Stewart Countians in the Revolutionary War

1841 Federal Census of Pensioners - Stewart County

Name of Pensioner

Age

Name of heads of families with whom
pensioner resided on June 1, 1840

Thomas French

88

Thomas French

John Ross

88

John Ross

Benjamin Daniel

87

Benjamin Daniel

Alexander Anderson

88

John Brown

Stewart Countians who Served in the American Revolution

Thomas Allmond

- Served in the Virginia Line as a member of Col. "Light Horse" Henry Lee's Legion
- Received an $80 bonus for enlisting and serving through the war
- Said to have been living in Nansemond Co., VA in 1790
- Applied for a Pension on 30 August 1828 (S46540), while a resident of Stewart County
- Died 15 March 1839

- Last pension payment on 6 Apr 1839, from the Nashville office
- In the 1880's, W. T. Allmond of Piggot, AR, wrote the government seeking information, and mentioned an inheritance coming from England

Alexander Anderson

- Born in 1761 in York County, PA
- Volunteered in the fall of 1777, while a resident of Frederick County, MD, for 3 months
- Served a tour beginning October 1779 as a substitute for James Anderson
- Substituted for 5 months from Rockbridge County, VA, where his mother had moved
- Moved to Sevier County, TN about 1796
- Moved to Dickson County, TN about 1807
- Moved to Stewart County about 1830
- Applied for a Pension on 25 September 1832, while a resident of Stewart County

- Last pension payment 3rd quarter 1840, from the Nashville office

Pension Application of Alexander Anderson

Lewis Atkins

- Born 10 April 1756, Prince Edward County, VA
- Volunteered in the North Carolina Line in 1780, while a resident of Anson Co.
- Served in the NC Line for 17 months
- Moved to Stewart County about 1807
- Lived on Duck Spring Creek (later called Cub Creek)
- Moved to Henry County in 1825
- Applied for a Pension (S2929) on 4 September 1832, while a resident of Henry County
- Died between March-September, 1835, in Henry County

- Last pension payment 3rd quarter 1835, from the Jackson office
Pension Application of Lewis Atkins

Squire Baker

- Born about 1725
- Enlisted for 8 months prior to the battle of Bunker Hill, and fought in the battle under Genl. Gates
- Enlisted as a Private in the Massachusetts Continental Line for 3 years
- Served under General Wolfe when Quebec was taken
- After the war, moved to Kentucky
- Moved to Stewart County about 1810, residing near Dover
- Received a Pension (S39168) from the West Tennessee pension office commencing 28 September 1818, aged 81

- Pension application was supported by William M. Cooley, who had known him in Kentucky and Tennessee for 27 years
- Last pension payment 4th quarter 1818, from the Nashville office

- Dropped from pension rolls under the act of 1 May 1820

Barnet Barnes

- Claimed to have served in the SC Militia

- Died ca. March 1839 in Stewart Co.; son John Barnes administered the estate

- Pension application (R557) was mislaid but later found by Hon. Cave Johnson, who petitioned from 1838-1840 for the matter to be investigated

James Brigham

- Born 1735 at Philadelphia

- Married 26 Dec 1766 to Louisa Looney, who died 1820

- Enlisted from Virginia

- Private in Isaac Shelby’s Company

- After the war, lived in Sullivan Co.

- Died 1818 in Stewart Co.

- Children were David, John, Thomas, William (b. 24 Jul 1776, married Jean Wilson, b. 1792), James, Elizabeth, Polly, Louise

Shadrack Byrd

- (b. 1750 Bertie Co. NC – d. Apr. 30, 1814 Byrd Creek, Stewart Co. TN).

- Moved to the Faison area of Duplin Co. NC in the late 1750s with parents and sibs; probably lived along Reedy Branch there.

- Page 49 of the book Revolutionary War Records, Duplin and Sampson Counties, North Carolina, Contributions to Genealogy by V.L. Bizzell and O.M. Bizzell (1997, Sampson County Historical Society, Newton Grove, NC, LOC 97-065743), lists Shadrick [sic] Byrd and his brothers Michael and Robert Jr. as having been soldiers in the North Carolina Militia.

- Private Shadrack Byrd and his brother Private Robert Byrd Jr. are described as having seen action at the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge on Feb. 27, 1776.

