Bounty Land Application #20822
28 Feb 1851
Transcribed and contributed by Nel Rocklein
[Cover/Folder info -- front] Alexander Beaty -- his Cap I Gregg, Col B Christan Ten Mil En Nov 93, dis Jany 94 -- Indian War 2nd ??? Cap Andrew Beaty, Col Jno Scott Ten Mil En Oct 94, Dis Nov 94 -- Indian War 3 Allerton's? Office Feb 26, 52 No Rolls of Cap's Greggs and Beatys Companies for the years 1793 & 4 are found. They are presumed to have been destroyed in the burning of the Public Buildings. P Y Gallaher for B Allerton (??) No evidence March 23, 1853 L B Maxcy, Albany KY Clr May 22/53 ECE [Cover/Folder info -- back] Hurd Andetors?? Office May 9th, 1853 It does not appear from the Books of this office that Captain Gregg & Andrew Beatty were in service in 1793 & 1794. R Grame for David? Letter to Hon A Galtain Talbott Mar 11/58 H Payten ---------------- Washington, D. C. March 5th, 1858 Hon Geo. C. Whiting Com. Pens. Dear Sir, Enclosed find affidavit of Thos Travis additional evidence in case of the Application of Catherine Beaty for Bounty Land under act March 3rd, 1855 which, if sufficient you will please issue a Land Warrant in conformity to the petitions of applicant, otherwise let me know at your earliest convenience what more may be wanting. I have the honor to be Most Respectfully A. Gallatin Talbott -------------------------------- State of Tennessee, Fentress County// On this the 9th day of April 1853 personally appeared before me James L Stony a Justice of the Peace in and for the County and State aforesaid Catherine Beaty living in the edge of Kentucky and after being duly sworn for that purpose on her oath making the following Declaration in order to obtain Bounty Land for the service of her Dec'd husband Alexander Beaty. She states that she was married in Sulivan County East Tennessee by Squire Andy Crockett 51 years and six months in the month of May that she & her said husband moved from Sulivan County to Cumberland County Kentucky, lived together up until the time of his death which took place on the 3rd day of March 1851 in Clinton County, that she has remained a widow ever since, that she now has at her same place where she has and for (???) as of 45 years that her said husband served a Tour of (???) 3 or six months against the Indians & thinks he was under his brother Captain Andy Beaty - that she has all through his life talked of his service when he went and till all a/// that he sent on his claim for Bounty Land some tine before his death. She makes said papers a part hereof she states that her name was Travis before she was married, that she was 23 years old when she was married & is now 73 years old. She states that she has a chance of making her Declaration in Tennessee about one? mile & a half from her house and does so as she is old and frail and unable to go far from home. her Catherine X Beaty mark Sworn to and subscribed to this 9th day of April 1853 before me. James L Stonie, J.P. State of Tennessee Fentress County I certify that I will?? know Alexander Beaty for many years and his widow and the family that I believe her statements are ??thy true, that they are Good and worthy citizens. Given under my had this 9th day of April 1853. James L Stonie, justice of the peace for said county Sate of Tennessee Fentress County// I David C. Travis, Clerk of the County Court of the county & state aforesaid, certify that James L Story Esq whose signatures appear to the foregoing Declarations and certificate is and was at the time of signing the same an acting Justice of the peace in and for the county and state aforesaid and full faith and (???) is due all his act as such and the foregoing signatures purports in to be his are G(???) (??) testimony where of I have (???). Set my hand and affixed my seal this 11th day of April 1853 David C. Travis Clerk by R. T Thelduck? ------------------------------ State of Tennessee Clinton County// On this the twentyfourth day of January A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty one, personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths within and for the County and State aforesaid, Alexander Beaty aged eighty one years a resident of Clinton County, Kentucky, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Alexander Beaty who was a private in the company commanded by Captain James Gragg in the Regiment commanded by Colonel Gilbert Christian in the Indian War between the United States and the Cherokee in the year 1793. That he was drafted in Sullivan County Tennessee in November 1793, as well as he now remembers, for the period of three months, and continued in actual service in said War for about two months and was honorably discharged in Knoxville, Tennessee in January 1794; That he was a private in the Company commanded by Captain Andrew Beaty in the Regiment commanded by Colonel John Scott of Mounted men, in the war between the United States and the Cherokee Indians in the year 1794. That he volunteered in Sullivan County Tennessee in October 1794, as well as he now remembers, and continued in actual service in said ?? for about 33 days, and was honorable discharged at Knoxville Tennessee in the month of November or December 1794. He state that he received a written certificate of Discharge for his services in Capt Graggs Company, Col Christian's Regiment which got burned up together with all his other papers, when his house was burned in 1806. He does not now recollect whether he received a written certificate of Discharge or not for his second tour of service. He states that he sold his claim for pay to John Shelby for $20 or $25 for his last service. He states that William Snodgrass was a Lieut in Capt Andrew Beaty's Company, and that Snodgrass commanded the company, Beaty not being with it. He is unable at his advanced age, and after the lapse of so many years, to give dates with precision. By reference to the Muster Rolls of the Companies with which he served his service (???) be seen. He remembers that George Rutledge was a Major in Col Scotts Regiment. He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the Bounty land which may be (???) (???) , 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 28th, 1850. Sworn to and subscribed before me this day and year above written, and I hereby certify that I believe the Declarant Alexander Beaty to be the identical man? who served as aforesaid and that he is of the age above stated. [signed] Alexander Beaty Geo Scoope? J.P. C. C. State of Kentucky Clinton County// I Rice Maxey Clerk of the County Court