South Carolina Pensions
Abstracts of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Indian Wars,
Volume No. 9, by Annie Walker Burns
Transcribed  by Transcription Trails Team members.

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WAR OF 1812
SO 17477 rejected, WO 38170 WC 28211 County land warrant Number 65331 for 160 acres in 1855

He served as private under Capt William Harley in the South Carolina militia. Enlisted September 27 1814 and discharged October 22, 1814. The residence of  soldier 1857 and 1871 was Jefferson county, PO Elyton, Alabama, and 1879 the widow lived in Jefferson Co and Elyton, Alabama. Her maiden namewas Mary Waters, they married December 1 1821 at Orangeburg, South Carolina and soldier died April 26 1872 in Jefferson county Alabama He stated in 1871 that he was drafted into service at Orangeburg District SC 1st Oct 1812 for 2 months and was dischd at Charleston SC 1st Dec 1812.

MARY AARON filed declaration in Jefferson Co Alabama 17th October 1879 (1879) age 80 the widow of John Aaron that he was discharged at Bluford South Carolina. That they were married by Jacob Barr, a minister; that her maiden name was Mary Waters. That she remains his widow. That John Aaron died at his home county of Jefferson Alabama April 26 1872.

John Aaron applied in Tuskaloosa Co Alabama 1857, Feb 17 stating he served as substitute for Joseph Maxfield a private under Capt Wm Harly or Holly in SC militia war of 1812; That Joseph Maxfield was drafted for 2 months In fall of 1813 and was mustered Into service at Hadrels or Headly's point SC and the day after which the deponent became his substitute and performed service for one month, 2nd service , he again went as substitute and servced 15 days in place of William Ratlif Ratliffe, under Capt John Utsay or Youtsey? under Major Felder of which company David Schuyler was Lieutenant and Robert McKelhany was ensign, - he was at the battle of New Orleans.

WAR OF 1812

He served or alleged service under Capt Chapman Leavi or Levi or Levy South Carolina militia.
DECLARATION was made in Hall County Georgia July 29, 1872 by Jonathan or Johnathan Beard age 86 in Hall, county Georgga states he is married to Elizabe Brown whom he married at Camden South Carolina September 7 1809, that he served the full period of 60 days in the military service; that he volunteered in Capt Chapman Leavi or Levy company, Adam McQuiller regiment, dist district of Camden court House, in South Carolina about February 20 1812 and was discharged at Camden SC about June 20 1812 that they marched from Camden SC to Statesburg, then to Manchester, South Carolina, then to Charleston South Carolina and that he has not received land warr warrant.
One James T Brown Postmaster at Buford, Gwinnett county Georgia 1872 August 2nd states he is convinced the J C Hubert and J S Bobs informed, have testified to the loyalty of Johnathan Beard.

WAR OF 1812
WO 10455 and WC 5813 Bounty land warrant 81578 : p 3 …
Enlisted June 29 1813 and discharged Aug 29(9) 1813 Service as sergeant under Capt Moses Singleton's company, South Carolina Militia.
Residence of widow 1855 1873 Colson's Branch, (PO Bamberg, Barnwell county South Carolina, Maiden name of widow Jerusha Jordan, they married 1807 at Barnwell county South Carolina, and soldier died Aug 18 1851 at Barnwell county South Carolina.
Declaration was made in Barnwell Co SC September 25, 1873 by Jerusha Beard age 85 a resident of Colson Branch in Barnwell Co SC states she is the widow of Wm Beard who served 60 days in the military service 1812 war, and was drafted in Capt Beden? company, Youngblood's regiment Jan 1812 and discharged at Field's Point Sept 1812, that he was regularly drafted into the South Carolina militia That she has received a land warrant for his service since his death -That she was married to William Beard 1807 by John Chessireau at his residence. That Wm Beard died at his residence in Barnwell Co S C 18th Aug 1851.


