WAR OF 1812 PENSION FILE
HENRY JACKSON CLICK, SR
I would like to give a BIG THANKS to my cousin Gary Dale Click for providing me with these records.
My 3rd great grandfather served 4 different tours of duty during the War of 1812. I have transcribed these records in sequence of events. I have also included here some history of the units that he served in.
COLONEL JOHN WILLIAMS
DESIGNATION: Mounted Volunteers of East Tennessee
DATES: December 1812 - March 1813
MEN MOSTLY FROM: Blount, Grainger, Knox, and Washington Counties
CAPTAINS: Samuel Bunch, David Vance, William Walker
BRIEF HISTORY: While the volunteers under Andrew Jackson were gathering at Nashville for their expedition to the Natchez region, a similar gathering was taking place in Knoxville. Their destination was the territory of East Florida, under the domain of Spain, and the leader of the expedition was John Williams of Knox County.
Williams, along with approximately 250 volunteers, marched to East Florida to join with the combined forces of U.S. troops and Georgia "patriots" to "liberate" this region from Spanish control. Ostensibly, the expedition was raised to eliminate the threat of marauding Creeks and Seminoles on the borders of Georgia.
Like Jackson's Natchez Expedition, the men of the Florida Expedition were considered to be from the finest families of the region and, like the Natchez Expedition, the excursion into Florida accomplished little.
Some Creek villages were destroyed and the Tennessee volunteers suffered only one casualty. John Williams later became colonel of the 39th U.S. Infantry, a unit instrumental in Jackson's victory at Horseshoe Bend (27 March 1814).
East Florida Campaign
(December 1812 - March 1813)
For years southerners looked at the commercial possibilities of Florida (then under the sovereignty of Spain) and the strategic ports located there. Weak Spanish control allowed the Americans to anticipate a day when the territory would come under the domain of the United States.
In 1812 a movement begun by Georgia "patriots" to gain control of East Florida caught the attention of Colonel John Williams of Knoxville. Williams organized a regiment of East Tennesseans to join the Georgia troops in an undertaking that, on the surface, was designed to track down marauding Creek and Seminole Indians based in East Florida. Hostility toward the Florida Indians was due, in part, to the fact that they received and harbored large numbers of runaway slaves.
With a contingency of about 165 mounted men, Williams crossed the St. Mary�s River (the boundary between Georgia and Florida) and joined elements of the U.S. Army, led by Lieutenant Colonel J.A. Smith, and some Georgia volunteers in early February 1813.
The expedition saw little action and garnered few results: the American army managed to destroy a couple of the Seminole towns and capture some livestock.
Casualties among the Tennesseans amounted to one killed and several wounded. The United States, fearing a war with Spain, ordered the troops to disband in March 1813.
COLONEL WILLIAM LILLARD
DESIGNATION: 2nd Regiment East Tennessee Volunteer Militia
DATES: October 1813 - February 1814
MEN MOSTLY FROM: Greene, Jefferson, Sullivan, Cocke, Grainger, Hawkins, and Washington Counties
CAPTAINS: George Argenbright, Zacheus Copeland, Jacob Dyke, William Gillenwater, (Ensign)Abraham Gregg, William Hamilton, Jacob Hartsell, George Keys, Benjamin H. Kings, James Lillard, Robert Maloney, Hugh Martin, Robert McAlpin(McCalpin), Thomas McCuiston, William McLinn, John Neatherton, John Roper, Thomas Sharp
This regiment of about 700 men was assigned to fill the ranks at Fort Strother for Andrew Jackson after the December 1813 "mutiny" of his army. While at Fort Strother, they comprised half of Jackson's forces until mid-January 1814 when their enlistments were up. This regiment was used to keep the lines of communication open and to guard supply lines.
Their route was from Kingston, Tennessee to Fort Armstrong (early December 1813) to Fort Strother. Cherokees friendly to the United States fought with various units of the Tennessee militia and Lieutenant Colonel William Snodgrass commanded a detachment of Cherokees at Fort Armstrong from mid-January to early February 1814.
