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

Dear Sir:

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 
was buried.

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 
Revolutionary War.

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
Carolina Agency.

                                     Very truly yours,

                                     A.D. Hiller
                                     Executive Assistant
                                     to the Administrator

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