8352 E Main St
2nd Floor
Alexandria, KY 41001
(859) 635-6407

Office Hours:
Tues 10am - 5pm
Thur 10am - 2pm
Sat 10am - 2pm

 From Campbell County History News - October 1997

The following land grants were found in one of the books recovered from the attic of the Alexandria courthouse. The grants are numbered one through thirteen with a blank page between grants numbered ten and twelve. Grant number twelve shows two individuals acquiring land together as partners. The County Clerk may have considered this double grant as being both grant eleven and twelve.

Campbell County Courthouse - photo did not appear in newsletter
Used with permission from Northern Kentucky Views (http://www.nkyviews.com/campbell/campbell_main.htm)

The wording for each grant is precisely the same except for:
- {1} The name of the grant recipient;
- {2} The acres acquired and total price (always 5 cents / acre);
- {3} The date of the certificate given the recipient;
- {4} The date authorization was given the surveyor.

Only grant one will be printed here with the items that change marked with a { }. Information from the later grants will be shown at the end of the article. The first section shows the receipt that was apparently given the grant recipient when he paid his 5 cents per acre to the County Treasurer. The second section is the instructions given to the county surveyor. All abbreviations were typed as shown in the original document.

Recd of {1} Hubbard D. Helm fifty Dollars in county Claims for {2} one thousand acres of unappropriated land in Campbell County in pursuance to an act of Legislature of Kentucky approved 21st February 1837 and in conformity with an order of the Campbell County Court made at the September Term 1842. Given under my hand this {3} 7, Octr 1842. {signed} Jno. N Taleaferro, Cty Treas.

County Land Warrant no. one. State of Kentucky. Campbell County To William K. Franklin, surveyor of Campbell County Greetings. This shall be your sufficient warrant to survey and lay off for {1} Hubbard D. Helm or his assigns {2} one thousand acres of land in any vacant land in Campbell County in consideration of fifty dollars paid to the treasurer of Campbell County as appears by his certificate and receipt dated the {3} 7th day of Octr 1842 on file in my office, and by virtue of an act of the Legislature of Kentucky approved 21st day of Feby 1837, entitled an act to amend the 2nd section of the act of 1835 appropriating the vacant lands of this common’lth North and East of the Tennessee river to the counties in which they lie for Internal improvement. Given under my hand and seal as clerk of the County Court for the County of Campbell this {4} 10th day of Octr 1842. {Signed} Benjn D. Beall clk {SEAL drawn in}

Grant #

Name of Recipient

# of Acres @ 5 per acre

Date certificate given to recipient

Date authorization given to surveyor


Hubbard D. Helm


Oct 7, 1842

Oct 10, 1842


Joseph Colshear


Oct 16, 1843

Nov 2, 1843


Philip Huffman


Feb 26, 1844

Feb 27, 1844


Benjamin Harris


Mar 8, 1844

Mar 9, 1844


James F. Bartlow


Apr 2, 1844

Apr 24, 1845


Genr James Taylor


Apr 8, 1845

Apr 8, 1845


Ben D. Beall


Feb 13, 1847

No info listed


Thomas Quantrill


Sep 20, 1847

Sep 21, 1847


Thomas Quantrill


Sep 30, 1847

Sep 30, 1847


Jesse Yelton


20 Jul 1848

16 Aug 1848


Blank page only – possibly included in warrant 12





Levi Dicken & Christopher Kercheval


Jul 9, 1850

Jul 12, 1850


George W. Vandivir


Sep 23, 1851

Sep 23, 1851

Return to Archives List