It would help to check for a service record if you gave your ancestor's name, date of birth and where he lived during the war.
I'm looking for a gentleman by the name of James Dishion (possibly Dishon or Deshon) who is of the generation which would make him the father (or uncle) of the last known direct descendant of my own lineage by the same name.
I have what could possibly be his son in a Land Patent here in the same general region of the state some years later in 1856:
It's been difficult finding any info on the possible father such as birth, death, marriage or service records. In fact the name itself might not be correct which is why I am hunting the way I am. Hopefully I can find more info on my ancestor by tracking down the possible leads on these other people. If that makes sense.
The records in total are from three seperate counties, only the last two are Scrip Warrant Act of 1812 land grants, but the counties interestingly enough do boarder each other. It's enough of a coincidence to make me a bit curious.
I would think that either he served or was an heir of someone who served.
That's what I was curious about. I know the BLM held land auctions, as that's how the original linked person got his land, but I didn't know if they might have also auctioned off land which was otherwise part of the SWA or if that land had to be given to war vets or their direct descendants.
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