Rejected or Suspended Pensions
Section II

Excerpted from "Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions," Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., originally published in 1838, expanded in 1852 to include later records.

Reminder: These are partial records. In many cases, the applicant, widow or heir applied successfully at a later date.

First NameLast NameStateCity/CountyReason
WilliamAndersonTNNashville, DavidsonFor further proof and more precise specification. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
HenryAtkinsTNClinton, AndersonFor further proof and more correct specification. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
BenjaminAllenTNAthens, McMinnFor more reliable testimony. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JohnBakerTNLebanon, WilsonFor further proof and more precise specification. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
BarnetBarnesTN--, StewartRejected application for Barnett Barnes (deceased). For further proof. Papers sent to Hon. Cave Johnson, February 1, 1840. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
HenryBegleyTN--, MorganHe did not serve six months. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
WilliamBerdsongTNSomerville, FayettePeriod, length and grade of service, and names of company and field officers, and service submitted for proof to the North Carolina comptroller. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
WalterBellingslyTNAthens, McMinnFor direct proof of service, and that he was made prisoner. As a scout and spy he is not allowable. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
WilliamBleakleyTNMurfreesboro', RutherfordHe did not serve six months. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
AbsalomBlundellTNUnknownFor further proof and more precise speciflcation. Papers withdrawn by E. J. Shields. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JohnBralyTNHuntingdon, CarrollFor further proof from the North Carolina records, and more correct specification. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
Lodovick B.BeechTNFranklin, WilliamsonFor amended specification of the details of service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
RichardBeardenTNPurdy, McNairyFor further proof from the South Carolina records. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JosiahBrandenTNWinchester, FranklinJosiah Branden (deceased), heirs of, applied. No regular papers on file. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JamesBradenTNClinton, AndersonNot on the rolls--no proof of service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
WilliamBrandonTNCarthage, SmithCaptain. For proof of identity--three persons of the same name who served, and one who did not serve. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
RobertBrownTNReynoldsburgh, HumphreysFor period, length and grade of service, and names of company and field officers, and localities. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JohnBuilTN--, HardinFor proof from the South Carolina records, and more precise specification. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
IvoyBurnhamTN--, DicksonFor proof from the North Carolina records, and more precise specification. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
CorneliusBussyTNFayetteville, LincolnFor proof of service by witnesses. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
RobertCaldwellTNFayetteville, LincolnFor additional evidence. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
ChristopherCarverTNMadisonville, MonroeFor proof from the Harrisburg records. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
AmbroseCayaTNChesnut Grove, DavidsonDefective proof of service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JamesChessherTNMcMinnville, WarrenNo proof of service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JohnColeTNLexington, HendersonNot on the North Carolina rolls--witnesses required for the regular service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
DerbyConner, (deceased)TNBenton, PolkNo proof of service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
WilliamCondryTNTazewell, ClaiborneClaims for service as an Indian spy. His authority is required to serve as such. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
WilliamCannonTN--, GreenFor a more perfect setting forth of service. Declaration not in form. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
NeillConlyTN--, LawrenceA wagon driver in the South Carolina militia. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JohnDafnowTNDandridge, JeffersonName not on the rolls. No proof of service. If he served in the militia he must name period, length and grade of service, and names of company and field officers, and stations, battles and marches. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JoshuaDavisTNTazewell, ClaiborneFor further proof of service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
SurryDavisTNKingston, RoaneFor details of service and officers, and proof from the South Carolina records. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
RansomDayTNTazewell, ClaiborneName not on the rolls of the Virginia line--proof by two witnesses required. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
DavidDenhamTNRogersville, HawkinsFor proof and specification of service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
ThomasDicksonTNClinton, CampbellThe Pennsylvania records afford no proof of his, or of his captain's service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JoshuaDoverTNPikeville, BledsoeFor further proof of service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
