The Battle for Bounty Land – War of 1812 and Mexican-American Wars

Beth Foulk
Aug 10, 2016
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Speaker's Introduction
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What Is Bounty Land?
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History of Bounty Land
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War of 1812
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1841 Preemption Law
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Mexican-American War
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Land Acts
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Case Study
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Obtaining the Records
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

Land given as a “Bounty” for military service has been an American tradition from the Colonial Era up to the Civil War when the practice saw its ultimate discontinuance. The Spanish-American and Mexican-American Wars and the battle waged by the veterans for their bounty land tell the story of a nation and a military in transition. Lucky for us genealogists, there is a “bounty” of both military pension and land-purchase records left behind to tell the story both nationally and personally.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Beth Foulk has turned a lifetime genealogy passion into an opportunity to share what she’s learned with genealogists across the country. She has documented her Civil War, War of 1812, and Revolutionary War ancestors.  She has mapped the
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