Pension Application of Daniel and Mary Debard McCarty W8275
Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris
State of Kentucky } SS.
County of Montgomery }
On this twelfth day of September one thousand eight hundred and thirty three personally appeared Daniel McCarty the undersigned a resident of Kentucky in the county of Montgomery and state of Kentucky aged seventy 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 act of congress passed June 7th 1832. That he enlisted in the army of the united states in the year 1779 for 18 months and served in the [blank] Regiment of the Virginia line under the following named officers, Col. Abraham Buford, Lieut Col. [Samuel] Hawes, Capt Coleman, Lieut. Thos. Pierson [Thomas Pearson], Adjutant [Henry] Bowyer, and was in the battle of Bufords defeat in the Waxaw [sic: Waxhaws] settlement in South Carolina on the 29th day of May 1780 at which time he was badly wounded, taken prisoner and paroled [released on promise not to take up arms until exchanged], but never exchanged, and that in the year 1781 he volunteered in the militia on the first of Sept and was at the Seige of little York on the Gloucester side under Genl Weden [sic: George Weedon], Col [Charles] West, Capt [Richard] Spurr where he remained untill the capitulation of Lord Cornwallis and his army [19 Oct 1781], and that he marched with the prisoners as part of the guard to Nolands ferry on the Patomac [sic: Potomac River] where he was discharged. He states that he resided in the county of Loudon [sic: Loudoun] and state of Virginia when he first entered the service and marched with various officers through Virginia and attached in Petersburgh [sic: Petersburg] to the Regiment Commanded by Col Buford and marched on to S. Carolina. He also states that when he entered the service in the militia to go to Little York he resided in the same county and marched direct on to little York on the Gloucester side. He further states that he served in the whole time 20 months — He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or an annuity, except the present, and he declares that his name is on the pension Roll of the Agency in the state of Kentucky only [signed] Daniel McCarty
[The above application was sent with a letter apparently written and signed by Daniel McCarty from Mount Sterling KY.]
In the file is a letter from the Pension Office of the War Department dated 9 Jan 1836 explaining that McCarty’s pension was reduced from $6.40 to $6.00 per month “in consequence of the Surgeon who examined him having testified that he was only three-fourths disabled.”
On 16 May 1854 Mary McCarty, 78, resident of Oak Hill in Carter County KY, applied for a pension stating that she married Daniel McCarty on 29 Jan 1837, and he died on or about 8 Jan 1848. The file contains a record of the license dated 28 Jan 1837 in Montgomery County KY for the marriage of Daniel McCarty and Mary Debard. On 17 Apr 1855 she applied for bounty land and stated that Daniel McCarty left no minor children at his death.