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Isaac Carter, Revolutionary War Pension Application, File S8147. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files 1800-1900, National Archives Microfilm, Microcopy M804, Roll 484.
State of Mississippi
County of Pike
On the 17th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty three personally appeared in open Court before the Honorable Board of County Police in and for the County of Pike aforesaid now in session Isaac Carter a resident of the said County of Pike and State of Mississippi as aforesaid Aged about sixty nine years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Provisions made by the act of Congress passd (sic) June the 7th 1832 That he enlisted in the Army of the United States on the 5th day of February in the year 1777 with Colonel Hogan of the 7th Regiment of the North Carolina line of Regular Soldiers under the following named officers General Francis Nash Col. Hogan (Major's name not recollected) Captain John Welch Lieutenant Robert Greer and Ensign James Pearl and served under the same officers from the time of Enlistment until after the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown continued with the above named officers until the winter after my Enlistment then was placed under Captain Robert Turner who was commanded by Col Sylvanus Harney of the 3rd Regiment of continentals and remained at (Valley Forge then so called) on the Schuylkill in the State of Pennsylvania where the Army remained all the winter of 1777 and in the Spring of 78 when the Army Commenced a March in pursuit of the enemy to a place called Monmoth in A____y where the British Army halted and an other General engagement ensued from whence the British Army Retreated to New York and was pursued by the American Army some small distance until they took shipping for New York then was passing to and fro through the State of New jersey (sic) during the summer of 78 and was marched to head quarters to a place then called Morristown where the American Army in part passed wintered and another part wintered at a place called then called perammus afterwards in the Spring of 79 was marched to the State of New york (sic) to a place called West point (sic) where the American Army remained during the summer in which time General Wayne Strengthened his Army by raising Volunteers and Marched against a Fort of the British at Stony point (sic) where he proved Victorious and in the fall of that year was marched from West point (sic) to South Carolina and was marching on towards Charleston through the most part of the winter until my time of service expired having Served fifteen day (sic) after my term of enlistment before I received a discharge from Colonel Harney which was at a place called Lockharts Folly about thirty miles South east of Wilmington North Carolina I then remained a Short time in Cumberland County North Carolina my birth place and about the 1st of July 1781 entered the service again for the term of twelve months in the above mentioned place as a Ballotted Soldier of North Carolina under the command of Captain Dennis Porterfield rendezvoused (sic) at Fayetteville then marched to Hillsborough Salisbury Guilford North Caroline thence to Charlotte thence to Camden thence crossing water__ and thence Conga___ at McCords Ferry where the Company Joined General Green on or about the 1st of September 81 Then marched on to the Eutau Springs where General Green met with the British Army and a warm engagement ensued where I was wounded in my left arm and afterwards marched through South Carolina to Bacins (sic) Bridge near Charleston where I was discharged but at this time do not recollect the officers names who signed the discharge
He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or an annuity except the present and he declares that his name is not on the Pension Roll of any agency in any State
Interrogatories propounded by the Court
Int 1 Where and in what year were you Born
Ans In Cumberland County North Carolina and according to the best information ___ received by me from my friends I was Born in the year 1764
Int 2nd Have you any record of your age and if so where is it?
A I never had an exact Record of my age but was informed by my friends who professed to be acquainted with my birth and who said they had Children near my age and whose ages were Recorded this being the only Channel through which I Could obtain any thing like a _____ knowledge of my age
Int 3 Where were you living when Called into service, where have you lived since and where do you now live?
A When Called into Service I was living in Cumberland County North Carolina and remained there nearly three years after the Close of the War, then moved to South Carolina Orangeburgh District and lived there until the spring of 1810 the (sic) moved to the State of Mississippi (then a Territory) Pike County where I now live-
Int 4th How you (sic) were you Called into Service were you drafted, or were You a Substitute, and if a Substitute for whom
A For the first three years I enlisted under Col Hogan, the last twelve months Service I was what was called a Ballotted Substitute in North Carolina The Militia of that State then being classed in the Number of twelve in a class who had one of each class to enter the service or to Hire a Substitute, and I entered the service as a Substitute for one of the Class
Int 4 State the nameds of some of the regular officers who were with the troops where you served such Continental and Militia Regiments as you can recollect and the General Circumstances of your Services
A The first General that I became acquainted with was by the name of Francis Nash who severely Wounded by a Cannon Ball at Germantown and died in a few days after, afterwards Col Hogan under whom I first enlisted as I was informed took the Command of General and was placed in Philadelphia and when the North Carolina Troops passed through that place he took command of them and marched on with them and I was one of his Guards during my stay in the service during the second term of service I was with General Green who commanded at the battle of Eutaw springs (sic) and General Marion and his troops of horse Joined General Green at the same time that Captain Dennis Porterfield Joined him with whom I was at the same time General Sumpter Cols Washington and Lee were in the Continental Army with the said General Green
Int Did you ever receive a discharge from the service and if so by whom was it Given and what has become of it
Ans I Recd a discharge for my first Term of Service Col Sylvanus Harney and I also recd an Honourable discharge For my second time of Service but at this time do not recollect by whom it was signed but was discharged at Bacins bridge with about one hundred others including officers and privates but our discharges were placed in the hands of Some of the officers and retained until we came to Wilmington North Carolina to prevent our dispersing through the Country and save us From falling into the hand of the Tories And the last discharge that I Recd was given me at Wilmington by Sergant (sic) Jonathan Jones who was orderly sergant (sic) of Capt Porterfield
State the names of persons to who you are known in your present neighborhood, and who can testify as to your Character for veracity and their belief of your Services as a Soldier of the Revolution
I can Refer to my Neighbor JasY McNabb and the Reverend Joseph Raybourn and to many others who can and will testify to my Character veracity Probity &c
|Sworn to and subscribed in open Court
the 17th day of June 1833
Geo. G. McNabb Clerk
We Joseph Raybourn a Clergyman and JasY McNabb Residing in Pike County and State of Mississippi do hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Isaac Carter who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration that we believe him to be sixty nine years of age and that he is reputed and believed in the neighbourhood where he resides to have been a Soldier of the revolution and that we concur in that opinion
|Sworn and subscribed to in open
Court this 17th day of June 1833
Geo G McNabb Clerk
|Joseph Raybourn Clergyman
Jas Y McNabb
And the said Court do hereby declare their opinion after the Investigation of the matter and after putting the Interogatives prescribed by the war department that the above named Isaac Carter was a revolutionary Soldier and served as he states and the Court further certifies that it appears to them that the above named Joseph Rayburn who has signed the preceeding certificate is a Clergyman Resident of Pike County and that Jas Y McNabb who has also signed the Same is a resident of said County and is a creditable person and that their Statements are entitled to credit
|Peter Quin Presd
The State of Mississippi
County of Pike
I Geo G McNabb Clerk of the Probate Court and Exofficio Clerk of the board of County Police of Pike County do hereby certify that the aforegoing Contains the original proceedings in the matter of the application of Isaac Carter for a pension
[Seal] In testimony whereof I have Set my hand and Seal of office this Seventeenth day of June In the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and thirty three
|Geo G McNabb Clk P. C
exofficio Clk B C P. P. C
Transcribed by Sue Wright. Copyright 1997.
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