THE PENSION FILE
1 Dec 1812 - 28 Mar 1813, Private, Capt Samuel Bunch�s Company of Mounted Militia East Tenn Volunteers, Colonel John Williams
Capt Samuel Bunch�s Rifle Company, Discharged near St. Marys River, East Florida
C Williams� Mounted Reg�t. E. Tenn Vols.
Pvt. Capt. Samuel Bunch�s Company of Mounted Militia, East Tennessee Volunteers
War of 1812
Appears on Company Pay Roll for Dec1, 1812 to Mch 25, 1813. Roll not dated Commencement of service or of this settlement, Dec 1, 1812
Expiration of service or of this settlement, Mch 25, 1813.
Term of service charged 115 days.
Pay per day 67
Amount of pay 77 dollars, 5 cents.
C Williams� Mounted Reg�t. E. Tenn. Vols.
Pvt Capt. Samuel Bunch�s Rifle Co. of East Tennessee Mounted Vols. War of 1812
Appears on Company Muster Roll for Dec 1, 1812 to Mch 25 1813 Roll dated Feby 28 1813
Date of appointment or enlistment, Dec 1 1812
To what time engaged or enlisted, Mch 25, 1813
Discharged 28 Feb 1813 and mustered 26 Mar 1813
12 Oct 1813 � 8 Feb 1814, Private, Capt Jacob Hartsell�s Company, Under command of William Lillard, 2nd Regiment East Tennessee Volunteers
E.Tenn. Vols.C,2 (Lillard�s)
Pvt, Capt. Jacob Hartsell�s Co. of Vols, in a Reg�t of Tennessee Mil(litia) under command of Col. William Lillard War of 1812
Appears on Company Muster Roll for Oct 12 18l3 to Feb 8, 1814
Roll dated Jonesborough, Feb 18, 1814
PRESENT OR ABSENT, Present
E.Tenn. Vols. (Lillard�s)
Pvt. Capt. Jacob Hartsell�s Co of Mil Inf of the Reg�t of East Tennessee Militia under command of Colonel William Lillard War of 1812
Appears on Company Pay Roll for Oct 12, 1813 to Feb 8, 1814
Roll dated �not dated�
Commence of service or of this settlement Oct 12,1813
Expiration of service or of this settlement Feb. 8 l8l4
Term of service charged, 3 months, 28 days.
Pay per month, 8 dollars Amount of pay, 31 dollars, 22 cents.
8 Feb 1814
This is to certify that Henry Click a private in the company of East Tennessee Volunteers has performed a touer (tour) of Deuty commencing on the 12th October 1813 and ending on the eight February 1814 and is hereby Discharged.
Jacob Hartsell, Capt 2nd Reg East Tenn Voltrs
10 Aug 1814 � Private, 4th Regiment U.S. Infantry, Capt James C. Denkin�s Company (for 5 years) 31 Aug 1816 � Injured stack of flour barrels fell on him 9 May 1816 Flank River, Fort Hawkins, Mississippi, Discharged Camp Crawford, Georgia, Surgeon�s Certificate
By order of Lieut. Colonel Clinch To all whom it may concern
Know ye that Henry Click a Private of Brevt Major James E. Denkins Company of the 4th Regiment of United States Infantry who was enlisted the 10th day of August eighteen hundred and fourteen for the period of five years is hereby honorably discharged from the Army of the United States on the Surgeons Certificate as being disqualified to perform the duties of a soldier by reason of a rheumatic affection of the loins. Said Henry Click was born in the State of Virginia Richmond County is about thirty five years of age five feet seven inches and a half high, dark compexion, Blue Eyes, dark hair, and by occupation when enlisted a farmer.
