Pension Application of William Carney W18874
Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris
State & District of Virginia
Loudoun County Sct
Before me Robert White sole and presiding judge of the Superior Court of Law for the County aforesaid on this 10th day of September in the year of Christ Eighteen hundred and Eighteen came William Carney of the said County aged nearly Sixty years being by me first duly sworn make the following declaration in Order to obtain the benefit of 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 the said William Carney enlisted with the late Colonel Francis Peyton for three years in the Virginia Line in the spring of 1781 that he marched under Capt F Cousley to Fredericksburg and he was sent from thence to Stanton [sic: Staunton] in Virginia with an ammunition wagon from thence he returned to Fredericksburg and continued his march till he joined the army (about fifteen miles from Williamsburg in Virginia) then under the command of Colonel Feebecker [sic: Christian Febiger], then Colonel [Thomas] Gaskins that he remained under Colonel Gaskins’ command until the seige of York [28 Sep – 19 Oct 1781] from thence he marched into winter quarters to Cumberland old court house that he continued there until the 14th of February 1782 from thence he marched to Georgia under Colo. [Thomas] Posey and Major [Samuel] Finley where he staid until November following when he marched back to Cumberland old Court house where he was discharged by Brigadier General [Charles] Scott that he gave his discharge to William Ellzey Esq’r Attorney at Law to take to Richmond to receive his pay from whom he received at different times between forty and Fifty Dollars and not more and that his discharge was never returned to him and that he is a cripple and that he is in reduced circumstances and stands in need his Countrys assistance for a support, sworn to and declared before me the day and year aforesaid Robt. White
State of Virginia
Loudoun County Sct.
On this sixteenth day of June 1820 personally appeared in open Court, being a Court of record for the County aforesaid, agreeably to the Laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, reference being thereunto had [illegible word] appear William Carney aged sixty seven years, being a resident of the County & State aforesaid, who, being first duly sworn, according to Law, doth, on his oath, declare that he served in the revolutionary war as follows: In the seventh Virginia Regiment, in the Company commanded by Capt. [William Lewis] Lovely under Colonel Gaskins, in the Virginia line, the number of his pension certificate is 14.724 & the date of the pension Certificate on the 10th day of September 1819. & I do solemnly swear, that I was a resident Citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March 1818; & 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; & 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. I have no real Estate, personal property as follows. Six pigs ten months old, small & poor Old dutch oven, two potts, an old iron teakettle, five chairs split bottomed – two beds, one filled with Chaff, and the other with Straw, two quilts, pair of blanketts, common, pair of tow Sheets, two pair of old bedsteads, poplar table, one old loom, six plates, some blue edged & the other white common plate, half dozen old knives and forks. My employment is weaving, but on account of my hand having a cancer, which will require my arm to be taken off, have not been able to earn more than fifteen Shillings since new year.. My family is two in number, my Wife Rozanna & myself, my Wife is upwards of Sixty years of age, tolerably healthy —
Wm hisXmark Carney
NOTE: On 20 Feb 1839 Rosanna Carney, 77, applied for a pension stating that she married William Carney in Aug 1784, and he died on 3 Mar 1823.