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Did your ancestor receive free bounty land in Alabama?

After the Revolutionary War, free bounty land was offered by the federal government to citizens and soldiers for their service.


Revolutionary war

Bounty land on western frontier

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.

Many of these soldiers received grants in Georgia, Tennessee and the Mississippi Territory, parts of which later became the state of Alabama.

The book ALABAMA REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIERS VOLUME I 

Includes genealogical and biographical information on 26 Revolutionary Soldiers who were in early Alabama and/or collected military pensions for their service.

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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ALABAMA REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIERS VOLUME I (REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIERS IN ALABAMA Book 1)


By (author): Donna R Causey
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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me
All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.
She has authored numerous genealogy books.
RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE)
is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2)
is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series)
Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1)
is the continuation of the story. .
For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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25 comments

  1. Rick Bozeman

    Yes, in Alabama in 1824 in vicinity of Hope Hull.

  2. Melissa Lee Lynn

    Yes several of my ancestors.

  3. Frances S. Hughes

    None of my folks got anything:(! No, y’all, I am kidding, I don’t have a clue who they were, much less what they may or may not have gotten!

  4. Jerry Mead

    My 5thGrandfather fought with Washington at his first battle. He was from Bedford,Va…He had 8 children in Va. His wife died giving birth to a child. He married his best friends widow, move to Augusta, Ga.and had 8 more children. His son Marston Mead was the first Probate Judge for Blount Co Al. He had over 40,000 acres of land in VA….Quite a story….

    1. A possible ancestor in Bedford, VA. was fined by the church/government a number of lbs. of tobacco for not attending church services on Sunday. I understand that folks of a different religion were not held to the same rules.

    1. Will Robertson

      Hell yeahhhhh my family didn’t get enough…

  5. Jon Whatley

    Yes they did and we still have it today.

  6. You could just say the truth: Native Americans’ land was stolen and “given” to white men.

  7. Yes! At last count around 20 ancestors. Some received grants and moved to Ft Mimms and Horseshoe Bend. Tallapoosa Co had some,Many of mine had 3 generations in the same war. Some families had some fight in every war we have ever had. My Father McCoullough WWII, Korea and Viet Nam. My 10th landed at Jamestown ,William Mease Mayes.

  8. Larry Wise II

    It was not free..lots of native Americans payed for it with their murdered blood from th government

    1. Jesse Littleton

      Yes …Amen most these documents say on them “Recently Aquired Creek or Cherokee Territory” .Timeline on these are 1820 to 1836

  9. Judy Ballard

    Yes, they received land just not in Alabama.

  10. Jesse Littleton

    I have 10 documents that I tried to post a picture of one from Georgia.This absolutely is true.I have the land grants to prove it

  11. Cathey Alexander Green

    I’ve got ones from Iowa. Think they were for service in Seminole, Mexican, &/or

  12. David Winslett

    During the Revolutionary war if you owned land and were loyal to the crown they took your property or land and gave it to the soldiers after the war! Sent those loyalist back to England or wherever!

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