The State of Ohio Licking County.
Personally appeared before me the Subscriber, president Judge of the
fourth Circuit of the Courts of Common pleas of Said State, Simon Hill
aged about fifty seven years, a resident of the County of Licking &
State aforesaid who being duly cautioned and sworn according tto Law,
doth upon his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the
provisions of the late law of Congress entitled an act to provide for
certain persons engaged in the land & Naval Service of the United States
in the revolutionary War" (Viz) That he served in the army of his
Country for the period of about one year, --- That he enlisted at
Fauquire Court House in the State of Virginia in a company Commanded by
Captain _____ Armstrong in the Second regiment Commanded by Colonel
Samuel Hawes (as he believes) of the Virginia line, in the Month of
September in the year before Cornwallis was taken. That he continued to
serve in the Said corps in the Service of the United States until about
the Month of September following, and was discharged (Honably) from the
Service at the high hills of Santee in South Carolina --- That his
discharge was signed by Major _____ Sneed but which is now lost or
destroyed. That he was engaged in the following battles (viz) The
battle of Guilford Court House --- Camden --- The Seige of Fort 96 ---
and at the battle of the Eutaw Springs --- That he is now in reduced
circumstances in life and needs the assistance of his Country for
Support --- and that he hath now no other evidence in his power of his
Said Service and further he Saith not ---.
Sworn & Subscribed before me
this Simon Hill.
6th day of July 1819.
I William Wilson Judge as aforesaid do hereby Certify that is has been
made appear to my satisfaction that the Said Simon Hill did Serve in the
revolutionary war as stated in the foregoing Deposition against the
common enemy, on the Continental establishment --- And also that he is
now in reduced circumstances in life and needs the assistance of his
Country for Support --- And I now transmit the proceedings taken and had
before me to the secretary for the department of War agreeably to the
aforesaid act of Congress.
In Witness whereof I have herein to Set my name officially at
Newark the 6th day of July 1819.
[No date, but probably in 1838, as part of Mary Hill's application for a
widow's pension which was dated 20 August 1838.]
I Robert Rusell a United States pensioner aged about eighty-four years,
of Warren County and State of Virginia, do testify that I was
well-acquainted with John Hill, and served with him in the revolutionary
war, in Cap. Michael Rader's company and marched from the town of
Woodstock, now in Shenandoah County and State of Virginia on the 10th or
11th day of March in the year 1777 on to Pittsburg and joined Col.
Gibson's Regiment where we remained some time and then were sent down
the Ohio River in boats to Wheeling where said Company joined Col.
Shepherd's regiment and remained there until the 14th day November
ensuing where said Hill, with others were dismissed from there, it not
being considered necessary to keep so many men there any longer, for the
defence of the port. I being sick with the small pox remained there
___il [ink smeared] the 17th of March following, when I was dismissed
from the army, and returned home, about the 26th of the same month, and
in the month of November 1778, I rode to north Carolina, and after being
there a short time I joined a volunteer Company of cavalry commanded by
Capt. Litteral, and remained in that section until the spring of 1781,
nearly all the time in service, under different engagements, and during
the time in service I frequently heard of said John Hill and two of his
brothers George Hill and Simon Hill, being in the Infantry under Gen'l.
Green. I returned home to Virginia in May 1781 and about one year after
I returned home, George Hill and Simon Hill returned to my neighbourhood
where they remained till[?] about twenty-six years ago, when they
removed from this section to Muskingum County in the State of Ohio, and
during the time the said George Hill and Simon Hill lived im ny
neighbourhood I frequently saw them and heard them tell of their service
in the Southern army under Genl. Green, and heard them say that the John
Hill aforesaid was with them all the time they were there, and I always
understood that the said John Hill was married in Fauquier County Va. to
Mary Riley, and that said John Hill died about the year 1810 in
Shenandoah County, Virginia and have understood that George Hill and
Simon Hill both received pensions before their decease.
Robert X Russell