ThomasDunawayTNDandridge, JeffersonFor further details and proof of service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
RichardDrewryTNTrenton, GibsonFor further proof and specification. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
Hugh E.DuffTNRutledge, GraingerNot on Colonel Preston's rolls, fifteenth regiment Pennsylvania line--nine months continuous militia service not admissible. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
AndrewElderTNRutledge, GraingerApplication on behalf of "Andrew Elder (deceased)" (not stated by whom) rejected: Not on the rolls of the Virginia line. No proof of service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JamesEllisTNJonesboro', WashingtonService in Indian wars after the revolution. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
HenryFalknerTNKnoxville, KnoxNo proof of service--no proof of such service--claim rejected. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
ElijahFooshellTNLebanon, WilsonNot military service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
MatthewFoxTN--, CockeFor period, length and grade of service, and names of company and field officers, and proof by reference therewith to the Comptroller General of South Carolina. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
GaiterFoxTNTrenton, GibsonSurvivors in Wake county, N. C., and the records at Raleigh, must must furnish evidence in this case. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
ArthurGreenTNSparta, WhiteFor period, length and grade of servlce, and names of company and field officers. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
GeorgeGrimsleyTNLexington, HendersonFor period and length of each tour--North Carolina militia did not serve six months' continuous service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
HenryGarnerTNSavannah, HardinFor a more particular detail of service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
MeshackGentryTNMadisonville, MonroeFor proof of his commission as captain, and service in the North Carolina militia. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
CharlesGibsonTNRogersville, HawkinsFor more particular details of service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
MatthewGowerTNLawrenceburg, LawrenceFor period, length and grade of service, and names of company and field officers. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
ZephaniahGowanTNRogersville, HawkinsService in the militia requires specifying of each tour--period, length and grade, and names of company and field officers. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
DavidGoodwinTN--, BedfordPeriod, length and grade of service, and names of company and field officers. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
IsaacGrantTNDandridge, JeffersonFor proof of identity with the soldier of the same name on the certificate of North Carolina. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
ThomasHackneyTNClarksville, MontgomeryFor further and better proof of service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
RobertHeadTNSpringfield, RobertsonHe has not proved six months' service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
MosesHitchcockTNWaverly, HumphreysFor further proof and explanation. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
DrewryHembreeTNClinton, CampbellFor more perfect details and less overrating of his militia service of South Carolina. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
George LewisHendersonTNJamestown, FentressFor proof of service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JohnHendrix, (deceased)TNElizabethtown, CarterMilitia service overrated--no proof whatever exhibited. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JohnHillTNGallatin, SumnerThere is a discrepancy in the periods of service between claimant and the certiflcate of pay of Comptroller of North Carolina--he states 1776 '77--the certificate, 1781, '82. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
ArchibaldHiffingtonTNLawrenceburg, LawrenceFor further proof. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JamesHolmesTNPerryville, PerryNo evidence of service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
Robert G.HoskinsTNMadisonville, MonroeFor further proof. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JamesHollisTNWaynesboro', WayneFor further proof. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
ThomasHobbsTNTazewell, ClaiborneService must be proved by certificate of pay of the Virginia comptroller or auditor. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
WilliamHansardTNKnoxville, KnoxNot military service--service as a jail guard. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JosephHardawayTNSpringfield, RobertsonFor further proof of service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
HallHudsonTNFayetteville, LincolnFor further proof. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
ElishaHumphriesTNElizabethtown, CarterHe did not serve six months. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
FrancisHunterTNClinton, AndersonFor further proof. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
GeorgeHumphreysTNJoneshoro', WashingtonService in Indian wars in 1793 and 1795--no claim. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
WilliamHutchesonTNPulaski, GilesFor further proof and specification. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
ElijahIsomTNAthens, McMinnHe did not serve six months. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
RichardJonesTN--, WeaklyNo proof of service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
SolomonJohnsonTNSevierville, SevierFor further proof and specification. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
