From Revolutionary War Documents
TN Land Entries: Military Bounty Land, Vols. 1-3 by Dr. A.B. Pruitt (ISBN #0-944992-61-7)
Note: I only have copies of 22 pages that I selected from the main document.
of the Military Acts passed by NC Assembly:
General Notes on the Glasgow land fraud:
Note: The material above comes from pages i-xiii.
Military Bounty Land, Part 2 (Locations)
Glasgow Land Fraud Papers, Vol. 2 by A.B. Pruitt (ISBN #944992-49-8)
TN Land Entries, Vols. 4-6 by A.B. Pruitt (976.802 Pruitt)
Glasgow Land Fraud Papers, 1783 – 1800; North Carolina Revolutionary War Bounty Land in TN by A.B. Pruitt (ISBN #0-944992-14-5)
N.C. Genealogical Society Journal, Vol. XIV, No. 3: Aug. 1988
(This came via. an email attachment from Glorianne Gfahs@aol.com and appears on some web site, I think.)
This article is an abstraction from A.B. Pruitt’s book, Glasgow Land Fraud Papers. (see above)
The Hidden Revolutionary War Land Grants in the TN Military Reservation by Shirley Hollis Rice; c. 1992 and published by the Family Tree Press in Lawrenceburg, TN.
NC Revolutionary War Accounts (Payroll Accounts)
Roster of NC Soldiers in the Revolutionary War (973.3456 Roster)
Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants (973.34 Bockstruck) by Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck
Index to Rev War Service Records, Vol. II: E-K (973.34 White)
From pages 1223-1224.
This list includes over 100 “Hast-“ names of Rev War soldiers. Lots of these are from New England colonies. Here are some of the entries that might be of interest:
Genealogical Abstracts of Rev War Pension Files: Vol. II, F-M by Virgil D White (973.34 White)
The NC Continentals (Univ. of NC Press) (973.3456)
Note: I copied pages from this book that discuss the NC 10th Regiment. This was the regiment in which William Faircloth (who granted Daniel Haston’s land grant) served.
TN Land Grants, Vols. 7, 7A, 7B by Dr. A.B. Pruitt (976.802 Pruitt)
Note: This information was once thought to be lost, but was found. It contains abstracts of locations recorded in the military bounty land office in Nashville. John Willis and Francis Locke, “commissioners” from NC, created these abstracts. The original books haven’t been found.
NC Revolutionary Army Accounts: Vols. III, IV, Part III
NC Revolutionary War Accounts Secretary of State Treasurer’s & Comptroller’s Papers, Vols. I & II, Part II (975.602)
NC Rev War Army Accounts # 4 – 7
Accounts sent to US Commissioners at NY by NC to seek repayment for funds NC had paid to Rev War soldiers.
Some names mentioned:
NC Rev Army Accounts # 8 – 10
From page 1160 of Part IX:
This document is a copy of a register showing the names, rank, and commissions and enlistment periods of service and occurrences, taken from the original muster and pay rolls of the NC line of the late Army of the US.
From page 1371 of Part X:
From page 1403 on Part X:
NC Rev Army Accounts # 11 – 13 by Haun
NC Rev War Army Accounts Military Land Warrant Book, 1783 -1841
Another book listing the military land grants:
In a message dated 11/27/2007 8:03:01 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, email@example.com writes:
Dear Mr. Haston,
I am aware that the National Archives has several files about pensions for Revolutionary War soldiers. There are the pension applications, which many people consult. There are also pension payment files and sometimes an indication when the last payment was made and to whom it was delivered. I haven't done much research in the payment files, but I have heard one or two speakers talk about various things found in them. I don't remember anyone mentioning a mortality file. As you mention, there is the 1840 census which lists Revolutionary War soldiers by name. The National Archives may have a mortality file, I just haven't heard of it.
