Posted By:david smith
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Subject:Joseph William Hollis..Mexican War??
Post Date:July 06, 2002 at 13:15:11
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Forum:U.S.-Mexican War Forum
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I need help with an ancestor. Joseph Hollis was born 1814 and died 1888, in Berkeley Co., (W) Va. I have a copy of a bounty land warrant from the state of Virginia, dated 1850.
The cover letter accompaning the warrant addresses Joseph as "Capt. Joseph W. Hollis". I have not been able to find any record of his military service, but if I understand the granting of bounty land warrants they were for military service. Any help would be appreciated.