This database indicates includes 4,748 bounty land warrants issued by Virginia to veterans of the Revolutionary War. Warrants, the first step in land patenting, were given as payment for military services; the allotment was determined by the soldier's rank and time of service, and the land was located in the Revolutionary War Military District. Patents issued for service in the Revolutionary War are filed with the Virginia Patent Series (VA), Old Kentucky Patent Series (OK) and the West of the Tennessee River Military Patent Series (WTRM).
Warrants can be searched by veteran's name, warrant number and immediate assignee. Scanned images from the military warrants register are included for each warrant number. The "authorized" field identifies the patent(s) authorized by each warrant. If the warrant did not authorize a patent in Virginia's Military District in Kentucky, there is no further information available in the Kentucky Land Office for that warrant. For assistance with researching Revoluntary War Warrants, please consult the Research Help section of this website.
For more information about Revolutionary War warrants in Kentucky, please review the frequently asked questions or contact the Land Office at (502) 564-3490 or via email.