Maine Revolutionary War Bounty Land Applications, 1835-1838 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a searchable name index of soldier land grant applications. There are images in this collection.

 

Bounty Land Applications were applications for land grants in return for military service to the country. “Applications for state bounty land from the Maine land office acquired from the Maine State Archives in Augusta for service in the Revolutionary War. Maine was part of Massachusetts during the war. The collection is arranged alphabetically.”

 

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What Can I Learn from Maine Bounty Land Applications?

These bounty land applications may contain:

  • Name of veteran
  • Residence, town, and county
  • Date of application
  • Description of military service

 

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