Given at Camp Crawford State of Georgia This 31st August 1816
D.L. Clinch Lt.Col. 4th Regt. U.S.I Commanding 7th Military Department
THIS IS A RATHER LARGE SHEET WITH SEVERAL MEN�S RECORDS ON IT
RECORDS OF MEN ENLISTED IN THE U.S. ARIAY PRIOR TO THE PEACE ESTABLISHMENT, MAY 17, 1815
Click, Henry Rank: Pri Regt: 24 U.S. Infy CO. Commander: Capt. Jas Stuart
Height: 5 Ft. 7� In.; Eyes: Black; Hair Black; Complexion: Dark; Age: 33 (note: born 1781) Occupation: Farmer; Where Born: Virginia; Enlistment When: Aug 10 1814: By Whom: Lt, Stuart; Period:Aug 10 1819
DR. of Recruits Knoxville, Tenn. Aug 1814, D.R. Feby 16, D:R. April 30, June 30, Aug 31, D.R. Lt. R.H. Goodwyn�s Co. 7th U.S. Infy Dec 1/15, Present - D.R. S.A.M.R. Capt. (?.) W. Armstrong�s Co. Fort Hawkins, Dec. 31/15, Transferred to a Det. of Infy Dec. 23/lt D.R.SOAOM.RO Lt. J.J. Clinch�s Det. 7th U.S. Infy doing duty as Arty, Dec 31/15. Present joined from Capt Armstrong�s Co. D.R. Capt. Saml. Spotts Det. Feby 19/ly, M.R. Capt. Jas E. Dinkins Co. 4th U.S. Infy Fort Gaines, April 30/16 Absent on command at Flint River D.R. & M,R. Camp Crawford, Ga., Aug 31/16, Present, sick in qrs - unfit for service by reason of Rheumatics - Mo. Ret Sept 30 & D.R. Oct 31/16, Discharged at Camp Crawford, Aug 31/16 - 24th U.S. Infy was made 7th after May 16/15 - 7 & 4th U.S. Infy were connected.
5 Nov 1831 � Affidavits (Apparently had applied for pension prior to this date, Washington Co. Tennessee)
State of Tennessee Washington County
Be it remembered that on this fifth day of November 1831 personally appeared before me, William Gilleyland, one of the acting Justices of the Peace in and for said County, the subscriber hereto CHARLES GRAHAM, and made oath according to law that he the deponent was acquainted with HENRY CLICK, late a private in the 4th Regt Infy in the late war, from his boyhood up to the time of his enlistment in 1814. That said Click was a man of the best constitution & health of all his acquaintances before his enlistment, that he has also known him ever since and knows that from disability contracted in the service, said Click has been indesposed and feeble(comprised with what he was, and is unable to persue manual labor to the extent he formerly could.
CHARLES (X) GRAHAM His mark
Sworn to and subscribed before me this date above. Wm Gilleyland, Justice of the Peace
I hereby certify that I saw Henry Click the day he was (en)listed he then was a stout abled bodyd man. I also saw him when he returned from the army. Then he was lame and complained of being cripled in his hipps and looked much reduced
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 5th day of November 1831, Wm Gilleyland, Justice of the Peace
12 Nov 1831 � Henry�s Affidavit regarding injury, Washington Co. Tenn
State of Tennessee Washington County
Be it remembered that on this 12th day of November 1831 personally appeared before me William P. Chester an acting Justice of the peace in and for said County HENRY CLICK, late a private soldier in the 4th Regt. U. States Infy. & made oath that while in the service of the United States, as a private soldier at the agency on Flint River, Fort Hawkins, he while in the discharge of his duty as a private soldier, was packing away flour in the store house, at said place the pile of flour barrels broke down upon him & injured his hip loins & back inasmuch that he was unable further to serve & was discharged for disability as will appear from reference to his discharge accompanying this. Which disability is set forth truly in the surgeons certificates accompanying this, & which has ever same & still continues to exist. Sworn to & subscribed before me this date above written.
Test. William P. Chester Justice of the Peace
18 Nov 1831 Surgeon�s Affidavit, Washington Co. Tenn
It is hereby certified, that Henry Click a private in the company of Brevet Major James E. Denkins in the 4th Regiment of the United States Infy was rendered incapable of performing the duty of a soldier, by reason of wounds or other injuries inflicted while he was actually in the service aforesaid, and in the line of his duty, viz.