- Shadrack is documented as having served under Captain William Dickson and Colonel James Kenan for 14 days during the Moore’s Creek Bridge campaign and received 2 pounds/12 shillings as pay.

- Later auditors stated that Shadrack had been overpaid, but in North Carolina Revolutionary War Army Accounts (Vol. V, Bk 176) there is a voucher (#3868 M) paying him 5 pounds/17 shillings.

- Shadrack Byrd and his brother Robert Jr. were part of the 300-man Duplin County Militia that marched with Colonel James Kenan down to the vicinity of Cross Creek (modern-day Fayetteville), approximately 20 miles Northwest of Wilmington, NC.

- During the actual battle, Shadrack’s captain, William Dickson, had a horse shot from under him (Bizzell & Bizzell, 1997). The battle was an unqualified success for the Patriot forces: Loyalist forces suffered 30 killed, 40 wounded, and 850 captured; only one Patriot soldier died.

- Buried at the Bailey-Byrd Cemetery

- More details re Shadrack Byrd and his family at:  http://www.tngenweb.org/stewart/family/byrd.htm

Alexander Craig

- Born in 1757 in Kent County, Delaware
- Moved to Mecklenburg County, NC in 1762
- Drafted into service while a resident of Mecklenburg County, NC, for 3 months
- Volunteered in the NC Line in March/April 1781 for a 10-month tour, from Mecklenburg County
- After the war, lived in Mecklenburg County for 3-4 years
- Moved to Lancaster County, SC for 10-12 years
- Returned to Mecklenburg County, NC for about 10 years
- Moved to Montgomery County, TN about 1806
- Moved to Standing Rock Creek, Stewart County about 1807
- Moved to Henry County about 1819
- Applied for a Pension on 5 September 1832, while a resident of Henry County
- Appears to have died between September 1843-March 1844

John Crane

- born in NC on 6 February 1759
- Volunteered in 1776 in the North Carolina Line, while a resident of "Catars Station" on the Holston River in Davidson County, NC, and fought against the Cherokee on the Holston River
- Volunteered again in 1777 for a campaign against the Chickamauga Indians on the French Broad, Holston & Tennessee Rivers
- After his service, he lived in Davidson County and Robertson County, TN
- Applied for a Pension (S3218) on 12 November 1832 in Robertson County Court, while a resident of Stewart County
- Died 23 March 1836

Samuel Cunningham

- Private, Clark’s 3rd Infantry

- Name placed on the Pension Roll of Tennessee June 26, 1830

- Pension began June 24, 1830

- name appears on the Pension Roll of 1835

Benjamin Woodson Daniel

- Born about 1757 in Wake County, NC
- Volunteered in the North Carolina Line while a resident of Rowan County, NC
- Served in 2 tours at 3 months' service each
- Moved to Rutherford County, TN about 1817
- Moved to Stewart County about 1818 or 1819
- Applied for a Pension (S3264) on 7 November 1832, while a resident of Stewart County
- Died about February 1849
- In 1884, Margaret Shaw of Metropolis, Illinois, stated that her father Benjamin W. Daniel was the only surviving son of Pvt. Benjamin W. Daniel

Jesse Dickson

- Born 3 May 1754 in Virginia
- Volunteered in the South Carolina Line under Genl. Francis Marion in 1776 or 1777, while living on the Pee Dee River in North Carolina. He was captured at the battle at Brown Marsh, was captured and taken to Wilmington, NC, but escaped.
- He then volunteered in the North Carolina Line from Anson County, under Capt. Speed
- Moved to Tennessee about 1792
- Applied for a Pension (S2521) on 26 September 1832, while a resident of Stewart County

Joshua Dinkins

- Born 1762 in Pitt County, NC
- Volunteered in the North Carolina Line as a Musician at age 16, while a resident of Pitt Co.
- Served 6 months as a Musician, 3 months as a Wagoner, and 3 months as a Private
- Moved to Anson County after the war
- Moved to Stewart County about 1819
- Moved to Henry County by 1830
- Applied for a Pension (S3278) on 10 September 1832, while a resident of Henry County
- Died between March-September, 1834, in Henry County
Pension Application of Joshua Dinkins

Francis Etherington

- Enlisted as a regular solder in the company of Richard Payne in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, under Col. Richard Parker

- Part of the main army under General Washington while stationed near Monmouth, and was in the battle of Monmouth

