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Red Ball WEIANT (II) PENNEBAKER
ACQUIRES LAND GRANT

Weiant II (Wiant Panebecker), as an assignee of Jacob Myers, was granted 400 acres in Nelson County, Kentucky on December 1, 1783. The land was surveyed and assigned to him on January 2, 1787 and recorded February 22, 1790.

The document can be found in The Library of Virginia Digital Collections, Electronic Card Indexes, Land Records, Land Office Patents and Grants, Surname Index, Palmer, Card No. 58. Press Retrieve DOC. to view or save to disk. The land grant is on pages 34 and 35. A TIFF reader, such as IfranView or AlternaTIFF, both free, will be needed to read and save the deed images. The Land Grant Title can also be found in the LDS FHL-SLC, Film #0029407, Virginia Land Grants to Kentucky, Book #23, p.34-35.

Pages 34-35
Pages 34-35
[Pole: As a unit of length, equal to 16.5 feet. As a unit of area, equal to a square with sides one pole long.]

Beverley Randolph, Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia to all to whom these present shall come greeting know ye, that by value and in consideration of part of a Land office Treasury Warrant number twenty one thousand and thirty four issued the first day of December one thousand seven hundred eighty three there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Wiant Panebecker assignee of Jacob Myers a certain tract in a parcel of land containing four hundred acres by survey bearing date the second day of January one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven lying and being in the County of Nelson about two miles from the ferry on Salt River and on both sides of the wagon road that leads from the said ferry to Fromans Station and adjoining Tillins Preemption on the South East side and bounded as followeth (to wit) Beginning about one hundred poles West from the said Road at a white Oak Hickory and Gum thence North Seventy Degrees East one hundred and seventy poles to a black oak and Hickory thence South twenty degrees East three hundred Seventy six and a half poles to two Chesnut Oaks on a knob thence South Seventy degrees West One hundred and Seventy poles to a black gum and two beeches thence North twenty degrees West three hundred Seventy six and a half poles to the beginning with its appurtenaces to the said Wiant Panebecker and his heirs for ever. In Witness whereof the said Beverley Randolph Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia hath hereunto set his hand and caused the Lesser Seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the twenty second day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety and of the Commonwealth the fourteenth.

Beverley Randolph



Green Ball WEIANT SELLS FARM TO FREDERICK

January 8, 1793 - Nelson County, Kentucky - Weiant (II) Pannabaker and Precious, his wife, sell their four hundred acre land grant farm in Nelson County, KY to his brother Frederick for 120 pounds. (Note: all four Pennebaker brothers are parties to this document.) The deed as recorded in the Nelson County Deeds, Book 4, Pages 596-598, follows:

Deed 596/598
Deed 596/598
Deed 596/598


This Indenture made this Eighth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety three between Weiant Pannabaker and Precious Panabaker of the County of Nelson and State of Kentucky of the one part and Frederick Pannabaker of the County and State afs (aforesaid) of the other part witnesseth that the said Weiand Pannabaker and Precious Pannabaker his wife for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and twenty pouns (sic) to them in hand paid at or before the sealig (sic) and delivery of these presents the Receipt whare (sic) of the sd. (said) Weiand Pannabaker and Precious his wife doth hereby acknowledge the sd. Wiand Pannabaker and Precious his wife hath granted bargained and sold and by the sd. Frederick Pannabaker and his heirs forever all the right title and interest of on and to a certain tract of or parcel situate (sic) lying and being in the sd. County of Nelson about two miles from the ferry on Salt River And on both sides of the wggon (sic) road that leads from the Ferry to Fromans station and adjoinging (sic) Tillins preemption on the south east side and bounded as followeth... Beginning about one hundred poles West from the sd. road at a white oak hickory and gum trees thence North seventy degrees east one hundred and seventy poles to a black oak and hickory thence South twenty degrees East three hundred seventy six and a half poles to two chesnuts oaks on a knob thence South Seventy degrees West one hundred and seventy poles to a black gum and two Beeches thence North twenty Degrees west three hundred seventy six and a half poles to the Beginning to have and to hold all and singular the premises above described unto the sd. Frederick Pannabaker his heirs or assigns forever to his and their proper use and behalf and they the sd. Weiand Pannabaker and Precious his wife the sd. tract of land with the appertenances (sic) unto the said Frederick Pannabaker and his heirs from them the sd. Weiand Pannabaker and Precious his wife and their heirs and from the claim of all and every person or persons whatsoever shall and will warrant and forever defend by thes(sic) presents In witness where of they the sd. Weiand Pannabaker and Precious his wife hath here and set their hands and seals this day and date as above ____

Wiand Panabaker (seal)
Precious P Pannabaker (seal)
(P her mark)            

Witnesses

Adam Shepherd
William Panebaker
Peter Panebaker

Received of the above named Frederick Pannabaker the sum of one hundred & twenty pounds Current money the consideration above mentioned January the 8th 1793

Wiand Panebaker

Witness

Adam Shepherd
William Panebaker


At a court begun and held for Nelson County on Tuesday the 8th day of January 1793 ____

This Deed from Weiand Panebaker and Precious his wife to Frederick Panebaker together with the receipt thereto annexed ware (were) acknowledged by the said Weiand and Precious & ordered to be Recorded the said Precious being firs(t) examined as the Law directs relinquished her right of dower in & to the lands within mentioned ____

Teste
Ben Grayson


Green Ball WEIANT PENNEBAKER'S
BULLITT COUNTY, KENTUCKY
LAND GRANT, 1783-1793
Land Grant


Green Ball WEIANT'S LAND GRANT
Land Grant

Land Grant Area
Map from
Kentucky Atlas and Gazetteer.

