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Pension Application of Jonathan Burnside S42112

                        Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris


State of Ohio SS    }                   June 1st 1818

Fairfield County  }

            On this first day of June A.D. 1818, before me the subscriber one of the Judges of the court of Common Pleas for the County aforesaid personally appeared Jonathan Burneside, aged 54 years resident in Fairfield County, who being by me first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the provision made by the late act of Congress entitled “An act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the revolutionary war”— That he the said Jonathan Burneside enlisted in Leesburgh, Loudon [sic: Leesburg, Loudoun] County Virginia, in the spring of the year 1779, for the term of eighteen months, in the Company commanded by Capt. Payton [Peyton] Harrison, Col Blufords [sic: Abraham Buford’s] Regt. Virginia troops — served in the companies commanded by Capt. Harrison  Whales and Howard — was taken at Lynch’s Creek South Carolina by Col. Tarlton [sic: at the Battle of Waxhaws near Lynches River by Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton, 29 May 1780], where he was wounded in the left arm and was stabed in the right side and cut in the face by a sword. After having recovered from his wounds he again enlisted in the fall of the year 1781 for the term of 3 years in the Regt. commanded by Col. Armand or Armoung [Charles Tuffin Armand], a french officer — that he continued to serve in said corps or in the service of the United States until the fall of the year 1782, at Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania, then serving in the company commanded by Capt. C Bart. that he was in the battles aforesaid, and that he is in reduced circumstances and stands in need of the assistance of his country for support and that he has no other evidence now in his power of his said services.


The State of Ohio  Licking County.  SS

On this 28th day of October AD1820 personally appeared in open Court of common pleas holden in Newark, for the County of Licking being a Court of Record, proceeding according to the course of the common Law, with a jurisdiction unlimited in point of amount and keeping a Record of its proceedings, Jonathan Burnside aged fifty nine years Resident in Licking County aforesaid who being first duly sworn according to Law, doth on his oath make the following Declaration in order to obtain the provision made by the acts of congress of the 18th of March 1818. and first of May 1820.

That he served in the Revolutionary War in the company commanded by Captain Harrison, Captain Wales and Captain Howard in the Regiment commanded by Colonel Blooford in the Virginia line and has obtained a pension under the act of the 18th of March 1818, his Certificate being numbered 11.942 and I do solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th of March 1818 And that I have not since that time by gift, sale or in any manner disposed of my property with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring myself within the provisions of an act of Congress Entitled an “Act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States, in the Revolutionary War passed on the 18th 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. (signed) Jonathan hisXmark Burnside


I have besides necessary clothing and bedding;

            5 Shoats or Hogs............ $7.50

            1 Sow & piggs.................. 2.00

            1 Sow.............................. 1.50

            1 Small Dutch oven........... 1.00

            Dresser ware................    1.00


I am indebted in the following sums

            One Debt of................... $14.94

            One Debt of.................... 26.66

            One Debt of...................... 2.25

            One Debt of...................... 4.00

            One Debt of...................... 5.00

            One Debt of...................... 1.25

            One Debt of...................... 3.75

            One Debt of...................... 5.00

            One Debt of...................   3.00


I have the following family residing with me

viz        my wife aged...................... 57. years

            my son John aged.............. 13. infirm

            Daughter Charlotte aged...... 11. smart girl

I am by occupation a farmer – by reason of age and infirmities am unable to pursue that occupation

            Sig’d Jonathan Burnside


State of Ohio             }

County of Greene      }  SS

On this 9th day of April AD one thousand eight hundred and fifty one personally appeared before me a Notary Public for and within the County and State aforesaid Andrew Burnside and Ellen Smith who being duly sworn according to law declare that according to the best of their knowledge and belief they are the only surviving children and heirs of Johnathan Burnside who was a private soldier in the regiment of Virginia regulars commanded by Col Buford in the war of the revolution. They do not know the name of the Captain under which he (J Burnside) served. That he enlisted at Leesburg Va sometime in the year of 1777 and continued in the service untill he was wounded at the battle of Bufords defeat at Waxhaws in South Carolina on the Santee [sic], where he was stripped of his clothes and left for dead upon the field of battle but was taken to a house in the neighborhood the next day by a man who found him still possessing life, after lingering for some time he recovered so as to be able to be taken to his home in Loudon County Va. and as soon as he was able to bear arms he joined the service at Winchester Va, under Genl Lafayette and Major Shaftner[?] (they do not remember the name of the Captain). that he continued in the service untill the end of the war when he was discharged at Philadelphia. They cannot give a full and accurate description of his services, and would refer to his declaration for a pension filed in the War department (they think in the year of 1828  That said Johnathan Burnside obtained and drew a pension up to the time of his death. That he died in Hebron Licking County Ohio on or about the 25th day December AD 1835. they make this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which they are entitled (as heirs of Johnathan Burnside) under the acts of the Commonwealth of Virginia granting bounty lands to her enlisted soldiers for services in the revolutionary war, or under any act of congress passed for the benefit of Virginia Soldiers, or their heirs, and particularly for the three hundred acres, to which Johnathan Burnside was entitled under the laws of Virginia, as neither himself or heirs have ever received said land or any part thereof. That their reasons for not applying sooner are that they did not know untill recently that they were entitled to it.

[The rest assigns power of attorney.]

            Andrew hisXmark Burnside                     Ellen herXmark Smith


State of Ohio

County of Greene  SS.

On this 12th day of February AD one thousand eight hundred and fifty two

We Andrew Burnside and Ellen Smith heirs at law of Jonathan Burnside do upon oath testify and declare to the best of our knowledge and belief that Jonathan Burnside did enter the service in 1781 for the term of during the war and served as a private under Captain Dehest and Major Shaftner in Genl Armands Independent Continental Legion and that he continued in the service aforesaid until the close of the war

We further declare that we have never received a warrant for the bounty land promised to Jonathan Burnside on the part of the United States nor do we believe that he ever received it or transferred his claim to it in any manner whatsoever: therefore

[The rest power of attorney]

                        Andrew hisXmark Burnside                     Eleanor herXmark Smith