Monday, January 28, 2013

David Gamble, War of 1812 Pension Application


State of Georgia
County of Heard

          On this 11th day of November A.D. one thous-
sand eight hundred and fifty personally appeared
before me a Justice of the Peace within and for the
County and State aforesaid David Gamble aged
sixty one years a resident of Heard County in the state of
Georgia, who being duly sworn according to
law, declares that he is the identical man who
was a second seargent in the company comanded
by captain N. T. Martin in the South Carolina
Regiment of Volunteers commanded by Col Nash
in the war with Great Britain declared by the
United States on the 18th day of June 1812 that he
volunteered at Lawrence District South Carolina
on or about the 20th day of August A.D. 1813 for
the time of six months and continued in actual
Service in said war for the term of six months
and was honorably discharged at Fort Hawkins
on the 1st day of August A.D. 1814, as will appear by
the muster Rolls of said company 
The certificate of discharge being lost or missing
He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtain-
ing 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 the 28th 1850

David Gamble

State of Georgia
Heard County

            On this the twenty eighth day of March
A. D. One thousand eight hundred and fifty five
Personall appeared before me a Justice of the Peace within and for the 
County and state aforesaid David Gamble age sixty five (65) years
a resident of County and State aforesaid who being duly sworn
according to Law declares that he is the identical David Gamble who
was a Second Sergeant in the Company commanded by Captain
N. T. Martin in the regiment of South Carolina Volunteers Commanded
by Col Nash in the War with Great Brittan declared by the United States
on the 18 day of June 1812 Volunteer for the time of Six Months and
continued in actual service in said War Six Months and that he has
heretofore made application for Bounty Land under the act of September
28 1850 and received a Land Warrant No not recollected for Eighty
acres which he has since legally disposed of and can not
now return.
            He makes this declaration for for the purpose of obtaining the
additional Bounty Land to which he may be entitled under the act
approved March 3rd 1855 he also declares that  that he has never
applied for nor received under this  or any other act of Congress
any Bounty Land Warrant except the one above mentioned
and he hereby appoints N. M. Harris of Houston Heard Co Ga to pros-
ecute his claim and receive his Land Warrant when issued

David Gamble



David received Bounty Land Warrants #20703 (act of 28 Sep 1850) and #17221 (act of 3 Mar 1855) for 80 acres each based on these applications.


Source: David Gamble, pension no. SC 16877 & 11011; War of 1812 Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files; Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group 15; National Archives, Washington, D. C. 

Note: The full pension file consists of 31 pages.

6 comments:

  1. Wow, 80 acres each time. I'm glad he was entitled to that. What does the "Land Warrant No not recollected" in the second document mean? I'm glad they didn't turn him down the second time!

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    1. Mariann, I believe it meant that he didn't remember (recollect) the warrant number (no.) and he'd already disposed of the property so he didn't have it anymore. Lucky for me, the number is in the record so I've found both warrants.

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