- Was in a detachment and did not fight in the battle at Brandywine

- After the battle of Brandywine, he was sent to Georgia and was at the siege of Savannah, where his commanders, Capt. Payne and Col. Parker were taken prisoner

- After his commanders were captured, he was placed under the command of Capt. Epps and General Green, and marched to the battle of Ninety-Six and fought there

- Was in the battles of Camden and Entrews Springs under Epps and Green

- Total service time was 5 years, 9 months

- Has not received a pension before

- Family consists of himself and his wife, aged 56

- Has not sold or given away his property so as to improve his chances for a larger pension

- Property includes 1 cow and calf ($8), 5 hogs & 7 pigs ($15), 1 bed, coverlet and 2 quilts ($8), 1 old pewter dish & six pewter plates ($3), 1 pewter kettle & skillet ($4), 6 old knives and forks ($4), 1 horse ($30)

- Had 5 children, including 3 sons and 1 daughter

- His eldest son entered the Army of the United States under the command of Capt. Kingsly and died shortly thereafter

- His second son enlisted in the regular Army and was marched to Canada, where he died

- His third son died while an infant

- His daughter is married and no longer lives with him

- Applied for a Pension on 23 March 1824, while a resident of Stewart County

- He and his wife are living alone

- Cannot support himself and his wife due to his indigent circumstances

Thomas French

- Born 22 October 1755 in Anson County, NC
- Volunteered in February 1776, while a resident of Rutherford County, NC
- After the war, moved to Lincoln County, KY for 1 year
- Moved to Davidson County, TN (the part that became Montgomery County) about 1786
- Moved to Stewart County about 1804
- Applied for a Pension on 15 September 1832, while a resident of Stewart County

- Died 9 Mar 1848

- Last pension payment 3rd quarter 1848, from the Nashville office

John Graham

- Born about 1766 in Cumberland County, NC
- Enlisted in December 1781 in the Tenth North Carolina Regiment
- Lived in Cumberland County after the war
- Received 640 acres in bounty land
- Moved to Montgomery County, TN in 1797, in the part that became Stewart County
- Moved to Henry County about 1821
- Applied for a Pension (S3422) on 10 June 1833, while a resident of Henry County

- Last pension payment 4th quarter 1844, from the Jackson office

Pension Application of John Graham

William Green

- Born 14 Jan 1758 in Stafford County, VA, son of James Green

- Moved as a child to Henry County, VA

- In 1779, he moved to the house of his brother near Abingdon, Washington County, VA

- Entered the service in Sept 1779, while a resident of Washington County, VA, under Capt. Shelby , Lt. Reese Bowen , Col. Philip Waters , and was discharged 1 Apr 1780.

- Entered June 1780, under Col. Daniel Smith

- Entered Sept 1780, under Col. Wm. Campbell , Col. Shelby , and was at the Battle of Kings Mountain. 

- After he was discharged, he did not return to VA, but went to South Carolina on the Saluda River , where he enlisted under Col. Boardy Waters , Jan 1781 for – months

- Next entered near Georgetown, near the Pee Dee River, South Carolina under Gen. Marion .

- April 1781, part of the time he was in charge of small parties for Gen. Marion , he was then called Capt., but he had no Commission, his appointment was made by Gen. Marion only.

- In August, 1784 he went to Sumner Co., Tennessee, where he lived with Gen. Andrew Jackson in the home of Gen. Daniel Smith

- In June 1785, he returned to Stafford Co., VA, where he married 29 Aug 1785 to Elizabeth Green, daughter of Robert Green, and returned to Sumner Co., Tennessee

- In 1786, he removed to Logan Co., KY

- In 1788, he moved to Robertson Co., TN

- In 1789, he returned to Sumner Co., TN

- In 1796, he returned to Logan Co., KY

- In 1802, he moved to Stewart Co., TN

- In 1832, he moved to Illinois

- In 1834, he moved to Indiana

- In 1836, he moved to Hickman Co., KY

- Applied for a pension (W24319) on 19 August 1836, while a resident of Hickman County, KY

- In 1837, he moved to Graves Co., KY

- Died 29 Apr 1837 in Graves Co., KY

- Widow Betsy Green died 23 Dec 1851 in Randolph County, IL

- Pension application made 8 May 1855 by daughter Betsy Rusk, of Randolph Co., IL, on behalf of herself and her sisters Polly Haines of White Co., IL, Sally Goff of New Madrid Co., MO and Rachel Sills of Stewart Co., TN

