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Charles Sherrill has graciously allowed his book "Revolutionary War Pension Applications from Franklin County, Tennessee" to be included here. He did the book precomputer, so I will type them as I get time. Thanks, Chuck! P.S. Anyone have his book who would like to help type?
NOTE: There may be other Franklin County pensioners listed that was not in Chuck's book. They will be so noted.

UPDATE: Nancy Taylor is typing the pensions and sending them to me for encoding. Thank you so much, Nancy!

Michael AWALT, W326, West Tenn. #6813, $50/yr. issued 6 Mar. 1833. Eva or Evy AWALT, widow. Tenn. #unreadable $50/yr. issued 24 Dec. 185? Note: Michael is also mistakenly referred to as Joseph AWALT.
3 Sept. 1832, Franklin County. Michael AWALT aged about 75 testifies that he was born in Pennsylvania but does not know the year. He calculates his age based on the date of his freedom as an apprentice. He lived in Rowan County, N.C., while an apprentice and was sent on two trips by the man to whom he was bound, in pursuit of the Tories. On the first tour he served under Windle MILLER and marched to 96 Dist., S.C.
Two months after the outbreak of the war he truned 21 and removed to Cabarrus County, N.C., where he lived for 10 years. From there he vol. for nine months under Capt. COWAN and served on the Dan River in N.C. He also marched to S.C. under Maj. ARMSTRONG and Gen. LINCOLN in the 4th reg't. and was in the battle of Stone.
After this term ended he returned home and went out again as a substitute for Killian KEPLY. He served in the militia under Capt. STARNES and Gen. RUTHERFORD, and was in the battle called Gates' Defeat. He overheard Generals GATES and SMALLWOOD arguing about the battle plans. He served for three months.
He went out again as a substitute for George MASTER, but drove a wagon instead of regular service. His wagon was taken from him by the Tories on the forth day after the battle of Guilford.
He can prove his service by William RYAL. He is known in his neighborhood to Parson Elijah BRAZIER, Joseph HILTON Esq., Col. William TAYLOR and others.
After living in Cabarrus County for 10 years he removed to Burke County, N.C., for over 20 years. He then removed to this place.
William RYAL testifies that he knew AWALT duing the war and has known him ever since.
Zachariah MURRELL states he has been a near neighbor to Michael AWALT for 15 years and vouches for his reputation as a soldier.
Court declares that the clergyman in the applicant's neighborhood is sick at this time.
20 Dec. 1840, Franklin Co. Mrs. Evy AWALT aged 78 states that her husband Michael AWALT died 6 April 1835, that they were married in Mecklenburg County, N.C., 17 April 1778 but she has no record of their marriage or the births of their children, having lost or mislaid it.
Nathaniel BORUM testifies to the identity of Evy AWALT.
William RIAL aged 73 states he was married to Molly SPECK, a sister of Evy AWALT. Molly RIAL aged 79 also appeared before the justice. Each deponent originally came from Mecklenburg (Rockingham crossed out) Co., N.C. They state that Michael and Evy AWALT from the time of their marriage until his death in FC lived together in utmost peace and harmony.
17 May 1841, FC. Sophia HISE, widow of Coonrad HISE deceased, originally a resident of Mecklenburg Co., N.C., and now of FC, aged 86, states that her husband went in company with Michael AWALT and her sister Evy SPECK and saw them married by Parson WIRTMAN (STARK crosed out) in Mecklenburg Co., N.C., in April 1778. She recalls the month and year because she herself gave birth to a son the following February, 1779.
William RIAL states he was not at the wedding but lived with the couple for six months after their marriage. He also lived with Coonrod HISE and his wife Sophia SPECK in N.C. and frequently heard HISE say he was present at the marriage.
15 Dec. 1845, FC. Evy AWALT states that Michael AWALT received a discharge from his commander but sold it to another gentleman. States she was married April, 1781, in Rowan Co., N.C. She is unable to appear in court and gives her deposition before John ROLMAN, J.P.
Solomon LIMBAUGH aged 45 states he was present on 6 Apr. 1835 and saw Michael AWALT die, and that Evy AWALT has not remarried.
16 Dec. 1845, FC. Sophia HISE aged 89 states that her husband Coonrod HISE, Sr., has been dead more than 25 years.
William RYAL aged 75 states he was present more than three years ago to hear Magdalane RYAL state she helped to prepare the wedding dinner when Eve and Michael AWALT were married. Said Magdalane RYAL has been dead more than two years.
22 Dec. 1845, Murfreesboro, Tenn. Cover letter sent by John BRUCE to accompany deposition of Evy AWALT and supporting documents. To the Commissioner of Pensions. "Sir, It cannot be expected that the widow can recollect all the facts and circumstances which were related to her by her husband in his lifetime, after a lapse of fifteen or twenty years. Statements are frequently made by the husband to his wife by the fireside and go in at one year and out at the other. Or if the wife actualee by motives of curiosity or otherwise sets down those statements well in her own mind, yet in the course of ten or fifteen years the recollection of those statements will fade and die upon the memory. Dear sir, at this time I bring before you the case of an old lady eighty two years old, late in the afternoon of life, who in her husband's lifetime was entirely independant and had plenty of the good things of life, but since his death has been reduced to a state of indigence, and thrown upon a cold hearted and uncharited world for a support. Dear friend, I rely upon the good judgement of the Department and hope for a decision in her favor. "I am, my dear sir, with sentiments of great respect, your friend and obedient servant, John BRUCE."
15 March 1846, FC. Hon. Stephen ADAMS of Mississippi states he was aquainted with Michael AWALT for many years and AWALT'S oldest son is between 55 and 60, and his grandchildren near 40 years of age.
25 Apr. 1851, Cabarrus Co., N.C. Clerk states he can find no record of the marriage of Evy SPECK and Michael AWALT.
24 May 1851, FC. William RIAL aged past 80 years states that he knew Michael and Evy AWALT from his boyhood to their deaths.
Jacob AWALT of FC, son of Michael AWALT, states his mother and father were married in Cabarrus Co., N.C., about 1786. His mother Eva AWALT died 2 Aug. 1848, leaving the following named children and heirs at law: Catherine WEBER (or WEVER?), John AWALT, Barbary TIPS, Sophia WEBB, Nancy (or Naomi) LIMBO.
John TRAVIS, J.P of FC, testifies that Jacob AWALT is about 62 years old, having been considered an old man for some years past.
John ROLMAN, J.P., testifies he has known Jacob AWALT for 30 years and that he himself is 49 years old and supposes AWALT is 62. He was acquainted with Michael and Eva AWALT. He is also acquainted with Mrs. Catherine WEVER, sister of Jacob AWALT, whom he has always understood was older than Jacob AWALT.
2 Dec. 1851, Knoxville, Tenn. Taze W. NEWMAN, attorney, is unable to provide physician's or undertaker's certificate that Eva AWALT is dead, because one is dead and the other has moved to Texas. This is in the case of Jacob AWALT who lives on Hurricane Creek in FC.
25 June 1852, Marshall, IL. W. MANLY inquires as to the status of Eva AWALT'S claim for pension.

Lance James BARNETT S39,174 West Tenn. #11,264, $96/year Issued 3 June 1819.
5 Oct.1818 Franklin Co. Lance James BARNETT aged 66 stated he enlisted in South Carolina under Capt. Richard DOGGETT of the 6th S.C. Regiment, commanded by Col. William HENDERSON. He served 3 years. During the siege of Charlestown he was taken prisoner and held 20 days until he was honorably discharged at Charlestown probably in 1780. He enlisted again in North Carolina for one year under Capt. Charles LENNING (?) and was in a battle at Eutaw Springs. He was discharged at Bacon's Ridge in South Carolina.
10 Oct. 1818 Franklin County Judge John CAPERTON, Esquire, testifies that BARNETT has lived near him for six months and he knows BARNETT to be a very old, poor man with good, honest character.
12 Oct. 1818 (probably Franklin County) John A. BAKER states he lived in North Carolina in the same neighborhood as BARNETTT for several years before and after the last tour of duty, and has known him ever since.

Sanford BERRY S1638. West Tenn. #22026, $40/year, issued 27 Sept. 183(?)
27 Nov. 1832 Franklin County. Sanford Berry age 70, states he was born in Albemarle County VA., in 1762, His father removed from Virginia to Laurens District S.C., Where affiant was an infant. He inlisted in the service in Sept. 1781 in Laurens District and served under Capt. Kerr and Col. McCoy. He helped besiege ht fort at Augusta Ga. He also accompanied a detachment under Gen. Twiggs to a place called Indian's Old Fields where they attacked and defeated a body of Indians.He remained in Laurens until about 1801 when he removed to Wilson County Tenn., before settling at (??)ittled(?) in this County. John Hamilton and William H. Murry, J. P., vouch for Berry.
26 Aug. 1833 Franklin County. Sanford Berry age 71 further testifies that he is certain he served at least one year. Hutcheson Murphy, clergyman, and Esq. Gabiel Jones vouch for Berry.
16 Nov. 1836 Winchester, Tenn. Micah Taul requested payment be resumed for Sanford Berry, Who has not received payment since Sept. !835. Pensioner can now be reached at Manchester in newly formed Coffee County. Note: Enoch Berry of Warren County, Tenn., was Sanford's brother and also received a pension.

Alexander BERRRYHILL S16,639, West Tenn. #7542 (changed to Ala.), $33.33/year. Issued 26 April 1833.
15 Feb. 1821 Franklin County Alexander BERRYHILL aged 60, a farmer by occupation, stated he enlisted in 1781 in North Carolina under Capt. James MARTIN and William POKE and served in the 2nd regiment, South Carolina line. He received a discharge from Gen. THOMAS and was directed by Gen. SUMPTER to draw his pay at New Market but was never paid. He fought in the battle of Eutaw Springs, Biggans Creek and Dorchester in South Carolina. BERRYHILL states he is blind in one eye and infirm. His wife, Rebecca, is 46 and much inflicted by rheumatic pains. His family consists of daughter Polly aged 16, son Linsfield aged about 14, son Edward aged 6 and son Thomas aged 4. he owns 42 acres of extremely poor land and a small cabin in which he lives. His personal property is valued at $166.75 and consist of 42 Acres of land ($52.50), 3 horses, 4 cows and calves, 2 steers, 40 hogs, 4 sheep, 1 cart, 4 hoes, 1 ax, 3 plows and gear, 3 dishes, 3 basins, 6 pots and ovens, 1 frying pan. James EVENS vouched for the reputation of BERRYHILL and states they served together under James N. MARTIN in the war.
15 Sept. 1824 Franklin County BERRYHILL request that payment be made to Erasmus WALKER at Winchester.
3 Sept. 1832 Franklin County Alexander BERRYHILL aged 69 states he has never seen a record of his age. He enlisted in Mecklenburg County. N.C., where he resided in June 1781, under Capt. James N. MARTIN in the 3rd regiment, commanded by Col. William POLK. He submitted a clam in 1818 but at the time did not know he that he possessed his discharge, being unable to read and write. He recently had a friend to go through every piece of paper he owned and it was found. Dated 17 April 1781, it was signed by Col. POLK. His officers were 1st Lt. Robert. WALKER, 2nd. Lt. Jonas CLARK, Orderly Sgt. Jesse CLARK, Adjutant John CLARK. John was the oldest of the three CLARK brothers. James MARTIN, one son of Capt. James N. CLARK and Charles WEEKS whom he has known for about 40 years, both of Franklin County, can vouch for him. After his discharge he lived in Ga. about 17 miles south of Augusta until about 21 years ago when he settled here. James MARTIN states that about six years ago he heard his father say he had seen two of his old soldiers in town, Alexander BERRYHILL and a Mr. EVANS. His father died about one year later.
14 Sept. 1832 Winchester, Tenn. James CAMPBELL to Maj. William B. LEWIS, Auditor, Washington. CAMPBELL wishes LEWIS to inquire whether Alexander BERRYHILL can receive a pension based on his 1818 deposition. (No date) William LEWIS to Pension Office. Enclosed letter from JamesCAMPBELL and stated CAMPBELL is brother of Mr. John CAMPBELL U.S. Senator.
1 March 1838 Fayette County, Ala. Alexander BERRYHILL of Marion County Ala., states he removed from Tennessee to Alabama about 2 years ago in order to enjoy the society of his relations. He lives nearer the county seat of Fayette than Marion.Willis WARD and William BERRYHILL testify to the reputation of Alexander BERRYHILL.
24 Aug. 1839 Washington Treasury Department informs Daniel PAYTON of Fayette County Court house that the claim of the widow of Alexander BERRYHILL amounts to $33.33 and carries a payment to 3 Feb. 1838, the time of his death.
30 Sept. 1839 Huntsville, Ala. Daniel PEYTON signes in receipt of payment for Rebecca BERRYHILL.
1910 Inquiry of Hon Matthew DENVER, Wilmington, Ohio. 1918 Inquiry of Mrs. H. N. HIPSKIND, Wabash, Indiana. 1940 Inqiry of Mr. W.H. PRICE , Utica, Mississippi.

Josiah BRANDON W335 West Tenn. #19088(?) $80/year issued 31 July 1833. Rachel BRANDON, widow. Tenn. #665 $80/year, issued 20 Feb. 1845.
16 Oct. 1832 Lincoln Count Tenn. Josiah BRANDON age 72 states he entered the service in 1776 or 1777 under Capt. Samuel DAVIDSON of Burke County N. C., of which he was a resident. He helped to build Fort Royal which is now Old Fort Royal Post Office in Burke county. He served three months as a Ranger under Capt. CUNNINGHAM and fought Indians across the Blue Ridge in the fall of 1779. In the winter of 1779 he joined Capt. BOYKIN's company of Light Horse and pursued the British under Capt. CUNNINGHAM in South Carolina until he was driven into the British garrison at 96. In March of 1780 joined Maj. MCDOWELL's Corps from Burke Count and served 30 days in Indian Territory. In the fall of 1780 the Indians attacked the settlement near Old Fort and "John DAVIDSON and his family were butchered in the most brutal and savage manner." BRANDON then joined Capt. WALKER and his ranger on a three month tour. Clergyman Elijah BRAZER of Franklin County and John BAKER of Lincoln County vouched for BRANDON.
15 May 1833 Lincoln County, Tenn. Josiah BRANDON adds that according to his Bible records taken from his father's he was b. 26 June 1761
28 June 1835 Lincoln County, Tenn. Moses Chambers states he was present to hear Josiah BRANDON state that he served with the British. Also present were Squires WISEMAN, HUTSON. MUREL, and Col. STAMBLER. He objects to Brandon's pension.
14 July 1835 Franklin Co. Lemuel BRANDON, son of Josiah BRANDON of Lincoln County states that his father had told him that when he was a boy age 16 or 18 years of age his father forced him to serve with the British troops in the Revolution. He was taken prisoner and then paroled to Capt. Joseph MCDOWELL of Burke County, who knew him.
10 Sept. 1835 Livingston Tenn. Logan D. BRANDON, son of Josiah BRANDON, to Pension Office. States in support of BRANDON of his father's honesty and integrity, that he has met Gen. JACKSON at the Hermitage and that his father and most of his family are know to Hon C.C. Clay of Alabama. He explains in detail the circumstances of his father's British service. Mentions Col. YELL a gentleman by birth and fortune, formally of Fayetteville Tenn., but now of Missouri. States his father is a minister of the Methodist Church and is well known to Rev. James GUINN who is a personal friend of the President. States that he is at presently at Livingston to purchase slaves.
17 Sept. 1835 Lincoln County Tenn. John WISEMAN and Moses CHAMBERS swear they have heard Josiah BRANDON state that he and his father fought for the King at the battle of King's Mountain. William GAYLE, J. P. states he has known WISEMAN for r10 years and WISEMAN "stands very highly in the estimation of al who Know him with the exception of BRANDON."
23 Oct. 1835 Franklin County. George DAVIDSON age 69 stated he was a school boy together with Josiah BRANDON and lived in the same neighborhood with his family. John FRAME age 61(?) has known BRANDON 29 years. William STREET age 56 and Marshell w. HOWELL age 37 testify on behalf of George DAVIDSON.
31 Oct. 1835 Burke County, N. C. William MORRIS states he and BRANDON served together with the American troops during the Revolution.
11 Nov. 1835 Bedford County, Tenn. Hugh DAVIDSON SR. age 77 states he has been acquainted with Josiah BRANDON since his infancy and knows BRANDON served in 1776-1777 was against the Indians under Samuel DAVIDSON Brandon was about 15 when he interred the service. BRANDON's father had been a British officer before the war and he forced Josiah, who was a minor, to go with him and serve in the British troops at King's Mountain under Col. FERGUSON. In the battle his father was killed and he was made prisoner. He was paroled to Maj. MCDOEWLL after several days because he was much afflicted and could not march further. He had previously served the Colonies under MCDOWELL. He was carried home by his widowed mother and later served the Colonies under MCDOWELL and others.
12 Nov. 1835 Bedford County, Tenn. Rev, George NEWTON, Presbyterian, has known BRANDON for 40 years in Burke and Buncombe counties N. C. and in Lincoln County, Tenn.
13 Nov. 1835 Lincoln County, Tenn.Rev. Joseph Smith, Methodist, has know BRANDON for 20 years in Lincoln County and vouches for him.
5 Dec. 1835 Burke County, N. C. John GIBBS states he served with BRANDON during the war.
1 Oct. 1844 McDowell, County N. C. John LOGAN states he knew BRANDON in this county (at the time before Burke) before he married and afterward for many years. He knows that two of BRANDON's Children married before they left here for Tennessee. Benjamin BURGIN states he knew Josiah and Rachel BRANDON for about 20 years before they left this county in the fall of 1805. He knows that two of their children married before they left. He has visited their home in Lincoln County, Tenn.
1 Feb. 1845 Lincoln County, Tenn. Rachel BRANDON age about 80 applies for a pension as the widow of Josiah BRANDON who died 5 Nov.. 1842. She was married 8 March 1781, and her name at marriage was Rachel BROWN. Lemuel BRANDON states he is a son of Josiah BRANDON and Rachel. was born in 1790. The family records show that there are four other children than he.
1914 Inquiry of Miss Caroline BRANDON HAUGHTON of Aberdeen, Miss. 1916 Inquiry of Mrs. J. H. HAUGHTON of San Ana, Calf. 1926 Inquiry of Susie DEMONT MOORMAN of Huntsville, Ala. she states that Josiah was the son of Thomas and Eliza (SAMPLE) BRANDON. 1926 Inquiry of Mrs. Samuel DICKSON of Shreveport, La. She is a descended from Frances WOODWARD who married a daughter of Josiah BRANDON and Rachel SUMMERWELL. 1929 Inquiry of Mrs. E. J. CHERAULT of Huston Tex.

Enoch BREEDEN S1747, West Tenn. #12,244, $80/ year issued 10 April 1833.
1 Oct. 1882 Spotsylvania, Va., Enoch BREEDEN aged 73 states he was born in Maryland in Jan. 1759. His father moved his family to Virginia when he was seven years of age. He was a resident of Charles City County When the war began. His father entered the Continental Army at the beginning of the war and never returned. Affiant and his mother moved to King William County, where two his brothers resided. From there he was drafted into the Virginia militia in the summer of 1776 for three months. He served under Capt. Mordecai ABRAHAM in Col. ENNIS' regiment he contacted the ague and fever at Hampton and was permitted to go return home for a few days rest before his tour ended. He served several other short tours as a volunteer and as a substitute for his brothers Moody BREEDEN and Caleb BREEDEN, who had families and were taking care of their mother. As King William County is in the tidewater region, The enemy's ships in York river were a constant threat. He also served in the militia under Col. HICKMAN, Christopher TOMPKINS, Mordecai BOOTH, and Henry QUARLES. In Oct. 1781 he was drafted for one year under Capt. DRURY, Capt. BOOTH and Capt. ABRAHAM. From an encampment near Jamestown the affiant was detached to carry broken-down horsed to King William County. On his returned in four days he found that the troops had engaged the British and lost. He joined Maj. CAMPBELL'S battalion under Gen. WEEDON and marched to Gloucester County where They were joined by the French under Duke LAUZAN. " Those Troops all wore large moustaches on their upper lip, and very large Whiskers." A few years after the affiant removed to Spotsylvania County, where he as resided for 45 years. Ptolemy POWELL of Spotsylvania County states he was a boy of 14 residing in King William County just before the surrender of CORNWALLIS. His brother served under Capt. ABRAHAM with Enoch BREEDEN. Clergyman John A. Billingsly and Thomas HICKS vouch for BREEDEN'S reputation.
8 April 1835 Fredericksburg, Va. (postmark) request a transfer of his pension as he is about to remove to Winchester in Franklin County, Tennessee where one of his children resides. He is taking four children with him. Witness; Thomas HICKS. Administrator of Enoch has been paid his pension through 28n Aug. 1841. (probably death date).
1900 Inquiry of Granville LIPSCOMB of Flat Rock, Tenn. 1910 Inquiry of A.B. LIPSCOMB of Louisville, Ky. 1932 Inquiry if Mrs. Huge MABE Cuero, Texas.

John BRYANT S12,299, Alabama #31,601 $20/year, Issued 5 March 1839. John Bryant's file mentions Franklin County as a former residence. His application papers are summarized here. John BRYANT believes he was born 5 Nov. 1754 in Albemarle County Va., but record of his age was destroyed. He served as a resident of Buckingham County Va., under Capt. Anthony WENSTON and John MOSLEY. He saw CORNWALLIS surrender. After the war he lived in Lincoln County, Ky.; Adair County Ky.; Lincoln County, Tenn.; Jackson County, Ala. for 12 years: Franklin County, Tenn.; back to Jackson County, Ala., where he resided in 1838. Possible character references were: Ludwell L. RECTOR; Thomas FONDRON; Robert PROCTOR Sr.; William L SNODGRASS; Benjamin SNODGRASS. Actual vouchers were clergyman Charles ROACH and Ludwell RECTOR. Phillip WINFREY of Adair County, Ky., stated in 1838 that he had become acquainted with BRYANT in Buckingham County, Va., over 60 years earlier and served with him. BRYANT moved to Lincoln County Ky., in 1795 and WINFREY followed. Both later moved to Adair County and about 1808 to 1818 BRYNT moved away.

Elihu BURKE W8233, East Tenn. #19616 issued 9 May 1826. Siller BURKE widow Tenn. #4864 $96/YEAR issued 22 Dec 1854. Bounty Land Warrant #36636-160-55.
23 Nov. 1825 Marion County, Tenn. Elihu BURKE aged 62 states he enlisted in North Carolina 6 June 1781 for 12 months under Capt. MOORE and Col. Archibald LITTLE. He was discharged 6 June 1782 at Charlotte N.C. He received a wound in the right knee at Johns Island 25 Jan. 1872. His family consist of a wife 60 who suffers from partial mental derangement, a daughter Kesiah aged 13 and a son Alfred Cammorn aged 16 who now only lives at home occasionally, at his own pleasure, and contributes very little.
13 July 1837 Franklin County, Tenn. Elihu BURK states he deposited his pension certificate at the post office in Winchester in Jan 1837 and it was lost by Agency. Marshall W. HOWELL states he has been aquatinted with BURKE for many year.
17 Dec. 1837 Franklin County Pension agent at Knoxville gave BURKS certificate to James H. GREEN, who was in college there, to carry to Winchester. But it was lost by GREEN who thinks he burned it with a great many other papers.
3 Feb. 1853 Davidson County, Tenn. Siller BURKE age 54 states her husband was killed in Franklin County in April 1851 and that he was a pensioner on the roll in Marion County.
7 Dec 1854 Davidson County Tenn. Siller BURKE applies again for pension. Witnessed John T. BLAND; John P. White.
10 Dec 1854 Franklin Co. Clerk of Court submits copy of marriage bond of Elihu BURKE and Siller HAYNES, dated 3 March 1835. William S. OLDHAM of Franklin County was bondsman.
3 Dec 1855 Davidson County, Tenn. Siller BURKE, aged 56 widow of Elisha BURKE, applies for benifits under law of March 1855 her Attorney is Taze W. NEWMAN of Winchester. Witness J.P. WHITE; A.M.C. HAMILTON 22 Dec. 1866 Davidson County, Tenn. Letters of administration of the estate of Siller Burke, deceased, are granted to John P WHITE.

