Revolutionary War Pension File


Isham Scott, b. 1763/d. 1837 Halifax Co., was son of Francis Scott who was in Edgecombe & Halifax Counties from the earliest days of the Counties.  He was married to Rebecca James, the widow of Jeremiah James, also a Revolutionary War veteran, who had died in 1805. Isham Scott was listed as the head of household of 8 Other Free in 1800 and 1810 Halifax Co.  Isham's siblings were Exum, Emanuel, James and Priscilla Scott.

Transcribed by Deloris Williams;   notations enclosed in square brackets [ ] are mine.


File S42004
Died 19, March 1837
Order to Pay 26 March 1838
19216 - North Carolina

Of Halifax Co. in the State of North Carolina
Who was a Private in the Company commanded by
Captain YARBOROUGH of the Regiment commanded by
Colonel NASH in the North Carolina line
For the term of 1 Year from May 1781.
Inscribed on the Roll of North Carolina
At the rate of 8 Dollars per month to commence
The 19th of May 1823.
Certificate of pension issued the 18th of Mar.1824
And Sent to Hon. H.G.BURTON .
Arrears to 4th of March 1824---------- $76.38
Semi-anl. all'ce ending 4 Sept. 1824 -$48.00
9 months -----------------------------------$124.38

{Revolutionary Claims Act March 18, 1818 & May 1, 1820}

State of North Carolina Secretary's office, 9th March 1824
I WILLIAM HILL Secretary of State in and for the state aforesaid, do certify that it appears from the muster rolls of the Continental line of this State in the Revolutionary War, that ISOM SCOTT a private Soldier in Capt. YARBOROUGH's Company of the 10th Regiment, was mustered in the Year 1781 for 12 months and out in April 1782.
Given under my hand at office in Raleigh the date above

WM. HILL, Secry.




Fayetteville March 16, 1838
Pension Office
JAMES L. EDWARDS, Commissioner of Pensions

It is supposed that you will Sanction the payment of the small amt due &
papers[?] ?????? to the widow of ISHAM SCOTT notes the forwarding they were
executed more than 90 days past.

I am for[?] respectfully
J. M. HUSKE[?]



District of North Carolina
Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the County of Halifax May 1823

On this 19th day of May, personally appeared in open court being a Court of Record for the County of Halifax - ISHAM SCOTT aged Sixty who being duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the pension given by the Acts of Congress of the 18th March 1818 and the Act of May 1820 that he the said ISHAM SCOTT enlisted and served for the term of one year from in about the last of April or first of May in the year 1781 in the State of N. Carolina in the Company of Captain and Adjutant BARK in the Regiment commanded by Col. ASH and Major HOGG afterwards under Genl. SUMNER in the line of the State of N. Carolina Principally opposed to Lord CORNWALLIS army on the passage through North Carolina till the last of March or first of April of the following year when
he was discharged from the said service in the State of N. Carolina. That
he had his last settlement with the Commissioners of the State of N. Carolina WILLIS JONES and others at Halifax N. Carolina and incurred dollar & ??? for part of his pay and that his certificate of discharge was delivered as in said settlement - and discharge was signed by Major HOGG. Was in a skirmish at Halifax at Halifax N. Carolina and was taken as a servant of Major HOGG for part of the time of service and in pursuance of the Acts of Congress of the first of May 1820 solemnly declare that I was a resident of the United States in the 18th of March 1818 and that I now reside and have always resided in the County of Halifax and the State of N. Carolina and that I have not since the 18th of March 1818 by gift, sale, or in any other manner dispose of my property or any part thereof so to diminish it as to bring myself within the provisions of an act of Congress an act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval services of the United States in the Revolutionary War passed the first of May 1820. and that I have not nor has any person in trust for me any property, securities, debts, contracts due me nor have I any income other than is contained in the Schedule hereto annexed and by me subscribed viz two beds, three pots, three tubs, and one piggon and a very small crop raised by my own labour on one third part of sixty acres of land rented by me in the County of Halifax that his family consists of himself and wife and two children with him, one girl twenty-one years of age & one son who is of age & works for himself.

[signed, his mark]

Sworn to and subscribed to in open court this 19th of May 1823 before me,

JAMES JONES a soldier in the Revolutionary War in the State of North Carolina being duly sworn deposeth for and saith that he was in the service of the United States during the Revolutionary War with the said ISHAM SCOTT from in about the first of May 1781 to August of said year that the said SCOTT enlisted for twelve months and this deponnent believes served out the time of his enlistment.

[signed, his mark]

Sworn to and Subscribed in Open Court this 19th of May 1823 before me,

I RICHARD EPPES, Clerk of the County Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions of Halifax do hereby certify that the foregoing Oath and Affirmative are true copied from the records of the Court together with the Schedule annexed thereto - and I do further certify that it is the opinion of said Court that the whole amount of Property contained and exhibited with aforesaid Schedule in value as thirty dollars - In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal on the 23rd day of July 1823.



Pri Rev War
Act 18 March 18
Index Vol. 31 Page 451








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