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Chaney Couch
Bounty Land Warrant - 1855


State of    Georgia                 }ss
County of     Gwinnett              }
                On this the seventh day of May, A. D. One Thousand Eight Hundred and fifty  five  personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace, within and for the county and State aforesaid, Chaney Couch, aged Thirty nine  years, a resident of Gwinnett County , in the State of Georgia   , who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Chaney Couch , who was a private soldier in the company commanded by Captain  Hamilton Garmany  in the                              regiment of mounted volunteers, commanded by Colonel Beall, in the war with the Creek Indians during the year 1836, that he was mustered into the United States service at Girrard, Ala, for the term of   three months and continued in actual service in said war for fourteen days; that he has heretofore made application for bounty land under the act of September 28, 1850, and received a land warrant, No. not known  for forty acres, acres, which he has since legally disposed of and cannot now return.
                He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the additional bounty land to which he may be entitled under the act approved the 3d day of March, 1855.  He also declares, that he has never applied for nor received, under this or any other act of Congress, any bounty land warrant except the one above mentioned.
                T. Allan of Lawrenceville, Geo. Is hereby authorized as my Attorney to prosecute this claim, and to receive any warrant or certificate which may be issued hereon.
                                                                                                                Chaney Couch    seal
            We, William Maltbie and William B. Bracewell  residents of Gwinnett County, and the State of Georgia, upon our oaths declare that the foregoing declaration was signed and acknowledged by Chaney Couch in our presence, and that we believe, from the appearance and statements of the applicant, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be.
                                                                                                                Wm. Maltbie    seal
                                                                                                                William B. Bracewell   seal
                The foregoing declaration and affidavit were sworn to and subscribed before me on the day and year above written; and I certify that I know the affiants to be credible persons; that the claimant is the person he represents himself to be, and that I have no interest in this claim.
                                                                                                                Jesse Murphy         J. P.
State of   _______________________}
County of_______________________} ss.
                I certify that Jesse Murphy, Esq., before whom the foregoing declaration and affidavit were made, is and was at the time of taking the same, an acting Justice of the Peace within and for the County and State aforesaid, dully commissioned and qualified, and that his signature above is genuine.
                In Testimony Whereof, I have hereto set my hand and affixed the seal of my office, this 7th day of ___(seal is covering the month; most likely May), 1855.
                                                                                                                  ?  M. Allan , Clerk, of the Inferior
                                                                                                                Inferior Court of Said County

Chaney Couch, 50-40 Wt. 24338, Bounty Land Warrant Application, Act of 28 Sept. 1850, Served in Creek War, Capt. Hamilton Garmany, GA Vol., National Archives, Washington.

  Courtesy of Babs Robinson, 3450 NE 187th Ct., Williston, FL         Babsrbnson@earhtlink.net


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