LVA Rev War Military Certificates

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Date : 08/03/2017

Record number :         1

Title                Poythress, Willliam.

Gen. note            Rank: Captain Lieutenant.

Data quality note    Military certificate number: LO 1878.

Other Format         Available on microfilm. Virginia Land Office. Military Certificates, reels 1-38.

Biog./Hist. Note     After examining and approving documentation of Revolutionary War military service, the governor issued a certificate on which the Land Office register subsequently issued a warrant for bounty lands. The certificates are printed forms filled in with the name of the individual, his rank, whether he served in a state or a continental line unit, and the length of such service. The original certificates are dated, signed, and filed in individual folders along with any

supplemental papers presented with the claim other than those actually proving military service. The certificates were numbered 1-9926 and cover the period July 14, 1782 – August 5, 1876.

Related Work         The Land Office military certificates (RG #4 — Virginia. Land Office. Register and Entry 86 in the Virginia Land Office Inventory) are housed in the Archives of the Library of Virginia.

Note                 Original Documents: Box 150, 34 (1 item)

Subject – Personal   Poythress, Willliam.

Subject – Topical    Veterans — Virginia.

Subject – Topical    Bounties, Military. — Virginia.

Subject -Geographic  Virginia — History — Revolutionary War, 1775-1783.

Genre/Form           Land grants — Virginia.

Genre/Form           Certificates.

Added Entry          Virginia. Land Office Military certificates, 1782-1876.

Added Entry          Library of Virginia. Archives.

System Number        001053550

 

Record number :         2

Title                Poythress, Francis.

Gen. note            Rank: Sergeant.

Data quality note    Military certificate number: LO 4256.

Other Format         Available on microfilm. Virginia Land Office. Military Certificates, reels 1-38.

Biog./Hist. Note     After examining and approving documentation of Revolutionary War military service, the governor issued a certificate on which the Land Office register subsequently issued a warrant for bounty lands. The certificates are printed forms filled in with the name of the individual, his rank, whether he served in a state or a continental line unit, and the length of such service. The original certificates are dated, signed, and filed in individual folders along with any

supplemental papers presented with the claim other than those actually proving military service. The certificates were numbered 1-9926 and cover the period July 14, 1782 – August 5, 1876.

Related Work         The Land Office military certificates (RG #4 — Virginia. Land Office. Register and Entry 86 in the Virginia Land Office Inventory) are housed in the Archives of the Library of Virginia.

Note                 Original Documents: Box 150, 33 (1 item)

Subject – Personal   Poythress, Francis,

Subject – Topical    Veterans — Virginia.

Subject – Topical    Bounties, Military. — Virginia.

Subject -Geographic  Virginia — History — Revolutionary War, 1775-1783.

Genre/Form           Land grants — Virginia.

Genre/Form           Certificates.

Added Entry          Virginia. Land Office Military certificates, 1782-1876.

Added Entry          Library of Virginia. Archives.

System Number        001053549