HALIFAX   COUNTY

 

 

ALLEN SWEAT

 

 

Revolutionary War Pension File

 

ALLEN SWETT/NANCY - W16

Tennessee

NANCY SWETT
Widow of ALLEN SWETT
(Col Lyttle, NC)

Who served in the Revolutionary War as a Private
Inscribed on the Roll at the rate of 36 Dollars 66 Cents per annum, to commence on the 4th day of March 1848.
Certificate of Pension issued the 23 day of Jany 1819
and sent to MACLIN CROSS, Purdy, Tenn
Recorded on Roll of Pensioners under Act February 2, 1848 Page 306 Vol. 3.
1882 Sept. 8, G. W. GEORGE - No data given to identify this case with ALLEN SWEAT stated in his letter sent circular children cannot prosecute advance for pension - also that children must be under 21 years March 3, 1855 to obtain Bounty Land for Revy. Services.
Jany 25/49

See letter 20 March 1830 to Thos. Crutcher, Pen. Agt.
The pension agent erroneously reported Mr. SWEAT dead- see vouchers in 3 deeds office.

Mem. 1845. ALLEN SWETT appears on the rolls of the NC Line as having enlisted in Augt. 82 and discharged in July following making 11 months.

From 5440 North Carolina to W. Tennessee.

ALLEN SWETT
Colo. Lyttle - Private
North Carolina Line '82 War
In the army of the United States during the Revolutionary War.
Inscribed on the Roll of North Carolina at the rate of 8 Dollars per month, to commence the 6th of June 1818.

Certificate of Pension issued the 18 of Jany 1819 and sent HENRY POTTER Esqr., Raleigh, North Carolina.
Arrears to 4th of Sept. 1818 4 mo. 29/30 - $18.40
Semi-anl. all'ce ending 4 March 1819    - $48.00
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                                                                        $66.40

Continued -Revolutionary claim, Act 18th March, 1818

Notify Hon. J. S. SMITH
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State of North Carolina
Wake County
Superior Court Autumn Term
1820 on this 4th Day of Octr. 1820

Personally appeared in open Court it being a Court of record ALLEN SWETT aged 55 years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following Declaration in order to obtain the provisions made by the acts of Congress of the 18th March 1818 and the first may 1820 - That he the said ALLEN SWETT enlisted for the term of 18 months on the month of June in the years 1780 or 81 in the county of Halifax in the state of North Carolina in the company commanded by Capt. PETER B. COATS in the regiment commanded by Col. ARCHIBALD LYTTLE being the 2nd Regiment in the line of the State of North Carolina on the Continental Establishment that he continued to serve in the sd. Corps untill he was honorably discharged on or about the month of July at Charleston in South Carolina having continued in the service on or about thirteen months. And in pursuance of the Act of the 1st May 1820 I ALLEN SWETT do solemly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March 1818 and that I have not since that time by gift sale or in any other ??? disposed of any of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby to diminish it as to bring myself within the provisions of an act of Congress Entitled an act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land & naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War passed on the 18th March 1818. & that I have not nor has any person in Trust for me any property or securities, contracts or debts due to me, nor have I any income nor means of support except what is allowed me as a Pension under the Act of Congress of the 18th March 1818 which I have rec'd from the Bank of the United States at Fayettesville by virtue of my pension Certificate being No. 5440, having rec'd as yet only one payment due on the 4th March 1819 & there still remains 2 payments due under the act of 18th March 1818 and one under the Act of 1st May 1820- that is up to the 4th Sept. 1820. And also what is contained on the following, schedule to wit-

Schedule
State of North Carolina
Wake County

On this 4th day of October 1820

Personally appeared in open Court being a Court of Record ALLEN SWETT of said County aged 55 years who being first duly sworn according to Law doth on his oath declare that he served in the Revolutionary War in the 2nd Regiment in the company commanded by Capt. PETER B. COATS of the North Carolina line and that his original declaration was made before Judge POTTER on the 6th day of June 1818 and having rec'd only one payment by virtue of his certificate No. 5440 as aforesaid and I do solemly swear that I was a resident citizen on the 18th day of March 1818 and that I have not since that time by gift Sale or in any manner disposed of my property or any part thereof with Intent thereby to diminish it as to bring myself within the provisions of an Act of Congress entitled an Act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War
passed on the 18th March 1818 and that I have not nor has any person in Trust for me any property or securities or contracts or Debts due to me nor have I any income other than what is contained in the Schedule hereunto annexed & by me Subscribed.
To wit,
No real or personal Estate of any kind
1 Small mare vallued at by the Court $30
1 cow 1 yearling -------------------------------12
1 Sett Knives & forks ------------------------ 2.75
1 Small pott & oven -------------------------- 2.00