Pension Application of William Green

John Hale

- Private, North Carolina Line

- Pension began 17 Oct 1818
- Placed on Tennessee Pension Roll on 6 July 1819, aged 79
- Dropped from pension roll under Act of 1 May 1820

John Hall

- Private in Capt. Dixon’s company of the 10th Regiment; enlisted 25 April 1781 for 12 months, while a resident of Richmond County, NC

- Re-enlisted in 1782 as a Corporal in Capt. Sharp’s Company, 10th Regiment

- Applied for a pension (S41621) on 17 October 1818 in Montgomery County, TN, while a resident of Stewart County, age 67

- Pension certificate was sent in 1828 to John Hall, care of Hon. J. Culpeper, Beard’s Store, Anson County, NC

- Died 27 January 1833

- Last payment paid to only surviving child, Mapel Chapel of Anson County, NC

- Pension file of John Hall

James Haynes

- Born February 1760 in Bedford County, VA
- Volunteered in the Virginia Line while a resident of Bedford Co.
- Lived in Greenbrier County, VA for 10-12 years after the war
- Moved to Sumner County, TN, then to Stewart County
- Moved to Henry County about 1825
- Applied for a Pension on 5 September 1832, while a resident of Henry County

- Died 27 Aug 1848

- Last pension payment Sep 1851, from the Jackson office

Edmond Hogan

- Born 17 June 1762 in Pittsylvania County, VA
- Moved to North Carolina at age 7
- Volunteered in the North Carolina Line in 1780 as a Private, while a resident of Anson Co.
- Served 16 months
- In 1784, moved to the "Western Country" and resided in Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee
- About 1797, settled in Tywappity Bottoms, Cape Girardeau District, Louisiana Territory
- In 1803, was listed in the census of Cape Girardeau District, Louisiana Territory
- Moved to Stewart County by 1814
- Moved to Henry County by 1830
- Applied for a Pension (S1671) on 4 September 1832, while a resident of Henry County
- Died in February, 1838, in Henry County
Pension Application of Edmond Hogan

Elias Lunsford

- Born 1 May 1713

- Enlisted in 5th Regiment, Virginia Line from Northumberland County, VA

- Enlisted for two 3-year terms and a 6-month term

- On 24 March 1830, applied in Stewart County Court for a pension, age 117

- Stated that his children were mostly single daughters

Pension Application of Elias Lunsford

John Maeyer or John Myer

- Born about 1755
- Was a mariner in the war
- Applied for a pension (S38954) on 17 July 1820, while a resident of Fairfax County, VA, aged 65 or 66
- Pension transferred on 4 Sep 1821 from Virginia to the District of Columbia

- Pension transferred on 4 Mar 1824 from District of Columbia to Tennessee

- On 18 June 1824, applied in Stewart County Court to transfer his pension to the West Tennessee office from the District of Columbia office

- Died 12 Jan 1830

John McCarroll

- Born 13 March 1757 in Cumberland County, PA, near Carlisle

- Volunteered in the Pennsylvania Line near the end of August, 1776, under Capt. James Miller

- Saw duty in the Jerseys and served until the end of March, 1777

- In October, 1777, volunteered under Capt. John Campbell in General Lacey’s brigade, and served in Pennsylvania until the end of March, 1778

- Served as a waggoner for about 1 year, and then was appointed Wagon Master about April or May, 1779

- Moved to Virginia in 1780 and lived several years

- Moved to Lincoln County, KY and lived there 10 years

- Moved to Montgomery County, TN and lived there 20 years

- Moved to Stewart County, TN and had lived there for about 10 years by 1833

- Applied for a Pension (S2782) on 5 February 1833, while a resident of Stewart County, age 76

- Placed on the Tennessee Pension Roll 14 August 1833, age 77

- Name appears on the Tennessee Pension Roll of 1835,

Archibald McCorkle

- Born 27 October 1754 in the Waxhaw Settlement, Lancaster District, South Carolina
- Drafted into the SC Militia in October 1775, while a resident of South Carolina
- Served 4 tours (twice drafted, twice volunteered) for 17 1/2 months total
- Lived on the plantation on which he was born until 1806, when he moved to Montgomery County, TN
- Moved to Stewart Co. about 1827
- Applied for a Pension (S2771) on 23 September 1833, while a resident of Stewart County
- Name appears on the 1835 pension roll from Stewart County
- In early 1838, moved to Jacks Creek, Henderson County, to live with his children

