Clark County was formed from Bourbon
and Fayette in 1792. The county seat is the city of Winchester.
The Will of Elijah Moreland
Submitted by Elizabeth Moreland Lusco
The deed of Elijah Moreland to his sons George R., Alexander C., and Harmon D. Moreland at his death. This property is in what is now Clark Co., but was filed in Estill Co.
It was difficult to read some of the words in this document that is 130 years old. This land was eventually deeded to Elvie Van Buren Moreland and is the property where our family cemetery is still located surrounded by what is known as the farm.
This indenture made and entered into this 19th day of October 1869 between William G. Moreland and V.B. Daughetee executors of Elijah Moreland decd. Of the county of Clark and state of Kentucky of the one part and George R. Moreland, Alexander C. Moreland, and Harmon D. Moreland of the second part of the same county and state witnessith:
That the parties of the first part as executors of Elijah Moreland decd. And by virtue of the provisions of his will and in consideration of thirteen hundred and forty-nine dollars and seven? And one half cents payable as follows to wit; four hundred and forty nine dollars and sixty-nine cents payable 1st January 1870 and four hundred and forty nine dollars and sixty-nine cents 1st January 1871 and four hundred and forty nine dollars and sixty-nine cents 1st January 1872 for which a lien? is reserved on the land hereby conveyed said Executors have bargained and sold and do hereby bargain and sell, transfer, and convey to the parties of the second part a tract of land situated in the county of Clark in the state of Kentucky lying on the waters of the Red River and bounded as follows to wit:
Beginning at a stone in Dudley Berryman's line ??? N 84'E 76" poles to Elijah Moreland's original corner and 3 poles ??? to a stake on the river bank thence up to same N 41/2'W 32 poles to a stake in Johnson's line thence departing from the river N 35' W 47 poles to a stake near a large rock comes to Johnson thence with this line N10' /w 25 poles to a white oak, thence N 19' W 18 24/100 poles to a stake thence N 281/2 poles W 21/2 poles to a stake thence S 881/2 poles W 42/10 poles to a large white oak, thence N 1'W34 28/100 poles to a stake near a coffer ? , corner to same King, thence with his line S 64'8" W 80 60/100 poles to a stone, thence S 14' E 136 5/10 poles to the beginning, containing seventy-three acres, thence roads and thirty square poles. To have and to hold the same to the parties of the second part their ? and assigns forever.
And the parties of the first part as Executors afor said will forever warrant and defend the title of said tract of land to the parties of the second part their lives and assigns forever.
In testimony where of the parties of the first part have here unto set their hands the day and year first above written.
William G. Moreland
In Volume I, page 88: 10 Aug 1835, Chilton Allen of Clark County, received
$40 from Elijah MORELAND, for 54 acres on Woodwards Creek, adjoining Wills,
Hudson, Samuel King and Hagan. Recorded by John W. Longnecker, Deputy clerk
for Robert Clark, clerk Estill County. (Bk F, pg 75)
Volume II: page 7: 2 May 1837, David Hagans of Clark County to the heirs of
William MORELAND deceased. Elijah, Anna King, Enoch, Sally and Washington,
for $2.50 per acre, for 100 acres on Red River and Woodwards Creek. (Bk F,