Source Information

Ancestry.com. Maine, Revolutionary War Bounty Applications, 1835-1836 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
Original data: Names of Soldiers of the American Revolution Who Applied for State Bounty under Resolves of March 17, 1835, March 24, 1836, and March 20, 1836, as Appears of Record in Land Office. n.p., 1893.

About Maine, Revolutionary War Bounty Applications, 1835-1836

A part of Massachusetts throughout the American Revolutionary War, Maine nonetheless provided land bounties to many veterans of the war. Taken from land records in state custody, this database contains the names of veterans who applied for land bounties in 1835 and 1836. In addition to providing the soldier's name, it includes information regarding the enlistee's residence, and marital status at time of filing. It also indicates whether the widow or another inheritor was for the bounty. It contains the names of over 1,000 men who completed applications. For those persons seeking ancestors from early New England, this can be a useful database.