During Fort Wayne Ancestry Day's Ask the Experts Panel, we received so many questions that we were unable to answer them all during the event. The following is a question asked and The Genealogy Center staff's response.

What does this mean: Bounty land is returned by widow of 1812 Soldier and assigned to another man on one deed?

It often happened that land speculators bought the vouchers for War of 1812 bounty land from soldiers or widows who could make more use of money than land. In that case, the person who bought the land may be listed as the seller on the deed when he sold that piece of land, and it may be noted that the soldier or widow “assigned” it to him. Another possibility may be that the soldier or widow has appointed someone to act for him or her, such as an attorney.