____________________________________________________________________________ Bounty Land Claim State of Arkansas, ss. County of Pike, On this, the 24th day of March 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, John White, aged seventy one years, a resident of Pike County and State of Arkansas, who being duly sworn according to law, declares: That, he, is the identical John White who was a private in the company commanded by Captain James McAmy in the Regiment of Mounted Volunteers commanded by Col. Brown, in the war declared by the United States against the Creek Indians; that he volunteered at Anderson County, Tennessee on or about the last of December 1813, or first of January 1814, for the term of six months, and continued in actual service for the term of six months and was honorably discharged at Clinton in Anderson County, Tennessee in the month of June, A.D. 1814, as will appear 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 military service of the United States, passed September 28th 1850. John White Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year written; and I hereby certify that I believe the said John White to be the identical man who served as aforesaid and that he is of the age above stated. C.D. Westerman, J.P. ____________________________________________________________________________ State of Arkansas, ss. County of Pike, Be it remembered, that, on this the 24th day of March, A.D. 1851, personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace in and for the County and State aforesaid, George W. Hensley, aged 69 years, who made and subscribed the following affidavit, to wit: That, the aforesaid John White, volunteered at the time and place, aforesaid, and that he was in the company commanded by the Captain, aforesaid, that he was in the service of the United States as above stated; that he was in the engagement at the "Horse Shoe" under the command of General Andrew Jackson; that Col. John Brown was commander of the regiment in which the aforesaid White served, that he was discharged at the time and place, aforesaid; and that all the facts stated in the annexed declaration are true to the best of my knowledge and recollection. All of which facts were ascertained by my having been in service at the same time. So help me God. George W. (his x mark) Hensley Witnesses: T. Kenedy J. Brock Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above written. C.D. Westerman, J.P. ____________________________________________________________________________ Power of Attorney Know All Men By These Presents: That, I, John White, of the County of Pike and State of Arkansas do hereby irrevocably make, constitute, and appoint A.B. Williams my true and lawful attorney for me, and in my name, to demand and receive of the Department of the 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 other powers of attorney or other authority hitherto given by me. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 24th day of March, 1851. John White (L.S.) ____________________________________________________________________________ State of Arkansas, ss. County of Pike, On this, the 24th day of March, A.D. 1851, personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace authorized by law to take acknowledgements, John White, and acknowledged the above power to be his act and deed for the purposes therein mentioned. C.D. Westerman, J.P. ____________________________________________________________________________ State of Arkansas, ss. County of Pike, I, Thomas K. Dossey, Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for the County and State above mentioned, do hereby certify, that C.D. Westerman, whose genuine 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 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 Murfreesboro in the County and State, aforesaid, this 24th day of March, A.D. 1851. Thomas K. Dossey, Clerk. ____________________________________________________________________________ Murfreesboro, Pike County, Arks. March 24th 1851 Hon. James E. Heath, Com. Pen. Sir. Enclosed with this, I present to the pension office four declarations for bounty land warrants, two of the four services rendered in the war with Great Britain in 1812, the other two for services rendered in a detachment called out by the United States in 1836 to quell any outbreaks which might occur relative to the cession of the territory of Cherokee Indians to the U.S. I am not positive from the wording of the act that those two pensions will be entitled to bounty land, but have presented the declarations for your decision. With regard to the two last I should be pleased to hear your decision as the applicants are anxious to know whether they will be entitled to land. I have the honor to be, Respe(ctful)ly your, Very Obt. Serv't A.B. Williams Zebulon, Arkansas ____________________________________________________________________________ Bounty Land Application of John White, Act of September 28, 1850, National Archives, Washington, D.C. ____________________________________________________________________________ HTML file and design by David Kelley, 1997. All rights reserved.