Declaration in order to obtain the Benefit
†Of the Act of Congress papers June 7th 1832
State of Tennessee† )††† April ??? of the
Warren County†††††† )††† Court of† ?????† ???
††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††AD 1834
On this 8th day of April personally appearing in
Open Court† ??? ???†† ???? , Wm McGregor,
Frances Smartt & Phillip H??????????the Court of the said
County now setting John Morgan a resident
Upon the Barren Fork of the Collins River in the County
& State aforesaid aged Eighty years the 24th day
of June next† who being first ????, ??? ac-
cording to L???†† ??? on his oath make the
following Declaration in order to obtain the Pension
I fit of the Act of Congree Papers?? June 7th 1832
† That he ??? the ???? up the ???
Did states under the following, named Officers
Served as he ???† ????†† That so to say
In the Month of January, 1776, he enlisted under
†one Whitfield Wilson ( a Recruiting Officer) in
Surry County in North Carolina for the term
Of two years. Declaimant resides in Surry County
N Carolina at this time. After the Recruiting
Officer had ??????????????, we
Were marched to ??? Camden in South Carolina
Where we joined Col Armstrongís Regiment. The
Officer of that Regiment under whom Declaiment
Services were Genl Rutherford Armstrong
Col, _____ Brown?????/??_ Micajah
Lewis† !st Lientenant of the Company to which Declaimant
Belonged & ???? Phillips, ??? his Captain.
Shortly after he joins Col. Armstrongís Regiment,
His Company Commander by Capt. Phillips
Together with ??? its Company were
Ordered to march down to Charleston which
Order ???†† ????† At Monks Corner which is
about 10 or 12 miles from Charleston, between the
latter City of camden they had an engagement
with the Tories without† serious†† ????
At Charleston, we were stationed 8 or 9 weeks
From Charleston we marched to Georgetown where
We were stationed† for 3 weeks. Thence we
Marched to Wilmington in North Carolina where
We were stationed† about 5 weeks. From Wilmington
We marched to Cross Creek in North Carolina
Wher we had† a two day engagement with the Tories
An took about 50† of them Prisioners & guarded
Them & marched them to Hillsborough in Orange
County† in S Carolina where they were taken from
Us by another squad of the Lane? Regiment &
Declaimant† saw no more of them. From Hillsborough
Declaimantís Company marched to Salisbury in
North carolina where we all got together again
??? the different Companies of the Regiment
The whole Regiment marched thence to Surry
Court House where we were all discharged
My Discharge was signed by Col Armstrong??? I have
Unintentionally ??? misplaced it. So that after
Sulisgent?? Search it has not been found
After the Discharge, Declaimant went back to
Where his Father ??? lived in Shenandoah County
Alenginies ( Alleghenys, VA) This was in 1779. Declaimant remained at
His fatherís House about 10 or 12 months. About
The ??? of which time, Col Tipton who
Was a Militia Col & Col Campbell persuded
Declaimant to enlist as a State Soldier with
A Brother of his ( Declaimants) who had enlisted
During the men??? Declaimant agreed did
Enlist fot the Term of 2 years more. This
Was done at Millerstown now called Woodstock
An Declaimant his heard. At all ??
At the Court House of Shenandoah County. He
Was put under Captian Simon Morgan, Col.
Gaston? And his Col Gene Steubin
From Woodstock, we were marched down to Chesterfield barracks,
Between Petersburg & Richmond. Thence we marched into
Amelia County wher we joined Gene Maynes?
Regiment. After joining this Regimentwe all
Went in pursuit up the P????? to Richmond
Alegenies( Allegennys), & from there to old Georgetown, then
To Williamsburg and thence to Ojunk Town???, where
They had forted themselves and wher we over took them& ???? the† to be
Numbered engagements in which Cornwallis was captured
Of which put a glorious to a glorious man.
Declaimant after this battle and surrender was discharged. His
Discahrge was signed by Nathaniel Lamb&† dated 6th day of November
In the year 1781. About 8 or 9 years ago
Declaimant handed this Discharge to D???† Wm.
