A Land Bounty Warrant
for Joseph Lyles
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Joseph Liles' Land Warrant
In 1851 Joseph Liles applied for a land bounty for his service in the War of 1812, and he received a warrant for land some time after. He sold the warrant to E.P. Verner for an unspecified sum in 1857 or 1858.
State of South Carolina,
Co. of Pickens
On June 20, 1851 appeared before me, E.P. Verner, Joseph Liles who was a Corporal in the Co. of Captain M.L. Keith in the 8th Inf commanded by Colonel P. Jack in the War with Great Brit[ai]n; and was honorably discharged as will appear by his certificate of discharge herewith and the muster rolls of said company. He makes this declaration for the purpose of claiming the bounty land to which he may be entitled under the Act passed 28 Sep 1850, and that he has never received or become entitled to land under any prior Act.
/s/ Joseph Liles
I hereby certify that I believe the said Joseph Liles to be the man who served as aforesaid. /s/ E.P. Verner, Notary Public

State of SC, Co. of Oconee

In the matter of pension claim of Zilla Lyles, widow of Joseph Lyles. Personally came before me, a Notary Public in and for the said County and State; E.P. Verner, a citizen near Westminster SC, and declared: That Joseph Lyles, husband of Zilla Lyles, owned a land warrant in the year 1857 or 1858, and I purchased the said land warrant from him.
wit: D.D. Verner, R.H. Crosby /s/ E.P. Verner
Sworn to and subscribed before me this day by the above affiant. Witness my hand and seal this 15th day of Nov 1878.
R.A. Gilmer, Notary Public
[from the notes of Thomas L. Hair]