William CALDWELL S1648, West Tenn. #22,029, $60/year, issued 27 Sept. 1833. William CALDWELL aged 77 states he was born in the Waxhaw settlement in the state of South Carolina in 1755 but has no record of his age. He entered the service as a resident of Fairfield district S.C., under Capt. NELSON in Chester District . In May 1780 he enlisted again in the same place under Capt. MCCLUER and LT. Hugh MCCLUER under Col. Edward LACY and Major MCGRIFF. He participated in the battles of Rocky Mount, Hanging Rock and Fish Dam Ford. At the later battle Gen. SUMPTER was wounded and Gen. HENDERSON took command, staying with the regiment until it was disbanded on the Congaree River in the fall of 1781.He continued to reside in this place until about 13 years ago when he settled at this place. Rev. Joseph SMITH, William LASATER and Benjamin HASTY of his neighborhood vouched for CALDWELL.
26 Aug. 1833 Franklin County. William CALDWELL further states he first enlisted late in 1778. At the time of enlistment he lived in Camden District. He supposed he lived in Chester until the line was more accurately drawn, where he found he lived in Fairfield. 1902 Inquiry of Miss Maragret K. WILSON of Dodd City, Texas.

John CHILCOAT, Missouri #26134, $80/year, issued 14 March 1843. John CHILCOAT was among the Revolutionary War veterans who joined the Franklin County militia in 1812. Although his file does not include any Franklin County documents, it is summarized here. John CHILCOAT was born 27 Nov. 1758 in Baltimore County Maryland. In 1834 he stated his birth record was in his father's Bible in Maryland. He enlisted in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, in 1779 and fought the Indians under Capt. Frank CLUGGAGE. He serves a total of four tours of duty.After the war he resided in Bedford County, Penna.; Baltimore County, Maryland; Rowan County, N.C.; Madison County, Ky.; Franklin County, Tenn.; Cooper County Mo.; and in 1834 he was resident of Morgan County, Missouri. He died there on 10 July 1851. His wife had died previously, her name was not stated. In 1855 his sons, John aged 20 and Joshua aged 18 were living in Morgan County, Missouri.

Lewis CLARK (CLARKE) w6679, Alabama #22,445, 20/year issued 4 Nov. 1833 Sally CLARK, widow, Alabama 33482, 20/year, issued 18 Jan. 1854. Lewis CLARK did not receive his pension in Franklin County but mentioned that he once resided there, His file file is briefly reviewed here. Lewis CLARK born 22 April 1763 in Dinwiddie County, Va., enlisted in 1779 as a resident of that county. Mentions the record of his birth in his father's Bible. He left Dinwiddie in March 1820 and moved to Franklin County, Tennessee, where he lived until about 1829 when he moved to Jackson County, Ala., where he died 12 Jan. 1842. He married 24 Sept. 1800 Sally ROGERS, spinster, in Dinwiddie County. She was aged 73 in 1853, residing in Jackson County, Ala. Joseph S. CLARK of Lincoln County, Tenn., stated in 1853 that he was a child when his father married Sally ROGERS. John R. CLARK of Benton County Ala., stated in 1853 that he had been present at their wedding, which took place at the home of Sally ROGER'S father.Turney F. GREEN, John S. MARTIN, R.C. ROBERTSON and Allen IVY all vouched for Sally CLARK. In 1853 D. S. COOPER of Salem, Tenn. wrote to the pension office to plead her case.

Jesse CORN, W909, NANCY CORN, widow, Tenn. #5525, $60\year, issued 24 Sept. 1850, "Payable only to the surviving children: Elizabeth SHARP, Mary SHARP, Nancy MCCUTCHEON, John CORN, Samuel CORN." June 1841 Franklin County. Nancy CORN aged 78 states she is the widow of Jesse CORN who enlisted in Albemarle County, VA. She was acquainted with him prior to his service and they were married in Albemarle County in Feb. 1780 by Charles CLAY, a minister of of the High Church of England. She submits the family record written by Jesse CORN in the family Bible. Jesse CORN died March 5 1809 in Patrick County Va. He had previously lost one leg and he died after catching a cold. (New Testament, copyright 1800). Jesse CORN born 31 Oct. 1753 Nancy CORN born 17 Feb. 176(?) Elizabeth CORN born 4 Dec. 1780 John Adam CORN born 26 Ja. 1783 William CORN born 11 Jan. 178(?) Jesse CORN Jr. born 11 Mar. 1787 Mary CORN born 8 Aug. 1789 Samuel CORN born 10 April 1792 Suckey CORN born 16 Dec. 1794 Nancy CORN born (1 or &) April 1797 George CORN born 30 Sept. 1799 Dicea(?) CORN born 10 (?) 1803 26 June 1841 Franklin County. James SHARP, Esq. states the family record presented is in the handwriting of Jesse CORN, whom he knew well. (Note: some writer has added under SHARP's name "one of the most reputable me in Franklin County, formerly a member of the legislature".)
13 Jan. 1846 Clinton County Ky. William MORRISON. Sr. aged 78 states he was raised in Henry County, Va. Jesse CORN moved to his neighborhood when affiant was a boy of 7 or 8 years, and for 20 years or more affiant was acquainted with Jesse CORN and wife Nancy Jesse CORN married Nancy HANDCOCK daughter of John HANDCOCK. Some time after CORN came to the neighborhood John HANDCOCK settled there. CORN's mother and three brothers: George, Peter, and Samuel CORN, also followed Jesse. Affiant is a brother-in-law of Armajor HANDCOCK who is the brother of Nancy CORN. Affiant married Nanny MORROW and HANDCOCK married Jane MORROW, both daughters of Thomas MORROW. Affiant mustered under Jesse CORN when he became old enough. He understood CORN was later promoted to Major and served as such until his leg had to be cut off. Richard SHARP and James SHARP married daughters of Nancy CORN and after Jesse's death removed to Tennessee. Jesse and George CORN often discussed their war service. Jesse had served as ensign under a Capt. SMALL. Peter CORN may also have served. Affiant moved from Virginia to Kentucky and about 40 years ago. Armajor HANDCOCK settled near him about 10 years later in Wayne County, Ky., and they lived near each other until HANDCOCK moved away about 20 years later. Ephriam GUFFEY, J.P., states he was born and raised near William MORRISON's residence. MORRISON lived in the near edge of Wayne County.
4 March 1846 Clinton County Ky. Harmon WYNN has lived in Wayne County for 25 years and has known MORRISON for 30 years. 27 June 1846 Winchester, Tenn. Robert A DABNEY, to pension office. Enclose Affidavit of Nancy CORN. States he himself recollects Jesse CORN as early as 1807. DABNEY lives some distance from Winchester.
29 January 1849 Winchester, Tenn. Mary SHARP to Mr. DABNEY. States she has seen the letter which DABNEY wrote to her husband's brother. " I have had the misfortune to loose my husband and my mother, husband on the 12 of August 1847, my Mother on 17th June 1848 aged 85 years 5 months. Tell this to my old uncle Majer HANCOCK... My Mother, has lived with us for about 30 years."
21 Nov. 1849 Albany, Ky. William J. DABNEY inquires whether pension may be granted to heirs of Nancy CORN who died at Col. SHARP's a year or two ago.
28 Nov. 1849 Clinton County, Ky. R. Major HANCOCK (his signature) of Wayne County, Ky., states he was born 18 July 1770 in Fluvanna County, VA. He is 8 years younger than his sister. He remembers Jesse CORN coming to see his sister Nancy before the war. He did not see their marriage but saw them ride off with several other persons and when they returned they had a married. Affiant was mustered under Capt. CORN. After the war was over CORN became a major. Col. James SHARP married Mary CORN; Richard SHARP married Betsy CORN, and Robert SHARP married Dicy(?) CORN, a younger sister, and moved to Franklin County, Tenn. Witness understood that Jesse CORN'S brothers, George, Samuel and Peter, also served in the war. Affiant moved from Patrick County, Va., to Wayne County, Ky., in 1814 and is currently visiting his children in Clinton County.
11 March 1850 Clinton County, Ky. William DABNEY of Albany states that he was raised within three miles of the homes of R. Major HANCOCK and William MORRISON.
1 April 1850 Franklin County. Wallis ESTILL M. D., states that Nancy CORN died 17 June 1848 at the home of Mary SHARP near Winchester. Joel G. MCCUTCHEON concurs and states he saw the burial. John TURNER and George MCCUTCHEON; cocur and state that Nancy CORN had ten children six of whom survive, To wit: Mary, widow of James SHARP; Nancy wife of George MCCUTCHEON; John Corn; Samuel CORN; all of Franklin County, Jesse CORN of Patrick County Va. John TURNER Hs known said children from their youth.
6 June Fluvanna County, Va. Clerk sends copy of marriage bond dated 21 Feb. 1780, Jesse CORN to marry Nancy HANCOCK, Benjamin HANCOCK bondsman.
12 August 1850 Clinton County Ky. James M. DAVIS acting sheriff, has known William MORRISON and R. MAJOR HANDCOCK since his earliest recollection.
22 August 1850 Clinton County, Ky. Elizabeth DABNEY, aged 754, widow of George DABNEY, states she is a pensioner. she knew Jesse CORN in Montgomery County, Va., in 1803-180, he had a wooden leg and was a preacher. He lived in Patrick County near Montgomery County.
Sept. 1850 Albany , Ky. William J. DABNEY of Kentucky urges a friend in Washington to help settle the claim. He is attorney for the claimants, who all reside in Tennessee.
1933 inquiry of F.F. LAFON of Oklahoma city okla. Note also see file of John Peter CORN of Henderson County N. C., a brother of Jesse CORN.

Joseph CROWNOVER S1754, West Tenn. #13,556 $20/year issued 20 May 1833.
23 Feb. 1833 Franklin County, Joseph CROWNOVER aged 73 states he was born 17 Nov. 1759 and at the age of 17 or 18 volunteered under Capt. John VANMATREE and Lt. John VANMATREE, Sr., in Berkley County, Va. He marched to Fort Wheeling on the Ohio to guard the frontier against the Indians and was discharged at Pittsburgh after three months. He returned home to Berkley County and that winter his brother William CROWNOVER fought in the campaign against the Indians under Gen MCINTOSH. He served in the local malitia for three months under Col. Nicholas MCINTIRE AND Lt. Thomas THORNBERRY. He lived in Berkley for about two years longer after he his enlistment.
25 Feb. 1833 Franklin County. Neighbors Meredith CATCHINGS and William B. WILKINSON testify for CROWNOVER'S reputation and testify ther is mo clerygman in the section of Franklin County where CROWNOVER lives.
30 Sept. 1835 Nashville, Tenn. James Campbell to Pension Office. CROWNOVER lives on Crow Creek about 15 miles from the county seat and found it difficult to travel to Nashville for his pension. After two years he sent his son to get it but it was suppended because it was not drawn. He had not sent for it because the distance was so great and the amount so small. " I know Joseph CROWNOVER and his family, They are poor but honest." CAMPBELL drew CROWNOVER'S pension for him while CAMPBELL was liveing in Winchester
1909 Inquirey of Arthur CROWNOVER of Winchester, Tenn.
1929 Inquirey of Miss Annette MARTIN of Lincoln, Nebraska.

John DENSON S3279, Tenn. #33021 $30/year, Issued 15 May 1852.
1 April 1809 Richmond County, N.C. Two whom it may concern from B. H. COVINGTON, Clerk of North Carolina General Assembly. Mr. John DENSON has expressed his intention to move himself and his family to the Western Countries. We certify that he has been a friendly neighbor for 21 years. DENSON acted faithfully to defend his country's independence.
2 Sept 1851 Franklin County John DENSON states he was born in South Hampton, Virginia, in 1760. He was drafted in 1781 as a resident of Edgecombe County N.C., and served under Col. John EATON. He participated in the battle at Gilford Court House. He had relatives in South Hampton County, Va., and enlisted there in the fall of 1781 as a substitute, serving for six weeks. In the winter 1781/ 1782 he served on a marine vessel under Capt. James BRITTELL (?) on Black Water River at the town called South Quay (?). They set sail and after a few days met with a British Man of War. After a severe engagement, affiant and others were taken prisoner and taken to one of the Bahama Islands where they were placed aboard a very old ship and held a long time. It was not until 1873 that they were returned and debarked at Edenton, N.C. He lived for 20 years in Richmond County, N.C. and removed to this county some 40 years ago. He lived for 20 years in Richmond County, N.C. and removed to this county some 40 years ago. H.L. TURNEY and Thomas H. GARNER vouch for DENSON.
31 March 1852 John DENSON conveys power of attorney to Taze W. NEWMAN. Witness James C. HENDLY and Noah NASH (HASH?). John TWINER aged 80 has been acquainted with John DENSON for 39 years. TWINER settled here in 1812 and DENSON came shortly afterward. Thomas Garner aged 79 has known DENSON for 38 years. the old pensioner always considered DENSON a veteran, as early as 1814 John HANLEY aged 66 has known DENSON for years. John DENSON states he did not apply for a pension earlier because he had lost his discharge and because he thought he could live without the pension money.

John DOLLERHIDE R3001. John DOLLERHIDE's file does not include papers from Franklin County, But he is probably the same man who signed the county's Militia list in 1812. His file is summarized here. John DOLLERHIDE was born in 1751 and served from Orange County N.C. In the 1829 census e was a resident of Sevier County, Ark., and one Abiel (?) DOLLERHIDE was his witness. After his service he lived in East Tennessee and on the Mississippi River. About 1820 he removed to Louisiana. In 1846 he was a resident of Sabine Parish, La. , and his wife was aged 98.

James DOUGAN S3306, West Tenn. #26596, $201.66/year, issued 19 March 1834. 4 March 1834 Franklin County. James DOUGAN aged 80 years last January states he was born in Lancaster County Pennsylvania, on 6 Jan. 1754, according to a copy of the family record which is in his possession. 1776 he was a resident of Guilford County, N. C., and volunteered for three months as an ensign under Capt. John COLLIER. The regiment was organized at Guilford court house and was commanded by Col. MARTIN. They met with other troops at the mulberry fields on the Catawba and crossed the Blue Ridge, marching against Indian Towns on the headwaters of the Tennessee River. They remained several weeks, marching from town to town, destroying and eating. The Indians had already flee. In 1777 he volunteered to serve three months as an Ensign under Capt. Robert BELL. They rendezvoused at Salisbury and were stationed at Camden. S.C. In 1779 he volunteered for Three months and served as Lieutenant be served under Capt. Enoch DAVIS and Col. LOCKE's Regiment, RUTHERFORD's Brigade. Shortly after the battle at Brier Creek, affiant joined a detachment which defeated a group of the enemy who were marauding along the river. After his discharge he returned home with William GRAY, a private. In 1780 he was a major in the Randolph County N.C., militia and he volunteered to serve in COLLIER's Regiment as a major. He fought in the battle at Camden and when the army was dispersed he returned home. In 1791 he left North Carolina for Tennessee, where he lived three years. He then removed to Logan County, Ky., where his house and discharge burned. About 1806 or 1807 he settled in this county. Rev. Robert DOUGAN of Franklin County, aged 69 next December, vouched for his brother vouched for his brother. Micah TAUL and James KEITH vouch for both DOUGANS' reputations and characters.
16 March 1834 John B. FORESTER, Congressman, certifies that he is acquainted with James and Rev. Robert DOUGAN and vouch for them.
26 July 1838 Note in file shows that payment was made to Mary NOE, a child of James DOUGAN, for $210.66. DOUGAN had died 10 Feb. 1837. 1919 Inquiry of Mrs. J.G. GOODY of Washington, Kansas. Note: See also file of John DOUGAN of Wayne County, Indiana, who appears to be brother of James DOUGAN and mentions another brother Thomas.

William ELZEY W3531, West Tenn. #19065, $98/year, issued 1 March 1823. Sarah ELZEY, widow, Tenn., #1004, $120/ year, issued 1 April 18(??).
13 September 1821 Rutherford County, Tennessee John NEWMAN states he served with Willliam ELZEY, who was taken prisoner by the British at the seige of Savannah, NEWMAN did not see ELZEY again after that incedent until recently.
15 Sept. 1821 Warren County, Tenn. William ELZEY aged 63, a resident of Franklin County, Tenn., states he enlisted in Virginia in 1776 for three years under Capt. William LANE afterward replaced by Capt. Elisha MILLER. He Participated in the battle of Amelia Island, Brier Creek and the siege of Savannah. He was wounded at Midway and taken prisoner at Capt. MCINTOSH'ES. He is in reduced circumstances, owns no real estate, and his personal estate is valued at $25. His family consist of wife Sarah, aged 50, who is frail and unable to work much, three unmarried daughters: Nancy aged about 18, Elizabeth aged 16 and Rebecca (?) aged 14 all slender and weakly; Three sons: Abraham aged 10 or 11, Rice(?) aged 8 or 9 and John aged 7. 14 Nov. 1822 Davidson County, Tenn. Daniel JOSSLIN(?) states he serve in the 2nd Georgia Regiment and knew ELZEY there.
24 Dec. 1822 Warren County, Tenn. William ELZEY states he enlisted in Fairfax County, Va. He kept his discharge for 10 or 12 years but left them with his with his family when he removed from Maryland to Kentucky (before it was a state), and he has not seen it since.
15 June 1835 Lincoln County, Tenn. William ELZEY is now a resident of this county.
11 August 1852 Marshall County, Tenn. Mrs. Sarah ELZEY aged 83 years this August 20, states she married in Hawkins County, Tenn., on 4 Feb. 1799. She encloses a family record transcribed in 1826 by William ELZEY from another record he had worn out. He died 3 Sept. 1851. William ELZEY Sr. born J__(?) 1759 Sarah ELZEY his wife born (blank) William ELZEY born June 29, (?) Mary ELZEY born (?) 1799 Sarah ELZEY born (?) 1802 Ann Born July 8, 1805 Elizabeth born(?) 1806 Abraham born March 14(?). 1805 Rice born (?) 1812 John born June 19, 1814 Elizabeth RITTER(?) died Aug. 8, 1847(?) William ELZEY was married 4 Jan. 1799 Jane ELZEY was b. 27(?) June 1820 Jane ELZEY married James THOMPSON 11 June 1845 11 August 1852 Marshall County, Tenn. George A. CRAIG aged 54 has known Sarah ELZEY for over 34 year and knew William ELZEY when he died. He has also known their children: Polly, William, Sarah, Nancy, Elizabeth, Abraham, Rebecca, Rice, and John, whose ages range from 51 to 38 years. Polly CRAIG aged 52 states she is a daughter of William and Sarah ELZEY

Wallis ESTILL, Sr. S1759, West Tenn. #8189, $76.66 year issued March 1833.
5 Sept. 1832 Franklin County. Wallis ESTILL aged 74 states he was born 8 March 1758 in Augusta County, Va., Accordant to his father's Bible which is now in Franklin County in the possession of Abba WOODS, his sister. He enlisted in May 1776 in Greenbrier County, Va., under Capt. HENDERSON, and marched to Point Pleasant at the mouth of Kanawha River to guard the stockade and defend the settlements there. He served under Col. James ESTILL. In August 1781 affiant was a first lieutenant in Captain MAY's company of Bottetourt County, Va., militia, and was ordered to command a company during the siege of Yorktown in the asence of Col. May. J. WILLIAMS was second lieutenant and Moses MAY was ensign. He and his company also helped guard British prisoners at Winchester, Va., after the siege. In 1794 he removed from Virginia to Madison County Ky., and in 1806 he removed to the Elk River in what is now Franklin County, where he has remained. The Rev. Robert DOUGAN, Col. James LEWIS, and James GIVINS all vouched for ESTILL.
1921: Inquiry of F.S. FARELL of Paris, Texas. Note: See also file of Samuel ESTILL born in 1755 in Augusta County, Va. He lived in Madison County, Ky., but died in 1837 in Roan County Tenn. For additional information on the ESTILL family in Madison County, Kentucky, see the pension file of Travis BOOTON.

Richard ERWIN W922. Nancy ERWIN, widow, Tenn. #1923, $20/year, issued Sept. 1843.
17 Nov. 1840 Franklin County. Nancy ERWIN, aged about 70, states she is the widow of Richard ERWIN who served two tours in the North Carolina militia, participating in the battles of Whitselly (Witzell's Mills, Guilford and Gates Defeat. ERWIN was a resident of Caswell County at the time of his service and his officers were Col. TAYLOR, Col. PARKS, and Capt. GROVES. He removed from North Carolina to Lincoln County, Tenn., in Oct. 1826 and died there 5 Aug. 1831. She was married in Caswell County by Esq. PARKS in 1788 and has not remarried. The family record was destroyed by fire many years ago.
14 July 1842 Rutherford county, Tenn. William MITCHELL, aged about 76, states he was aquatinted with Richard IRWIN before and after the war. IRWIN was a carpenter and did work for the deponent, and they served together IN Col. William MOORE's regiment, though in different companies. he believes IRWIN served three tours of three months each and one nine month tour with the regular militia. In this latter service one man was taken out of each 20 and the other 19 paid him his wages.
11 Aug., 1842 Franklin County, Tenn. Jane SARGEANT states she knew Richard Irwin, formerly os Caswell County, N. C., and has heard him speak of his service. He died 8 Aug. 1832 leaving his widow, the former Nancy LOVE. Nancy and the affiant were girls together and lived at the home of affiant's mother in Caswell County after the close of the war until Nancy's marriage to Richard ERWIN less than two years later. The marriage was solemnized at he home of the affiant's mother by Esq. Robin PARKS.
11 Aug. 1832. Will Edward VENABLE to Hon. H. L. TURNEY in Washington, "Be so kind as to hand this to the proper department. We are very much in need of you here, and I hope that you will shortly be at home. No present prospects of the resignation of the WHITS. Your family is well. Everything is dull and uninteresting here." (this is a cover letter for pension papers of Nancy ERWIN.)
19 May 1843 Nancy ERWIN aged 77 states she removed from Franklin to Lincoln County in Aug. 1841.
1928 Inquiry of Mrs. Stella ANDERSON of Woonsocket, S.D. 1931 Inquiry of Mr. R. D. COWLEY of Kelso Tenn.

John FERGUSON S1814, West Tenn. #1717, $20/year, issues 8 March 1833
30 August 1832 Franklin County John FERGESON (also FERGUSON) states he was born in Hanover County, Va., and while a child mover with his father to Henrico County, Va. He enlisted in the militia there at the age of 18 or 19 under Capt. BROOKS and Col. Josiah NICHOLS. He served three months at Sandy Point. He was called out again after being home a few weeks and served three months at Richmond under Capt. RICHARDSON. Lt. Benjamin GOOD gave him a discharge from Capt. RICHARDSON. After a month at home he and seven others went under Col. John PLEASANT(?) to collect cattle and to carry them to pasture at Williamsburg. He received his discharge on Oct. 25 after the surrender of CORNWALLIS. He returned home to Henrico County for for or five months and then removed to Bunkingham, 70 miles distant. After about three years he removed to Prince Edward County, where he stayed for three years. He then moved to Clumberland County for eight years, after which he returned to Buckingham County where he stayed for six. From there he moved to Anderson County, Tenn., where he stayed for 15 years. After 4 years his house burned and he lost his discharge papers. From there he moved to Franklin Co. where he has lived for 15 or 16 years. Henry Hunt, Clergyman, and Robert BLACKBURN. testify to FERGESON's character.
1928 Inquiry of Mrs. Arthur W. NEELY (no address).