P. Lawrence, now of Nashville, who was to apply for
His† Pension. It has been misplaced by said Lawrence
So that Declaimant can not get it. Pleasant?
Henderson who is now the Clerk of the Circuit
Court for said County of Warren & many others in this County
Have seen said Discharge. &
†??? prove anything in relation to it if required
Declaimant therfore has no Documentary† sinders?
Nor does he know if any person in the State
Where testemony, he can consequently† ???
To attribute to his Services. Cal Benjamin Lipton
Who resides on French Broad† in East Tennessee
Can attribute DeClaimant Services, as above
States. But his testimony can not be
Proven without trouble† >>>> in living
As he does in considerable sentence? Aff,
Neither of which he is attributed.
????????†† relighlishes every claim whatever
to a Pension or† ????????????????????
still his name is not on† the Pension ????
of the Agency. Of any State
Sworn to & Subscribed, this day and year aforementioned
William Edmondson CLK.††††††† John†† X† ( his mark) Morgan
The following Interigation were from
??? to the Declaimant John Morgan by
the Court of aforementioned & the following ???
made ??? by him to wit
1. Where & what were you born?
†Anw. I was born in Culpepper County Virginia on 24th June 1754
2. Have you any Record of your age & if so, where is it ?
†Anw. I have a Record in a little Book in my Fatherís hand writing
†I have it in my House on the barren Fork.
3. Where were you living when Enlisted into Services ? Where have you lived since the Revolutionary War? When and where do you live now ?
†Anw. I was living in Surry County North Carolina
When I first enlisted & when I enlisted the 2nd time, I lived in Shenandoah County Virginia. Shortly after after we took Wallace ( Cornwallis?), I settled in Montgomery County, Virginia wher I lived for 30 years. From there, I moved to the Barren Fork of the Collins River in Warren County, Tennessee, wher I have lived ever since.
4. How were you called into Service, were you drafted, did you volunteer or were you a substitute ? & if a Substitute, for whom ?
†Anw. I enlisted as a Volunteer in the above mentioned in this . Declaimant.
5. State the names of some of the Regular Officers
6. Who were with the ???? where you served- such. Continental & Militia Regiments as you can recalled & the general circumstances of your Service.
†Anw. I recalled† Genl. Wayne, Gene Steubin, Col.Phebecker, Col Guscon, General Morgan ( Daniel), Capt. Field, Capt. Lanely. I saw general Washington at Little Ojark?? & General Lafayette and others. Too ??? to name all of them. As to the Regiments,† I recalled Col. Tipton Regiment ( Mu????)
Col. Kellan or Kellars Regiment, Col Netherland?, Col. Rutherford Armstrongs, Col. Clevelands Regiment, Col. Lanes? Regiment.
The general circumstances of my services and details particularly in my Declaration with the si????? That I† was in the services off and on 3 years.
7. Did you ever receive a Discharge from the Services ? & if so, by whom was it given & what has become of it?
†Anw. I ??? a Discharge in the ????? of my first term of Enlistment, signed by Col. Armstrong at Little Ojunk† and one signed by one Nathaniel Lamb. Both have been
Destroyed† or lost.in particularly mentioned above in my Declaration.
8. State the names of the persons to whom you are known in your present Neighborhood who can testify as to your Character for veracity and their belief if your Service as a Soldier of the Revolution
†Anw. George Spangle, Daniel Spangle, William Young Esq., Daniel Young Esq., Samuel Lestes? And others.
We, Archelaus Prater, a Clergyman & ___________ Asphery??† Liveth residents of Warren County in the State of Tennessee, herby certify that we are well aquainted with John† Morgan who has su????? & sworn to this above Declaration. That we believe him to be eighty years to the 24th day of June next as he say in his Declaration. That he is reputable & believable in the Neighborhood where he resides, to have been a Soldier of the Revolution and that we concern in this opinion.
Sworn to and sub????? This day you aforesaid.
James E Hany††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Will Edmondson, CLK.
Contributed by Kevin Morgan Indianapolis, IN Return to Shenandoah County GenWeb Project Index