Pension Application of Archibald McCorkle

Thomas McIntosh

- Born 4 December 1754 in Culpepper County, VA
- Drafted in 1775 into the North Carolina Line, infantry, while a resident of Caswell County, NC
- Volunteered in the North Carolina line, cavalry, in 1778, while a resident of Caswell County, NC
- Served for 9 months
- Moved to Robertson County, TN about 1802
- Moved to Stewart County about 1820, leaving behind brothers John, Charles & Nimrod McIntosh
- Applied for a pension (S1563) on 25 September 1832, while a resident of Stewart County
- Name appears on the 1835 pension roll from Stewart County

Matthew Myrick

- Born 25 September 1752 in Warren County, NC (then called Bute County)

- Volunteered in 1777 for 3 months, in service to the Army near Halifax, NC

- In 1778 or 1779, joined the NC Line under General Ashe and Col. Sumner, to go to Wilmington and look after his younger brothers, Moses Myrick and Frank Myrick, who were in the same company

- Moved to TN about 1797 and lived for 3 years on Stones River in Wilson County

- Moved to Montgomery County for 15 years

- Lived in Stewart County from 1817 until after 1820

- Moved to Henry County

- Applied for a pension (S2894) on 3 December 1832, while a resident of Henry County, age 80

- Enumerated as a veteran in the 1840 Henry County, TN census, living with son William Myrick

- Died in Henry County in 1842, leaving a will

Robert Nelson

- Born in 1760, educated in North Carolina

- Enlisted in North Carolina Regiment in 1776

- Discharged May, 1779

- Received warrant for 357 acres of land for 30 months service

- Took oath of office as deputy surveyor in North Carolina on 3 Jan 1786

- Married Elizabeth Bell, dau. of George and Nancy (Lowthing) Bell

- Came in 1800 to the part of Montgomery County that later became Stewart County

- Stewart County Court Clerk from 1804-1806

- Represented Stewart County in the 6th General Assembly

- Died at Clarksville on 5 Nov 1808; buried at Riverview (old City) Cemetery

John Palmer

- Born 1761 in New Jersey

- Enlisted from Wilkes County, GA for 18 months, about the time of the start of the war, serving under Col. Stephen Heard in the Georgia Line

- After this 18 months’ service, he enlisted again from Wilkes County, GA, and served another 2 years

- Moved to Pendleton County, SC at the close of the war and lived there 8 years

- Moved to Henderson County, KY and lived there 12 years

- Moved to Tennessee (“the middle part”) and lived there 10 years

- Appeared on the 1807-1812 tax lists for Stewart County

- Applied for a pension on 13 May 1830, while a resident of Henry County.  An affidavit was made by his brothers, Jonathan Palmer and Benjamin Palmer.  Benjamin Palmer stated that their father died soon after the war.

- Applied for a pension on 3 June 1833, age 77, while a resident of Henry County

- Had been a resident of Henry County for 10 years

- Mentions Henry County affidavits made by his 2 brothers, Johnathan Palmer and Benjamin Palmer, attesting to his service

- Died 7 Aug 1834

- Last pension payment 4th quarter 1834, from the Nashville office

- Widow Susanna Palmer applied for a pension (W309) on 3 April 1840 in Henry County.  She had turned 77 on 23 December 1839.  She stated that the pension certificate that had been issued to her late husband had been lost.  John and Susanna Palmer had married 29 May 1786.  John Palmer died 7 August 1834.

- John L. Palmer, son of John Palmer, attested on 3 April 1840 that the family record that had been submitted by his father was genuine.

- Widow Susanna Palmer also applied for a pension on 25 November 1843 in Hopkins County, KY, aged 80.