DECLARATION was made September 28 1835 while living in Franklin County Illinois. The claim was not allowed as the service he rendered was after the termination of the Revolution the pension law covered only service rendered prior to April 1783 1783.
The data which follow were obtained from papers on file in pension claim R 1777, based on the military service of the only Levi Casey that is found in the Revolutionary war records of the National Archives. LEVY CASEY was born Nov 1767 in Spartanburg Co SC. And while living in said county, volunteered April 1, 1783 and served until Oct 1783 as private and Indian spy in Capt Major Parsons' company under Col John Thomas and he was stationed on the frontier to watch the motions of the CHEROKEE INDIANS. He stated that he was acquainted with General Levi Casey who was his cousin and was in the army of the Revolution. No further reference was made to General Levi Casey.
After the Revolution, Levi Casey lived in Greenville County SC in Logan and Warren counties Kentucky, in SMITH COUNTY TENNESSEE AND DICKSON COUNTY TENNESSEE and in Pope, Co., Illinois and also Johnson and Franklin counties, Illinois.
Levi Casey applied for pension 9-28-1835 in Franklin Co Illinois. He stated that his father (name not given) was a volunteer in same company with him. ZADOCK CASEY, a brother of Levi Casey was living in Jefferson Co Illinois 1835. In 1838 his brother Isaac age 68 and Abraham P age 66 were also living in Jefferson Co Illinois.
In 1854 it was stated Levi Casey was dead and reference was made to his children but no names were stated and no further data relative to the family of this soldier.


DECLARATION was made in District of Fairfield South Carolina November 3 1832 personally by Cannon Cason who applied under the Act of June 7 1832 age 78.
He was BORN October 8, 1754 about 75 miles from Wilmington North Carolina, between the Six Run Swamp and Seaven dam swamp in what was then known as Duplin county since divided or altered as deponent has understood. His age was recorded in a family bible which in time was much worn and defaced. The ages of the family were then transcribed into a volume of Whitfield Sermons which fell into the possession of a younger brot brother Willis Cason who some 40 years since removed to Georgia. He lived in Duplin County North Carolina until he was age 17, when his father Cannon Cason with his family removed to and settled on Dutchmans creek, now Fairfield District, South Carolina. He lived on Dutchmans -mans creek in said district ever since that time until 1819 when he removed to his present place of residence on the Waters in Fairfield Dist - He was called into service in the Florida expedition.


DECLARATION was made in Warren county Georgia 1833 January 7, at which time he stated he moved to Georgia from Fairfield District South Carolina.
The data which follow were obtained from papers on file in the pension claim S16338 based upon the military service of the only William Cason of Georgia who served in the Revolutionary war.
Ufa Cason was BORN 1749 April 10th in Pitt county North Carolina.
While a resident of Fairfield District , South Caro - he enlisted, dates not stated and served 2 tours of 2 mos. each as private in Capt John Graves' company in Colonel J Joseph Kirklin's or Thomas Taylor's South Carolina regiment He then served 3 tours of 2 months each and was engaged in making guns under the directiron of Capt John Graves. He then enlisted and served 2 months as private in Capt William Miller's South Carolina Company. There are no data on file relative to his family.


DECLARATION was made 1832 October 17th in CAMPBELL COUNTY GEORGIA by Ephraim Cassel a resident of said coun county and state, age 67, who applied under the Act of Congress passed June 7 1832, states he entered service by volunteering for 6 months in Sept or Oct 1779 under Capt Hasel and under following field officers; Maj Chriswell - Col Williams all of South Carolina that he cannot now call to mind the names of his General. That he volunteered in Newberry district, South Carolina; that he was marched from Newberry to Camden, from there to Bacon Bridge on Edistow river from there to Combie Ferr on Broad river,-then home to Newberry Dist SC, where he was discharged by his captain, the 12th March 1780. Which captain was afterward killed at Kings Mountain in an engagement with the British. That he then moved his resident down Savannah river near of noted Ferry called "Sisters Ferry" in spring of 1782 and was soon after drafted under Capt Depon or Dupon. Gives a long list of his field officers. That he was at the battle at Cowpens by General Morgan in Jan 1781, that he left home, Newberry district for it was before he moved, of his own accord in consequence of disturbances very frewent according by the tories and skirmishing parties of the British; That Col Howard and Col Washington was there at the battle he thinks.
SOME PLACES he signed his name CASTLE instead of Cassel


