Contributed by Debi Kendrick

William Kendrick was born June 1796 Russell County Va, s/o George Kendrick and Mary Nancy Webb. He lived in Russell County until the mid 1820's when he and his family moved to Floyd County Kentucky.
Bounty Land Claim

Form of Declaration for Surviving Officer or Soldier.

State of Kentucky
County of Floyd

On this 13th day of January A.D., One Thousand Eight Hundred and fifty-one, personally appeared before me, James P. HARRIS, a Justice of the Peace, duly authorized to administer oaths within and for the County and State aforesaid, Wm. KENDRICK in the State of Kentucky who being duly sworn according to law declares, that he is the identical, Wm. KENDRICK who was a private in the Company commanded by Captain Thos. H. CLARK in the 7th Regiment of Va Foot Military commanded by Col. Sanders in the War with Great Britain, that he was drafted at Taswell Co. Va on or about the 4th day of August A.D. 1814 for the term of six months and continued in actual service in said war for the term of Three and a half months and was honorably discharged at Norfolk, Va by a sick discharge on the 16th day of November A.D. 1814, as will appear by the Muster Rolls of said company. He arrived at home about the 30th day of April A.D. 1815 having been detained by sickness five and a half months for which time he rec'd no wages nor any travelling expenses to return home.
He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the Bounty Land to which he may be entitled under the "Act granting Bounty Land to certain Officiers and Soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States," passed September 28, 1850 and any supplements or amendments thereto.
Sworn to and subscribed, before me, the day and year above written: and I hereby certify that I believe the said Wm. KENDRICK to be the identical man who served as aforesaid, and that he is of the age above stated. [none stated?]

Cover Sheet

Soldier KENDRICK, William
Widow KENDRICK, Margaret
Service Pvt Capt Thos. H. CLARK'S Co Va Mil.
Bounty Land Warrants 28, 386-40-50 65,333-120-55
Enlisted Aug 4, 1814
Discharged Dec 30 1814
Residence 1851 Floyd Co., Ky; 1855 Wayne Co., Va; 1871 Wayne Co., WV
Widow's Residence 1877 Wayne Co., PO Whites Creek, W. Va
Maiden Name of Widow Margaret SKEEN
Marriage of Soldier & Widow Jan. 23, 1814 Russell Co., Va
Death of Soldier Sept. 29, 1872
Death of Widow not listed

Department of the Interior, Pension Office, Washington DC 1877

D.T. BOYNTON, U.S. Pension Agent, Knoxville

Sir: Please furnish a report in the following named 1812 pension case: Certificate No. 8210
Name of pensioner, William KENDRICK
Agency, Knoxville.
Last pensioned at $8.00 per month from Feb 14 1871

Very respectifully,
J.A. BENTLY, Commissioner


Last paid to include 29 Sept. 1872, at the rate of $8.00 per month. Died 29th Sept 1872, arrear paid widow

D.S. _______ U.S. Pension Agent

WAR of 1812 Declaration of a Widow for Pension

State of West Virginia
County of Wayne

On this 8th day of October, A.D. eighteen hundred and seventy-seven personally appeared before me George W. HUTCHISON, Clerk of the County Court, a Court of Record in and for the said County and State aforesaid, Margaret KENDRICK, aged seventy eight years, a resident of Whites Creek County of Wayne, State of West Virginia, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the widow of William KENDRICK, who served the full period of sixty days in the (1) miltary service of the United States in the War of 1812, and who was the identical William KENDRICK who (2) enlisted in Captain CLARK'S Company of Virginia Militia; that (3) said William KENDRICK was pensioned by certificate no. 8210 under act of Feby 14th 1871 dated Nov 18 1871, that she was married under the name of Margaret SKEAN to said William KENDRICK on the twenty third day of January, A.D. 1814, by Mr. HILTON in Sullivan County Tenn. there being no legal barrier to such marriage; that her said husband died at Whites Creek, Wayne Co. W. Va on the 29th day of September 1872, and that she has not remarried since his death; ect ect....and hereby appoints, with full power of substitution and revocation, Mark POORE of Ceredo, West Va her true and lawful attorney, to prosecute her claim, and obtain the pension certificate that may be issued; that her post office is at Mouth of Whites Creek, County of Wayne State of West Virginia.