- Susanna Palmer died 10 Oct 1845

Peter Parker

- Born 19 May 1757 in Chowan County, NC

- Drafted as a Private in the North Carolina Militia, about April/May1776, while a resident of Chowan County, NC

- Served 3 months

- Later drafted for another term of 3 months, while at Edenton, NC, served 4 months and was discharged at North West Bridge, near Norfolk, VA

- Drafted a third time at Edenton, NC, but was discharged due to the end of the War

- Moved to Sumner County, TN, and lived for a short time in Wilson County, TN

- Moved to Stewart County in 1826

- Applied for a pension (S3638) on 26 September 1832, while a resident of Stewart County, age 75

- Name placed on Tennessee Pension Roll on 11 May 1833, age 77

- Last pension payment 3rd quarter 1834, from the Nashville office

Charles Polk

- Born 18 Jan 1760 in Mecklenburg County, NC

- Volunteered in 1776 in the Mecklenburg Regiment under Capt. James Jack, and served in the Cross Creek expedition

- Served at various times under his father John Polk, his uncle Mayor Charles Polk, and his uncle Col. Thomas Polk

- Served a tour at Snow Camp in South Carolina, but was sent home to attend to his cousin William Polk who had been wounded in the battle

- Served under Maj. Davy when Charlotte fell to the British

- Served a total of 3 years, from the taking of Charleston until the close of the war

- Was in Stewart County by March, 1805, and lived on Saline Creek and later on Panther Creek

- In 1814, he served as a Sergeant in a mounted spy company in Stewart County, under Maj. Thomas Gray and Gen. Johnson, father of Hon. Cave Johnson

- Appeared in Stewart County records until 1827, when he sold his lands and moved out of the county

- Lived in Tipton County, TN at the time of the 1830 census

- Applied for a pension (R8301) on 23 October 1846, while a resident of San Augustine County, TX, but the application was rejected for insufficient proof of service.

- Died in 1848 in San Augustine County, TX

Ebenezer Pyatt

- Born 1755 in Upper Darby Township, Chester County, PA

- Enlisted in 1775 while a resident of Upper Darby Township, Chester County, PA

- Moved to Loudoun County, VA by 1777

- Drafted in April 1777 into the Eighth Regiment in the Pennsylvania Line

- Moved to Henry County, VA by 1780

- Married 20 Jun 1782 in Henry County, VA to Rebecca Milburn

- Moved to Ohio by 1791

- Moved to Tennessee by 1798

- Stewart County constable in 1806

- Appears on 1809 Stewart County tax list

- Moved to Illinois in 1814

- Applied for a pension (S32460) on 2 September 1833, while a resident of Jackson County, IL, age 78

- Died 30 January 1835 in Jackson County, IL

Pension Application of Ebenezer Pyatt

John Randle

- Born about 1745 in Brunswick County, VA

- Married about 1770 to Mary Ware

- Served in the Revolutionary War from NC

- In 1779, petitioned for the formation of Montgomery County from Anson County, NC

- Moved to Stewart County in 1804

- Died 8 May 1821 in Stewart County

Jesse Reams

- Born about 1758 in Dinwiddie County, VA
- Volunteered in the Virginia Line in 1777
- Served for 6 months in 3 tours from 1777 to 1781
- Applied for a pension (S4764) on 26 September 1832, while a resident of Stewart County
- Name appears on the 1835 pension roll from Stewart County

- Will written 19 Aug 1835 in Stewart County, probated November term 1835

Thomas Robertson

- Born 11 July 1769 in Caswell County, NC

- Claimed to have enlisted in Caswell Co. at age 14

- After the war, moved to Orange County, NC for 2 years

- Moved to Sevier County, TN for 3 years

- Moved to Montgomery County, TN for 3 years

- Moved to Stewart County

- Applied for a pension (R8890) on 25 September 1832, while a resident of Stewart County

- Pension application was rejected, due to his age at the start of the war (7) and his inability to provide details of his service

- Application stated that he settled on the Ohio River on the Illinois side, and that all of his family except a son died, after which he moved to Tennessee

- Application states that he lived in Montgomery County with his sister (not named), and that his brother Jesse Robertson fought in the war

John Ross

- Born 3 September 1757 in Tyrrell County (later Martin County), NC
- Volunteered in the North Carolina Line on 19 July 1780 as a Private, while a resident of Martin Co.
- Served 6 months as a substitute for his uncle Nathan Ross, who had been drafted
- Was drafted for a 12-month tour, but provided Willis Ward as a substitute
- On 1 July 1812, moved to Stewart County
- Had a tavern in Stewart County in 1816
- Applied for a Pension (S4131) on 6 November 1832, while a resident of Stewart County
- Died between March-September, 1843, in Stewart County

