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BRIANCE
September 18 1832 .
HENRY BRIANCE-aged 75 years, 6 months
He entered the service in Mechlinburg County in North Carolina under Capt. James Harris under Colonel Thomas Polk in Feb. 1777. Served nearly 3 months and was thereupon discharged by hie captain at Mechlinburg County aforesaid. Marched through various parts of North Carolina. Again entered the service in same county under the same captain under Colo. Alexander, the next July following after his discharge. He marched against the Indians, the Cherokees, Genl. Rutherford commanding in this as also in the other campaign. He served 3 months. Again entered service in the same county in August 1778, under Capt John Harris in Colo Davis' Regiment. He marched through Mechlinburg and to South Carolina line. Served 3 mo. the whole detachment under command of Genl Davidson. He again entered service by enlisting in same company for 10 months under Capt Thomas Shelby in Feb 1781, Belonged to Col William Polk's
Regiment under Genl Sumpter. He was at the taking of Friday's Fort at Friday's Ferry. He was at the taking of Thompson's Fort near the High Hills of the Santee. He was at the taking of the fort at Orangeburgh. He was at the Battle of Juniper Springe. At the Battle near Bigham's Church near Honk's (?) Corhers. At the Battle near Strawberry Plaines. At Battle of Eutaw Springs, also at a battle two miles below Orangeburgh at the place called Monroe's Oldfield.

Interrogations.
Born in New York County Pennsylvania 27 of March1760. Living in Mechlinburg county N.C. when he entered the service Have lived in N. Carolina, Indiana, and Illinois since the War. Have lived in Montgomery County 14 years.

AttestóThomas Potter
John Mysenheimer.
Source : FHL Film Number 0848591 - Transcribed and Contributed by Friends for Free Genealogy



BROCKMAN

June 2, 1834.
THOMAS BROCKMAN age 75 years
Entered the service of the United States in Dec. 1776 with Capt John Markes and served in the Regt commanded by Col Charles Lewis In the Battalion commanded by Major George Stubblefield, Brigadier Genl. Weden's Brigade and Maj. Genl. Greene's Division. Served the time of 3 years under the same enlistment but before he was discharged Capt Markes being appointed paymaster he was commanded by Capt Archibald Moon and was discharged in Dec in the year 1779 by said Moon and Col William Davis who then commanded the Regiment Resided in Albemarle Co Va. when entered the service. Engaged at battle of Brandywine. Germantown, at Monmouth, at storming of Stony Point. Marched from Va. through Maryland. Pennsylvania and part of New York. Further declaration of service, June 1835 Served in 14th Va Regiment under officers named but a short time under Capt Markes before he was transferred to the 10 Va Regiment under the command of Capt Fellem ( ? ) in the said second Regiment commanded by Col William Davis and that he believes it was the Va State Troops and not the Regular troops in which he served.
Source : FHL Film Number 0848591 - Transcribed and Contributed by Friends for Free Genealogy

CRABTREE

October 24 1835
JOHN CRABTREE 75 years , 5 months. ....
He entered the service under Capt Edward Williams as a militiaman, and was sometimes under Col Sopy and Littrell in Randolph County, North Carolina in the spring of 1780 and served 12 months in succession in tours of 3 months each. That he then entered immediately under Capt John Knight in the same kind of service viz; Militia and served under said Knight,12 months also in tours of 3 months each making in all two full years of service as a militiaman and was discharged from the said service in the same county viz; Randolph County N.Carl. in the spring of 1782, He marched against the Tories in the county of Randolph, Guilford and Rowan.He had two battles with the Tories both in the lower end of Randolph County.

Interrogation.
Born in Randolph County North Carolina on the 31st day of May 1763-4. Lived in Randolph Co N.Car. when called into service. Since lived in N.Carl., a short time in S. Carl; 30 years in Ky. in 4 Muhlenberg Co and now lives in Montgomery County Illinois

AttestóJohn Jordan, William Jordan
Buried in Clear Springs Cemetery near Hillsboro Grave unmarked
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CRAIG

September 18, 1832
THOMAS CRAIG ,Sr age 69 years 11 months
Entered the service of the United States under Capt Smith as a Militiaman in Col. McKisick's Regt in Burke Co in the State of N Carolina, in spring or summer of 1781 and after serving nearly 3 months was discharged in the edge of Lincoln Co, N Car. He was in no battle while in service. Marched against the British and Tories through the Counties of Lincoln and perhaps Mecklinberg in N Carl. He entered as a detached militiaman. A few days after his return home he again entered the service as an Indian Spy under Capt Brown and was under Capt Stinson and Capt Servier and under Command of Col Robinson and continued about 12 months in paid service continuing on the frontiers between the Whiten and the Cherokee Indians on the Nolachucky River.

