Tombstone Tuesday: Josiah Herrick Carroll, Evans Cemetery, Fayette County, IL

Of all the resting places of all my known family, this one of my great-great grandfather, Josiah Herrick Carroll, is among the most significant for my family. Note the fresh dirt at the base from this picture taken in May, 1986.

Josiah Herrick Carroll was the youngest son of Raford and Sarah (Jernigan) Carroll of Fayette County, Illinois. He married Sarah Clementine Reeves and had a daughter named Mary Viola Carroll. When his daughter Mary was 1 1/2 years old, Josiah died. His daughter Mary was left by her mother to be raised by her Carroll relatives as the orphan cousin.

About one hundred and fifteen years later, in the fall of 1985, I went with my grandmother to try to find her grandfather Josiah’s grave, which she had no knowledge of. We went to Evans Cemetery, the location of so many of the Carrolls, and under a bush of peonies, we found his broken off slab gravestone near his parents. It’s a miracle we even found it, as there was no sign of a grave.

In the Spring, Grandma and Grandpa loaded up my brother and me into the car, along with some cement mix and a jug of water. After over 100 years, we restored our forgotten ancestor Josiah’s grave.

 

Josiah Carroll at Evans Cemetery, Fayette County, Illinois

 

In 1979, my grandfather died, beginning my interest in genealogy. In 1982, I was introduced to family histories of the Carroll and Andrews families of my grandmother. In 1986, we restored the unknown grave of our forgotten ancestor. By this time, I was really hooked. The rest, as they say, is history.

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Searching For Emma

Thanks to lineagekeeper on Twitter for propagating this.. Just watch.

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Friend of Friends Friday: Slaves named in Worcester Co., MD, property records, Book AW (incomplete)

Recently I discovered that property records for Maryland, ALL of them, have been digitized and put online at MDLandRec.net . While looking through the indexes for the letter L, I have come across entries called “List of Importation of Negroes,” “List of Importation of a Slave,” etc., which I have now begun to make note of, find the records for and transcribe as I run across them in the hope that someone can benefit from them.

Below are entries found for Book AW, Worcester Co., MD, 1830, involving the following:

  • Slave girl named Clarasy (Clarissa?), female aged 18 and boy aged 2 years (her son??) named Azariah coming from Virginia as a result of William Feddeman of Virginia leaving these slaves to his son James Feddeman of Worcester Co., MD, in his will.
  • Emancipation of a slave girl named Mary Elizabeth Armstrong aged three years (this appears to be a recording error as the context clearly states the woman is an adult) by J. Henry Armstrong
  • A slave brought into Worcester Co., MD from Sussex Co., Delaware, named Casa or Case, 29, and the daughter of a slave woman named Peggy Atkinson. The circumstances of this case were that Alexander Campbell had married a widow named Mrs. Mary Townsend of Sussex Co., DE, and had apparently brought the slave girl with her back to Maryland.

Here are the transcriptions:

Transcriptions of records of Worcester County, Maryland regarding slaves in property
records
Book AW Page 330

A list of Blacks brought from Virginia to the State of Maryland, Worcester County. One woman named Clarasy aged 18 years, one boy child named Azariah aged 2 years. James Feddeman, Oct. 18, 1830 The above mentioned Blacks was willed to me by my father William Feddeman

