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War of 1812 ... Fayette Co., Ala. ... CATHARINE CROW was on 1883 list, Certificate # 10,439, residence: Fayette Co., Ala.

LEWIS CROW WC 10439
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State of Alabama  §
Fayette County     §

On this Eleventh day of November A.D. One thousand Eight hundred and fifty personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace in and for the County and State aforesaid, LEWIS CROW aged sixty years a resident of the County of Fayette and State aforesaid who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical LEWIS CROW who was a private in the company commanded by Captain LEMIAH [sic] GARISON in the Georgia Regiment of Malitia commanded by Colonel BOOTH and Col. GROVES in the war with Great Britain declared by the United States on the 18th day of June 1812 / that he enlisted at Jefferson, Jackson County, Georgia on or about the middle of September AD 1814 for the term of six months and continued in actual service in said war for the term of six months, and was honorably discharged at Camp Hope in Georgia on or about the 25th day of April AD 1815 as will appear by the muster roll of said company.  Affiant states that he has lost or mislayed his discharge.  He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which he may be entitled under the "Act granting bounty land to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States" passed September 28, 1850.

~ LEWIS x CROW (his mark)


Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above written.  And hereby certify that I believe the said LEWIS CROW to be the identical man who served as aforesaid and that he is of the age above stated.

~ JOHN C. ROBERTSON, Justice of the Peace



TREASURY DEPT.
Third Auditor's Office
May 16, 1878 [sic]

Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions with the information that the rolls of Capt. NEHEMIAH GARRISON's Company of Ga. Militia show that LEWIS CROW served from Nov. 20, 1814 to May 6, 1815.  Paid for 5 mos. & 28 days.



Treasury Department
Third Auditor's Office. . .13992
May 16, 1851

It appears from documents on file in this Office, that LEWIS CROW a Private of Captain N. GARRISON'S Company of Georgia Militia entered the service on the 21st November 1814 for 6 mo. and served till the 6th of May 1815.

~ B.F. GALLAHER



The State of Alabama  §
Fayette County           §

On this 22 day of October 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 CATHARINE CROW aged 59 years 25 last June, a resident of Fayette County in the State of Alabama, who being duly sworn according to law declared she is the Widow of LEWIS CROW deceased who was a private in the company commanded by Captain LEMIAH GARRISON in the Georgia Regiment of drafted militia; she does not recollect the Colonel's name-in the war with Great Britain declared by the United States on the 18 day of June 1812; that her said husband was drafted in Hall County, Georgia or Jackson County on or about the month of December A.D. 1814 for the term of six months and continued in actual service in said-war for the term of five months as well as she can state and was honorably discharged at Mobile, Alabama on or about the first of May A.D. 1815.

She further states that she was married to the said LEWIS CROW in Jackson County, Georgia on the forth day of February AD 1817 by one JAMES LIDDLE a Justice of the Peace and that her name before her said marriage was CATHARINE WRIGHT; that her said husband died in Fayette County, Alabama on the 27th day of May AD 1855 and that she is now a widow.  She states that there is no public or private record kept of said marriage as she knows.  She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which she may be entitled under the act approved March 3d, 1855.

~ CATHARINE x CROW (her mark)


The State of Alabama  §
Fayette County           §

We, HOGAN YERBY and WILLIAM STRICKLAND residents of Fayette County in the State of Alabama, upon our oaths declare that the foregoing declaration was signed and acknowledged by CATHARINE CROW in our presence and that we believe from the appearance and statements of the applicant that she is the identical person she represents herself to be.  And we further state on oath that we were acquainted with LEWIS CROW, the husband of the applicant in his lifetime, that said LEWIS CROW and the applicant CATHARINE CROW lived and cohabited together as man and wife, and were so reputed in the community where they lived.  And that we have been acquainted with them for a great many years and during all that time they lived together as man and wife and we have no doubt but that they were lawfully married.  We further state on oath that LEWIS CROW died about the time mentioned in the aforesaid declaration and that CATHARINE CROW the affiant is still a widow.

