Some Revolutionary War Soldiers in Alabama Vol I [NOOK Book]

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After the Revolutionary War, free bounty land was offered by the federal government to citizens and soldiers for their service. The practice of awarding bounty land for military forces had been a long-standing practice in the British Empire in North America. Land was a commodity in generous supply.

The new American government patterned their struggle for independence from Great Britain by offering bounty lands but the lands were not to be ...
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Some Revolutionary War Soldiers in Alabama Vol I

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Overview

After the Revolutionary War, free bounty land was offered by the federal government to citizens and soldiers for their service. The practice of awarding bounty land for military forces had been a long-standing practice in the British Empire in North America. Land was a commodity in generous supply.

The new American government patterned their struggle for independence from Great Britain by offering bounty lands but the lands were not to be awarded until the war concluded and the British defeated. The Bounty lands were utilized as an effective technique to enroll support from local citizenry who might be lured into the British fold.

No bounty land was available in many of the Original Thirteen colonies because the states lacked enough vacant land to support the policy so the government looked to the frontier in the western domains for awarding bounty land. This practice served an additional purpose. With veterans settled on frontier lands, the states could rely on a military force from the revolutionary soldier to protect the settlements from Indians. As further inducement to actually occupy the land, veterans who would settle on their land grants were granted exemptions from taxation ranging from a few years to life. Many of these soldiers received grants in Georgia, Tennessee and the Mississipi Territory, parts of which later became the state of Alabama. Revolutionary soldiers soon arrived in early Alabama to claim their land grants. Some arrived when they were quite old but their descendants benefited from the veteran's military service when the land was given to them through a will.

This book includes genealogical and biographical information on 26 Revolutionary Soldiers who were in early Alabama and/or collected military pensions for their service. Some of their descendants still remain on the bounty land they received. The soldiers in this volume are: JAMES CALDWELL, JOHN YOUNG, CAPT. ANTHONY WINSTON, WILLIAM SANDERS, CAPTAIN WILLIAM ARMISTEAD, WILLIAM WICKER, BRYANT ADAMS, WILLIAM PULLEN, GEORGE AGNEW, JOHN WEBSTER, ROBERT WESTON, GEORGE TAYLOR, GOV. JOHN SEVIER, JAMES ROBERTSON, HARRISON NICHOLSON, JAMES MCCRORY, DAVID MURRAY, CHARLES LITTLETON, DAVID LINDSAY, EPHRAIM KIRBY, JOHN WADE KEYES, COL. JOSPEH HUGHES, SAMUEL TOWNSEND, JOHN TOWNSEND, HENRY TOWNSEND, and ANDREW TOWNSEND
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013647268
  • Publisher: Donway Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/21/2011
  • Series: Alabama Revolutionary War Soldiers , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 97 KB

Meet the Author

Donna R. Causey is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. She attended the University of Texas, the Montevallo University and University of Alabama in Birmingham where she received her M. A. in Learning Disabilities. Donna was a teacher in the Jefferson County and Hoover City School system for almost twenty years. When she retired in 2000, she found time to follow her passion for history, genealogy and writing. She started a website, www.alabamapioneers.com as a free virtual and genealogy and history library. www.alabamapioneers.com is like a reunion of family and friends each contributing a slice of their experience and history. Her books included expanded research with supporting information as well as fun stories from Alabama's past.
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