And that he is himself aged 55 years & his wife NANCY 48 years & has seven children in his family To wit --
JOHN aged 18 years HEZEKIAH 14 TERRELL 12 (son) CARY 10 years AGGY 7 CANDIS  5 & HILLSMON  2 years of age.
That these are all his family - and his employment is farming upon rented land & being infurm he is unable to pursue it so as to obtain a competency for himself & family nor has he any person other than his family to assist him or contribute to his assistance Sworn to and subscribed in Open Court

ALLEN SWETT ("B" his mark)

Sworn to in open Court

R. HINTON, CSC

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State of North Carolina
Wake County

I RANSOM HINTON Clerk of the Superior Court of Law &C for the County of Wake do hereby certify That the foregoing oath and the schedule thereto annexed are truly copied from the Records of the said Court and I do further certify that It is the opinion of the said Court that the total amount in value of the property exhibited in the aforesaid Schedule is forty four dollars and seventy five cents. In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand & affixed the seal of the said Court this 7th day of October A. D. 1820.
R. HINTON, CSC

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11905
May 13, 1845
NANCY SWETT
Tenn.
Act 7 July '38
?? 29th March '44

Declaration, In order to Obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress of the 7th July 1838 entitled, An Act granting half pay and Pension to Certain widows.

State of Tennessee
McNairy County

On the 29 day of April 1845 personally appeared before the Honorable Circuit Court of McNairy County State of Tennessee, NANCY SWETT a resident of said County aged Seventy Three years who being first duly sworn according to Law doth on her Oath make the following Declaration in Order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress passed July 7th 1838 entitled, An Act granting half pay and pensions to Certain Widows That she is the Widow of ALLEN SWETT who was a Private in the Army of the Revolution in Captain PETER BECOATS Company and Second North Carolina line, and who was admitted as a Pensioner under the Act of Congress passed 18th of March 1818 and is enscribed On the Pension List Roll of the North Carolina Agency at the rate of Eight Dollars per month The services rendered by the said ALLEN SWETT will fully appear by reference to his Declaration now on file in the Office of the Secretary of War. She further Declares that she was married to the said ALLEN SWETT on the Twenty Third day of January in the year Seventeen Hundred and Ninety two, that her husband the aforesaid ALLEN SWETT died on the Twenty ninth day of March in the year One thousand Eight hundred and forty four that she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service but the marriage took place previous to the first day of January Seventeen Hundred and Ninety four Viz at the time above Stated. Given under my hand the day and date above.
Sworn to and Subscribed in Open Court on the day and year above written

NANCY SWETT ("X" her mark)

A. J. KINKAID, Clerk
McNairy Circuit Court



State of Tennessee
McNairy County

On this the 29 day of April in the year of Our Lord 1845 personally appeared before the Honorable the Circuit Court now sitting for said County DOLLARSON SWETT who is a respectable person, aged forty seven years old and made oath in due form of Law, that NANCY SWETT the present applicant for a Pension and ALLEN SWETT, late of said County
dec'd, lived together as man and wife ever since my recolection, and that NANCY SWETT was NANCY EVINS before her marriage to ALLEN SWETT, and that they was married as I have always been informed and believes, in Wake County State of North Carolina. And that ALLEN SWETT the present applicants Husband died in McNairy County State of Tennessee on the 29 day of March 1844. Given under my hand and seal.
DOLLARSON SWETT

Sworn to and subscribed in Open Court the day and date first above written
A. J. KINCAID, Clerk
McNairy Circuit Court



State of Tennessee
McNairy County

On this the 29 day of April in the year of Our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and forty five, personally appeared before the Honorable Circuit Court now sitting for said County JAMES MAGEE and ARCH'D W. MURRY two respectable persons, and made oath in due form of Law, that they were well acquainted with ALLEN SWETT in his lifetime, and his wife NANCY SWETT, that they lived together as man and wife, during or acquaintance with them which was a great many years, that said NANCY SWETT is now a widow and has remained a widow ever since the Death of her Husband, we are also well acquainted with DOLLARSON SWETT he is a man of character and standing in said County Given under my hands
A. W. MURRY
JAS. H. MAGEE

Sworn to and Subscribed in Open Court the day and date above written
A. J. KINCAID, Clerk
McNairy Circuit Court




