Revolutionary War
Henry and Michael Massengale
of Early Tennessee
Compiled by C. Hammett, 2001
for TNGenWeb (TNGenNet) and the Combs &c. Research Group

HAL MASSENGALE applied for his revolutionary pension while living in Sullivan County, Tennessee, in 1834. He was born in Southhampton County, Virginia, in 1758. He moved to what is now Tennessee and while living in Washington County enlisted in Captain Jacob Womack's company [as Henry MASSENGALE]. He also served in Captain Roger Topp's company and Captain Dunn's company. He served under Colonels Sevier, Shelby and Cleveland. He was in the battle of Ramsour's Mill. His second wife was Elizabeth EMMERT whom he married in Sullivan County in 1814. Hal Massengale died September 23, 1837. His widow, Elizabeth EMMERT Massengale, applied for pension while living in Sullivan County in 1854. (Rev War Pension File) No 1835 Pension roll entry found yet.

MICHAEL MASSENGALE applied for his pension in 1833 while residing in Granger County, Tennessee, declaring he was born March 1, 1756, in Northhampton [sic] County, North Carolina. He moved to the Watauga River in what was afterwards Washington County, Tennessee, and while residing there he volunteered in June, 1776, in Captain Jacob Womack's company. He served from late in 1776 or early 1777 in Captain James Shelby's company; from July, 1780, he served in Captain Bean's company and was in the battle of Musgrove's Mill; from the latter part of 1780 he served in Captain Burnette's company. (Rev War Pension File) Michael MASSENGILL [sic], Grainger County, Tennessee, served as a Private, Virginia Line, $38.21 Annual Allowance $114.63 Amount Received September 18 1833 Pension Started Age 78 (1835 Pension Roll)


Armstrong, Zella, Some Tennessee Heroes of the Revolution, compiled from Pension Statements, Originally Published in Five Pamphlets in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1933, reprinted Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, 1975)

White, Virgil, Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Abstract Files, National Historical Publishing Company, Waynesboro, 1990

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