REVOLUTIONARY PENSION FILE OF JOHN MCLAUGHLIN

Rev War Pension File M804 pp 827-843:
McLaughlin, John or McGlothlin W.7436 B.L. Wt 84064-160-55 Judith
(Except for summarized pages, this transcription is verbatim insofar as possible. //// signifies illegible words. Dashed lines "-------" signify separate pages in the microfilm pension microfilm record.)
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p 827 summary: N. Carolina Secretary of State certifies John McGlauhlin was private in Capt Smith's Co of 4th Regiment. He enlisted 6 May 1776 for 3 years and was discharged on 14 May 1779. Dated 27 May 1779 & signed by W. Hill.
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p828 thru p830 summary: Judy McLaughlin affidavits of 17 February 1848 and 10 June 1858 by Judith McLaughlin, widow of John, deceased, late of Tazewell County, VA. She knows that few persons spell the name McLaughlin, as it is commonly spelled McGlothlin or McGlathlin. For example, in the 6th pension census in 1840, the Marshall spelled her husband's name McGlotholin using two "o's" - but that her surname in her husband's pension application declaration being spelled McGlathlin or McGlothlin arose from the fact that few persons spell the name the same way. Judith explicitly stated in her affidavit that those who prepared the pension application affidavits for him were not familiar with the correct spelling, which is McLAUGHLIN. She stated that long term neighbors of theirs were George Steele, James Kindrick and John Brown.
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State of Virginia Tazewell County On this twentyth day of November 1832 personally appeared John McLaughlin in open court before the Justices of the County of Tazwell aforsaid, it being account of service having sworn to fine and imprison on a ///////// assurance of all its proceedings, a resident of said county of Tazewell and state of Virginia aged he thinks seventy six years on the 26th day of January next, who being first -- duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration, in order ot obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832. That he enlisted in the army of the united States he thinks about the year 1778 or 1779 under Capt Michael Dickson, Lieutenant William Henderson, for the term of three years or during the war, that he served under different officers, and was attached to different regiments during his term of service, he served a part of his time under Col Samuel Doak, and a part of the time under General Sumpter, also General Green who was the commander in Chief, that he served the full term of three years and was discharged at Guilford in North Carolina and received a written discharge but from whom he does not now recollect, which has been lost by time and accident so that it cannot be sent forward. That at the time of his enlistment he was a citizen of Mechlinburg County in the state of North Carolina on Crooked Creek, that he marched to the frontiers of Georgia to Rogers Fort, where he remained about one year perhaps more, on Ogichaw river, from whence he was marched to Agusta on Svanah river, when he remained a short time, when the troops received order to Go to Brian Bank Bridge, where they marched, and that he was in the battle fought there with the British & Tories, at what time it was fought his memory does not at this late date serve him. From there he was marched to Ironsberg where he was stationed some time, but the precise time he cannot at present state; From there he marched to Augusta Castle, or perhaps he marched to Savannah first where they had a battle with the British, and there he then received a wound in the right nee, the ball passing through the fleshy part of the leg a small distance above the nee, which at this day is occasionally very painful to him, From there he was removed he thinks to a place called Midway where he remained until he was able to do duty again, and joined the army again on the South side of Savanah in or near George Golfins and from there he was marched towards Augustine to Stone Brown Fort who was stationed there, but owning to some delay in consigns of the some of the baggage horses having been hamstringed by the Tories, the Fort was burnt down by Brown himself often hiding other munitions of was it contained in different places, before he got thru, they found large quantities of arms, Blankets, rum,wine, and many other articles, which they had hid in different places; From there he crossed the Savanah river and came over into the South state, for the purpose of assisting General Gates, but before he arrived to his relief the battle was fought, and he was defeated from them then he was marched to a place called the Ram Parts, and was in the battle fought there with the British and Tories. From there he was marched to a place called Whitsels mill in the state of North Carolina, where he was in the battle fought there, with the Tories and British, From there he was marched to a place called Rocky Mount where he was in a small scrimmage. And from there he was marched to Guilford, where he arrived a short time after the battle of Guilford, and was there discharged as above stated. That he has no record of his age that he can resort to at this time. That after his discharge he went to Cumberland county in North Carolina, where he resided about three or four years, From there he removed into Randolph County in the state of North Carolina where he remained several years, From there he removed onto Patrick County Virginia, and from there he removed to the Western Country in the neighborhood as where his now, and has ever since resided, He hereby relinquished every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and he declares that his name is not on the pension role of any agency in any state of listing whatsoever. Sworn to and Subscribed the day and year aforesaid. John (his X mark) McLaughlin
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State of Virginia Tazewell County On this twentyth day of November 1832, John Bruit (?) appeared in open court and after being duly sworn according to law, states that he is well acquainted with John McLaughlin who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration; and that he believes him to be of the age of seventy six years, as he states, that he saw him in the service of the United States as a regular soldier, both in the state of South and North Carolina, and that he saw him while he was wounded and before he got well, his wound was in the right leg above the nee, the he saw him in //////////// in the following years to wit, 1788 - 1789 - 1781. That he did not see him in the year 1780, because he had gone home that year. Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid. John (his X mark) Bruit
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and the Court do hereby declare this opinion, that the named applicant was a revolutionary solder and served as he states. Thomas Wittin Chairman of the Cty Ct of Tazewell Cty
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I John Crockett Clerk of the county court of Tazewell County Virginia do hereby certify that the forgoing contains the original proceedings of the said court in the matter of the application of John McLaughlin for a pension. In testimony whereon I have hereunto set my hand and seal there being no seal of office this 21st day of November 1832. John Crockett Clerk of the County Court of Tazewell
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(This page is a War Dept evaluation of John McLaughlin / McGlothlin's pension application sometime prior to the time it was approved.)
WAR DEPARTMENT Pension Office 183 Sir: THe evidence in suport of your claim, under the act of June 7, 1832, has been examined and the papers are herewith returned. The following is a statement of your case in a tabular form. On comparing these papers with the following rules, and the subjoined notes, you will readily perceive that objections exist, which must be removed, before a pension can be allowed. The notes and the regulations will shew what is necessary to be done. Those points to which your attention is more particularly directed, you will find marked in the margin with a brace, (thus: } ). You will, when you return your papers to this Department, send this printed letter with them; and you will, by complying with this request, greatly facilitate the investigation of your claim.

