Willard Rouse Jillson, OLD KENTUCKY ENTRIES AND DEEDS: A COMPLETE INDEX TO ALL OF THE EARLIEST LAND ENTRIES, MILITARY WARRANTS, DEEDS AND WILLS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY Filson Club Publications: No. 34 (Louisville: Standard Printing Company, 1926)

1926

Willard Rouse Jillson, OLD KENTUCKY ENTRIES AND DEEDS: A COMPLETE INDEX TO ALL OF THE EARLIEST LAND ENTRIES, MILITARY WARRANTS, DEEDS AND WILLS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY Filson Club Publications: No. 34 (Louisville: Standard Printing Company, 1926)

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The move into Kentucky <was in fact the first Colonial expansion of importance beyond the original seaboard plantations. With it "the West" definitely took its place in American history.> Willard Rouse Jillson, OLD KENTUCKY ENTRIES AND DEEDS: A COMPLETE INDEX TO ALL OF THE EARLIEST LAND ENTRIES, MILITARY WARRANTS, DEEDS AND WILLS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY Filson Club Publications: No. 34 (Louisville: Standard Printing Company, 1926):1

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1926

Willard Rouse Jillson, OLD KENTUCKY ENTRIES AND DEEDS: A COMPLETE INDEX TO ALL OF THE EARLIEST LAND ENTRIES, MILITARY WARRANTS, DEEDS AND WILLS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY Filson Club Publications: No. 34 (Louisville: Standard Printing Company, 1926)

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<Ambitious schemes of land speculation furthered by wealthy non-resident purchasers constantly encountered the resolutely maintained claims of the poor squatter and homesteader, who depended neithere infrequently nor unsuccessfully upon his actual occupation of the land backed by a rather free use of the rifle. Land disputes were of common occurrence, and bad feeling culminating in open fisticuffs and lonely homicides marked this dramtic period. Interest in the rich unappropriated land of Kentucky County was so intense as to overshadow the real dangers of the times, and General George Rogers Clark, as well as other commanders of lesser rank, frequently found great difficulty in enlisting sufficient troops to meet the imminent dangers of the rapid and bloody forays of the warring Indians tribes.> Willard Rouse Jillson, OLD KENTUCKY ENTRIES AND DEEDS: A COMPLETE INDEX TO ALL OF THE EARLIEST LAND ENTRIES, MILITARY WARRANTS, DEEDS AND WILLS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY Filson Club Publications: No. 34 (Louisville: Standard Printing Company, 1926):3

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1926

Willard Rouse Jillson, OLD KENTUCKY ENTRIES AND DEEDS: A COMPLETE INDEX TO ALL OF THE EARLIEST LAND ENTRIES, MILITARY WARRANTS, DEEDS AND WILLS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY Filson Club Publications: No. 34 (Louisville: Standard Printing Company, 1926)

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Fincastle County (named for George, Lord Fincastle, son of Lord Dunmore, Governor of VA) created in 1772, from the western (KY) portion of Botetourt County. In 1777 the western portion of Fincastle, including all the land west of the Tug Fork of the Big Sandy, set aside by the VA General Assembly as Kentucky County. Until 1780 this county contained roughly the area of the state of KY today. This "mother county" was divided into three counties in 1780: Jefferson, Lincoln, and Fayette. The first surveys were thus made under the jurdisdiction of Fincastle. These earliest surveys and grants were taken up under a series of vague land laws. It became universally recognized that these were inadequate, and thus the Virginia Assembly passed a series of land laws in May 1779. The first of these concerned veterans: <At the end of the war every of the said soldiers, sailors, and marines, shall be entitled to a grant of 100 acres of any unappropriated land within this Commonwealth, . . . which they shall locate according to the directions of the laws, for which no purchase shall be required on behalf of the Commonwealth.> In addition, veterans of the Clark Illinois campaign were entitled to a grant of 200 acres. Preemptions: all surveys executed by a commissioned surveyor before 1778 were validated; so were all military rights, even if surveyed by military officers; 400 acres to settlers who had made <a crop of corn or had resided in the country upon the western waters for at least one year> prior to 1/1/1778; for those who had built a house or cabin, this one time preemption could be as large as 1000 acres; 400 acres to those resident in stations or villages, but who had raised a crop of corn elsewhere. Kentucky County for purposes of the land law was called Kentucky District, one of four in western VA. For the district there were appointed four land commissioners, and a general land office located; for each district provision was made for the appointment of county surveyors and deputies, and for the register of entries. Willard Rouse Jillson, OLD KENTUCKY ENTRIES AND DEEDS: A COMPLETE INDEX TO ALL OF THE EARLIEST LAND ENTRIES, MILITARY WARRANTS, DEEDS AND WILLS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY Filson Club Publications: No. 34 (Louisville: Standard Printing Company, 1926):6-7

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1926

Willard Rouse Jillson, OLD KENTUCKY ENTRIES AND DEEDS: A COMPLETE INDEX TO ALL OF THE EARLIEST LAND ENTRIES, MILITARY WARRANTS, DEEDS AND WILLS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY Filson Club Publications: No. 34 (Louisville: Standard Printing Company, 1926)

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DB land entries 1/17/1780: 400 acres on Licking Creek, Jefferson 5/9/1780: 1000 acres on the North Fork Elkhorn River, Jefferson 7/3/1780: 500 acres on Jouetts Creek (with others), Jefferson 10/4/1780: 500 acres on Boones Creek, Jefferson 5/31/1781: 1000 acres on Silver Creek, Lincoln 12/11/1782: 1000 acres without location (surveyed), Fayette 12/26/1782: 125 acres on Hickmans Creek, Fayette 12/26/1782: 375 acres without location, Fayette 12/26/1782: 10,000 acres without location, Fayette 12/27/1782: 1000 acres without location (surveyed), Fayette 12/27/1782: 500 acres on Kentucky River (surveyed), Fayette 12/27/1782: 1000 acres on Red River, Fayette 12/27/1782: 500 acres on Jessamine and Kentucky Rivers, Fayette 12/27/1782: 500 acres on Red River, Fayette 1/28/1783: 500 acres on Hickman Creek, Fayette 2/24/1783: 750 acres on East Fork Hickman Creek (surveyed), Fayette 3/12/1783: 500 acres on Hickmans Creek, Fayette 3/12/1783: 3000 acres on Kentucky River (withdrawn), Fayette 3/12/1783: 300 acres on Kentucky River (withdrawn), Fayette 3/12/1783: 200 acres on Hickman Creek, Fayette 4/7/1783: 300 acres on Boones Creek (surveyed), Fayette 4/8/1783: 200 acres on Boones Creek (surveyed), Fayette 5/2/1783: 1000 acres without location (surveyed), Fayette 2/28/1784: 500 acres without location, Fayette 2/28/1784: 1000 acres on Four Mile Creek (surveyed), Fayette 8/16/1784: 500 acres without location, Fayette 8/16/1784: 2500 acres on Kentucky River, Fayette 8/16/1784: 300 acres on Paint Lick Creek, Fayette 8/17/1784: 300 acres on Main Licking River (surveyed), Fayette 7/23/1785: 100 acres on South Fork Kentucky River, Lincoln Willard Rouse Jillson, OLD KENTUCKY ENTRIES AND DEEDS: A COMPLETE INDEX TO ALL OF THE EARLIEST LAND ENTRIES, MILITARY WARRANTS, DEEDS AND WILLS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY Filson Club Publications: No. 34 (Louisville: Standard Printing Company, 1926):16, 79, 176

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