State of Tennessee
McNairy County

I A. J. KINCAID Clerk of the Circuit Court for said County do hereby certify that the foregoing contains a full tree and correct statement of NANCY SWETT for a Pension in Our said Court. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal of Office in Purdy this 29 day of April 1845.
A. J. KINCAID Clerk
McNairy Circuit Court


State of Tennessee
I WILLIAM C. DUNLAP Judge of the 11th Judicial Circuit in the State aforesaid, which Circuit includes McNairy County do hereby certify that A. J. KINCAID whoe name appears signed to the foregoing certificates is now and was at the time of signing the same Clerk of the Circuit Court for McNairy County. I also certify that DOLLARSON SWETT, JAMES H. MAGEE and A. W. MURRY are respectable persons. Given under my hand and seal this 30 day of April 1845.
W. C. DUNLAP
Judge &c


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(Stamped "Raleigh, N.C. MAR 26")

MACLIN CROSS Esqr.
Purdy, McNairy County, Tenn


Raleigh N. Carolina, March 20th, 1845
To MACLIN CROSS, Esqr.

Sir your letter requesting a transcript of the Marriage Bond & license of ALLEN SWETT to NANCY EVANS I send you a copy certified of all the proceedings that I can find com??? with the marriage & have stated in the certificate that many other bonds of about the same date and very imperfedly I hope that this may answer your purpose if so & it will be of any benefit to a Revolutionary Soldier wife I shall consider myself, amply paid.
Yours Respectfully & Truly.

W. A. HIGH

P.S.
The license and cover filed in the clks. office a Marriage as in other States & the <??> evidence that can be had here is a copy of the Marriage Bond.

W. A. HIGH


State of No Carolina
Wake County
Know all men by these presents that we ALLEN SWETT & REUBEN EVINS are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency Alexander Martin esquire




Signed Sealed & Delivered in the presence of Thos. Hunter Jr.

Allen Swett ("X" his mark)
Reuben Evins ("X" his mark)


Nancy Evins - 21st day Jany 1792


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State of North Carolina
Wake County

I JAMES T. MARRIOTT Clerk of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions for the County of Wake & State aforesaid do hereby certify the within to be a copy of a Marriage Bond filed in this office among other Marriage Bonds as also many others on file are in the same condition partly blank of and about the same date and that the within (of which I certify this to be a copy) is endorsed on "Marriage Bond" ALLEN SWETT to Governor"

In testimony whereof I hereunto affix the seal of said court and subscribe my name at office in Raleigh the 20th day of March A.D. 1845.
JAS. T. MARRIOTT, CC
By W. A. HIGH, DC



District of North Carolina
On this Sixth day of June 1818, before me the Subscriber, one of the Judges of the United States for the District aforesaid, personally appeared ALLEN SWETT, aged about fifty two years, resident in Wake County in the said District, who being by me first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the provision made by the late act of Congress, entitled "An Act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land & naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War". That in the year 1782, in Halifax County in the said District he the said ALLEN SWETT enlisted as a soldier in the company commanded by Captain BECOATS, of the tenth Regiment, in the North Carolina line, on the Continental establishment, in the Revolutionary War, for eighteen months; that he continued to serve in the said corps until the end of the said war, against the common enemy, when he obtained his furlough at Hadley's Point near Charleston, South Carolina; which furlough has been destroyed by him; that he was in no battle - and he is in reduced circumstances, & stands in need of the assistance of his Country for support.
Sworn to & declared before me the day & year first aforesaid,
H. POTTER, DJUSNC


No. Carolina District
FRANCIS JONES maketh oath that he was well acquainted with the above said ALLEN SWETT in the Army of the United States during the Revolutionary War, I knows that he the said SWETT served in the tenth Regiment (& he thinks in Capt. BECOATS Company) of the North Carolina line, in the Continental Army in said war - that he saw him in service, particularly, at Ashly Hill in So. Carolina; but how long he continued in service, this deponent cannot say- Deponent saith however that to the best of his knowledge, he left the said SWETT in the said service, when he, the deponent left the army in the capacity of servant to an officer.
Sworn to before me the 6th June 1818
H. POTTER, DJUSNC



District of North Carolina

AXUM SCOTT maketh oath that he has been well acquainted with the aforesd ALLEN SWETT, from his infancy up; that abouthe latter part of the Revolutionary War, the said SWETT, while living on deponents plantation on Roanoke in the State of North Carolina, entered the service of the United States, in the said war, and Deponent believes it was the Continental Service, in the North Carolina line, for eighteen months, & went off with the army and returned to his home about twelve months after, and after the treaty of peace, ; and deponent doth confidently believe that the said SWETT did serve in said Continental service against the common enemy until the end of the said War. And further this deponent sayeth not.
Sworn to before me, the 17th June 1818.
H. POTTER, DJUSNC



