Bounty Land Application

David Alford

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

this time.

                                David Alford

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.


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