Zachariah J.KeatonTNLebanon, WilsonNot on the rolls--no proof of service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JacobKendrickTNUnknownNot on the rolls--service as an Indian spy after the peace. [Papers withdrawn by W. B. Carter.] (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
WilliamLayTNWaynesboro', WayneNot on the rolls--no proof of service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JamesLawsonTNParis, HenryFor further proof. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
DavidLawsonTNJacksboro', CampbellMilitia service overrated. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
DrewryLawsonTNRogersville, HawkinsHe did not serve six months. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
AbnerLeeTNGainesboro', JacksonMilitia service overrated. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JoelLucasTNMadisonville, MonroeNot on the rolls--no proof of service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
DickersonLumpkinsTNJacksboro', CampbellNot on the rolls--no proof of service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
NathanLuttrellTN--, WeaklyFor further proof and specification. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JamesLodonTNPikeville, BledsoeFor proof by witnesses. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
LeonardMarberryTNBrownville, HaywoodMilitia service overrated. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
NathanielMartinTNPulaski, GilesA soldier of the same name on the New Hampshire rolls--needs some proof to identify his service as claimant. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JohnMalloryTNRogersville, HawkinsFor proof of identity with the soldier of the Virginia line. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
DavidMasonTNRogersville, HawkinsFor proof of his commission and service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JohnMarrTNBrownsville, HaywoodFor proof of identity that claimant was the soldier of the same name marked on the Virginia auditor's certificate for 41 2s. 2d. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JohnMorrisTNWaynesboro', WayneFor proof of identity that he is the soldier of the Virginia line bearing his name. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
CaderMeaslesTNSpencer, Van BurenFor further proof from the North Carolina records. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
HenryMonteithTN--, GreeneNot on the Pennsylvania rolls--no proof of service--papers withdrawn. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JamesMooreTNKingston, RoaneMilitia service overrated. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JoelMeansTNMcMinnville, WarrenHe did not serve six months in any regularly organized corps. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JohnMitchellTN--, DicksonMilitia service of Pennsylvania overrated. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
WilliamMcClungTNMaryville, BlountFor further proof and specification. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JohnMcDanielTNWashington, RheaFor more specific details of service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JohnMcDonough, (deceased)TNRogersville, HawkinsThe certificate of the Virginia auditor adduced as proof, speaks of a John McDonald, a different person evidently. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JamesMcWhirterTNFayetteville, LincolnFor proof of his commission as lieutenant and service under it. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
WilliamMilesTNGainesboro', JacksonFor proof of his commission as lieutenant, and service in the Maryland line. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JosiahMontgomeryTNKingston, RoaneNot revolutionary service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
MarkMurrayTNLebanon, WilsonFor proof from the North Carolina records. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JamesNevinsTNMadisonville, MonroeNot on the rolls of the Georgia line--no proof of service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JohnNicholsTN--, HardinFor further proof of his militia service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JohnNorrisTNAthens, McMinnMinnte man's service overrated--suspended for better details. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
SamuelOliverTNJonesboro', WashingtonMilitia service overrated--for more correct details. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
ElishaParkerTNLawrenceburg, LawrenceFor further proof. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JamesPaulTNMaryville, BlountFraudulent. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
PhilipPearceTNWoodbury, CannonFor further proof. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
RecordPrimesTNKingston, RoaneFor further proof from the North Carolina records. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
ThomasPrichardTNPaperville, SullivanFor proof of service--papers sent to Hon. Andrew Johnson, January 17, 1848. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
WilliamPrewittTNCleveland, BradleyFor proof from the South Carolina records. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
MicajahPruettTNPikeville, BledsoeMilitia service overrated--proof and specification of each tour required. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
WilliamRawlettTNShelby Corner, ShelbyThe records of the Virginia line afford no proof--other evidence awaited. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
ThomasRobinsonTNSavannah, HardinThe certificate of the Secretary of State of North Carolina exhibits the name of Thomas Robertson, in Captain Taylor's company--Thomas Robinson, claimant, served in Captain Harden's company. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