DECLARATION was made in Sumter District, South Carolina by Thomas Cassity a resident of said district age 70 who applied under the Act of 1832, in November 10 1832.
States he entered service 1781 as a volunteer under Capt Joseph Hill, attached to regiment of Col Richard Richard in General Francis Marion brigade; that he remained in same brigade in company of Capt Hill, C Capt Malone, Capt Douglass Stark, Capt James Cantey and remained until the end of war when Marion's brigade was discharged by the General himself; that he was in service 18 months, was at the battle of Eutaw Springs and at the skirmish with the British at the Brick House when Biggin church was destroyed. He refers to testimony of Wm Vaughan a follow soldier to corroberate his statement.
AFFIDAVIT OF WM E VAUGHN or Vaughan at same time and place states that during the Revolution he was acquainted with Thomas Cassity, was in service with him in Marion's Brigade and knows the facts from personal knowldge.
Also declaration was made by Thomas Cassity in Sumte Distriot SC 1833 4th Ootober. He stated about the same as previously, but added that he served as a substitute for his Uncle Charles Spears in Capt James Cantey's company. Charles McGinsly was Lieutenant, was marched to Charleston and 2nd day they got there the British evacuated Charleston. - served 4 weeks.
Reason for rejection as follows: He did not serve in any regularly organized corps.


Declaration was made in Jefferson County Illinois and by Daniel Chandler, September 22 1832, and state he was age 71 on 12th May last; that he volunteered in NINETY SIX DISTRICT? SOUTH CAROLINA and served in South Carolina troops as follows;
February 1776, as private under Capt Jarret Smith, 4 months.
May 1777, private under Capt James Lisle and Colonel Beard, 2 months and under Capt Frederick Lipham, one mo.
In 1778 and 1779 he served as a private, under Capt James Lisle and Col John Lisle, 4 months and 20 days.
Volunteered May or June 1780, after the taking of Charleston, as a private under Capt Wm Smith, Col John Thomas and was in the battles of Cedar Springs and Musgroves Mill He was under Capt John Lisle in an engagement between Tiger river and Fair Forest Creek, and was constantly in service until the Peace of 1783, 4 months of which he was a Lieutenant in Capt Jeremiah Williams' company of mounted rangers under Col John Hammond.
There is no family data whatever on file.


DECLARATION was made 4th October 1832 in UNION DISTRICT SOUTH CAROLINA by MORDECAI CHANDLER a resident of said county age 70 who applied under the Act of June 7 1832.
He stated he enlisted for 2 years in the Revolution in Newberry District South Carolina under Capt Dickson, under Col Sam Jack of the state of Georgia Oct 177? and marched to Petersburgh in Georgia; thence to Fort Wells on the Agecha? where they arrived five or 7 months from which place they marched to Augusta and thence to East Florida and going as far as St Marys Rierr they returned to Midway, meeting house, between Newbury and Savannah where he was discharged by Col Saml Jacks this declaration is very illegible)
2 witnesses to his signature were WILLIS WALKER AMD THOMAS YOUNG at same time and place
He stated he was BORN in CULPEPER CO VA May 15 1762.
Affidavit of Meshack Chandler in Union Dist SC states that 1777 in Oct his brother Mordecai Chandler did enlist under Capt Dickinson and Col Jack of Georgia for 2 years. That his mother tried to get him from enlisting as he was under age at the time, but she could not effect his liberation.
AFFIDAVIT OF JOSEPH McJUNKIN in Said Union Dist SC 1833 stating Mordecai Chandler during the Revolution served repeated tours in company together and was a faithful soldier Before the battle of Ramsours mills, NC June 1780. That he was prisoners together at Ninety Six and believes Chanderl was a Good Whig to the close of the war.
Mordecai Chandler was still making declarations 1837 in Union Dist, SC. In 1857 one Samuel Phillips was administrator of the estate of Mordecai Chandler late of Union Dist SC, deceased.; It was shown that Mordecai Chandler died Ma May 1846 and left a widow Elizabeth Chandler and children Robert - Samson, Rosarinah Phillips, Jane, Stevens, and Margaret James his only heirs. That widow Elizabeth has subsequently died about May 1852.

SOUTH CAROLINA SERVICE OF SAMUEL CHANDLER AND JANE W8599 Bounty land warrant No 26446 for 160 acres in 1855

