Bounty Land Application

William T. Dickson

Act of September 28, 1850


                             Bounty Land Claim

                          Form of Declaration for

                       Surviving Officer or Soldier.

State of Arkansas,


County of Pike,

On this 21st day of May A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty one,

personally appeared before me, Jackson Brock, a Justice of the Peace duly

authorized to administer oaths within and for the County and State

aforesaid, Wm. T. Dickson age 51 years, a resident of Pike County in the

State of Arkansas who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that

he is the identical Wm. T. Dickson who was a private in the Company

commanded by Captain James Rogers in a Regiment of T.V.M.G.M. (Tennessee

Volunteer Mounted Gunman) commanded by (blank) in the war with the Seminole

Indians; that he volunteered at McMinnville, Tennessee (in Warren County) on

or about the _____ day of __________ A.D. 1818 for the term of 6 months and

was honorably discharged at Columbia, Tennessee on the 30th day of June A.D.

1818, on account of __________ as will appear by the original certificate of

discharge hereto attached and also 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."

                              Wm. T. Dickson

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

hereby certify, that I believe the said Wm. T. Dickson to be the identical

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

                            Jackson Brock, J.P.     (L.S.)


State of Arkansas,


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 Jackson Brock, 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 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 Murfreesboro, Pike County,

Arkansas this 21st day of May A.D. 1851.

                           Thomas K. Dossey, Clerk.


                           Certificate of Discharge

This is to certify that William T. Dixon private in Capt. James Rodgers'

company of T.V.M.G.M. has served a tour of five months as a Volunteer, on an

expedition against the Seminole Indians; he carries with him the thanks &

gratitude of his commanding officer and merits the applause of his country,

and is hereby honorably discharged.

                             James Rodgers, Capt.

Columbia, June 30th 1818.


                              Power of Attorney.

                       Know all Men by these Presents:

That, I, Wm. T. Dickson of the County of Pike and State of Arkansas do

hereby irrevocably make, constitute and appoint Wm. K. Sebastian my true and

lawful Attorney, for me and in my name, to demand and receive from 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 that may have been heretofore given by me.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 21st day of

May, 1851.

                              Wm. T. Dickson     (L.S.)


State of Arkansas,


County of Pike,

On this 21st day of May 1851, personally appeared before me, Jackson Brock a

Justice of the Peace duly authorized by law to take acknowledgements in and

for the county aforesaid, William T. Dickson and acknowledged the above

Power to be his act and deed, for the purposes therein mentioned.

                            Jackson Brock, J.P.     (L.S.)


Bounty Land Application of William T. Dickson, Act of September 28, 1850,

National Archives, Washington, D.C.


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