Saturday, November 17, 2012

An 1832 Deed In Kentucky

My ancestor, William Roark, lived in Muhlenberg County, before he moved to Gallatin County, Illinois.  His sons, William, John and Martin stayed in Muhlenberg.

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, Deeds

This Indenture made and entered into this the 6th September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two between John Roark of the County of Muhlenberg and State of Kentucky of the one part and William Roark of the County and State aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that the sd John Roark for and in Consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars to him in hand paid the receipt wheretofore hereby acknowledges doth grant bargain and sell and deliver unto the said William Roark a certain tract or parcel of land Containing, by survey, Seventy acres more or less lying and being in the County of Muhlenberg, on the waters of Cypress Creek and bounded as follows...(To Wit)  Beginning at a white oak and ash running south 80' East 118 poles to a sweet gum thence south 10? West 45 poles to a hickory Elm and swamp Black oak thence North 80 West 118 poles to a dogwood Moulberry and ash Holemans* Southeast corner thence with __ Holeman's line North East 95 poles to the beginning and doth by these presents warrant and defend sd tract or parcel of land from his heirs and from all persons ___ by through or under him or them or any of them unto the said William Roark his heirs __ forever in witness whereof I have hereunto set my and seal the date above written.
*Could be Kolemans
Muhlenberg County (seal)
Personally appeared before ...John Roark and signed and acknowledges the...also Ary Roark, his wife....
Witnesses: James Irvin, P.P., Wm H. Moore, JP

Another descendant of William Roark has a family tree here.

Mentions Roark place and Cypress Creek in a family tree.

More abstracts of early Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, deeds; Cypress Creek** mentioned more than once (also here). **Referred to as Little Cypress Creek on map; believe Little Cypress is a tributary to Cypress Creek.

Reference to Cypress Creek in the Combs & Families site; the Combs family has a relationship to the Roarks/Evans family.

There's also a Roark connection to the Ingram family where Cypress Creek references are listed here.

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