Pension Application of James Ware

Pension Application of James Ware: S7816
Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris
Jackson County State of Mississippi. On this the Twenty seventh day of October in the Year of
our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty two, personally appeared before me John Farley
Judge of the County Court of Jackson County State of Mississippi James Ware, a resident of the
above named County and State aged Seventy four 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 seventh in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and thirty two.
That he entered the service of the United States in May in the year of Seventeen hundred
and eighty as a private under Capt Reed [Samuel Reid] in the militia of Rowan County State of
North Carolina where he was then residing, that he was at the battle of Campan “commonly
called Gates’ defeat” [sic: Battle of Camden SC where Gen. Horatio Gates was defeated] under the
above named Capt. Reed on the sixteenth day of August Seventeen hundred and eighty. He
further declareth That he was in the following year seventeen of January One thousand
seventeen [sic] hundred and eighty one under Capt [Abel] Armstrong at the battle of the
Cowpens under the command of Major McDowel [sic: Joseph McDowell] and Gen’l [Daniel]
Morgan. In the same year he enlisted in the State troops [of South Carolina] under the command
of Wade Hampton for the term of ten months in the cavalry. was at the battle of the Eutaw
Springs [SC, 8 Sep 1781]. After the termination of that time he enlisted in the cavalry that was
attached to Gen’l. Marian [sic: Francis Marion] for the term of the war, he remained in the above
named cavalry attached to Gen’l. Marian until the evacuation of Charlestown [Charleston SC, 14
Dec 1782], when the cavalry were dismounted, he was then put in the Infantry of the South
Carolina line, that was reduced to three companies. One was commanded by Felix Worley, the
second by Joseph Worley, and the third by Simion Thend[?], who appointed him his Orderly
Sergeant. He further declareth that he was discharged at Charlestown in the Year Seventeen
hundred & eighty three by the above named Simion Thend.
He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pention or annuity, except the present
and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any State, or (if any) on
that of the agency of the State of Mississippi. James Ware

Source:  Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution, Pension and Unit Rosters

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