The location of Weiant's land grant, described above as "... being in the County of Nelson about two miles from the ferry on Salt River and on both sides of the wagon road that leads from the said ferry to Fromans Station ...", is now known. Weiant's land grant, originally described in Nelson County in 1787, is now in Bullitt County near Shepherdsville. The shaded area represents Nelson County in 1787. Nelson County was in existence as early as 1784-1785. Until Bullitt County was create in 1797, Nelson County's northern boundry was the south side of the Salt River. The Buffalo Run stream is mentioned in an 1828 document (FHL # 0482660, book "F", page 462). Census data lends credence to Weiant's original land grant being in Bullitt County. A tax lists and census summary table below shows locations of Weiant and Frederick between 1790-1820.

 

ADJOINING TRACTS
tracts nearby
Adjoining tracks to Wyand's 400 acre farm in Bullitt Co, KY.

  TOPOGRAPHY MAP Land Grant Area
Grant location information provided by Betty R. Darnell, Taylorsville, KY.

The Bullitt County location is conclusively proved by documents in 1814 and 1828. In the 23-May-1814 Bullitt County Court Records (FHL Film #042658, Bullitt County, Kentucky Court Records, book "C", page 138), William PENNEBAKER sells his rights in 400 acres of land lying in Bullitt County, said land described exactly the same as Weiant's original land grant, to Frederick PENNEBAKER.  Further proof of the 400 acre land grant location is seen in Book F, page 462, Indenture, 20-May-1828, Bullitt, Co, KY (FHL Film #0482660) between Frederick Pannebaker and James Combs for consideration of $162.50, 100 acres of land lying and being in the County of Bullitt and State of Kentucky on the waters of Buffalo Run beginning corner of a tract of land conveyed to Frederick by Wiand and Precious Pennebaker by a deed dated 8-Jan-1793 and signed by Frdk Pennebaker.


BULLITT COUNTY TAX LIST
  1790 1800 1810 1820
  Weiant   Nelson Co, KY   Mercer Co, KY   Breckinridge Co, KY   Grayson Co, KY
  Frederick   Montgomery Co, PA   Bullitt Co, KY   Bullitt Co, KY   Bullitt Co, KY

It seems evident that Weiant was first in Nelson Co, KY by 1787 as his Nelson Co, KY land grant was assigned to him that year, the grant was surveyed in 1790 and he is on the Nelson County 1790 Tax List. He and Precious RUBY were married in then Nelson Couinty on 27 Jan 1788. Frederick was in Pennsylvania in 1790; he sells his Pennsylvania land to his brother, Henry, September 1792.  Frederick buys Weiant's farm in 1793 in what was then Nelson County.  Bullitt County is formed in 1797 from Nelson County.  Frederick is listed in Bullitt County from 1800 to 1820 indicating that the farm was in Nelson originally and then in Bullitt after 1797.  Bullitt County, KY Court Records, vol.14, Deed: from Trustees of Shepherdsville to Benj. Summers, 27-Jun-1797, shows Frederick (Pannebaker) as a trustee for Shepherdsville, Bullitt County in 1797.  Weiant was on his trek by 1800.


Green Ball  References and Notes

Wiant Panebecker's 400 acre Land Grant/Patent originally in Nelson County, Kentucky (later due to county boundaries changes Bullitt County) dated February 22, 1790 can be found in The Library of Virginia Digital Collections, Electronic Card Indexes. The land grant is on pages 34 and 35. A TIFF reader, such as IfranView or AlternaTIFF, both free, will be needed to read and save the deed images. The Land Grant Title can also be found in the LDS FHL-SLC, Film #0029407, Virginia Land Grants to Kentucky, Book #23, p.34-35.

The deed from Weiant II to Frederick was recorded in the Nelson County Deeds, Book 4, Pages 596-598 .

Nelson County, KY location map from Tiger Mapping Service - U. S. Census.

Froman's Station and Salt River Ferry locations from Bullitt County, Kentucky History, administered by Anthony Foster. Much of the early history of Bullitt County can be taken from Robert E. McDowell's paper, "BULLITT'S LICK, THE RELATED SALTWORKS AND SETTLEMENTS" read before The Filson Club, Louisville, Kentucky May 7, l956. In the paper is this statement: "Jacob Myers at one time probably claimed more land in Kentucky than any person before or since. A great many of Jacob Myers' claims lay in present-day Bullitt County..." This, of course, is the Jacob Myers who assigned Weiant the 400 acre tract. Click here for selected Bullitt County points of interest from this paper.

The Bullitt County History site maintained by Charles Hartley contains similar information.   County Borders Ani_GIF animation shows changing boundaries of Jefferson, Nelson, and Bullitt Counties from 1785 to 1824. (Other Bullitt County information.) For a look at frontier Kentucky life in the vicinity of Bullitt Co. read letter from G. T. Wilcox about Long Run Massacre & Floyd's Defeat, Jefferson Co., KY.

Buffalo Run area, Bullitt Co, KY - Topographic map and U.S. Geological Survey.

Wyand's 400 acre grant location information provided by Betty R. Darnell, Taylorsville, KY.


Pole (definition from Direct Line Software) - Unit of length and area. Also known as a perch or rod. As a unit of length, equal to 16.5 feet. As a unit of area, equal to a square with sides one pole long. An acre is 160 square poles. It was common to see an area referred to as "87 acres, 112 poles", meaning 87 and 112/160 acres.
Arrow Up Copyright Paul E. Pennebaker, 14-Aug--2000