DECLARATION of Samuel Chandler in Sumter District 1833, November 5th age 70 states he has no record of his age; That in 1780 he entered service as a private soldier; that he was drafted into the company of Capt John Nelson, Thomas McFadden, was the Lieutenant and Capt Nelson's company was a ? corps of infantry attached to the regiment of Col Richard Richardson. In Feb 1780, he with a company marched by Murray's ferry on Santee? to Charleston, soon after arriving at Charleston, the city was besieged by the British under General Clinton the siege lasted until May 8, when the Americans surrendered. He with the company was put on parol - remained on parol for one year, when he was lawfully exchanged. This tour lasted for a year and 4 months. His 2nd tour commenced May 1781. He was ordered into camp by General Marion. - depont was ordered to the company of Captain John Nelson in which he had been drafted and had done duty previous to his capture and being put on parol after the fall of Charleston, He was again a private. He entered the company at Santee and marched to McCord's ferry--on Congaree joined General Green after crossing the Congare a fort Defiance, near a notorious place, then called the Mottey or Motley place; thence they marched to some mills near Orangeburgh, where they halted expecting an attack from the British who were then in Orangeburg. Here they captured a British A ___ ____ ___ ? who had come to the mills for grinding. They thence marched to about 12 miles above Orangeburg, where they were re-enforced by General Sumter, and Col Pickens the whole then marched to Orangeburg, where the British avoided an action. They then marched to the FOUR HOLES between Santee and Orangeburg and from there after the general several skirmishes with the British and scouting partiees, they marched to Biggin Church, where the skirmish took place. The British burned the church and marched to Quimby. The troops with which he was afaoolowed, and the battle took place. The British were commanded by Col Coates, and the American by Sumter and Marion. The Americans retreated in order to get the artillery in the next day, but the British received a reinforcement from Charleston. This made them too strong and the American troops all marched to Santee crossed over into Sumter district. Here this deponent got leave to go home for clothes. This tour last lasted from May until August. He commenced his 3rd tour by by joining Capt Nelson's company at Benbow's ferry on Black river. Nelson selected 20 of his men to go in search of the tories who had killed John Roberts and Thomas Bradley. This deponent was one. They went but could not find the tori Tories and returned to the company on Santee. His 4th tour lasted - commenced 1783 in Feb of that year. He describes much service.

He made another declaration June 26, 1834 before Franklin Moses a JP, and made amendment to his said declaration States he served not less than 2 years.

DECLARATION was made by Jane Chandler age 88 in District of Sumter, South Carolina in 1855 May 2nd, stating she is the widow of Samuel Chandler deceased, who served as private in the Revolutionary war, and received pension under the Act of June 7 1832.

She states she was married to Samuel Chandler in Sumter Distriot South Carolina in the fall of 1790. But does not recolleot day or months, and there is no record of her said marriage, by Mr Reese a Presbyterian clergyman, ; that they went to the house of said Reese and were married there, and then returned to her father's house, where they held the marriage party; that her name before marriage was Jane Welch, that her husband died at his residence in Sumter District, South Carolina Feb 10 1852 and she is still his widow.

Two affidavits; by Samuel Tomlinson and Ira Tomlinson at the same time and place were witness to her signature and know this couple lived together.

Also affidavit of Thomas Welch age 75 resident of Sumter District SC, state Jane Chandler is the widow of Samuel Chandler deed, he did not see them married but was at the marriage party and knows that it was about time and at place above stated.

Affidavit made in Sumter Dist SC by E Vance, states that he came from North Carolina, Lenoir county to South Carolina, Sumter District in Jan 1816, being then about age 14 and settled (in his father's care and he with him, within about 3 miles of Samuel and Jane Chandler, and after his father's death he still remained and became owner of the residence and etc. and became intimately acquainted with them and their children, to wit; 3, viz Sarah, Samuel and Thos Chander; Thomas the youngest was then married and had one child.

There are also other affidavits in this long pension record.


DECLARATION was made in Richland District South Carolina March 13 1833 by Hicks Chappell. He died April 11, 1836 in said District.

It appears from the papers in the Revolutionary war pension claim W 22750 that Hicks Chappell was BORN March 5, 1757 in Brunswick County Virginia and about 1764 moved with his father, whose name is not stated, to RICHLAND DISTRICT South Carolina where he resided during the Revolution.

He enlisted on Easter Monday 1775 and served six months as a private in Capt Robert Goodwin's company, Col Wm Thompson South Carolina regiment, and also served as private six months in 2 other enlistments, a part of the time under the above named officers.

He enlisted October 1776 and served in Capt Richard Winn's company, Col Thompson's regiment, was in a battle at Fort McIntosh, Georgia where he was captured but released on parole and went home; as soon as he was exchanged he joined General Sumter's Corps, was appointed Lieutenant and served under Colonels Lacy, Hill and Bratton. He was in a battler near Camden Ferry when the Tory, Colonel Cary was captured.

