1832 Revolutionary War Soldiers Pension Application of Capt. Nathan King
Contributed by Rick of Jack, Alabama
Posted March 03, 2005 by Myrtle Bridges.
North Carolina } Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
Cumberland County } September Term 1832
At this day the 7th of September AD 1832 personally appeared befor me David
McNiell one of the acting Justices of the Peace for Cumberland County,
specially appointed by the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Capt. Nathan
King of Cumberland and after being duly sworn, doth on his oath make the
following declaration in order to obtain the benifit of the act of Congress
passed June 7th 1832.
That the said Nathan King now aged eighty two years of age, is so enfeebled
by sickness and age that he cannot possibly attend the court now sitting.
That 1778 he was commissioned by Gov. Caswell of North Carolina, that he
rendevouzed at Elizabeth, Bladen County in North Carolina there he engaged and
marched into South Carolina under the command of Genl. Jno. Ashe and Colonel
James Armstrong of the 5th North Carolina Regt. to which he was attached.
They marched together to Savannah River at which place Genl. Ashe ordered up
the country and Col. Armstrong with his men to Parisburg and then joined
Genl. Lincoln, at that place the Nine month soldiers were apportioned
off to fill up the companies and he was sent home to collect and march on
balance of the nine months men; He accordingly collect all he could take
command of then at Fayettville, then Cross Creek and joined Genl. Lincoln at
Parkers Ferry on Edisto River [South Carolina], there they marched from place
to place until after the Battle of Stone Ferry June 1779 ~ there remained
sometime and marched into South Carolina under the command of Genl. Harrington
and there disbanded. He returned to North Carolina and continued skirmishing
until peace with the Tories ~ this affidavit further states that he was robbed
of his commission and all his papers by a Tory officer one Col. Fanning whilst
in Sampson County engaged in suppressing the Tories under one Mobley.
Where and in what year were you born?
Answer; I was born on the 7th day of November AD 1750.
Have you any record of your age, if so where is it?
Answer; My age was recorded in my family bible has been destroyed.
How were you called into service, were you a volunteer ~ drafted or substitute
Answer; I volunteered
Where were you called into service (from what place) and where you lived since
the war and where are you now living?
Answer; I believe it was July 1778 & I lived in Cumberland County No Carolina
and here I have lived ever since.
Name some of the officers with whom you were aquainted.
Answer; Major Rink? Eaton, Capt. Bhelomon? Taylor, Capt. Joseph Thomas Rhodes
Where is your commission?
Answer; I was robbed of it as stated above.
How long did you serve in all?
Answer; I served Eighteen months.
Sworn to and subscribed }
this the 11th day of September }
before me David McNeill }
one of the acting Justices of } /s/ Nathan King
Cumberland County, 1832 }
Test.. D. McNeill JP
November 17, 1939
Mr. H. Haywood King
Greensboro, North Carolina
Reference is made to your letter in which you request the record of
Nathan King, a Revolutionary War pensioner, who was born in 1750,
lived in Cumberland County, North Carolina, where he died in 1833 and
The data which follow is regard to Nathan King were obtained from the
papers on file in pension claim, S.7105, based upon his service in the
Nathan King was born November 7, 1750; the place of birth and the name
of his parents were not given.
While living in Cumberland County, North Carolina, Nathan King was
appointed in July, 1778, Captain, served in Colonel James Armstrong's
North Carolina regiment, was in the battle of Stone Ferry, length of
service eighteen months.
Nathan King was allowed pension on his application executed September
7, 1832, at which time he was a resident of Cumberland County, North
Carolina. He died December 31, 1833.
There are no data in this claim relative to the family of Nathan King.
In order to obtain the date of last payment of pension and name of
person paid, you should apply to the Comptroller General, General
Accounting Office, Records Division, this city, and cite the following
data: Nathan King, certificate #5867, issued Decmeber 28, 1832, rate
$360 per annum, commenced March 4, 1831, Act of June 7, 1832, North
Very truly yours,
to the Administrator
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