Thursday, April 30, 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 260: 1827 Bounty Land Warrant Awarded to Martin Carringer

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the  1827 Land Warrant awarded to Martin Carringer for his service in the Revolutionary War:

The transcription of this record is (handwritten portions in italics):

No. 1259                      3.    3.    8.    6.

Pursuant to an Act of Congress, authorizing the Secretary
of War to issue Land Warrants, and for other purposes, passed the
15th day of April, 1806,  Martin Carringer who was
a private in the Pennsylvania Line  is entitled to
one hundred                                          acres of land,
to be located, agreeable to said act, on any unlocated parts of the fifty
quarter townships, and the fractional quarter townships, reserved by
law for original holders of military warrants.

GIVEN at the War Office, this  eighth
day of  December  in the year of our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty

Registered,                                         James Barbour
                                                        Secretary of War

Robert Taylor   Clerk

The source citation for this document is (using the RootsMagic source template for Military Records, Images):

"U.S. War Bounty Land Warrants, 1789-1858," digital image, ( : accessed 30 April 2015), 1806 Warrants: 1100-2119; 1835, 1842, and 1848 Warrants: 1299-2479 (Partial Collection), No. 1259, Martin Carringer, awarded 8 December 1827, image 369 of 1069; citing U.S. Revolutionary War Bounty Land Warrants Used in the U.S. Military District of Ohio and Relating Papers (Acts of 1788, 1803, and 1806), 1788-1806; Microfilm Publication M829, 16 rolls; ARC ID: 635444. Records of the Bureau of Land Management, Record Group 49; National Archives at Washington, D.C.

Martin Carringer is my 4th great-grandfather, and served as a private for several years in the Revolutionary War.  He received a Revolutionary War Pension in 1820.  This record indicates that he received 100 acres of land in the Military District of Ohio for his service in 1827.

I wondered what happened to this parcel of land - where was it located, and if Martin Carringer sold it or held it until his death.  I figured it out, with Ancestry's help, and i'll show the document next week in the next Treasure Chest Thursday.

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