By satisfactory evidence and accurate examination, it appears that in the ninth of May in the year 1816 being engaged in packing away flour in the military store house at or near a place called Flank River, Fort Hawkins in the State of Mifsifsippi he received a wound by the falling of flour barrels on his back, side & loins, which has rendered his hip bone on the right side from the back bone, thereby disabilitating him the said Henry on his back , loins of and he is thereby, not only incapacitated for military duty, but, in the opinion of the undersigned is one half disabled from obtaining his subsistence from manual labor.
John P. Chester, Surgeon
William V. Chester, Surgeon
Sworn to & subscribed in his presents, Jacob Brown Justice of the Peace
(The blank in the last line but one is to be filled up with the proportional �degree� of disability; for example: �three-fourths� - �one half� - �one-third� or, totally�, as the case may be. The magistrate who may administer the oaths to the Surgeons must certify that they are reputable in their profession, and the official character and signature of the magistrate must be certified by the proper officer, under his seal of tn office. Here give a particular description of the wound, injury, or disease, and specify in what manner it has affected the applicant so as to produce disability in the degree stated.) NOTE BY Gary D. Click: The above in parentheses is a printed explanation on the Surgeon�s Certificate so that it could be filled out properly.
I, Jacob Brown, Justice of the Peace of Washington County State of Tennessee do Certify that the above Surgeons who examined Henry Click are reputable men in their profession. Given under my hand this 24th day of December 1831.
Jacob Brown Justice of the Peace
I certify that Jacob Brown & William Gilleyland, Esqr. when attestations appear to the within depositions & certificate, were at the time of their respective attestation acting Justices of the peace in & for the County of Washington within the state of Tennessee. That Click, the applicant & Graham & Wilson are personally known to me, as also the surgeons Wm P. Chester & John P. Chester all of whom are reputable.
John Blair M.C. 1st District of Tenn
Petition of H.Click for pension Invalid
Jan 23 1832
Ref(erre)d to Committee Invalid Pensions
Feb 2 1832
Bill No. 344
December 11, 1832 Referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions
Dec 19 1832 Bill No. 626
$4 per month to Com(mence) Jan 1 1831 In Ten. E. Role Hon J. Blair Jonesboro, Ten. Act March 3 1833 Blair T. 104 In pen
20 Jan 1832 � Claim Initially Denied
War Department, Pension Office January 20, 1832
Sir The papers in support of the claim of Henry Click have been examined and are herewith returned the evidence being insufficient. It would seem that he was discharged from the service in consequence of a rheumatic effection of the loins, but it does not appear that the complaint originated in the performance of his duty as a soldier. Unless it can be clearly shown by the testimony of a commissioned officer that the disease is attributable solely to exposure or other causes arising from the performance of his duty as a soldier a pension cannot be granted.
I have the honor to be Very respectfully Your obt. Servt. J.L. Edwards Hon. John Blair House of Representatives
The petition of Henry Click respectfully refers to the foregoing Statement affaily (officially) verified by his oath for the record of his application & prays Congrefs, inasmuch as he is desired relief by the Senate rules of the War Dept., to grant him that relief to which he is entitled & which he cannot obtain elsewhere, as his officers are dead or removed by whom, the facts could be established according to the regulations of the War Dept & the recovery as evidence, he prays for Honorable body to grant him a pension.
By order given to John Blair
15 May 1833 Certificate of Pension Issued, No 1677 Invalid, East Tennefsee
Henry Clicke, Private Captain Denkin�s Company of the 4th Regt. U.S. Infantry, Inscribed on the Roll of East Tennefsee at FOUR DOLLARS PER MONTH, to commence on the 1st January 1831.
To the Honorable John Blair, Jonesboro, Tenn, Arrears to 4th of March 1833 $104.52, Semi anl. All�ce ending 4 Sept $24.00, total $128.52, 2 March 1833. 15 May 1833 wrote to the agent to pay the amt due to 4th March 1833.
18 Sep 1847, Cocke Co. Tenn, Request to Increase Pension
Newport Cocke Co.,Tenn. Septr. 18th 1847
Henry Click is enrolled as an invalid Pensioner on the Pension list Roll of the East Tennessee Agency at four dollars per month, under the act passed 2d March 1833. At the time he was examined the extent of his disability entitled him to half-pay, since that time from the effects of his wound he has become entirely disabled and thinks he ought to draw whole pay.
