Pension Application of John and Elizabeth Hilliard W7748

                Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris

 

[The application evidently made by Hilliard in 1818 was not found. The following deposition was apparently made in support of that application.]

 

Loudoun County  to wit.

Sept”r. 9th 1818  this day came before me the Subscriber one of the Commonwealth’s Justices of Peace for the said County William Speak and made Oath that John Hillard was a Soldier during the Revolutionary war in the Sixteenth Virginia Redgment and did serve three years in the same service

 

Virginia  Loudoun County  Sc.

                On this 16th day of June 1820 personally appeared in open Court being a Court of Record for the County aforesaid, John Hilliard aged 74 years – resident in said state, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath declare that he served in the Revolutionary War in the 16th Va. Regiment, in the company commanded by Capt. Triplet [Thomas Triplett], under Colo. William Grayson in the Va. Line – Gen’l Scotts [Charles Scott’s] Brigade, The pension certificate is No. 4,801 bearing date the 8th December 1818. And I do solemnly swear; that I was a resident Citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March 1818, and that I have not since that time, by gift, sale or in any manner disposed of my property or any part thereof, with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring myself withing the provisions of an act of Congress entitled “an act to provide for certain person engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War” passed on the 18th day of March 1818. And that I have not, nor has any person in trust for me any property or securities, contracts or debts due to me nor have I any income other than what is contained in the Schedule hereto annexed and by me subscribed. No real estate. Personal property as follows. 3 small iron potts – one tolerably new grid iron – Half dozen common three green edged and three blue plates – An iron skillett – small dutch oven – Pair tongs & shovel, old ones – one bed – pair blankets & sheets, & bedstead common kind & bed quilt. My employment is shoemaking. My family is four. My two grand children Sandy [possibly Lundy] & Mary Hurst, my wife Elizabeth & myself. Neither of my Grandchildren are old enough to earn their victuals. My wife is 67 next October – not healthy.                                                                                             Jno. hisXmark Hilliard

 

NOTE: On 3 Sep 1838 Elizabeth Hilliard, 84, applied for a pension stating that she married John Hilliard in 1774, and he died 3 May 1826. In the file is a document referring to Joseph Hilliard, son of Elizabeth Hilliard. On 21 Jan 1839 she gave her age as 85 and stated that she was married to John Hilliard in Leesburg (her present residence) by an Episcopal minister named Griffith, and that John Hilliard died on 25 May 1826.