Posted By:Peggy Reeves
Subject:Re: Alexander Montgomoery
Post Date:June 02, 2013 at 18:54:38
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In 1793/1794, Logan County Kentucky and Sumner County Tennessee would have been adjoining counties (before Simpson County was created). Also, due to the faulty survey line between Kentucky and Tennessee (which is why Tennessee has that funny little jog line across the top), people weren't sure which state they were in, and records can often be found in both states. The Walker Line (the present boundary) wasn't accepted until 1820.

As for the bounty land warrant from NC, a Private could get 225 acres if he served for at least two years. He could get more than that for serving three years. Those with a rank of Private had to serve the whole six years in order to get 640 acres.

Federal military service records for Revolutionary War soldiers burned during the War of 1812, and we are left with only some sparse service records that were reconstructed from other rosters, lists, etc... The federal records are very incomplete, and some soldiers will forever remain anonymous. Some states kept better records than others. North Carolina does not have complete rosters of their Revolutionary soldiers.

The other obvious problem that you have is that there would certainly be more than one "Alexander Montgomery", and it will be difficult to be sure that the records you find in various places are for the same man.

Best wishes