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 JOHN WILLIAMS Granville County, North Carolina
Rejected Revolutionary War Pension Application -11592
[transcribed by Deloris Williams]
Note: any remarks by me are in brackets[ ], or arrows < >

May 28, 1840
Act of June 1832

Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832
State of Georgia
County of Habersham

On this 30th day of April One thousand eight hundred and forty personally appeared in open Court now sitting before the Inferior Court of Habersham County and State of Georgia JOHN WILLIAMS a resident of Blue Creek in the County of Habersham and State of Georgia aged seventy seven years ???? it? Being ??? duly sworn according to law doth <phrase illegible> following declaration (on oath) in order to obtain the benefit of the provisions made by the Act of Congress passed June 7th 1832.  That he enlisted in the Army of the United States in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty two and with Capt. ALEXANDER D. POPE in a Battalion commanded by Major JACKSON (the Regiment he dose not know) and that he resided in Granville County North Carolina when he enlisted and that he marched from said County to Wilmington and on their march he was attached to a scouting party which was attacted by a boddy of torys which they drove back and killed six of their party and two of their men was shot by the tories and he received a wound in the right leg by a ball shot from them and that they then marched on to Wilmington and then to fourt Johnson at the moth of Cape fare river then to Town Creek and there was discharged by Captain A.D. POPE in one thousand seven hundred and eighty three and that from old age and the consequent loss of memory he cannot sware positively  as to the precise length of his service but according to best of his recollection, he served not less than six months as a private and for which service & claim a pension.  He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or an annuity except the present and he declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any agency of any State.  Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid the reason he has not made earlyer application for a pension is that he had understood he had to prove his service by a witness which he could not do. [the name B.Y. Patton is scribbled within the margins of previous sentence]. Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid

JOHN WILLIAMS [his mark]   

And the said Court do hereby declare their opinion that the above named applicant was a Revolutionary soldier and served as he states certified in open Court the day and year above written.


 I THOS. McRAE Clerk of the Inferior Court of the said County do hereby certify that the foregoing contains the original proceedings of the said Court in the matter of the application of JOHN WILLIAMS  for a pension.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal of office this thirtieth day of April one thousand eight hundred & forty (1840).


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