James GIVENS S1879 West Tenn. #7172 $20/year issued 8 March 1833.
5 Sept. 1832 Franklin County James GIVINGS aged 68 states he was born in Mecklenburg County, NC, 8 April 1764. He inlisted There in Aug. 1780 under Capt. William ALEXANDER and LT. AIKEN(?), drafted for three months. He participated in the march against a fort called Rocky Mount near Catawba. Col. MILLER of the American army was killed there, along with four or five of the enemy. The balance of the enemy were taken prisoner. In the winter of 1780/1781 he volunteered as a private in Capt. David WILSON's mounted gunmen, serving under Capt. Robert CAMPBELL of Augusta County, Va., and Lt. Rich RANKIN. We were under the command of Gen. William CAMPBELL, who died while the army lay at Richmond, Va. When Lord CORNWALLIS marched out of Lincoln County, NC, he crossed the Catawba River on 22 Feb.1781 at Cowan's Ford, where Gen. DAVIDSON was killed. His cannon and wagons crossed at Beatty's Ford, "where my father resided. CORNWALLIS and his staff breakfasted in my father's house. My father was taken prisoner and marched off, he was then 65 years of age." Although his father claimed exemption from the service on account of his age, he had at that time seven sons, including James, in the service, Major Samuel GIVENS who had been taken prisoner at Camden was on of them. Affiant moved from Mecklenburg County to Kentucky in 1789 and in 1809 to this place. He can prove part of his service by Maj. John ARMSTROMG, who was born and raised in the same neighborhood as himself. He was known to Rev. Robert DOUGAN, Rev. Mr. GWYNN, Col. James LEWIS and others. Maj. John ARMSTRONG aged about 65 stated he was born in Lincoln Co. and raised in Mecklenburg County, NC He was aquatinted with Cap. William ALEXANDER and recalls GIVENS' service. He has known Givens since boyhood, except the time GIVENS lived in Kentucky. Clergyman Robert DOUGAN and Col. James LEWIS vouch for GIVENS.
22 Sept. 1835 Gipson County, Tenn. James GIVENS removed to this place from Franklin County in February, 1833
4 March 1841 A note in the files indicates that the pension was paid to this date, probably GIVENS, date of death.
1932, Inquiry of Mrs. James GIVANS of Franklin, Tenn. 1937, Inquiry of Mrs. Walter MCGEE of Tulsa. Okla. 1937, Inquiry of Perry PARR of New York City.

John GLEN S38733, West Tenn. . #17044, $96/year Issued 20 May 1820.
2 Sept. 1818 Before John MCNAIRY, West Tenn. District Judge. John GLEN of Franklin County swears he will be 62 years of age next October. In the first year after independence was declared he enlisted in the First Pennsylvania Regiment under Capt. MOORE in Gen. Anthony WAYNE'S command and served for three years. He again enlisted in the horse service in a company of dragoons under Capt. SCOTT and Col. William WASHINGTON. He is unable to travel to Pennsylvania for further proof and is in very reduced circumstances. William CARTER of Davidson County, Tenn., states he served with GLEN.
15 Oct 1819 Franklin County. Elisha Floyd, J.P. states he has known GLEN for over 20 years and is not related to him. He believes GLEN is entitled to a pensions as he has no means of subsistence and is very poor.
23 March 1821 Davidson County, Tenn., John GLEN of this county aged 65 states he served from Chester County, Penna. During his first enlistment he fought in the battle of Detroit. During his second enlistment he was taken prisoner at Charleston, S.C., and exchanged. His wearing apparel, valued at $20 is his only possession. He by is occupation a shoe maker but his blindness prevents him from working. His wife is dead and all four children have left him.
8 March 1823 and 20 April 1824 Davidson County, Tenn. John GLEN of Davidson County states he has lost his certificate or it was stolen from his pocket.
1933 Inquiry of Mrs. R.E. (Elsie) WARREN of Johnstown, Pa.

Alexander GRANT S3407, West Tenn. #19486, $80/ year, issued 13 Sept. 1833. Alexander GRANT was listed on the pension roll of Franklin County in 1835 although all the documents in his file were recorded in Warren County and his estate was settled in Coffee County. Briefly he was born 16 July 1760 or 1761 in Frederick County, Maryland. He served from Camden District, S.C., in 1776 and served in almost every battle in theCarolinas through 1781. He was living in Greenfield City. S.C., in about 1792 when his house burned, He removed to Warren County, Tenn., about 1814 and made his application from there in 1832. Stephen DUBOISE of Warren County swore in 1833 that he had known GRANT every since seeing him at the battle of Stono. GRANT was then binding the wounds of Col. LAWRENCE, while LAWERNCE urged his men to fight on, telling them that the British were shooting at the feathers in his hat, not at them. DUBOISE had been living in Alabama before 1833. Jane GRANT, the widow of Alexander GRANT, applied for a pension in 1839 but no further information about ht or their marriage is in the file. Alexander GRANT died 20 March 1837.

Samuel HANDLY S1911, Tenn. 36520, $85/year issued 1 March 1833 7 Sept. 1832 Franklin Co. Tenn. Samuel HANDLY, aged 80, states he was born in the state of Pennsylvania in 1752 and removed at a very early age to Augusta County, Virginia, later Rockbridge County. He enlisted in 1776 in Wythe County, Virginia, under Captain John CAMPBELL, and fought in a successful battle against the Cherokees Indians near the Long Island of the Holston River. He continued to serve on the frontier as the Indians were very troublesome and the people stayed shut up in forts. He campaigned against the Cherokees under Col. CHRISTIAN and against the Chickamaugas under Col. SHELBY and was employed as an Indian spy. In 1780 under the command of John SEVIER he crossed over Bald Mountain into Burke County, N.C., and marched into South Carolinas at the time of the battle of King's Mountain. The troops marched on the Indian towns on the Tennessee River and the Hiawassee Towns, killing some and burning their towns. He continued to serve after the close of the war as a resident of the frontier, being always ready at a moments notice to fight the Indians. After the war he removed to Washington County, East Tenn. (which was then North Carolina). He afterward lived in Blount County, Tenn., and in 1809 removed to Franklin County, where he has resided ever since. Clergyman Robert DUGAN and Ralph CRABB vouch for HANDLY. 5 Sept. 1832 Franklin County, George Sherrell testifies he has known HANDLY for 50 years and served with him at King's Mountain and other battles.
(no date) Andrew JACKSON testifies he has known HANDLY for 35 years, and HANDLY always sustained a good character and was a member of the convention which formed the present constitution of Tennessee.
25 Feb. 1833 Franklin County H. ISAACKS testifies he has known HANDLY for many years.
1898 Inquiry of Miss Maggie HICKS, Nashville, Tenn.
1899 Inquiry of A. E. HANDLEY, Loudon, Tenn.
1934 Inquiry of Miss Kate K. WHITE (D.A.R.) of Knoxville, Tenn.
1938 Inquiry of Mrs. H.C.GROOM of Brownsville Texas.

Jonas HILL R1799 West Tenn. #22030 23.33/year issued 27 Sept. 1833 Mary CASTLEBERRY, former widow, Arkansas #1799 (rejected), Bounty Warrant 208-321-1855.
23 Jan. 1833, Franklin County, Jonas HILL aged 70 states he was born in Granville County, N.C., in 1763 according to the account he received from his parents. He was living in Surry County, N.C., in 1781 when he entered Capt. Samuel DYER's Calvary company as a substitute for Joshua FREEMAN. He served three months, fighting along the Yadkin River. CORNWALLIS was headquartered at Hillsboro and the affiant was among group ordered to conduct a night attack on his pickets. After that, during the same night, CORNWALLIS marched out of town. After returning home for a short time he reinlisted as a substitute for Randall BROWN and served in Capt. William HICKMAN's company. They marched to Salisbury where HICKMAN became ill and was replaced by Capt. MCDOWELL. They were under the command of a French officer. Col. MALBORTIE (MALMADY?). They participated in the battle Eutaw Springs and were later ordered by Gen., GREEN to guard the prisoners at Camden. At this place the French officer aforesaid was killed in a duel by an American officer named SNEED, and Col. LOCKE became commander, marching the prisoners to Salisbury. Immediately after the close of the war he removed to what is now East Tennessee and went out against the Indians. He then removed to Pendleton District, S.C., for 22 years, and from there to Overton County, Tenn., for two years before settling here over 20 years ago. John H. MORRIS and Thomas WILSON of Franklin County vouched for HILL's character. Stephen ADAMS aged 63 stated he first became acquainted with HILL in Pendleton District in 1787 and HILL was then reputed to be a veteran of the revolution. One William HEATH, Also of that place, often spoke of his service with HILL.
3 Dec. 1838 Morgan County, Ala. Henry HILL testifies that his brother Jonas HILL, formerly of Surry County, S.C., was a soldier in the revolution. The following have been aquatinted with Henry HILL for some years past and vouch for him, L. RENO, Burwell MARCHBANKS, Robert ISOM, M.C. HOUSTON, J, MCKENZIE. Thomas K. DOSSEY/DORSEY(?), M.M. MCKINZIE and W. SKIDMORE.
26 Aug. 1833 Franklin County, Clergyman William GIPSON and Walter MELCHAM (Thomas WILSON crossed out, of Franklin County, believe Jonas HILL to be 71 years of age and honest.
14 May 1857 VanBuren County Ark. Mary CASTLEBERRY aged 65, formerly widow of pensioner Jonas HILL, states she was married in Tennessee in June on 1808 by Mr. JENNINGS J.P. Her married name was Mary BARNES. Jonas HILL died 31 Aug. 1838* in Tennessee. On 7 March 1846 she married David CASTLEBERRY in this county, and he died 12 June 1856. Benjamin HOLMES and William HOLMES vouch for her.
4 July 1857 VanBuren County, Ark. Leroy WILLIAMS and Thomas WILLIAMS state they have known Mary CASTLEBERRY for 25 years, and know she was the wife of Jonas HILL.
13 Aug. 1857 Batesville, Ark. Elijah HYLTON to Pension Office. Request marriage proof of Jonas HILL's widow, available at Winchester, Tenn., be returned so that she may use it in her application for bounty land.
1918 Inquiry of C.L. HILL of Harridan, Tenn.

*NOTE:E. Ray Hill, a researcher of Jonas Hill, says that the 1838 date is taken from pension papers filed by Jonas' widow, Mary, several years after he died ; and apparently her memory was not too good. Jonas was in the 1840 census alive and well. Also, his final pension paid to his widow (Mary) in 1841, states that he died Aug. 31, 1840.

The following is contributed by E. Ray Hill July 2007:
Jonas Hill website (


In his first three-month tour, Jonas Hill joined Capt. Samuel Dyer's Cavalry as a private in the North Carolina Militia. He entered the service in Surry Co., NC, probably in January or February of 1781 at the age of 18. Capt. Dyer's Cavalry, under the command of Maj. James Shepherd, first rendezvoused on the Yadkin River and marched against the Tories.
They then marched near to Hillsboro, NC to join other troops attached to the American Army at the South, commanded by General Green. The British General, Lord Cornwallis and his troops, had fallen back to Hillsboro on February 17, 1781 and established their headquarters there. After about 10 days of harassment by American light troops closing around Hillsboro, Cornwallis retreated on February 26, 1781 to the Alamance region. Apparently his retreat was during the night after Jonas and others took part in a night attack ordered by an outpost of troops (pickets).
Jonas and the other American troops marched into Hillsboro on February 27, 1781 and was discharged after he had served his three months tour of duty.
Jonas returned home to Surry Co., NC for a "short time" and again (apparently eager for more action) signed up for another three-month tour as a private in Capt. William Hickman's Company of North Carolina Militia.
They rendezvoused on the Yadkin River and then marched to Salisbury, where Capt. Hickman became ill and was replaced by Capt. McDowell under the command of Col. Malmedy, a French officer.
Around August 1781, they marched to Camden, SC to join other troops attached to Gen. Green's army. Gen. Green was in pursuit of Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Stewart of the British Third Regiment, who had recently taken over command from Lord Rawdon (forced to return to England due to poor health).
On August 22, Gen. Green's troops headed for Eutah Springs where Col. Stewart and his troops were head quartered. On Sep. 8, 1781 the Battle of Eutah Springs took place and ended pretty much in a draw. Jonas (19 by this time) probably took part in the fighting. History books show that Gen. Green placed his militia (900 men) in a line in front of the Continentals (1,250 infantrymen). The center of the first line consisted of his "least reliable militia units, those from North Carolina, under the command of a French volunteer Col. the Marquis de Malmedy." Visit this web site for a more detailed account of the Battle of Eutah Springs:
After the conflict was over, the militia was ordered by Gen. Green to guard the prisoners, who were immediately moved off the grounds and were marched to Camden under the command of Col. Malmedy (later killed in a duel with Maj. Snead, Commander of the Virginia Battalion).
Capt. Locke took command of the militia troops after the death of Col. Malmedy and removed the prisoners to an area near Salisbury, NC. While in Salisbury, Jonas' three month term expired and he remained one or two months longer at the request of Capt. Locke and was then regularly discharged, probably after Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown on October 19, 1781.
Although this marked the end of the Revolutionary War, minor battles between the British and the colonists continued for another two years. Finally, in February of 1783 George III issued his Proclamation of Cessation of Hostilities, culminating in the Peace Treaty of 1783. Signed in Paris on September 3, 1783, the agreement - also known as the Paris Peace Treaty - formally ended the United States War for Independence.
"Immediately after the close of the war," Jonas "removed to what is now called East Tennessee and was on a front against the Indians." It is not certain if his reference to the "close of the war" was after Cornwallis' surrender at Yorktown on October 19, 1781 or after the Paris Peace Tready of September 3, 1783. Based on other statements made in his pension files, it was probably after September 3, 1783.

Thomas HARRISON, W360, West Tenn. #19489, $30/year issued 13 Sept. 1833. Nancy HARRISON, widow Tenn. #6261 $30/year issued 2 June 1854.
19 Sept. 1832 Franklin County. Richard HARRISON states that Thomas HARRISON served three tours as a soldier in the Revolution, and that he served one of those tours together with him. Sworn before J.P.'s John JONES and John SANDERS. 7 March 1833 Franklin County, Thomas HARRISON states he was born about 1760 in Maryland, according to the family records in possession of his son in Alabama. He lived in Lincoln County N.C., during his time of service. He volunteered as a private in the North Carolina militia in 1779 or 1780 and served three month under Capt. George SMITH and Lt. Issac (?) SHOCKEY. They marched to Salisbury, S.C., where they guarded prisoners. He saw RAGELY surrender his sword to Gen. DAVIDSON at 12 Mile Creek, and Major COOK of the Tories was among the prisoners he guarded. After returning home he enlisted as a substitute for Jacob TIPPS, for three months, under Capt. NAIL. He stayed most of his time at Fort Charles in Burke County. While there he engaged with several skirmishes with the Indians. He was among the detachment sent to guard the ARMSTRONG family two miles from the fort, and there was an attack by Indians. They sallied out and succeeded in returning to the fort with no other loss than a negro woman belonging to Col. WARFORD. He inlisted for another three months as a substituted for Conrad RUDOLPH, serving again at Fort Charles.Not expecting his discharge would be needed by him, he sold them to Mr. STEELE of Lincoln County, N.C. He knows of no other person who can vouch for his service than his brother Richard of Allen County, Kentucky, whose affidavit is attached. He is aware that the statement is not as complete as it ought to be but it would be impractical to procure another. Several years after the war he removed to Warren County, Kentucky, and from there to Franklin County, Tenn., 24 or 25 years ago. He removed from Tenn. back to Kentucky and resided there a short time before removing to Indiana, and the back to Kentucky. He removed again to Missouri and thence to Alabama where he resided about two years. He is now (underlined by clerk) settled for life, after rambling over almost all the western southwestern states. George ROBERTSON , clergyman, and John SANDER, J.O.(?) vouch for HARRISON.
10 July 1833 Winchester, Tenn., Micah TAUL to Pension Office. The only problem with Richard HARRISON's deposition is that the magistrates in Franklin County did not certify that he was credible, which they could not do because they were not aquatinted with him.
24 Nov. 1838 Coffee County, Tenn. Joseph MILIHAM, attorney for Thomas HARRISON and authorized to collect the pension at, Nashville, states he lost part of the pension certificate somewhere between his own home and Nashville.
25 May 1839, Winchester, Tenn. Micah TAUL requests a new certificate be sent to himself or to Thomas HARRISON at Pelham, Coffee County. Thomas HARRISON states he gave his new certificate to John BELL with power of attorney to collect the his pension, and while Bell was traveling to Nashville it became wet and defaced.
12 of May 1840 (or 1846) House of Representatives. R. CHAPMAN send to the pension office a letter from Johnson HARRISON of Madison County, Ala., who wishes to know if his mother Nancy is entitled to a pension.
17 Sept. 1845 Grundy County, Tenn. Nancy HARRISON aged 81 states she is widow of pensioner Thomas HARRISON who was pensioned in 1833 in Franklin County now Grundy. She was married to in Lincoln County, N.C. in the fall of 1784 and their first child was b. (?) day of May 1786. They left North Carolina in 1795 and at that time they had five living children. Thomas HARRISON died 4 Nov. 1839. Harris GILLIAM J.P. states Nancy HARRISON is, from body infirmity, unable to appear in court. Elizabeth MCALROY states she knew Thomas and Nancy HARRISON in North Carolina and recalls that when they left there in 1795, their oldest child was about nine years of age. Susannah SARTAIN states she knew Thomas and Nancy HARRISON as husband and wife from 1790 in North Carolina until his death in 1839 Harris GILLIAM J.P., states that both Elizabeth MCALROY and Susannah SARTAIN are respectable persons of Grundy County and ladies of undoubted veracity.
17 April 1846, Lincoln County, N.C. Clerk of Common Pleas Court states he cannot locate a marriage bond of Thomas HARRISON and Nancy PACK.
4 Jan. 1851 Grundy County, Tenn. Nancy HARRISON aged 91 applies for pension. Susannah SARTAIN aged 61 states that she was the third child of Thomas and Nancy HARRISON and both the older two are deceased.
22 July 1746, Grundy County, Tenn. Nancy HARRISON aged 90 states she married in North Carolina in 1783. Appoints Taze W, NEWMAN of Knoxville as her attorney. Witness: James SARTAIN, Robert KILGORE. Mrs. Susannah SARTAIN aged 63 states she had two older brothers. Sworn before James SARTAIN, J.P. Sylus TUCKER aged 74 states that he has known Nancy HARRISON for 40 years and that William HARRISON her oldest son would be at least 67 if living. Elizabeth TUCKER aged 67 states that she often compared ages with William HARRISON. She has known the family for 40 years and lived in the neighborhood of William HARRISON when he died.
9th Dec. 1852 Grundy County, Tenn. Susannah SARTAIN encloses her family record to prove her age. (cut pages from a small book, difficult to read) HARRISON SARTAIN born 2 July 1788; Susannah SARTAIN born 2 Oct. 1789; Rosannah SARTAIN born 22 May 1811: Mahala SARTAIN born 16 May 1818: Virginia SARTAIN born 11 Feb. 1822: Parilla(?) SARTAIN born 18 Dec. 1824 Aaron SARTAIN (cut off). Elijah HARRISON aged 57 states he was the fifth child of Nancy HARRISON and submits the record of his birth taken from the family record. (Portion of page cut from book) Miles Harper HARRISON born 7 Sept. 1814 Elijah HARRISON born 27 July 1794.
13 Sept. 1853 Grundy County, Tenn. James BELL aged 86 states he knew Thomas and Nancy HARRISON as early as 1790 in North Carolina. He was out to West Carolina in those years and stopped at the home of Thomas HARRISON and remained with him to make a crop and lived with him for several years thereafter. Susannah SARTAIN states her mother Nancy HARRISON has lived with her for several years, and the old family records of Thomas and Nancy HARRISON were lost many years ago.
17 April 1854 Grundy County, Tenn. James SARTAIN states he encouraged Susannah SARTAIN to sign her name rather than place her mark on her affidavit. (Apparently the Pension Office became suspicious because the previous statement had been signed only with a mark). S. ADAMS states James SARTAIN is known to him and is credible. ADAMS is a member of the U.S. Senate.
14 Jan. 1857 Winchester Tenn. Peter TURNEY to his father in Washington, enclosed Nancy HARRISON's application. "please see to this as early as possible, the old lady needs the money." He also mentioned that SANDERFORD(?) has two boys and wants enough land to cultivate. 1932 Inquiry of Mrs. Ralph MIZER of Narberth, Penna. 1935 Inquiry of Clara Dean, Sahwnee Woods, Knoxville, Tenn.

James HARVEY R4714. Nancy HARVEY, widow.
10 Feb. 1859 Marshall County, Tenn. Nancy HARVEY aged 87 states she was born in Rockingham County, Va., 23 Dec 1771. Her husband John HARVEY served in 1780 and 1781 from Rockingham County, Va. He never applied for or drew a pension. They married in Franklin County, Tenn., by a justice of the peace John Camden about 1 Aug. 1822. John HARVEY died in Franklin County on the 13 April 1833. Her name before marriage was Nancy Houston. Richard CAMPBELL, G.H. HOGAN, and W.H. SANDERS vouch for her. Granville H. HOGAN states he was born in Summer County, Tenn., in 1805 and his father moved from Summer to Warren County. In 1823 he became aquatinted with the HARVEYS and in 1825 he married their daughter Mucissa and settled in Franklin County near her parents. He continued to reside there until 1836 when he came to Marshall County. Mrs. Nancy HARVEY has been living with him for the past 23 years. HOGAN has heard his father, Edward HOGAN, state that he knew Mr. HARVEY and both were soldiers in the Revolution. HOGAN has heard Mr. HARVEY say he was 16 when he inlisted and that two of the men he served with were his friends. Arthur HOPKINS and a man called Big Fort Tom SPENCER. In 1833 Mr. HARVEY got a Mr. TALL (TAUL) to propose his pension papers but HARVEY died before the proof was made out. Mr. TALL then moved to Talladega, Alabama, and died shortly thereafter. HOGAN has often heard Mr. HARVEY say that his father was a soldier. His father was HOGAN thinks, Job HARVEY. Mr. HARVEY was born in Rockbridge County, Va., in 1764. The records of his birth, death and marriage were written by him in a Bible in Franklin County, which HOGAN has often seen and read. HARVEY gave his Bible to his son Leander HARVEY who let Samuel J. CROCKETT have it. If CROCKETT does not have it HOGAN does not know who does, for Leander went off to Texas and died there. This record and a short account of his life, HARVEY himself wrote and tacked in his Bible. Hogan would further state that Mr. and Mrs. HARVEY lived together a great many years before they were married by Esquire CAMDEN which was some two or three years. (page missing?). Mucissa HOGAN states she was born in 1810 in Christian County, Kentucky, to John and Nancy HARVEY. She had two brothers, Layton and Leande and a sister Minerva. all dead. She has heard her father say that his father was drafted and although he was only 16 he chose to go along, although his mother cried and tried to persuade him not to go. Her father had arranged to meet Mr. Michael Tall, Esq. (Micah TAUL), a lawyer of Winchester, at Hisllsboro to finish his pension application but on that very same day he died. HARVEY had planned to write to Mr. Arthur HOPKINS somewhere in Kentucky to prove his service. HARVY was a very large man. "My father and Mother, I must state, lived together many years before they were married. I was about 12 or 13 years old when Esq. CAMDEN married them. I saw them married and recollect it well for I was not well pleased." Their children were legitimized by act from the General Assembly and their names changed from HOUSTON to HARVEY. "this I know all about." Witnessed: Granville A. HOGAN, Selina A. Hogan. Malcom PATTERSON aged 67, born in North Carolina, states he moved from North Carolina to Wilson County Tenn. He fought in the Creek Indian War of 1813 and received bounty land. After The war he moved to Franklin County and lived in the neighborhood with Maj. John HARVEY. He saw HARVEY and Nancy HOUSTON married there by Esq. John (Jack) CAMDEN. Mrs. Mucissa HOGAN (their daughter) and many others were at the wedding. I was then a constable and Mr. HARVEY was a man of property. They had lived together many years and were married as soon as Mr. HARVEYS first wife died in Kentucky. For the last 16 years I have lived in Cain Creek in Marshall County near Mrs. Nancy HARVEY. Granville and Mucissa HOGAN state John HARVEY was first married in Kentucky to Prudence Ferrell who did many years before his second marriage. He had one son by his first marriage and we have not heard from him in 30 years or more. We suppose he is dead as he was then an old man.