AW 331October the nineteenth day Anno Domini eighteen hundred and thirty there was delivered unto me the subscriber the forgoing list of Importation of Negroes in order to be
enrolled among the records of Worcester County, which said list of Importation of Negroes is accordingly recorded among the same records in Liber AW folios 330 & 331 -
John C. Handy, clk
To all whom it may concern. Be it known that J Henry Armstrong of Worcester County in the State of Maryland for divers good causes and considerations me thereunto moving as
also further in consideration of one dollar current money to me in hand – in hand paid has released from slavery liberated manumited and set free by these presents do hereby
release from slavery, liberate manumit and set free my negro girl named Mary Elizabeth Armstrong being of the age of three years and able to work and gain sufficient livelihood and maintenance and her the said Negro girl named Mary Elizabeth Armstrong I do declare to be henceforth free manumitted and discharged from all manner of servitude or service to me my executors administrators forever. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my name and affixed my seal this twenty first day of October one thousand eight hundred and thirty. Signed sealed and delivered in presence of George Keating Zadock T. Milbourne. Henry (his X mark) Armstrong
AW 365A List of a Slave brought into Worcester County State of Maryland from Sussex County in the State of Delaware by Alexander Campbell- to wit- a Negro woman named Casa -aged twenty nine years- the daughter of a Negro woman slave named Peggy Atkinson who was a resident of the State of Delaware one of the States comprising the United STates before the twenty first day of April in the year of our Lord seventeen hundred and eighty three . the said slave Casa was brought into the said County of Worcester in the said state of Maryland on tuesday the second day of November in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty. A title to the said Slave Case was acquired by the said Alexander Campbell by his intermarriage with Mrs. Mary Twonsend of the said County of Sussex in the State of Delaware aforesaid – Signed by me this Eleventh day of Novermber in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and thirty. Alex. Campbell
November thirteenth day Anno Domini eighteen hundred and thirty there was delivered unto me the subscriber the foregoing List of Importation of a Negro in order to be recorded among the records of Worcester County, which said List of Importation of a Negro is accordingly recorded among the same records in Liber AW folio 365 John C. Handy clk

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Wordless Wednesday: Grandma’s Band, Circa 1925

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Tombstone Tuesday: John C. and Emma McMurry Priest

This couple, who are buried in the I.O.O.F (International Order of Odd Fellows) Cemetery in Shelbyville, MO, share two sides of a pretty unusual gravestone:

I think this is a unique example in my experience..

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Amanuensis Monday: The other one: Nicholas Long of Caroline County, VA, and KY, Rev. Pension Application

Last Monday I provided the transcript of Nicholas Long of Culpeper, VA, mentioning he was one of two Nicholas Longs who frequently get confused in genealogical research of the area. Today I provide the transcription of the second Nicholas Long. (This Nicholas Long can be viewed on the WeRelate.org wiki here.)

What follows is the Revolutionary War Pension Application file transcription of Nicholas Long of Caroline Co., VA, and later Kentucky, who served as Brigade Major in Col. Spottswood’s Virginia Militia.

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Nicholas Long, Service in Va., File number S31222—
Kentucky-Nicholas Long of Fayette Co. in the State of Ky. He was a sergeant, adjutant and Brigade Major of the Regt. Commanded by Col. Spottswood in the Virginia line for 2 years.
Inscribed on the roll of Louisville at the rate of 220 Dollars per annum to commence on the 4th day of March 1831..13th October 1846
Certificate of Pension issued the 16 day of April 1851 and sent to — Addison Esq.
Arrears.. $193.33
Recorded Book E2 Vol. 7 Page 31—
State of KentuckyCity of Lexington

