James Suddarth – Application for Bounty Land, Part 3
Posted by dwsuddarth on 3 October 2009
James Suddarth applied for bounty land once again in 1855. This is a transcription of that application.
State of Indiana
On the 20th day of April A.D. 1855 personally appeared before me William A. Jackson clerk of the Crawford Circuit Court in said state, duly authorized to administer oaths generally within and for the court county and state aforesaid, James Suddarth, aged sixty years, a resident of Crawford County in the state of Indiana, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical James Suddarth, who was a Corporal in the Company commanded by Captain Jesse Coffey in the 6th Regiment of Kentucky Militia commanded by Colonel _________ Davenport, in war with Great Britain declared by the United States on the 18th day of June 1812, that he volunteered at Casey County in the state of Kentucky on or about the 17th day of August A.D. 1813, for the term of three months, and continued in actual service in said war under said Captain for the term of three months, that he never received a discharge for the reason that on the day the other soldiers in said company were discharged, he was sick of the measles & not able to be mustered out of service; He refers to the muster rolls of said company for evidence of the facts as stated above. He was in the battle of the Thomes. He also inlisted in the Pack Horse service in said war under Captain Higgins, at Lexington in the state of Kentucky, on or about the 1st day of January A.D. 1813, for the term of three months and continued in actual service as Pack Horse man, in said war for the term of at least two and a half months, and was honorably discharged at Dayton in the state of Ohio on or about the 20th day of March A.D. 1813, on account of being sick, which discharge for the last named service was heretofore forwarded to the Commissioner of Pensions for the purpose of procuring a land warrant under act of 28 September 1850.
He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which he may be entitled under the “act granting additional bounty land to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States” approved March 3, 1855, And he refers to his former declarations made under act of 28 September 1850, upon which he obtained a Land Warrant No (not remembered) for 40 acres which he having legally transfered and disposed of, is not within his person now to return.
He further declares that he has not received a warrant for bounty land under any act of Congress, nor made any application therefor, except as above stated.
Sworn to, subscribed and acknowledged before me the day and year first above written, and on the same day personally came before me William Sanders and R. D. Tucker residents of Crawford county in the state of Indiana to me well person as credible witnesses who being duly sworn according to law, declare that they are personally and well acquainted with James Suddarth; who has made and subscribed the foregoing declaration, And that from their personal acquaintance with him they believe that he is the identical person who performed the military services herein named, and who has received a warrant therefor, and they further swear that they are disinterested witnesses in his claim.
R D Tucker
Sworn to and subscribed before me, and I certify that I am not interested in the claim or concerned in its prosecution, and I believe that the claimant is the person he represents himself to be.
In witness of which I hereunto set my hand and the seal of said court (the same being a court of record possessing general jurisdiction) at Leavenworth this 20 day of April 1855
Wm A. Jackson (signature) Clerk
Crawford Cir Court