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Moses Spring's Bounty Land Warrant application fil
Posted by: Gloria Baran Date: October 27, 2001 at 13:36:04
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To all Spring-Springs cousins researching southern Illinois- Tenn. N.C. Springs: I have just received the Warrant application and looks like there is no new information I'm sorry to say. H. Spencer Byfield does the research and he says: " Moses Springs was drafted into Capt. James A. Black's Company, Tennessee Militia in the fall of 1814 in Wilson Co. Tenn. for the term of six months. He was discharged on 13 May 1815 at Nashville, Tennessee. Moses was living in Williamson Co., Illinois on 26 October 1850 when he applied for bounty land under the act of 28 Sept. 1850. He gave his age as seventy six years ( indicating a birth date of about 1774 ). Moses was granted warrant no. 2174 for 80 acres on 15 March 1851. Moses was living in Williamson Co.,Illinois on 21 March 1855 when he applied for bounty land under the act of 1855. He gave his age as seventy seven(indicating a birth date of about 1778) ***** IT LOOKS LIKE MOSES DOESN'T KNOW HOW OLD HE REALLY IS !!!!!!!!( Gloria) Benjamin Springs, aged fifty two, made a deposition in support of this application. Moses was granted warrant No. 8034 for 80 acres on 21 Sept. 1855 ". Mr. Byfield is offering to search for the Bounty land Warrant and talks about surrendered warrants and if he used his warrant to patent a preemptive claim, or died without surrendering the warrants would show the names and locations of his heirs. I'm truly thinking about going on with the research with Mr. Byfield. Hope to hear from my fellow- researchers. I'm planning to visit Southern Illinois this Thanksgiving. Sincerely, Gloria Baran


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