Kentucky – Lincoln County – Chisholm Info

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FACTS and SOURCES:

1792 April 21 – Land grant – William Chisholm, grantee.; Virginia. Land Office. Register.; Library of Virginia. Archives.
Location: Lincoln County. Ky. Description: 1792 April 21 Land grant William Chisholm, grantee … by virtue of part of a Land Office Treasury Warrant number 17,745 issued the 17 day of July 1783 there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto William Chisholm a certain tract or parcel of land containing 680 acres by survey bearing date the 9th day of May 1786 lying and being in the County of Lincoln on the North Fork of the Rolling Fork of Salt River and bounded as followeth … at a NW corner of a survey made for the heirs of Silas Harlan decd at three white oaks on a ridge … with said Harlan’s line S … with Briscoe’s line S … and two dogwoods said Briscoe’s corner …. binding on John Flourney’s line to his corner two elms … William Hardwick’s corner … with said Hardwick’s line … binding on the knobs to the heirs of Jacob Harlan’s north corner a black oak and white oak thence with said Harlan’s line S ….
Source: Land Office Grants No. 26, 1792, p. 276 (Reel 92). Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia. Land titles —
Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-. Virginia. Land Office. Register. Library of Virginia. Archives.
https://lva.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01LVA_INST/altrmk/alma990007357700205756

1792 April 21 – Land grant – William Chisholm, grantee.; Virginia. Land Office. Register.; Library of Virginia. Archives.
Location: Lincoln County. Ky. Description: 1792 April 21 Land grant William Chisholm, grantee … by virtue of part of a Land Office Treasury Warrant number 17,745 issued the 17 day of July 1783 there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto William Chisholm a certain tract or parcel of land containing 680 acres by survey bearing date the 9th day of May 1786 lying and being in the County of Lincoln on the North Fork of the Rolling Fork of Salt River and bounded as followeth … at a NW corner of a survey made for the heirs of Silas Harlan decd at three white oaks on a ridge … with said Harlan’s line S … with Briscoe’s line S … and two dogwoods said Briscoe’s corner …. binding on John Flourney’s line to his corner two elms … William Hardwick’s corner … with said Hardwick’s line … binding on the knobs to the heirs of Jacob Harlan’s north corner a black oak and white oak thence with said Harlan’s line S ….
Source: Land Office Grants No. 26, 1792, p. 276 (Reel 92). Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia. Land titles —
Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-. Virginia. Land Office. Register. Library of Virginia. Archives.
https://lva.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01LVA_INST/altrmk/alma990007357700205756

1786 May 9 – Surveyed for Walter Chisholm 680 acres of land by virtue of part of an entry of 1000 acres made on a Treasury Warrant No. 17,745 situate lying and being in the County of Lincoln and on the N Fork of the Roling Fork of Salt River and bounded as followeth (to wit) Beginning at a Northwest corner of a survey made for the heir of Silas Harlan decd at 3 white oak trees at … on a ridge thence with said Harlans line … with Briscoes line … to … Briscoes corner … on John Flourneys line to his corner … to William Hardwick corner … binding on the knobs to … the heirs of Jacob Harlans north corner … to Harlans line … to the beginning. Chain Carriers: Robert Eairs, George Harlan.
Signed: James Thompson, SLC.   (Thanks to W. Atkinson for sharing this information).

Walter Chisholm survey on Lincoln Co Va land grant

Walter Chisholm survey on Lincoln Co Va land grant

(Note: As seen in the survey, the land was originally warranted to Walter Chisholm. Walter Chisholm assigned this land warrant to William Chisholm (who appears to be his brother). William Chisholm must have sold the rights to this land – as neither William or Walter has any record of ever moving to Kentucky, or leaving Virginia)

Green County, Kentucky – created from Lincoln County, KY in 1793