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REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIERS

 

BAILY, REUBEN, aged 70, and a resident of Limestone county; private S. C. Continental Line; enrolled on April 25, 1825, under act of Congress of March 18, 1818, payment to date from March 4, 1825; annual allowance, $96; sums received to date of publication of list, $240; died.óRevolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 
BEVERS, JAMES, aged 73, and a resident of Limestone county; private Virginia Continental Line; enrolled on December 11, 1823, under act of Congress of March 18, 1818, payment to date from October 20, 1823; annual allowance, $96; sums received to date of publication of list, $275.08. Died December 1826.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.
 
CATCHUM, HIGH, aged 72, and a resident of Limestone county; private, N. C. Militia and State Troops; enrolled on January 24, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832; payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $46.66; sums received to date of publication of list $139.98.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.
 
COLLINS, ELY, aged 76, and a resident of Limestone county; private N. C. Militia; enrolled on February 23, 1834,
under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $40; sums received to date of publication of list $100.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.
 
CRAIG, JOHN, aged 71, and a resident of Limestone county; private Virginia Militia; enrolled on January 24, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832; payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $28.34.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.
 
CRAIG, JOHN, aged 75, resided in Limestone county, June 1, 1840.-Census of Pensioners, p. 148

GREESHAM (sic), ROBERT, age not given, a resident of Limestone county; private Dark's Regiment; enrolled on December 6 ,1824; payment to date from February 18, 1824; annual allowance, $48; sums received to date of publication of list. $433.95; February 4, 1822.óRevolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

HILL, JOEL, aged 72, and a resident of Limestone county; private N. C. Militia; enrolled on February 21, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832; payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $26.66; sums received to date of publication of list, $79.98.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

HOLLAND, THOMAS, aged 71, and a resident of Limestone county; private S. C. Militia; enrolled on June 13, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832; payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $76.66; sums received to date of publication of list, $229.98.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Limestone county, June 1, 1840, aged 78.-Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

JENKINS, JOHN, aged 81, and a resident of Limestone county; private and sergeant S. C. Continental Militia; enrolled on June 14, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832; payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $65; sums received to date of publication of list, $195.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

KEYES, JOHN WADE.-"The last resting place of this Revolutionary soldier is in an old family burial ground upon

his plantation, three miles from Athens on the Huntsville road. His lovely rural home was situated upon a hill about half a mile from Swan creek. His wife, Louisa Talbot Keyes, lies beside him. John Wade Keyes was born in Mystic, near Boston, Mass., Sept. 25, 1752, and died near Athens, Ala., Feb. 13, 1839. His ancestry and many acts of his life are told in a book of the Keyes family called Solomon Keyes and His Descendants, by Judge Asa Keyes, of Vermont, published in Battleboro. We find from this that he was the son of Capt. Humphrey Keyes and Marcella Wade. His father was a sea captain of Boston. After many successful voyages he was wrecked and taken captive by the Algerines. He was a prisoner for years, but finally made his escape. Upon his return to Boston he took John, his oldest son, and went down into Virginia. An old family record in Tennessee shows that Capt. Humphrey Keyes in 1775 was proprietor of 'Keyes' Ferry' on the Shenandoah river. A member of the family has now in his possession a letter written by General Washington relative to the survey of Keyes' Ferry tract on the Shenandoah near Charleston, Jefferson county, Virginia. John Wade Keyes married January 27, 1773, in Virginia, Louisa Talbot, niece of President Monroe. She was born near Alexandria, Va., April 20, 1756, and died near Athens, Nov. 6, 1836. This happy couple lived together for sixty-three years.
        Early in the Revolutionary war there was a call made for volunteers under Gen. John Thomas in the Shenandoah Valley. John Wade Keyes was the second man to enlist; he was engaged in the battles of Bunker Hill, Lexington, Trenton, White Plains, Princeton, Brandywine and King's Mountain. Capt. John Keyes settled near Alexandria Virginia, moved thence to the vicinity of Blountsville, Sullivan county, East Tennessee, and finally to Athens, Limestone county, Alabama, where he was one of the pioneer settlers. It is said that he would never consent to apply for a pension and when asked for his reasons he would reply. 'I fought for patriotism, not pensions.' He greatly honored and loved George Washington and he showed his admiration by naming his twin sons for him; one was called George and the other Washington. George Keyes commanded a company under Gen. Jackson and was afterwards made a brigadier-general of militia. Among the descendants of John Wade Keyes were Chancellor Wade Keyes, one of the most prominent jurists that Alabama has produced; George P. Keyes, a noted journalist; Col. John B. Richardson, of New Orleans, commander of the famous
'Washington Artillery' during the war, and others of distinction at the present day."-Mrs. P. H. Mell in Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society, Vol. iv, p. 548.
 
