THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES
BOUNTY LAND FILES
ACT OF 55160WJ84661
VETERAN James Love
SERVICE Capt Evan S. Wiley
Col McDonnell NC Mil
CAN NO. 1665 BUNDLE NO. 4
RE-EXAMINED BOUNTY CLAIM.
Third Auditor’s Office,
Oct 26, 1858
James Love served in Captain Evan S. Wiley’s Company N C Militia from the 21st of Feby until the 7th of March, 1815.
Paid for 15 days
R. J Morrison
COMMISSIONER OF PENSIONS,
Department of Interior.
Examined by _______________________
(word hidden by tape)th Carolina
County of Cabarrus
A.D. 1858 On the 3rd day of Septr before me, the undersigned G. H. Swearingen duly authorized by law to administer this within the said county and state aforesaid, personally appears Mary Brooks, aged 62 years, a resident of North Carolina in the county of Stanly and State of North Carolina who being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is at this time the widow [of] David Brooks, but was formerly the widow of James Love, deceased who was a private in the company commanded by Capt. Evan S. Wiley in the regiment of [Col. McDaniell] ___________ in the war with great Brittain in the year 1812, that her first husband James Love, entered the service at Concord about the 10th day of February 1815 for between six months [and
one year] continued in actual service in said war for seventeen days and was honorably discharged on the 2 day of March 1815 [in Wadesboro NC] She further states that she was married to the said James Love in Cabarrus County State of North Carolina on the 10 day of August 1813 Squire Isaiah Spears of the county of Cabarrus [Justice of Peace] and State of North Carolina and that her name before her said marriage was Mary [Polly] Tucker That her husband died on Rocky River [at his residence] on the 8th day of April 1825 and she remained a widow until the 16th day of Septr 1828 at which time she [was] married to one David Brooks in the county of Montgomery by one John Little was an acting Justice of Peace in and for said county and that on or about the 1st day of August 1842 her husband David Brooks died on Rocky River in the County of Stanly and that she is now a widow, she makes this application for the purpose of obtaining Bounty Land to which she may be entitled on account of her first husband James Love’s [Service] and privilege under the act passed by [congress] on the 3 day of March 1855, she also declares that she has received no warrant for Bounty land that she has never applied applied, or received under this or any other act of congress & any Bounty land warrant, or made any other application therafter
She hereby appoints C. W. Bennett of Washington DC her true and lawful attorney, with power of substitution to prosecute this her claim for land to ______________ the certificate or warrant wherein issued issued and to do all other acts necessary and proper in the ________________.
Ge H. Hunycut
Mary (X) Brooks
Sworn to and subscribed to before me the day and year first above mentioned , and I certify that I know the said deponent Mary Brooks to be as is above stated and that she is of the age above stated, and that I was not interested in this claim as attorney of otherwise.
John (x) Barba
State of North Carolina
58 On this 2nd day of September 1858 personally appeared before me an acting Justice of the peace in and for
the county and State aforesaid Jonah Love a resident of the County of Stanly aged 80 years and John Barba a resident of the County of Stanly and State aforesaid aged 72 years to me well known are credible witnesses and who being by me first duly sworn doth on their oath state that they are acquainted with Mrs. Mary Brooks, for the last forty years past and that the said Mary Brooks was married in Cabarrus County State of North Carolina by one Isaiah Spears then an acting Justice of the peace on the 10th day of augt 1811. Jonah Love
John (x) Barba
Subscribed and sworn to the day and year first above mentioned ________ ________ and [I] certify that [I] am in no manner interested.
G. H. Swearingen JP (Seal)
State of North Carolina
58 on this 3 day of September  personally appeared before me the undersigned Justice of the Peace in and for the said county, Daniel Hartsell aged 55 years and George H. Honeycutt aged 48 years who to me are well known and who are credible witnesses, and being by me duly sworn, depose and say that they each of them are well acquainted with Mary Brooks the above applicant for Bounty land that they have known her for forty years past. That they were acquainted with her husband James [Love] for a number of years previous to
to the death of the said James Love and Mary Brooks & him lived together and (ink blot) known to be man and wife having been married [by] the said Isaiah Spears then Justice of peace on the day and year above stated
and they further state that the said Jas Love died on Rocky River on the 8th day of April 1825 and the said James Love, is the identical man mentioned as a soldier [by] Mary Brooks in her declaration [she] sets fourth, (illegible) foregoing affidafit (ink blot) thereto in due form of law and further that they the deponents reside in the County aforesaid.
George H. Hunny__t
Sworn to and subscribed before me this day & year above written
G.H. Swearingen JP (Seal)
State of North Carolina
Be it known that on this 3rd day of Septr 1858, Daniel Hartsell aged 58 years & G. H. Honeycutt 48 years residents of the county of Stanly and State aforesaid, known to me as respectable witnessed personally appears and being duly sworn according to law, sayeth tha Mary Brooks widow of David Brooks, and formally widow of James Love decd was [married] on or about the  day of [Sept]
18421828 in the county of Montgomery in North Carolina by one John Little a Justice of the Peace [were married] and further that David Brooks died on or about the 1 day of Augt 1842 in the county of Stanly in the state of N. Carolina and they further say that the said Mary Brooks is now a widow and the person she represents herself to be.
Ge H. Hunnycutt
Sworn to and subscribed this day & year above written
G. H. Swearingen JP (seal)