Gideon HOGE, S38846, West Tenn. #17390, $96/year issued 5 June 1820 7 Jan. 1819 Franklin County. Gideon HOGE states he enlisted in Tazwell County, N.C., under Capt. PEARL (afterwards replaced by Capt. Tilman DIXON) and Col. Henry DIXON (who was killed and succeeded by Col. John ARMSTRONG). He enlisted for 12 months but served more than 15 months, serving beyond the evacuation of Charleston by the British. He left North Carolina 73 years ago and knows of no on by whom he can prove his service. He is in reduced circumstances. Gabriel JONES, Esq., states he has known HOGE for the five and attests that he is in very moderate circumstances and infirmity is impending. 2 Oct. 1819 Smith County, Tenn. Andrew HOGE aged 60 year, a resident of Kentucky, states he is a brother of Gideon HOGE. Andrew enlisted in Col. Henry DIXON's regiment a year (lager?) than Gideon and they came together at Bacon's Bridge in South Carolina.
12 Nov. 1819. Casey County, KY. Christopher RIFE, Osborn COFFEY, Jesse COFFEY state they have known Andrew HOGE for 14 or 15 years.
9 Feb. 1821 Franklin County Gideon HOGE submits the following schedule of his personal property to the Circuit Court: no real estate; one cow, one calf, one heifer, one bull, two yearling calves, one sow and pigs, one pot, small oven, and skillet, one large oven, six knives and forks. total value $47.821/2.
6 June 1823 Franklin County property schedule is resubmitted. HOGE states his age is 68, years and his occupation is that of a farmer. He is afflicted with rheumatism. Living with him are his wife Mary, age 69, and maiden daughter Nancy is 24.

Shadrach HOLT, R5185, West Tenn. #30765, $20/year issued 19 July 1836. Martha HOLT, widow claim rejected. 4 Nov. 1832 Bedford County, Tenn. Shadrach HOLT, aged 79 on the ninth of December, states that his parents gave his birth date as December 1753 in Culpepper County, Va. In the spring of 1779 he was a resident of Orange County, N.C. and was drafted. His family was indisposed and he hired a substitute. In June 1779 he was again drafted and as his family still remained unwell and disagreeably situated he hired a man named Thomas WILLIS to substitute, and WILLIS was killed at the battle of Camden, better known as Gates' Defeat. In the fall of 1779 his horse and gun was pressed into service but he resisted the call to troops, stating what he had already done for his Country as above state. He was informed that his own services could not be required, but his arms and other property could. He accordingly volunteered to serve occasionally when called upon. he served mainly in Orange and Cumberland counties in Virginia under Capt. Edward GWIN, and was discharged in 1782 near Wilcoxes Iron Works near Deep River in North Carolina. During his service he was in several skirmishes with the Tories under Capt. FANNING. On the day of battle of Guilford he was 25 miles away and heard the cannon He and his group were in pursuit of Capt. FANNING who was said to be leading 1,000 men to the aid of CORNWALLIS. Joshua HOLT of Bedford County states he was born in the same neighborhood where Shadrach HOLT lived. He recalls Col. William O'NEILL and others mustering to pursue FANNING in Orange County. Clergyman Humphrey C. FERGUSON of Bedford County vouches for the character of the applicant.
28 June 1833 Franklin County. Jacob RICH, a lieutenant in the revolution, aged 70, vouches for HOLT's services against the Tories. John R. PATRICK J.P. vouches for the character of RICH. 13 June 1833 Bedford County, Tenn. Shadrach HOLT Sr., clarifies length of service. States that he remained in the service until the war's end because the Whigs were thought to be more safe in the army than at home. He cannot read but believes his discharge showed he has served two years and nine months. A letter from his cousin, a son of his uncle Michael HOLT of Orange County, N.C., states that Michael HOLT could read and write and kept a record of Shadrach's father's family in his Bible, which shows Shadrach's birth as 12 Sept. 1753. He lived in Orange County during the war and then removed to Georgia, after which he settled in Bedford County, Tenn. Willis GREEN and William CULLEY state they have known HOLT for 15 years. 2 July 1836 Shelbyville, Tenn. John H. ANDERSON to Pension Office. Shadrach HOLT is too old and inform to travel to obtain the testimony of the only known living witness to his service, a Mr. PERKINS of Williamson County, Tenn. HOLT will therefore accept a pension for a shorter term of service than originally claimed.
25 July 1840 Franklin County Martha HOLT, a resident of this county aged 84, states she is the widow of pensioner Shadrach HOLT who died 15 April 1838. they were married in March 1775 and had three children at the time of the battle of Guilford, which was near her residence at the time. She appointed George H. PARKER of Weakly County, Tenn. as her attorney. James BYRON, Justice of the County Court vouches for the character of Martha HOLT. John LOKEY, a resident of Franklin County, states that he married the second child of Martha HOLT and his wife is now 62 years of age and they have great-grandchildren who are the great great grandchildren of Martha HOLT. The eldest child of his wife is now 43. Martha HOLT resides with his family.
1 July 1852 Franklin County. Jacob REYNOLDS aged 60 states he was acquainted with Shadrach and Martha HOLT and their oldest child, Nancy LOKY, whom he believes to be more than 10 years older than himself. He further states that Martha HOLT died 28 Nov. 1846. Mrs. Elizabeth BYRON aged 62 states she is a daughter and one of the heirs at law of Martha HOLT. The other heirs and children were Nancy LOKY and Elijah HOLT. James BYRON aged 64 states he is acquainted with Elijah HOLT, son of Shadrach and Margaret HOLT, and knows him to be older than himself. He has known Nancy LOKY for more than 40 years, and believes she is at least 70, for she is a very old woman.
23 Dec. 1852 Orange County, N.C. Clerk states the earliest marriage bond is dated 1781 and only one recorded for that year. He has no record of Shadrach HOLT to Martha Salinger. William JACKSON S4433 West Tenn. #13840 $43.66/year issued 26 June 1833
26 Nov. 1832 Franklin County William JACKSON aged 70 states he was born in the city of London near Tower Hill in 1762. He enlisted while living in Wilkes County, Ga., as an 18 month volunteer under Col. Archabald LYTLE, Captain SHARP, and Lt. Jesse STEAD at Salisbury, N.C. He was stationed at St. James Island and discharged in Dec. 1783 after peace was made on the island. After the war he removed to Fairfield Dist., S.C., where hi lived for 30 years before settling in this county. Rev. Joseph SMITH and Raymond P. HARRIS of Jackson's neighborhood vouch for his character. Jesse GINN states he was acquainted with JACKSON in Fairfield District after the war. Note: Pension was paid at least until 1841, according to a note in the file.
1935 Inquiry of Mr. Hubert W. LACEY, Dayton Ohio.

William JACKSON S4433 West Tenn., $43.66/year issued 26 June 1833.
26 Nov. 1832 Franklin County, William JACKSON aged 70 states that he was born in the city of London near Tower Hill in 1762. He enlisted while in Wilkes County, Ga., as an 18 mo. volunteer under Col. Archibald LYTLE, Capt. SHARP and Lt. James STEAD at Salisbury, N.C. He was stationed at St., James Island and discharged in Dec. 1783 after piece was made on the island. After the war he removed to Fairfield Dist,. S.C., where he lived for thirty years before settling this county. Rev. Joseph SMITH and Richmond P. HARRIS of Jackson neighborhood vouch for his character Jesse GINN states he was acquainted with JACKSON in Fairfield District after the war.
Note: pension was paid until 1841, according to note in file. 1935 Inquiry of Mr. Hubert LACEY, Dayton, Ohio.

Benjamin JONES R5699, Elizabeth JONES, widow, claim rejected 25 Feb. 1840 Coffee County, Tenn. Elizabeth JONES, aged 88, states she is the widow of Benjamin JONES who was a private among the first drafted men who went out from Orange County, Va. He was under Capt. TERRILL, who was later a Major, and Col. BARBOUR. On his first tour he went over the Blue Ridge to guard guns and ammunition and was gone for three months. He was home no more than one day and one night before he was gone again, and did not return until about six months before the end of the war except for brief visits three to six months apart. He came home finally because he was attacked with rheumatism, which confined him at home for 18 months. Deponent recalls that when WASHINGTON was at White Plains, LAFAYETTE was encamped in half of her house at Orange County. He was there for two weeks or more. The soldiers came every morning to get milk; they were not allowed to come into the house but came to the yard and she gave them what she could spare. Deponent had one child before he husband entered the service and four when he returned home sick, so she is certain he served at least five years. they were married 12 May 1773 or 1774. He died 27 Dec. 1820 and she remained a widow. Morton JONES, aged about 92, states he and his brother Benjamin who was 2 1/2 years younger than himself, were raised together in Orange County, Va. Benjamin married Elizabeth whose maiden name was FOSTER, two or three years before the war. They were married in Orange county by a minister named WINGATE, at the glebe, as the residence of the person was then called. They had one or perhaps two children before the war. Benjamin JONES entered the service under Capt. Edmund TERRILL and they marched from Orange to Culpepper County, probably to join the deponent's regiment. The wagon and team of Benjamin JONES were pressed into service shortly after he enlisted. Although the brothers were not in the same regiment they were once at Fredricksburg, where Benjamin was hauling cannon balls and lead, and had a long conversation. Deponent well remembers when his brother came home sick; deponent was called to service again and left his brother at home. Benjamin died in North Carolina in 1820. His widow resides about 12 miles from deponent in Coffee county.
27 April 1840 Washington Pension Office to Rep. H.M. WATTERSON. The claim of Elizabeth JONES must be rejected because it appears that Benjamin JONES served as a waggoner under a civil contract, and not in a military capacity.
1934 Inquiry of W. C. KENNAMER of Yonkers, N.Y.

Benjamin JONES R5764, Susannah JONES, widow claim rejected. 21 July 1852 Grundy County, Tenn. Mrs. Susannah JONES, Widow of Benjamin Jones, states she is 86 years of age. Her husband served as a private and lieutenant in both North and South Carolina, as they lived near the border. Her served under George TAYLOR with the South Carolina Troops, and also under Col. ANERSON and Capt. John TWINER. He fought at the battle of Kings Mountain and Cowpens. They were married in 1783 in South Carolina. Although they married after the war, They were from the same neighborhood and she knew him during the war. The family record of their children is submitted to prove they were married. She states the dates of the family records were changed on account of their being to early. (Note; the underlined numbers show signs of alteration. Only one side of the paper is microfilmed; it is possible that additional material are on the reverse.) Elijah JONES son of Benjamin and Susannah JONES his wife, was born Feb the 20, 1885, Frances JONES was born 20 Oct. 1787 Brittin JONES was born 9 Oct. 1789 Robert JONES was born 30 Dec. 1791 John JONES was born 4 Nov 1792 Wyly JONES was born 30 Nov. 1793 Allin JONES was born 20 Feb. (??) Harris GILLIAM J. P., vouches for Susannah JONES Susannah JONES appoints Taze W. NEWMAN of Knoxville her attorney. Witness Harris GILLIAM, Benjamin F. JONES .
16 Oct 1852 Washington . Pension office states proof of Benjamin Jones' service is liking. Also needed is a declaration showing his date of death and a statement as to why the widow did not apply sooner for a pension.
13 Sept 1853 Franklin County Benjamin JONES aged 89 states he was raised in South Carolina and knew Benjamin Jones. He saw him inter the service several times. Affiant himself served a one month tour after the close of war along with Jones. Daniel FARMER aged 85 swears he was raised in South Carolina and was there acquainted with Benjamin JONES. Although he was a small boy he recalls that JONES served with many others of the neighborhood and was a private and lieutenant. Said JONES moved to Tennessee many years ago and died there.
22 Sept 1853 South Carolina Comptroller's Office. Copies of Benjamin JONES' payment records as a soldier in 1785 from the 96 District are enclosed.
19 Jan 1854 Washington Pension Office states JONES could not have served under Capt. TURNER in Anderson's regiment because TURNER was in the regular line and ANDERSON in the militia. Did Benjamin F. JONES whose affidavit was submitted ever apply for a pension, and if not, why?
15 Feb. 1854 Washington (Probably to Pension Office from a congressman). TAYLOR not TURNER is the captain sworn to by the claimant. Please reconsider her application.
15 Feb. 1854 Washington Pension Office (probably to congressman). Application is rejected. Affidavit of Benjamin JONES cannot be considered valid as he himself served only three months and cannot know that the affiant's husband served longer.
? Sept. 1854 Grundy County, Tenn. Susannah JONES, aged 88, states her husband died 24 May 1815 and she was never married again. She swears she never before made application for a pension but several years earlier employed a man named JONES ".. to apply for her and the reason why she cannot now tell--and she hopes this will not be against her." (Note: The meaning of this statement is not clear to the editor.) Note: Also see the pension application file of Britian JONES and widow Rhoda of Pitts County N.C. which may relate to this family.

Morton JONES W7903 West Tenn. #7574 $45/year issued 3 May 1833. Frankey JONES widow Tenn. #3842, $45/year issued 2 Mar. 1843.
26 Nov. 1832 Franklin County Morton Jones aged 85 states he was born in Orange County, Va., 10 Aug. 1747. He entered the service in the fall of 1780 as a resident of Orange County, Being drafted for three months in the 4th Va., Militia under Capt. Jo. SPENCER and Lt.. Garland BURLEY. He was stationed at Fredericksburg, Va., the entire term. He returned home after discharge and was called again to serve for three month and was promoted to sergeant . He served under Capt. Garland BURLEY and Lt. Col. Jo. SPENCER. He served a third trim of three months at Portsmouth, where the British who has taken Norfolk tried to attack but were repulsed. He served a fourth term under general WASHINGTON. He was present at the surrender of Lord CORNWALLIS and saw his surrender his sword to Gen. WASHINGTON. He was personally aquatinted with Gen. John GREEN and Gen. Anthony WAYNE. He moved to Wilkes County, N.C., in 1794. In 1818 he removed to Bedford County, Tenn., for seven years __(?)_ was a_(?)_. Rev. Henry HUNT and William H. MURRAY testify for JONES.
29 June 1842 Coffee County, Tenn., Frankey JONES aged 90 states she the widow of Morton JONES who died 8 Nov. 1841. They were married 13 Nov. 1768 and would have been married 74 years if he had lived five days longer. She knows only of her sister Elizabeth by whom she can prove her marriage .
30 June 1842 Coffee County, Tenn. Hugh JONES aged 71 states he is the second son of Morton and Frankey JONES.
1 July 1842 Elizabeth JONES states she was present at the marriage of her sister Frankey and Morton JONES in Orange County, Va., before the Revolutionary War.
14 May 1844 Washington Frankey JONE'S papers are sent by the Pension Office to Hon. H. CULLOM, House of Representatives, because the Coffee County officials who signed the papers had no official seal. COLLUM is requested to certify that W. BLANTON was the Clerk of Circuit Court and J.W. ANDERSON was Clerk of County Court.
1923 Inquiry of Mrs. C.C. HAMMOND of Mexico Missouri.
1933 Inquiry of Mr. W.C. KENNAMER of Yonkers N.Y. (great-grandson) Daniel MCELDUFF. These papers were found in the file of Daniel MCDUFF long after the numbering system was used, and thus having no identifying numbers.
11 June 1820 The pension papers of Daniel MCELDUFF, Lieutenant is the Army of the U.S., is increased from $13.33 to $15.11 per month by the law of 24 April 1818. The pension payment is to be transferred Georgia agency to the West Tenn. agency. Pensioner is an invalid.
29 Sept. 1930 Record Division of the General Accounting Office informs the Bureau of Pensions that records show that Daniel MCDUFF and Daniel MCELDUFF are two different men.
Daniel MCELDUFF served under Col. William THOMPSON of South Carolina. He transferred from Georgia to West Tenn. agency on 11 Jan 1820. Last payment was made 4 Sept. 1829.
On 26 Feb. 1830 the pensioner was examined by the board of physicians who found him feeble and totally disabled. At that time he had been a resident of Franklin County Tenn., for ten years.

Thomas KENNERLY S1843, West Tenn. #7173, $20/year issued 8 Mar. 1833
31 Aug. 1832 Thomas KENNERLY aged 82 states he was born 24 Oct. 1750 in Culpepper County, Va. He has a t home a copy of his father's family record. A resident of Augusta County, Va., he was drafted in the winter of 1780 for three months, under Col. Hugh ROSE and Gabriel PENN. They marched across the Blue Ridge and arrived at Guilford after the battle. His memory is greatly impaired by age and he has no discharge. He returned home and was again drafted in 1781 for three months. They marched to Little York where he served under Maj. Francis LONG during the siege. His detachment captured and carried a few prisoners and a battery of ten guns belonging to the enemy. After CORNWALLIS' surrender affiant guarded prisoners at Albemarle barracks. Shortly after the war he removed from Augusta County, Va., to Wilkes County, Ga., in the area which became Oglethorpe County and resided there 19 years. From there he removed to Overton County, Tenn., and from there to Cumberland County, Ky., where he resided several years. 22 or 23 years ago he settled in this county. Rev. Robert DOUGAN, Col. James LEWIS and Wallis ESTILL, Chairman of the court, can vouch for him. Rev. Robert DOUGAN and Col. James LEWIS vouch for KENNERLY. LEWIS states he has known KENNERLY since about 1778 with the exception of the years KENNERLY lived in Georgia and Kentucky. During the war they lived in adjoining counties in Virginia.
1929 Inquiry of Mrs. Fred Cloud of Austin, Texas. Note: Also see applications of William KENNERLY born 1762 in Culpepper County, Va., who removed to Augusta County, Va., when young and served from there, and of Samuel KENNERLY, brother of William. These are apparently brothers of Thomas KENNERLY who did not live in Franklin County.

James LEWIS W303 West Tenn. #26925 $97.50/year. Mary LEWIS widow Tenn. #2008, $97.50/year issued 17 Sept. 1853. Bounty Land Warrant 3067-160-55
2 June 1834, Franklin County. James LEWIS aged 78 states he was born 6 April 1756 in Virginia. before independence was declared he joined an independent company commanded by Capt. Nicholas LEWIS. A short time after this Lord DUNMORE, the Governor of Virginia, removed some powder from the public magazine in Williamsburg and put it on boars a public vessel. This caused considerable excitement and numerous companies marched out. The affiant marched to Williamsburg, 140 miles, and there was trained in military discipline. After about 20 days he was discharged to home. In early 1776 or late 1775 Capt. Thomas WALKER raised a rifle company in Albemarle and Louisa Counties. Affiant had a nephew, William T. LEWIS , who enlisted with the company as Orderly Sergeant and became ill. Affiant agreed in Oct. 1776 to serve in his nephew's place and drew his pay.
In Nov. 1776 he joined the 9th Virginia Regiment which was stationed in Accomack and Northampton counties. About this time Capt. Thomas WALKER resigned and William HENDERSON, first lieutenant, took command. In early 1776 orders were received to march north. The sick and invalids were sent by water on the Elle and LEWIS was among those who marched to Philadelphia, arriving before the invalids and shortly after the battles of Trenton and Princeton. From Philadelphia the marched to New Jersey where Col. FLEMING died after having taken smallpox in the natural way. About that time those who had not had smallpox were ordered to be inoculated. LEWIS was appointed Sergeant Major in July. During the summer of 1777 an expert rifle company was formed and most of the rifle men for LEWIS' company joined. but not Hudson MARTIN who was on the recruiting service in Virginia. LEWIS had command of the remainder, eventually numbering about 20. for them he made out pay and muster rolls and did duty of a commissioned officer.
That summer we marched to the highlands of York and participated in the battles of Brandywine and Germantown, where LEWIS and the whole regiment were either killed or taken prisoner with the exception of the drummer who had charge of. Col. MATTHEWS' horse. Lt. Col. LEARS was killed and Col. MATTHEWS was badly wounded. That evening they were safely lodged in Philadelphia New Jail where they suffered with cold and hunger. In June 1778 LEWIS and over 100 others were exchanged for equal number of British prisoners. He received his discharge soon afterwards and at the same time reenlisted for three years or the duration of the war, with a promise of promotion from Gen. MUHLENBURG. He deposited both discharges at the Auditor's Office in Richmond at the time he received certificates for the depreciation of his pay, and returned home. In late 1778 he received an appointment from Mr. John ALLEN as Issuing Commisary to BURGOYNE'S troops. He repaired to Albemarle barracks and issued provisions. In December he met the troops at Carlottsville. After returning to Albemarle he continued to furnish provisions until 1 Aug. 1779 he got married and repaired to is farm. He received of Mr. ALLEN some six or seven dollars in silver which is all he ever received for his eight months as commissary. In the spring of 1781 he served two months in the militia and was discharged 2 May 1781. He got home a few days before Col. TARLETON" paid us a visit at Charlottesville" with his Calvary and mounted infantry. The Albemarle County militia companies were them commanded Captains MILLER, WOODS, and TALIAFERO. LEWIS belonged to TALIAFERO'S company, and TALAFERO was taken sick and went home. LEWIS made out pay and muster rolls and received a lot of beef and one lot of clothing which he sent to headquarters. He never received an pay for these services. Lewis asserts he is entitled to a pension even solely for his services as an enlistee during the war for three years or the duration, although he was sent home as a supernumerary. He lived in Albemarle County during the war and afterward, until moving to Franklin County in 1812. He has a record of his age at home. John DRISKILL , clergyman, and James CAMPBELL vouch for LEWIS.
2 July 1839 Winchester, Tenn. James CAMPBELL to Pension Office. LEWIS claims his appointment as commissary can be proven by Major MARTIN and Holman RICE, two compatriots in arms.
2 July 1834 Manchester, Tenn. James LEWIS states he will accept a pension for services as an orderly sergeant and sergeant- major and relinquish the balance for the present.
25 April 1843 Franklin County James LEWIS claims he has lost his pension certificate.
L. D. SIMS claims he hs known LEWIS for many years.
14 Feb. 1853 Franklin County Mary LEWIS, widow if James, states they were married in Albemarle County, Va., Oct. 1826, and that he died 21 Feb. 1849.
Franklin County Clerk of the Court states that the will of James LEWIS mentions as Mary his wife. 2 Aug. 1853 Albemarle County, Va. Clerk produces copy of marriage bond dated 17th Oct. 1826 James LEWIS to Mary Polly MARKS of Albemarle County, Ida Garrett was bondsman. No return made.
14 March 1855 Franklin County, Mary LEWIS applies for bounty land. Charles CRESSMAN and Thomas FINCH J.P., vouch for her.
1 Feb. 1855 note in the file indicates this is the death date of Mary LEWIS. (?)