On this 17 day of August 1832 personally appeared in open court before C. Hunt Esq. Mayor of said City, now sitting, Nicholas Long, a resident of the county of Fayette & state aforesaid aged 78 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 act of Congress of 7th June 1832. That he was born on the 15th of May 1754 in Caroline County Virginia. There was a record of his age kept in a church prayer book, which was sold by mistake at the sale of his father personal estate and never recovered. He resided in the same county when he entered the service during the revolution, and afterward until the year 1795 when he removed to Kentucky, where he has resided ever since. That he entered the continental service in the month of February 1776 in Capt. Samuel Hawes company in the 2nd Virginia regiment commanded by Col, Alexander Spotswood. He entered the service as a sergeant which post he held during his whole term and was  legally discharged but he has lost that discharge. He was directed to carry the colors in his regiment by regimental order, which was in fact an honorary appointment as ensign, although he never received additional pay for said service. His company remained in and about Williamsburg from about the last of February 1776 until the next winter, when his company marched to Pennsylvania and joined the army under General—Washington. His reginment was a part of Gen. Weedon brigade and Gen. Greene’s division. He marched with the troops across New Jersey in the year 1777 and into the border of New York, from where the troops returned by a forced march to meet the British army under Lord Howe, and was with them in the Battle if Brandywine. He was afterward in the battle of Germantown where he carried the colors of his regiment, and afterward, remained with the army until it entered winter quarters at Valley Forge where he was discharged by General Weedon the 3rd or 4th of February 1778. He lost a brother at Germantown, but he was never wounded himself although engaged in several skirmishes besides the two general actions above named. He remained in Caroline County after the forgoing service except some small expeditions until 1781 when he entered Col. Thos. Matthews’ 3d regiment of militia as Adjutant, in which he served 2 months, and again as adjutant in same regiment when commanded by Col. Samuel Temple for 2 months; and again as Brigade Major to General Weedon for 2 months, which term expired during the siege of York. He had commission as adjutant , but was appointed in general order as Brigade Major. He has no written documents to support his claim, and refers to such documents as are in the War department. He hereby relinquishes every claim to a pension of annuity except the present, and he declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any agency in any state. Sworn to and subscribed the day & year aforesaid. Nicholas Long—State of KentuckyCampbell County
Personally appeared before me one of the acting Justices of the Peace in and for the said State and County Hunt H. Mayo who is now in the 40 year of his age and first being duly sworn according to law. He states that he has lived the near neighbor of Old Nicholas Long who was a pensioner of the General Government and drew at the rate of $195.00 per annum.And that he has been acquainted with him and his family for the space of more than ten years before the death of Nicholas Long. He states that he cannot call to mind the particular time of the death of the said Nicholas Long but to the best of recollection he died about four years since. He further says Nicholas Long deceased left no wife but had three children Gabriel Long, William Long and Mary H. Colwell late Mary Mary H. Long. his son Gabriel Long emigrated to Texas in which state he very soon sickened and died. his brother William Long left this county and went to the State of Texas in search of the interest of his brother Gabriel Long’s interest or property but took sick there and dies likewise leaving Mary H. Colwell late Mary H. Long the only surviving child and heir of Nicholas Long decd. Said Nicholas Long was a very aged and infirm man and lived a number of years in the family and with his daughter Mary H. Colwell who still lives in this County. Mary Colwell took all charge and care of her now decesed father Nicholas Long up to the time of his death and burial.Sworn to and subscribedthis 3d day of January 1851H. H. Mayo
State of KentuckyCampbell County
I do hereby certify the foregoing depposition of Hunt H. Mayo was this day sworn to and subscribed to before me. And I further certify the deposant Hunt H. Mayo is a man of as respectable standing as any man in this county and in all case entitled to full credit.Given under my hand this 3d day of January 1851.Wm. DeCourcy J.P. C. Co. Ky.—
Commonwealth of KentuckyCounty of Campbell
I Benjamin D Beall Clerk of the County Court of the County of Campbell in the State aforesaid, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing signautre of Wm. DeCourcy is genuine and that the aforesaid Wm. DeCourcy was at the date of signing his name and now is, an acting Justice of the Peace in and for the county and state aforesaid, fully empowered by law to take oath depositions — and full faith and credit should be given to his official act.In testimon whereof I have here unto set my hand and affixed the seal of the county court this —— D. 1851. Benjamin D. Beall clerk  Wm. DeCourcy J.P.

