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War of 1812 Pension Application for George Malone LANIER
Note: bold where hand-entered

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War of 1812

Numbers: W. O. 29579
W. C. 17370

Soldier: Lanier, George M.
Substitute for Obadiah Echols

Widow: Lanier, Mary

Service: Pvt. Capts. G. G. Sandridge and Hendon's Co's Ga. Mil.

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Bounty Land Claim

Form of Declaration for Surviving Officer or Soldier

State of Georgia
County of Clarke

On this third day of December A. D. one thousand eight hundred and
fifty, personally appeared before me Thomas Simonton, a Justice of the Peace,
duly authorized to administer oaths within and for the County and State aforesaid, George M. Lanier aged 61 years, a resident of Clarke County
in the State of Georgia who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the
identical George M. Lanier who was a private in the Company
commanded by Captain Garrett L. Sandridge in the Second regiment
of Georgia Militia commanded by Colonel Walton Harris Jr. / Colonel Daniel Newman in the War with the Creek Indians
that he volunteered at Carnesville Franklin County Georgia on or about Twentieth
day of August A. D. 1813 for the sum of Six Months
and continued in actual service in said war for the term of Six Months & 12 days and was honorably
discharged at Milledgeville Georgia on or about this First day of March
A. D. 1814 on account of the expiration of his term of service as will appear by
The Muster Rolls of Said Company.

He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty; land to which he may be entitled
under the " act granting bounty land to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States, " September 28th, 1850.

George M. Lanier

Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above written. And I hereby certify, that
I believe the said George M Lanier to be the identical man who served
as aforesaid, and that he is of the age above stated,

Thomas Simonton J. P.

Power of Attorney portion of application not filled in

State of Georgia
County of Clarke
I hereby certify that Thomas Simonton Esq. before whom the foregoing
declaration was made, and who has hereto subscribed his name, was at the time of
so doing, a Justice of the Peace in and for the County aforesaid, duly commissioned and sworn and that
his signature is genuine.

Erasures made before signed

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the
seal of the Superior Court for the County aforesaid,
this 3rd day of December 1850

John Calvin Johnson, clerk

No. 37.706. Dec. 10/50

George M. Lanier
2nd Regiment Georgia Military
Act. Sept., 18/50
Bounty Land Claim
War 1812
Land
see 37.705
John Calvin Johnson,
Attorney, Watkinsville,
Clarke Co.,
Georgia

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Bounty Land Claim

Form of Declaration for Surviving Officer or Soldier

State of Georgia
County of Clarke

On this Third day of December A. D. one thousand eight hundred and
fifty, personally appeared before me Thomas Simonton, a Justice of the Peace,
duly authorized to administer oaths within and for the County and State aforesaid, George M.
Lanier
aged 61 years, a resident of Clarke County
in the State of Georgia who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the
identical George M. Lanier who was a private in the Company
commanded by Captain Isham Hendon in the -- Regiment of
Georgia Militia commanded by Colonel Jess Thomas in the
War with Great Britain declared by the United States in the 18th day of June 1812.
that he was drafted at Watkinsville, Georgia and substituted for Obadiah Echols on or about the Eighth day of October A. D. 1814 for the term of Six months
and continued in actual service in said war for the sum of Six Months --- four days and was honorably
discharged at Sparta, Georgia on or about the Twelfth day of March
A. D. 1815 on account of the expiration of the War as will appear by
the Muster Rolls of said Company.

He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty; land to which he may be entitled
under the " act granting bounty land to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States, " September 28th, 1850.

George M. Lanier

Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above written. And I hereby certify, that
I believe the said George M Lanier to be the identical man who served
as aforesaid, and that he is of the age above stated,

Thomas Simonton J. P.

Power of Attorney portion of application not filled in

Erasures made before signed

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the
seal of the Superior Court for the County aforesaid,
this 3rd day of December 1850

John Calvin Johnson, clerk

No. 37.706. Dec. 10/50

Additional Service
George M. Lanier
2nd Regiment Georgia Military
Act. Sept., 18/50
Bounty Land Claim
War 1812
Land
Attorney

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Suspended Bounty Land Claim Re-Examined

No. 142241
37.706

Treasury Department
Third Auditor's Office
Augst 1st 1856

George M. Lanier private, served in Captain
Isham Hendon's Company Geo Militia
from the 8th Oct 1814 until the 17th March 1815
Not found on Rolls of Captain Cleveland,
Obediah Echols, not on Rolls of Captains
Cleveland or Hendon, Geo Mia

R. Grames
For --
Auditor

Commissioner of Pensions
Department of the Interior

Examined by Craighill Treasury Department
Third Auditor's Office

Augt 2 1857

It appears from documents on file in this office that
George M Lanier a Pri of
Captain Sandridges's Company of
Geo. Militia and the service
on the 26th August 1813 and served till
the 4 March 1814. Also from
8 October 1814 to 12 March
x1815 under Capt Hendon