I HENRY POTTER, District Judge as aforesaid, do certify, that it appears to my satisfaction, that the said ALLEN SWETT did serve in the Revolutionary War as stated in the preceding declaration, against the common enemy for the term of nine months, on the Continental establishment, and that he is in reduced circumstances & stands in need of assistance of his country for support; and I now transmit the proceedings & testimony taken & had before me, to the Secretary for the Department of War, pursuant to the directions of the afore mentioned Act of Congress.
Raleigh 3d. September 1818.

H. POTTER, DJUSNC

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N. Carolina ----- 6th June 1818
ALLEN SWETT, Private
Wake Co.

Enlisted in 1782 A.D.

Capt. Becoats Comp'y
10th Regt.
N.C. Line


Admitted

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State of North Carolina, Secretary's Office 6th June 1818.
I WILLIAM HILL Secretary of State in and for the State aforesaid do hereby certify, that it appears from the muster roll in this office that ALLEN SWETT enlisted as a private Soldier in the 10th Regiment of the North Carolina Continental line in the Revolutionary War in the year 1782 for the term of 18 months.
Given under my hand at office in Raleigh the date above.
WM. HILL

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Penn Office
13 Jan

ALLEN SWETT
for transfer


B. M. GARNER
Fayetteville, Tenn.
Rec'd 13 Jan 1827


Application for a Transfer

State of Tennessee
Lincoln County

On the 23d day of December 1826 before me the subscriber, a justice of the peace for the said County of Lincoln personally appeared ALLEN SWETT, who on his oath declares that he is the same person who formerly belonged to the company commanded by Capt. PETER BACOT in the Regiment commanded by Col. ARCHIBALD LYTLE in the service of the United States that his name was placed on the pension Roll of the State of North Carolina from whence he has lately removed that he now resides in the state of Tennessee in the said County of Lincoln where he intends to remain, and wishes his pension tobe there payable in future (at Nashville Tennessee) and that his reasons for moving from North Carolina to Tennessee were that he thought that it was a new Country it wants suit him better than to remain in North Carolina.
ALLEN SWETT ("R" his mark)

Sworn & Subscribed to before me the day of year aforesaid
WM. EDMISTON Justice of the Peace


State of Tennessee
Lincoln County

This day personally appeared WILLIAM SWETT before me WILLIAM EDMISTON one of the acting justices of the peace in & for said County and made oath in due form of law that he is well acquainted with ALLEN SWETT who has made the foregoing affidavit, and that he well knows that he was placed on the pension roll of North Carolina. And that he believes from his own knowledge that the foregoing affidavit of the said ALLEN SWETT is true.
WILLIAM SWEAT

Sworn to & Subscribed before me this 23d December 1826.
WM. EDMISTON
Justice of the Peace

I WILLIAM EDMISTON a justice of the peace for Lincoln County (Tennessee) do certify that WILLIAM SWETT who made the foregoing affidavit of the identity of ALLEN SWETT is a man of veracity as he believes. 23 Dec. 1826.

WM. EDMISTON


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State of Tennessee
Lincoln County

I BRIN M. GARNER Clerk of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions for the said County do certify that WILLIAM EDMISTON before whom the foregoing affidavits of ALLEN SWETT & WILLIAM SWETT was made & who has certified the character of WILLIAM SWETT is now & then was an acting justice of the peace in & for said County. And that his signature thereto is in his own hand writing.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed the seal of said Court at office in Fayetteville this 23d Decr. A.D. 1826.

BRIN M. GARNER Clk

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PETER BECOATS Capt.
2nd North Carolina

War Department
Revolutionary Claim

I certify that in conformity with the Law of the United States of the 18th of March 1818 ALLEN SWETT late a private in the Army of the Revolution is inscribed on the Pension List Roll of the North Carolina Agency at the rate of Eight Dollars per month to commence on the sixth day of June One Thousand Eight hundred and Eighteen.
Given at the War Office of the United States this Eighteenth day of January One Thousand Eight hundred and Nineteen

J. C. CALHOUN
Secretary of War

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NANCY #16

East Carondelet
Saint Clair Co., ILL.

To the Hon. United States Pension Agt. Washington D.C.