State of OhioHamilton County
Personally appeared before me one of the acting Justices of the peace in and for said State and County Samuel Cobb who is now in the 44 year of his age and first being duly sworn according to law. He states he is and has been a resident of the City of Cincinnati for the last twenty years and during that space of time he has been undertaker and coffin maker and have done a heavy business in that business. He states that in all casesd he has kept a record of the sale of all coffins that he made also the dates of such sales whether paid for at the time of getting the coffin or not paid for. He further states that hw was called on by Mr. John M. Colwell from the Kentucky side of the Ohio for a coffin for his Grandfather then deceased whose name was Nicholas Long.—Mr. John M. Colwell stating at the same time his Grandfather Nicholas Long was a revolutionary soldier which statement struck me with waxen? affectation?.. He further states that on the request of John W. Colwell this day I turned to my Book of entries and charges and find I amde and delivered to John M. Colwell the coffin for his Grandfather Nicholas Long on the thirteenth day of October in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty six which time or date appears plain and in proper place as to time and date in my book of Charges now before me and from which I make this statement of facts as set fourth in this my deposition.Sworn ot and subscribed to Samuel CobbState of Ohio Hamilton County} I hereby certify the foregoing deposition of Samuel Cobb was this day sworn to and subscribed before me and I further certify that the aforesaid Samuel Cobb  is a highly respectable worthy and good citizen of this City — and Hamilton County and is entitled to full credit. Given under my hand this 3rd day of January 1851 Mark P. Taylor
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[There is one summary correspondence of two pages included in the pension file that is not reproduced here.]
Transcribed by Greg Lamberson 29 September, 2010

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Church Record Sunday: The Primitive Baptist Library of Carthage, Illinois

I was looking around for something to share for one of the Geneabloggers.com themes, and I came across The Primitive Baptist Library of Carthage, Illinois. While this may not look like much at first glance, this resource is an amazing little treasure trove of information for Primitive Baptist Churches across much of America. Sadly, they are several hours from me, but 10 minutes of looking at their county-based accounts of their sections called “Church and Family History Research Assistance” turned up about twenty of my close relatives, including my great-great grandfather.

The Primitive Baptist Library is a reference library that seeks to preserve and republish materials of historical interest about Primitive Baptist Churches and Associations. This is one of thiose things you just have to dig into for yourself. If you have any family who were involved somewhere with a Primitive Baptist Church, I strongly suggest you have a look. They have a database of obituaries that have appeared in their movement’s publications containing over 60,000 entries, and they keep adding materials. Notes on the website indicate that they do lookups and recommend you email them for details pertaining to their records.

The records, including minutes of church proceedings, are very detailed for these churches in many cases (comically so for some of the ones I’ve read, as they read like a gossip column in some cases). Stop by and have a look at this website, because within this site are hidden several golden nuggets, not to mention the promise of what their noncirculating library contains.

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Greg Lamberson’s Genealogy Website – Main Page

Just updated…

Welcome to the Lamberson (and variants) One-name Study

This site also has data from my other related families recently based in south central Illinois and northeast Missouri.

Please check the left sidebar for links to my data.

This site was last updated Saturday, 09-Oct-2010 16:22:54 MDT.

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NSSAR Library Update: Opening to the public THIS MONTH!

I have been keeping tabs on the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution’s new library facility. They have released another video showing their progress. Watch it:

They project the new library facility will be open to the public later this month. You can see some more details of their progress here.

This new facility, located in Louisville, KY, is certainly worth a visit. Try to stop by later this fall if you’re in the area.

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Amanuensis Monday: Nicholas Long of Culpeper, VA, and TN, Rev. Pension Application

Two Nicholas Longs filed for Revolutionary War pensions. One was from Caroline Co., VA, and one from Culpeper Co., VA. One later settled in KY and the other in TN.

These two are frequently mixed up on people’s accounts of their families, and so I recently transcribed both their applications, which both are truly chock full of great information for the genealogist. Following is the pension application of Nicholas Long of Culpeper Co., VA, and later TN, who served as a private in the Revolutionary War.

REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION FILE OF NICHOLAS LONG (wife Margaret) File number W953, Virginia Service
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22,023
East Tennessee
Nicholas Long of Knox Co. in the State of Tennessee was a private in the com. commanded by Captain Toles of the regt. commanded by Col. ?–ck in the Virginia line for 6 months.
Inscribed on the Roll of East Tennessee at the rate of 20 Dollars – Cents per annum
to commence on the 4th day of March 1831.
Certificate of Pension issued the 29 day of Sept 1833 and James Hauer Knoxville
Arrears to the 4th of Sept $50
Semi-ant. allowance ending 4 March $10
Total $60
Recorded by Danl. Boyd, clerk, Book E Vol. 7 Page 51-57
order to pay Nov. 11 1836
Order to pay 3rd Oct. 1837
– – — — — —– —— May 12th 1842
Paid at the Treasury under the Act of April 6th 1838 from 4th Sept. 1836 to 27th July 1839. —- May 28th 1848
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7492
Tennessee
Margaret Long
widow of Nicholas Long
who was a private
in the Virginia line
Inscribed on the Roll at the rate of 20 Dollars per annum, to commence on the 4th day of March, 1843.
Certificate of Pension issued the 30 day of Dec. 1845 and sent to Hon. A. Johnson H.R.
[Act of MArch 3, 1843.]
& of 17 January 1844
Recorded Book A Vol. 2 Page 194.
Informally transferred to Jonesborough
Jany 26 1846 see let to W. Lyon Jr. Pen. Agt.
No. 418 certificate — under act of 7 July ’38 & the pmt. resolution of Jany. 1845 & sent to Hon. A. Johnson H.R. Dec. 30 1845.
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State of Tennessee
County of Greene
Be it known that on this twenty fifth day of November one thousand eight hundred and forty five before me Christopher Cooper, a Justice of the Peace for the county aforesaid, personally appeared Margaret Long, (widow of Nicholas Long, late a revolutionary pensioner of the United States) a resident of the county aforesaid, aged about eighty three or four years, who after being duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath, make the following affidavit relative to her application for a Pension K.C. viz:
That she is the identical person who made application for a pension while she lived in Jefferson County Tennessee (sometime in the year 1843, as she believes) – that she is the widow of the aforesaid Nicholas Long in the County of Culpepper Virginia. the year after the surrender of Lord Cornwallis, which she believes took place in October 1782. She believes that her marriage with teh said Nicholas Long took place in November 1783, She is certain it was about one year after the surrender of Cornwallis at York Town – that she was married by publication of Banns – that the marriage ceremony was performed according to the ceremonies and rules of the Church of England, or the protestant church , and she is fully satisfied that there was neither license or marriage bond in the case -
She further states that she knows of no person now living by whom she could prove her marriage – that she has no record of her marriage or her childrens ages- that before she left Virginia she had a record of the ages of seven of her children; but the dates of the births being incorrect, she destroyed it; and has never had a record since – that she knows of no person
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by whom she can prove that she was living with the said Nicholas Long as his wife prior to the first of January seventeen hundred and ninety four, except by Mrs. Nancy Bath (Ball?), whose evidence she now submits to the Department. She further states that her oldest child is about sixty one years of age- and that she has had Eleven children by her husband the aforesaid Nicholas Long viz- Betsey, William, Joel, Nancy, Sally, Rachel, Hanna, Peggy, Nicholas, Dicy, and James. Witnesses Bill Daniel, Eliakim Cox. -
Margarett (her X mark) Long
Sworn to and subscribed before the undersigned a Justice of the Peace in and for said county, in presence of the attesting witnesses, the day and year first written- I further certify that I am personally acquainted with the above named affiant – that she is a resident of the county of Greene state of Tennessee – and is the widow of the said Nicholas Long, late a revolutionary Pensioner- that she is a respectable citizen of said county and of unimpeachable character, hose statement is entitled to full faith and credit. I further certify that she is reputed and believed to be the widow of said Nicholas Long by the neighborhood in which she lives; and that the legality of her marriage is not disputed. and that she was known as the wife of said Long in the same neighborhood she now resides upward of thirty years ago, at which time they were residents of said neighborhood to my own knowledge.
Given under my hand in the county and state aforesaid this the 25th day of November 1845.
Christopher Cooper
Justice of the Peace
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WAR DEPARTMENT, Pension Office.
Sir:
The evidence in support of your claim under the act of June 7, 1832, has been examined, and the papers are herewith returned. The following is a statement of our case in tablar form. On comparing these papers with the follwing rules, and the subjoined notes, you will readily perceive that objections exist which must be removed before a pension can be allowed. The notes and regulations will show what is necessary to be done. These 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 to them, and you will be complying with this request greatly facilitate the investigation of your clam.