Interrogation,-- Born in Granville Co., N.Carolina. Oct. 1762. Lived in Burke Co. N. Carl. at time of entering service. Since war has lived in N. Carl., Ky., and Illinois,

Attest,-Thomas Potter-minister of the gospel Thomas Mann
Source : FHL Film Number 0848591 - Transcribed and Contributed by Friends for Free Genealogy


DRISKILL
David Driskill and Agness Driskill, NC Pension No. W 22974

Nov 16, 1819 in Gallatin Co, KY, the said pensioner at the age of 56 years appeared in the open court and stated that he had enlisted in Orange co, NC, in Oct 1777 to serve in the company under command of Capt Benjamin Coleman, in the 10th NC Regiment under the command of Col Clarke where the said pensioner served until the spring of 1780 when the said pensioner was honorably discharged at Wilmington, NC. The said pensioner was so discharged by Col Little or Lytle and he stated that he had served in the Battle of Stoney Point, the Battle of Monmouth, and others.

The affidavit of
James Coghill was also given at the same time and in the same place as the foregoing.
The said deponent stated and swore that the said pensioner had really served in the Revolutionary War on the side of the U.S. of America for more than 2 years. Sep 2, 1823 in Henry Co, KY, the said pensioner at the age of 61, appeared in open court again and stated that he had enlisted for a tour of 3 years duration in the year of 1778 from NC to serve in the regiment under the command of Col Patton and in the brigade under the command of General Gates. The said pensioner also stated and swore that he was a common laborer by trade and that he had one child by name of Greenup Driskill at the age of 13 years who was residing with the said pensioner.

On Feb 1, 1840 in Montgomery Co, IL, the said pensioner again appeared in open court for the purpose of asking that his pension payment be changed from the state of KY to the state of IL and he stated that he had removed to the said state of IL in order to live with his son and be kept by him.

The affidavit of Andrew Truitt was also given at the same time and in the same place as the foregoing.
The said deponent stated and swore that he had been well acquainted with the said pensioner in the said county and state for 30 years and he also stated that the said pensioner was the identical person that he claimed himself to be.

Jan 10, 1844, in Montgomery Co, IL, Agnes Driskill being at the age of 80 and being the widow and relict of the said pensioner, appeared in open court and stated that they had been married Dec 11, 1783 near Hillsboro in the state of NC and she also stated that her husband, the said pensioner, had died in Montgomery Co IL, Jan 18, 1842, and this said deponent concluded her declaration by stating that she still remained the said widow and relict of the said pensioner.

The affidavit of Jane Driskill was also given at the same time and in the same place as the foregoing.
The said deponent stated and swore that she was a daughter in law of David Driskill, who she also stated had received a pension from the U. S. government and who had died as the widow had stated.
This said deponent also stated that Agnes Driskill still remained the widow and relict of the said pensioner.

Mar 6, 1844 in Sangamon Co, IL, the affidavit of Timothy Driskill was also given and the said deponent stated and swore that he was at the age of 56 years and that he had been born in 1788 and that he was a son of the said pensioner, David Driskill.
This deponent also stated that his parents were married four or five years before his birth and he also swears that his father had received pension from the United States government. The said deponent also stated that his father, the said pensioner, had died as had been stated in open court by his widow and said deponent also swore that Agnes Driskill still remained the widow and relict of the said pensioner, David Driskill.

Jun 10, 1845, in White Co, IL, the affidavit of Daniel Hay was also given.
The said deponent stated that he was at the house of Greenberry Driskill in Montgomery Co, in the state of IL, 3/28/--. At that time and in that place he saw Agnes Driskill still living and the said deponent also state and swore that he was both well and favorably acquainted with the said widow of the said pensioner, David Driskill in the said county and state as aforesaid.

