Affidavit for War of 1812 Bounty Land

HENRY GATES

28 October 1850
Tippecanoe Co., Indiana
 

 


Transcribed and submitted by: Adina Watkins Dyer



The State of Indiana   }
County of Tippecanoe}

                On this twenty-eighth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty, personally appeared before me a Notary Public with and for said County and State, Henry Gates aged fifty nine years on the 20th day of December 1849, a resident of the County of Tippecanoe and State of Indiana, who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Henry Gates who was a private in the Company of Riflemen commanded by Colonel Tupper in the war with Great Britain declared by the United States on the 18th day of June 1812, that he volunteered at Urbanna in the State of Ohio on or about the 20th day of June 1812 to serve for the space of six months, that immediately after such  volunteering the said company was, under the direction of Governor Meigs of the State of  Ohio, detached and employed there as a Company of Rangers to guard the frontiers against the depredations of the Indians that said company was actively employed in such service until late in the fall of 1812, and that this deponent and others of said company returned home on or about the 30th day of October 1812, that this deponent with the other members of said company was again called out by Governor Meigs in the spring of 1813 (the precise time not recollected) and was again employed in such ranger service until on or about the last day of November 1813 when he was honorably discharged from service, but this deponent never received a written discharge.  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 28, 1850.

                     
        Sworn to and subscribed before me on the day and year above written.  And I hereby certify that I believe the said Henry Gates to be the identical man who served as aforesaid and that he is of the age above stated.   In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Notarial Seal this 28th day of October A.D. 1850.
     





Affidavit for War of 1812 Bounty Land

HENRY GATES
 3 April 1855
Tippecanoe Co., Indiana
 

STATE OF INDIANA, COUNTY OF TIPPECANOE

        On this third day of April A. D. One Thousand Eight Hundred and fifty-five, personally appeared before me, the Mayor of the City of Lafayette within the County and State aforesaid Henry Gates, aged Sixty-five years, a resident of Tippecanoe County in the State of Indiana, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Henry Gates who was a Private in the Company commanded by Captain James Gates in the __ Regiment of Ohio Militia commanded by Col. Tupper, in the war with Great Britain declared by the United States on the 18th day of June 1812 for the term of about four months and continued in actual service in said war for fourteen days; that he has heretofore made application for bounty land under the act of September 28, 1850, and received a Land Warrant No. 2314 for forty acres which he has since legally disposed of, and cannot now return.
        He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the additional bounty land to which he may be entitled under the act approved the 3rd day of March, 1855.  He also declares, that he has never applied for nor received, under this or any other Act of Congress, any Bounty Land Warrant, except for the one above mentioned.


        We, John Best and Hiram W. Chase, residents of Tippecanoe County in the State of Indiana upon our oaths, declare that the foregoing declaration was signed and acknowledged by Henry Gates, 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.
 

        The foregoing declaration and affidavit were sworn to and subscribed before me on the day and year above written; and I certify that I know the affiants to be credible persons; that the claimant is the person he represents himself to be and that I have no interest in this claim.  In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand & attach the seal of the City of Lafayette.
 



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