____________________________________________________________________________ Bounty Land Claim Declaration to be made by a surviving Officer or Soldier claiming additional Bounty Land. State of Arkansas, ss. Pike County, On this Sixth day of April 1855, before me, a Justice of the Peace in and for the County and State, aforesaid, personally appeared George Hensley aged 74 years, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical George Hensley who was a Private in the company commanded by Captain Andrew Braden in the Regiment of Militia commanded by Col. Snodgrass. That he was drafted at Anderson County in the State of Tennessee on or about the first day of January 1814 and was honorably discharged at Anderson County on or about the last day of March 1814. He further states that he has received for said service Bounty Land Warrant No. not recollected of 40 acres, issued under the act of September 1850 by reason of said service which he has since legally disposed of and cannot now return. He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining additional Bounty Land to which he is entitled under the Act of March 3d, 1855, never having received Bounty Land except as above stated, and he hereby constitutes and appoints Charles C. Tucker, of Washington, D.C., his attorney to obtain from the proper authorities at Washington City or elsewhere, certified copies of any Army records or documents, in which his said service may be recorded, and to procure any and all other evidence that may be necessary to establish his claim, as fully as he might or could do if personally present, and revoking and countermanding all other authority that may have been given for the above specified purpose. George (his x mark) Hensley Sworn to, subscribed and acknowledged before me the day and year first above written, and on the same day personally came before me A.B. Williams Jr. and M.H. Carruth, residents of Pike County to me known as credible witnesses, who being duly sworn according to law, declare that they are personally acquainted with George Hensley who has made and subscribed the foregoing declaration, that they were present and saw him make his mark to said declaration, and that from their personal acquaintance with him they believe that he is the identical person who performed the military services therein named, and who has received a warrant therefor, and they further swear that they are disinterested in his claim. A.B. Williams, Jr. M.H. Carruth Sworn to and subscribed before me, and I certify that I am not interested in the claim or concerned in its prosecution, and I believe that the claimant is the person he represents himself to be. A.B. Williams, Justice of the Peace, Pike County, Arkansas. ____________________________________________________________________________ State of Arkansas, ss. Pike County, I, Wm. R. McFarlin, Clerk of the County Court in and for the County and State above named, do hereby certify that A.B. Williams, Esq., before whom the foregoing affidavits were made, and who has thereunto signed his name, was at the time of so doing, a Justice of the Peace, in and for the County and State above named, duly commissioned and sworn, that all his official acts as such are entitled to full faith and credit, and that his signature thereto is genuine. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto signed my name and affixed my official seal this 7th day of April, 1855. Wm. R. McFarlin, Clerk. ____________________________________________________________________________ Bounty Land Application of George W. Hensley, Act of March 3, 1855, National Archives, Washington, D.C. ____________________________________________________________________________ HTML file and design by David Kelley, 1997. All rights reserved.