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Pension Application of Joseph Taylor S16269

                        Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris


State of Indiana            }

County of Jefferson     }  SS

            On this 13th day of August 1832, personally appeared before the Probate Court of the County and State aforesaid Joseph Taylor a resident of the County of Jefferson and State of Indiana aged 85 years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832  That he enlisted in the army of the United States in the year 1776 with Capt [John] Hays and served in the 9th Regiment of the Virginia line, under the following named officers  Capt. Hays & Col. Matthews [George Mathews]  he forgets the names of the other officers. he left the service in the Fall of 1777 after 11 months service [see endnote]  lived in Augusta County Virginia when he entered the service – marched through Albemarle down to North hampton [sic: Northampton].

            He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or an annuity except the present, and he declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any agency in any State

Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid. Joseph hisTmark Taylor


State of Kentucky: Woodford County  Sct.

            This day John Brown came before me a Justice of the Peace in and for the County aforesaid and made Oath that he was a Soldier in the Army of the United States in the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy six – That he marched with Capt. Hays Company (to which he belonged) from Staunton in Virginia to Northhampton County on the Eastern shore of that State – That during the whole March Joseph Taylor drove one of the Waggons which conveyed the Baggage of the Company – that after remaining at Northhampton about three Months the Regiment were ordered to march to the North & left the said Joseph Taylor sick in the Hospital, & I did not see him again during the term of his service

            Given under my Hand this 27th day of Feby 1822.                   Rich’d. Fox J.P.


The Commonwealth of Kentucky  Shelby County to wit.

            This day David Taylor [pension application S36824] appeared personally before me Thomas Hornsby Justice of the Peace for said County and made the following statement to wit.

            That Joseph Taylor enlisted in the service of the united states under Cpt John Hays for the term of one year on the first of February 1776 in augusta County  Stanton virginia and then joined the waggon department and marched under the said Cpt Hays & Lieut Col George Mathews to Northhampton virginia commanded by Col Thomas Flemming [sic: Thomas Fleming] and continued in the service for the time for which we were enlisted and was then honorably discharged from service at Northampton County virginia

Sworn to before me this 16th day of July 1822


                                    Madison In.  Aug. 14, 1832

Hon. Lewis Cass

            Sir        I herewith transmit to your department for examination, the applications of Aptadge Cook [pension application not found], Charles Steward [pension application S16261] & Joseph Taylor to be enrolled on the Pension List of this State. They are all poor, infirm, old men and have not a very distinct recollection of their services. With the Declarations of the two latter are enclosed some papers that may be of service in the investigation of their claims.

            Please direct any communication that you may think proper to make to me, their attorney —                      I am with much respect your humble servant

                                    Courtland Cushing  atty for app’ts.