On Mar 26, 1845, in Montgomery Co, IL, the affidavit of Greenberry Driskill was also given.
The said deponent stated and swore that he was the youngest son of the said pensioner and his present widow and he also stated that his father had received a pension from the U. S. Government. This said deponent also stated that his father had died as had been stated in open court and that Agnes Driskill still remained the widow and relict of the said pensioner.
The said deponent also stated that he could not find the Bible record, which had been given to David Driskill who had taken it to the state of IA

The affidavit of John Owen was also given at the same time and in the same place as the foregoing.
The said deponent stated that he had married Sarah Driskill 28 years ago and he also swore that David Driskill had received a pension from the U.S. government and that the following was from the record:
Sarah Owen was born 1/16/1794. The said deponent, John Owen, also stated that he had seen the Bible record, which had been burned along with the kitchen of Davis Driskill.

Oct 5, 1844, in Montgomery Co, IL, the affidavit of Nancy Shields was also given.
The said deponent stated that she was a daughter of the said pensioner and that she had been born in March 1790 and that she was age 54.
The said deponent also swore that her father, David Driskill had received a pension from the government.
She also stated that her parents, the said pensioner and his present widow, had lived together as man and wife and that her father, the said pensioner had died as had been stated and sworn in open court and that Agnes Driskill still remained the widow and relict of the said pensioner, David Driskill.

Agnes Driskill,, the widow of the said pensioner was on the Springfield Roll of Pensioners at the rate of $80.00 per annum and her certificate of pension for that amount was issued 12/19/1845, and it was then sent to Daniel Hay at Carmi in the State of IL.

David Driskill, the said pensioner, himself was on the KY Roll of Pensions at the rate of $8.00 per month to commence 11/16/1819 and his certificate of pension for that amount was issued 7/3/1820 and it was then sent to Harvey Greeg, Esquire, at New Castle KY.
Source for the following: "Gallatin County, KY, Pensions, those Residing in the County", compiled by Annie W Burns. Submitted to Genealogy Trails by Lynn Boyd Reener


GORDON
March 30,1833
BENJAMIN GORDON age 70 years and 3 months
Entered service in July, 1780 in Mechlinburgh Co. near Charlotte N. C. under Genl Thomas Sumpter, marched to Hillsboro N.C, with the wounded was then sent as waggoner to Genl Greene's army. Then marched under Genl Clarke of Georgia, under the mountains as a Ranger. Next marched In Newberry Co. S.C. under Capt Nathaniel Davis, Col Glen and Genl. Casey with whom he continued ranging during the rest of the war and was discharged In Newberry S. C. after serving nearly 3 years, in 1783.

Interrogation,- Born in Newberry Co. S.Carolina, Aug 30 1762. Lived in S.C. when he entered service, continued to reside there for 20 or 30 years after close of war. Moved to Kentucky in 1812 and resided there 10 years. Moved to Illinois in 1822 and has lived here for last 10 years.

Attest- Rev. Henry Sears, James Virdin.
Source : FHL Film Number 0848591 - Transcribed and Contributed by Friends for Free Genealogy


HARRIS
September 17,1832
WOOTEN HARRIS
Entered service in Capt Elliotts Co. of Militia in Brunswick Co. Va. in 1777 and continued in that Co. for 6 weeks in Col. Harrison's Regt. during that time he marched through Jamestown, Smithfield to Portsmouth and was there discharged. Entered service again under Capt William Peterson's Under the same Col., and continued in that co. also 6 weeks in same Regt. during this tour he marched through South Key in Suffolk to Portsmouth, where he was again discharged. Entered service in Regular Army in 1778 or 9 under Capt William Hall a recruiting officer and was attached to the Co of Capt Moore in the Regt of Col Davis and continued in that Co and Regt for the space of 18 months following which time, spring of 1780 he was discharged. Marched through Hillsboro N.Carl,.Salisbury, Camden, Eutaw Springs, and Hanging Rock. Again entered service as a substitute in the fall of the year 1780 in Capt Thos Thraykill's Co. in the Regt of Col Ridley or Holcomb. Served 8 months as a substitute in this service and was discharged at Pittsylvania Old Court House in Va in spring of 1781. Served under Genl. Gates and Genl. Greene. Again entered service in spring 1781 in Capt Laurence Houser's Co in Col Sacker's Regt. under command of Gen LaFayette or Gen Steuben. Served 10 weeks then discharged.

