Does anyone know exactly how land warrants worked? I have a
who was given a warrant for 160 acres as a result of service in the
1812, but he didn't exercise it during his lifetime. I've found some
records where one of his daughters gives up her rights to it years
death. Was a warrant something that could be passed to another?
Yes, absolutely. It could be sold or transferred or inherited.
Also, if a land warrant was exercised, does the transfer list the
land warrant or a dollar amount?
The warrant allowed the holder to get a particular amount of land
without purchase fees.