Forgetting Agusta’s Siblings

Sometimes it can be so easy to forget.

I’ve recently gotten new copies of the War of 1812 Bounty Land Warrant Application file for Agusta Newman who enlisted in a unit from Bourbon County, Kentucky, in 1814. A quick review of the pages confirmed what I thought I remembered: no other family members are mentioned.

I then realized that I had not completely checked to see if his brothers or brothers-in-law served in any War of 1812 units as well. Their bounty land warrant application files may mention Agusta and they may have lived long enough to have received an actual pension as well.

The Bureau of Land Management website will contain digital images of any patents that were issued for land based upon their service. Their pensions (if they received them) should be available at this point on where the pensions are being posted online for free.

Stay tuned!


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