's survey of ONE HUN-
AND FIFTY-SEVEN THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND TWENTY TWO ACRES, lying up-
Ohio River and Panther Creek, being so much of said tract as remains clear of interference, after plafting out
onflicting claims, and which has been sectionised into small tracts to suit purchasers; plainly marked and num-
o as to admit of being examined with without difficulty. This land lies from four to twelve miles above Owe s-
, and from 90 to 100 below Louisville. Plats of it will be furnished by Mr. Philip Triplett, living in the
of Owensborough, to any person wishing to view the land. He will also , in the absence of one of the subscri-
bert Triplett, (who will be upon the premises in a few weeks ) have the said land shewn, or give any infor-
elative to it, which may be required. Also,
ONE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED ACRES,
n River, twelve miles from Owensborough, in the same names.
ALSO, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND SIXTY ACRES,
on Clover Creek, about five miles from the Ohio, thirty-five above the Yellow Banks, and five miles from Hardins-
burg, in the same names.
The foregoing lands are to be sold for the purpose of closing the long standing concern of MAY, BANISTER, AND CO.
d refore, not one acre will be purchased in for that company.
se lands are, perhaps, possessed of as great local advantages as those of any part of the state. Their prox-
Ohio gives them great advantages over those in the interior of the state. Besides, the f cility of ship-
may be intended for market and the greater price which is consequently to be obtained for every
n this region, than in one removed from navigation, the demand which the numerous Steam oats
he Ohio will create for such articles as may be necessary to supply thier tables, should not be overlook-
s considered a fine tobacco country, and for missing hogs, none in Kentucky can surpass it. Owensbo-
lourishing little town and will afford a fine market for every thing raised in its vicinity.
ALSO FIVE THOUSAND AND ONE HUNDRED ACRES,
's Creek, a branch of Green River, in Butler county, about five miles from Morgantown, belonging to
ncern, Laid off into sections as aforesaid.
1725 ACRES, PA THREE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED & FIFTY,
on Caney Creek, Carter les from I in Grayson County.
SO, THREE THOUSAND FIVE DRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN SCRES,
rn, on Bear Creek, near Green River, Grayson County.
going are all the lands, belonging said concern in this section of country in a situation to be sold at
but all the lands belonging to that company, for the greater facility of managing the business, have centered their titles in
nstees, James Prentis, and obert K. Jones, of Petersburg, and Thomas T. Bouldin of Richmond, all of
who have appointed one of the subscribers (Robert Triplett) their attorney in fact, with instructions o
of the lands of said concern, either privately or at a public auction, for the purpose of closing the bus ness
company; and probably no opportunity will soon occur, when the i dustrious farmer with money enough to
first payment, will find o good an opportunity of securing himself a home upon such easy terms.
lands will be sold for ONE SIXTH PART IN HAND, the balance in TWO, THREE AND FOUR TEAR , -
QUAL PAYMENTS. And here, in many instances no doubt $100 or $200 will make the first payment on a fine
farm, and with ordinary industry and management, even the hogs which might be raised would complete the re-
maining payments.
Upon the same terms and in the same time, the subscriber R.T. as attorney in fact for Thomas T. Bouldin, Exr.
of D. Ross, deed, will sell positively.
ONE LOT No. ONE, FOUR HUNDRED ACRES,
part of 2000 on Clover Creek, three miles from Hardinsburg, patented to David oss, a tract of prime land, with
Clover Creek running through the heart of it. This lot is to be sold merely to br ng the remainder into market by
procuring a settlement there. At the same time the remainder will bo sold it a moderately reasonable price can be
obtained.
At the same time will be offered and sold if but a moderate price can be obtained
FOUR OR FIVE LOTS OF THREE AND FOUR HUNDRED ACRES EACH,
from two to three miles from Owensborong, being part of Ross and May's survey of 5656 acres on the Ohio river
at the Yellow Banks, on the same terms as the foregoing. ALSO, at the same time will be sold,
ALL THE LOTS IN THE TOWN OF OWENSBOROUGH,
owned by Ross and May, being one half of the same- for one fourth in hand, and two, three and four years for
the balance. In all the foregoing sales a leiu on the property will be the only security required.
The geographical situation of Owensborough, by viewing the Map of Kentucky, will be found such as to ensure its
rise and rapid improvement, as the country becomes settled about it. It is the nearest point of land on the Ohio
for a large district of country, for which it must become the poiny of depot and entrepot. To mechanics we think
it promises a fine harvest and they would do well to attend the sale.

ROBERT TRIPLETT. DANIEL EPPES,
JNO. L. MAY, POLLY EPPES,
*To suit all purchasers, some of these tracts will be subdivided into smaller ones.

Citation

Triplett, Robert, “Advertisement for an auction for land around Owensboro, Kentucky, ca. 1820s,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed April 24, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/5084.