Some of the land Justin McCarty sold in Washington Co. Ky. was to Joel Blew in the early 1800's. This land's discription stated on the sale deed goes like this:
A certian tract of land on the waters of Cartwrights Creek, where on James Bivens now lives, being PART of a larger tract granted by the Commonwealth of Virginia, unto Thomas Hamilton, as ase. [asignee?] of James Sadowher asee. of Jesse Reese [Price?] who was the asee. of Nathaniel Randolf by Patent bearing the date of the 2nd. of Dec. 1785.
My question's are since I'm actually researching Justin McCarty are...
Does this mean that a land grant was issued to Thomas Hamilton on Dec. 2, 1785 or to Nathaniel Randolf & the other men buyers of the land in between the time Justin McCarty received it? Did Justin McCarty purchace it while it was still considered Virginia land? Was possibly the men named as assignees some type of over-seer's for the land?
What would assignee's actually mean in this situation?
And, how did Justin McCarty end up with this land? Can his wife Mary 'Unknown' be a sister, daughter or neice to any of these men?
The date of 1785 is a date during Justin McCarty's "unknown where about's time" [1781-1793]... can we link him to this time & place in some way?
Was this land grant issued to [which?] one of these men to start a new town or just issued to one of them for their service in the Revolution?