Bounty Certificates

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Bounty certificates were issued to soldiers and to families of deceased soldiers by the republic and the state of Texas in payment for military service. The size of the grant varied according to circumstances from 160 to 1,280 acres. See land grants.

Reuben McKitrick, The Public Land System of Texas, 1823–1910 (Bulletin of the University of Wisconsin, Economics and Political Science Series 10.1 [February 1918]).

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Anonymous, “Bounty Certificates,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 24, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994