Transcribed by Tami Ramsey March 10, 2005

Revolutionary War Service
PAGAN, David
Service: VA
Number: W5499
Richmond, Virginia .8096

Mary PAGAN, widow of David PAGAN, VA, who was a Private in the Revolution.
Husb. Died Jan. 1815
Inscribed on the Roll at the rate of 80 dollars per annum, to commence on the 4th day of March, 1843.
Certificate of Pension issued the 23rd day of Feby. 1847 and sent to R.A. Gray
Recorded in Book D Volume 2 Page 145
Sent to R.H. Gray at Lynchburg, VA August 2, 1847

State of Virginia, Franklin County, to witt on this 5th day of December 1846 before me Peter D. HOLLAND a Justice of the Peace in and for said County personally appeared Mrs. Mary PAGAN, resident of said County; age 80, who first being duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the provisions made by the Acts of Congress passed July 7, 1838 and 23rd of August 1842 granting pensions to widows of persons who served during the Revolutionary War.

That she was the widow of Edward HARMAN dec'd  of said County, the first husband, and also the widow of David PAGAN, her second husband under whom she claims a pension for his services as a regular soldier having enlisted as such for the (now) County of Campbell under Capt. Jno. Rogers of the regular Army in the Revolutionary War and from there was marched to the Illinois County where he served as a regular soldier through out the war - he being a married man at the time having married the daughter of Wm. FERRILL of Campbell - from whose house he/the said David PAGAN marched when he went in said service.  - and that he took his wife with him to the Illinois - where she died, and that he returned to Franklin after the close of the war where he married declarant after the death of her first husband.

She also declares that she was married to the said Edward HARMAN on the ___ day of May 1781 and that he died in said County on the __ day of July 1788; and she further declares that after the death of her husband as above that she was married to the said David PAGAN, a scotchman, on the ___ of Oct, 1791 by the Rev. ? Fear of the Baptist Church; and that her husband, the aforesaid David PAGAN died in said County on the ___ day of Jan, 1815.  That she was not married to him prior to hi leaving the service, but the marriage took place previous to the 1st day of Jan 1794 - as above stated; and that her maiden name was CARTER.

Mary PAGAN
       X
Her Mark
Sworn and subscribed on the day and year above written before me
Peter D. Holland

Declarant further states that the Family Register containing her marriage with Edward HARMAN and David PAGAN and the ages of the children have been discharged - it, the registry, having been kept in an old Hymn book - one half of the leaves of which embracing the family register being torn out by the children or others.
Peter D. Holland

State of Virginia, Franklin County, to witt on this 5th day of December 1846 before me Peter D. HOLLAND a Justice of the Peace in and for said County personally appeared Cap. Smithson G. Holley a_____ resident of said County who being first duly sworn according to the law doth on his oath say that he moved to said County in the year of 18_7 and became acquainted with Mrs. Mary PAGAN, the widow of the said David PAGAN - about that time she having been the widow of Edward HARMAN dec'd of said County, and at the time he married her both of which husband deponent understood by reputation to have served in the Revolutionary War - HARMAN in the militia and PAGAN in the regular service he thinks in Illinois.  Deponant has always understood that Mrs. PAGAN was married to her husband HARMAN the year that Cornwallis was taken, and died about the year 1787 or 88 - and that in a few years she married the said David PAGAN.  That as regards the ages of the children of the said David and M!
 ary PAGAN that in the year 1832 while he deponent was Captain of a Militia Company to which John PAGAN, their oldest son, belonged - that he the said John PAGAN was discharged from Malitia duty by the vote of the Company on the representation of the said __ PAGAN that he was muster ___ or 45 years old; which talement of his age from this knowledge of him was considered reasonable by the company to which he belonged, and from the knowledge that deponent has of said Jno. PAGAN he should believe him to be from 54 to 56 years old at least.  David PAGAN died before he dep. Came to said County and that his widow Mary PAGAN whose maiden name was CARTER is still alive.
G. Holley
Sworn and subscribed on the day and year above written before me
Peter D. Holland
In presence of Ro H Gray

 
Revolutionary War Records Section
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Pensions
David PAGAN
Enlisted 1778 for 2 years a Private in Capt. John Rogers unit in the State of Virginia
He took place in the Illinois Expedition