WAR OF 1812

DECLARATION OF SOLDIER FOR PENSIONS

State of Georgia
County of Colquitt

          On this seventeenth day of June, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy one, personally appeared before me  3. [ink blotch makes illegible] of the 5 Ordinary – Judge of Probate, a Court of Record within and for the county and State aforesaid, Enos Holland, aged eighty years, a resident of Colquit [sic] County and State of Georgia, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is married; that his wife’s name was Patsy Mitchell, to whom he was married in the state of North Carolina on the Tweenty eight [sic] day of January, 1810; that he served the full period of sixty days in the (1) Malisha [sic] service of the United States in the war of 1812; that he is the identical Enos Holland who (2) was drafted in Captain Henry Bryants company, McDonalds he thinks regiment, & Porters brigade, in North Carolina, 1814, and was honorably discharged 1815; that (3) he was not engaged in any Battles, returned near Portsmouth in Va and assisted to build a Fort at that place, that he has received a Land Warrant for said service, that he, at no time during the late rebellion against the authority of the United States, adhered to the cause of the enemies of the Government, giving them aid or comfort, or exercised the function of any office whatever under any authority, or pretended authority, in hostility to the United States; and that he will support the Constitution of the United States; that he is not in receipt of a pension under any previous act; that he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the United States, under the provision of the act approved February 14, 1871, and he hereby constitutes and appoints, with full power of substitution and revocation, R. W. Walker of Washington, D. C. his true and lawful attorney to prosecute his claim and obtain the pension certificate that may be issued; that his post office is a Camilla, County of Mitchell, State of Georgia; that his domicile or place of abode is in Colquitt.

 Attest:

 2. Z. S. Poore [Uncertain signature]

2 L. T. Holland [uncertain about initials in signature]


WAR OF 1812

CLAIM OF WIDOW FOR SERVICE PENSION

Under the provisions of Sections 4736 to 4740, inclusive, Revised Statutes, and the Act of March 9, 1878. 

State of Georgia, 
County of Mitchell, ss.

          On this 5th day of September, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy eight, personally appeared before me John W. Pearce, C. S. S. N. C., the same being a court of record within and for the County and State aforesaid, (1) Celia Holland, aged 59 years, a resident of Thomas Co., in the State of Georgia, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the widow of (2) Enos Holland deceased, who was the identical (3) Enos Holland, who served under the name of (4) Enos Holland as a (5) private in the Company commanded by Captain A. Bryan in the _______ regiment of N. C. Mil., commanded by _______ in the war of (6) 1812; that her said husband (7) volunteered at Wayne Co. N. C. on or about the  ____ day of  ____ A. D.  ____ for the term of 3 mos. and continued in actual service in said war for the term of (8) 3 months and whose services terminated, by reason of (9) Honorable discharge at Norfork, Va. on the  ___ day of _____ A. D.  ____.  She further states that the following is a full description of her said husband at the time of his enlistment, viz: (10) five foot 9 in. Black Hair  Blue Eyes  Fair complexion.  She further states that she was married to the said Enos Holland, at the city (or town) of  _______, in the county of Colquitt, and in the State of Ga., on the 3rd day of July A. D. 1866 by one (11) Hardie Hancock, who was a (12) Justice of the Peace and that her name before her said marriage was Celia Algood; and that she further states that (13) her said husband[illegible] and that she has not married since  and that her said husband (14) Enos Holland died in Colquitt Co., in the State of Georgia, on the 25 day of April A. D. 1875; and she declares that the following have been the places of residence of herself and her said husband since the date of his discharge from the Army, viz: (15) Enos Holland lived in Wayne Co. N.C. and moved to Colquitt Co. Ga & we have lived there ever since.  After his death I moved to Thomas Co. Ga.  She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the pension to which she may be entitled under Sections 4736 to 4740, inclusive, Revised Statutes, and the Act of March 9, 1878, and hereby appoints R. W. WALKER, of Washington D. C.., her true and lawful attorney, to prosecute her claim. 

          And she further declares that she has heretofore made no application for (16) pension but her husband applied for & received a pension Certif. No. 17739, Act Feb: 14 ’71 and that her residence is No.  _____ street, city (or town) of  _______ county of Thomas, state of Georgia, and that her post office address is Camilla Mitchell Co. Ga. 

                                                                             her

                                                                   Celia  X  Holland

                                                                             mark

 (Two attesting witnesses who can write their names.)

Thomas T. Edwards

E. B. Holland [signature uncertain]

         Also personally appeared Eson B. Holland, aged 61 years, residing at Colquitt Co., Ga., and T. T. Edwards, aged 42 years, residing at Mitchell


WAR OF 1812

DECLARATION OF SOLDIER FOR THE PURPOSE OF CLAIMING BOUNTY LANDS
(Not an official title)

State of Georgia
County of Thomas

                    On this tenth day of February A. D. one thousand eight hundred ande fifty one personally came before me, Thomas Simmons, a Justice of the Peace, within and for the County and State aforesaid, Enos Holland, age Sixty one years, a resident of the County of Thomas and State of Georgia, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Enos Holland who was a private in the Company commanded by Captain      Byrde in the Regiment commanded by Col. ____ Brewton in the war with Great Britain declared by the United States on the 18th day of June, 1812; that he was drafted at Waynesboro in the County of Wayne in the State of North Carolina on or about the  ____ day of September A. D. 1812 for the term of six months.  In the month of July 1813 he was marched to Newborn [sic] in the State of North Carolina and then placed under the command of the Captain ande Colonel above stated ande was there detained one month ande four days, he was then discharged under Furlow [sic] to return home to his family but to holde himself in readiness to march at a minutes warning.  He further stated that he substituted in Johnston County in the State of North Carolina on or about the first day of October A. D. 1816 for the term of six months in the Company commanded by Captain H. Bryant in the first regiment North Carolina Militia commanded by Lt. Col.       McDonalde, in saide war ande that he continued in actual service for the then ten Four Months ande six days ande was honorably discharged at Camp Portsmouth, on the 6th day of February A. D. 1815 as will appear by the muster rolls of saide Company.

          He makes these declarations for the purpose of obtaining the bounty lande to which he may be entitled under the “acts granting bounty lande to certain officers ande soldiers who have engaged in the Military Service of the United States” passed September 28th 1850.

                                          Enos Holland [signature]

 


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