Reexamined

See envelope

Jams B. Callahan
Auditor

Commissioner of Pensions
Department of the Interior

37.706
Treasury Department
Third Auditor's Office
Augt 2 1857

Augt 2 1857

It appears from documents on file in this office that
George M Lanier a Pri of
Captain Sandridges's Company of
Geo. Militia and the service
on the 26th August 1813 and served till
the 4 March 1814. Also from
8 October 1814 to 12 March
x1815 under Capt Hendon

Reexamined

See envelope

Jms B. Callahan
Auditor

Commissioner of Pensions
Department of the Interior

Page 5 (a paper approx. 3 and one half inches by 8 inches) and all handwritten:

37.706
Dec of 1850 George M Lanier
pri
for Capt hendon
Geor Mil
Col Jess Thomas
Sub for Obediah Echols
War 1812
Land
16 acs

Warrt 10573 iss Nov 7/50
sent to J C Johnson
Watkinsville, Clarke Co.
Geo
lot 83 Page 48

Page 6 (reverse side of above slip)

---
George M Lanier
Private
Capt Isham Hendon
Col Jess Thomas Regt
geo Mil
Substituted for Obadiah Echols
enl 8th Oct 1814
Dis 12th March 1815
War of 1812
and July 15/51
George M. Lanier
served from 8th October 1814 to 17th March 1815
PAnderson Office
July 16 1851
E A Gallaher
For -- Auditor
--- 160 acres
CB
JC Johnson
Watkinsville
Clarke Co
Geo
Oct 14 1817

(and written perpendicularly to the above):

also for Capt. G. I Sandridge 2nd Reg Geo Militia
Creek-Indians
vol. 20 Aug 1813
act 1 Mar 1814

Page 7 (another folded slip-- same size as above). Cannot make out most of it.

1812 War
---
Capt. Hendon
Cleveland
---
3 and March 12 / 50
John Calvin Johnson
Watkinsville,
Clarke Co
Geo

Page 8 (reverse side of above)

No. 2g 5/9?
#10573 -160 -50

Service Pension

War of 1812

Act of March 9 1879
Mary Lanier
Chattooga Co.-Ga

Widow of
George M Lanier
Capt Cleveland Ga Mil

Died July 22 1854

Received July 27 1878
Claimant
Trion Factory
Chatooga Co., Ga

Attorney

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Bounty Land Claim.

Form of Declaration for widow of a deceased officer or soldier

State of Georgia
County of Clarke

On this Fifteenth day of May A. D. one thousand eight hundred and
fifty five personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace within and for
a resident of Clarke County in the State of Georgia. JP who is duly sworn
according to law, declares that the widow of George M Lanier, deceased, who
was a non-confirmed officer I think, in the company commanded by Captain Benjamin Cleveland
in the --- Regiment of Georgia Militia commanded by
Colonel Jenkins or Morrison (I think) in the war with Creek Indians

That her husband Volunteered or was drafted at Franklin County Georgia on or about the first days of August A. D. 1813. for the term of Six Months and continued in actual service in said war for the term
of Six Months and was honorably discharged at Milledgeville Ga (she thinks) on the 9th (or thereabouts) day of March A. D 1814

She further states that she was married to the said George M Lanier in Clarke County
Georgia
on the first day of February A. D. 1816
by Milner Echols a Justice of the Inferior Court and that
her name before her said marriage was Polly Langford that her husband died at
Clarke County Georgia
on the twenty second day of July A. D. 1852
and that she is a widow by the date of executing this her declaration, and having obtained a Bounty Land warrant
under act of September 28th 1850 for Eighty acres, No. --- which she has legally
transferred and disposed of , and not within her power to return, she refers to said declaration for evidence of her hus-
band's service (the record of her marriage cannot be found)

She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the Bounty Land to which she may be entitled under act approved March 3d, 1855. She also declares that she has never received nor applied for Bounty Land under this or any other act of Congress, except as above stated (her husband's having received eighty acres as above)

Polly her mark Lanier

Sworn to and before me the day and year above written; and I certify that I believe the claimant to be the identical person she represents herself to be, and that I have no interests in said claim.

Thomas Simonton J. P.

Affidavit of Witness.

State of Georgia
County of Clarke

On this Fifteenth day of May A. D. one thousand eight hundred and
fifty five personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace within and for the County and State aforesaid Isaac S. Vincint and John Calvin Johnson residents of the State of Georgia and County of Clarke who being duly sworn according to law, declare that they are personally and well acquainted with Mrs. Polly Lanier who saw her sign her name (or made her mark) to the foregoing declaration, that they know her to be the identical person therein represented, and that she is now a widow; and they swear they are disinterested witnesses.

