Born: 1763 in New Hampshire
Died: 1847 Edgar County, Illinois
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Inscription on marker (DAR) at courthouse yard in Paris, IL. "Came to Athens
County Ohio 1810 from Parkersburg, Virginia. In 1845 to Illinois to live with daughter. Raised his family in Lee
Twp. Athens. Pension in Athens in 6-10-1820." (Taken from a book titled "Soldiers of American Revolution
Who Lived in the State of Ohio). Private in the Regiment commanded by Colonel Reed of the New Hampshire line. Certificate
of Pension issued June 10th 1820. Inscribed on the Roll of Ohio at the rate of 8 Dollars per month, to commence
on the 17th of December 1818
Pleas at the courthouse in Athens in the County of Athens and the State of Ohio on the 23rd day of October A.D. 1820 before the Honorable Ezra Osborn Esquire President Ebeneser Curier Sylavnus Armes and Robt Linsee Esquire his Associate Judges of our said Court of Common Pleas-
Daniel Rowell Pensioner
District of Ohio, Athens County . On this 24th day of October 1820 personally appeared in open Court of record for the district aforesaid Daniel Rowell aged 57 years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to attain the provision made by the act of Congress of the 18th March 1818 and 1st May 1820. Witt he the said Daniel Rowell enlisted for the Term of three years in the month of February 1778 (I right remember), State of New Hampshire in the 2nd Regiment of the said State commanded by Col. Read on the company commanded by my father William Rowell on the Continental Establishment. That he enlisted to serve in said Company Regiment for three years, the full term of enlistment and was then discharged from said service at West Point. That he was never in any considerable engagement & has no other evidence now in his power of his said service except the certificate of Depositon of Major Cass which was forwarded to War Department together with my former application. In consequence of which I have received a pension certificate No. 17468 dated June 20th 1820 and have received the commence of my pension due to March 4th 1820 amounting to $116.20, And in pursuance of the act of Congress of May 1st 1820 I do solemnly swear that I was a Resident Citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March 1818 and that I have not since that time by gift sale or in any manner disposed of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring myself within the provisions of an act of Congress entitled "An Act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War" passed on the 18th day of March 1818, and that I have not nor has any person in trust for me any property or securities contracts or debts due to me, nor have I any income other than what is contained in the schedule hereto annexed and by me subscribed.
Schedule of property. None except a few religious books, as about two years ago I gave up all my household furniture to Col. Hugh Phelps to whom I owed 100 dollars.
I have no debts due to me. I had previously been bound in prison bounds for debts to the amount of ninety one hundred Dollars.
My occupation is that of a labouring farmer, my health is good, but I find it extremely difficult to keep my family alive, which consists of a Wife of 50 years old very infirm and 12 children, the eldest 23 years old is a daughter married who lives some miles from me. The 2nd is my son William aged 23 married and settled at a distance from me the next is a Son of 21 who lives with me, subject to fits, a cripple and unable to work, a daughter of 20 not healthy and unable to assist me, a daughter of 18 and one of 16 tollerably hearty & useful to me. I have also a daughter of 14 one of 12 a Son of 10, one of 8 years. A daughter f 5 and one of three years all in pretty good health and able to do something to help me.
Sworn to and subscribed in open Court
The 24th day of Oct. A.D. 1820
H. Bartlett Clk
The State of Ohio Athens County js.
I Henry Bartlett Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of Athens County aforesaid do hereby Certify that the foregoing oath and the Schedule thereto annexed, are truly copied from the Record of said Court, and that the total amount in value of the property established in the aforesaid Schedule is nothing at all-
In Testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand & affix the Seal of our Said Court of Common Pleas at Athens aforesaid this 2nd day of November A.D. 1820
Henry Bartlett Clerk
Athens Com Pleas
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Submitted by ©Deena Harris
William Copeland was a private in the Revolutionary War. December 1776 he
was promoted to Corporal. He served under the following commanders: Capt.
William Smith, Col.Daniel Morgan, Maj. Thomas Snead, Capt. William
Blackwell, Capt. Charles Porterfield, Lt. Col. John Cropper and John
Marshall's Company.Some of the places these companies camped were:
Middlebrook, NJ, (March 1779), Ramabough, Camp Smith's Clove (June 1779),
Morristown, NJ (November 1779), Haverstraw (October 1779), Pompton Plains,
NY, (November 1778), White Plains, NY (July 1778), Monmouth, NJ (June
1778) and Valley Forge, PA (that terrible winter of 1777-78). He was
discharged at Camp Morristown on December 9, 1779. In the 7th. Virginia
Regiment, William was in Company #5 (Morgan's Riflemen). This company was
discharged May 21, 1777. On November 30, 1778, he was a Corporal in Capt.
Charles Porterfields Company, 7th. Virginia Infantry and served in the 7th.
11th. and 15th. (Morgan's) Virginia Regiments, Continental Line.
From the "Military Land Book", Richmond VA; "Council Chamber, August 30,
1783 - No. 1696. I do certify That William Copeland is entitled to the
proportion of land allowed a Corporal of the Continental Line for three
years' service. -Signed - Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Merriwether." His
discharge papers read; "William Copeland, Corporal in the 7th. Virginia
Regiment in the service of the United States of America, having served the
full term of his enlistment, is now discharged from any further service in
said Regiment. Given under my hand at Camp in the United States of New York
this 20th. day of November 1779. Signed - James Wood, Col., Commandment
7th. VA Brigade - The term for which the said Copeland enlisted and served
was three years. Signed - Isaiah Marks, Capt."
William Copeland died in June, 1822, in Johnson County, Illinois
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