War of 1812 Pension, William Horsley
Horsley was born about 1795 in or near Fayette County,
David Tucker (Tucker4742@aol.com)
The State of
On this 25th day of November 1850
personally appeared before me Mark Bradburn a Justice
of the Peace within and for the county & state aforesaid William Horsely
aged fifty four years a resident of Greenup County in the state aforesaid, who
being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical William
Horsely who was a private in the company commanded by Captain Benedict Bacon in
the 16th Regiment of Kentucky Infantry commanded by Lt. Col.
commandant Andrew Porter in the war with Great Britain declared by the United
States on the 18th day of June 1812. That he was drafted at
Sworn to and witnessed before me the day and year above written. And I hereby certify and believe that the said William Horsley is the identical man who served as aforesaid and that he is of the age above stated
Mark Bradburn, J. P. G. C.
I William Corum clerk of the County Court for the County and state above mentioned do hereby certify that Mark Bradburn whose genuine signature appears above is and was at the time of signing the same a Justice of the Pease in and for Greenup County and State aforesaid duly commissioned and sworn that they are his official acts as such are entitled to full [ ? ] and credit and that the aforesaid Greenup County is a Court of Record having general jurisdiction.
Given under my hand and seal of Office at Greenupsburg this 20 day of February AD 1851.
William Coram, Clerk
The State of
Lower Sandusky April 17th 1815 I hereby certify that William Horseley a drafted militia man of the 16th Regiment Kentucky Detached Militia has duly diligently and faithfully served a six months tour of duty commencing the 10th September 1814 and ending on the 10th March 1815 and then volunteered from that period till the 9th of April following for the protection of Fort Gratiot when he saw that post about to be evacuated by his fellow soldiers in army. He is Honorably discharged.
Given under my hand the date above written.
Benedict Bacon, Capt
On this 21st day of April AD one thousand eight hundred and fifty five personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace within and for the county and state aforesaid William Horsley aged 59 years a resident of Greenup County and State of Kentucky who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical William Horsley who was drafted at Old Town in the company commanded by Captain Benedict Bacon in the 16th Regiment of Kentucky Militia commanded by Col. A. Porter in the war with Great Britain declared by the United States on the 18th day of June 1812 for the term of six months and continued in active service in said war for [ ? ] the aforesaid term of six months that he has heretofore made application for bounty land under the act of September the 28th 1850 and received a land warrant No. blank for 80 acres which he has since legally disposed of and can not now return he makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the additional bounty land to which he may be entitled under the act approved the 3rd day of March 1855 he also declares that he has never applied for nor received under this or any other act fo Congress any bounty land warrants except the one above mentioned.
William X Horsley
We James Horsley and John Bush residents of Greenup County in the State of Kentucky upon our oaths declare that the foregoing declaration
was signed and acknowledged by William Horsley in our presence and that we believe from the appearance and statements of the applicant that he is the identical person he presents himself to be.
James X Horsley
John X Bush
The foregoing declaration and affidavit was sworn to and subscribed before me on the day and year above written and I certify that I know the affiants to be credible persons that the claimant is the person he represents himself to be and that I have no interest in the claim
Wm H. Warnock, JPGC
The State of
I William Corum Clerk of the County Court of said County do certify that William H. Warnock is and was at the time of making the foregoing signature (which I certify to be genuine) an acting Justice of the Peace in and for said County having been duly commissioned and qualified. In testimony whereof I have hereunto affixed the seal of said Court and subscribe my name the 21st day of April AD 1855
William Corum clerk
NOTE BY DAVID K. TUCKER
The second application for bounty lands was suspended due to dissimilarity in his signature from the first application.
William Horsley states that his application for additional bounty land under the act of Congress approved March the 3rd 1855 was signed by one Edmund L. Phillips in his presence and at his request and his original application under the act of September 28th 1850 was signed by a man by the name of Socratese Holbrook and this is the cause of the dissimilarity in the signature and he further states that he can not write his own name and always has to get some one to do it for him. His application No. 213.263 is herewith returned.
William X Horsley
We Cyrus Van Bibber and Redden Butrum residents of Greenup County Kentucky having been first duly swrn according to law declare that the foregoing affiant and declaration was this day read to William Horsley and at his request Marshal Baker wrote his name and said William Horsley made his mark thereto in our presence. We are also well acquainted with William Horsley and know him to be the identical person he represents himself to be and we have no interest in this claim.
Sworn to by William Horsley before me this 15th day of June 1859 and I have no interest in this claim.
