The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 61, July 1957 - April, 1958 Page: 532
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
No. 1077 has bounty warrant No. 18o for 960 acres issued by
W. S. Hotchkiss, commissioner of claims, on February 16, 1860,
to the heirs of G. D. Spotswood for his service "from ... to ...
and having fallen with Fannin." For other Land Office sources
proving that G. D. Spotswood fell in the Goliad Massacre, see
GLO File Robertson Bounty No. 1076, "Record of Certificates
Issued by Court of Claims," page 8, and "Court of Claims
Vouchers. Applications for Land," Vouchers No. 148 and No. 149.
WARD, WILLIAM-The Almanac list and the Davenport list each
show one William Ward with Fannin. Land Office records indi-
cate that there were two men named William Ward who were with
Fannin. The heirs of the first William Ward received donation
certificate No. 13/189 from the commissioner of the General Land
Office on May 1o, 1873, as a result of a special act passed on April
26, 1873. The special act, as found in Gammel (comp.), Laws of
Texas, VII, 306, shows that this William Ward was with Fannin.
The second William Ward received donation certificate No. 135
from the commissioner of claims. His heirs were issued this cer-
tificate on July 25, 1861, "for his having fallen with Fannin."
See GLO File Bexar Donation No. 1685. Both William Wards
received a i92o acre bounty warrant. See GLO Files Bexar Bounty
No. 1684 and GLO File Bexar Bounty No. 1703.
YEARLY, WILLIAM W.-This name does not appear on the Al-
manac nor Davenport lists. GLO File Fannin Bounty No. 494 has
bounty warrant No. 1876 for g192o acres issued by the adjutant
general on January 18, 1855, to the heirs of William W. Yearly
for "his having been killed with Fannin." GLO File Fannin Dona-
tion No. 517 has donation certificate No. 66o issued by the adju-
tant general on January 18, 1855, to the heirs of William W.
Yearly for "his having fallen with Fannin."
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