The department will much oblige an old and helpless soldier, by forwarding to the undersigned such forms and a state of such evidence as will be required for increasing his pension. Respectfully A.J. Fletcher Att at Law
28 Feb 1851 February 24, 1851 Hon I.E. Heath Commr. of Pensions
Sir, Among the House Bills which I sent you on the 9th Ult. was one number 162 increasing the pension of Henry Click, which has not yet been returned. Be so good as to return it tomorrow. Very Respectfully your Obt. Servt. Geo. W. Jones Ch Com Pens.
26 March 1851, Cocke Co. Tennessee (Note: places birth yr 1781)
State of Tennessee Cocke County
On this 26 day of March A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty one personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace within and for the County and State aforesaid Henry Click age 70 years a resident of Cocke County in the State of Tennessee who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Henry Click who was a Private in the company commanded by Capt Samuel Bunch in the Reg of E. Tennessee Volunteers commanded by Col. John Williams in the war with Great Britain declared by the United States on the 18th day of June A.D. 1812. That he volunteered in Jonesborough, Washington County, Tennessee on or about the last day of November A.D. 1812 for the term of three months and continued in actual service in said war for the term of near three months and was honorably discharged near St. Marys River E. Florida on the 28th day of February A.D. 1813, as will appear by the muster rolls of said company as the discharge is either lost or misplaced. He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which he may be entitled under the act granting bounty land to certain Officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States passed September 28 1850.
Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above, written and I hereby certify that I believe the said Henry Click to be the identical man who served as aforesaid and that he is of the age above stated. John Murrell, J.P.
State of Tennessee Cocke County
I hereby certify that John Murrell Esq. before whom the foregoing Declaration was made was at the time thereof a Justice of the Peace in and for the County and State aforesaid, and duly authorized to administer oaths for general purposes. In testimony whereof I have hereunto signed my name and affixed my seal, this 12th day of May 1851.
Allen McMahan Clerk of the County Court
State of Tennessee Cocke County
On this 26th day of March A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty one personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace within and for the County and State aforesaid Henry Click age 70 years a resident of Cocke County in the State of Tennessee who being duly sworn according to law declared that he is the identical Henry Click who was a Private in the company commanded by Capt. Jacob Hartsel in the 2d Reg. of E. Tennessee Volunteers commanded by Col. William Lillard in the war with Great Britain declared by the United States on the 18 day of June A.D. 1812.That he Volunteered at Jonesborough Washington County, Tennessee on the 12 day of October A.D. 1813 for the term of three months and continued in actual service in same war for the term of three months and 27 days and was honorable discharged in Jonesborough Washington County on the 8th day of February A.D. 1814 as will appear by the original certificate of discharge herewith presented. He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which he may be entitled under the act granting bounty land to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States passed September the 28th 1850.
HENRY (X) CLICK
Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above written and I hereby certify that I believe the said Henry Click to be the identical man who served as aforesaid and that he is of the age above stated. John Murrell, J.P.
State of Tennessee Cocke County
I hereby certify that John Murrell Esq. before whom the foregoing Declaration was made was at the time thereof a Justice of the Peace in and for the County and State aforesaid, and duly authorized to administer oaths for general purposes. In testimony whereof I have hereunto signed my name and affixed my seal, this 12th day of May 1851. Allen McMahan Clerk of the County Court
Note by Carolyn Whitaker: John Murrell had married the widow of Henry Jackson Click, JR, Temperance Denton Click Murrell.
