The Low Dutch Company

Deeds Dissolving the Low Dutch Company



            Name of Grantee                           Date     Deed  Page
Deed No.                                             of Deed   Book   No.
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Henry County:
H-A       John Threalkield                           8-26-1825  14     26
H-B       Josiah Magruder                            3-13-1831  14    201
H-1       John Sparkes                              10-27-1831  14    315
H-2       Jason Chamberlin                          11- 7-1831  14    317
H-3       Elijah Utterback                          11- 7-1831  14    318
H-4       Wm. O'Bannon                              11- 7-1831  14    319
H-5       Dennis R. Johnston                        11- 7-1831  14    321
H-6       Abram Kipheart                            11- 7-1831  14    322
H-7       David Lyle                                11- 7-1831  14    323
H-8       James Vannuys                             11- 7-1831  14    325
H-9       Heirs of Sam'l Demaree, Sr.,              10-27-1831  14    326
            Isabel, widow of Rob't Sparkes
H-10     James Reed                                 11- 7-1831  14    328
H-11     Elijah Thrailkild                          10-27-1831  14    330
H-12     Peter A. Bonta                             11- 7-1831  14    331
H-13       "        "                               11- 7-1831  14    332
H-14     John Montfort                              11- 7-1831  14    334
H-15     Peter Bonta, Jr.                           11- 7-1831  14    335
H-16     John J. Hall                               10-29-1831  14    372
H-17     Widow & Heirs of Andrew Shuck               7- 2-1832  15     34

H-18     John Monfort                               11- 4-1833  15    447
H-19     Jacob Jacoby                               11- 4-1833  15    490
H-20     Abram Kiphart                               9- 6-1834  16    126
H-21     John Green                                 10-22-1834  16    486
H-22     Jacob Kiphart                               4-25-1837  17    372
H-23     John Dunivant                               9-12-1836  18      5
H-24     Sam'l Demaree                               9-12-1836  18      6
H-25     Michael Shaw                                9-17-1836  18      7
H-26     Heirs of Dr. Geo. Follis                    9-12-1836  18      8
H-27     John Sparkes                                9-14-1836  18      9
H-28     Samuel Smith                                9-17-1836  18     11
H-29     Demarcus Brown                              9-17-1836  18     12
H-30     Heirs of Peter Banta                        3- 1-1836  18     13
H-31     Heirs of Robt. Sparkes                      9-14-1836  18     14
H-32     Geo. List                                   9-17-1839  18    315
H-33     Elijah Threlkeld                           10- 4-1839  18    316
H-34     Stapleton Rucker                           10- 4-1839  18    317
H-35     James W. Hughes                             9-17-1839  18    318
H-36     Six Mile Presbyterian Church                9-17-1839  18    319
H-37     Stapleton Rucker Wm Thurman & James Cosby   9-17-1839  18    320
H-38     Wm Kitson & Widow of James B. Kitson       10- 4-1839  18    321
H-39     Wm Shuck                                    9-17-1839  18    322
H-40     Hawkins C. Middleman                       11-13-1841  21    168

Shelby County:
S-A      Cornelius Shuck                             2-12-1822  S-1   409
S-B      Peter Banta                                 1- 4-1828  W-1   286
         Mathew Smock                                1-18-1828  W-1   276
S-C      Mathew Smock                                1- 4-1828  W-1   290
S-1      John R. Bryant & Abram Wilhitte             5-13-1831  Z-1    65
            Trustees for the Society of Shakers
S-2      John Voris                                  5-13-1831  Z-1    66
S-3      Henry Pollard                              12-14-1831  43    139
S-4      John Gibson                                 7-22-1833  A-2   193
S-5      Cornelius Shuck                             7-22-1833  A-2   193
S-6      John Shuck                                  7-22-1833  A-2   194
S-7      John Gibson, 1st and John Shuck 2nd.        7-22-1833  A-2   204
S-8      Stephen Ellis                               9- 9-1833  D-2    47
S-9      Geo. Bergen                                 8-20-1836  D-2   194
S-10     John Maddox                                 1- 3-1839  G-2    67
S-11     Wm Morton & Widow of James Morton           1- 3-1839  G-2    67
S-12     Dennis Johnston                            10- 1-1839  G-2    70
S-13     Demarcus Brown                             10- 1-1839  G-2    70

The Original Low Dutch Company Tract (1786)

Info. from T.M. Banta and [Akers where different noted in square brackets]

                                      Value
 No                                   L s  d
  1 John Commongore                  24 11  1 [49/3/2] trans. to James Morton
      [& Barney Smock]
  2 Daniel Vorees [Voras]            52 17    [2 & 22 96/__/__]
 22 Daniel Vorees [Voras]            43 19 11
  3 Andrew Shock                     70 11 11
  4 Albert Banta                     59 10  3
  5 Albert Voras                     26  8  7 1/2   [52/17/3]
      [& Henry Banta, Jr.]
  6 John Banta                       62 17  3       [52/17/3]
  7 Abraham [Abram] Banta            52 17  3
  8 Simon Vanarsdal                  24 11  8
  9 Henry Banta [Sr.]                66  3  3
 10 Samuel Demaree                   52 17  3
 19 Samuel Demaree                   43 10 11
 11 Daniel W  Banta                  49  3  3
 12 Remus [Francis] Monfort          52 17  3  trans. to Louis Maston
 13 Benj  Spader                     62 16  9
[13 Henry Shivley                    62 16  9
      & Cornelius Banta]
 14 Daniel Banta                     52 17  3
 15 Unassigned; sold after 1786 - Meeting House Lot [Not drawn with the original division.]
 16 Cornelius Cozine (Heirs)         49 19 11       [49/3/3]
 17 Samuel Banta                     43 19 11
 18 Frances Casart [Cosart]          43 19 11
 20 Aaron & Jno [John] Munfort       52 17 11       [52/17/3]
 21 Albert Banta  Jr                 55  1  7
 23 Blu [Blue] John Voras            21 16  7
 24 Lucas Vanosdal & Jacob Smock     21 16  7
 25 Luke Voras                       21 16  7
 26 Peter Banta                      12 19  4       [12/19/3]
 27 Jacob Banta                      32 18  3
 28 Illegible [Unassigned; sold after 1786]    [Not drawn with the original division.]
 29 Wm  [William] Shock              52 17  3
      & Big John Vores [Voras]
 30 Uncle Peter Banta                59 19  3       [59/10/3]
 31 Abraham Brewer                   17  4 11       [77/4/11]
 32 Cornelius Bogard [Bogart]        62 16  9   [Akers does not show Banta]
      & Uncle Peter Banta
 33 Peterius [Petrus] Banta          56  3  9
 34 Sophia Voras                     29 11  9