L. Riffe, JPGC
WAR OF 1812
DECLARATION OF SOLDIER FOR PENSION
On this twelfth (12) day of May AD one thousand eight
hundred and seventy one personally appeared before me, George A. Corum, clerk of the Greenup County Court a Court of Record
within and for the county and State aforesaid, William Horsley, aged 75 years, aresident of Three Prong, County of Greenup State of
Kentucky, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is married,
that his wife’s name was Nancy R. Madden, to whom he was married at the mouth
of Grassey Creek at Jas Horsley, on the (blank) day of March 1818; that he seved the full period of sixty days in the military service
of the United States in the war of 1812; that he is the identical William
Horsley, who was drafted in Captain Benedict Bacon’s, at Old Town Greenup
County, on the (blank) day and month of 1814, and was honorably discharged at
Greenupsburg, Greenup County Ky on the (blank) day of 1814 or 1815; that he was
drafted for six months and served his time out and then he enlisted to protect
Fort Gratiot and staid at said fort for a month or more.
Jeremiah Davidson of Greenup C. H. Ky his true and lawful attorney to prosecute his claim and obtain the pension certificate that may be issued; that his post office is at Greenup C. H. County of Greenup State of Kentucky; that his domicile or place of abode is on the Public road on Three Prong Greenup County Kentucky.
William X Horsley
F. M. Warnock
Also, personally appeared Elizabeth Bloomfield,
residing in or on Three Prong, and James Horsley, residing in or on Three
James X Horsley
Subscribed in our presence
F. M. Warnock
WAR OF 1812
CLAIM OF WIDOW FOR SERVICE PENSION
On this 22nd day of May, AD one thousand
eight hundred and seventy eight personally appeard
before me Marshal Baker, the same being a court of record within and for the
County and State aforesaid, Nancy R. Horsley, aged 73 years, a resident of
Greenup County, in the State of Kentucky, who, being duly sworn according to
law, declares that she is the widow of William Horsley deceased, who was the
identical William Horsley, who served under the name of William Horsley as a
private, in the Company commanded by Captain Benedict Bacon, Commanded by Col.
Porter in the war of 1812; that her said husband was drafted at Old Town on or
about the (blank) day of 1814 or 1815 for the term of 6 months, and continued
in actual service in said war for the term of 6 months and whose services
terminated, by reason of an honorable discharge at Greenupsburg on the (blank)
day of 1814 or 1815. She further states that the following is a full
description of her said husband at the time of his enlistment, viz: he was about 18 years old by occupation a farmer born
in Fayette County Ky about 5 feet 7 inches high. She further states that she
was married to the said William Horsley, at
James Horsleys, in the
Nancy R. Horsley X
Attesting witnesses who can write their names:
Also personally appeared Marshal VanBibber, aged 22 years, residing Greenup County, in Kentucky, and Martin Zorns, aged 35 years, residing in Greenup County, Ky, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who being by me duly sworn, say that they have known the said Nancy R Horsley for 5 years and for 20 years, respectively; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with her, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be; and they further say that they are able to identify her as the person who was the wife of the identical William Horsley, who rendered the service alleged in the above application in the company of Captain Benedict Bacon, in the war of 1812 by the following named facts and circumstances, vis: she was the wife of the identical William Hosley who drew a pension for his services in the war of 1812, and they know that she has not remarried since the death of William Horsley, her husband, and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
Know all men by these presents that we William Horsely & Nathan Madden are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the just and full sum of fifty pounds current money to which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs, exor’s and admin’s jointly severally & firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 5th day of March 1819. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be had solemnized between the above bound William Hosely & Nancy R. Madden both of Greenup County. If there be no lawful cause to obstruct the same then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
Sign, sealed & delivered in the presence of Jno. Hockaday.
William I Horsely
Nathan X Madden
I George A. Corum, Clerk of the County Court for the County of Greenup in the State of Kentucky and by virtue of my office the proper custodian of all records relating to marriages in said County do certify that the above and foregoing is a true copy of the marriage bond of William Horsely to marry Nancy R. Madden. I further certify that the same is all the evidence of said marriage that can
now be found on file in my said office after a strict examination of the marriage records.
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Will you please inform me at your very earliest convenience whether the pensioner Nancy R. Horseley, widow War 1812 is living or dead; and, if dead, the exact date of death; if living, whether remarried; and, if so, the exact date thereof and whom to?
Her last known address was at your place in June 12th, 1884.
Your reply; on the back of this sheet, forwarded to me in the inclosed addressed official envelope, will be appreciated.
J. H. Carr
Hon J H Carr
In reply to the within would say that Nancy R. Horsley died sometime in the summer of 1884. I do not the exact date but know that she is dead and died about the date of her last payment if you want the exact date I can ascertain it but can not immediately without riding about 4 miles.
Sarah J. Warnock P. M.