for the County aforesaid certify that George Scoope Esq whose general(?) signature appears to the foregoing Declaration is & was at the time of signing the same a Justice of the Peace for the County & State aforesaid duly authorized to administer oaths for general purposes. In testimony whereof I have herewith set my hand and affixed the seal of office of said county at the Clerk's Office in Albany, this 20th day of February 1851. Rice Maxey Clk By John Delten D.C. -------------------------------- State of Tennessee Fentress County// On this 9th day of April 1853 personally appeared before me James L. Story a Justice of the Peace in and for said county Eleanor Meek widow of James Meek Deceased a resident citizen of Clinton County Kentucky, aged about 75 years she being in ??? to full Credit and after being duly sworn on her oath makes the following affidavit towit that she was living at the house of Alexander Beaty in Sulavin County Tennessee when he served as a soldier against the Indians, a volunteer for the time of three months, as she now thinks under his brother Captain Andy Beaty, that she helped to fix him off and remained there with his father and mother until his term of service was outs and returned home and continued to live there for some years after that, she then married James Meek and lived some years on said Beatys farm. That said Beaty then married Catharine Travis at the house of said Alexander Beaty where his father then lived That she & her husband James Meek was at the wedding & that as well as she now remembers by squire Andy Crockett married them. That she has lived in sight of the house of said Alexander Beaty & his now widow Catharine for about 40 years or perhaps more that she cannot t??? the exact date of said marriage from the great length of time. That she lived by the all the time in Tennessee, moved with them to Kentucky and with exception of 2 years has lived by them ever since. She states that ??? Andy Cooper was in the same company with Beaty in said tour and is now dead. her Eleanor X Meek mark Sworn to and subscribed to this the 9th day of April 1853 before me. James L Stone Justice of the Peace for Fentress County State of Tennessee Fentress County// I David C. Travis Clerk of the County Court of the County and State aforesaid certify that James L Storie Esquire whose signature appears to the foregoing affidavit is and was at the time of signing the same an acting Justice or the Peace in and for the county and stat aforesaid and full faith and credit is due all his acts as such & the foregoing signature purporting to be his is ?? in testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal of office done at Jamestown Tennessee this 11th day of April 1853. David C. Travis Clerk, by R. T. Hildreth D.C. ---------------------- Kentucky Clinton County Court ordained that it be certified that it was proven to the satisfaction of the Court that Alexander Beaty, died in Clinton County Kentucky died in the year March 1851 leaving Catherine Beaty his widow who is still his widow and still living. Kentucky Clinton County ?? J. S. B. Maxey Clerk of the County Court for the County of Clinton and State aforesaid, certify that the foregoing order is a true copy of the record in my office. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of my office at the Clerks Office in Albany this 18th day of April 1853. Ate? S. B. Maxey Clk By R. L Brame D.C. ------------------------ State of Kentucky Clinton County // On this the 20th day of February 1858 personally appeared before me J. C. Southerland, a Justice of the Peace in and for the County aforesaid: Thomas Travis aged 48 years a resident Citizen of the county aforesaid he is a Good citizen of the county aforesaid and being first duly sworn for that purpose on his oath make the following affidavit, that he will?? new Alexander Beaty now deceased for a great many years before his death and with his now widow Catharine Beaty, he states that he lived for many years before the death of said Beaty in sight of him and ever since in sight of his widow Catharine. Affidant states that he is a nephew of said Beaty, and many times heard him speak of his service against the Indians in the war of 1790 under Captain Andy Beaty -- he stated he was out several months from East Tennessee. Thos Travis Sworn to and Subscribed this 20th day of February 1858 before me J. C. Southerland, J.P. State of Kentucky Clinton County// I J. A. Brents Clerk of the County ???? aforesaid do certify that J. C. Southerland whose signature appears to the foregoing affidavit is and was at the time an acting Justice of the Peace in and for the County aforesaid and full faith and credit is due all his acts as such and the foregoing signature purporting to be his is genuine. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto ?? my hand and seal of office done at Albany this 20th day of February 1858. J. A. Brents Clk ------------------------- [Folder Cover] Catherine Beatys Claim for Bounty Land. Addition Evidence -- Affidavit of Thos Travis---- Application made under Act of March 3rd 1855 Sent by Hon A. G. Talbott for W. J. Dabney Albany Clinton Co Kentucky --------------------- State of Kentucky Clinton County// This day Elleanor Meek came in person before me a Justice of the Peace authorized to administer oaths within and for the County and State aforesaid and being duly and legally sworn before me on her oath states that she is personally acquainted with the above declarant Alexander Beaty and was so acquainted with him when he performed the services set out in his declaration and she states that she knows that he started from home as a soldier, that she assisted in making his clothes to wear on the campaign, That he started and was gone on the campaign months, that he performed another tour of duty but how long she does not know. her Elenor X Meek mark Sworn to and subscribed before me this 24th day of January A.D. 1851. Geo Snoope J.P. State of Kentucky Clinton County// I Rice Maxey Clerk of the County aforesaid certify that George Scoope Esq. whose genuine signature appears to the foregoing Affidavit is and was at the time of signing the same a Justice of the Peace within and for the County & State aforesaid duly authorized to administer oaths for general purposes. In testimony whereof I have herewith sat my hand the seal of office of said County at the Clerks Office this the 20 day of February 1851. Rice Maxey Clk by John Dillen D.C.
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