18 May 1852
Rec�d Warrant No. 36293 � 80 acres - Eakin V. Wright, Madisonville, Tenn (attorney) Warrant sent to J. R. M. Clarke, Sevierville
3 Mar 1853, Increase in Pension No 1677, Invalid
Henry Click, Tennesfsee, Jonesboro, Private, Captain Denkin�s Company of the 4th U.S. Infy, Inscribed on the Roll of Jonesboro, at $8 Dollars per month to commence on the 1 January 1848. Incd from J.L.. Certificate of Pension issued the 8 March 1833 and sent to Hon. A. John Blair, H of R- Arrears to 4th of semi anl allce ending---(blank) As of the 3rd March 1853. Took? F. V. 10 pa 72. Invalid File No. 386 Henry Click, Pvt 4 U.S. Infty, Act 3 Mar 1853 Index Vol. A, Pg 67 Increased to $8 per month deducting former payments at $4 per month, comg (commencing)1 Jan 1848, Special Act 3 Mar 1853, Jonesboro, Hon J. Johnson H of R
1st Session, H.R. 181Report No. 96
In the House of Representatives, January 30, 1852
Read twice, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House.
Mr. Price, from the Committee in Invalid Pensions, reported the following bill: An Act II 75
To increase the pension of Henry Click, of Cocke County, Tennessee.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby directed to increase the pension of Henry Click, who was placed upon the pension roll of invalid pensioners by an act entitled �An act for the relief of certain invalid pensioners therein named�, and approved on the second day of March, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three, to eight dollars per month, during his natural life, such increase commencing on the first of January, one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight. Approved Mar 3 1853 Department of State Washington March 7 1853 A true copy carefully collated with the original roll W.G. Cuntes Chief Clerk
28 April 1855, Monroe Co. Tennessee
State of Tennessee Monroe County
On this 28th day of April 1855 personally appeared before an acting Justice of the Peace for the County and State aforesaid Henry Click who being duly sworn according to law makes oath that he is the identical Henry Click who was a private soldier in a company commanded by Captain Samuel Bunch in a Regiment Commanded by Col. John Williams in the War of 1812 & 15. He makes oath that he volunteered in Washington County Tennefsee and was mustered into the Service of the United States on the (no date) day of Nov 1812 for the term of three months and continued in actual service for about 4 months as he now recollects and was discharged on St. Mary�s River in East Florida.
He further makes oath that he was a private in a company Commanded by Capt. Hartsell in a Regiment Commanded by Col Lillard.
He further makes oath that he volunteered Washington County Tennessee on or about the 1st of November 1813 for the term of three months and continued in actual service for something over three months and he was Honorably discharged at Jonesborough Tennessee.
All of which will more fully appear from the muster rolls of said companys. He makes this Declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which he may be entitled under act of Congress passed March 3 1855 and refers to his previous Declaration made under Act of Congress passed September 28th 1850 upon which he obtained bounty land warrant for 80 acres the Number he does not now recollect having legally transferred and disposed of the same.
HENRY X CLICK
Personally appeared before me Alfred Denton and Wm Click who being duly sworn according to law say they are well acquainted with Henry Click the person now present and who signs and executes the above Declaration and that he is the person he represents himself to be. And that they have no interest in this claim.
William Click (signed)
Alfred Denton (signed)
The foregoing Declaration and affidavit were sworn to and subscribed before me the day & year first written in the foregoing Declaration and I certify that Henry Click is the person now present who executed the foregoing Declaration and that Affiants ALFRED DENTON and WILLIAM CLICK are respectable & respectable persons and that I have no interest in this claim. Wm WilliamsSeal Justice of the Peace State of Tennessee Monroe County
I J.A. Stephens Clerk of the County Court of the County aforesaid do hereby certify that William Williams Esquire before whom the foregoing declaration and affidavit were made is and was at the time of so doing an acting Justice of the Peace within and for the County and State aforesaid duly commissioned & qualified and that his signature above is genuine. In testimony hereof I have hereto set my hand and affixed my official seal at office in Madisonville this 9th day of May 1853. J.A. Stephens Clerk
28 Jan 1856 Claim Suspended, Monroe Co. Tennessee
Act of March 3, 1855 (Circular I.) Pension Office January 28th 1856
Sir: The application of Henry Click for Bounty Land under the act of 3d March 1855, No. 136298 for service under the command of Capt. Bunch bearing date April 28 1855 has been examined and the claim suspended. It is necessary that the following affidavit be subscribed by claimant, and returned properly certified to this office before further action can be had on said claim. Very Respectfully, L.P. Waldo, Commissioner
Eakin & Wright Madisonville, Tenn. State of Tennessee County of Monroe
On this fourth day of February A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty six personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace within and for the County and State aforesaid, Henry Click who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he has not applied for or received bounty land under this or any previous act of Congress, other than the application referred to as the application under which he received a warrant, issued under the act of September 28th 1850 but he is unable to state the number.
