I recently found the land records for John Crawford of Lincoln County, Kentucky. He owned 913 acres of land on Hanging Fork of Dick’s River.
Land-Office Treasury Warrant, No. 2690
To the principal Surveyor of any County within the Commonwealth of Virginia
This shall be your WARRANT to survey and lay off
in one or more surveys, for John Crawford
his heirs and assigns the Quantity of One thousand
acres of land, due unto the said John Crawford in
right of pre-emption as a certificate form the Supreme Court of the
In consideration of the sum of five pounds thirteen shillings
current money paid into the Public Treasury the
payment whereof the Treasurer hath been duly certified by the Auditors of public
accounts, and their certificate received into the Land-Office.
Given under my hand, and the seal of the said office, this 29th
day of September in the year one thousand seven hundred and 86.
Samuel M Craw Clk
John Harvie Be S O N
Lincoln County SctSurveyed the 14 day of December 1784 for JohnCrawford 913 acres of land by virtue of part ofan entry of 1000 acres made the 24 day of October 1786 upon a preemption warrent No 2690187 acres the ballance of said preemption falling into Samuel Craigs Preemtion claimof one thousand acres and represented by thedotte lines lying on both sides of the Hanging fork of Ricks River adjoining SamuelCraigs preemtion on the Northwardly sideof the same and James Logans Preemtion of 400 acress on his Eastwardly side andWilliam Crages deeds preemption of 1000 acres on the Southwardlyside and bounded as flooweth to wit Beggining at James Logans SE Corner of his 400 acre preemtion at a white oak and two Hicorysaplings at A thence North 25 degrees East 218 poles crossing the Hanging fork to a beech tree on and B Logan’s NE Corner in the line ofWilliam Craigs Preemtion thence with the line of said Craigs Preemtionsouth 65 degrees East 57 poles to a Walnut tree at C thenceSouth 38 degrees East 112 poles to a Sugar Tree at D thenceSouth 11 degrees East 68 poles to a Sugar Tree at E a corner of saidCraigs Preemtion standing on the bank of the Hanging fork and onthe East side of the same thence with said Craigs line South 58 degrees East 314 poles passing Craigs Corner 14 poles to a BlackWalnut Sugar Tree and hoppwod at F thence South 32 degrees West270 poles to a Hiccory and two Sugar tree saplings at G thence North70 degrees west 100 poles to a stake standing in Craigs line at H thence withCraigs line North 25 degrees east 39 poles to a stake and pointersin said line at I thence running north 70 degrees West 360 poles toan Elm sapling and a sugar tree Mark JC at K from thencerunning north 25 degrees East 188 poles passing an to corner 60 poles fromK and so continuing the course to the beginning at Alayd down by ascale of 100 pole to half inchSamuel Davis A[sst]James Thompson SS
Chain carryeersWm Jamesand Sam’l Gilmore
Grant Book 14 page 118-120
Lincoln#7612 and 7613
Beverley Randolph Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia
To all to whom these presents shall come greeting know ye that by virtue and in consideration of a preemption treasury warrant no 2690 issued the 29th day of September 1786 there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto John Crawford a certain tract or parcel of land containing nine hundred and thirteen acres by survey bearing date the 14th day of December 1787 lying and being in the county of Lincoln on both sides of the Hanging fork of Dicks River adjoining Samuel Craigs preemption on the northwardly side of the same & James Logans preemption of four hundred acres on the Eastwardly side and William Crag decds preemption of one thousand acres on the Southwardly side and bounded as followeth to wit Beginning at James Logans
South East corner of his four hundred acre preemption at a white Oak and two hickory saplings thence north twenty five degrees East two hundred and eighteen poles crossing the hanging fork to a beech tree Logan’s north East corner in the line of William Craigs preemption thence with the line of said Craigs preemption south sixty five degrees East fifty seven poles to a walnut tree thence south thirty eight degrees East one hundred and twelve poles to a sugar tree thence south eleven degrees East sixty eight poles to a sugar tree a corner of said Craigs preemption standing on the bank of the Hanging fork and on the East side of the same thence with said Craigs line south fifty eight degrees East three hundred and fourteen poles passing Craigs corner fourteen poles to a Black Walnut sugar tree and hopwood thence south thirty two degrees West two hundred and seventy poles to a hickory and two sugar tree saplings thence north seventy degrees west one hundred poles to a stake standing in Craigs line thence with Craigs line north twenty five degrees East thirty nine poles to a stake and pointers in said line thence north seventy degrees west three hundred and sixty poles to an Elm sapling and sugar tree marked JC from thence running north twenty five degrees East one hundred and eighty eight poles passing an old corner sixty poles and continuing the course to the beginning with its appurtenaces to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said John Crawford and his heirs forever. 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 Eighteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine and of the
Commonwealth the thirteenth B Randolph
____________Kentucky, Virginia and Old Kentucky Patent Series, Virginia Patent Series, VA 7612.0 | John Crawford, 29 Sept 1786; digital images, Kentucky.gov http://apps.sos.ky.gov/land/nonmilitary/patentseries/vaandokpatents/Default.aspx . viewed online February 2019.