Born in Brunswick Co Va. Mar 1759.

Attest- Willis Dodson, John Andrews.
Lived in Brunswick Co Va. when entered service. Moved to N. Carl about 1787. Lived there 30 years; moved to Tenn, lived here 10 years then moved to Montgomery Co Illinois where I have lived 4 or 5 years.
Buried at Fillmore Cemetery grave unmarked
Source : FHL Film Number 0848591 - Transcribed and Contributed by Friends for Free Genealogy

LIGGETT
18th day of September A.D. 1832
JOHN LIGGETT age 70 years and 6 months.
He entered service at Lexington Va under Capt James Gilmore under Colo Howard of the Maryland Regiment in the latter part of the year 1780 as he believes and that he left the service by being discharged after serving 6 months. He resided in Rockbridge County in the State of Virginia when he entered the service. Entered as a volunteer. In this tour of duty he was in the Battle of Cowpens. He marched with Genl Morgan continually during the winters campaign and was not absent from his command until he was finally discharged from service Having marched through part of Va. North Carolina and South Carolina He served and was acquainted With Colo Washington Regiment of Horse. He has seen Genl Pickens. Said John Ligget again entered the service of the United States as a volunteer at Lexington Va a short time after he returned home from the 6 months tour, under Capt James Hall in Colo McDowell's Regiment and served a 6 weeks tour of duty or thereabout during the service he marched through part of Va and N.Carl. and was in the battle of Guilford. He knew Genl. Greene who commanded the battle He also knew Capt Wallace of the regulars who was killed in this battle. Again enlisted after a few days rest under same Capt and Colo. Then they marched over the Blue Ridge into Old Va. to meet Colo Tarleton. They marched as far as Jamestown that tour. He says Genl. Campbell had the command of the whole detachment during this tour. The fourth time he entered the service as a substitute for his brother in law Joseph Campbell for whom he served about 3 months in the same Co and Regt and was at the Seige of Yorke at which Genl Cornwall!s was captured, and received a severe wound which disabled his left hand and it is disabled to this day. In the last service he was acquainted with Gen Washington, Gen Wayne, Gen Lee, Gen LaFayette, Gen Muhlenburg and many others. Entered service at Lexington every time.

Interrogation. When and where born
Answer Born in Augusta Co Va March 1762.
Attest of character ;John Grantham and William Mayfield
Source : FHL Film Number 0848591 - Transcribed and Contributed by Friends for Free Genealogy

REAVIS
On the 17th of September in the year 1832, personally appeared before the court of County Commissioners for the County of Montgomery in the State of Illinois, now sitting in open Court, HARRIS REAVIS, a resident of Hurricane township in the County of Montgomery in the State of Illinois, aged 77 years and 10 months, who being duly sworn according to law, doth make his oath, make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provisions made by the Act of Congress passed June 7 1632. That he enlisted in the army of the United States in the year 1780.With first Sergeant Langham and served In the Regt stationed at Salisbury of the Continental Line, Under the following officers He declares that he enlisted at Salisbury.Rowan County, North Carolina In the fall of 1780 under Sergeant Langham who was a recruiting officer at that place. For during the War and was stationed at the magazin about one mile from the town and was retained there as a guard for the place until the close of the War upward of two years at which time he was discharged. That he was not engaged in any battle while he was In the service. He declares that he was born In Northampton County in the State of North Carolina and lived In Surry County when he enlisted into the army and entered the service of the United States. He declares that he does not recollect the names of the officers of the Rget as they were seldom at the Magazin but a man by the name of Hynes was the Quarter maser of the Regt at the time of his service. Harris Reavis hereby relinquish every claim to a pension or an annuity, except the present and declare my name is not on the pension roll of any Agency in any State.
Sworn in and subscribed the day and year aforesaid
Harris Reavis X. his mark
And the said court do hereby declare their opinion that the above named applicant Harris Reavis was a Revolutionary soldier and served as he states
Buried in Wright's Cemetery near Vanburensburg -- Grave unmarked.
Source : FHL Film Number 0848591 - Transcribed and Contributed by Friends for Free Genealogy

