____________________________________________________________________________ Bounty Land Claim State of Arkansas, ss. County of Clark, On this the 23rd day of July A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty one, personally appeared before me, one of the Justices of the Peace in and for said county, Mildred Ward, aged fifty nine years, a resident of Clark County in Arkansas, who being duly sworn according to law, declares: that, she is the widow of James Ward, deceased, who was a soldier in the company commanded by Captain, not recollected, in the Regiment, not recollected, commanded by Colonel, not recollected, in the war with the Indians under General Jackson, in the year 1814; that her said husband was drafted from Jackson County, Tennessee on or about the 25th day of January A.D. 1814 for the term of three months and continued in actual service in said war for the term of three and one half months, and was honorably discharged at Huntsville, as well as recollected, about the 10th or 15th of May in the same year. She further states that she was married to the said James Ward in Jackson County, Tennessee on the 14th day of December 1809 by James Rolston, one of the Justices of the Peace, in and for the county of Jackson in the State of Tennessee, and that her name was Mildred Gentry, and that her said husband died at his residence in Clark County, Arkansas on the 24th day of August A.D. 1845, and that she is still a widow. She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which she may be entitled under the act passed September the 28th A.D. 1850. She also requests the commissioner of pensions to deliver the warrant to William Hunt of Washington City, D.C. who she, the claimant, hereby appoints as her attorney to receive and take charge of the same. Mildred Ward Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above written. G.W. Wigington, J.P. ____________________________________________________________________________ State of Arkansas, ss. County of Clark, I, Isaac W. Smith, Clerk of the Circuit Court & Exofficio Clerk of the County Court in & for said County, do hereby certify that G.W. Wigington, whose genuine signature appears to the above certificate, is & was at the time he signed the (same), a justice of the peace for the County, aforesaid, duly commissioned & sworn and that all his official acts as such are entitled to full faith and credit in said County Court of _______ having general jurisdiction. Witness my hand, the seal of said Court at my office in Arkadelphia, this 24th day of July A.D. 1851. I.W. Smith, Clerk ____________________________________________________________________________ James Ward and Milley Gentry was married on the 14th day of December A.D. 1809. State of Arkansas, Clark County, I, G.W. Wigington, a Justice of the Peace, within and for the Township of Antoine in said county, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true, complete, and perfect transcript from the record in the family Bible of James Ward, dec. Given under my hand this first day of September A.D. 1851. G.W. Wigington, J.P. ____________________________________________________________________________ Bounty Land Application of Mildred Ward widow of James Ward, Act of September 28, 1850, National Archives, Washington, D.C. ____________________________________________________________________________ HTML file and design by David Kelley, 1997. All rights reserved.