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1830 Heads of HouseholdFrancis Maybury Records 1788-1818

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Administrations



STATE OF TENNESSEE,GRAINGER COUNTY

We, Absolum Roach, H. James--are bound to the State of Tennessee, in the penalty of Eight Hundred Dollars-- Witness our hands and seals, this 4 day of, April A.D. 1881

THE CONDITION OF THIS OBLIGATION IS SUCH, That whereas the above bound has----been appointed Administrator of the Estate of---- Margaret Roach------deceased

Now,if the said-- Absolum Roach----shall well and truly ,as such Administrator,perform all the duties which are or may be required by law,this obligation shall be void,otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. Acknowledged and approved
in open Court this 4 day of
April------1881
----W.C.D.Willis Chairman




Pensions

STATE OF ALABAMA
County of Madison

On this third day of September A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fiftyone personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace within and for the County and State aforesaid, WILLIS CARPENTER aged69 years, a resident of Madison County in the State of Alabama who being duly sworn according to Law, declares that he is the identical man who was a private in the Company commanded by Captain THOMAS SHARPE in the regiment of TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS commanded by COL. LILLARD in the war with the Creek Indians that he volunteered at Rutledge East Tennessee on or about the 14th day of October A.D. one thousand eight hundred and thirteen for the term of three monts and continued in actual service in said war for the term of near 4 months and was honorably discharged at Rutledge E. Tennessee on the day of February A.D. 1814 as will appear by the oath of said Capt Sharpe's Company - My discharge is either lost sold or destroyed and I do not now know what became of it.

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. Willis X Carpenter Witnessth
D. M. Bradford

Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above written, and I hereby certify that I believe the said Willis Carpenter to be the idential man who served as aforesaid; and that is of the age above stated. Dickson Cobb JP

Land Warrant to be sent to D.M. Bradford, Huntsville, Ala.

FORM FOR BOUNTY LAND UNDER ACT OF 1855

STATE OF ALABAMA
County of Madison

On this 3rd day of April A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty-five personally appeared before me, a Justice of Peace withinand for the County and State aforesaid, Wilis Carpenter aged 72 years a resident of Madison County in the State of Alabama who being duly sworn, accord- ing to law, declares he is the identical Willis Carpenter who received under act of 28 September 1850 a Land Warrant for forty acres for services in Captain Thomas Sharpe TN volunteer Company, East Tennessee Volunteers War of Creek Indians which Warrant he has sold.

He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the Bounty Land, granted by the act passed the 3rd March, 1855, and he hereby declares that he has not applied for or received and he believes he is not entitled to, Bounty Land, except as above stated, and he hereby appoints Richard B. Brickell, of Huntsville, Alabama, his true and lawful Attorney, to prosecute his claim, and receive his Warrant when issued.

Willis X Carpenter

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.

James H. Poor A Justice of Peace



WAR OF 1812
Declaration for a Pension under Act of February 14, 1871
By A Pensioner under Previous Acts

State of ALABAMA
County of MADISON

On the 13th day of June A.D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy one, personally appeared before meJames H. Bone clerk of the Circuit Court, a Court of Record witin and for the county and State aforesaid Wilis Carpenter aged 91 years, a resident Near Owens Cross Roads, County of Madison State of Alabama, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he was married:(wife now dead). That his wife's name was Elizabeth Ross to whom he was married in GRANGER COUNTY EAST TENNESSEE on the First day of May 1813; that he served the full period of sixty days in the Military Service of the United States in the War of 1812; that he is the identical Willis Carpenter who enlisted in Captain Thomas Sharp's Company at Rutledge Tennessee on the 7th day of October 1813 and was honorably discharged at Knoxville, Tennessee 10th day of June 1814; that after enlistment at Rutledge joined his company at place called Fudge Plains, Granger County Tennessee marched from there to Campbells Station remained there about two weeks went from there to Kingston, Tennesseefrom Kingston to Fort Armstrong there to Fort Strother on the Coosa River remained at Fort Strother until about the 20th day of April 1814 then marched back to Knoxville Tennessee remained at Knoxville till he received his discharge, that he at no time during the late rebellion against the authority of the United States adhered to the cause of the enemies of the Government, giving them aid or comfort, or exercised the functions of any office whatever under any authority, or pretended authority, in the hostility to the United Sates; and that he will support the Constitution of the United States; that he is not in receipt of a pension under a previous act.; that he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the United Stats, under the provisions of the act approved February 14, 1871, and he hereby constitutes and appoints with full power of substitution and revocation, Lewis and Fullerton of Washington DC his true and lawful attorneys to prosecute his claim and obtain the pension certificate that may be issued; that his offices is at Owens Cross Roads, County of Madison State of Alabama that his domicile or place of abode is near Owens Cross Roads.

Willis X Carpenter

Attest:
James H. Poor
Robert J.Wright