|Pleasant THACKER b. 1793 in Pittsylvania Co VA d. August 14, 1872
District 5, Weakley Co TN. Moved to Weakley Co between 1836 and 1840.
He served as a Private in Captain William Payne's Company of the 6th Regiment
of Virginia militia volunteers, commanded by Col. Daniel Coleman, in the
war of 1812. He was enrolled in service at the courthouse in Pittsylvania
Co, Virginia in 1812 for two years. he was honorably discharged at
Norfolk, VA in April 1814. He declared he had been granted two land
warrants for his service, one for 40 acres and one for 120 acrers, in 1850.
He was in active service in and around Norfolk for about six months during
which time he held the rank of Corporal and also served in the Company
of Lieutenant Wm, Winbush. His Pension Number is 20698. His
widow appplied for and received a survivor's pension - National Archives,
The application file is filled with data including his physical description and signature. There is consierable other data because his widow's application was at first denied, necessitating several affidavits detailing the circumstances of their marriage, his death, etc..
Submitted by Garry Brown
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