Statement, shewing the Service of John McLaughlin Tazewell County Virginia
Period when the service was rendered: 1778 or 1779 3 years
Rank of claimant. private
Officers and rank of the Field officers under whom he served: Gen'l Sumpter Green, Col Jack, Capt Dickson
Age at present and place of abode when he entered service: 76 years County of Mecklenburg, N. Carolina
Proof by which the declaration is supported: Traditional evidence Clergymans certificate witness certified credible paper correct Battle of Bri// Creek, Savannah Whitsels(?) Mills, Rocky Mount

I am, respectfully, Your obedient servant, J.L. EDWARDS, Commissioner of Pensions
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Virginia 12.872 John McLaughlin County of Tazewell in the State of Virginia who was a pri: in the company commanded by Captain Dickson in the N. Carolina line for 2 years. Inscribed in the Roll of Virginia at the rate of 80 dollars per annum, to commence on the 4th day of March, 1831. Certificate of Pension issued the 6th day of June '33 and sent J.J. Leftwich Wythe C.H. Va. Arrears to the 4th of March '33 -- 160 Semi-anl. allowance ending 4 Sept '33 40 total: $200 Revolutionary Claim Act June 7 1832 Recorded by Wm. Miller, Clerk, Book E. Vol 6 page (X)18
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State of Virginia Tazewell County On this 3rd day of February AD 1858 Personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace within and for the County and State aforesaid Judy McGlothlin a resident of Russell County and State of Virginia aged ninty five years who being first duly Sworn according to law doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the provision made by the act of Congress passed on the 29th day of July AD 1848 Granting pensions to the widows of persons who served during the Revolutionary war that she is the widow of John McGlothlin deceased a Soldier of the Revolution and a pensioner of the United States his name being inscribed on the pension Rolls of the Virginia agency for paying pensions at the rate of Eighty dollars per annum. She further States that She was married to the Said John McGlothlin in the State of South Carolina on or abut the first of April AD 1783 by one William Grimes a minister of the Gospel that her name before her Said marriage was Judy Leathers That She was married by publishing the Bans of Marriage and if any record Exists as to her marriage She Dont know where to find it. That from old age and the Consequent loss of memory She Cannot recolect the County She was married in That her Said husband died at his residence in Tazewell County State of Virginia on the 17th day of February AD 1848 and that She is now a widow having never intermarried Since the death of her aforesaid husband That from old age and bodily infirmity She is unabel to attend in Court to make her declaration.
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She begs that the department may look over he informal declaration and respectfully refers to the evidence filed in her Said husbands declaration in Suport of her claim. She futher States that She has never received nor made application for a pension under this nor made any other application under this nor any other act of Congress therefor The Commissioner of Pensions pleas Send my Certificate and all Communications in relation to her claim to the cear of William A. Snowden of Kiddville Clarke County Kentucky Judy Her X Mark McGlothlin (Seal)

Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above written and I certify that I believe the Applicant to be the individual person She represents herself to be and that I have no interest in this claim Jefferson Matney J P

