Signature of Edward B. Walker Genealogy of Edward B. Walker
1756-1838, Duplin County, North Carolina - Sullivan, Claiborne, Hancock Counties, Tennessee


First Application for Bounty Land

17 February 1851

Edward Walker applied for bounty land for the first time. This application for a land warrant was filed on one large sheet of paper but is in multiple parts.


77044=Feb. 17/51
Edward Walker Pri

Declaration of
Edward Walker
for Land warrant

Send warrant to
R Mitchell Sneedville

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State of Tennessee
County of Hancock SS

On this fifth day of February 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 Edward Walker aged fifty five years a resident of the County of Hancock in the state of Tennessee who being duely [sic] sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Edward Walker who was a private in the Company commanded by Captain John Slatten in the fourth regiment of Tennessee Militia commanded by Colonel Boothe in the war with Great Britain declared by the United States on the 18th of June 1812 that he was drafted at Wilfuls muster ground in Hawkins County in the state of Tennessee on or about the fifteenth of October A.D. one thousand and eight hunderd and thirteen for the term of six months and continued in actual service in said war for the term of six months and was honorably discharged at Rogersville in Hawkins County in the state of Tennessee on or about the fifteenth of May A.D. one thousand eight hundred and forteen as will appear by the muster roll of said Company. This certificate he sold to David Deck for to enable him to draw the soldiers pay that he was intitled [sic] to for the beforementioned service and that he never got the certyifycate [sic] of discharge again and that is the reason it don't accompany this declaration

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 28th 1850

Edward Walker (his mark)

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Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above writen [sic] and I hereby certify that I believe the said Edward Walker to be the identical man who served as afforesaid [sic] and that he is of the age above stated

Richard Mitchell J.P.

State of Tennessee
Hancock County

I John Farmer Clerk of the Hancock County county court of said county do certify that Richard Mitchell Esq before whom the within declaration was filed is and was at the time of signing the same an acting justice of the peace in and for said County duly commissioned and sworn and just credit should be given his official acts given under my hand and seal of said County at office in Sneedville the 8th day of Feb 1851

John Farmer Clk
By A Campbell Asst Clk

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