Hezekiah LASATER R6172 Rejected because he did not personally serve six months.
5 Sept. 1832 Franklin County Hezekiah LASATER states he was born in 1760 in Edgecombe County, N.C., according to his own record which was taken from his father's record. In 1780 he was a resident of Chatham County, N. C., and enlisted under Capt. Joseph JOHNSTON. The company marched in Nov. to Salisbury which was about 100 miles from his residence, but his father requested the captain to procure a substitute after they had marched. His captain did so and granted him a furlough, which is enclosed. His father's request was in consequence of sickness in the family. He does not the name of the man who served in his stead. He entered the service again on 11 Jan 1782 as a three months volunteer under Capt. Joseph ROSSIN of the Light Horse. He served chasing Tories, primarily in Randolph County, N.C. He had a family of his own and, as the spring of the year was advancing, he swapped horses with one Julius (Justin?) RIDDLE who served in his place for one month and 11 days and gave LASATER his discharge, which is inclosed. Because LASATER's horse was better, RIDDLE also gave him his own discharge for three months service, also enclosed, as part of the trade. A short time before the tour above mentioned he was captured by the Tories and held about 24 hours. He was taken from Chatham County, N.C., to Randolph County and from there made his escape. At the same Time he as his own service he also hired one Ben GUNTER to serve three months in the same Company, and GUNTER's discharge is inclosed. He continued to live in Chatham County for 25 years, and has lived for 23 in Tennessee. Benjamin DECHERD, James SHARP, and Solomon HOLDER are acquainted with him and can vouch for his character. Stephen ADAMS states he has known LASATER for 15 years and vouches for his character. James CAMPBELL states he has known LASATER for 10 years and vouches for his character.
10 Sept. 1852 Franklin County Abner LASITER, administrator of the estate of Hezekiah LASITER. states that the deceased died on 2 June 1844 in Franklin County. He appoints Taze W. NEWMAN as his attorney.

John LOWRY S31215 West Tenn. $22.90/year, issued 13 May 1833.
30 Aug., 1833 Franklin County, John LOWERY aged 74 states he was born October 1758 in Frederick County, Va. He has a record of his age taken from his father's Bible but does not now know where that Bible is. He entered the service as a resident of Rowan County, N.C. under Col. Hugh BREVARD and Capt. John SASS (SOSS?), Sept. 1779 and was discharged March 1780. He enlisted again under Capt. William PENNY and encloses his discharge dated 9 Nov. 1781. After the war he he lived in South Carolina and removed to Kentucky before settling in Franklin County, Tenn. John HICKERSON, John CAMDEN, and Parson Henry HUNT of his neighborhood will testify to his credibility. Henry HUNT, John HICKERSON, and Solomon HOGE testify to LOWRY's reputation as a veteran.
28 Jan. 1839 White County Ill pensioner John LOWRY has removed to Hamilton County Ill because his children live in Illinois. Light W. LOWERY testifies he knows John LOWRY to be a pensioner. 1934 Inquiry of Laura B. KENDALL of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
1936 Inquiry of John B. LOWRY of Elizabeth City. North Carolina.

Daniel MCCOY S4195, West Tenn. #7549 $23.33/ year issued 26 April 1833
6 Sept. 1832 Franklin County Daniel MCCOY, resident of Winchester town, states he was born in the Shire of Sutherland in northern part of Scotland about July 1750. He does not believe andy record of his age ever existed. He enlisted in the company commanded by Capt. Charles GOODMAN and Col. BURGESS in 1779 and served for two months, guarding prisoners an Albemarle County, Virginia. He served again under Capt. FOX and Col. RICHARDSON, and again under Capt. John MILLER and Col. Reuben LINDSAY, being at Yorktown to see the taking of CORNWALLIS. He burned his discharge papers 18 or 19 years ago, thinking them useless. He knows of no person by whom he can prove his service. A resident of Albemarle County during the war, he afterwards removed to Amherst County, Va., and from there he removed to his place about 19 years ago. John FARIS swears he knew Daniel MCCOY upwards of thirty (forty crossed out) years ago in Virginia, and he was then reputed to have been a soldier of the Revolution. Clergyman Robert DOUGAN and John DOUGHERTY attest to the reputation of the applicant. Note: There are no other papers in the file than the original declaration. This may have been at some time confused with the file of Daniel MCCOY who served in Pennsylvania and lived in Rutherford County, Tenn.

John MCCRARY (Also MCCRAVEY) S16947 West Tenn. #7548 $30/year issued 28 May 1839.
7 Sept. 1832 Franklin County John MCCRARY, aged 80, states he was born Sept. 1752 (place not given) but has no record. He enlisted in the winter of 1775/1776 as a citizen of Macklenburg County, N.C., and served three months under Capt.. James HOUSTON anc Col. POLK. He was first sergeant in his company, serving in northern South Carolina in pursuit of the Tories. He served again under Capt. William HAGGIN to march against the Cherokees who had broken out into hostilities against the Western Carolina settlements. They marched against the Indians towns under Gen. RUTHERFORD but the Indians fled. In late 1780 affiant was a citizen of Rowan County, N. C., and was called to serve for three months under Capt. James HUGGINS and Col. LOCK. H was discharged shortly before the battle of Guilford. At other times he frequently volunteered his services to put down nest of Toris that had collected in different parts of the Carolinas. (Information of residence not given). Dr Alexander T. ACKLEN, John DOUGHERTY and James ROBINSON vouch for MCCRARY's caracter and reputation. James DOUGAN, who has known MCCRARY for eight or ten years, concurs.
28 May 1839 Jackson County Ala. Pensioner John MCCRARY has moved from Franklin County, Tenn., because he lived with his daughter and moved with her. Thomas COLEMAN swear he knows MCCRARY to be a pensioner.
1914 Inquiry of Boutwell DUNLAP of San Francisco, California Note: Another pension file is that of Hugh MCCRARY's, born in Ireland, who served from Guilford County, N. C., and lived in Bedford County, Tenn.

Patrick MCELYEA S2789 West Tenn. #31327 $20/year issued 18 Jan. 1838.
7 Oct. 1834 Jackson County Ala. Patrick MCELYEA aged 83 states he was born in York County, Pa., in 1751. He had a Bible record bit it was lost when his house burned. He enlisted on 10 of Jan. 1776 as a volunteer private under Capt. John MOORE (nad?) Col. William MOORE. At that time he was a resident of Caswell County, N.C. While serving he marched around the Hillsborough area in search of Tories. He served for two months and 10 days. He enlisted again in 1776 under Col. RAMSEY, Col. MOORE, and Capt. HUBBART. After serving two months and ten days he he was discharged. Before his next enlistment he relocated in Washington County Va., where he lived for a short time before moving o Montgomery County, Va. He entered the service as a private for the third time in the spring of 1779 under Col. auther CAMPBELL and Capt. Willliam EDMONSON and after serving 21 days was discharged. He enlisted a forth time on 5 Feb. 1781 under Col. PRESTON and Capt. James NORWELL and was in the battle of the Alamance near Guilford Court House. During the battle he lost his horse saddle and bridle. After leaving Montgomery County, Va., he lived in Surry County, N.C., Grayson County, Va, Carter County, Tenn., Montgomery, Tenn., Davidson County, Tenn., Dickson County, Tenn., and for the past nine years in Jackson County, Ala. Neighbors in the area who can vouch for him are Armstrong DONALDSON, Jacob VANSANT, A.M. SELF, Lewis CLARK and Brnatley WRIGHT. Clergyman John WILLIAMS and W.P. ROBERTSON vouch for MCELYEA.
11 Aug. 1835 Larkin's Ford, Jackson County, Ala. Patrick MCELYEA To Pension Office (apparently in his own hand). Explains that he did not return his original application because the new one was drawn from it and was more explicit regarding length of (hsi) service. The same thing was done by Lewis CLARK of his neighborhood who was then granted a pension. Note: The original application mentioned here does not appear in the file.
21 May 1836 Jackson County, Ala. Patrick MCELYEA to Pension Office. He explains that the office has erred in rejecting his application on grounds that he served in the battle at Almance. There were two Battles by the same name. At the time of Gov. TRYON's battle with the regulators, MCELYEA's father and family, including Patrick, were moving from Pennsylvania to Carolina. They met with several regulators getting away as they moved. The battle in which MCELYEA fought was about 3 miles from the How River and was fought with part of CORNWALLIS' forces, commanded by TARLTON lay near O'NEAL's plantation and the Americans aimed to surround him early in the morning but were betrayed by a Tory named James CARR, and TARLTON changed his position. Fighting insued for about three miles along the road but the Americans had eventually to retreat. Four prisoners were taken; HOLT, the British Commissary and his brother, and and two Britons. The TRYON battle was fought 8 or 10 miles from the later one. MCELYEA mustered for two years at Hillsborough under Col. FANNING who commanded under TRYON before the war. MCELYEA states he has recently moved some distance from the post office.
20 Sept. 1837 Franklin County MCELYEA states he entered the service in Jan. 1781 under Capt. James MAXWELL and Col. PRESTON, and fought at the battle of Alamance Creek near the line of Orange County, N.C., in March 1781. He previously lived in Jackson County, Ala., but has removed to this place.
28 Sept. 1837 Salem, Tenn. John R. PATRICK J.P. of Franklin County, to Pension Office. Pleads the case of MCELYEA, whose explanation of the battle of Alamance is enclosed. "The old man is very poor and almost unable to get about. He lives six miles from here and it was as much as he could do to get here and make is further declaration..."
9 Dec. 1837 Franklin County John R. PATRICK to Pension Office. Enclosed an additional declaration of Patrick MCELYEA. Hopes office will decide in the affiant's favor as he is not long for this world and is dependant upon a son who is poor and has a large family and small children. 4 Sept. 4 1841 A notation in the file indicates that the pension was paid at least through this date.

ABRAHAM NELSON, Pvt., NC Line, #W.865, widow Jennett. Abstracted by Mary Lu Johnson
27 July 1999. (Abraham and his wife Jennett both died in Franklin Co. Pages torn from the family bible were microfilmed as part of the NARA pension). NOTE: This pension was not in SHERRILL'S book.

Family Bible:
John Nelson was b December (torn) 1790
Sarah Nelson was born Febuary ?th 1793
George Nelson was born Febuary ?7th 1795
Elisabeath Nelson was born July 5th 1797
Nancy Nelson was born Decm 8th 1799
Enoch Nelson was born January 25th 1802
Unicy Nelson was born January 21st 1804
Janet Nelson was born October 10th 1807
Rispah Nelson was born August 15th 1809
Rebeckah Nelson was born June 22th 1813
Rebecah Nelson was maried October 17 1831
Luisagaine Bally was borne November the 27 1831
Sarah Emyline born November the 4 1831

Franklin Co., TN} Application of Jennett NELSON, wid of Abraham 7 July 1848; H L & P TURNEY Agents, Winchester, Tenn.
5 Nov. 1851: Abraham died 1825 or 1826, served Revolution under Gens. GREEN, MORGAN, RUTHERFORD & DAVIDSON. James BYRON, JP for Franklin Co.
25 Feb 1848: Date and place of birth and names of parents not shown. While a resident of Orange Co., NC, enlisted, served 2+ years as private and ranger of NC troops, in battle of Guilford. Married February 1787, Spartanburg Dist. SC, Jennett, maiden name & day of marriage not stated. Allowed pension on application executed 2 August 1852, age 90 years past, resident of Franklin Co., TN. Roll of Nashville.
August 1852, Franklin Co., TN: Jennett NELSON said her husband Abraham NELSON served in NC Troop, went from the County of Orange, in NC. They married Spartanburg Dist., SC 1787, husband died 1826. Signed Jennett NELSON [X] her mark. Witnessed A. M. WILSON and A. B. MUSE.
August 1852, Franklin Co., TN, Sarah NELSON, aged 64 years past, well acquainted with Abraham NELSON, knew him more than 55 years ago, Jennett NELSON is his widow.
4 August 1852, Franklin Co., TN, William FAROL, aged 68 knew Abraham NELSON after he came out of service until his death 1826, was not at marriage, living as man & wife in 1790 as that was the year affiant moved from the State of NC to SC. Talked of said Rev War service in Orange Co. in NC where affiant and said NELSON lived after war.
29 January 1853, Franklin Co., TN: A. M. WILSON signed affidavit, aged 81. Raised in the county at Orange in the state of NC. Lived near Abraham NELSON, was related to him and intimate with NELSON from affiants earlyest recollection up to the day of the death of NELSON, remembers travling in company with NELSON when he was a boy and going into Guilford Co. NC, NELSON pointed out the Guilford battle ground.
31 January 1853, Taze W. NEWMAN, Winchester, TN atty.

Contributed by: Mary Lu Johnson who would like to know more about this family, especially the son, John NELSON.

John NELSON W53, West Tenn. #19522 $80/year issued 17 Sept. 1833 Lucy NELSON, widow Tenn. #77110 and #9984 $80/year issued 29 April 1846.
1 Oct. 1832 Warren County, Tenn. John NELSON aged 73 years last July, resident of Warren County on the Barren Fork of Duck River, stated he was born in Cumberland County, N.C., and presents a record of his age. He enlisted as a captain of a company under Col. James THORNTON in April 1778. He recruited 120 men from several North Carolina counties. He participated in the battle at Camden. At a place called The Junipers on South Carolina he received a bayonet wound in his side. He continued in service until Oct. 1782. His discharge burned with his home in Moore County, N.C. Since the war he has lived in N.C., S.C., Ky., and Indiana, and he now resides in this county. Hugh O'NEIL and Alexander GRANT, John GRAHAM and William BROWN, J.P. can vouch for him. Hugh O'NEIL and Alexander GRANT, both of Warren County, testify on behalf of Nelson's Character and reputation.
1 July 1833 Warren County, Tenn. John NELSON , resident, repeats the essentials of his previous statement.
20 March 1834 Franklin County John NELSON requests government officials to furnish information regarding his service to his agent, Vispasian ELLIS of Accomack County Va. John DOUGHERTY, J.P., certifies that NELSON has sworn he was a captain in the North Carolina line.
10 Aug. 1834 Coffee County, Tenn. John NELSON swears he has resided in Coffee County for 14 years, and prior to that lived in Indiana.
4 Sept. 1834 John NELSON appoints Hamilton L. DUNCAN his attorney.
23 Oct. 1843 Coffee County, Tenn. Lucy NELSON aged about 71 states she is the widow of pensioner John NELSON. They were married by Rev. Sherwood WHITE in Chatham County, N.C. on 12 Oct. 1786. He died in Coffee County 19 Aug. 1843. She presented the record of their family as proof. (Torn piece from the Bible record) John NELSON was born 9 July 1775 John NELSON and Lucy HART married 12 Oct. 1786 by Shurwood WHITE Baptist preacher. Lucy HARTT was born 11 Dec. 1772 Mary NELSON , daughter , was born 25 May 1789 Rebeckah NELSON, daughter, was born 11 June 1791 James DAVIS and Rebeckah NELSON married 25 June 1807 by John HENRIX, Minister Duncard Church.
23 Oct. 1843 Coffee County, Tenn. Alexander ENSEY aged 34 and Amgrose N. DUNCAN aged 78 state they were present at the death of John NELSON on 19 Aug. 1843. Mary HAITHCOCK aged 52 states the family Bible of John NELSON has been in her possession since his death. She saw him write the entry of his marriage in it, transcribing it form an older Bible which was nearly worn out.
27 Feb. 1844 Coffee County, Tenn. Lucy Nelson states that no license for her marriage was ever issued. An announcement that the marriage was to take place was made at he meeting house before and after preaching, in accordance with the laws of North Carolina at that time. William D DUNCAN, aged about 67, states he knew John and Lucy NELSON for about 42 years, having met them at the church where they were members. They were not persons of education but John NELSON could write. When DUNCAN first knew them, the oldest of their children was about grown. John NELSON died in Coffee County. John BANKS Aged 6(?) states he became acquainted with NELSON about 1808. They then had grown children and were then and continued to be members of the Methodist church. John NELSON was a member of the Masonic fraternity. They had lived in Coffee County about 15 years before the death if John NELSON. 2 April 1846 Lucy NELSON aged 74 states a Mr. JACKSON of Murfreesboro wrote her previous pension application and obtained proof of her marriage from her brother, James HART, who was present at the wedding. James VAUGHN, J.P., vouches for Lucy NELSON and states she is too old and infirm to appear in court.

Hanse NELSON W1462 East Tenn. 33.33/year issued 18(?) 1834(?) Delilah NELSON, widow Tenn. #9691 and #9436, 33.33/year issued 17 Sept. 1853. Bounty Land Warrent #66198-160-55 Hanse and Delilah NELSON were not Franklin County residents, but three persons who were residents testified on their behalf. Their lengthy file is summarized here. Hanse NELSON was born in Shenandoah County, Va., in 1753. At age 3 or 4 he removed to Rowan County, N.C., where he lived during war the and for a short time afterward. After the war he removed to Newberry District, S.C. where he resided for many years. There he married Delilah TAYLOR in 1768. He later lived in Edgefield District, S.C. for two years, in Greenville, S.C. for several years, in Green County, Tenn., for one year and then in McMinn County, Tenn. until removing to Knox County, Tenn., in 1833 or 1834. John NELSON Sr., of Knox County, stated in 1834 that he was 76 years of age and was an older brother to Hanse NELSON. They had served together during the war, and John NELSON was also a pensioner. (Not the same John NELSON who was in Franklin Co.) Hanse NELSON died 1 March 1843 in Meigs County, Tenn., and was survived by Delilah NELSON. The widow applied for pension several times between 1844 and 1857. The residence was Roan County, Tenn. In 1857 she was living with family of one Richard NELSON .
In 1854 one Mark NELSON testified on her behalf. A "family record" is mentioned in her affidavits but does not appear in the file. The following documents were sworn in Franklin County, Tenn., on 19 March 1853 in behalf of Delilah NELSON: John HEATHCOCK aged 43 stated his mother, Mary Ann HEATHCOCK. was the oldest child of Hanse and Delilah NELSON She was born in 1788, according to the old family records which have been destroyed. A.M. WILSON aged 87 states he was raised in South Carolina and in 1790 he was moving and stayed at the home of Hanse and Delilah NELSON in that state. He was also aquainted with Mary Ann HEATHCOCK and believes she was 64 or 65 years of age at the time of her death. Sarah NELSON aged 63 states she knew Mary Ann HEATHCOCK form her earliest recollection until Mary Ann's death. they were children together and Mary Ann was older than Sarah. Affiant is surE of heR own age, having taken it from her father's records. Affiant declares she is in no way related to Delilah NELSON. Note The pension roll published for congress in 1835 shows a John NELSON was on rolls in Franklin County in 1828, whose name was dropped from the roll because the claim was fraudulent. This apparently is not the same John NELSON who was pensioned, with widow Lucy. No further information has been located.
21 July 1852 Grundy County, Tenn. James SMITH clames his father Jeremiah SMITH served with North Carolina regular troops. He died in 1823 leaving widowed Maragret affiant's mother. Affiant was the eighth childs and is now 63. The oldes child, a female if now living would be at least 75. Margaret SMITH died 25 Nov. 1845 leaving affiant, her only heir at law. Power of attorney is assigned to Taze W. NEWMAN. Witness: Harris GILLIAM J.P., and William SMITH. Harris GILLIAM J.P. states he was well aquainted with Jeremiah SMITH and vouches for James SMITH. James BELL aged 78 states he became aquainted with Jeremaiah SMITH in 1811 and that it was "a neighborhood report" in in the early days if this settlement that SMITH had been a Revolutionary soldier Sarah SMITH aged 56 states she has heard Jeremiah SMITH speak of the deperdations of the Tories on the people of North Carolins and mention that his wife had one child while he was in the service. Affiant was acquainted with the older children of Jeremiah SMITH.
14 Sept. 1853 Grundy County, Tenn. John SMITH aged 87 states he was raised in North Carolina and stayed with Jeremiah SMITH's wife and children while Jeremiah served. Affiant was to young to serve. They moved to Tennessee in company and lived in the same neighborhood. Margaret Smith died in Grundy County. Sworn before Harris GILLIAM J. P. Susannah SMITH aged 84 states that Jeremiah SMITH married a relative of hers and affiant was with Jeremiah's wife when she has a child shortly after her husband entered the service. When Jeremiah returned from the service "said child could run everywhere, being a good, smart child" Sworn before Harris GILLIAM Justice of the Peace.
20 Jan. 1854 Washington Pension, Office to Hon. W.M. CHURCHWELL, House of Representatives. Request that CHURCHWELL come to the office to review several applications from his district and give his openion as to the "credibility and standing of the claimants.
23 Jan. 1854 Washington, Pension Office to Taze W. NEWMAN at Winchester. Office suspects that NEWMAN has"... been imposed on by the parties who superintended to execution of the depositions purporting to have been made by 'John SMITH' and 'Susannah SMITH' the signatures to which bear palpable evicence of ben written in an assumed hand." The claim for a pension is therefore suspended.

Daniel O'REAR S31892 Georgia #26571, $33.88/year issued 19 March 1834
4 March 1834 Daniel O'REAR aged 75, states he was born in Faquier County, Va., about 1758 or 1759, according to information received from his parents. He has no record of his age. He volunteered for three months in Faquier County and served under Capt. William BLACKWELL (?), Lieut. Peter CONWAY and Col. Patrick HENRY, who was called General. They Marched 16 miles below Williamsburg and had an engagement with the enemy in which the Americans captured a small vessel called Linder (?), killed six or seven and took several prisoners. He entered the army again in January 1777 under Capt. John ASHBY, 1st. Lt. William NELSON, 2nd Lt. Nathaniel ASHBY, Ensign Isham KEITH, Orderly Sgt. Henry MOFFETT. His messmates were privates Robert BERRYMAN, Reubin BRYAN and Joseph CRUMELL (?). (Note: a list of privates with whom he served was submitted but not in file). After expiration of his first term, in January 1779 , he removed with his father's family (of which he was a member) to Wilkes County, N.C. In Sept. 1779 he enlisted there under Capt. Richard ALLEN. He enlisted again as an orderly or 1st Sgt.. under Capt. John G. LOWMAN and Col. William LYTIE. He remained in service at Charleston until that city and the army were surrendered to the enemy on 11 Feb. 1780. On the 20th day he was paroled and permitted to return home. After reaching home he volunteered again, though a prisoner on parole, to serve an indefinite length of in Capt. Martin GAMBLE'S company under Col. CLEVELAND. In the month of Oct. which he was on parole, his father's home was attacked and robbed by Tories. His discharges were all in a trunk which was stolen. He knows of no one who is living by whom he can prove his service. He continued to reside in North Carolina until about 30 odd years (ago?), he removed to Hancock County Ga., where he remained for several years, and from there to Bledsoe County Tenn., and about 11 years ago came to this place. He made an application for pension to this court in 1832, which was put in the Post Office at Winchester, but he understands it was never received in Washington. Samuel MCCLELLEN and Jeremiah BLACKARD vouch for O'REAR'S reputation and character.
6 Dec. 1837 Union Bank of Tennessee, Nashville. Pension agent John M. BASS (also president of the bank), in a letter to the pension office, mentioned that O'REAR'S attorney is A.E. PATTON of Pelham, Franklin County.
5 April 1839 Chattooga County, Georgia. Daniel O'REAR requests transfer of pension. He has removed here from Tennessee because his children live in this state. Benjamin O'REAR vouches for Daniel O'REAR.
Undated Lafayette, Walker County Georgia. Daniel O'REAR to Congressman H.C. WILLIAMS. Request for transfer of pension to from Tennessee to Georgia. States "my family is well, nothing new."
21 Sept. 1839 H,C. WILLIAMS encloses to Pension Office the request for transfer of pension. States O'REAR sent it to him because they are distant relatives. States that O'REAR is aged and infirm and unfamiliar with political procedures.
1940 Inquiry of miss Sarah G. IRVIN, Birmingham, Ala.
Note another Daniel O'REAR, a resident of Virginia, also received a pension. His file contains considerable family information.

