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:
Charles Sexton declared that he enlisted as a private soldier in a company commanded by Capt. Thomas, attached as he believed to the 25th Regiment of the South Carolina Line under the command of Colo. Thomas Brannon; He was at the battle of the Cow Pens and served in the Cherokee Nation under General Williamson. He also declared that he was discharged in South Carolina by Capt. Thomas having served eighteen months, and that he is now 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.