Do you have any additional information pertaining to your ancestor.
Yes I have names of the family members that participated in the revolutionary war. It dawned on me after seeing a bronze plaque talking about military land grants between the Little Miami and Scioto Rivers in Ohio. That’s where the family farm is located.
Can you tell me the process to apply for information?
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Not sure the process on how to apply. But most genealogy or third party sites if given the proper information on ancestor can be looked up to see if any Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants were issued in their names. Most of these sites have records that have been archived and digitized already. So if you are able to provide any additional relative information such as name, DOB, place of birth we can try to help you.
Otherwise you can try the following but not sure if they will be available during the pandemic.
All bounty land was in the present-day states of Kentucky and Ohio and records of surveys and grants are held by the:
Kentucky Land Office
Secretary of State's Office
Frankfort, KY 40601
Ohio Historical Society
Research Services Department
1982 Velma Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211
Jacob Van Pelt
born Bucks County, PA
Died on 8/23/1831 in Milford, Ohio
Jacob was the youngest of five brothers that fought in the war.
Jacob Van Pelt ran away and joined the fight in New Jersey at 16. His brother John Van Pelt was a captain.
I’m working to find out the other 3 brothers names and if any of them were granted land for their Service in Ohio. Thank You.
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Dear Ms. Young,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Case Files of Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Applications Based on Revolutionary War Service in the Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs (Record Group 15). Some of these records have been digitized and are available online using the National Archives Catalog by clicking on the blue “search within this series” button.
We also located Warrants Issued Under Act of July 9, 1788, ca. 1789 - ca. 1800; Warrants Issued Under Acts of March 3, 1803 and April 15, 1806, ca. 1803 - 1852?; and Revolutionary Warrants, ca. 1835 - ca. 1874 in the Records of the Bureau of Land Management (Record Group 49). These records are not available digitally through the Catalog.
For more information about these records and other records documenting military service during the American Revolution, see The American Revolution: Research our Records.
To order records that have not already been digitized, please fill out a NATF Form 86 for service records and a NATF Form 85 for the pension and land grant records and mail the completed forms to the address listed on the form. You also may place your order online using eservices.archives.gov. For more information see Requesting Copies of Older (pre-WWI) Military Service Records.
These records are in the custody of the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1). Questions about these records and the ordering process may be emailed to Archives1reference@nara.gov.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT1. Also, NARA has suspended reproduction and digitization services until further notice due to COVID-19. Orders will not be serviced until operations can resume safely. Once operations resume, document reproduction requests will be filled in the order in which they were received. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The majority of the Record Group 15 Case Files are available on Ancestry at U.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900; on Fold3 at Revolutionary War Pensions; and on FamilySearch at United States Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Applications, 1800-1900.
Records from these three Record Group 49 series have been microfilmed as Microfilm Publication M829: U.S. Revolutionary War Bounty Land Warrants Used in the U.S. Military District of Ohio and Relating Papers (Acts of 1788, 1803, and 1806), 1788-1806. This publication has been digitized and is available on Ancestry at U.S. War Bounty Land Warrants, 1789-1858.
Access to these records on Ancestry and Fold3 require a paid subscription. Some libraries provide free access to their patrons. FamilySearch may be accessed with a free account.
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!
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I found a Captain John Van Pelt on findagrave.com click link below
He was in the Revolutionary War. accompanied Washington and his army
when they crossed the Delaware River
Thank you Alice this is amazing information, but I need to check the files or family Bible if there is one. Not sure this is him.