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Revolutionary War Pension Record
of
THOMAS JARVIS

 

N. Carolina 12.618

Thomas Jarvis
of Currituck in the State of N. Carolina who was a Capt., Lieut. & pri. in the company commanded by Captain Steadman of the regt. commanded by Gen. Buncomb in the N. Carolina line for Capt.. 10 months, Lieut. 6, Pri. 8--

Inscribed on the Roll of N. Carolina at the rate of 306 Dollars 66 Cents per annum, to commence on the 4th day of March 1831.

Certificate of Pension issued the 14th day of May 33 and sent to Hon. W.B. Sheperd Eliz. City, N.C.

Arrears to the 4th of March 33            613.32
Semi-anl. allowance ending 4 Sept.      153.16
                                                           766.48

{Revolutionary Claim}
{Act June 7, 1832}

Recorded by Rush Newman, Clerk
Book E, Vol. 6; Page 45

State of North Carolina
Currituck County

On the 29th day of August 1832 personally appeared in open Court before Caleb Etheridge, Benjamin T. Simmons, John B. Jones and William Bray, Justices of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Currituck County and State of North Carolina, now setting Thomas Jarvis a Resident of Currituck aforesaid age seventy seven years who being first duly sworn according to Law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June the 7th 1832.  He saith that he entered the service in the State Troops of North Carolina a private soldier in the year 1775 - that he enlisted Hyde County of this State under Captain Benjamin Stedman, marched to Wilmington, N.C. and joined General Buncombs Regiment - was acquainted with General Sumner and General Williams at the time.  Has no evidence of this service nor does he know any one by whom he can prove it.  He left Hyde County in 1779 and came to Currituck County where he has resided ever since.  In April 1780 he turned out a volunteer Lieutenant under Captain Alexander? Whitehall and served six months near the Yadkin River in N.C.  Colonel Samuel Jarvis, the commanding Colonel, and Isaac Gregory, General commanding at the time.  He then turned out in December 1780 a Captain under Colonel Samuel Jarvis and General Isaac Gregory and marched with his company to Great Bridge Norfolk County Virginia and remained in the service untill the capture of Lord Cornwallis and was employed on or near the North Carolina and Virginia line and was at this time in service ten months.  Of this last service he can prove by Levin Ballance three months & then the said Levin was discharged & he can prove by Thomas Ives

six months of the service when the said Thomas was discharged.  He hereby relinquishes every claim what ever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the Pension Roll of the agency of any state.
     Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.
                                         (signed) Thos Jarvis

Mr. Edward Hardy a clergyman residing in Currituck County and State of North Carolina and Foster Jarvis of the same Place do hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Thomas Jarvis who has subscribed and sworn to the above Declaration, that we believe him to be of the age of seventy seven Years, that he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a Soldier in the revolution and that we concur in the opinion.
     Sworn and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.
                                         (signed) Edwd. Hardy
                                         (signed) Foster Jarvis

Hosea Ball and Joshua Ball make oath that they are well acquainted with Thomas Jarvis who has subscribed and sworn to the above Declaration and that they know he preformed the service stated to be in their knowledge.
     Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.
                                         (signed) Hosea Ball
                                         (signed) Joshua Ball

Levin Ballance maketh oath that he is well acquainted with Thomas Jarvis who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration & he knows he performed the service stated to be in the knowledge of this affiant.
                                          signed Levin Ballance

Thomas Ives maketh oath that he is well acquainted with Thomas Jarvis who has subscribed and sworn to the above Declaration and that he knows that he performed the service stated to be in the knowledge of this affiant.
                                           signed Thos Ives

And the said Court do hereby declare their opinion after putting the investigation of the matter and after putting the interrogatories prescribed by the War Department that the above named applicant was a Revolutionary Soldier and service as he states and the Court further certify that it appears to them that Edward Hardy and Foster Jarvis who has signed the preceding certificate are both clergymen and credible persons and that their statement is entitled to credit.

I Spence Hall Clerk of the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina, do hereby certify that the foregoing contains the original proceedings of the said Court in the matter of the application of Thomas Jarvis for a pension.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal of office this the 12th day of September 183_.
                                             S. Hall, C.C.C.

State of North Carolina
Currituck County

On this the 6th day of May 1833 personally appeared in open Court before us John B. Jones and Benjamin T. Simmons and William Bray, Justices of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina, Thomas Jarvis, Resident of said County who being duly sworn made the amended Declaration to a declaration made on the 12th day of September 1832 and to which this is attached in presence of the Court.

Thomas Jarvis being sworn deposeth to the interrogators prescribed by the War Department as follows:
     1st Interrogatory - Where and in what year were you born.
     Answer by Jarvis - From the best recollection of the record of my age I was borned in the year 1755.

     2nd Interrogatory - Have you any record of your age and if so where is it.
     Answer by Jarvis - I had a record of my age but it has been lost or destroyed.

     3rd Interrogatory - Where were you living when called into service.  Where have you lived since the Revolutionary War and where do you now live.
     Answer by Jarvis - When I first entered the service I lived in Hyde County in this State.  I left Hyde County in 1779 and came to Currituck County where I again entered the service and have continued to reside in said County ever since the Revolutionary War.

     The 4th & 5th Interrogatories - The Court thinks are sufficiently answered in the former Declarations - to the 6th Interrogatory Jarvis states that he received his commission as Lieutenant and afterwards as Captain from General Isaac Gregory - and kept them for some time after the Revolutionary War but thinking them of no value has lost or destroyed them.

The 7th Interrogatory is fully answered by Jarvis' Declarations.
     Sworn and subscribed this day and year aforesaid.
                                                                                      (signed) Thos. Jarvis

And the said Court do hereby certify that Hosea Ball, Joshua Ball, Leven Ballance and Thomas Ives, the witnesses who testified to the services of said Jarvis in the declaration to which this is an amendment, are creditable persons and entitled to be believed & are all men over 70 years of age.

I Spence Hall Clerk of the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the County of Currituck and State aforesaid do hereby certify that the foregoing contains a copy of the original amended proceedings of the said Court [next several words smudged] an application of Thomas [next words smudged].

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal of office this the 6th day of May 1833.
                                             S. Hall, C.C.C.

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