From microfilmed copies M805, Roll 853, Image 732 File: W18304)
Susannah West survived her husband by many years and was 112 years old when she died in 1871; according to a newspaper article in the
Fayetteville Observer on Nov. 24, 1859, Susannah West, widow of William West, was 100 years old at that time.
Sent to Pen Agt 18 Dec 1846, Same 3 Nov 1847
Set to ???? GALLAGHER? Jany 24, 1850
1857 March 7, to JNO M. ROSE
& voucher to ?????
Widow of WILIAM WEST-
who died on the 15th November 1823
Warren County in the State of NC.
who was a Private in the ______commanded
by Captain N.C of the ________commanded by
in the North Carolina line for 12 months
(HON. L. O. BRANCH, Dec. 18/60)
Inscribed on the Roll of North Carolina
at the rate of 40 Dollars ____Cents per annum
to commence on the 4th day of March 1831.
Certificate of Pension issued the 22 day of August
1843__ and sent to Hon. R. M. SAUNDERS,
Raleigh, N. Carolina
Arrears to the 4th of March 1843 $480.00
Semi-annual allowance ending Sept. 20.00
Revolutionary Claim Act July 4, 1836 ,
Section the ?30 __
Recorded by KELL? STEWART, Clerk
Book C – Vol. 3 – Page 185
In order to obtain the benefit of the 3rd Section of the Act of
Congress of the 4th July 1836,
State of North Carolina, County of Warren
On this 27th day of
February 18hundred & forty three (1843) personally appeared before
the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions in a fore said County in said
State SUSANNAH WEST aged Eighty five years, who being first duly
sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the following
declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by
the Act of Congress passed July 4th, 1836.
That she is the widow of WILLIAM WEST, who was a private in the army
of the Revolution that belonged to the No.Carolina Line of the
_____Regiment & served as such for the term of One year in CAPTAIN
RAIFORD’s Company as she has been often informed by her said
husband, & which she verily does believe to be true, and that the
services as stated, was done by her said Husband in the Year 1781 &
a part in 1782.
She further declares that she was married to the said WILLIAM WEST
on the 15th day of December 17 Hundred and Seventy five (1775) That
her husband the aforesaid WILLIAM WEST, died on 15th day of November
18hundred & Twenty three (1823) and that she has remained a widow
ever since that period as will more fully appear by reference to the
proof hereunto annexed.
Sworn to and Subscribed on the day & year above Written before
W. T. Montgomery, clk
By Jno. W. White, D.C.
[signed, her mark]
March 16, 1931
Mrs. English Hammet Kendrick
409 Main Street
Rev. & 1812 Wars Section, ILL.
You are advised that it appears from the papers in the Revolutionary
War pension claim, W.18304, that William West while a resident of
Bute County, later Warren County, North Carolina, enlisted in 1781
and served one year as a private in Captain Raiford’s Company, 10th
North Carolina Regiment, specific dates of service not stated.
He died November 15, 1823.
Soldier married December 15, 1775, Susannah Lancaster. The marriage
bond was executed in Warren County, North Carolina, and was signed
by Lawrence Lancaster, no relationship to said Susannah shown.
Susannah West, soldier’s widow, was allowed pension on her
application executed February 27, 1843, while a resident of Warren
County, North Carolina, aged eighty-five years.
There is no reference to children.
Very truly yours,