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John Tally - Military Service

County of St Clair:  So on this 24th Day of May AD one thousand eight hundred and fifty five personally appeared before me,
a Justice of the Peace, within and for the county and state aforesaid John Tally aged seventy four years, resident of St. Clair County in the
State of Missouri, who being duly sworn according to law declares that  he is the identical John Tally who was a private in the company
Commanded by Captain James Cowan.  The regiment of the company was, Tennessee Rangers, and not commanded by any particular
Colonel, in the War with the Creek Indians in the time of the War Declared by the United States 1812 with Great Britain, for the term of
 about four months and continued in actual service in said war for fourteen days, that he heretofore makes application for Bounty Land
under the Act of September 28th 1850 and received a land warrant No 19,711 for eighty acres for said service which he has since
legally disposed of and cannot now return.

He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the additional bounty land to which he may be entitled under the Act approved
the 3rd day of March 1855.  He also declares that he has never applied for nor received under this or any other Act of Congress any
bounty land warrant except the one above mentioned  and one Land Warrant, not collected, for 160 acres which he received as the
father of Thomas Tally, Dec’d, who was a private in Captain John Holloway’s Company in the 2nd Regiment of Missouri Mounted
Volunteers in the War with Mexico.

 John Tally  


Submitted by John Corbin