He later in 1780 served as lieutenant in Col Thomas Taylor's South Carolina regiment; was in a battle at Fishing Creek where he was taken prisoner and held at Camden for some time, when he made his escape and again joined General Sumter; was detached as a guard, (still Lieutenant) under Wade Hampton and was in a severe skirmish. He was also in engagements at Wright's Bluff, Scott's Lake and Lynch's creek, where he acted as Aide to General Sumter.

Over a year prior to the close of the Revolution, he was Commissioned Captain and served in Col Thomas Taylor's regiment and at the close of the war was made Major.

Soldier married June 14 1780 t o Elizabeth Threewits, (or Thruwits). She died July 4 1841. Their children were: John Joel Chappell, born January 19, (19) 1782 was a member of CONGRESS FROM SOUTH CAROLINA IN 1853, at which date he was the only living child.

William Chappell born June 12 1783 died Sept 1, 1733

Howell Chappell born Feb 3 1735, died Sept 19 1785

James Henry Chappell born Oct 13 1736

Polly Ellen Chappell born December 17 1788, died October 26, 1790

Robert Chappell brother to Hicks Chapell died June 14, 1798

Llewellen Threewits brother to Elizabeth Chappell died Aug 2, 1796.

Hicks Chappell died April 11 1336 at 11 o'clock A.


DECLARATION was made in Orangeburgh District, South Carolina October 17, 1832 personally by Lazarus Chavis who was age 75, and applied under Act of June 7 1832.
States he entered service as follows and was BORN in South Carolina in what year, he does not recollect as he has no record of his age, in that part known as Edgefield District, where he resided when he entered service until close of the war.
He entered into service under Capt John Moore? He served also under Maj Bowie, Gen Andrews Williamson. He entered about 1778 and continued for 14 months. He acted in the battle of STONO under above named officers commanded by General Lincoln, was engaged in the battle of SAVANNAH under same and next he (illegible) officers. His marches were confined to South Carolina, and a part of Georgia. His discharge was given by Major Bowie.
There is a note in the files as follows:
Copy, from US Pension Agency, Charleston
South Carolina 1859 stating, Lazarus Chavis of Orangeburg was a pensioner under Act of June 7 1832, and was paid at this agency to March 4 1835, and his name was then transferred to WASHINGTON DC, signed Jno W Cochran, pension agent.
That he was a private at the rate of $46.66 per annum.


DECLARATION was made October 17th 1833, in Laurens District South Carolina by Ellis Cheek age 72 a resident of said district and applied under the Act of June 7 1832, states he entered service entered service as substitute for one William McDowl 1780 under Charles Saxon? Capt, Col McCrary? marched to Cupboard creek now AUGUSTA GEORGIA and remained sometime, was then marched to reinforce Charleston, which place was surrendered just before our arrival - was marched over upon Santee remained the there for a time - disbanded after a tour of 2 months, - he volunteered under Capt John Thompson again in the Month of Nov 1781 -- was at the battle of Thompson's fort near Santee.
Much other service outlined. States he WAS BORN IN ORANGE COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA 176 ? paper torn.
He has a record taken from his father.
He was living on Farforest river, South Carolina - now Union or Spartanburg District - ? to Laurens Dist where he has lived ever since He substituted for Wm McDowel
He also made declaration 1834, Feb 10th in Laurens District South Carolina.
There is no family data.


DECLARATION was filed by Jacob Childers in YORK DISTRICT SOUTH CAROLINA 28th March 1833, age 69, who applied under the Act of June 7 1832.
He removed to YORK District then called Craven or Owen county before the revolution, when about 3 months old, when he was living when entering service and has ever since lived in and continued to live.
He entered service as an enlisted solider for 10 month, months and for his service he was to RECEIVE "A NEGRO" the whole term under Capt Phillip Water, Lt F Jackson, Col Hamilton and General Sumter, during this term of service, he was engaged in battle at EUTAW SPRINGS, besides several skirmishes. He was regularly discharged after his term of service expired, and returned home - where he remained about 1 month, when he again enlisted under Merry? McGuin a recruiting officer for 3 years and received $30 and bounty land -served under General Huger? and was chiefly employed in scouting the country in the lower part of South Carolina and suppressing the tories. He sold his chance of a Negro to his First Lieut Jackson for a horse.
He also made declaration 1834 May 27, age 71 a resident of York District South Carolina who applied under Act June 7,1832.
States part of the time he was stationed at Briens Old Field near McCards ferry on the Congaree river, part time stationed at Orangeburgh court house, SC and part time at Four Holes between Charleston and Savannah. He was in a skirmish near Orangeburg, against some tories in which some were killed. HE WAS BORN IN VIRGINIA, (county forgotten) when about 3 months old. He was Born 1762 or 1763.