Charles PEARSON R8244, Tenn. #21324 rejected 3 June 1830 and Charles PIERSON S3695 West Tenn. #13724 $60.00/year issued 6 June 1833 Note: These are two separate files, but relate to the same man. This apparently is an error in the pension office.
28 Feb. 1827Charles PEARSON (also PIERSON) states he is 70 years of age. He enlisted at Northhampton Court House, North Carolina in 1776 under Capt. Hardin PACE (?) and Col. Edwin EDMISTON(?) in the Continental Line. He was at the battle of Brier Creek in Georgia. He has no property but his clothes. formerly he was occupied as a farmer but he is presently disabled. His dependents are a wife, Catherine age 40, a daughter Sally age 18, sons William 17, and Richmond about 15.
27 Nov 1832 Franklin County, Charles PIERSON aged about 70 states he was born Brunswick County Va., about 1762, but has no record of his birth. As a resident of Brunswick County he enlisted in Sept. 1779 for seven months under Capt. Hardy TAYLOR of the Second Virginia regiment under Col. Edward EDRINGTON. He participated in the battle at Brier Creek and was discharged at Perrysburge, S.C. where the defeated troops gathered. He removed to Rutherford County, N.C., and enlisted as a substitute for Lewis PRUE, serving under Thomas FRENCH. En route to Charleston he and others were captured by the British and imprisoned in "The Swan" prison ship at the mouth of the Ashley River. About 7 weeks later, after the fall of Charleston, he was paroled. A few month later he substituted for Miles ALLEN, serving 18 months under Capt. NASH at Helifax, N.C. He also served a short time in Capt. William DOUGLASS' company of mounted riflemen a short time before Hillsboro was taken by the Tories. After the Tories fled from Hillsboro, Capt. DOUGLASS pursued them. PIERSON was among those who overtook the Tories at Jonathan LIDLEY'S mill on Cain Creek and participated "in the battle in which the Tories were defeated with great slaughter". He removed to Rutherford County, N.C., during the war and later returned to Brunswick County Va., for 18 months. He then removed to Chatham County, N.C. where he resided for about 18 years. before settling here. John JONES Esq., and Clergyman George ROBERTS vouch for PIERSON.

John PERKINS, alias Thomas CARSON. W2640 West Tenn., #26837 $50.00/year Issued 12 June 1834. Frances PERKINS, widow Tenn. # 2899, $50.00/year issued 16 Nov. 1853. Bounty Land warrant 86132-160-55.
30 Aug. 1832 Franklin County, John PERKINS, aged 67, states he was born 11 May 1865 in Halifax County, Va., and entered the service as a resident of that county in April 1781. He served first under Capt. James TURNER as a private in the militia, participating in the siege of the fort at 96 in South Carolina. In 1782 he removed to Caswell County, N.C. and was drafted for 18 months under Capt. Elijah MOORE. While encamped at Bacon's bridge in South Carolina, Capt. MOORE became ill and Capt. RHODES took command. He was among a detachment commanded by a French officer which was ordered to James Island to attack Fort Johnson. The fort was evacuated and next morning a skirmish was fought with the enemy, who were cutting wood on the island for their aray in the city. After his discharge he returned to Caswell County where he resided with his brother-in-law, whose house burned, and with it his discharge papers. He knows of no one by whom he can prove his service. He removed from North Carolina to Pendleton District, S.C., where he lived until 1810, when he settled here. He is known is this county to Rev. Henry HUNT, Robert BLACKBURN, John MORROW, John HICKERSON, Esq., and many others. Re. Henry HUNT and John MORROW vouch for PERKINS reputation and Character.
2 Sept. 1833 Franklin County, John PERKINS states he has a record of his age made by his father in a family Bible which is at his house 14 miles distant.
2 May 1834 North Carolina Secretary of State declares that militia rolls Thomas CARSON entered the service in 1782 for 18 months under Capt. BREVARD. The persons named as his messmates include: Edward KING, George TIPPIT, John GRINAGE and William DOBBINS. NOTE: Reference is made to a statement sent to the pension office naming PERKINS' messmates from his memory, but such document does not appear in file.
26 May 1834 Franklin County. in August 1832 John PERKINS, alias Thomas CARSON, applied to Micah TAUL to prepare his original declaration for a pension. He sent this and an amended declaration to the War Department. A copy was also sent to North Carolina to obtain proof of service, which the Secretary or State said proof did not exist, to the applicants mortification. In March 1834 the applicant visited TAUL at his home in Winchester and inquired whether TAUL had good news from Washington for him, as he had sent to the Pension Office a list of his messmates. "being answered in the negative, which in a moment banished from his mind all hope of ever succeeding ." PERKINS" with tears in his eyes and in a tone of voice and manner manifesting the deepest distress, asked me my opinion" After a little conversation it occurred to PERKINS that the problem was one of his own making, having performed his service under the name of Thomas CARSON, by which he was then known. He was the son of Mary PERKINS who intermarried with Thomas CARSON when her son was and infant. Carson was a widower and had a children, one who was named John, so the baby was called Thomas CARSON after his stepfather. Said stepfather died about the close of the war and his mother then informed him that his name was John PERKINS, by which he has ever since been called and known. " He is gratified to know that whatever may be the fate of his application, he was not compelled to change his name, it was only a resumption of his proper name" Applicant further states that he discovered recently that John NELSON of Warren County, was acquainted with him during the war. He would have taken NELSON'S deposition earlier had he known. Capt. John NESLON of Warren County, Tenn., states he was aquatinted with Elijah MOORE and also with Capt. BREVARD and slightly with a John PERKINS, alias Thomas CARSON.
12 March 1853 Franklin County Clerk issues copy of marriage bond for John PERKINS and Franky FERRELL, both residents of Franklin County, dated 5 April 1822. Bondsman was Daniel EVENS. Executed 16 April 1822 by John W.CAMDON, J.P.
5 April 1853 Wayne County, Tenn. Franky PERKINS aged 72, states her before marriage was Frances NICHOLS. She is from old age and infirmity, unable to appear in court. Witness; John STRIBLING, H. GREESON. Catherine LAXTON aged 38 states she saw John and Franky PERKINS married at least 30 years ago in Franklin County and knew them at the time of his death in Hardin County, to which place they had removed in 1840.
2 Oct. 1853 Wayne County, Tenn. Frances PERKINS explains her maiden name was NICHOLS but she was married first to Martin M. FERRELL in Franklin County, Tenn., in about 1812. Martin FERRELL died 16 June 1817 and she afterward married John PERKINS.
15 Jan. 1859 Wayne County, Tenn. Frances PERKINS (age not given) applied for bounty land. Jesse WHITE and James MAHAN vouch for her reputation.

William RAWLINS S1713 West Tenn. #22076 $20.78/year issued 1 Oct. 1833.
14 Dec. 1832 Bedford County, Tenn. Mrs. Jamima LIGHT, aged 58 next 28 Nov., states she was born in Louisa County Va., and raised in Caroline County, Va. She has heard her uncles Walter and John BRAME state that William RAWLINS served with them in the Revolutionary War Rev. Melchizedick BRAME, aged 60 next 20 April stated he was born and raised in Caroline County, Va. He heard his father and his uncles Walter and John BRAME state they served in the same Company as RAWLINS. He has also heard Paul CARRINGTON Jr., a Judge of Virginia District Court, refer to William RAWLINS' service.
16 Jan. 1833 Franklin County, William RAWLINS states he was born in Caroline County, Va., according to the record his father kept in a large family Bible. he has no record of his own. He entered the service under Capt. Joseph RICHERSON of the Caroline County militia just after turning 16. About 1 March 1781 he was appointed 2nd Sergeant in Capt. Charles WOODFOLK'S company of the militia, and participated in the evacuation of Richmond after the British took Manchester and burned the public warehouses and tobacco. (Note: further details of service are provided.) He submits the testimony of Rev. Mechozendick BRAME and his sister Jamima LIGHT. He lived in Caroline County until the age of 39, and about 1803 removed to Halifax County, Va, where he lived in Meadsville and at the Court house five years. In 1808 he removed to Pittsylvania, Virginia, for two years, After that he resided in Rawlinsburg , Rockingham County, Virginia. From there he moved to Tenn. and has resided in Franklin County for about ten years.
29 May 1833 Franklin County William RAWLINS clarifies details of service and mentions returning to his father's home in Caroline County during the war. Francis RAWLINS states she will be 62 years old next 20 Sept. She was born in King William County, Va., where she lived until age 12 Her father , Capt. Giles RAINS, then moved to Caroline County in the area where William RAWLINS then lived. She often heard her husband George RAWLINS, say that he and William RAWLINS served together under Col. MATTHEWS.
3 March 1834 Franklin County, William RAWLINS states further that he, when little more than 17 years of age, rode between midnight and daybrake through the American lines and carried dispatches to Gen. LAFAYETTE. He was hailed by LAFAYETTE'S life guard and held at bayonet point until the messages were red. He continued in the express service until the end of his tour.
20 June 1833 Bedford, County Tenn. Benjamine GAMBRILL, J.P. states he has been acquainted with Rev. M. BRAME for 10 years or more and with his sister, Mrs. Jamima LIGHT, for six or seven years.
17 April 1834 Winchester, Tenn. William RAWLINS submitted his pension certificate for renewal.
1936 Inquiry of Mamie MCCANN of Lexington, Kentucky.

Larkin REAGAN S4058 West Tenn., #19039 $80.00/year, issued 26 July 1833.
29 May 1792 Orange County North Carolina William LYTLE swears that Larkin REAGAN was a soldier in the nine months service from this state under the Continental Establishment and that a muster roll now in his possession shows that REAGAN served the greatest part of that time in LYTLE'S own company.
14 Aug. 1792 Hillsboro, N.C. Certificate that Larkin RAGAN has had an account settled at Warrenton for $104 and drawn by John MARSHALL as appears by the Warrenton Settlements.
10 Feb. 1821 Franklin County Larkin REAGAN aged 71 states he enlisted under Capt. William LYTLE and Col. William MOORE in the 5th Regiment of North Carolina under Thomas GOODMAN and Capt. THORTON of the 5th regiment of the Maryland Line. He fought at Guilford, Stono and Brier Creek. He was in service at Little York when CORNWALLIS was captured. He lost his discharge but encloses Col. LYTLE'S deposition. His family consists of his wife Betsy aged 63 who is very infirm and decrepit son Bayley REAGAN now in his 19 year and living with him. he has 60 acres and a small cabin thereon in Franklin County. Personal property schedule: 60 Acres of land valued at $60, 2 head of horses, 6 head of cattle, 2 head of sheep, 13 head of hogs, 2 pots, 1 table, 1 oven, 1 dish, 1/2 dozen plates, 3 knives, 3 forks, 1 plow and gear. Total value $176.75.
5 Sept. 1832 Franklin County Larkin REAGAN states he was born 17 Aug. 1757 in Caswell County, N.C.. It was in that county that he enlisted under Capt. Robert MOORE. He does not recall the date but remembers that the sun was totally Eclipsed, believes it was June 1777. His discharge from Capt. GOODMAN was filed with his application dated 10 Feb. 1822 (?), to which he never received a reply. Shortly after the surrender of Charleston he enlisted under Capt. William LYTLE and was attached to the 3rd Maryland Line. He was in the battle at Guilford and was severely wounded in the belly by a cannonball which produced a rupture which continues to this day. John H. MORRIS aged 60, stated he has known Larkin REAGAN ever since he can remember. He always understood form his father and a brother-in-law named William ROWE, who served as an officer, that REAGAN served in the Revolutionary War. Robert DOUGAN, clergyman, and John TURNER attest to REAGAN'S character and reputation.
15 April 1837 A letter of this date between the Pension agent and Micah TAUL is mentioned on the file folder but not found in the file.

Samuel REYNOLDS W1080 West Tenn. #22032, $40/year issued 27 Sept. 1833 Mary REYNOLDS, widow, Tenn. #5928 $40/year issued 7 June 1852
26 Nov.1832 Samuel REYNOLDS, aged about 75, was born in South Carolina and has no record of his birth. He was drafted in Spartanburg Dist. , S.C., for two months and served under Capt. Benjamin Kilghore. He served three other terms under the following officers: Capt. NESBIT, Col. William Fair, Lt. Cliff (?) CASEY and Maj. John FORD and William BLOSSEMGAME. He receive his discharges but they were burned at the house of his mother about eight years after the Revolution. He lived in Spartanburg district during the war and for about seven years after its close. He removed to Georgia, where he lived for 13 years, After leaving Georgia he removed to Tennessee, and has lived in Franklin County for about 19 years. He knows of no persons by whom he can prove his service. Clergyman Joseph SMITH and William LASATER testify on his behalf of the soldier's reputation 26 August 1833 Franklin County REYNOLDS states that his first tour of duty began 16 March 1780. This was stated during the first declaration but was incorrectly recorded by his "comrad' who wrote it. REYNOLDS believes the error was caused by his own great deafness and the consequent great difficulty of holding a conversation. During this tour he was engaged in guarding the frontiers of South Carolina under Capt. KILGORE. His second tour began 1 Sept. 1781: third tour began 2 June 1782; fourth tour began 2 Dec. 1782, and was for the purpose of keeping down the Tories, who still continued to molest and maraud the settlements. The night after the affiant returned home form performance of this tour of duty the Tories, about 14 or 15 in number, came riding through the yard of affiants step-father. Affant went off the same night and lay in the woods, and the next morning he went and joined Capt. BLOSSINGAME'S company...."Most of his service was performed in Spartanburg District.
15 Jan. Franklin County John TRAVIS, J.P., states Mrs Mary REYNOLDS is unable to appear in court due to old age and infirmity, but submits her claim for a widow's pension.
Rice SIMPSON aged 69 states Samuel REYNOLDS and Mary lived together as man and wife and had several children .
John HAMILTON states that in Dec. 1790 Mary GREY was married Samuel REYNOLDS in Elbert County Ga. Samuel died 17 Oct 1845 in Coffee County, Tenn.
Thomas WILLFORD aged 68 states that after the marriage of Mary GRAY and Samuel REYNOLDS they removed to the Oconey River about 30 miles from the residence of the affiant, after which they removed back to affiand's neighborhood again and then to Tennessee, which affiant did sometime later.
27 March Franklin County. Mary REYNOLDS, widow of pensioner Samuel REYNOLDS, aged 87 stated her marriage took place in Franklin County, Ga. in 1790.
David D. SMITH, J.P is aquatinted with the older children of Mary REYNOLDS and certifies that the oldest is at least 60. James REYNOLDS aged 58, second son of Samuel and Mary, stated he was born 14 Sept. 1793 according to the original record once in the possession of his father. His own family record is submitted as proof.
James REYNOLDS b. Oct 14, 1793
Jane M. REYNOLDS b.14, June1798
Martha REYNOLDS b. Oct. 12, 1821
Absalom (Geo.?) REYNOLDS b. Oct. 30, 1823
William (P.?) REYNOLDS b. Nov. 28, 1825
Ruben W. REYNOLDS b. Dec. 2, 1827
Edward (GB?) REYNOLDS b. Oct. 10, 1830
Jacob (Cases?) REYNOLDS b. May 5, 1833
John C. RENOLDS b. June 1, 1822
William Felix REYNOLDS b. Feb. 19, 1843
Elijah James RUNNELS May 15, 1854 (does not say born)
John M. RUNNELS born Sept. 11, 1847
Mr. Jacob AWALT, aged 62 is aquatinted with Jacob REYNOLDS and it has always been considered in the neighborhood where they live that they were about the same age.
29 March 1852 Franklin County James POE aged 48 states he is acquainted with Mary REYNOLDS every since he was a small boy and is also acquainted with Jacob REYNOLDS, her oldest child, who is known in his neighborhood to be over 60 years old.
Benjamin MAJORS aged 47, states he lives in the same neighborhood as Jacob REYNOLDS, who is considered to be an old man.
1 June 1855 Franklin County Mary REYNOLDS aged 90 states her name before her marriage was Mary GRAY, and that no record of her marriage can be found. She appoints Pierce B. ANDERSON of Coffee County (Tullahoma) as her attorney, and submits and application for bounty land.
Witnesses David WEAVER, Alpha FREEMAN
1916 Inquiry of Miss Harriet TALBOT of Nashville, Tenn.
1936 Inquiry of Mrs. Carles S PASSMORE of Butte, Montana
1940 Inquiry of Janie M. Mitchell of Edgefield, S.C.

Jacob RICH W26380 West Tenn. #25406 $60/year issued 6 Jan. 1834
Rosannah RICH, widow, Tenn. #3337 $60/year issued 31 Feb. 1854 Bounty Land Warrant 26819-160-55
31 Aug.1832 Franklin County Jacob RICH aged about 70 stated he was born 16 Dec. 1762 or 1763 in Orange County, N.C., but has no record of his age as his father's record was burned by the Tories during the Revolutionary War. Information about his age was derived from his mother. Rich states his father was killed in Gates' Defeat near Camden in 1780, or taken prisoner and afterwards died. After this, affiant volunteered for three months as an artificer under Capt. John WOOD near Hillsboro, N.C. he was engaged in shoeing horses and wagons for the army. He received a regular discharge but presumes it was taken from his father's house by Tories when they robbed it. A short time later he volunteered as a private in Capt. Wm. ROGER'S company of mounted militia in Orange County, N.C. He provided his own saddle, horse and arms and served occasionally under Col. William O'NEAL and Edward GUINN, all of Orange County. He continued in this service until the close of the war. He was in the battle in Orange County in which the British Col. PELES was defeated by troops under Col. WASHINGTON. In the summer of 1781 there were a number of prisoners in jail at Hillsboro. At this time affiant was a lieutenant under Capt. John CLENDENON who was a Continental officer and had been taken prisoner at Charlestown. CLENCENON had broken his parole and raised a company. They were camped about one mile from Hillsboro when the town was attacked by the enemy. They marched in and engaged the enemy, who had a superior force. All of RICHIS company was killed or taken prisoner except five. RICH was wounded in the hip, having received two balls to his right hip and also a severe wound in the right shoulder. He fortunately was able to sit his horse and was aided in his escape by his friend and fellow soldier, Joseph MCADAMS. Although Gen. BUTLER and Col. MAYBIN and their troops had an engagement with the enemy that same evening, in which many were killed and wounded on both sides, the enemy made good their retreat from Hillsboro. Affiant lay confined with his wound for six moths before resuming his services, which lasted until the end of the war. He did not receive any written discharge, owing to the loose manner in which business was done in that day. RICH continued to reside in Orange County, N.C., until the 4 Oct. 1804, when he removed to Rutherford County, Tenn. in 1807 he removed to this county. Clergyman Robert DOUGAN and David O. ANDERSON vouch for the reputation of Jacob RICH.
29 May 1833 Franklin County Jacob RICH states he served on year and six months as a lieutenant and nine months as a private. He did receive a written discharge but burned with other papers considered useless some time past. 22 July 1833 Washington, D.C. War Department informs Micah TAUL of Winchester that Jacob RICH needs to submit proof of his service as a lieutenant. Joseph MCADAMS is a pensioner and resides near Edwardsville, Illinois. If RICH can submit proof or disability caused by wounds he may receive a larger pension.
8 Oct. 1833 Bond County, Ill. Joseph MCADAMS agrees with RICH'S statements regarding the battle at Hillsboro and his wounds. He mentions that Capt. CLENDENON was taken in the battle. He does not know whether RICH was a lieutenant.
24 June 1844 Franklin County Rosannah RICH states that her husband Jacob RICH died 14 Aug. 1838, and applies for a pension.
John Syler and wife Susan states they were present at the house in Gum(?) Springs(?) about 15 June 1810 and saw Rosannah COUNTS and Jacob RICH MARRIED by a justice of the peace in Lincoln County. They also state that Jacob RICH died in 1838 leaving a large family of children, the issue of said marriage.
John R. PATRICK, J.P., stated he was aquatinted with Jacob and Rosannah RICH for over 12 years before Jacob's death.
25 June 1846 and 7 Aug. 1846 Salem Tenn. Letters from A.L. HYDE to Pension Office regarding the claim of Rosannah RICH .
17 Feb. 1853 Franklin County Rosannah RICH applies for pension. Taze W. NEWMAN of Knoxville is her attorney.
30 Sept. 1853 Franklin County W.C. HENDLY (signed HANDLY) and William LITTLE vouch for Rosannah RICH, Her age is given as 71.
5 Oct 1853 Fayetteville, Tenn. George CUNNINGHAM , Lincoln County Court clerk, states he cannot find a record marriage of Rosannah and Jacob RICH, records at that time had been loosely kept.
3 April 1855 Rosannah RICH aged 73 applies for Bounty Land.
Thomas MOSELEY and Littleton TANKERSLY vouch for her.

James RUSSEY W1679, West Tenn,. #19172 $96/year issued 21 Jan. 1824. Nancy AYERS, former widow West Tenn. #2306 $96/year issued 7 Oct. 1853. Bounty Land Warrant 3135-160-55. See N.A. Acct.. No. 874 No. 050155 Not half pay.
3 Dec. 1823 Franklin County, James RUSSEY aged 68 states he enlisted 9 Feb.1776 in Virginia under Capt. Charles TOMPKINS of the 7th Regiment and served at Valley Forge in Pennsylvania. He was in the battles or Brandywine and Germantown. A schedule of his personal property is as follows 2 town lots valued at $50, 1 horse, 2 colts. Total value $100. As set off against that he is indebted $100. He is a planter but wholly disabled from work on account on his infirmity. He and his wife a few years younger than himself live with an unmarried son aged 30, and he has a daughter who is a widow with four small children, one at breast, living with said son. Said son and daughter are also poor.
27 May 1826 Franklin County Application for new certificate. RUSSEY give his certificate to Benjamin DECHERD to take to pension agent CRUTCHER, and RUSSEY mistakenly thought CRUTCHER was to keep it. Benjamin DECHERD states he believes he gave the certificate to the agent but the agent stated he does not have it. DECHERD may have lost it en route. Alexander ACKLIN, J.P. vouches for DECHERD.
24 March 1853 Franklin County Nancy AYERS aged 69 states she was married to James RUSSEY Sr. at Wincherster, Tenn., on 18 Jan. 1830 and that he died 21 March 1833. She then married Gentry AYERS who also died sometime past.
28 March 1853 Franklin County Clerk presents copy of Marriage bonds of James RUSSEY, Sr. and bondsman Wallis ESTILL, M.D., for RUSSEY to marry Nancy SCOTT 18 Jan. 1830.
1 Sept. 1853 Franklin County Jacob AWALT and Benjamin MAJORS vouch for Nancy AYERS whose age is given as 68 years.
23 March 1853 Nancy AYERS aged 70 applies for Bounty Land Adam SCOTT and Andrew GIPSON vouch for Nancy AYERS.
1937 Inquiry of Mrs. Jesse F. POLLARD of Evanston, Ill.