Margaret (X) KENDRICK

William ADAMS


State of West Virginia
County of Wayne

On this 12th day of November, A.D. 1877, before the undersigned, a Justice of the Peace, personally appeared Margaret KENDRICK, who, being duly sworn, deposeth as follows: I am the widow of William KENDRICK, deceased, who was a member of Captain Clark's Regiment of Virginia Militia, that my maiden name was Margaret SKEAN; that I was lawfully married to said deceased at _____, in the County of Sullivan, State of Tennessee, by Mr. Hilton on the 23d day of January, 1814; that I had by said maariage the following children, whose ages and dates of birth are correctly set forth, to wit:
Nancy born 3 Dec 1814
John F.(Fletcher) born 21 Jun 1816
Elizabeth born 8 Nov 1818
Mary born 4 Aug 1820
George. M. born 13 June 1822
Rachel born 4 Oct 1824
Elisha McCommas born 17 Mar 1827
Isabel J. born 29 Dec 1828
Joseph P. born 3 May 1831
Clarissa A. born 31 Jan 1833
Caroline M. born 27 Mar 1835
Cynthia E. born 6 Mar 1838
William J. born 8 Aug 1843

That these are the only legitimate children of myself and my deceased husband, and that my said husband left no children by any former marriage. That I have made repeated and diligent efforts to procure a copy of the record of my marriage, but have been unable to do so, because I could not learn the address of not get answers from persons having any knowledge. That I cannot obtain the affidavit of the party who performed the marriage ceremony, because do not know his present address nor whether he is alive. That I never abandoned the support of my family, nor permitted any one of my children to be adopted by any other person or persons; that my said husband died on the 29th day of September, A.D. 1872; that I lived with deceased from the date of my marriage up to the date of his death, and that I file herewith the best evidence of my marriage that I can obtain.

Margaret (X) KENDRICK

William ADAMS

And also at the same time personally appeared B.F. DROWN, aged 53 years and William ADAMS, aged 47 years, of the County of Wayne and State of West Virginia, to me well known as respectable, credible persons, who, being by me duly sworn, do severally say that they have known the claimant Margaret KENDRICK, and her deceased husband William KENDRICK who was a member of Capt. Clark's of Virginia Militia, 21 and 31 years (respectively) years; that claimant's maiden name was Margaret SKEANE, and that she was married to said William KENDRICK on or about the 23d day of January 1814; that deceased always treated and acknowledged claimant as his lawful wife; and that they lived and cohabitated together as such, and were so received in society, and were so regarded by their acquaintances; that they never heard the fact of their marriage disputed; that they often heard deceased in his lifetime speak of claimant as his wife; that claimant had said marriage thirteen children, whose names and ages are as follows: (repeat of names above) That they are satified that claimant has made diligent efforts to procure record evidence of her said marriage, and has been unable to do so for the reason stated by her. That they are in no way interested, directly or indirectly, in the claim for a pension for which this affidavit is required.

William ADAMS

State of West Virginia
Wayne County Court

Subscribed in my presence and sworn to before me by the claimant and said witnesses, this 12th day of November, A.D. 1877, after the same had been carefully read and explained to them; and I certify that I am in no way interested in the prosecution or proceeds of this claim, directly or indirectly.

S.D. WARD Justice

Clerk's Certificate.
I certify, That S.D. WARD, before whom the above declaration and affidavit were made, is a Justice of the Peace, duly authorized to administer oaths, and that the above is his signaturel

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal, this 12 th day of November, 1877.

Clerk of the Wayne County Court, W. Va

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