747. Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants Award by State Governments
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By Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck. After the Revolutionary War, nine state governments awarded land bounties to their Revolutionary War veterans (or their survivors) in return for their military or other service. The nine states that awarded bounty lands in their western reserves or on their western borders (directly affecting the future states of Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Ohio, and Tennessee) are Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia. Unlike the federal bounty land records, however, these state records are not centralized; instead, they are found in the various states in the form of manuscript records and printed books and are all but inaccessible to the researcher. Altogether about 35,000 names appear in the index, including duplicates. While the arrangement of matter is strictly alphabetical, there is also a separate index to heirs, representatives, and other assignees mentioned in the records. Hardcover. 608 pages. Library copy; never circulated; has library identification markings.