- Last pension payment 1st quarter 1843, from the Nashville office
Pension Application of John Ross

John Stokes

- Born 8 Apr 1764 in Brunswick County, VA

- Moved in infancy to Caswell County, NC

- Served in various militia companies in Caswell County from 1779-1781

- Married in early 1784 in Anson County, NC to Sarah Hall, daughter of Henry Hall of Anson County

- Lived in Wilkes County, GA, then Anson County, NC, then Burks County, NC, then Stewart County, TN, then Maury County, TN, then Bedford County, TN, then Graves County, KY

- Applied for a Pension (W8754) on 16 May 1833, while a resident of Graves County, KY

- Died 19 Apr 1840 in Graves County, KY

Edmund Taylor

- Born in 1758 in Anson County, NC
- Enlisted in 1781 in the NC Line, while a resident of Montgomery County, NC
- Moved to Stewart County in 1804
- Moved to Calloway County, KY about 1824
- Applied for a Pension (S1259) on 27 November 1832, while a resident of Calloway County

Pension Application of Edmund Taylor

John S. Turner

- Enlisted in 1776 as a Private, 4th Regiment, Maryland Line

- Served in Capt. Edward Burgess’ company

- Fought in the battles of Germantown, Brandywine, Guilford Court House

- Discharged in Baltimore
- Applied for a Pension on 27 September 1824, while a resident of Stewart County, age 78

- Pension stated his daughters were aged 6, 10 and 15, that his wife was yet living, and that he was a tailor by trade

- Died 27 April 1831
- Widow was Mary Turner
- Name appears on the 1835 pension roll from Stewart County

Samuel Watkins

- Born 15 June 1760 in Anson County, NC
- Enlisted in 1780 while a resident of Richmond County, NC
- Served 14 months
- Lived in Richmond County, NC after the war
- Moved to Stewart County in 1811
- Moved to Humphreys County in 1817
- Applied for a Pension (S3465) on 23 July 1833, while a resident of Humphreys County

William Whitfield

- Drafted in 1777, while a resident of Duplin County, NC

- Widow Mary Beck Whitfield, age 87, applied for a Pension (R11395) on 16 March 1844, while a resident of Effingham County, IL

- Marriage took place about 9 September 1775 in Duplin County, when she was 18

- During the war, she had to ‘break up housekeeping’ and live with her family in Duplin Co., consisting of her parents, 3 brothers and 4 sisters

- Their first child was born about 4 months after her husband went into the service

- Second child was born about 19 January 1783

- Had 13 children total, only the 4 youngest still living

- Youngest son is Bryant Whitfield was age 33 in 1844, and living in Effingham County, IL

- Papers supporting her husband’s service were taken by their son William Whitfield to the “south part of Kentucky, where he also died several years ago”

- Since the war, she has lived in Duplin County, NC, Christian County, KY, Stewart County, TN, Fayette County, IL and Effingham County, IL (for the past 7 years)

- She has a sister living in Wayne County, IL, by the name of Anne Slocumb, about 2 years younger than she

- Husband died 8 August 1825 in Stewart County, Tennessee

- Pension application was rejected due to lack of evidence of the alleged service

Caleb Williams

- Born in 20 September 1760 in Dorsett County, Maryland
- Volunteered in the North Carolina Line in 1780, while a resident of Hillsborough, Orange County, NC
- Served 9 months
- Remained in Orange County for a few years after the war
- Moved to the Crab Orchard in Kentucky for 1 year
- Moved to Lincoln County, KY for 7-8 years
- Moved to Red River, Montgomery County, TN for 1 year
- Moved to North Cross Creek, Stewart County
- Applied for a Pension (S3588) on 25 September 1832, while a resident of Stewart County
- Name appears on the 1835 pension roll from Stewart County

- Died prior to 30 March 1835, according to a Circuit Court case

Davis Yarborough

- Born about 1760 in Anson County, NC
- Volunteered in the North Carolina Line in 1782, while a resident of Randolph County, NC
- Served 8 months
- Moved to Stewart County in 1803
- Applied for a Pension (S1606) on 26 September 1832, while a resident of Stewart County
- Name appears on the 1835 pension roll from Stewart County

Pension Application of Davis Yarborough

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