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


Second Application for Bounty Land

26 March 1855

Edward applies for additional bounty land.. Despite the day count shown in the document, Edward served 6 months and 20 days (from 13 November 1814 to 2 June 1815). John Crumley was most likely Edward's brother-in-law. According to the 1860 Census, Crumley was a cabinet maker living nearby, and Cole, a shoemaker, was also near.

State of Tennessee
County of Hancock SS

on this Twenty sixth day of March A.D. 1855 personally appeared before me an acting Justice of the peace within and for the Count and state aforesaid Edward Walker a resident of the County of Hancock in the state aforesaid aged fifty eigh [sic] years 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 regiment of militia commanded by Colonel Boothe or Bayles in the war with great Britian [sic] declared by the united states on the 18th of June 1812 for the term of six months and continued in actual service in said war for fourteen days. that he has heretofore made application for bounty land under the act of September 28 1850 and received a land warrant No. not recollected for Eighty acres which he has since legally disposed of and cannot now return.

He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the additional bounty land to which he may be entitled under the act approved the 3rh of March 1855 he also declares that he has not applied for nor received under this or any other act of Congress any bounty land warrant except the one above mentioned

Edward Walker (his mark)

We John Crumly and George Cole residents of Hancock County in the state of Tennessee upon our oaths declare that the foregoing declaration was signed and acknowledged by Edward Walker in our presents [sic] that we believe from the appearience [sic] and statements of the applicant that he is the identical person he represents himself to be

John Crumly
George Cole

[back side:]
The foregoing declaration and affidavit was sworn to and subscribed before me on the day and year above writen [sic] and that I certify that I know the affiants to be credible persons that the claimant is the person he represents himself to be and that I have no interest in this claim

Joseph Parkey JP

State of Tennessee
County of Hancock

I Richard Mitchell clerk of the County Court for said county do hereby certify that Joseph Parkey Esqr before whom the foregoing declaration and affidavit was sworn to and subscribed was at the date thereof an active Justice of the peace within and for the County and state aforesaid legally commissioned and sworn into office and that his signature thereto is genuine

Witness my hand and official seal at office in Sneedville this 28th day of March AD 1855

Richard Mitchell clerk

[written on back vertically:]

Declaration of
Edward Walker


Send warrant to Richard Mitchell
Sneedville Tenn

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