They further state under oath that they knew George M Lanier & Polly his wife as cohabiting together for many years and up to the time of his death in July last as husband & wife and that it is a matter of public notoriety that they sustained that relation to each other -- Sworn to & Subscribed to for -- above date.

Isaac S. Vincent
John Calvin Johnson

Thomas Simonton J..P.

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State of Georgia
County of Clarke

I, John Calvin Johnson Clerk of the Superior Court, in and for the County and State
above mentioned, do hereby certify, that Thomas Simonton whose genuine signature appears to the fore-
going declaration and affidavit, is, and was at the time of signing the same, a Justice of the Peace
in and for the County and State aforesaid, duly commissioned and sworn; that all his official acts as such are entitled
in full faith and credit; and that the aforesaid Superior Court, is a Court of Record, having general jurisdiction.

Given under my hand and Seal of Office, at Watkinsville
this fifteenth day of May A. D. 185-

John Calvin Johnson Clerk
Superior Court
Clarke County
Georgia

142241

Bounty Land

Act of March 3d, 1855

Mrs. Polly Lanier
Widow of George M Lanier

Send Warrant to -
John Calvin Johnson
Watkinsville
Clarke County
Georgia

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Claim of Widow for Service Pension

Under the provisions of Section 4736 to 4740, (inclusive), Revised
Statutes, and the Act of March 9th, 1878

N. B. -- All the blank spaces in this form must be carefully filled up in accordance with the instructions on the back
hereof: and from the best information possessed, or obtainable, by the applicant

State of Georgia
County of Clarke

On this 20th day of July, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and
seventy eight
, personally appeared before me, a clerk Superior Court, the same
being a court of record within and for the county and State aforesaid, (1) Mary Lanier
aged 77 years, a resident of Chatooga Co., in the State of Georgia, who
being duly sworn to law, declares that she is the widow of (2) George M Lanier
deceased, who was the identical (3) George M Lanier,
who served under the name of
(4) George M Lanier as a (5) --- in the company commanded by Captain
Cleveland
, in the Regiment of Volunteers
commanded by Genrl Floyd, in the war of 1812; that her
said husband (6) volunteered in Franklin Co. Ga on or about the not remembered
day of not remembered, A. D. for the term of Six mos, and continued in actual service
in said war for the term of (7) not remember, and whose services terminated, by reason of
(8) an honorable discharge, at do not know, on the
day of -- A. D. --- She further states that the following is a full description of
her said husband at the time of his enlistment, viz: about 22 years of ages' a schoolteacher
born in Virginia about 6 feet high eyes & hair dark

She further states that she was married to the said George M Lanier, at the city (or
town) of ---, in the county of Clark, and in the State
of Georgia, on the 1st day of February, A. D. 1816
by one (10) Miller Echols, who was a (11) Judge Inferior Court; and
that her name before her said marriage was Mary Langford; and she further states
that (12) neither her said Husband nor her self had ever
been married before
and that her said husband (13) George M Lanier, died in Clark Co, in the
State of Georgia, on the 22nd day of July, A. D. 1854,
and that she has not again married; and she further declares that the following have been the places ---
herself and her said husband since the date of his discharge from the Army, viz: (14) moved from Clark
to Munroe Co in 1825 & remained five years & moved back to Clark & remained there until his death
. She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the
pension to which she may be entitled under Sections 4736 to 4750 (inclusive,) Revised Statutes, and the Act of March 9th,
1878, and hereby appoints ---, of --- her true and
lawful attorney to prosecute her claim; and she further declares that she has heretofore made an application
for (15) bounty land and was informed that a land warrant
had been issued & sent to her said husband
and that her residence is No. --- street, city (or town) of----
county of Chattooga, State of Georgia, and that her post office address is
Trion Factory Chattooga Co Ga

Mary her X mark Lanier

Attest:

E. L. Close
W. K. Potter

Also personally appeared E. L. Close, aged 47 years, residing at
No. Trion. Factory Street, in ---, and W R Potter,
aged 54 years, residing at No.-----
street in ----, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who,
being duly sworn, say that they have known the said Mary Lanier for
38 years and for 39 years, respectively; that they were present and saw her sign her name (or make
her mark) to the forgoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said claimant
and their acquaintance with her, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be; and they further say that they are able to identify her as a person who was the wife of the identical (16) George M Lanier
who rendered the service alleged in the above application (in the company of Captain Cleveland
in the regiment of ----, in the war of 1812) by the following
named facts and circumstances, viz: that we lived in their immediate neigh-
borhood for 10 and 20 years respectively and know that they
lived together as man and wife up to the time of his death
and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

E. L. Close
W. K. Potter

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 20th day of July, A. D. 1
878; and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, &c, were fully made known and explained to
the applicant and witnesses before swearing, including the words---, erased,
and the words ---, added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in
the prosecution of this claim.

H. D. C. Edmondson
(Official character) Clerk Supr. Court.