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Nathaniel L. Kemp's War Service Documentation

Nathaniel L. Kemp 1774-1858

State of Tennessee
County of McNairy

On this 2nd day of September A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty seven personally appeared before me, Jas. S. McWhiter a justice of the peace within and for the County and state aforesaid Nathan Kemp aged about eighty six years, who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Nathan Kemp who was a private in the company commanded by Captain Jack Griffin in the Regiment commanded by Col. Taylor that he volunteered in Pendleton County South Carolina on or about the day of __________ about the year 1793 in the Treaty between the United States and the Cherokee Indians and remained in actual service until the treaty was concluded which was about two months and was honorably discharged at Oconee Station in the State of South Carolina on or about the __________ day of _____ 1793 as will appear by the muster rolls of said company

He further declares that he is the identical Nathan Kemp who was in the company of Rangers/or Spies commanded by Captain John Grayson in the war of the United States with the Creek Indians in that regiment commanded by ____________ that he volunteered in Madison County State of Alabama about the _____ day of April 1813 and continued in actual service in said war for the term of six months and was honorably discharged in said County on or about the _____ day of October 1813 which will appear by the muster roll of said company

He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the County land to which he may be entitled under the “act granting County land to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States ______ March 3rd 1855. He further declares that he has not received a warrant for County land and in this or any other act of Congress nor made application thereof.

signed, Nathan Kemp

Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above written And I hereby certify that I believe the said Nathan Kemp to be the identical man who served as aforesaid and that he is of the age above stated.

Jas S. McWhirter, J.P.

State of Tennessee

County of McNairy

On this 2nd day of September A.D. 1857 personally appeared before me Edward W. Kemp and E. G. Kemp credible witnesses who being duly sworn, according to law declare that they are well acquainted Nathan Kemp the above declarant and that they were acquainted with him in the year 1813 at the time the service in the war of the United States with the Creek Indians is alleged to have been performed. They further declare that they well know the service was performed as set out in the above declaration, having seen him while in service. Subscribed & sworn to before me the day and year above written.

Jas. S. McWhirter, J.P.

            His
Edward W. Kemp
           Mark

signed, E.G. Kemp

State of Tennessee
County of McNairy

I Joseph Walker clerk of McNairy County Court hereby certify that
Jas. S. McWhirter
whose genuine signature appears to the foregoing declaration is now and was at the time of signing the same __ justice of the peace within and for said County and State, duly elected qualified and commissioned and authorized to administer oaths for general purposes, and all his official acts as such one entitled to full faith and credit

In Testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and affixed my official seal at office in Purdy this 2nd day of September 1857

Joseph Walker CLK

Direct to Jas. F. McKenny or McKinney
Purdy Tenn.

Anyone wanting copy of actual document, please send written request  (name document) & pre-stamped envelope to:
Kemp Family Chronicles
P.O. Box 639
Hebron, IN  46341