George Barber Pension
War of 1812 Service of George Barber Jr. The State of Texas County of Shelby. On this the 1st day of July A. D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty one, personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace, within and for the county and state aforesaid George Barber, aged sixty five years, a resident citizen of the County of Shelby in the State of Texas, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical George Barber who was a private in the Company Commanded by Captain William Ford in -- Regiment of Georgia Troops (infantry) commanded first by an officer who died in camp (and whose name is not now recollected) and afterward said regiment was commanded by Col. Newman under General Floyd in the war with Great Britain declared by the United States on the 13 June 1812, that he volunteered in Lexington, Oglethorpe County, Georgia, on or about the first of September A. D. 1813, for the term of six months and continued in actual service for the term of six months and was honorably discharged at Lexington, Oglethorpe County in the State of Georgia on or about the first day of March A. D. 1814, as will appear by the Muster Rolls of said company. He declares that he received his pay for the full six months, but does not recollect whether or not any written discharge was given to him if it was not it was only from neglect and not from any other cause, and if it was given it has long since been lost.
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 in the Military service of the United States prior September 28th, A. D. 1850.
Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above written and I hereby certify that I believe the said George Barber to be the identical man who served as aforesaid and that he is of the age above stated.
W. A. Holland, J.P.
The State of Texas County of Panola )
On this the first day of September A. D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty five personally appeared before me a Notary Public witness and for the County and State aforesaid Elizabeth Barber aged 66 years a resident of Nacogdoches County in the State of Texas who being Sworn according to law declares that she is the widow of George Barber deceased who was a private in the Company Commanded by Captain Ford in the Georgia Regiment of Militia men Commanded by General Floyd in the War of 1812 against the Creek Indians. That her said husband volunteered at Lexington, Oglethorpe County, Georgia on or about the 7th day of August A. D. 1813 for the term of six months and was honorably discharged at Fort Hawkins on the first day of February A. D. 1814-- as will appear by the Muster rolls of Said Company as the discharge was forwarded to the Department with a former declaration he made out by himself in his lifetime and received a land Warrant for 80 acres No. 35 527. She further states that she was married to the said George Barber in Clarke County, Georgia on the 11th day of May A. D. 1806 by one Alex Hall a Justice of the Peace for Clark County, Georgia and that her name before her said marriage was Elizabeth Reynolds and that she has no children under the age of 21 years. Surviving that her said husband died at his residence in Shelby County, Texas on the 2nd day of July A. D. 1854 and that she is now a widow at the date of executing this her declaration for the purpose of obtaining the Bounty land to which she may be entitled under the act approved March 3d, 1855.
Elizabeth X Barber
We, B. T. Hudman and Samuel B. Barron residents of Nacogdoches County in the State of Texas upon our oaths declare that the foregoing declaration was signed and acknowledged by Elizabeth Barber in our presence and that we believe from the appearance and Statements of the applicant the she is the identical person she represents herself to be.
B. T. Hudman
Samuel B. Barron
National Archives File Designation: George Barber BLWt 35646-80-55
Submitted by David Morgan