War of 1812

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Below is the Bounty Land Application filed by ELIZABETH (EVANS) ROSE, widow of JOSEPH ROSE of Vanderburg County, Indiana.  They were the ancestors of most of the Rose families in White and Hamilton Counties, Illinois who intermarried often with the Taylor family.  James Taylor gave a deposition in this application.  

Contributed by LaVelda Faull.  Thanks, LaVelda!

JOSEPH ROSE, War of 1812

LAND BOUNTY:  50-80 WW 14542
State of Indiana
Vanderburg County

On this 17th day of December AD 1850 personally appeared before me a Notary Public in and for said County duly authorized to administer oaths in said County, ELIZABETH ROSE aged seventy-nine years, a resident of said County and State who being duly worn according to law declares that she is the widow of JOSEPH ROSE, DECEASED who was a Private in the Company commanded by Capt. Medcalf (or Madcap as he was familiarly known) in the 2d Regt of Tennessee Volunteers commanded by Col. Coffey in the War with Great Britain decaired by the United States on the 18th day of June AD 1812, that her said husband volunteered as a substitute for some one to her unknown at Smith County, Tennessee in the month of November or December A.D. 1813 for the Term of Six months and continued in actual service in said war for the term of seven months and was honorably discharged at Carthage in said County of Smith and State of Tennessee about the end of June or beginning of July A.D. 1814 - that he secured a written certificate of discharge but that the claim was lost by some means to her unknown and that said service above named will appear by the muster rolls of said Company.  She further states that she was married to the said JOSEPH ROSE in the County of Erie and State of Pennsylvania by one JOHN LYNN a minister of the Gospel about the year 1786 that her name before her said marriage was ELIZABETH EVANS that her said husband died at Vanderburg County aforesaid about the 15th day of June A.D. 1844, and that she is still a widow, that there is no public or private record of said marriage as she __ believes - and that she never secred from said Lynn any certificate of said marriage.  She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which she may be entitled to under the act passed Sept 28th 1850.

Witness:  Jos(?) Jno? R. GARRIN                                  ELIZABETH (her O mark) ROSE

Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above written, and I further certify that the said ELIZABETH ROSE is of the age aforesaid as I believe.  Witness my hand and notorial seal at Evansville, Indiana.

                                                                                     THOS E. GARRIN, Notary Public

State of Indiana
Vanderburg County

Personally appeared before me a Notary Public in and for said county on this 17th December A.D. 1850 JAMES TAYLOR a worthy and credible citizen of said County who being duly sworn deposes and says that he was acquainted with JOSEPH ROSE dec'd from the year A.D. 1813 up to the time of his death in 1844, that he was in the same Company and Regt with said ROSE - that the facts set forth in the within application of his widow ELIZABETH ROSE as to the time of his entering the service, names of officers, term of service, war, time of discharge &c are true as therein stated.  This affiant further states that the said ROSE died at said County in the year A.D. 1844, and that he left the above named applicant ELIZABETH ROSE his widow, with whom he is also acquainted from having known her from the year 1813 up to this time - that during the whole of the time up to the death of said ROSE, they lived together as man and wife, that they represented themselves as such and were looked upon and regarded by the community in which they lived and by all to whom they were known - affiant further states that he is disinterested.

Witness my hand and official seal                                 JAMES (his+mark) TAYLOR

THOS E GARRIN Notary Public

Witness:  J_(?) R GARRIN(GARVIN?)

State of Indiana
Vanderburg County

On the 17th day of December A.D. 1850 personally came before me THOMAS E. GARVIN a Notary Public of said County, MARY HUTCHINSON who being duly sworn on her oath says that she is acquainted with ELIZABETH ROSE the within applicant, and has known her for about 20 years last past and that she is widow of JOSEPH ROSE with whom she was also acquainted, that the said JOSEPH and ELIZABETH lived together during that time as husband & wife, that they represented themselves to be suc, and were so reputed and considered by their friends & the public.

Witness my hand & notorial seal
MARY (her X mark) HUTCHINSON
THOS E. GARVIN                                
Witness:  Jno R. GARVIN
Notary Public

Commissioner of Pensions

Washington City, D.C.

Dear Sir.  We herewith send application of ELIZABETH ROSE for Bounty Land for services o her late husband JOSEPH ROSE, Private Capt Medcalf's Co. 2d Regt Tennessee Vol. Mil.  Col. Coffee - War of 1812.  You will please send warrant to

                                                                                                  BAKER & GARVIN

                                                                                                  Evansville, Indiana

Dec 18th 1850.

42370  Dec 27/50 (substitute)
ELIZABETH ROSE (widow of)
JOSEPH ROSE dec., Pri Cap Medcalf.
2nd Reg. Te. Vols.
Ent.  Nov or Dec 1813
Dis. 1814
War 1812

3 April (illegible)
Augt 27, 1851
Served from 28 September 1814 to 27 April 1815

                               W. GALLAHER for 3rd Auditor

A__ 80 acres, DCK
Warrant 14,847 issd Augt 29/51 - 80 acres to
BAKER & GARVIN, Evansville, Ind.
Vol 59 Page 198
28 Sept 14 - 27 Aprl 15



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