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Thank you however, that is not my Abijah Davis. The records there appear to be for an Abijah Davis born in 1775 and Died in 1838. The military records I have been able to obtain which were letters from his son state that my Abijah died in February 1840.
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Please see a copy of his enlistment in the regular Army. He is all the way to the bottom and you can see remarks regarding his wounds and Captain Symmes Company. According to the record he born in Delaware around 1786.
Additional I found this individual and not sure if its your guy but looks like a very common name especially the last name follow the link. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/70981808/abijah-davis
Please follow link for possible land grant. https://glorecords.blm.gov/details/patent/default.aspx?accession=AR0080__.216&docClass=STA&sid=s3205uzp.i4i
YES YES YES, this is what I was looking for and could not find. OMG THANK YOU so very much. You just made my day.
The Find a Grave was not mine either and you are correct their are a lot of Abijah and Davis families out there. You would think I was related to at least one. It gests even more confusing considering my mother has Davis in her side as well as my father being a direct descendent of the Davis/Davies/Davi bunch. The land grant and the other information will set me on my path of sleuthing...... Thank You for your efforts.
Dear Ms. Davis-Ford,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the War of 1812 Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files in the Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs (Record Group 15) that includes the Case File of Abijah Davis -- Capt Symmes's Company 1st Reg -- US Army. This case file has been digitized and is available online through the Catalog. We also located 12 additional record series in Record Group 15 that contain files related to pensions and/or bounty land warrants for service during the War of 1812. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at email@example.com.
In addition, you may be interested in his enlistment records. We located the series Enlistment Papers, 1798 - October 31, 1912 and Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798 - 1914 (M233) in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1762 - 1917 (Record Group 94) that include military service files of the Regular Army. For information about the Enlistment Papers and M233, please contact RDT1.
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M233 has been digitized and is available on Fold3 as Army Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914; on Ancestry as U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914; and on FamilySearch as United States Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914. There may be a fee for using Ancestry and Fols3. Instead, please check for access at your local library as many library systems subscribe to these sites, making them free for their patrons.
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