We would like to have some information in regard to a Pension that was drawn by my Grandfather From the Revolutionary war. His name was ALLEN SWEAT. He drew a Pension & was to get some land also He died & all stoped & now my mother wants it looked up. If you will write me in regard to it & what it will cost to get it if it can be got I will pay all charges
Also the necessary measures to be take in the procedures.
I think he served three or four years.
By informing me of the above facts will greatly oblige yours truly.
GEO. W. GRAY.

 

Widow, &c.
Revy
No. 16
NANCY SWETT
Widow
ALLEN SWETT
PENS'N Rev. War.
Act: Feb. 2, 1848
Vol. M, Page 257


Purdy 1st May 1845

Dear Sir,
Enclosed you will receive the Declaration of MRS. NANCY SWETT, also a blank Marriage Bond as Evidence of her Marriage, and a copy of her late Husband ALLEN SWETT, Pension Certificate the Original was left at the Agency at Jackson, Tenn, when his widow drew up to the time of his death.

J. L. EDWARD Esq. Very Respectfully
Washington City Yours &c
MACLIN CROSS


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No. 11905
NANCY SWETT
Tenn
Act. 7 July 1838

M'd 92 & 29 March '44

Admitted under act-- 17 June '44
11 mos. pri.
$36.66 pr. an.
Commencing 29 March '44 the day of her husband's death.

Act '44 No. 114


MACLIN CROSS Esq.
Purdy, Tennessee

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Declaration In Order to Obtain the benefits of the Act of Congress of 2nd February 1848 entitled An Act Making further provision for surviving widows and Soldiers of the Revolution.
State of Tennessee
County of McNairy


On this first day of September 1848 personally appeared before me the undersigned an Acting Justice of the peace in and for said county NANCY SWETT with whom I am personally acquainted, a resident of McNairy County in the State of Tennessee aged Eighty years who being first duly sworn according to Law, doth on her oath make the following Declaration in Order to obtain the benefits of the provision made by the Act of Congress passed on the 2nd February 1848 granting pensions to Widows of persons who served during the Revolutionary War, that she is the widow of ALLEN SWETT who was a private in the 2nd Continental North Carolina line commanded by Captain PETER BECOATS, that she was admitted as a pensioner under the Act of Congress passed 17th June 1844 and received an annual pension of thirty six dollars and Sixty six cents, she further declares she is still a widow.
Sworn to and Subscribed on the day and year above written before me.

NANCY SWETT  ("X" her mark)

GEO. G. ADAMS, Justice of the Peace

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State of Tennessee
McNairy County

Be it known that on this first day of September 1848 before the undersigned an acting Justice of the Peace in and for said County, duly authorized by Law to administer oaths personally appeared NANCY SWETT with whom I am personally acquainted and acknowledged the foregoing Declaration to be her Act and Deed for the use and purposes contained Witness my hand and seal this 1st day of Sept. 1848.

GEORGE G. ADAMS
Justice of the Peace



State of Tennessee
McNairy County

I A. A. SANDERS Clerk of the County Court for said County do hereby certify that GEO. G. ADAMS, Esquire is now and was at the time of signing the same an acting Justice of the peace in and for said County duly elected commissioned and qualified, agreeable to Law and is authorized by Law to administer oaths. That full faith and credit should and ought to be given to all of his official acts as such. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said County this 23d day of September 1848.
A. A. SANDERS, Clk

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Jackson, Tennessee

NANCY SWETT
Widow of ALLEN SWETT
Who was a Private
in the N. C. Line

Inscribed on the Roll at the rate of
36 Dollars 66
Cents per annum, to commence on
the 29th day of March 1844.

Certificate of Pension issued the
8 day of July 1845
and sent to MACLIN CROSS,
Purdy, Tennessee

Act of June 17, 1844
Recorded in Book A, Vol. 2, Page 197

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Notes:
Allen Sweat was a resident of Halifax County when he enlisted in the Revolutionary War.  He first appeared in the 1786 North Carolina State Census in District 10, as head of household of 1 white male aged under 21 & over 60, and 2 white females, where one of his neighbors was Exum Scott, who later gave a deposition in his pension application.  By 1790, Allen Sweat was listed in Wake County, where he appeared as head of household also in 1800 (the 1810 & 1820 Census for Wake Co. is lost). In 1820 & 1830, Allen was living in Lincoln County, TN and in 1840, he was in McNairy County, TN.  There has been controversy as to the actual race of Allen Sweat, especially since there was a person by that name who was a member of the Pamunkey Indian tribe in 1836 in King William County, VA signed a petition to the Governor; also, Exum Scott was a Free Person of Color and his wife was the former Alley Sweat, as testified by Exum's son in his pension file.


 

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