|Following are transcriptions of two Bounty Land Warrant Applications (1850 & 1855) made by Singleton York for service in the 1st Georgia Militia during Seminole War of 1818. Transcriptions of applications (No. 26833 for 40 acres under Act of 1850 and No. 58285 for 120 acres under Act of 1855). Applications are at the National Archives Building, Washington, D.C..|
Applications were made when he lived in Macon Co., AL. He eventually moved to Lafayette Co., MS and is buried in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery, Oxford, MS.
STATE OF ALABAMA,
ON this the 2nd day of December A.D. one thousand eight hundred and Fifty, personally appeared before me, Samuel Reed, a Justice of the Peace, within and for the county and State aforesaid Singleton York aged 51 years, a resident of Macon County in the State of Alabama, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical York who was a Private in the company commanded by Captain Martin in the 1st regiment of Georgia Militia commanded by Col. Milton in the war with the Seminole Indians Declared by the United States on about the day of A.D. 1817 or 18. That he was drafted at Aplin Columbia County, Georgia on or about the 1st day of Feby A.D. 1818 for the term of three months and continued in actual service for the term of three months and was honorably discharged at Hartsford, Georgia on or about the 1 day of May A.D. 1818 has no writen discharge and will appear by the muster rolls of said company.
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.
/s/ Singleton York
Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above written. And I hereby certify that I believe the said Singleton York to be the identical man who served as aforesaid, and that he is of the age above stated.
/s/ Sam Reed—J.P.
STATE OF ALABAMA,
I Lewis Alexander Judge of the Probate Court of said county, do hereby certify that Samuel Reed whose name appears to the above affidavit is, and was at the time of signing the same, an acting Justice of the Peace in and for said county aforesaid duly qualified and commissioned as the law requires and that faith and credit are due to his official acts. Given under my hand and seal this 16 day of December A.D. 1850.
/s/ Lewis Alexander
Judge of Probate
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BOUNTY LAND CLAIM
STATE OF Alabama
County of Macon
ON THIS 7th day of April A.D. 1855 personally appeared before me, Saml Reed a Justice of the Peace within said County and State aforsaid, Singleton York aged 55 years, a resident of the County of Macon and State of Alabama who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical person who was a private in the Company commanded by Captain Benjamin Martin in the 1st regiment of Militia commanded by Colonel Milton in the War with the Florida Indians 1818. That he was drafted at Columbia Co Ga on or about the – day of Jan A.D. 1818 for the term of three months and continued in actual service in said war, for the term of three months and was honorably discharged at Hartsford Ga on the – day of April A.D. 1818 as will appear by the Muster Roll of said Company, the discharge certificate of which has not been obtained. He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining Bounty Land granted by the Act passed March 3d 1855; and he hereby declares that he has recd a warrant No 26821 which has been legally disposed of for 40 Acres and he has not applied for, or received, and he believes he is not entitled to Bounty Land except as above stated,
SIGNATURE OF CLAIMANT: /s/ Singleton York
SWORN TO and subscribed before me, the day and year above written and I certify that I have no interest in the above claim, and am not concerned in its prosecution further than my fee
/s/ Saml Reed J.P.
When issued sent to SMBazzers
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