John Hull Pension Claim

Transcribed by James W. Patrick

[Index Card]

Service:  Penn

Hull, John

Number:  S.2636



[Outer face of folded document]


Tennessee, East


John Hull

of Green Co. in the State of Tennessee

who was a private in the company commanded

by Captain Beddinger of the Reg. commanded

by M Alislie [?] in the [something crossed out]

Militia for nine months

from 1776

Pa. Line Records corrected Feby 15 ‘04


Inscribed on the Roll of Tennessee

a the rate of 30—Dollars --- Cents per annum

to commence on the 4th day of March, 1831


Certificate of Pension issued the 10—day of July

1833 and Hon John

Blau    H.R.


Arrears to 4th of Sept. 1832                            45.00

Semi-Anl. allowance ending 4 March 1833       15.00


                                                                                                                                  $   60.00

Revolutionary Claim,

Act June 7, 1839

Recorded by Henry H. Sylvester [signed]

Book D    Vol.  9     Page   102


[First written Full Page]


State of Tennessee  }

Green County          }            September Term 1832


            On this 5th day of September 1832 personally appeared in open court before the Honorable

 Samuel Powel Judge the Circuit Court of Law & Equity --?—John Hull aged eighty one years, a resident

 Citizen of the County of Green State aforesaid/ 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 the 7th

 June 1832.  That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers & served

 as herein stated towit.  that being a resident citizen of the County of York Pennsylvania he in the month of

 June 1776 was drafted to perform a Tour of duty of two months, under Capt Nicholas Beddinger and

 rendezvoused in Abbotts Town in the County of York Pennsylvania operated--?—in order to go to Trenton

 New Jersey, where was the British, and marched at the rate of thirty miles a day, Col. McCallister being

 the Col [scrawled -- commandant?] and highest officer until their arrival at  Amboy where was the regular

 army under Gens Mercer and Roberdo [?] that the main army then marched from Amboy, where this

 declarant entered  into the flying camp under Capt. Beddinger for a four months tour, this first two months

 having expired, and, marched to Fort Lee & Washington, where the British under Col How captured Fort

 Washington & made prisoners of about twenty seven hundred of the American troops, most of his

 Company including Capn Beddinger being of the number after which the British took possession of Fort

 Lee also, and the American troops retreated to Trenton, this declarant of the number under Genl

 Washington Green & Starting [?].  At Trenton took eight or nine hundred Hessians, when & where

 declarant was taken sick & was carried  to Philadelphia to the Hospital where he remained until cured

 which was more than five months from the time he entered the service in the flying camp and returned

 home from the Philadelphia Hospital and obtained a written discharge.

            The next tour he was drafted to go as a guard to keep the British prisoners taken at Burgoynes,

 after they were transported from Albemarle Barracks or Stanton to little York Pennsylvania where five

 acres of land were stockaded to contain them, & were kept until the final ratification of Peace and they

 discharged.  Which service he rendered under Col Gibson & Capt. John Wampler, Lieutenant Jonas Wolf

 of the Militia and served two months in the performance of that duty, being eight months according to

 [something crossed out], but nine months actual service owing to his engagement being for but four

 months in the flying camp where he in fact was kept in service for five months.  That he has no

 documentary evidence & that he knows of no person whose testimony he can procure who can testify to

 his service [something crossed out] relinquishing every claim whatsoever to a pension or annuity except

 the present, & declares that his name is not on the roll of pensioners of the agency of any state, nor is

 there a resident minister of the gospel in his vicinity by whom he can establish the facts required by the

 Secretary of War.

            Sworn to and subscribed in open Court this day and year first before written.

                                                V. Sevier , Clk.                       John Hull  [personally signed]                                                                    
                                  [Signature is very shaky but strong] 

  We Vincent Jackson & John Balch residing in the County of Greene State aforesaid, do hereby certify

 that we are well acquainted with John Hull who has subscribed and sworn to the foregoing declaration

 that we believe him to be eighty one years of age that he is reputed & believed in the neighborhood

 where he resides to have been a soldier of the Revolution and that we concur in that opinion. 

 Sworn to & subscribed in open Court this 5th September 1832.                                              

                                                            V. Sevier, Clk                            Vincent Jackson [signed]
                                                                                                            John Balch         [signed]

 And the said Court do hereby declare their opinion after the investigation of the matter, and after putting

 the interrogatories prescribed by the War Dept/ that the above applicant was a revolutionary soldier &

 served as he states & the Court further certifies that it appears to him that Vincent Jackson & John Balch

 who signed the preceding certificate are residents of said County & are credible persons and their

 certificates entitled to full confidence.                              

                                                                        S. [Norres?] [signed, but unreadable]    Judge of the
                                                                        Circuit Court of the State of Tennessee


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