 35 Unassigned; Sold after 1786
 36 ? - Not on diagram
 37 Unassigned; Sold after 1786
 38 Unassigned; Sold after 1786
 39 Unassigned; Sold after 1786
 40 Unassigned; Sold after 1786

From diagram, it appears the average lot was about 200 acres.

Example deed

19-Dec-1831
Shelby Co., Ky Deed Bk A-2, pgs 139 & 140
Lot No. 34 : initially Sophia Voris (heirs) (above as Voras) and John Voris, sold to Henry Pollard (offhand I do not have date or information of that transaction), this deed selling from Henry Pollard to George Bergen and Junis Vanness (Van Nuys/VanNice).  
  Presumably, this was Sophia Van Der Bogert Voorhees (Voris), widow of Peter (Petrus) Voorhees (1718-), the initial assignee of Lot No. 34. John Voris could have been her son (1758-1845) OR (remote possibility) her grandson (1789-1856), both of whom left to join the Shakers.


Shelby Co., Ky Deed Bk A-2, pgs 139 & 140
Bergen & c to Deed Pollard
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This Indenture made and entered into this 19th day of December in the
year of our lord one thousand eight hundred thirty one [1831] between
George Bergen and Junis Vanness of Shelby County and State of Kentucky
of the first part and Henry Pollard of the County and State aforesaid of
the Second part Witnesseth That whereas an association of individuals
was formed in the year 1786 for the purpose of purchasing a large body
or tract of land and making a settlement in the State aforesaid and
Commonly known by the name of the Low Dutch Company and whereas they did
purchase of one Squire Boone a large tract of land now situated partly
in the County of Shelby and partly in the County of Henry and State
aforesaid for which tract or body of lands was obtained from the
Commonwealth of Virginia by a certain Abraham Banta one of the members
who held the land in trust for the said Company the tract or body of
land so held by the said Banta for said company was to be divided and
allotted among the members of said Company their heirs or assigns in
such manner as would be equitable and just and whereas the said Banta
died and the legal title to the said Companys lands descended to his
heirs at law who conveyed the said legal title so descended on them to
George Bergen and Junis Vanniss the party of the first part for the
purpose of their executing the trust by conveying the said tract or
parcel of land to the various persons entitled to the same in equity,
and whereas it appears to the satisfaction of the said Bergen and
Vanniss said Companys trustees that a certain tract or part of said
companys plat and Books by its No 34 on Sophia Vorheis lot for which lot
said company have received of the said Sophia Vories & John Voris
payment in full according to the valuation thereof as appears from said
Companys books and transferred by the heirs of Sophia Voris to the said
John Voris who sold the same to Henry Pollard the party of the Second
part Now therefore for and in consideration of the premises and the
further consideration of one cent to the said Bergen and Vanniss in hand
paid have granted Bargained and sold and by these presents assign(?)
convey, and confirm to the said Henry Pollard the aforesaid No 34 and
bounded as follows
Beginning at a stone in Spriggs old, line corner to John Smith thence N
144 E 82 poles to a stone corner to George Bergen in John Smiths line
thence N 45 A 1/2 N164 poles to a stone and sugartree corner to said Bergen
& in Thomas Smiths line thence N(?) 44 W 87 poles to a stone in the
public road and corner to Thomas Smith thence S 45 A 1/4 E 190 poles to a
stone in Spriggs old line thence N 83 A 1/2 E 21 A 1/2 poles to the beginning,
containing one hundred and two acres and five poles.

To have and to hold the said land hereby conveyed with the appurtinances
thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining to him the said Henry
Pollard his heirs and assigns forever and the said George Bergen and
Junis Vanniss as hereby covenant and agree to warrant and defend the
said tract of land against the claim or claims of all and every person
or persons claiming by through or under them but against the claim or
claims of no other person or persons whatsoever In Testimony to hereof
they have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and
date first above written

Geo. Bergin {Seal}

Junis Vanniss {Seal}

State of Kentucky

Shelby County Sct

I James G Whitaker Clerk of the County Court for the County aforesaid do
certify that this deed from George Bergen and Junis Vanniss to Henry
Pollard was produced to me in the office by the Grantors on the 29th Day
of December 1831 and acknowledged by George Bergen to be his act and
deed and on the 20th day of March 1833 said deed was acknowledged by
Junis Vanniss to be his act and deed whereupon said deed with this
Certificate was truly recorded in my office Given under my hand the date
last aforesaid

Ja G Whitaker Clerk

Shelby County Court


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