RICHARDSON
November 10, 1832
JAMES RICHARDSONó75 years 3 months.
That he entered the service of the United States under Capt Lemuel Smith's Company under Colo Peter Perkins in Pittsylvania County the State of Virginia in the end of Aug. 1760. That he marched through the Moravian Town in the State of North Carolina, was on the Yadkin River also in said State. He was in no battle. He served 3 months this tour and was discharged on the Yadkin River below the Shallow Ford in the State of N Carolina. He again entered the service in Oct 1781 under Capt Minor Smith under Col Robert Smith and Genl Rutherford at Richmond Courthouse on the Yadkin River in N.Car. Marched to Salem thence followed the British to Wilmington then turned to the Woccamaw River in S. Car. to Drowning Creek Raft(?) Swamp. He was also in one battle at a place called the Brick House and served in several skirmishes in different place, also in a battle between the Woccamaw and Georgetown. He served 3 months on this tour and was discharged about 10 miles from Wilmington near Cape Fear River. He served with no Continental troops during the whole time but was a volunteer.

Interrogations,- Born Middlesex County Va. Aug 25 1757. Lived in Pittsylvania Co. Va. when entered the service Since war has lived in N.Car., Tenn., Kentucky. Have live in Illinois for past 10 years.

AttestóThomas Spillman, John Bostick.
Further Declaration of Service, Sept 5 1837.
Entered Service of United States Immediately after the expiration of first 3 months tour of duty described in his declaration of Nov. 11 1832. Which entering was in Nov. 1??? under Capt Rebert Hill and Lieut. Samuel Hampton in the Co of Pittsylvania State of Va. and marched after the Tories on the Yadkin River in N. Car to Richmond Court house, thence to Salem or the Moravian Town, thence to of scouting service but of Regular, Constant and Active employment for the 9 months tour. The reason this tour was not set forth in his declaration of Nov 10 1832, he was informed by E. Killpatrick who Officiated in making his declaration that this service was not calculated to aid in procuring him a pension.
Buried in McCord Cemetery near Irving
Source : FHL Film Number 0848591 - Transcribed and Contributed by Friends for Free Genealogy

SIGHTS
On the 17th day of Sept A.D.1832 personally appeared before the County Commissioners Court of the County of Montgomery In the State of Illinois, JACOB SIGHTS a resident of the Bostick Settlement In the County of Montgomery and State of Illinois, aged 77 years 2 months, who being duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the pension made by the act of Congress passed June 7 A.D,1832.
That he enlisted in the army of the United States A,D. 1776 under Capt John Reese, as a recruiting Sergt. and transfered to Capt Plunkets Co of 4 Regt of Light Dragoons as the Pennsylvania line and continued in that Co and Regt until he was taken prisoner in the later part of July A.D.1778. he states he served under Genl Washington himself during the whole of the Revolutionary War except the time he was a prisoner of war and did not leave the service until the close of the war. He served the whole time under one enlistment He resided in the city of Philadelphia when he enlisted. He was in the Battle of the White Plains, Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine, Germantown and Monmouth before he was taken prisoner. After the Battle of Monmouth, Genl Washington detached Blans(?) and Whites Regiment of Dragoons to guard the lines between the White Plains and New York. After arriving at the place of destination, Sergeant Engard was detached with a Sergeant, Corporal and twenty four men near Kings Bridge, being halted at a house near said place the said Jacob Sights, being one of the twenty four men and taking some refreshment the whole company were surrounded by the British and made prisoners and taken to New York and put in prison for about 9 months and then put on board a prison ship and sailed for Charleston South Carolina. On arriving at said place they came to anchor in the mouth of the Stone River, while there the said Jacob Sights by being sent out for wood made his escape through the swamps and traveled 3 days without food of any kind except swamp berries and after much toil and suffering was taken prisoner on Broad River by the Tories and was carried to Fergusons Camp on Kings Mountain and. then put in the Bull Pen and was taken with the rest of the prisoners after Fergusons defeat to the Moravian town and liberated by Major Smith of the militia, a former acquaintance. He marched through New Jersey and Pennsylvania and was with Genl Washington every day from the Battle of the White Plains until he was taken prisoner after the battle of Monmouth and was not absent one single day. He never received any discharge in consequence of being unable to rejoin the Regt to which he belonged. He was born in Philadelphia. He is buried in Hopewell (Grantham) Cemetery near Irving
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