Bounty Land Application
Act of September 28, 1850
Bounty Land Claim
Form of Declaration for surviving
Officer or Soldier.
State of Arkansas,
County of Pike,
On this 20th day of June, A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one,
personally appeared before me, Thos. J. Conway, a Justice of the Peace,
duly authorized to administer oaths within and for the County and State
aforesaid, David Alford, aged 67 years, a resident of Pike County in the
State of Arkansas who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he
is the identical David Alford who was a private in the Company commanded by
Captain Flemming Hodge or Hodges in the as well as recollected 7th Regiment
of Mounted Riflemen commanded by Col. Perkins in the war with Creek Indians
declared by the United States; that he Volunteered at Huntsville, Madison
County, Alabama on or about the month of October or November A.D. 1814 for
the term of Six months, and continued in actual service in said war for the
term of Six months, and was honorably discharged at Huntsville aforesaid, in
the month of March A.D. 1815, as will appear by the muster-rolls of said
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.
And that he is not entitled and has not received bounty (land) under any
other act of Congress. And that the discharge which he received when
mustered our of service has been lost or mislaid so that he has it not at
Sworn to and subscribed before me, the day and year above written. And I
hereby certify, that I believe the said David Alford, to be the identical
man who served as aforesaid, and that he is of the age above stated.
Thos J. Conway, J.P (L.S.)
State of Arkansas,
Ccounty of Pike,
I, Thomas K. Dossey, Clerk of the Circuit Court, in and for the County and
State above mentioned, do hereby certify, that Thomas J. Conway, 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, this 21st day of
June, A.D. 1851.
Thos. K. Dossey, Clerk.
Bounty Land Application of David Alford, Act of September 28, 1850,
National Archives, Washington, D.C.
HTML file and design by David Kelley, 1997. All rights reserved.