THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR
PENSION APPLICATION
FOR
JOHN W. HUITT, SR.


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JOHN HUITT SWORN AFFIDAVIT OF HIS REVOLUTIONARY WAR SERVICE

State of Illinois, Greene County


On this 3rd day of April 1833 personally appeared in open court before one of the judges of the Circuit Court in and for the County of Greene and State of Illinois John Huitt a resident of the county and state afore said, aged seventy-two years 25th of January last, who first being duly sworn according to law. doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed June 7th, 1832. That he was born January 25th in the year 1761 in Brunswick County, Virginia. That in the summer(In the month of Augus, he thinks) of the year 1778, he volunteered and entered the service of the United State commanded by Capt. Williams in the County of Granville, North Carolina, he served two months holding the office of second Sergeant, mounted upon horseback finding his own horse and equipment [sic]--- which two months service at that time was reckoned equal to three months service upon foot. That this service was performed against the Tories in the adjacent neighborhoods. That the fall of 1778 he volunteered and entered the service of the United States in Granville, North Carolina. Commanded by Capt. Smith, and served two months mounted, finding his own horse and equipment[sic] against the the Tories in the adjoining neighborhoods, being a [private, which service was counted equal to three months upon foot.

That in the year 1779 he volunteered and entered the service in Granville County, North Carolina commanded by Capt. McFarling and served as a private two months mounted upon horseback, finding his own horse and equipment[sic] against the Tories, which service was counted equal to three months service upon foot. That in the latter part of the year 1780 or in the first part of 1781 he volunteer and entered the service commanded by Capt. Moore, who company was attached,Col.Maldberdy's[Malmedy's] Regiment Maldberdy [Malmedy] was a Frenchman, and he, this affiant, does not know how to spell his name) and served
as a private, three months (mounted, finding his own horse and equipments,[sic] against both Tories and British, which service was reckoned equal to 41/2 months service upon foot. That during this period of service he was in the battle at Guilford[Court House]. That he volunteered and served as First sergeant under command of Capt. John Henderson,
Whose company was attached to Col. [Malmedy's] Regiment in the summer of (he thinks) 1781.

That he served three months, mounted finding his own horse and equipments[sic], against both British and Tories. That he was at the battle at Ramsour's Mill during the time(he Thinks) he was under the command of Capt. John Henderson and that this service was reckoned equal to 41/2 months upon foot. That in the fall of (he thinks) 1781 he volunteered to guard the Legislature at Hillsorough and served as first Sergeant under the command of Capt. Goodge(Nathan Goodge, he thinks) the whole time the Legislature was in session, which was(he thinks) three months. At least he is confident that he served at this time not less than two months finding his won equipments[sic], but no horse. That he volunteered in 1781 and served against the Tories as a private under the Command of Capt. White Two months Mounted, which service was reckoned equal to three months upon foot. That he volunteered for three months a short time before Cornwallis was taken, which was in 1781, and entered the service as a private under the command of Capt. Fuller and marched towards Yorktown in Virginia and that upon Hearing that Cornwallis was defeated and taken, capt. Fuller marched his company and discharged them.

That he served not less than two weeks at this time. So this affiant claims a Pension for 3 months service as 2nd sergeant under Capt. Williams-- for 3 months service as private under Capt. Smith---for 3 months service as a private under Capt. McFarling; for 41/2 months service as a private. under Capt. Moore, for 41/2 months service as 1st. sergeant under Capt. Joh Henderson, for 2 months service as 1st. sergeant under Capt. Goodge, for three months service as a private under Capt. White and 2 weeks service as a private under Capt. Fuller = making in al 1 year 11 months and 2 weeks. and for such service he claims a pension. That he recollects to have seen several officers among whom recollects, particularly Genl. Greene under whose command Col.[Malmedy's] Regiment was, all the time he belong to it. That recollects Col. Washington and Col. Lee and Major DeBaron. That by reason of Old age the consequent loss of Memory he can not recollect the Christian names of several of his Captains nor the name of the Lieutenants under whom he served. Nor does he recollect the precise dates of the time when he served, but has told them as near he could after much reflection. That he has no record of his age. That he received discharges from service of his captains but that left them with his father who went to the State of Mississippi and died there and that he has never been able to get said discharges. That soon after the Revolutionary War he moved to South Carolina, lived there about[5?] years, the moved to the state of Georgia lived there about 18 years, that he then moved to the State of Illinois and lived in Madison County. about 16 years then moved to the now County of Greene where he has lived for the past 12 years. That he is well known to many person in his present neighborhood who can testify concerning him among whom he would mentioned Charles Kitchens and Edward D. Baker.

That he has no documentary evidence and that he knows of no person whose testimony he can procure who can testify to his service, that he herein relinquishes ever claim whatever to a pension or an annuity except the present and declared that his name in not on the Pension roll of the agency of any State of Territory. That he has no record of his age, but that he was taught by his parents when young to know his age and since, he has kept it himself.

John Huitt [signature?]

Sworn and subscribed the day and year aforesaid,Moses A, Bledsoe, Clk

We, Charles Kitchens, a clergyman residing in the county of Greene State of Illinois, and Edward T. Baker residing in the same county and state, hereby certify that we are well acquainted with John Huitt who subscribed and sworn to the above declaration that we belive him to be seventy-two years of age. that he is......[end of document].

This was Transcribed by Bill D. Holder from a copy John Huitt Affidavit of his Revolutionary war Service.