State of Virginia Tazewell County S// on this 5th day of February AD 1858 personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace within and for the County and State aforesaid Edmund Steely and Francis M Steili residents of Russell County and State of Virginia who being duly sworn according to law declares that they are personally and well acquainted with Judy McGlothlin the within applicant for a pension that we know her to be the person She represents herself to be and that we are not interested in this claim. ss) Edmond Steele ss) Frances N Steele
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State of Virginia Tazewell County )) On this 5th day of February AD 1858 personally appeared before me a Justice of the peace within and for rthe county and State aforesaid Jacob McGlothlin ad resident of Russell County aged 67 years who being duly sworn according to law States on his oath that he is the third child in decent of John McGlothlin and Judy McGlothlin the within applicant for pension and from his Earlist recollection they lived together as man and wife up to the period of the Said John McGlothlins death that they raised a large family of children thirteen in number the Eldest of which if living would now be Seventy three years of age that this affiant was now Sixty Seven years of age That his mother Since his fathers death has lived with her children in Tazewell and Russell Counties in the State of Virginia That he father the Said John McGlothlin died at his residence in Tazewell County State of Virginia on the 17th day of February 1848 and that his mother Judy McGlothlin is now a widow. ss) Jacob McGlothlin (Seal)

Sworn to and Subscribed to before me on the day and year above written and I certify that the affiant is a hily respectable Citizen of Russell County State of Virginia and that I am not interested in this claim ss Jefferson Matney J P
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State of Virginia Tazewell County )) I Samuel L Graham clerk of the County Court of said County in the State of Virginia do herby certify that Jefferson Matney whose genuine signature appears to the foregoing certificate is and was at the time of signing the same an acting Justice of the Peace in and for said County duly commissioned and qualified and that full faith and Credit are due and ought to be given to all his official acts as (remainder covered by seal) In testimony whereof I hereunto subscribe my name and affix the seal of Said Court at Jeffersonville the 6th day of February 1858 ss) Samuel L Graham Clerk
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Brief in the case of Judith McLaughlin, widow of John
Russell County and State of Virginia acts June 17, 1844 and February 2, 1848.
Claim, ("original" or "for Increase")
Proof Exhibited, (if original)
Is it documentary, tradionary or supported by rolls? If either, state the substance.
Husband was a pensioner under act of June 7, 1832, at rate of $80 per annum, and died February 17, 1848. ["his widow, Judith" receiving since that date] as appears by 3rd auditors report
Marriage before 1794, identity, and present widowhood proved by several credible witnesses.
Allowance accordingly.
(If for Increase.)
Has additional evidence been filed since the admission of hte claim? If so, what?
Name and address of Agent:
William N. Snowden, Esq Kiddville, Clarke Co, KY
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6444 Virginia Richmond Judith McLaughlin, widow of John, McLaughlin NC who served in the Revolutionary war as a private. Inscribed on the Roll at the rate of 80 Dollars 00 Cents per annum, to commence on the 4th day of March, 1848. Certificate of Pension issued the 27th day of July 1858 and sent to Wm. N. Snowden, Kiddville, KY. Recorded on Roll of Pensioners under act February 2, 1848, Page 138, Vol. H 294367
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State of Virginia Tazewell County On this 13th day of September AD 1858 personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace within and for the County and State aforesaid Judith McLaughlin aged ninety five years a resident of Russell County in the State of Virginia - who being duly sworn according to law declares that She is the widow of John McLaughlin deceased who was a private in the Revolutionary war and a pensioner of the United States That her said Husband died at his residence in Tazewell County State of Virginia on the 17th day of February AD 1848 that She has not intermarried Since the death of her Said Husband But Still Continues the widow of the aforesaid John McLaughlin She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the Bounty land to which She may be Entitled under the act approved March 3rd 1855 - She also declares that She has not recived a warrant for Bounty land under this or any other application therefor - She respectfully refers to the proof filed in the pension office in her declaration under which She now Receives a pension as the widow of the aforesaid John McLaughlin Dece in Suport of her Claim The Commissioner of pensions pleas Send my warrant when issued and all Communications to the Cear of Robert McLaughlin Esq of Richlands Tazewell Co Va Judith her X mark McLaughlin (Seal)

We Jacob McLaughlin and Robert McLaughlin (here were also written two additional names, both crossed out - "Wm Snowden Jefferson Mattney") Residents of Russell County State of Virginia upon our oaths declare that the foregoing declaration was Signed and Acknowledged by Judith McLaughlin in our presence and that we believe from the appearance and Statements of the applicant that She is the identical person She represents herself to be ss) Jacob McLaughlin (Seal) Robert McLaughlin (Seal)
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The foregoing declaration and affidavits were sworn to and Subscribed before me on the day and year above written and I certify that I know the affiants to be credible persons that the Claimant is the person She represents herself to be and that I have no interest in this claim ss) Jefferson Matney, J P

State of Virginia County of Tazewell /// I James N. Thompson Clerk of the County Court of the County and State aforesaid do hereby certify that Jefferson Matney is and was at the time of making the foregoing signature a Justice of the Peace in and for said County duly commissioned and qualified that he is duly authorized by law to administer oaths, and that his said signature written above is genuine.
In testimony whereon I have hereunto affixed the seal of said County and Subscribed my name this 16th day of September 1858. ss) James N. Thompson Clk


Originally transcribed by Don McGlothlen and added to by Frieda Patrick Davison.
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