DECLARATION made in Camden District, South Carolina June
17, 1818, by John Cock,

It appears from the pension claim No 39358 that John Cook enlisted Feb 8 1779, and served 16 months as a private in Capt Robert Lyle's company, Col Wm Thompson's Third South Carolina regiment, and while under command of Capt Richard Pollard, he was captured when Charleston surrendered, but escaped and joined Capt Douglass Startk's company of militia and was engaged in the battle of Camden.

In 1820 he was living in Kershaw District South Carolina, age about 64 and referred to his wife, but did not state her name and there is no further data on file as to family.



DECLARATION WAS MADE IN GREENE COUNTY TENNESSEE SEPTEMBER 8, 1832 by Maxamilian Conner, age 69, who applied under the Act of June 7 1832. States he was drafted under military service of South Carolina in DISTRICT OF NINETY SIX 1779 under H C Williamson of said district, marched to Augusta from thence toward Savannah, but some distance below Augusta, they were met by the British and Tories, forced to retreat, recrossed the river at Augusta, they in pursuit until they came to said place in which they had possession? which they took. He was at the battle of the Black Stocks and Siege of Augusta attached to Col Shelby's regiment in a skirmish at Briar Creek with the TORIES. Also at the Eutaw Springs in the day of battle but not in time to join Greens Army on the day of the battle.
AFFIDAVIT IN CHEROKEE COUNTY GEORGIA, 1841 Feb 2, by Rachel Deavours who states she was an eye witness to the marriage of Maxamillion Conner and Phebe Bishop, about 14th Nov 1788 at her this deponent's mothers house. Elizabeth Bishop in Spartanburgh District, South Carolina.
The declaration made 29 April 1833 in Greene Co Tenn by Maxamillion Conner states he was Born In Culpepper Co Va 14 October 1762.
DECLARATION was made in Cocke County Tennessee 1845 by Phebe Conner a resident of said county age 70. Who applied under the Act of 1838 July 7. States she was married in Spartanburg SC, 1788 Nov 14 and he died 27 Nov 1834. The following is a list of her children:

Benjamin F Conner, born Sept 1789; Charlotta 4-14 1791
James H May 10 1792. John Oct 6, 1794; Elizabeth 10-18-1796
Winny Aug 19 1798; Isaac in 1800, Thomas 11-17-1803
Maxamilliam H 1-2-1805, Mary 11-18-1807, Brittanna 8-17,1810
Madison 12-23-1812.


On this 23 March 1854, personally appeared in open court before the court of common pleas, general session now sitting, Benjamin Blackman a resident of the District of Lancaster, and state of South CAROLINA, end Administrator of Nathaniel Clark deceased, who being first duly sworn, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the arrears of pension due to Nathaniel Clark deceased, who in his life time was entitled to the benefit of the provisions made by the Act of Congress of June 7 1832.
That said Nathaniel Clark enlisted as a private in Capt --- company, the name of the captain and Colonel, of the regiment, not known, to the administrator, but he is satisfied that said Nathaniel Clark deceased, as a private during the Revolutionary war, in the state of South Carolina. All of which is fully proved by official documents on file among the public records of this state at Columbia South Carolina, upon which a pension was granted to him by the state of South Carolina for his services in the Revolutionary war, of $60 per annum, authenticated copies of said records are herewith presented to prove that he served during the Revolutionary war as a private over one year.
He also declares that said Nathaniel Clark died in Lancaster Dist SC about April 12 1834. Age about 70.
That he left a widow who - survived him until about 13 Dec 1839, leaving six children, who are now living to wit; TABITHA wife of ? Bingham Blackeman? Sarah Clark, who is married in some of the western states and husband dead, Edy Clark, Eligah? Clark, Mary Ann wife of Clay I Humphreys and Samuel Clarke. That he has never heard, not does ho believe that Nathaniel Clark was ever placed on any pension roll of the U.S. He hereby relinquishes every claim to pension, signed Bingham Blackmore? or Blackman?