WilliamRogersTN--, LawrenceNo such enlistments in 1775 for two and a half years--no proof of service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
LarkinSeymourTNRed Hill, GraingerFor further proof. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
MosesSharpTNRed Hill, GraingerScant evidence for six months' service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JohnShivelyTNCharleston, BradleyName not on the rolls--no proof of service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
James C.SkaggsTNKnoxville, KnoxFor further proof from the records of South Carolina. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JesseSledgeTNBolivar, HardemanFor some positive proof. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JohnSimmsrlyTNMaryville, BlountFor further proof--pork packing not considered military service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
SpencerSmithTNWaynesboro', WayneFor further proof and more correct details of service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
DanielStoryTN--, HendersonFor further proof. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
PeterSniderTNParis, HenryFor proof of service by two witnesses. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
RobertStevensonTN--, CarrollFor further proof and more precise specification. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
WilliamSmithTNPulaski, GilesService as a wagoner--not provided for. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
SamuelStricklinTNColumbia, MauryFor further proof. [Papers withdrawn March 30, 1844, by Hon. A. V. Brown.] (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
AllenSneedTNJasper, MarionFor proof from the North Carolina records. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
WilliamSniderTNParis, HenryAlias William Taylor. Proof of service by two witnesses required. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JacobStukesburyTNClinton, AndersonEvidence of service insufficient. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JamesTuckerTNMurfreesboro', RutherfordHe did not serve six months after he rejoined the ranks from deserting. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
WilliamTaylorTNSouth Harpeth, DavidsonNo proof of service--no proof of such service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JacobTaylorTNRockholstore, SullivanNot on the rolls--no proof of service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
WilliamTaylorTNParis, HenryAlias William Snider. Proof of service by two witnesses required. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
IsaacTignorTNFranklin, WilliamsonHe did not serve six months. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
WilliamThompsonTNNashville, DavidsonFor proof of service and that the officers he names were in command at the period of his enlistment. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
ThomasTurnerTNTazewell, ClaiborneFor further proof of service either by the North Carolina records or by witnesses who served with him. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
MatthewVarnedoorTNKingsport, SullivanClaims for three years' enlistment in the South Carolina line--proof should be produced from the State records at Columbia. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JohnWaddellTNNewport, CockeFor proof of service from the records at Raleigh, North Carolina. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JohnWatkinsTNPulaski, GilesFor proof that he was the John Watkins named in the certificate of the Secvetary of State of North Carolina as a soldier of the line of that State. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
ChristopherWaggonerTNReynoldsburgh, HumphreysHe has not proved six months' service. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
RowlandWareTNMcMinnville, WarrenFor proof from the Raleigh records. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
GeorgeWellsTNSevier C. H., SevierProof of service in the North Carolina line should be found on the rolls at Raleigh. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
GeorgeWestTNRutledge C. H.For a more full description of his service, and the dates, and officers, and places if possible. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JohnWestTNGallatin, SumnerFor a more specific detail of his service in all its material facts. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
WilliamWhiteTN--, GibsonTwo tours in the Virginia militia would make six months' service, provided they were served out in full, which requires proof. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JohnWhiteTNBenton, PolkFor proof from the South Carolina records. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JohnWhiteTNKingston, RoaneFor a more correct narrative of his service, and one more within the bounds of probability. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
LewisWillbournTNPurdy, McNairyFor further proof. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
JosephWilliamsTNClinton, AndersonFor proof from the records at Albany. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
SamuelWilliamsTNClinton, AndersonFor proof from the South Carolina records. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
AugustusWilsonTNClinton, AndersonHe did not serve six months. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
WilliamWoodTNGallatin, SumnerFor further proof. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
WilliamWindhamTN--, HamiltonFor proof from the South Carolina records. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)

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