A Statement, showing the Service of Nicholas Long
Apr 1781 for 3 months as private for officers: C. of Toles? and Col. Alcock
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July 1781 for 3 months as private for officer: Col. Karch?
Age at present: 69 . Service in Va.
Proof by which the declaration is supported: traditionary.
I am respectfully, your obedient servant,
J.L. Edwards, Commissioner of Pensions.
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Declaration
In order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress of the 7th July 1838 entitled “an act granting half pay & pensions to certain widows” & in order to obtain the benefit of the acto of Congress of March 3rd 1843 entitled “an act granting one year pension to certain widows”
State of Tennessee
Grainger County
On this 25th day of January 1844 personally appeared beforie the subscriber, a justice of the peace in and for the county aforesaid, Mrs. Margaret Long of the county & state aforesaid, aged eighty six years, who being first duly swornaccording to law, doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed July 7th 1838 entitled “an act granting half pay & pensions to certain widows” – that she is the widow of Nicholas Long who was a private in the Army of the Revolution, that the aforesaid Nicholas Long drew a pension under the act of Congress of 7th June 1832 of Twenty Dollars per annum for his said service. She further declares that she was married to the said Nicholas Long on the 5th day of Nov. 1778, and that her husband the aforesaid Nicholas Long died on the 27th day of July 1839. that she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service but that the marriage took place previous to the first day of Jan. 1794, (viz.) at the time above stated & that she has remained unmarried a widow ever since the death of her said husband
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She further declares that she cannot obtain record evidence of marriage. Margaret (her X mark) Long
13th & 17th lines interlined? before signed ——
Sworn to & subscribed on the day & year above written before me a justice of the peace for the county aforesaid, and I further certify that the said Mrs. Margaret Long is from bodily infrimity unable to attend Courr and that full credit may be given to her statements, in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 25th day of Jan. 1844. Jeszse Howell (SEAL)
Justice of the peace
State of Tennessee
Grainger County
On this 25th day of Jan. 1844 personally appeared before the subscriber a justice of the peace for said county, Mrs. Rachel Solomon a resident of said county and state aforesaid aged fifty three years, & after being duly sworn according to law doth on her oath make the following affidavit. that she is well acquainted with the above named Margaret Long & has been from the earliest of her recollection & also with teh said Nicholas Long her said Husband, & has always known them the said Margaret & Nicholas, to live together as Husband & wife for more than fifty years and from every circumstance she believes the marriage to ahave taken place at the time set forth in the said Margaret’s declaration. Rachel (her X mark) Solomon
Sworn to and subscribed before me, due and it being given to affiant this date above written.
Jesse Howell
Justice of the peace
25th line interlined before signed page (2)
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State of Tennessee
Knox County
On this __ day of August 1833 personally appeared in open court before me Edward Scott, one of the Judges of Law and Equity in and for the state of Tennessee now sitting Nicholas Long a resident of the said County and State in the said county of Knox and State of Tennessee aged 69 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 act of Congress passed June 7th 1832 that he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated. He was born on the 12th day of April 1764 in Culpeper County Virginia as he was informed by his parents. he has no record of his age. He was living in said Culpeper County when called into the service of the United States at which place in the first of April 1781 he substituted in the room and stead of Samuel Kouce? for a three months tour against the british under Capt. Henry Toles in Col. Alcock’s Regiment of Militia. he joined the company in the neighborhood of Williamsburgh. Marched to Williamsburgh thence to the drinking springs thence to the Raccoon ford of Rapahannock lay there some time thence to Richmond and lay there till his time was out and was there Honorably but verbally discharged. he served at thsi time three months for which he claims pension. this verbal discharge was given in the first of July 1781. Again while living at the same place in the latter part of July 1781 he was drafted for a three months tour against the british under Capt. Edward Knash we had no Col. when we started. we then organized at Culpeper Court house at the time — aforesaid . March to York Town to attack the british. he continued in the neighborhood of York and there till after Corn Wallace was taken. he was in the siege of York and helped take the said Wallace. After the siege was