Solomon SANDERS W1087. West Tenn #7601 $80/year issued 3 May 1826. Mary SANDERS , widow Tenn. #6213, #9468, #11617 issued 13 Feb. 1833. Bounty Land Warrant 6451-60-55.
29 August 1826 Franklin County Solomon Sanders aged 87 states he enlisted for three years in November of 1776 under Capt. MCDANIEL and Col. Frederick HARGETT in the North Carolinas Continental Line. He fought in the battle of Black River Ridge and Blemford's Bridge. He encloses his discharge, dated 10 Nov. 1779. A schedule of his property is as follows: 69 acres valued at $343, 2 horses, 2 cows, and calves, 5 or 6 hogs, 3 beds, furniture knives, forks and plates. Total value $485. He is indebted for the costs of a suit lately settled the Circuit Court of Franklin County, Solomon SANDERS vs. Heirs of Poindexter PAYNE, In the sum of $75 and $40. His occupation has always been that of a farmer but is now unable to work. His family consist of his wife, Mary aged 54 daughters Nancy, 18, Sally, 16, and sons Jacob 12, and Jordan, 11, all of whom are dependent on him for support.
27 Nov. 1832, Solomon SANDERS aged 92 states he was born in Craven County, N.C., in 1740 but the records of his birth were lost many years ago. He has lived in Virginia and Kentucky, But has lived in this county for at least 20 years. He enlisted in Craven County in Nov. 1776 under Capt. Henry NUTT and Col. HARGETT. He served at a camp in Wilmington, N.C. when he filed for a pension in 1826 he believed he had been in the Continental Line. His second enlistment was in 1781 under Capt. Reedsdale MCDANIEL and his unit was disbanded after the capture of CORNWALLIS. Rev George ROBERTS and John JONES vouch for SANDERS.
16 Dec. 1852 Grundy County, Tenn. Mary SANDERS aged 83 states her husband, pensioner Solomon SANDERS died 29 Nov. 1837. They were married May 1791 in Powell's Valley in what is now Campbell County, Tenn., at the home of James ALLY by William GIPSON. She removed from Powell's Valley to Kentucky and from there to Grundy County, where she has lived for 45 years, and where her husband died. She states she has employed two agents to file her application but was never granted a pension, so now applies again. She appoints Taze NEWMAN her attorney in the matter.
Solomon MEEKS aged 57 states he knew Solomon and Mary SANDERS form his recollection. From the time of Solomon's death in 1837 his widow has continued to reside on their farm. She has raised a family of Children, the oldest if now living would be about 60 years of age, as he was about three years older than affiant.
Silas TUCKER aged 75 stated he first knew Solomon and Mary SANDERS 47 years ago, as man and wife. Mary continues to reside at he place where Solomon died.
Thomas SANDERS aged 62 states he knew Solomon and Mary SANDERS from his earliest recollection. This was in the state of Kentucky. Thomas moved with his brother from the state of North Carolina to Kentucky when Thomas was so young that he could not walk and keep up with the wagons. Solomon and Mary SANDERS were at that time already married and living in Kentucky. Mary continues to resided on the place settled by Solomon.
Luthey(?) [sic Southey] SANDERS aged 74 states he has known Solomon and Mary SANDERS since he was a boy. His mother was a widow living in Craven County, N.C., When his uncle Solomon came to where his mother lived and moved them to Kentucky where his own family lived. "And three for the first time he saw his aunt Mary SANDERS" This was in 1792. At that time he was told by his uncle that they had been married in Powell's Valley some time prior to Solomom's journey to North Carolina. He further stated he lived with Solomon and Mary SANDERS for several years in Kentucky. He declares that nearly 50 years ago they all, his mother and Solomon SANDERS and his family moved to what is now Grundy County.
30 June 1853 Winchester, Tenn. Taze NEWMAN to Pension Office. The office should not have refused Mary SANDERS' application due to like of proof of service. The law passed in 1848 insures that the husband having drawn a pension is proof enough.
14 Sept. 1853 Grundy County, Tenn. Jorden SANDERS aged 61, an old and respected citizen of the county, states he has known Mary SANDERS for 50 years. He was aquainted with her oldest child, who if now living would be the same age as affiant.
Julia SANDERS aged 62 states she has known Mary SANDERS for many years and was raised with her oldest child.
15 Sept. 1853 Campbell County, Tenn. County Court Clerk states that no marriage license were issued in that county before 1806.
(?) Sept 1853 Grundy County, Tenn. Mary SANDERS states that her husband never kept a record of the birth of her children.
Joshua PHIPPS aged 83 states that he knew Solomon SANDERS in North Carolina and went with him when he moved to Powell's Valley in 1790, and assisted him along the road. The next Spring, which was 1791, Solomon and Mary SANDERS were married. He stayed with Solomon's wife while Solomon went back to North Carolina to get his brother's wife, the mother of Solomon and Luthy(?) SANDERS. This was the time before the Indians took Curtis Station in what is now Knox County, Tenn., which he thinks was in 1793. He is now a neighbor of Mrs. SANDERS.
13 March 1855 Grundy County, Tenn. Mary SANDERS now 100, applies for Bounty Land. George SANDERS and Roland DAVIS vouch for her identity and state they have no interest in her application.

George SHERRELL S3902. West Tenn. #19035 $25/year issued 26 July 1833
30 Aug. 1832 Franklin County, George Sherrell aged about 70 states he was born in Lincoln County, N.C. Sept.. or Oct. 1762. He does not have his father's family records. He served in 1780 as a private in Capt. Robert PATTON's company of N.C. militias a substitute for Jacob PERK in a regiment commanded bu Col. Charles MCDOWD (MCDOWELL?). His detachment, commanded by Gen. HUGER, was defeated by the British at at Monks' Corner near Charleston, S.C. After that battle they retreated back to Lincoln County, N.C. and arrived at Ramseur's Mill a few hours after the battle there. They assisted in burying the dead. He was discharged June 1780. Later in 1780, after removing to Washington County, East Tennessee He enlisted in Capt. Lemuel WILLIAMS' Company of mounted volunteers, under Col. John SEVIER. He fought in the battle at King's Mountain and after the battle helped march the prisoners to Gilbertstown, N.C. In Dec. 1781 he volunteered to go out with men from what is now Greene County, Tenn., to the Cherokee Indians. He served as a private under Col. John SEVIER and Maj. Johnathan TIPTON. A battle was fought in what is now SEVIER County, Tenn., in which the Indians were defeated and 10 or 11 were killed. They crossed the Tennessee River to High Wassee, destroying and burning Indian towns and property. After serving about two months he returned home. Rev. Henry HUNT and Stuart COWAN Esq., vouch for Sherrell. Capt. Samuel HANDLEY states he was in the same regiment as Sherrell at Kings Mountain and recalls SHERRELL going out against the Cherokee in 1780.
1909 Inquiry of Mary Sherrill Haggard of Franklin County, Tennessee. 1917 Inquiry of Miss Inez Hyder of Chattanooga, Tennessee. 1929 Inquiry of W.W.. Mrs. Erode of Murfreesboro.

SMITH Jeremiah R9794 Margaret SMITH, widow, James SMITH, son (claim rejected for fraud.) Undated flyleaf from Bible. Jeremiah SMITH was born March 8, 1752 and married Margaret COLWELL March 31, 1771. Jeremiah SMITH this Bible bought in Charltown June 3, 1788(?) and paid fore dollars(?). 19 Jan. 1838 North Carolina, Secretary of States writes that his records show that Jeremiah SMITH enlisted in Capt. ALLEN'S 2nd regiment in 1777 and was discharged Jan. 30, 1780. Another Jeremiah SMITH enlistment is shown on Jan 1, 1782, under Capt. JONES in the 10th regiment: That Jeremiah SMITH died Sept. 14 1782.
25 April, 1838 Coffee County Tenn., Margaret SMITH aged 84 states she is the widow of Jeremiah SMITH who died Sept. 1823. They were married 31 Jan. 1777. He ensisted in 1777 under Capt. ALLEN 2nd regiment, and was discharged 30 Jan 1780. She was not married 17 June 1838 Lincoln County, N.C. Capt. Samuel CALDWELL aged 80, pensioner and a resident of this county, states he was well aquatinted with Jeremiah SMITH and wife Margaret, and they were married in 1771.
18 June 1838 Lincoln County N.C. Lawson HENDERSON aged 66 states he became aquatinted with Jeremiah and Margaret SMITH between 1776 and 1783 at which time they were living on the plantation belonging to affiant's father on the south side of the Catawba River in this county. At that time SMITH was a blacksmith by trade. He understood then that SMITH had served in the Revolution and had married a woman by the name of CALDWELL who was a distant relative of the affiant's father.
18 Sept. 1838 Carthage, Tenn. A. FERGUSSON of the Pension Office.
Enclosed is proof by Secretary of North Carolina that Jeremiah SMITH did serve. He was led to the proof by a clue from the soldier's son, who stated that the father had received 640 acres of land for his service.
10 March 1842 Carthage, Tenn., A. FERGUSSON to Pension Office, states that Margaret SMITH is now dead and inquires whether an heir or any other person has taken action in the case. He wishes the office to survey the militia rolls to ascertain from which County in North Carolina SMITH served. He has heard of two possible witnesses to SMITH'S service but they live at a great distance.
30 March 1842 Pension Office to A. FERGUSSON. More proof is need to prove that Margaret is the widow of the same Jeremiah SMITH who serves. No application has been made in behalf of the heirs.
4 May 1842 Carthage, Tenn., A. SCOTT and W.E. JONES to Pension Office. Inquiry on behalf of some of the relatives whether any action has been taken on the application submitted two years ago by Adam FERGUSSON of this place. Mrs. SMITH lives in this county and did when she made her application. Undated Pension Office states FERGUSSON'S application was for resident of Coffee County, which must be a different Margaret SMITH.
29 May 1851 Sumner County, Tenn., John PATTERSON, in 85th year resident of this county states he was acquainted with Jeremiah or Jerry SMITH when he lived in Lincoln County, N.C., during the war, and married Margaret Caldwell. SMITH served part of his service under Capt. Henry DIXON and Gen. GREEN.
21 July 1852 Grundy County, Tenn. James SMITH claims his father Jeremiah SMITH served with the North Carolina regular troops. He died in 1823 leaving widow Margaret, affiant's mother. affiant was the eight child is now 63 the oldest child, a female, if now living would be at least 75. Margaret SMITH died 25 Now 1845 leaving affiant, her only heir at law. Power of attorney is assigned to Taze W. NEWMAN.
Witness: Harris GILLIAM J.P. and William SMITH.
Harris GILLIAM J.P., states he was will aquatinted with Jeremiah SMITH and vouches for James SMITH.
James BELL aged 78 states he became acquainted with Jeremiah SMITH in 1811 and that it was "a neighborhood report" in the early days of this settlement that SMITH had been a Revolutionary soldier.
Sarah SMITH aged 56 states she has heard Jeremiah SMITH speak of the depredations of the Tories on the people of North Carolina and mentioned that his wife had one child while he was in the service. Affiant was acquainted with the older children of Jeremiah SMITH.
14 Sept. 1853 Grundy County, Tenn., John SMITH aged 87 states he was raised in North Carolina and stayed with Jeremiah Smith's wife and children while Jeremiah served . Affiant was too young to serve. They moved to Tennessee in company and lived in the same neighborhood. Margaret SMITH died in Grundy County. Sworn before Harris GILLIAM, Justice of the piece. Susannah SMITH aged 84 states that Jeremiah SMITH married a relative of hers and affiant was with Jeremiah's wife when she had a child shortly after her husband entered the service. When Jeremiah returned from service "said child could run everywhere, being a good, smart child. Sworn before Harris GILLIAM, Justice of the Peace.
20 Jan. 1854 Washington Pension Office to Hon. W.M. CHURCHWEL, House of Representatives. Request that CHURCHWELL come to the office to review several applications from his district and give his opinion as to the "credibility and standing" of the claimants.
23 Jan. 1854 Washington, Pension Office to Taze NEWMAN at Winchester. Office suspects that NEWMAN has "... been imposed in by parties who superintended the execution of the depositions purporting to have been made by 'John SMITH' and 'Susannah SMITH', the signatures to which bear palpable evidence of having been written in an assumed hand." The claim for a pension is therefore suspended.

John SMITH S4858 West Tenn. #7600 $30/ year issued (?) 1833
3 Nov. 1832 Franklin County John SMITH aged 72 (67 crossed out) states he was born in 1760 in Orange County Va., but has no record of his birth. He was a resident of Wilkes County, N.C., when enlisted (date not given) under Capt. William LENOIR and Col. Benjamin CLEVELAND and marched against the Cherokee Nation. There was a battle, but affiant's company was behind guarding the baggage. He volunteered again under Capt. William LENOIR in no particular regiment. He marched to Bacon's Bridge and was on guard three mile away when that battle took place. He volunteered again in Wilkes County under Col. Charles GORDEN and marched to South Carolina where he was put under a French Officer. Col. MALBURY (or French descent). He was in the battle of Eutaw Springs under MALBURY. After the war he lived in Georgia for 13 years and then removed to this county. Rev. William G. GUINN and William MAYHALL vouch for SMITH's character and reputation. Note: No further record in file. It is possible other papers may have been misfiled under another John SMITH.

Isaac STREET West, Tenn. W11537 West Tenn. #22037 $30/year, issued 27 Sept. 1833. Rhoda STREET, widow, Tenn. #393 issued 23 June 1847.
5 Sept. 1832 Franklin County, Isaac STREET aged about 69 states that he was born 12 March 1764, But the record of his age is in the possession of his brother in Virginia. He was raised in Powhattan, County, Va., and lived there when drafted each time. He was first drafted by Capt. Thomas HARRIS at the town of Scottsville in March 1780, and served under Col. John HARRIS for three months. He was, in Oct. 1780, drafted again at the same place by Capt. Isaac PORTER and served three month under Col. John HARRIS. In Feb. 1781 he was drafted by Capt. George WILLIAMS at Scottsville and served under Col. HOLCOM(?) and Maj. TUCKER for three months. During this tour of duty he marched to North Carolina and was in the battle at Guilford. After the war he moved to Cumberland County and then to Campbell County in Virginia. He then lived in Sumner and Lincoln counties in Tennessee before settling in 1823 in the neighborhood where he now lives. He has known Col. James LEWIS for 13 or 14 years and lives not far from him. He has known Samuel NORWOOD for six years. James LEWIS and Samuel NORWOOD vouch for STREET'S character and reputation.
1 May 1837 Nashville, Tenn. Pension Agent informs Pension Office that Mr. STREET lives more than 100 miles from Nashville and his Attorney is Mr. Rush N. WALLACE of Hillsboro, Coffee County.
16 Nov 1846 Cumberland County, Va., Clerk certifies that Isaac STREET was married to Rhoda CUNNINGTHAM June 1, 1788, by Jesse TAYLER.
19 Feb. 1847 Rutherford County, Tenn. Rhody STREET aged 77, is unable to appear in open court due to age and infirmity but stated that she is the widow of Isaac STREEET who died 5 May 1845. She never drew his final pension payment because the amount was so small. He died in Rutherford Co. Henry GOODLOW J.P., vouched for her identity and character.
1929 Inquire of Edwin L. DAVIS, House of Representatives.

Lewis TAYLOR, Sl728, NC & SC Lines. Contributed by Charles R. Speck at
In the Revolutionary War LEWIS was a Private in the North Carolina line. His pension started at age 75. On Sep. 27, 1833, he drew $80.00 annual allowance for a total of $240.00. Soldier lived in Surry Co. NC at lst enlistment and later moved to SC and also enlisted there. After the war, he moved to Rutherford Co. NC then moved to Franklin Co., TN where he applied in Sep l832. Soldier was born in l759 in Albermarle Co., VA.
Rev. War Pension and Application for transfer: State of Illinois, White County...On this fifth day of Oct. 1840, before the subscriber, a Justice of the Peace in and for the County aforesaid, personally appeared Lewis TAYLOR and made oath that he is the same Lewis TAYLOR who served in the Revolutionary War in the Company commanded by Capt. COBB and Captain John THOMAS in the regiment commanded by Col. THOMAS and Genl PICKENS... That his name was found on the pension list of the State of Tennessee, from whence he had lately removed. That he now resides in the State of Illinois, where he intends to remain and wishes his pension to be there made payable in future. The following are his reasons for removing from Tennessee to Illinois. Towit, his children all came to Illinois and he could not stay behind. Lewis (his X mark) TAYLOR. Sworn to and subscribed this 5th day of October 1840 Before me Solomon VORIS, J.P. In presence of Daniel FLAG.
John LOWREY a credible witness be duly sworn according law doth on his oath declare that he has been long and well acquainted with the above Lewis TAYLOR and knows him to be the same person described in the above affidavit. (signed) John LOWREY. Sworn and subscribed this 5th day of October 1840 before me Solomon VORIES, J.P.
Page 1. Service N.C. - S. C., No. S.1728. Lewis TAYLOR born in VA.
Page 2. To Pen. Agent 16 Oct. 1840. Illinois 4th March 1840. Notification to D. Esq. Carmi, Illinois Carded.... West Tennessee 2203. Franklin in the State of Tennessee Lewis TAYLOR who was a private in the cause commanded by Captain DOTSON of the regt. commanded by Col. WILLIAMS...N. Carolina Line for 2 years...N.C. and S.C. Line Records corrected Nov. 6_3....Inscribed on the Roll of West Tennessee at the rate of 80 dollars, no cents per annum, to commence on the 4th day of March 1834. Certificate of Pension issued the 27 day of Sept 1833....
Pension Agt. 15 March 1842...Tennessee from 4th Sep to May 1842. Notification to Mr. SMITH. Nashville, Tenn. ....Campbell Winchester, Arrears to the 4th of Sept. $200.00. Semi-anl. allowance ending 4 Mar $40.00. Total $240.00. Revolutionary Claim...Act June 7, 1832...Recorded by Danl BOYD, Clerk, Book E. Vol. 7, Page 95.
Page 3. State of Tennessee, County Court, Franklin County, August Sessions 1833. The ammended declaration of Lewis TAYLOR an applicant for a pension under the act passed 7th June 1833. This applicant states that he served for the term of three months in the performance of the tour of duty first mentioned in his annexed original declaration. Appt. was in the company commanded by Capt. Joseph DOTSON and in the regiment commanded by Col. WILLIAMS. WILLIAMS' regiment went from Surry Co., N.C. CHRISTIE or CHRISTIAN was the commander of the expedition. This was in the year 1775 at the time stated in his original declaration. He cannot recollect the day of the month he entered the service, nor the day he was discharged, but is certain he served three months as a private in the aforesaid tour. Some time after this appt. moved with his father to the District of Ninety six in South Carolina. After they moved there and in Nov 1777 appt. again voluntered under Capt. John THOMAS, in the regiment commanded by Col. John THOMAS. During the time appt. was under Col. THOMAS they were employed in guarding the frontier of South Carolina form the Indians, but was in no battle. Appt. was in active service under Thomas upwards of one year. He is positive as to that length of time and in the service. In the month of February 1779 appt. with said company and regiment were marched to the Savannah River opposite Augusta and joined the army there under Genl. WILLIAMSON where (page 4) they remained until the last of May, and from thence the regiment was dismissed and returned home. Appt. was four months in the performance of this tour of duty but was in no battle. After appt. came home he again volunteered under his brother Capt. George TAYLOR and joined the army commanded by Col. CLARK and SHELBY and was in the battle at Musgroves Mill and Inaree (sic Enoree) in the District of Ninety Six. Immediately after this when Cornwallis was invading South Carolina, appt with his brother Capt. Geo. TAYLOR and some others crossed over Broad River into North Carolina and in Rutherford County the company or party, the said Geo. TAYLOR being the Captain, joined the troops commanded by Col. Charles MCDOWELL who retreated across the mountains to Watauga. They were there joined by Cols. CAMPBELL, SHELBY and LEWIS and went back to fight FERGUSON. Appt. was a footman and was not in the battle of Kings Mountain, but was left behind with other troops and the mounted men went on and defeated FERGUSON. Appt. did not join the army after the battle of Kings Mountain, but went back to South Carolina as they had no further use for the troops. Appt. was upwards of two months in this town. He cannot specify dates, but is positive it was more than two months. In the month of August 1781 appt. again (page5) volunteered under his brother Capt. Geo. TAYLOR in a regiment commanded by Col. Thos. BRANDON and Major Joseph JOLLY. They were marched to the neighborhood of Charleston and appt. remained in service three months. The troops were stationed at Bacon's Bridge on Ashley River. Appt. served as a private, in all his various terms of service and was engaged in no civil pursuit during the periods respectively above mentioned when he was in service. Lewis (his X mark) TAYLOR. Sworn to in open court this 26th August 1833. E. RUSSELL, Clk. And the said court do hereby declare their opinion after the investigation of the matter, and after putting the interogations prescribed by the War Department that the forgoing awarded declaration of Lewis TAYLOR is true, and that the ammended original declaration with the explanations here given is correct and the above named applicant was a revolutionary soldier and served as he states. (page 6) State of Tennessee, Franklin County. On this (blank) day of Sept 1832 Personally appeared in open court before James SHARP, John DAUGHERTY and Jacob VANZANT, Justices of the court of pleas and greater sessions now setting, Lewis TAYLOR aged about seventy three years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress, passed June the 7th 1832. That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers, and served as herein stated ... commanded by General CHRISTY in the Indian War against the Cherokie indians. Col. WILLIAMS from Surry County, North Carolina and Captain Joseph DOTSON. I was a volunteer and entered the service, some time, I think in the month of August in the year of 1775, and left the service I think some time in the latter part of November thereafter I was in a battle fought at MustGroves, Inerree, commanded by Cols. BLACK and DALBY. This battle was fought against the British or Tories. I lived in South Carolina when I entered the service and marched through South Carolina and part of Georgia to Augusta. I have no documentary evidence and know of no person whose testimony he can percure who can testify to my service mustered the service a second time. I think some time about the end of 1777 during the war under the command of Col. John THOMAS....and Capt. John THOMAS Jun, as a Volunteer and continued in service until the end of the war, subject at all times to the orders of my officers. I hereby relinquish every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension role of the agency of any state sworn to and subscribed the day and year of aforesaid. E. RUSSELL, Clerk......W. A. WAGNER, D. Clk. Lewis (his X mark) TAYLOR.
Page 7. The court propounded the following interrogatories to wit:
1- Where and in what year were you born? Answer: I was born in the state of Virginia, Albemarle County in the year of 1759 I think.
2- Have you any record of your age, if so, where is it? Answer: I have none.
3- Where were you living when called into service, where have you lived since the Revolutionary War and where do you now live? Answer: I was living at heretofore stated Surrey County, North Carolina. I have lived since the war in the same state in Rutherford County from there I removed to Franklin County, Tennessee, where I now live.
4- How were you called into service, were you drafted, did you volunter or were you a substitute, if a substitute, for whom? Answer: As before stated, I was a volunteer.
5- State the names of some of the regular officers who were with the troops where you served, such continental and malitia regiments as you can recollect and the general circumstances of your service. Answer: I enrolled, General ISUM in _____ to the before mentioned and Maj. JOLLEY, I belong to the regiment commanded by Col. Thomas BRANDON. I cannot at the time recollect any important circumstance during my service.
6- Did you ever receive a discharge, if so by whom was it given and what has become of it? Answer: I never received any written discharge. I was dismissed and called on as occasion required. I was in actual service in all about four years.
Page 8. 7- State the names of persons to whom you are known in your present neighborhood and who can testify as to your charactor for varasity and their belief as to your services as a soldier in the revolution. Answer: John HICKERSON and John CAMDEN, Esqs. and many others and Parson Henry HUNT lived in my neighborhood and can give the information required.
I, Henry HUNT a Clergyman and Peter WILLIS, John HICKERSON and Soloman HOGH, hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Lewis TAYLOR, who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration that we believe him to be seventy three years of age. That he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood, where he resides to have been a soldiar of the Revolution, and that we concur in that opinion. Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid. E. RUSSELL, Clk.....B. W.B. WAGNER, D.Clk. Henry HUNT, Peter (his X mark) WILLIS, John HICKERSON. And the said court do hereby declare their opinion, after the investigation of the matter, and after putting the interogation prescribed by the war department, that the above named applicant was a revolutionary soldiar and served as he states....
Franklin Co., TN Entry Book 2, p110: State of Tennessee, Franklin County.(# 1109) Lewis TAYLOR enters one hundred acres of land situated and lying on the Roan Buck Fork of Duck River beginning on the southeast corner of a ninety acre tract where I now live, beginning on a post oak branded L.G. (sic L.T.) running south thence west, thence north and east to the beginning, so as to include the 100 acres. This the 19th day of January 1836.
Ibid. p219. (# 1104) Lewis TAYLOR enters one hundred acres of land on the waters of the Bark Camp Fork of Duck River, beginning at a red oak marked L.T. on the south side of said creek, fifty poles from the creek running west and south for complement so as to lie in a square. February the 26th 1827.

