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WILLIAM WEST, Warren County, North Carolina
Revolutionary War Pension File
Transcribed and submitted by Deloris Williams


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 ?????

North Carolina
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
Pikeville, Kentucky

Rev. & 1812 Wars Section, ILL.

Dear Madam:

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,

Acting Commissioner

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