SOUTH CAROLINA SERVICE OF WILLIAM CLARK AND ROSA W 8610 Bounty land warrant 36506 for 160 acres in 1855

DECLARATION was made by William Clark while a resident of Livingston (later Crittenden ) County Kentucky, where he had moved in 1805. He died April 16, 1834, in said Crittanden Co Kentucky.
The data which follow in regard to William Clark were obtained from claims for pension and bounty land on file under W 8610, based upon his service in the Revolutionary war.
William Clark was BORN about 1757 in county Downe, IRELAND came to America 1773 and settled in Camden District, South Carolina. While residing in Camden District South Carolina, he served with the South Carolina troops as follows:
From sometime 1775, 2 months as private in Capt Andrew Love's company, in Col Thomas Neel's regiment, was in the Snow campaign, and in the battle of CANE BRAKE: from sometime in June 1776, or 1777, 4 months as private in Capt Francis Ross' company. Col Thomas Neel's regiment, and was in an engagement with the Indians at "Black Hole;" In 1779, six weeks in Capt Ross' company in Col Neel's regiment, and was in the battle of Brier Creek; he was appointed Lieutenant and served from sometime in July 1780, six weeks in Capt Miller's company, under Colonels Watson, Andrew Neel and Hawthorne, and was in the battle of Rocky MOUNT and battle of Hanging Rock, battle of Fish Dam Ford; he served in 1781, 2 months as Lieutenant in Capt John Peters' company in Colonel William Bratton's regiment and was in the siege and battle of Friday' s Fort.
William Clark was married November 20, 1792, or December 16 1792, or early in 1793 ( all these dates are shown) in YORK COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA to ROSA CUNNINGHAM. The date and place of her birth and names of her parents were not stated.
The widow Rosa Clark was allowed pension on her application executed Feb 6, 1847, then a resident of Crittenden County, Ky. age 79.
They reared a large family of children;
James Clark their oldest child was born Aug 15, 1793; their 2nd child name not designated, was born Aug 20 1795
One William Clark was Justice of the Peace in 1855, in Crittenden co Ky, relationship to the family is not stated.
The widow Rosa Clark was allowed, also 160 acres of bounty land on her application executed Sept 15, 1855, then living in Crittenden Co Ky.
If you desire information in regard to location of the bounty land referred to herein, it is suggested that you apply to the Commissioner of the General Land Office, interior Department, Washington DC and furnish the following data; WARRANT No 36506 for 160 acres under Act of 1853.


Bounty land warrant 30697- for 160 acres in 1855
DECLARATION was made in YORK District, South Carolina, 1832 October 16 by William Clark age 72, who applied under the Act of
June 7, 1832.

He states he entered service 1778 then a resident of this district where he has continued to reside and was employed as one of a scouting party under Capt Robert Thompsson and remained in service about 3 weeks, ranging in that time the district of York and Chester, was a volunteer. In 1779 he was at the taking of
FRIDAY'S FORT, the detachment being commanded by General Sumpter and Col Lee, - served as volunteer about six weeks.

In same year served 3 months at Orangeburgh, under Col Moffet and Capt John Henderson and on this occasion was a volunteer. In 1781 served 3 months in Forks of Edisto. SC. under Capt Henderson, the plantation of Mr Young, being head quarters, and was employed in procuring cattle for General Greene's army. He was also a volunteer. The next service was for 3 months - marched from York, passed Sheriers? ferry and broad river,opposite Winnsboro and went to Suramriss? Mill in Newberry under Sumpter and Capt John Cunningham. During this time there was a slight engagement, with a scouting party of the British at the Fish-dam ford, afterwards, another skirmish at Black stock Newberry district, with the British where General Sumter was wounded, was a volunteer. HE STATES HE WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA MARCH 25, 1760 a3 shown by a record in his possession furnished by his father.

