Pension Application of Rowland (Roland) Ware

Pension application of Rowland (Roland) Ware S3434 fn80NC
Transcribed by Will Graves 6/14/10
[Methodology: Spelling, punctuation and/or grammar have been corrected in some instances for ease of reading and to facilitate searches of the database. Also, the handwriting of the original scribes often lends itself to varying interpretations. Users of this database are urged to view the original and to make their own decision as to how to decipher what the original scribe actually wrote. Blanks appearing in the transcripts reflect blanks in the original. Folks are free to make non-commercial use this transcript in any manner they may see fit, but please extend the courtesy of acknowledging the transcriber—besides, if it turns out the transcript contains mistakes, the resulting embarrassment will fall on the transcriber. I use speech recognition software to make all my transcriptions. Such software misinterprets my southern accent with unfortunate regularity and my poor proofreading fails to catch all misinterpretations. I welcome and encourage folks to call those errors to my attention.]
State of Tennessee Warren County: SS
On the first day of July 1844 personally appeared in open court before the Court of Warren County, now sitting, roll of the way her a resident of the County and State aforesaid, aged about eighty-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 7th 1832.
That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated viz. Sometime in the year of 1778, he entered the service, in North Hampton North Carolina, being drafted for three months, then marched on to Halifax in the same State and was stationed there for some time — and after that he volunteered in the Horse Company of Cavalry, then called the light horse company — and marched under Captain Randles, Major Kimbal and Colonel Harris on to the Narrows on the Adkin River [sic, Yadkin River] Montgomery County North Carolina — and he further states that that the 2nd tour in the horse Company, he went from Montgomery County in the same State to Drowning Creek some thirty miles, and was under the command of Colonel Childs, and he further declares that at this period he has forgotten many of the officers names under whom he served, but he recollects of doing service in the Horse Company during the revolutionary War from the time he volunteered in said Company until the end of the War in all twelve months, besides the first tour that he was drafted; during which time he had one skirmish with the British and Tories on the East of Pedee River under the command of Major Crump —
He further declares that he has no documentary evidence, and that he knows of no person now living, whose testimony he can procure, who can testify to his service — He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever pension or annuity, except the present, and declares that his name is not on the pension Roll of the Agency of any State —
Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid –
S/ Redmond McGregor, Clk S/ Rowland Ware, X his mark
[William Thompson, a clergyman, and William McGregor gave the standard supporting affidavit.]
[fn p. 21: on December 17, 1855 in McMinn County, Rowland Ware, Ninety Six, filed for his
bounty land entitlement as a soldier in the revolution stating that he served under Captain Buckner Kimbrell.]
[fn p. 17: on December 18, 1857 in McMinn County Tennessee, Rowland Ware, 97 or 98, filed for his bounty land entitlement as a veteran of the revolutionary war. In this document he states that he served in the revolution as a private under Captain Buckner Kimbro and Lieutenant Harris and Major Crump in Montgomery County North Carolina.]
[facts in file: veteran died in McMinn County Tennessee on June 15, 1864 at which time he was living about 7 miles from Athens in McMinn County, Tennessee; he had a wife but she did not survive him (her name is not stated); the veteran’s son Allen where lived in McMinn County Tennessee in 1882 and was aged 82 years at that time.]
[Veteran was pensioned at the rate of $33.56 per annum commencing March 4th, 1831 for his service as a private in the revolution.]

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

 


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