Info from Rutherford County, N.C. marriage records. Isaac CLOUD was bondsman for Lewis' marriage to Wincey COLLINS.

Will of Lewis TAYLOR written May 18, l844. Book O, p44; Book l, pl59; WPA. Special instruction: Give me a Christian burial Daughter Edy, wife of William COLLINS, Jr., a gray horse Daughter Nancy, wife of Jordan KING, a bay horse Son James TAYLOR, bay mare and colt, to keep for his children, Lewis and Rhoda TAYLOR, Daughter Ferriby TAYLOR, walnut chest Daughter Eliza Luiza, wife of Jones BURTON, my pattent clock, Son George TAYLOR, bed and furniture which will stay at William COLLINS'S until applied for Son John L. TAYLOR, wagon worth $l00 and note on W. A. and W. HICKERSON for $l30. Other goods to go to my executor for trouble he will incur administering my estate Executor: William COLLINS, Jnr. Date Proven: l July l844. Lewis (his X mark) TAYLOR. Witnesses: Michael STEVENS, Branson JAMES.

Burwell THOMPSON S3801 West Tenn. #19038 $80/ year issued 26 July 1833
27 Nov. 1832 Franklin County, Burwell THOMPSON aged 73 stated he was born 4 April 1759 in Granville County, N.C., according to the record of his father which now is in his own possession. His brother William THOMPSON was drafted in Granville County in 1776 and affiant substituted, serving as a private in Capt. PARSON's company under Col. William MOORE and Gen. Thomas PARSONS. They marched against the Indians at the head of Catawba River. In 1777 THOMPSON 's father removed to South Carolina, Spartanburg District. In the spring of 1778 THOMPSON was sent by his father to Charleston with a wagon and team and a load of produce for market. While in Charleston the wagon was impressed for service and THOMPSON volunteered to drive it, served nine months. Immediately after returning home he volunteered under Capt. NEALE for four months, under Capt. WILLIAMS of 96. They marched to Indian country and engaged in a battle in which several were killed and 30 or 40 taken prisoner. His company took 8 or 10 scalps. They destroyed several Indian Towns and their growing crops. In 1780 he volunteered under Capt. ROEBUCK and Col. WILLIAMS and fought in the battle at King's Mountain, Cowpens and Guilford. Col. WILLIAMS was killed at King's Mountain. He volunteered again under Capt. WHITE and Gen. PICKENS and faught at Eutaw Springs. After removing from Granville to Spartanburg in the winter of 1777-1778, He removed in 1795 to Madison County, Ky., and lived there until 1808 when he settled in this place. Stephen THOMPSON aged 66 states he was on the battle ground at Kings Mountain the day after the battle and saw his brother, Burwell THOMPSON, there. Clergyman William GIPSON and Daniel O'REAR vouch for THOMPSON.
1926 Inquiry of J.C. Henley of Tennessee

Stephen THOMPSON, S1595 Stephen THOMPSON was born Oct. 1764 Granville South Carolina [sic N.C.?] was one of ten children. Father was George THOMPSON who lost his life in the service of his country. Soldier lived in Spartinburg, South Carolina at time of enlistment. After the Revolutionary War he moved to Madison County, Kentucky 15 years, then moved to Franklin County, TN for 10 years where he applied for a pension 12 April 1833. In 1836 his address was in care of Stephen Hicks at Delphi, TN.
1836" Stephen Thompson states, older brother's Burwell TOMPSON had lived in Franklin County TN is deceased, brother Samuel THOMPSON living in TX, a sister (no name given) lived in TN., also George THOMPSON aged 42 was post-master at Pleasant Plains, TN (no relation ship to soldier was given). Stephen THOMPSON states there were 5 children between him and his sister.
Not in the book, contributed by Nancy Taylor.

William THOMPSON S6217 West Tenn. #19113 $285/year issued 2 Aug. 1833.
27 Nov. 1832 Franklin County, Capt. William THOMPSON aged 79 states he was born in Dobbs County, N.C., in 1753 or 1754 but has no record of his age. He volunteered in the early part of the war in the Dobbs County militia under Col. Richard CASWELL. He was a Dobbs County resident. A British Man of War ship was blockading the inlet of Cape Fear, about 40 miles below Wilmington, and the company marched to that area and remained until it was ascertained that the British wanted to blockade only, not land. He volunteered again under Capt. William FELLOW and marched to Bald Head below Wilmington. After some time he volunteered again under Capt. George MILLER, Lt., AXIUM(?) and Col. CASWELL. Marched to Moores Creek Bridge and had a battle with the Scotch Tories. The Tories were defeated, their commanders MCCLOUD OR MCCLERD and MCDONALD were both killed, among others. Only one American, John GRADY, was killed two were wounded. The prisoners were released upon taking the oath of allegiance to the United States. Early in 1779 he enlisted under Capt. Moring and Col. Jonas JOHNSON. Marched with Col. MCDOWELL'S regiment to Augusta, Ga., and attacked the enemy at Stono on 22 June 1779. The enemy was reinforced from the islands near Charleston and the Americans under Gen. Lincoln were repulsed. Affiant was then acting as Quartermaster Willoughby WILLIAMS, the Quartermaster of Col. JOHNSON'S regiment. He encloses his discharge dated 10 July 1779, written by Willoughby WILLIAMS, whose widow married the late Gov. MCMINN of Tennessee. The handwriting is probably known by the Hon. H.L. WHITE of the U.S. Senate. In 1790 he was appointed captain of the militia under Col. William MCKINNEY. His commission is attached. He remained in the service until the close of the war in pursuit of the Tories about the country. The times were so gloomy that many of the principal men and officers, namely Gov. CASWELL, Col. GLASGOW, Col. COBB and others fled for refuge west of the mountains, leaving us to defend for ourselves and the country as best we could. In April 1781 affiant and a small scouting party were attacked in Duplin County, N.C. by a detachment from Lord CORNWALLIS'' army. He was taken prisoner and paroled, after having been robbed of his mare, saddle and bridle by a sergeant of the British Dragoons. The mare was valuable; he heard the sergeant say after taking her that he would not sell for 50 guineas. He resided in Dobbs and Wayne Counties, N.C., until 1796 when he removed to Washington County, Ga. In 1808 he removed from, there to Wilson County, Tenn. In 1818 he came to this county. Rev. Robert DOUGAN and Ellis OLDHAM vouch for THOMPSON.
14 June 1852 Thomas FINCH, administrator of the estate of the late William THOMPSON, appoints Tax W. NEWMAN his attorney. THOMPSON died 1 March 1836.

Joshua TOWNSEND S1730 West Tenn. #22034 $20/year issued 27 Sept. 1833 .
7 Nov. 1832 Franklin County, Joshua TOWNSON, aged 70 next March 5, states he was born in Lunenburg County, Va., in 1762. From there he moved to Henry County, now called Franklin County, Va. In 1778 he moved to Montgomery County, Va., where he enlisted for two months under Capt. John DAVIS and Lt. John SWANSON of Franklin County. He was stationed at Parris Fort on New River. In 1779 he enlisted for two months under Capt. LYONS and. Lt. Peter HASTINGS of Franklin County. Part of his time was spent scouting, keeping off the enemies so the planters could make a crop. He was also stationed at William MENCIES Fort(?) on Walker's Creek. Shortly before the battle of Guilford Court House he enlisted for two months under Col. William PRESTON, Capt. Henry PATTON and Lt. William KAVENAUGH. He marched across the Blue Ridge to the Moravian towns in North Carolinas where the British were. From there he marched to Guilford where it was learned that 500 British were foraging and plundering, and he pursued them nearly 15 miles to the Haw River, There the troops were ordered to return. It was learned that the British were in pursuit of General GREENE'S forage wagons which were near by, and his troops marched to form a line between the British and the wagons. TOWNSON was there involved in Consideable engagement and the troops were forced to return to the main army. After remaining a few days his company, being destitute of clothing, was permitted to return home. In the year __ (blank) he removed to Kentucky, where he volunteered against the Indians under Col. LOGAN. They burned new and old Chilecotha towns. In 1811 he removed to this county, where he has remained. Clergyman William WOODS and Jesse EMBREY vouch for TOWNSON, having known him for 47 and 50 years, respectively. Wallace ESTILL concurs, having known TOWNSON 35 years.
11 Nov. 1832 Franklin County, Abigail Woods states she became acquainted with Townson in Greenbrier County, Va., in 1779 0r 1780. She has heard William KAVANAUGH, who is now dead, state he served with TOWNSON.
Clergyman William WOODS states further that Abigail WOODS is the sister-in- law of William KAVANAUGH.
30 Aug. 1833 Franklin County, Joshua TOWNSEND amends his application to state that he served two additional tours of two months.
6 Sept. 1833 Winchester, Tenn., Micah TAUL returns to Pension Office the amended application. TOWNSEND, he states, was erroneously spelled Towson and Townson in some references.
22 June 1841 Washington, Clement CLAY, Alabama congressman, requests that Pension Office transfer Joshua TOWNSEND'S payment from Nashville to Huntsville, Ala., "as Mr. TOWNSEND now resides in the northern part of the state."
1934 Inquiry of Mr. Mary Baker Simpler of Cookeville, Tenn.
1934 Inquiry of Mrs J. G. CALLAWAY Clinton, Missouri.

George USELTON (USSELTON) W1100 West Tenn. #7606 $33.33/year. Margaret USELTON, widow Tenn. #3245 $33.33 Issued 22 Jan. 1849. Bounty Land Warrant 26220-160-55.
21 Aug. 1832 Rutherford County, Tenn. George USSELTON aged 71 states he was born 10 Aug. 1762 in Kent County, Maryland. He sold his Bible more than 40 years ago and has no record of his age. He entered the service in Aug. or Sept. 1777, he believes. A part of the British fleet sailed up the Chesapeake Bay and landed some troops at he head of the Elk. On the next Saturday night a man came to affiant's mother's home and asked if there were any Tories about. Affiant told him he knew of none. The man said his name was PUTMAN and he was a cousin of General PUTMAN and that he had been a prisoner with the British a long time. USSELTON went with PUTMAN to join Capt. Jeremiah FORD'S militia at a school house in Kent County, Maryland. Affiant was not more than 15 or 16 years of age and was too young to be drafted, but he volunteered his services and was admitted into the company. John REASON was 1st Lt. and SEWEL (JEWEL, LEWEL?) was 2nd Lt. Col. CHAMBERS commanded the regiment. They marched to the head of the Elk where the British had just left, and on to a town then called Pots Grove. There the captain, Lt. JEWEL(?) and the declarant were taken sick with fever and ague, and had to lay by at one of the Christian Rife's near the town. While they were ill the battle of Germantown was fought. He later rejoined the army near Philadelphia and served a total of fouror five months. The following spring or summer he served in the Kent County militia as a substitute for John MCGUIRE under Capt. John or James WILMOR and 1st Lt. WILMON. They marched to Delaware to guard the bay shores. He served four or five months. After the Revolution, affiant removed to Woodford County, Ky., for several years, and then lived in Warren County, Ky. for nine or ten years. He then removed to Rutherford County Tenn., where he has resided for 23 years. He has been an acting Justice of the Peace for 20 over years.
German BAKER, clergyman, swears he has known USSELTON for five or six years.
Hugh ROBINSON swears he has known the applicant for 20 years and lived within a few miles of him. Timothy PARKER swears he has known applicant for nearly 22 years.
5 July 1842 Franklin County, Margaret USELTON aged about 71 states she is the widow of pensioner George USELTON OR USSELTON. She was married to him in 1787 but can not recall the day or month. Her husband died in Winchester, Franklin County, where she now resides, on 24 April 1839.
9 July 1842 Rutherford County, Tenn., Nancy JAMISON aged 62 states she has long been acquainted with Margaret USELTON and recalls her marriage in Woodford County. Ky., Nancy's father was the only one of the family to attend the marriage, which was conducted by a Presbyterian parson at a Presbyterian church. Nancy was at the time eight years of age.
3 Aug 1842 Franklin County, Luke P. ADAMS and Robert WILLIAMSON confirm the death date of George USELTON in Winchester.
15 Nov. 1843, Fayette County, Ky. , Clerk states that the office was destroyed in 1803 by fire and all the marriage records were consumed.
12 March 1845 Rutherford County, Tenn. Nancy JAMISON aged 64 years and (?) months, states she first knew George and Margaret USELTON in Woodford County, Ky. She did not see them married "but I saw them and my father started off and I was told by some of the family that they had gone to get married..."
7 April 1845 Franklin County, Margaret USELTON again applies for pension and appoints Sen. Hopkins L TURNEY her attorney Witness: Will Edw VENABLE, Robert WILLIAMSON. 17 Dec. 1845 Woodford County, Ky. Jesse GRADDY who will be 81 next 18 Feb., States he knew George and Margaret USELTON as neighbors, becoming aquatinted with George in 1787 when he came to Woodford County, and with Margaret about 1789 when they were married. He knew them until they moved to Green River Country in southern Kentucky. He lived within 200 yards if them for one year and with in one half mile of them for four years. He has not seen any of their family since they left here. When they left they had a daughter Polly and sons Samuel and John. Viley, wife of Jesse GRADDY, who will be 75 next 24 Feb., concurs except that she did not know either of the USELTONS until after they were married.
30 Dec. 1845 Franklin County Thomas GARNER states he was born 15 May 1772 in Guilford County N.C. as informed by his parents. He removed from north Carolina to Warren County, Ky., (Then called Green River Country) about 1802 and there became aquatinted with George and Margaret USELTON, who lived about six miles away. In about 1811 or 1812 affiant emigrated to Franklin County, Tenn. Shortly after moving he saw George and Margaret USELTON at Hoovers Gap. in Rutherford County, Tenn. where they were living. he saw them next at his home in Franklin County, to which they had removed.
27 March 1855 Sumner County, Tenn., Margaret USELTON aged 85, now a resident of Sumner County, applies for Bounty Land.
Note; Margaret USELTON was also assigned Tenn. certificate number 7722 (2 Apr. 1846) and 9994 (2 May 1846) for some reason. Separately filed under the spelling USSELTON is a card giving her Bounty Land number as 26220-160-55. There was no other person filed under USSELTON.

George WAGGONER S4384 West Tenn. #19039, $26.66/year issued 26 July 1833.
5 Sept 1832 Franklin County, George WAGGONER aged 72 states he was born in 1760 Bucks County, Pennsylvania, according to the record of his parents. He possesses no personal records of his birth. He was at the battle of Briar Creek but was employed as a wagoner. He volunteered in Orange County, N.C., and served five months under Capt. John YOUNG and Col. SANDERS. He received a written discharge but lost it when removing to Kentucky at an earl period. His brother- in- law was Lt. Maj. in a 9 months regiment Some time in the winter of 1780/1781 he volunteered again in the same county, in a company of mounted infantry under Capt. GRISHAM, Maj. William MCCULLER and Capt. TAYLOR. Shortly afterwards he volunteered in a company of rangers commanded by Abraham ALLEN. and Lt. Joseph YOUNG. The day before Hillsborough was taken the company had a severe battle with the enemy on nearby KIRK'S plantation. LT. YOUNG was mortally wounded and soon died. This applicant was shot through the right arm a short distance above the wrist, which has troubled him much ever since. He was unable to serve for one month and then served scouring the country for Tories, " with whom that devoted section of the country was much infested." He can prove his service by Thomas KING and his brother Solomon WAGGONER. He continued to reside in Orange County until a few years after the war when he removed to Greene County, East Tennessee, where he lived for 12 or 15 years. From there he moved to Barren County, Ky., where he lived for seven or eight years. He then removed to this county 24 or 25 years ago.
Thomas KING aged 64 or 65 states he was born and raised in Orange County, N.C. and was raised form his earliest recollection with the applicant and his family, their fathers lived with in two miles of one another. He has a clear recollection of the battle of KIRKS plantation, and was well aquatinted with the officers and many of the men on both sides. The company muster ground was on his father's land. Deponent removed to this county 22 years ago.
Clergyman Robert DOUGAN and Capt. James LEWIS vouch for WAGGONER'S age and reputation.
Larkin REAGAN states he served with WAGGONER in Capt. YOUNG'S company during the war.
26 May 1833 Franklin County, George WAGGONER, aged 72, clarifies the length of his various terms. after refreshing his memory in conversation with Thomas KING. he recalls that he served in Abraham ALLEN'S company of rangers for six months. At the time of the Commencement of his third term there were three Tories hanged at Hillboro: RICKETTS, POE AND DARK.

Thomas WAKEFIELD W.1107 West Tenn. #22528 $26.66/year Issued 28 June 1834. Jemima WAKEFIELD, widow Tenn. #2670 $26.66/year issued 27 Oct. 1853.
19 Sept. 1825 Franklin County. A copy of the marriage license bearing this date certifies that Thomas WAKEFIELD married Jemima GRIFFIN.
26 Nov. 1832 Franklin County Thomas WAKEFIELD aged 70 states he was a resident of Burke County, N.C. in December 1779 when he enlisted under Capt. FORD and marched to Charleston, S.C. After serving three months he was discharged and returned home. During the year 1780 he served under Col. Joseph MCDOWELL for two tours of two months each in the Cherokee Nation. After the Battle of Cowpens, when CORNWALLIS was passing through North Carolina, Affiant volunteered again under MCDOWELL.
Clergyman Elijah BRAZIER, William N. TAYLOR and Joseph HILTON vouched for WAKEFIELD.
26 Nov. 1833 Franklin County, Thomas WAKEFIELD states he was born 5 Oct. 1762 in Albemarle County, Va., according to his family Bible record which was taken from his father's Bible. He resided in Burke County, N.C., while he served, and continued to reside there until about 16 years ago when he removed to this place.
2 Nov. 1837 Franklin County Thomas WAKEFIELD appoints George SIMMONS of Salem, Franklin County, his Attorney.
5 Dec. 1837 Thomas WAKEFIELD states he in sometime in the habit of signing his own name, but at other times his hands troubles him too much. Therefore, he signed his application with an X but signed his name at the pension office when he drew his pay.
George MOSELY states he knows this to be true, having known WAKEFIELD for the past 25 years.
17 Feb. 1853 Franklin County, Jemima WAKEFIELD, widow of the pensioner Thomas WAKEFIELD, states she married in Franklin County in 1825 and her husband died 17 Sept. 1849.
8 Oct. 1853 Franklin County, Jemima WAKEFIELD states she is 87 years of age.
1937 Inquiry of Mrs. Guy PAXTON of Abilene, Texas. She states that WAKEFIELD'S daughter, Jane, married Newton GOODWIN in Charleston, S.C. and that WAKEFIELDS third wife was a Miss PENLAND.

Jarvis WILLIS S39128 West Tenn. #19270, $96/year issued 9 June 1824.
24 Nov. 1828 Franklin County, Jarvis WILLIS aged somewhat over 60 years states that he enlisted in February 1777 in Maryland under Capt. John DEAN and Col. RICHARDSON in the 2nd Continental Line. He was in the battle of Cuckold's Town, Brandywine, Monmouth, Whitewash and Schuylkill, and was discharged February 1780 in Morristown New Jersey. A schedule of personal property is as follows: 1 mare and colt, 1 cow, calf and heifer, 1 bed, 4 plates, 5 pigs, 1 plow, and axe, pair of drawing chanes, Total value $56.
9 May 1837 Al. Jarvis WILLIS has lived in Franklin County, Tenn., for over 20 years, with exception of one year in Lawrence County, Ala. His post office address is now Moulton. Ala.
9 Aug. 1837 Lawrence County, Ala. Jarvis WILLIS states he has lately removed from Tennessee to Alabama. because all of his children have moved to Alabama. His post office is shown as Mount Hope, Alabama. Charles WILLIS swears this Jarvis WILLIS is the same who was pensioned. 1938 Inquiry of Winnie ANDERSON of Los Angeles, California.

Belfield WOOD W4492 West Tenn. #22319, $70/year issued 25 Oct 1853. Nancy MILSAP, former widow Bounty Land Warrant 94052.
Note: This soldier is listed as a Franklin county resident on an 1835 list. This may be an error, as there are no papers in the file form Franklin County,. Brief notes have been made for inclusion here.
Belfield WOOD was born about 1753 in Orange County Va., and was raised there and in Chesterfield County, Va. He served as a resident of Burke County, N.C. For 22 years after the war he lived in Pendleton District SC He also lived Wayne and Madison County, Ky., before removing to Tennessee. He resided in Fentress County Tenn., while drawing his pension. In 1810 he married Nancy KIDWELL in Pendleton District. They had a large family of children including Belfield WOOD Jr., with whom the widow lived in 1858 in Wayne County, Ky. In 1870 she was living with Calvin JONES of Wayne County, Ky.
Squire William DAVIS of Chilton, Ky. was a relative of Belfield WOOD.
Thomas DAVIS of that place stated in 1859 (at age 52) that Belfield WOOD was his father's uncle.
Note: Zadock WOOD was a pensioner born 1766 in Frederick County, Va. who resided in Bedford County, Tenn., in 1833.
Note Three men whose names appear in the Franklin County Court House Minutes as having sworn an affidavit in order to receive a pension could not be found among the pension files. These three men are James SANDLIN, Samuel COLQUIT and Daniel MUSE. It is possible that the court determined that these men had not served long enough to qualify for a pension and their application was thus never forwarded to Washington.

Name of Pensioner/Age of Pensioner/Head of household in which pensioner resides

1840 Census of Pensioners in Franklin Co. TN
HANDLEY, Samuel, 89, John Handley
BREEDON, Enoch, 82, Enoch Breedon
WAKEFIELD, Thomas, 76, Thos Wakefield
BERK, Elihu, 75, Alexander Donaldson
McELYEA, Patrick, 91, Archer Hatchet
ERWIN, Richard, 30, Richard Erwin
CALWELL, William, 78, William Calwell
RAGAN, Larkin, 93, Larkin Ragan
WILSON, Mrs. Ann, 40, Mrs. Ann Wilson
JACKSON, William, 78, William Jackson
CALWELL, William, 78, William Cowan
HILL, Jonas, 76, Jonas Hill
REYNOLDS, Jacob, 47, Jacob Reynolds
REYNOLDS, Samuel, 84, Samuel Reynolds
Submitted by Jessica Bonner.

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