Rev. Pension Application
| On the 27th day of
August 1832, personally appeared in open Court before the Justices
of said Court now sitting, Thomas Hilliard of the County aforesaid
aged about 70 years, to being first duly sworn according to wall
doth on his others make the following declaration in order to obtain
the benefit of the act of Congress passed the 7th June
1832, to wit:
That he was born in the County of New Kent, State of Virginia - that when quite young his parents moved and settled and the County of Granville No Carolina - that he does not know his precise age having no register off it - but he is confidence he is upwards of 70 years old. about the last of February 1779 he volunteered in Granville aforesaid for three months in the Militia under the command of Capt. Smith &Lieut. Rica, both of said county - that the company to which he was attached was marched to James Bilboe's fishery own Roanoke River in the County of Mecklenburg, Virginia, where they were employed in catching and barreling shad for the army, the fishery and seine being proper for that purpose. that he received at the and of the three months from Capt Smith as he now thinks, a discharge which he has lost or mislaid & can not now find.
In the next year 1780, the class to which he belonged furnished a substitute which exempted it from the draft then called for. about the last of January 1781, he was drafted in the County of Granville aforesaid for three months service as a Militia man under the command of Capt Gideon Gooch and was marched with his company to Hillsboro N. Carolina where they joined the twelve months men commanded by Col. Long of the County of Halifax N. C. and Majr Armstrong. That he remained at that place and was employed with the Militia and State troops in protecting the General Assembly of No Carolina then and there convened, and in keeping the Tories in check, who had threatened the General Assembly and committed much mischief in the neighborhood and county around under Col. Fanning - by plundering houses, destroying property, and in some instances killing the Whigs. This affiant states that at the expiration of this second service he received a discharge from Col. Long as well as he remembers - but this with his other discharge has been lost or mislaid so that he cannot now find them - never considering them of any use after the termination of the war. He recollects the names of Capt. Trend & Capt. McFarland who commanded companies of militia at Hillsboro in this period. During the latter service he heard that the battle of Guilford was fought and that Genl Greens afterwards marched with the American forces under his command toward the south and Cornwallis with the British troops towards Wilmington, N.C. and back through Halifax N. C. to Virginia.
This affiant hereby relinquishes his every claim to a pension or annuity, except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension Rolls of the Agency of any State, and that he never has received any compensation for his services.
He knows of no person by whose personal knowledge he can
prove his service & the only corroborating testimony in his
power is that ?? had by the respective persons who have sworn to and
subscribed the annexed affidavit. he lived in Granville, during his
service aforesaid with in a very few miles of his present residence
in the County of Warren where he has lived since residence being
taken from the County of Granville - it was first called Bute and
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