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State of Kentucky
County of Floyd
On this 26th day of June 1853 personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace within
the county aforesaid, Rodin Hall a resident of Floyd County aged 67 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
provisions made by the laws of the United States passed on the 3rd day of February 1853. That he is the
identical man who was a Private in a Company of Virginia Militia commanded by Captain John Hammons
from the County of Russell in the State of Virginia in the 6th Regiment of Virginia Militia commanded by
Colonel Henry E. Coleman in the War known as the War of 1812 declared by the United States against Great
Britain. He was marched to Norfolk in the State of Virginia and mustered into actual service and from
exposure while in actual service and in the line of duty he contracted a disease called "camp fever" which
from exposure while in actual service and in the line of his duty the said fever settled in his limbs and so
effected the spinal marrow of his back that he was found unfit for the service and received a sick discharge
which is now on file in the City of Washington he having received his bounty land for the same and he has
been disabled from getting his subsistence from manual labor ever since he contracted the disease above
And he further states on his oath that the Captain he marched under is now dead and he hath just cause to
believe the the Colonel in command is also dead as he was a tolesable old man when in the service with him.
As to the other officers that I was under I do not know any thing of their whereabouts as I live some five
hundred miles from where I last heard from them, the Physicians that examined me in the time of my affliction
in the service and while in the army their names I cannot recollect nor can I tell where they reside, the only
witnesses that I can procure or that I know and that resides in any reasonable distance of me is the two
whose affidavits accompany my application which I pray the Commissioner of Pensions to read in my behalf
Rodin X Hall
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 26th day of June 1853 and I certify that I have no interest in this case
and am not concerned in its prosecutions
David Cooley
Justice of the Peace
Floyd County

Note: Rodden Hall  was born in Grayson County, Virginia in 1785. He married Mary around 1804, based on the
birth of their first child. The family moved to Russell County, Virginia in 1812 and then to Floyd County, Kentucky
in the early 1830%. Mary died in 1863 and Rodden in 1871. They are buried in the Nimrod Hall Cemetery on
Branham Creek in Floyd County.