LENTZ, HENRY, aged 81, and a resident of Limestone county; private and sergeant N. C. Militia; enrolled on June 14, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832; payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $59.33; sums received to date of publication of list, $148.32.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.
 
McCALL, JOHN, aged 70, and a resident of Limestone county; private and sergeant N. C. Continental Line; enrolled on Jnauary 5, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832; payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $20; sums received to date of publication of list, $60.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.
 
McCLURE, JOHN, aged 76, and a resident of Limestone county; private and sergeant N. C Militia; enrolled on May 10, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832; payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $80.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.
 
McCONNELL, JAMES, sen., aged 83, resided in Limestone county, June 1, 1840.-Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.
 
McKINNEY, CHARLES, aged 71, and a resident of Limestone county; private and sergeant Virginia Militia; enrolled on June 14, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832; payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $27.33; sums received to date of publication of list, $68.32.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.
 
MAINYARD, COLEY, aged 74, and a resident of Limestone county; private Virginia Continental Line; enrolled on January 26, 1830, under act of Congress of March 18, 1818; payment to date from January 2, 1830; annual allowance, $96; sums received to date of publication of list, $352.51.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.
 
MALLERY, JOHN, aged 75, and a resident of Limestone county; private and sergeant Virginia State Troops; enrolled on February 23, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832; payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $80; sums received to date of publication of list, $240.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.
 
MALONE, WILLIAM, aged 77, and a resident of Limestone county; private and sergeant S. C. Militia; enrolled on August 12, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832; payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $90; sums received to date of publication of list, $225.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Limestone county, June 1, 1840, aged 85.-Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.
 
MITCHELL FLUD, aged 77, and a resident of Limestone county; private and sergeant N. C. Militia; enrolled on February 21, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832; payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $80; sums received to date of publication of list, $240.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.
 
MITCHELL, JESSE, aged 75, and a resident of Limestone county; private and sergeant; enrolled on February 23, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832; payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $80; sums received to date of publication of list, $200.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Limestone county, June 1, 1840, aged 75.-Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.
 
MORGAN, ASA, aged 74, and a resident of Limestone county; sergeant and private Georgia Militia; enrolled on August 12, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832; payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $83.91; sums received to date of publication of list, $209.77.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.
 
SLOAN, SAMUEL, aged 76, and resident of Limestone county; private N. C. Continental Line; enrolled on February 29, 1832, under act of Congress of March 18, 1818; payment to date from February 24, 1832; annual allowance, $96; sums received to date of publication of list, $146.48.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.
 
STRANGE, ABNER A., aged 73, and a resident of Limestone county; private and sergeant Virginia Continental Militia; enrolled on February 23, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832; payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $40; sums received to date of publication of list, $100.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.
 
TAYLOR, ELIJAH, aged 81, and a resident of Limestone county; private and sergeant N. C. Militia; enrolled on July 29, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832; payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $33.33.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.
TRENCH, BENJAMIN, aged 69, and a resident of Limestone county; private Virginia Continental Line; enrolled on June 6, 1820, under act of Congress of March 18, 1818; payment to date from October 17, 1818; annual allowance, $96; sums received to date of publication of list, $486.99. Dropped under act May 1, 1820. Restored, commencing January 5, 1830.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

Source:  Revolutionary Soldiers in Alabama; Author-Thomas McAdory Owen, 1911 - Transcribed by C. Anthony

 


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