War of 1812 Pension Application of Sarah Donohoe, widow of Henry Donohoe

Russell County Law Order Book 5, Page 338
01 October 1816
On the application of Sarah Donohoe widow of Henry Donohoe deceased in order to make the necessary proof to entitle her and her children to the pension allowed by the laws of the United States.

John Hamon personally appeared in court and being duly sworn deposeth and saith that he was in the United States service at Norfolk in this state with a detachment of militia from the County of Russell, that he marched under his command Henry Donohoe who was a private in his company, that the said Henry Donohoe before his death was attached to the 6th Reg't of Virginia Militia commanded at the time of his death he thinks by Col. Coleman, and that he the said Henry Donohoe died at Norfolk of sickness about the 21st of November 1814 then serving as a private soldier.

Ezekiel Burdine a respectable person being duly sworn deposeth that he knew the said Henry Donohoe & Sarah for ten years preceeding his detail for service and that they lived together as husband and wife.

Nancy Fraley a respectable person being duly sworn deposeth that the said Henry Donohoe a militia soldier said to have died at Norfolk in the United States service and left a widow and ten children to wit the said Sarah who lived together previous to his detailment for service as husband & wife for at least fifteen years, that the said widow with her children at present reside in the County of Russell and is yet unmarried.

The said Sarah Donohoe being sworn deposeth that she has ten children the offspring of the said dec'd to wit Nancy 17 years old the 11th of May last, William 16 years old the 11th of April last, Sarah now aged about 15 years, Henry about ten years old, Delila about 8 years old, George about six years old, Martin about 5 years old, Polly Whitaker about four years old, Cloe born about the 20th Apr 1813, Peggy 2 years old the 25th of September last.



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