David Lancaster - Bounty Land Warrant

The State of Alabama
Lauderdale County

On this the fifth day of November eighteen hundred and fifty personally appeared before me, a justice of the peace within and for the county and state aforesaid, David Lancaster, aged sixty nine years, a widower of Lauderdale County aforesaid, who being duly sworn according to law, discloses that he is the identical David Lancaster, who was a private in the company commanded by Captain William Martin in the Second Regiment of Mounted Riflemen commended by Colonel Williamson in the War with Great Britain declared by the United States on the 18th day of June 1812, that he volunteered at Franklin, Williamson County, State of Tennessee on or about the fifteenth day of September 1814 for the term of six months, and continued in actual service in said war for the term of seven months, and was honorably discharged at Columbia Murray County Tennessee on or about the 14th day of April 1815, as will appear from the muster rolls of said company - having transferred his discharge to Samuel Shelborne when he was discharged to enable him to draw his pay for service. He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which he may be entitle under the act of granting bounty land to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military services of the United States passed September 28th 1850.

David Lancaster

Sworn to and subscribed before me this day and year above written. And I hereby certify that I believe the said David Lancaster to be the identical man who served as aforesaid, and that he is of the age above stated.

B. F. Karsner, J. P.

Source: Bounty Land Files: can number 160, bundle number 187, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D. C.