Bounty Land Application

William Gentry

Act of September 28, 1850


                             Bounty Land Claim

State of Arkansas,

County of Clark,

On this 17th day of March A.D. 1851, personally appeared before me, William

M. Bruce, a Justice of the Peace, duly authorized to administer oaths within

and for the County of Clark and State of Arkansas, aforesaid, William

Gentry, age 63 years, a resident of Clark County in the State of Arkansas,

who being duly sworn according to law, declares: that, he, is the identical

William Gentry who was a private in the company commanded by Captain James

Gray in the 2nd Regiment of Tennessee Militia commanded by Col. Cocke in the

war with Great Britain; that, he, was mustered into service at Nashville,

Tenn. on or about the 28th of November A.D. 1814 for the term of six months

and continued in actual service in said war for the term of five months and

was honorably discharged at Dover, Stewart County, Tenn. on or about the

19th of April, A.D. 1815, on account of the expiration of his term of

office, as will appear by his original certificate of discharge, hereto

attached, and by the muster rolls of said company.

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.

                               William Gentry

Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above written. And, I,

hereby certify that I believe the said (William Gentry) to be the identical

man who served as aforesaid, and that he is of the age, aforesaid.

                              Wm. M. Bruce, J.P.     (LS)



I certify, that William Gentry, has faithfully discharged a tour of duty in

the Militia to New Orleans under the command of Major General Carrol & was

honorable discharged.

                                  Tho. Gray

                               Lieut. Col. 26th

                         Regiment of Tennessee Militia


State of Arkansas,


County of Clark,

I, Isaac W. Smith, Clerk (of) the Circuit Court, in and for the County and

State above mentioned, do hereby certify, that William M. Bruce, whose

signature appears above, is and was at the time of signing the same, a

Justice of (the) Peace in and for the County and State, aforesaid, duly

commissioned and sworn; that all his official acts as such are entitled in

full faith and credit, and that the aforesaid Circuit Court is a Court of

Record having general jurisdiction.

Given under my hand and seal of office at Arkadelphia, this 17th day of

March, A.D. 1851.

                             I.W. Smith, Clerk.


                             Power of Attorney

                      Know All Men By These Presents:

That, I, William Gentry, of the County of Clark and State of Arkansas, do

hereby irrevocably make, constitute, and appoint Charles S. Jordan of

Arkadelphia, Ark., my true and lawful attorney, for me and in my name, to

demand and receive from the Department of Interior of the United States, the

Certificate or Warrant, to which I am entitled for my Military services, as

set forth in the foregoing declaration, and for good and sufficient reasons,

do hereby revoke and countermand any and all others: power of attorney or

other authority, that may have been heretofore given by me.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 17th day of

March, A.D. 1851.

                               William Gentry


State of Arkansas,


County of Clark,

On the 17th day of March 1851, personally appeared before me, William M.

Bruce, a Justice of the Peace duly authorized by law to take

acknowledgements in and for the County, aforesaid, William Gentry, and

acknowledged the above Power to be his act and deed for the purposes therein


                          Wm. M. Bruce, J.P. (Seal)


Bounty Land Application of William Gentry, Act of September 28, 1850,

National Archives, Washington, D.C.


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