Pension Application of David Taylor S36824
Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris
State of Kentucky
Fourth Judicial District
County of Henry Sct
Be it remembered that on this 17th day of Aug’t 1819 in open Court before me Sam’l. McKee the circuit Judge for said district in & for the Commonwealth af’d David Taylor appeared in person & made oath upon the holy Evangelist of the almighty God That in the early part of the year 1776 He thinks in February in Stantown [sic: Staunton] in Augusta County Virginia he enrolled as a private soldier in the army of the united states during the revolutionary struggle under Capt. John Hayse [sic: John Hays] He states that shortly after his enrollment the Company was march’d. to Williams Burgh [sic: Williamsburg] & then attach’d to the ninth Virginia Regment which was commanded by Colo. Thos Flemming [sic: thomas Fleming] & Liut Colo. Geo. Matthews [George Mathews]. He states that shortly after his enrollment he was taken out of the line & attach’d. to the waggon department and acted in the capacity of a waggoner untill the winter following – Dec ‘76 – when he was honorably discharged at north hampton [sic: Northampton] in Virginia by Colo. Geo Mathews – He states that the regiment to which he was attach’d. was under the command of Gen’l. Chas Lee [Charles Lee] He states that while he was with the army the detachment to which he belonged was in several small engagements with Dunmore [Lord Dunmore, Royal Governor of Virginia] But this was no general engagement He states that he has lost his discharge and that he has no other evdense of his soldier ship than his own oath & the certificates her wit subjoind He states he is 60 years of age & has never rec’d. a pension or pay from Government for his services and that he is in reduced circumstances and requires the aid of his Country for support his residence Henry County Kentucky
The Deposition of Joseph Taylor [pension application S16269] taken at New Castle Henry County in the fourth Judicial district before Henry Davidge Judge of said District and successor of the Honb’le Sam’l. McKee He being of lawful age deposeth and saith that in the month of Feby in the year 1776 David Taylor who has made application to government for a pension enlisted as a private in Augusta County in the army of the united states in the continental establishment under Capt. Jno. Hayse and was in the 9th Virginia Regiment under the command of Colo. Thos. Flemming & Lieut. Colo. Geo Mathews. He states that in the month of March following the said David Taylor was taken out of the army and was put in the waggon department and drew a waggon untill he was discharged at North hampton in December 1776 by Colo. Mathews. He states that the Regiment belong’d. to the army commanded by Gen’l. C Lee. This deponent further states that he enlisted about the same time with the said David Taylor and served the af’d. same time in the same Regiment with him & knows of his own knowledge the facts stated above are true This Deponent states that he was discharged at the same time with David Taylor & has often seen his the said Davids discharge [signed] Joseph Taylor
State of Kentucky
Henry Circuit April Term 1821.
The following declaration Schedule &c was filed in Court and Ordered to be entered on the record towit. Schedule
Fourth Judicial District of Kentucky Henry County Sct.
On this third day of April in the year 1821 Personally appeared in open Court (being a Court of record, proceeding according to the course of the common law and having power of fine & imprisonment. David Taylor aged 13 years resident in Henry County in said District, who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath declare that he served in the Revolutionary War as follows. That he thinks in February 1776 in Augusta County Virginia he enlisted as a private in Cap J Hayes Company of the 9th Virg’a Regiment commanded by Colo Flemming & Leut Colo Mathews, his enlistment was taken from the lines & placed in the Waggon department. The date of his original declaration (he thinks) was in August 1819. He has received a pension under said declaration & has drawn two installments up to the 4 March 1820. He was placed on the Pension list under the law passed 18th March 1818, by Certificate bearing date 12th June 1820 No 17488. 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 within the provisions of an Act of Congress entitled, “An act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land & 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. He states that he possesses & holds the following property
One Horse $40.00
One Cow & Calf 15.00
One 16 Gal Pott, One Oven Tin }
& Kettle One drawing knife } 32.00
half sett of Saddlers tools }
He states that he has ten children all of whom except one are married, and live in different parts of the United States, The one that lives with him is a son, & from his infancy has been in a diseased state, & an incumbrance is wholly incapable of labour & has no estate, & aged about twenty one years. The wife of this Pentioner is 70 years old, has been afflicted many years & can afford no assistance towards the support of this pentioner. Your pentioner is a sadler by trade but from his age and infirmity is entirely incapable of supporting himself and his circumstances are so indigent as to require for his support the assistance of his Government
In the file is another schedule of property dated 15 Aug 1820:
One Sorrel Mare 5 years list at $40—
One Cow & Calf One 6[?] Gallon pot – 1, 4 Gallon Oven One Tea Kettle. 1 hand Ax, One drawing knife half sett saddlers tools – amounting in the whole to the Sum of $87. dollars
On 25 Nov 1825 Taylor applied to have his pension transferred to Jefferson County IN, to where he had moved.