Land Warrant Applications?

If your ancestor obtained a United States military warrant which was used to acquire property in the federal domain, consider obtaining a copy of the application for the warrant. These applications are housed at the National Archives and should contain documentation of a soldier’s service. If the widow applied for a warrant after the soldier’s death she would have needed to prove her marriage also.  Copies of the warrant applications can be requested through the National Archives. They are not online.


2 thoughts on “Land Warrant Applications?

  1. Denise Maine

    This example that you used for land warrant applications for Randall Fugate is a DNA match for my husband.

    1. michaeljohnneill Post author

      His wife was Eleanor/Ellen–maiden name Newman, who was a sister to my ancestor, Augusta Newman (about 1798 Maryland-1861 White County, Indiana).


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