On this 17th day of October 1820 the schedule and declaration of William Hair was produced open court (it being a court of record, having the power of fine and imprisonment for the county of Montgomery and State of Tennessee) and on motion was ordered to be entered at full length on the records- of said court in the words following to wit:
Schedule of the property of William Hair to wit: one cow, one heifer, one sow, two iron pots, two iron spiders, two iron skillets, one small case, one chest, one table, some few shelf or cubbard articles, two smoothing irons, one water pail, one iron wedge, four glass bottles? one runlet, and one bread tray. signed William Hair (X his mark)

Be it known that this day personally appeared before me, Stephen Thomas, one of the acting Justices of the Peace and Judge of the Court of Quorum, it being a court of record which have the power of fine and imprisonment for the said county, William Hair aged eighty three years, a farmer by occupation, but by reason of old age and bodily infermity not now able to pursue it, and now in such indigent circumstances as to be unable to support “myself without the assistance of my country- my wife, Peggy by name, aged seventy nine years, no other family. The said William Hair is a resident in said county of Montgomery, who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath further declare that he served in the Revolutionary War, (for perticulars see the declaration made before Parry W. Humphreys Esquire one of the Circuit Judges in the State of Tennessee which declaration it is supposed is now in the office of the Secretary of War dated in January 1819) and I do further swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March 1816 and that I have not since that time, by gift, sale or in any manner disposed of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring myself within the provisions of the Act of Congress entitled an act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval services of the United States in the Revolutionary War passed on the 18th day of March 1818 and I have not, nor has any person in trust for me, any property or securities, contracts or debts due to me, nor have I any  income other than what is contained in the schedule hereto annexed and by me subscribed (necessary clothing and beding excepted) and the said William Hair further maketh oath .that his place of residence from the Court of Montgomery County is about. fourteen miles and that I am so infirm as not to be able of myself to travel to the said court. signed William Hair (X- his mark) Sworn to, declared, and subscribed before me, Stephen Thomas, one of the acting Justices of the Peace, and Judge of the Court of Quorum in the State of Tennessee and County of Montgomery this 17th day of October 1820. Signed S. Thomas Justice of the Peace.

It Is the opinion of the court that the total amount in value of the property exhibited in the aforesaid schedule of William Hair is thirty seven dollars. (Minute Book 10, page 257, Montgomery Co., Tenn )

From The Montgomery County Genealogical Journal, Ann Evans Alley, Editor, September 1972

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