The following persons who reside in the county of Russell wishing to become pensioners under the act of Congress of the 18th of March last, entitled "An Act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval services of the United States", declared on oath as follows:
Carlton Keeling declared that he served as a private soldier in the Revolutionary War, for two year, that he enlisted with Shim Cook a Lieut. in the 2nd Regiment of the Georgia Line in the service of the United States, commanded by Colo. Machintosh, that he was at the seige of Ninety Six and Savanah, and was discharged in the State of South Carolina; and that he is in indigent circumstances.
It also appears to the satisfaction of the court that the afforesaid applicants are persons of good credit as witnesses, and that they served in the Revolutionary War against the common enemy; and it was also satisfactorily proven to the court that the said John Ferral, Leonard Pigman, Carlton Keeling, John Sykes, Abraham Childers, James Berry, Charles Sexton and Jacob Hess according to the report of their neighbors previous to the passage of the said Act of Congress had served as soldiers in the Revolutionary War; All which is ordered to be certified to the Secretary of the Department of War.
Law Order Book 6, Page 130
July 6, 1819
Carlton Keeling, who at a court held for this county the 2d day of June 1818, made a declaration on oath for the purpose of obtaining the pension allowed by the Act of Congress of teh 18th of March, 1818, personally appeared in court and further declared that he enlisted in the Georgia line in the 2nd regiment of the Georgia Line as stated in his first declaration in the month of April 1776, and was discharged in the month of April 1778 or about that time; whereupon it appears to the satisfaction of the judge of this court that the said Carlton Keeling did serve in the Revolutionary War as a soldier, and that his declaration is true; which is ordered to be certified to the Secretary of the War Department.