Bounty Land Application

David Alford

Act of March 3, 1855


State of Arkansas,

County of Pike,

On this the 13th day of April, A.D. Eighteen hundred and fifty-five,

personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace, duly authorized to

administer oaths within and for the County of Pike and State of Arkansas,

David Alford, aged Seventy-one, a resident of Pike County in the State of

Arkansas who, being sworn according to law, declares, that he is the

identical David Alford who was a private in the Company commanded by

Capt. in the regiment of volunteers commanded by Col. Perkins (or Maj.

Russell) in the War with the Creek Indians; that he was mustered into

service  at Huntsville, Alabama on or about the 15th day of February A.D.

1812 for the term of six months and was honorably discharged at Huntsville,

Alabama on account of the expiration of his term of service. That he

heretofore applied for and received a Bounty Land Warrant No: 33,436 for

Eighty acres of land under and by virtue of an act passed 1852 and that he

has and legally assigned the same to a one, David Bixby (July 1853) who

located the same at the Land Office at Washington, Hempstead County, NE

1/4, NE 1/4, Sec. 8, NW 1/4 of NW, Sec. 9, Township Six, South of Range

Twenty-four, West.

                                  D. Alford

We, John Babbitt and James Jordan residents of Pike County and State of

Arkansas upon our oaths, declare, that the foregoing declaration was signed

and acknowledged by David Alford in our presence and that we believe from

the appearance and Statements of the applicant that he is the identical

person he represents himself to be.

                                 John Babbitt

                                 Jas. Jordan

The foregoing Declaration and affidavit were sworn to & subscribed before me

the day and year above written, and I certify I know the affiants to be

credible persons and that the claimant is the person he represents himself

to be and that I have no interest in the claim.

                             Hiram Buchanan, J.P.


I, David Alford, do hereby constitute and appoint C.L. Jordan of

Arkadelphia, Clark Co., Ark. my attorney to do all that may be necessary on

this Declaration for the purpose of obtaining the Bounty Land to which he

may be entitled under an act in addition to certain acts granting bounty

land to certain officers and Soldiers who have been engaged in military

service of the United State approved March 3rd 1855 never having applied,

received or known that he is entitled under any former act of Congress other

than is above stated.

                              D. Alford  (L.S.)


State of Arkansas,

County of Pike,

On the 13th day of April A.D. 1855, personally appeared before me, a Justice

of the Peace, duly authorized to administer by law to take acknowledgements

in and for the County, aforesaid, David Alford, and acknowledged the above

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

                             Hiram Buchanan, J.P.


State of Arkansas,


County of Pike,

I, Wm. McFarlin, Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for the County and State

above mentioned, do hereby certify that Hiram Buchanan 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 to full

faith and credit and that the aforesaid Circuit Court is a court of record

having general jurisdiction.

Given under my hand and seal at Murfreesboro, Arkansas this the 7th day of

May A.D. 1855.

                           Wm. R. McFarlin, Clerk


Bounty Land Application of David Alford, Act of March 3, 1855, National

Archives, Washington, D.C.


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