BENNETT WILLIAMS –
[transcribed by Deloris Williams]
(born in MD)
By Captain Peace of the Regiment commanded
Transcribed on the Roll of
Revolutionary Claims Act, June 7, 1832
Recorded by E.D. BULLOCK, clerk
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
R. VAN HOOK J.P.
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.
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
BENNETT WILLIAMS [his mark]
JOHN DICKENS clerk
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 .
Test JESSE DICKENS CCC
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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