____________________________________________________________________________ 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) ____________________________________________________________________________ Discharge. 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, ss. 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, ss. 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 mentioned. Wm. M. Bruce, J.P. (Seal) ____________________________________________________________________________ Bounty Land Application of William Gentry, Act of September 28, 1850, National Archives, Washington, D.C. ____________________________________________________________________________ HTML file and design by David Kelley, 1997. All rights reserved.