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BENNETT WILLIAMS – Granville County , North Carolina -Revolutionary War Pension

[transcribed by Deloris Williams]

File S7956
(born in MD)
North Carolina
Bennett Williams
Of Person County in the State of North Carolina
Who was a Private in the Company commanded
By Captain Peace of the Regiment commanded
By Col. WM. MOORE in the North Carolina
Line for Militia for 8 months.


Transcribed on the Roll of North Carolina
At the rate of 26 dollars 66 cents per annum
Commence on the 4th day of March 1831.
Certificate of Pension issued the 18th day of
February 1833 and sent Hon. D.L. BARRINGER
H. of Reps.


Arrears to 4th of Sept. 1832  - $ 39.99
Semi-anl allowance ending   -   13.33
$ 53.32

Revolutionary Claims Act, June 7, 1832

Recorded by E.D. BULLOCK, clerk
Book D, Vol. 8, Page 47.

State of North Carolina,

Person County

Before me ROBERT VANHOOK, one of the Justices of the Peace for the County of Person, personally appeared JOHN DENNIS aged about 70 years a resident of Orange County in the State of North Carolina, who being duly sworn, maketh oath that in the years 1778 or 1779 (he does not remember which) BENNET WILLIAMS SR now of Person County aforesaid was engaged in the service of the United States in the Militia of North Carolina, that during the absence of the said BENNET WILLIAMS SENR this affiant furnished the family of said BENNET with provisions; that before the service of the said BENNET had expired, he was taken sick and obtained a furlough and sent to the father of the affiant to assist him in geting home; that his father accordingly dispatched this affiant with two horses after said BENNET whom he met near Haw river returning home on a steed horse belonging to COL. THAXTON and accompanied him home and after the said BENNET had recovered his health he returned into the service again.

JOHN DENNIS [his mark]

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 18th day of September 1832


BENNETT WILLIAMS Declaration to the War Department

Declaration of BENNETT WILLIAMS Senr to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress of the 7th June 1832.

State of North Carolina

County of Person

On the 17th day of December 1832 personally appeared before the Justices of the County Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions for the  County of Person now siting, BENNETT WILLIAMS Senr a resident of the County of Person and State aforesaid, aged Seventy nine 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 provision made by the Act of Congress passed January 7 1832.  That he entered the service of the United States uner the following named officers and served as herein states   viz:  In the year 1778 or 1779 (he does not remember which) he volunteered to serve five months in the Militia of North Carolina under the command of Capt. JOHN PEACE and Lieutenant ROBERT HESTER – that he marched from Granville County where he then resided to Ramsay’s Mill on Deep River in North Carolina –that he remained sometime at said Mill and then marched to Eutaw Springs in South Carolina, and then a returned to Ramsay’s Mill when he was taken sick and obtained permission of Col. WILLIAM MOORE his commanding officer to return home – that as soon he regained his health he repaired to his post again, and served the post for which he had volunteered; that the object of the expedition to which he was attached was to protect the public store of provisions kept at Ramsay’s Mill, and to keep the Tories in subjection, some of whom they took and delivered over to the Continental troops.  That in the year 1781 he again volunteered to serve a term of three months in the militia of North Carolina – at that time he resided in Caswell County in the State aforesaid from whence he was marched under the command of Captain SHADRACK HARGIS  to Hillsborough in said State to guard said town against attacks of Tories – that he remained at Hillsborough until the time for which he had volunteered expired, when he was discharged and returned home.  That he was born in the County of St. Mary in the State of Maryland in the year 1754; that he has no record of his age, but is enabled to ascertain his age from recollections of having seen it in the family bible of his parents; when first called into service he resided in Granville County aforesaid, and when called out the last time he resided in Caswell County in which latter County he continued to reside until the division of said County into the Counties of Caswell & Person – since then he has resided in Person County.  That there were no regular officers or  Continental troops attached to the forces with which he acted, that the first tour he served was under Genl. BATLER who was a militia officer, that he received discharges at the end of both his terms of service from his commanding officers  but has lost or mislaid them.  He hereby relinquishes every claim whatsoever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension role of the agency of any state.




State of North Carolina

Person County

On the 18th day of September 1832 before me ROBERT VANHOOK one of the Justices of the Peace for the County aforesaid personally appeared JACOB VANHOOK of Halifax County, Virginia who maketh oath that in the year 1781 in the summer of that year this affiant volunteered to serve three months in the militia of North Carolina, that he was placed under the command of Capt. SHADRACK HARGIS and ordered to Hillsboro in said state to guard against the attacks of the Tories who had some short time previously captured Governor BURKE and that this affiant remained at Hillsboro with his company until the expiration of said term of three months when he was discharged; and this affiant further states that he knows of his own knowledge that BENNET WILLIAMS Senr now of Person County aforesaid was also a private in the company of Capt. HARGIS and served with this affiant the same length of time that this affiant did at the town of Hillsboro aforesaid.


Sworn to & subscribed before me the day & year aforesaid


I JESSE DICKENS Clerk of the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in and for the County of Person and State of North Carolina do hereby certify that the foregoing two sheets contain the assigned proceedings with application of BENNETT WILLIAMS  for a pension in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal of office this 19th day of December A.D.1832 .


I certify that the witness JACOB VAN HOOK is personally known to me and that he is a man entitled to the fullest credence and ought to be believed on his oath.


Note: A notation in the U.S. Pensioners list 1818-1872 says "died 15 August 1835, Paid 1st qr 1836"

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