HENRY (X) CLICK
Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and date above written & I hereby certify that I am not interested in the result of this claim. William M. Morrow (Seal) J of Peace
State of Tennessee Monroe County
I John A. Stephens Clerk of the County Court for the county of Monroe & State of Tennessee, do hereby certify that William M. Morrow, Esquire, who has officially subscribed the foregoing affadavit was at the time of signing the same an acting Justice of the Peace within & for the county & state duly elected & commifsioned at the time of signing the same & that his signature is genuine. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand as clerk and affixed the seal of the county court of the county aforesaid the 20th day of February 1856. John A. Stephens, Clk (Clerk) By Josiah I. Wright, C.C. (Chief Clerk)
27 Aug 1858, Madisonville, Monroe Co. Tennessee (after death 28 Aug 1856)
Madisonville, Tenn. Aug. 27, 1858 Commifsion of Pensions Washington City D.C.
Sometime ago I wrote you a letter concerning the pension papers of Henry Click, War of 1812 under Andrew Jackson and received no answer. Recently I have written several other letters, but can get no answer from any of them.
The facts are these
Henry Click drew his pension from the Jonesborough, Tennessee agency - and died in Augt 1856 - 28th day not having drawn his pay for one year & nearly six months which was due him at the time of his death. I have written repeatedly for such legal instruction or papers as would enable his proper admin to draw his pay, but can get no answer. Please reply at your very earliest convenience and much oblige. Your very Obedient Servant Eakin V. Wright
Letter to E V Wright 1 Sept 1858 � dec�d 28 Augt 1856 (contents unknown, doesn�t say and nothing in file)
Bounty Land Warrants
War of 1812 Soldier: CLICK, HENRY
Numbers: OW Inv File 386
Service: Pvt, Capts Bunch & Heartsell, Tenn Mil Pvt, Capt Denkins, 4th US Inf
Bounty Land: Lot 14116 � 160 acres � 12 (Act of 1812)
160 Acres, War of 1812, Act of Dec. 24, 1811
Jany 11 1812 Warrantee HENRY CLICK Soldier HENRY CLICK Private Service 4th Infantry Nature of claim Bounty Land, single
Note: Land in Arkansas, Issue Date: November 27, 1820, private in DENKINS COMPANY OF THE FOURTH REGIMENT OF INFANTRY a certain Tract of Land, containing ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY ACRES being the NorthWest quarter of Section THIRTY SIX of Township EIGHTEEN (NORTH) in Range NINE (WEST) in the Tract appropriated (by the Acts aforesaid) for Military Bounties, in the Territory of ARKANSAS.
Sold by Washington Co. Tennessee Deed Book 17, Pg 307, 11 Jan 1823 Henry Click to Milo Wood
ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY ACRES, the northwest quarter of SECTION THIRTY SIX (36) of TOWNSHIP EIGHTEEN NORTH, in RANGE NINE WEST in the tract appropiated by the Acts afored of MILATARY BOUNDARYS in the TERRITORY OF ARKANSAS
Lot 36293 � 80 acres � 50 (Act of 1850), Issued 18 May 1852, Rafter (Note by Gary D. Click � Rafter is located in Monroe Co. Tennessee)
10 May 1852, Henry Click served under Captain Bunch from 1 December 1812 to 28 March 1813 Under Captain Heartsell from 12 Oct 1813 to 8 Feb 1814 R. Grarus?, Admd 80 acres Insd recd, 15 May/52 JPG (Ad.) Warrant 36293, Iss May 18/52. Sent to J. B. M. Clarke, Sevierville, Vol 95, Pg 39 (Then on another note states) Rec�d War 36293, 80 acres 3 Mar 1856
Lot 25957 � 80 acres � 55 (Act of 1855), Issued 15 Mar 1856
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