JOHN HUITT REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION APPLICATION
WAR DEPARTMENT, Pension Office


Sir:

The evidence in support of you claim, under the act of June 7, 1832, has been examined, and the papers are herewith returned. The following is a statement of you case in a tabular form. On comparing these papers with the following rules, and the subjoined notes, you will readily perceived that objections exist, which must be removed before a pension can be allowed. The notes and the regulations will show what is necessary to be done. Those points to which your attention is more
particularly directed you will find marked in the margin with a brace (thus: }). You will, when you return your papers to this Department, send this printed letter with them; and you will, complying with this request greatly facilitate the investigation of your claim.

A statement, showing, the service of John Huitt Greene Co. Illinois

Period when Duration Rank Name/rank of field Age at present and Proof of
Service Rendered Yrs Mo D Officer under whom abode when entering declaration
served service__________________________________________________________________________
Vol. Aug 1778 2 Sergeant Capt. Williams 72 Traditional
evidence
Vol. Fall 1778 2 Sergeant Capt. Smith Greenville, NC stated credible
by the court
Vol. 1779 2 Private Capt. McFarling

Vol. 1779 2

Vol 1780 2

Vol. 1781 3 Capt. Moore

summer 1781 3 Sergeant Capt. Malmedy's Regiment

Vol. Fall 1781 not less that 2 Mo Capt. Henderson

Vol. 1781 2 Private Capt. Goodge

Vol 1781 not less than 2 weeks Capt. White
a at this time Capt. Fuller

am, respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
J.L. Edwards
Commissioner of Pension
Source: Bill Holder

Source: Bill Holder; Received.
John Huitt War Records came from the National Archives
and it was Ordered by Nancy Enright in Springfield, IL
and a copy was sent to Holder.

Source:
Family Tree #145
Military Records Revolutionary War. Pension List.
Pension Roll of 1835 Volume IV page 13

John Huitt Sergent in the Cav.
Annual Allowance $101.55
Sum received 305.65
Description of service. North Carolina Continental
age app. 87

Source: William D. Huitt

John Hewitt./ Huitt listed on Pages, 663 and 341.
Book named
Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution
Published by the North Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution
Durham, 1932

printed by;
Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.
Baltimore, 1967 and in 1972

Source;
Department of Cultural Resources
State Library of North Carolina
Genealogical Services
109 East Jones Street.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601-2807
(919) 733-7222

Library of Congress Catalogue Card N,. 67-28097
International Standard Book No. 0-8063-0091-4

Source: William D. Huitt


ELIZABETH HUITT PENSION RECORD


Elizabeth Hewitt widow of John Hewitt who served in the Revolutionary War[NC}
as a private. Sergeant etc. Inscribed on the Roll at the rate of $111.53 per annum, to
commence on the 6th day of June 1848. Certificate of Pension issued the Recorded
on Roll of Pensioners under act July 29, 1848.
Page 193, Vol. D.


SUMMARY OF JOHN HUITT PENSION

Illinois 13.253
John Huitt
Greene [County] in the State of Illinois who was a Sergeant etc. in the company commanded by Captain Smith of the Regt. Commanded by Col. Malde---- in the North Carolina line for:

7 Months Sergeant of Cavalry
9 months Private of Cavalry
2 months Sergeant of Infantry
111 days Private


Inscribed on the Roll of Illinois at the rate of $101.55 per Annum, to Commence on the 4th day of March 1831. Certificate of Pension issued the 6th day of June 1833 and sent to Moses a Bledsoe, Carrollton,Illinois
Arrears to the 4th of March 1833 $203.10
Semi-annual allowance ending 4 Sept 1833 ___50.78
253.88


Revolutionary Claim
Act June 7, 1832
Recorded by M. Clagett. Clerk
Book E, Vol. 8, page 57.


Source: Bill Holder

ELIZABETH HUITT PENSION RECORD

Elizabeth Hewitt widow of John Hewitt who served in the Revolutionary War[NC]
as a private. Sergent etc. Inscribed on the Roll at the rate of $111.53 per Annum to
commence on the 6th day of June 1848, Certificate of Pension issued the Recorded
on Roll or Pensioners under act July 29, 1848.
Page 193, Vol. D.

Summary of John Huitt Pension

Illinois 13.253
John Huitt
Greene[County] in the State of Illinois who was a Sergeant etc. in the company
Commanded by Captain Smith of the Regt. Commanded by Col. Malde---in the North
Carolina line for
7 Months Sergent of Cavalry
9 Months Pricate of Cavalry
2 Months Sergeant of Infantry
111days Private

Inscribed in the Roll of Illinois at the rate of 101.55 per Annum, to Commence on the 4th
day of March 1831. Certificate of Pension issued the 6th day of July 1833 and sent
to Moses a Bledsoe, Carrollton, Illinois.
Arrears to the 4th of March 1833.
Arrears to the 4th of March 1833 $203.10
Semi-annual allowance ending 4 Sept 1833 50.78
--------------
$253.88

Revolutionary Claim
Act June 7, 1832
Recorded by M. Clagett. Clerk
Book E, Vol. 8, page 57


SOURCE: Bill D. Holder
Place of residence: VA.,NC., SC., GA., & IL. cemetery marker says 87yr 4m 11d.
Source: Greene County, Illinois Directory 1876, History of Greene County
Illinois 1885.

John Huitt Sr. one of the first pioneers with the borders of Greene
County Illinois, is a Native of North Carolina.

John Hewitt, same as Huitt of Greene County, Illinois age 79, is shown as a
pensioner in 1840 Illinois Census living with his son, John

There is government marker at White Hall War Memorial in Greene
County Illinois, as recognition of the Revolutionary War Vet. Satus.


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