Pension Application of William Jones and Sarah Sewell Jones Tillet: W6292

                        Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris

 

Virginia

Th’d. Judicial District Sct; SS.

            On the 28th day of October 1815[?], before me, the subscriber, one of the Judges of the General Court for the said district, personally appeared Wiliam Jones aged 56 years, resident in Fairfax in the said district, who, being by me first duly sworn, according to law, did 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 William Jones enlisted for the term of three years on the 15th day of August in the year 1780 in Annapolis in the state of Maryland in the company commanded by Captain Murdock in the Regiment commanded by Colonel Samuel Smith in the line of the State of Maryland on the Continental Establishment; that he continued to serve in the said corps, or in the service of the United States, until the 15th day of November 1783, when he was discharged from service in Annapolis afores’d, state of Maryland as aforesaid  that he was in the battle of Guilford C. House [Guilford Courthouse NC, 15 Mar 1781] – Camden [Battle of Hobkirk Hill near Camden SC, 25 Apr 1781] – Ninety Six [Siege of Ninety-Six SC, 22 May - 19 Jun 1781] and Eutaw Springs [SC, 8 Sep 1781] 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 but the annexed certificate of the Auditor of Maryland.

[Certified by the Judge 25 May 1819]

 

Virginia to wit                 County Court of Fairfax

            On this 20th day of June 1820 Personally appeared in open Court being a court of record for the County aforesaid William Jones aged fifty seven years resident in the said County who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath declare, that he served in the revolutionary war as follows: “He enlisted at Annapolis in the state of Maryland the 15th August 1780 in the Company Commanded by Captain Murdock in the extra, 1st Maryland Regiment under the Command of Colo. Samuel Smith, Maryland line and served in the war for three years and three months after which time he was discharged at Annapolis the 15th November 1783, that he was in the Battles of Camden where he received a severe wound in the front part of the top of his head by a sword which wounded him very much and was also in the Battles of Gilford Court house, Utah springs and the siege of Ninety six all which will more fully appear by his declaration of record in the department of war numbered 13413  that he has received his pension from the 28th October 1818 to 4th March 1820 the Certificate of which Pension bears date the seventh day of July 1819 and I do solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United states on the 18th 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 to diminish it so 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 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 and I also declare that I was not bred to have any trade but since I quitted the army have generally followed the occupation of a farmer and which from my advanced age and indispositions am scarcely able to pursue having the use only of one of my arms  that my youngest child a Female girl is about 18 years of age  none of the rest of my children living with me and that none are able to contribute to my support and that the age of my wife is upwards of thirty seven years       William Jones

 

A Schedule of the Property of William Jones referred to in the foregoing declaration by him subscribed —.

            1 set knives and forks $1.75  water vessells $1.................. $2.75

            1 table $1  flat iron 75’...................................................... 1.75

            1 spider and dutch oven..................................................... 1.00

            1 pig $1  one drawing knife 25’........................................... 1.25

            5 plates 25’  some stoneware 75’...................................... 1.00

            1 axe 10/6  one chissell 1/9............................................... 2.14

            1 loom 2 4/— ................................................................... 4.00

            1 pocket knife 1/— ......................................................... 00.17

            1 earthen dish 2/6  1 teapot 2/3........................................ 00.79

            3 old cups and saucers 7d  1 Bible 4/6.............................. 00.87½

            1 cloathes Brush 1/—  1 razor strap 6/— ............................ 1.16½

            1 fire shovell 1/6  2 Barrells 1/— ....................................... 00.58

            2 half gallon jugs 1/3 each................................................ 00.42

            2 pewter spoons & six tea spoons 1/6............................... 00.25

            1 spinning wheel (old) 6/— ................................................ 1.00

            1 pot 3/— ...................................................................    00.50

                                                            Total Amount                 $19.41

                                    William Jones

 

NOTE: In Loudoun County VA on 16 Sep 1853 Mary Tillet, 70, applied for a pension stating that she married Wm Jones on 27 Dec 1819, that he died on the first day of an unstated month in 1829, and she afterward married James Tillet who also died. In the file is a record of the marriage of William N. Jones to Mary Sewell in Fairfax County on 27 Feb 1819. On 11 April 1855 she applied for bounty land, giving her age as about 72.