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over and Wallace taken he took sick and when the prisoner was marched out of York he was sent home. he got no regular discharge he was sent home in the latter part of October 1781 he served at this time three months for which he claims pension. He continued to live in said Culpeper County about five years after the war. he then moved to Botetourt County. lived there for twenty years he then moved to Henry County lived there about five years then moved to Greene County Tennessee lived there about five years he then moved to Anderson County lived there about five years he then moved to Jefferson County lived there about one year he then moved to Rhey County lived there about one year he then moved to said Knox County and has lived there ever since. there was no regular officers with the troops where he served nor no continental nor militia regiments to the best of his recollection till he went to the siege of York and he had no acquaintance with any of them and connot tell from his own recollection any thing about them. as the circumstance of his service farther than above stated. He never did receive a written discharge form the service nor a commission during the Revolution. He is acquainted in his present neighborhood with Mardred Yarnal Esq.Robert Kindle Esq. and Lindsay Chelders Esq. all of whom he believes would certify he is a man of veracity and that they believe he served as a soldier of the Revolution.
He has no documentary evidence and knows of no person whose testimony he can procure who can testify to his actual service. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the ag–s? of any state.
He knows of no clergyman whose testimony he can procure who can testify to the report of his services. There may be some errors in the above statement
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as he lost his speach by a fever about seven years ago and has not been able to speak above his breath since in consequence of which he has great difficulty in making himself understood. he is certain there is no error in the time he served for he served the full six months above stated. Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid in open Court.   Nicholas (his X mark) Long
Wm. Swan, clk.
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We Barnard Slaughter residing in Anderson County & Southy Nelson living in the said county of Knox and state aforesaid hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Nicholas Long who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration, that we belive him to be 69 years of age that he is respected and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the Revolution and that we — in that opinion. Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid in open court.
Barnard Slaughter
Southy (his X mark) Nelson
Wm. Swan Clk.
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And the said Court do hereby declare his opinion after the investigation of the matter and after putting the interrogatories prescribed by the state department that the above named applicant was a Revolutionary Soldier and served as he states and the court further certifies that it appears to him that Barnard Slaughter and Southy Nelson who has signed the previous certificate are residents of said county of Anderson & Knox, and state of Tennessee and are credible persons and that there statement is entitled to credit.
Edw. Scott one of the Justices of the Circuit Courts of Law and Equityin and for the State of Tennessee aforesaid
I William Swan Cleark of the Circuit Court in and for the said county of Knox and state of Tennessee do hereby  .
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[FORM]
Revolutionary War Records Section
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Pensions
Washington, D.C.
….a statement of the military history of Nicholas Long, a soldier of the Revolutionary War, you will find below the desired information as contained in his (or his widow’s) application for pension on file in this Bureau.
Enlisted Apr. 1 1781 for 3 mos. as Pvt. under Capt. Henry Towles and Col. Alcoc for Va.
Enlisted July 1781 for 3 mos. under Capt. Edward Knash
Battles engaged in: Siege of York.
Residence of soldier at enlistment: Culpeper Co. Va.
Date of application for pension: Aug 15th (illegible)
Residence at date of application: Knox Co. Tenn.
Age at date of application: (b. Apr. 12 1764 Culpeper Co. Va. d. July 27, 1839 in Jefferson Co. Tenn.
Remarks: mar. Nov 5 1783 Margaret — She was —-pension on application of Jany 25 1844 when a resident of Greene Co. Tenn. aged 86 years Children were: Betsey, William, Joel, Nancy, Sally, Rachel, Hannah, Peggy, Nicholas Dicey and James.
John – brother
marriage could not have been 1778 as soldier was then only 14 yrs old.
Respectfully,
—– Commissioner
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The above is the transcribed pension file of Nicholas Long, born in Culpeper County, Virginia, as it has been filmed and published on Heritage Quest.
Transcribed by Greg Lamberson 29 September, 2010
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