~ HOGAN YERBY
~ WM. O. STRICKLAND


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 she represents herself to be and that I have no interest in this claim.

~ R. ALLEN SMITH, JP

JNO C. MOORE, Judge of Probate declares that R. ALLEN SMITH's signature is genuine etc.



DECLARATION OF A WIDOW FOR PENSION
War of 1812

State of Alabama   §
County of Fayette  §

On this 1st day of November AD eighteen hundred and seventy two personally appeared before me, B.W. WILSON Judge of the Probate Court of the County of Fayette & state aforesaid, a court of Record in and for the County and State aforesaid, KATHARINE CROW aged 77 seventy seven years, a resident of the County of Fayette & State of Alabama who being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the Widow of LEWIS CROW deceased who served the full period of sixty days in the (1) service of the United States in the War of 1812 and who was the identical LEWIS CROW who (2) was a volunteer in Captain NEHEMIAH GARRISON's Company, at Jefferson C.H., Georgia, 1814 and was honorably discharged at Mobile, Ala. April 1815; that (3) He was a private, my recollection is that he was under Col. BLACSTOCK.  In his lifetime he received land warrant for Eighty acres No 27752 the place he enlisted at was in Jackson County, Georgia at Jefferson Court House.  That she was married under the name of KATHARINE WRIGHT to said LEWIS CROW on the fourth day of February AD 1815 or 1816 at her father's house in Jackson County, Ga.; there being no legal barrier to such marriage; that her said husband died in Fayette County, Alabama on the seventeenth day of May 1855 and that she has not remarried since his death; that at no time during the late rebellion against the authority of the United States did she or her said husband adhere to the cause of the enemies of the Government, giving them aid or comfort or exercised the functions of any office whatever under any authority etc. that her post office is at Fayette C.H., Ala. County of Fayette, Fayette County.

~ KATHARINE x CROW (her mark)

Attest: W.H. WRIGHT, M.A. CROW


Also personally appeared WILLIAM H. WRIGHT and M.A. CROW, residing in the County of Fayette, State of Alabama who swear that KATHARINE CROW signed her mark etc.

~ W.H. WRIGHT
~ M.A. CROW

Sworn to and subscribed this first day of November AD 1872



CLAIM OF MINOR CHILDREN FOR BOUNTY LAND

State of Alabama   §
County of Fayette  §

On this 24th day of August AD one thousand eight hundred and Eighty three, personally appeared before me, HOLLAND M. BELL, the same being a court of record within and for the county and state aforesaid (1) MARY A. CROW a resident of the County of Fayette in the State of Alabama aged 47 years, who being duly sworn according to law makes the following declaration in order to obtain the bounty land provided by Acts of Congress for minor children; who says that she is the only [surviving] legal (2) legitimate child of (3) LEWIS CROW who was the identical LEWIS CROW who served under the name of LEWIS CROW as a (4) private in the company commanded by Captain N. GARRISON in the Georgia Regiment of Malitia; whose services terminated in said war for the reason of (9) the said LEWIS CROW died in Fayette Co., Ala. on the 29th day of May A.D. 1855.  That he left his widow surviving him (12) who died 19th January 1880; that the above named are [sic] the only surviving child of said LEWIS CROW the issue of said soldier, the date of her birth (by said KATHARINE) being MARY A. CROW borned 29 June 1836; that applicant was borned in Hall Co., Ga. & moved with father & mother in the year 1837 to Fayette Co., Ala. where she now resides & have so resided for forty six years ... Post office address is Fayette C.H., Fayette Co., Ala.

THOMAS RAY, aged 38 years, residing at Fayette C.H., Ala. & JAMES C. YERBY aged 40 years, residing at Fayette C.H., Ala. say they were present and saw MARY A. CROW sign her name, and that MARY A. CROW is the only heir of LEWIS CROW.  Said applicant is the Daughter of said LEWIS CROW deceased, we knew said LEWIS CROW from our earliest recollection to the day of his death and also said applicant from our earliest recollection to the present.  24 August 1883.





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