Jefferson County, Missouri - Indian War Pension - Susannah Pipkin
Susannah Pipkin, Applies for Bounty Land of 
                       Philip Pipkin's Military Service, 1850


State of Missouri   }
County of Jefferson } S.S.

                      On this 31st day of December A.D. One thousand
eight hundred and fifty personally appeared before me, a Justice of
the Peace, within and for the County and State aforesaid, Susan
Pipkin, aged sixty three years, a resident of Jefferson County in the
State of Missouri, who being duly sworn according to law declares:
that she is the widow of Philip Pipkin Senior deceased, who was a
Captain in the first Regiment of Mounted Infantry Commanded by Col.
N.F.(T.) Perkins, whose services commenced on the 14th day of December
1813, on an Expedition against the Creek Indians under the command of
Maj. Genral Andrew Jackson: that her said husband was elected Captain
on or about the 14th day of December 1813, and continued in actual
service in said war for the term of one month and twenty days, and
was honorably discharged at Fayetteville, West Tennessee on the 8th 
day of February A.D. 1814, as will appear by his signed certificate
of discharge herewith presented. She also states that her husband
was elected Col. of the first Regiment of Tennessee Militia in the
service of the United States, from the 20th Juno A.D. 1814 when
mustered into service to the 20th December 1814, Commanded by Maj.
General Andrew Jackson in the war with the Creek Nation. He was
elected Col. at Nashville, Tennessee and continued in actual service
in said war of the term of six months and was discharged at Fort
Jackson on the 19th of December 1814 as will appear by his muster
rolls herewith presented. His discharge was lost or destroyed at the
time of his death among many other papers. She further states that
she was married to the said Philip Pipkin in Davidson County
Tennessee on the 10th day of October A.D. 1810, by one Robert Johnson
an acting Justice of the Peace and that her name before her marriage
was Susan Morris, that her said marriage was not to be knowledge made
a matter of record either public or private, that if there is such
record the same cannot be procured. That her said husband died in the
County of St. Louis in the state of Missouri on the 10th day of August
1841 and that she is still a widow. She makes this declaration for the
purpose of obtaining the Bounty Land to which she may be entitled, under
the Act passed September 28th 1850.
                                           Susan X Pipkin

Sworn to & Subscribed before me the day and year above written.

                                /s/ B. Johnston, Justice of the Peace

Source: Copy of Bounty Land Warrant Nr 39702-80-50 in Philip Pipkin's
file in National Archives, Washington, DC

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