There appears to be some confusion with warrant issued to Daniel Haston. The warrant gave Daniel the right to look for a certain number of acres of land in North central Tennessee (the military district);. Since Daniel wasn't interested in acquiring the land, he sold the warrant to Mr. Hays who later sold the warrant to Thomas Archer. Then Archer used the warrant to "locate" a tract of land which was surveyed. The survey and warrant were returned to North Carolina, and a grant was issued to Archer. A number was assigned to each warrant. That appears to be what is on the "grant" page. When the grant was issued, a different number was assigned to the grant. When the loose papers in the Secretary's office were put in envelopes (or shucks), a third number was assigned to the shuck containing the warrant (originally issued to Daniel) and the survey (for land to T Archer). When I published my book on bounty warrants, each paragraph about a warrant was assigned a number. SO, there are multiple numbers associated with the different steps in the process. BUT, there should be only one number on the original bounty warrant and (usually) a different number on the grant (if one was issued); we just need to remember if we are talking about warrants, grants, files in the Secretary's office, or items in my book; so we are all talking about the same piece of paper or packet of papers.
Your check did arrive, and the books were mailed yesterday (Monday). They may arrive at your address in about a week (hopefully).
Dear Mr. Haston,
The person mentioned on the front of the warrant was "supposed" to be a former member of the continental line from North Carolina (one of 10 regiments). BUT that does NOT mean the person really served. Officers could submit names to the Secretary, and the Secretary would issue warrants based on the officer's list regardless of what is in the "official" roster.
If the warrant is not mentioned in the land fraud papers, then that means the commissioners didn't mention that warrant. MOST Of the time that means the commissioners did not think there was fraud involved in the warrant. The commissioners should" have located the man's name on the roster, but they didn't have to mention where they found it.
The "official" roster in the vol. 16 of the Colonial & State Records in North Carolina. About the first of next year, the North Carolina Collection as the University Of North Carolina claims they will have all that on line. I didn't find Daniel Haston on a Xerox copy of the list that I have. But I'll have to look, this weekend, an an index to the records to see if Daniel is mentioned somewhere else.
In a message dated 12/8/2007 9:46:54 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
Dear Mr. Haston,
I checked the index to the Colonial & State Records, but David Haston wasn't found. That means he wasn't mentioned on the roster in vol. 16 and he wasn't mentioned on any of the other smaller lists scattered in other volumes of this series.
I also check another published list of Revolutionary War soldiers compiled from the Colonial & Sate Records, and David Haston wasn't mentioned.
I checked the index to the federal pensions issued for Revolutionary War service. David Haston wasn't there. There were Absalom & William Haslin from Virginia and David Hastings of Massachusetts.
I checked the first DAR Patriot list and found only Oliver & Wm Hastin from North Carolina.
I checked the Revolutionary War Army Accounts (North Carolina) because these sometimes mention payments to soldiers or ordinary people. There were John & Oliver Haston and Aaron, Carter, & Henry Hasting..
I also looked at the 1790 census and found Thomas & Elizabeth Haslin in Craven County..
So warrant 2344 was issued with David Haston's name on it. I don't know why that warrant was issued. Perhaps some officer told the Secretary that David had served. But if that was in writing, it has been lost. It is not unusual for a bounty warrant to issue and we can't find the name on a roster or list. So, I don't know if the DAR will accept David Haston as an ancestor with no indication of where he served.
So, you may be left with trying to find the 1840 mortality list of pensioners mentioned on the web site. You may have to write the National Archives to ask for help in locating the list, or you may have to hire someone who works with the pension files to locate this list.
Sorry I wasn't able to locate a list with David [sic: should read "Daniel"] Haston on it.
In a message dated 12/13/2007 8:17:56 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, email@example.com writes:
Dear Mr. Haston,
From my reading, I find no standards used by either of the 2 committees (or boards) what reviewed the military bounty warrants. There is no explanation as to why some warrants aren't mentioned. I wonder why they sometimes mention fraud in buying & selling one warrant but not another warrant. And there is no way to know what they found or didn't find when they don't mention a man's service or lack of service in the continental line. I think in the end the report was very long, most people (even attorneys) didn't want to read the whole thing, and a member of the committee was usually found to search the report for names or warrants.
Usually, if a man isn't on the muster list in the Colonial & State Records, he is found on a list handed to the Secretary by the person who received the warrant. But there may have been more than one list if William Faircloth received about 100 warrants on the same day. Some of those lists are in the state archives. I searched what is supposed to be an index of the names, but Daniel Haston isn't in the index. So maybe the list with his name on it is missing.