Revolutionary War Bounty Applications

Names of Soldiers of the American Revolution Who Applied

for State Bounty under Resolves of March 17, 1835, March 24, 1836, and March 20, 1836,

as Appears of Record in Land Office. n.p., 1893.


These lists tell the soldier's name, residence, and the source of the application. Maine means a Maine Land Grant,
Mass. a Massachusetts Land Grant, HCCR is from the Hancock County Court Records, LCCR is Lincoln County
Court Records, and YCCR is York County Court Records. Many of the County Courts still have their pension
applications there. If you find any in these lists that you are interested in, write us at:
 

Maine State Archives
84 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0084

We will count the pages and contact you with the cost for copies.
http://www.state.me.us/sos/arc/archives/military/revlist.htm

       Through a series of Legislative Resolves between 1835 and 1838, Maine issued grants of land to Revolutionary
War veterans or their widows. The first, aproved on March 17, 1835, granted 200 acres of land to non-commissioned
officers and soldiers who had served at least 3 years. The next Resolve was approved on Feburary 8, 1836 extended the benefits of the previous Resolve to include widows and the immediate heirs. A 3rd Resolve, on March 24, 1836, allowed those who could not meet the full requirements to receive $50 if they could prove some degree of actual service. Finally, the last Resolve, approved on March 10, 1838, granted 600 acres of land to commissioned officers or their widows.

Page Updated 31 August 2000

1835-1836

NAME
RESIDENCE
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT
PLACE OF DEATH
DEATH DATE
WIDOW
PLACE OF APPLICATION
2ND SPOUSE
COMMENT
Jonathan  Britton Otisfield Pittsfield, MA
Enoch Spurr Otisfield Wrentham, MA
Jacob Thurston Wrentham, MA Otisfield 1821 Ann B Otisfield John Piper
Joseph Weston Otisfield Gorham
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