There Is a deed filed as followes:

"This Indenture made this March 10, 1794 between James Thomson of state of Georgia Oglethorpe county of the one part and Wm Clark of state of South Carolina, YORK county, of the other part, WITNESSETH that said James Thomson for and in consideration of the sum of 25 lbs sterling, to him in hand paid by said Wm Clark the receipt whereof said James Thomson
doth hereby acknowledge he the said James Thomson hath granted bargained and sold aliened and confirmed and by these presence doth grant and etc to Wm Clark "plantation lying in York Co SC on waters of Allison creek, beginning at black oak Joseph Clark's corner on the side of a branch and running with his line No 3 west
crossing the branch. - (a long deed) and attached with a string were the following birth records:

Joseph Clark Born June 5, 1793; Thomas Clark Born Oct 15,1795 Benjamin Clark born May 28 1797? Amzy? Clark born Nov 6, 1799; Mary D Clark born 12 July 1802
Elizer Clark born May 22 1805; Willi Clark born 4 May 1808; John Frankntia? Clark born 10-10- (paper torn)
FRANCIS CLARK BORN June 5, 18-(paper torn)
James Clark born July 8, paper torn

AMZIE OR AMZI CLARK filed declaration in York Dist
South Carolina July 11, 1849 stating he is a son of William Clark and Sarah Clark, (she was formerly Sarah Boyles) that Sarah is applicant for pension as widow of Wm Clark

Sarah Clark made declaration in York Dist SC April 13,
1848 who filed under Act of July 7 1838, states she is widow of Wm Clark states she was married to Wm Clark October 1792; that her first child was born 4 July 1793; that Wm Clark died 18 Dec. 1844. ; that she remains his widow. Affidavit of Margaret Tomlinson 1848 stating she was present at their marriage. Affidavit of Catharine Tate at same time and place lived as a neighbor to Sarah Clark. Sarah Clark also filed declaration 1855.

War of 1812:
South Carolina Service of Vincent Y Cowen and Martha A W O 32471 and W C 19226; Bounty land warrant 28452 for 80 acres in 1850 and 31425 for 80 acres in 1855

Service as private in Capt Kendrick’s Company South Carolina militia.
Enlisted October 1, 1814 and discharged March 7 1815.
Residence of soldier 1851 in York County South Carolina, and in 1855 applied in Gadsden county Florida. Residence of widow 1878 was York county, Yorkville, South Carolina. Her maiden name was Martha Ann Smith. They married February 6, 1849 in said York Co S C. He died December 29, 1859 in Gadsden county Florida. She died Aug 13, 1897 in Yorkville, South Carolina. Martha Ann Cowan age 62 in 1878 in York Co S C states she is the widow of Vincent Y Cowan who served 60 days in the war of 1812, states he enlisted under Capt Wm Kendricks company, first regiment of S C militia under Lt Col Hugh Means division at York Co S C 1814 and was discharged at Charleston S C about March 1, 1815. That her maiden name was Martha Ann Smith. They married 1849 Feb 6 by Josiah G Smith a J P. in York Co S C at the residence of Nathaniel Smith; that he died in Gadston Co Fla 29 Dec 1859.
Sarah E Good in York Co S C Aug 30 1878 states she was an eye witness to the marriage of Vincent Y Cowan and Martha Ann Smith Feb 6, 1849 by Josiah G Smith, J P.
Affidavit by Paninia S Smith in Campbell Co Ga 1878 Sept 4 stating she was present at the marriage of soldier and Martha Ann Smith on said date; 1849.
Affidavits of M R Nichols and J B Harmon in York Co S C 1878 Sept 26, state they were present when Vincent Cowan died and were present at the burial, that he died in Gadston Co Florida about last Dec 1859 or first Jan 1860.
A letter in the file from Geo Hart, Yorkville S C 1897 stating Martha A Cowan died 13 Aug 1897. Soldier’s application for bounty land 1851 in York Dist S C shows he enlisted at ALLISONS OLD PLACE IN YORK DIST SC 9-1-1814.. He also applied for land warrant in Gadsden Co Florida 1855.

DECLARATION was made in ROWAN COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA at the Court house in Salisbury  on the third Monday in August 1818 George Dunn age 60  and states he served in the South Carolin under Capt Sims White in the 4th regiment,  commonly called the Artillery regiment under Col Owen Roberts for 2 years,  commencing Jan 1 1776 and continued in the corps or service until January 1778 when he was discharged  in Charleston South Carolina,  and was in the battle of Gates Defeat,  and was made a prisoner of war  at the capture of City of Charleston SC 1780 by the enemy under command of Sir Henry Clinton. It was stated he served 9 months.
He made another  similar declaration in 1820  August  25.  And stated his pension certificate was No 10908.  dated 21 May 1819
He stated then he had no realestate  or property.  That he has no family
Affidavits furnished by Moses A Lock county court clerk of Rowan Co  N C.

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