Military Land Patents
New York State
Patentee Names Indexed Alphabetically
Collection Source Document
This collection is a transcription of a book held by the Jefferson County Historical Society titled "List of the Names of Persons to Whom MILITARY PATENTS have issued out of the SECRETARY's OFFICE and To Whom DELIVERED", published by Order of the Legislature and printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, printers to the state -1793-". The book contains the names of 1,876 individuals that were granted Military Patents by New York State in late 1792. Included in the list are the Names, rank other than Privates, number of acres in the grant, and to whom the Grant was delivered to. According to the New York State Archives, grants were made, pursuant to a 1790 New York State law, to individuals holding land bounty rights originally issued to commissioned officers and private soldiers who served in New York Continental regiments during the Revolutionary War. There is no indication in the document of the location of individual patents; however, lands granted in the period 1790-1797 were located in the new Military Tract in central New York State.
STATE of NEW YORK In SENATE, December 28, 1792
Resolved (if the Honorable the Assembly concur Herein) That the concurrent resolutions of the 16th of November last (directing the Secretary of this State to publish the Names of all the Persons to whom certain grants of Lands designated in the said resolution were made) be, and hereby is repealed. And that the said Secretary cause three hundred copies of the Abstract by him made and presented to the Legislature, to be printed in Pamphlets; that he transmit to the Sheriff of each county, five copies more than the number of Towns within his bailiwick, and deliver a copy to each Member of the Legislature; That the Sheriffs respectively shall deliver or cause to be delivered, one copy to the Clerk of each City and Town within their respective bailiwicks, and one copy to the Clerk of the County.
Ordered, That Mr. Pye and Mr. Tillotson deliver a copy of the preceding resolution in the Honorable the Assembly By Order Abm. B. Bancker, Clerk
STATE of New York In ASSEMBLY, December 29, 1792
Resolved, That this House do concur with the Honorable the Senate in the said resolution.
Ordered, That Mr. Platt and Mr. M. Patterson deliver a copy of the last preceding resolution of concurrence to the Honorable the Senate.
John McKeeson, Clerk
Printed in pursuance of the aforegoing concurrent resolution.
Lewis A Scott, Secretary
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Jefferson County Historical Society