The following is the recording of the deed to the old Mt. Vernon Meeting House that was off of the Burkesville Highway (90 East), near the Bowles Cemetery.
Deed Book M, pg 161 Barren Co. Court
This indenture made and entered into this 22nd day of January 1831, between John Nichols, Sen. Of Barren Co. of the first part and Wm Pursley, John Pursley, John Nichols Jr., Elias Nichols, Phillip Nichols, the heirs of Richd Nichols, decd.; Thos Nichols, Robt B. Burch, John Burch, Nicodemus Burch, Wm. T. Bailey, Wm Johns, John Scott, Francis Scott, and James Woods of the second part… the said John Nichols, Sen., For and in consideration of building a certain meeting house known by the name of Mt. Vernon, on the Nichols land, which is acknowledged to be done, hath this day granted to aforesaid men, the same right and title with himself to one acre of land whereon said meeting stands, to be laid off in four square so that the meeting house will be center. And further it is to be considered that said meeting house is to be free for all Gospels, preaching of every denomination and that no Society is to interfere with the appointed days of any other, the right of said land to extend to aforesaid men and to their heirs and to my heirs… to have and to hold the same from all other claim or claims, forever.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this day and affixed my seal, the day and date above written
/s/ John Nichols