Pendleton County Pension Records

Transcribed from Microfilm Record of Pendleton Court Records: V150-206 (from Heritage Quest)

p. 197, 8 Aug 1832.

Zachariah Rexrode produced to the court a declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress of the 7th June 1832--

In the words and figures following

State of Virginia Pendleton County

On this 8th day of Augt 1832 personally appeared in open court before the justices of the county court of the said County of Pendleton now sitting, Zachariah Rexrode Senr a resident of said County of Pendleton and State of Virginia aged 71 years who being just duly sworn according to Law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefti fo the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832. That he entered the service of the United States under the following names officers and service as is herein stated. On or about the last day of December 1780 or the 1st day of January 1781, he the said Rexrode was drafted to gad tour of 3 months service as a private to Portsmouth in the county of Norfolk and State of Virignia, That part of the county of Pendleotn in which he then resided constituting a part of Rockhingham the said County of Pendleton not having at that time been laid off. That on the 2nd day of January 1781 he marched from this part of then County of Rockinham, under the command of George Baseter, Lieut John Hartmna and Ensingn Thomas Shanklin, who command the company from Rockingham to which he was attached that upon their arrival at Protsmouth they were attched to the Troops from the county of Rockbridge Virginia and placed under the command of Colonel---- Borwyvritz the last named county Major Garvin Harnitton having been their superior officer previously to their reaching Portsmouth. That during a part of the time that he was stationed at Portsmouth, the troops at that place were commanded by General Steubon and that during the balnace of the time they were commanded by General Mullenburg both officers as he believes belonging to the Regular Army they being the only officers of the regulars he can now recollect. Tath after having faithfully served out his time, he was discharged at or near Petersburgh Va and got home on or about the 4th or 5th of May 1781. Having served during this tour at least four months, the time of their service only being completed from the date of their arrival at Portsmouth, no allowance being made for the time spent in going from and returning to his home. During this three months he was not engaged in any regular battles. That during the same year ?????? the -- day of August he was again drafted into the service to perform a second tour, that he was march from the same County under the command of Capt. Cowgar of Rockingham, the were march directly to Williamsburg in Virginia, where on or about the 23rd of September they were joined by the regulars and French Troops and placed as he believes under the command of the Marquis Lafayette from Williamsburg the United forces were immediately marched to YorkTown, where he the said Rexrode continued to serve during the whole of the siege of that place which continued as well as he can remember for about eighteen days after his arrival there, and during all of which time he was almost constantly engaged under the fire of the Brigit forces or about the 19th of October 1781, the British forces at YorkTown capitulated to the combined American and French forces and he the said Rexrode was set with other troops to guard the prisoners to the interior. At a place called Falmouth, near Fredericksburg in Virginia the prisoners were separated, the English and Irish were sent as he understood to Frederick Town in Maryland and the German prisoners to Winchester in Virginia to which place he assisted in guarding them, and where he was discharged about the -- day of November 1781 and got home the 000 day of the same month having faithfully served during the second tour at least three months making in all at least seven months which he served during the year 1781. That he has no documentary evidence of his service, never having received a written or printed discharge from his officers. T-- hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity esccept the present and declares that his name is not on the pension adler of the agency of any state sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.

3 Oct 1832, p. 203

Henry Huffman produced to the court a declaration in order to obtain a pension under the act of Congress of the 7th of June 1832. In the words and figures following to wit State of Virginia Pendleton county.

On the 3rd day of October 1832 personally appeared in open court before the justices of the County Court of Pendleton now sitting, Henry Huffman a resident of said county in the state of Virginia, aged 75 years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed Jun 7 1832. That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as is herein stated--He was born in the county of Rockingham Virginia in the 1757 and he entered the service of the said County on or about the 8th of January 1778 as a substitute in the room of John Armentrout a private who had been drafted to perform a tour of three months against the Indians on the frontier settlement in a company of militia commanded by Captain Robert Cravens. He was marched with said company to Tygarts Valley, where they were stationed in a fort at or near where the Town of Beverly now stands in the County of Randolph Va. He entered in that neighbourhood assisting to guard the settlement their against the Indians until the expiration of three moths term of his service, when he was discharged; and Captain Cravens immediately proceeded to raise a Company of Volunteers to serve for the term of --- months in the same service into which Company sd. Huffman volunteered after serving in the same neighbourhood about three months the company was sent home and them ordered to equip and clothes themselves and prepare to march immediately to join the forces under Genl McIntosh then about to undertake an expedition against the North Western Indians and the British fort at Detroit. He remained at home about two weeks engaged in preparing for McIntosh's Campaign and marched again sometime early in the month of July 1778 under Captain Robert Cravens Lieutenant William Herron and Ensign George Mallow, Capt. Benjamin Harrison and Major William Old also accompanied and commanded the Battallion or Regiment to which his company was attached. They were marched down the south Branch of Potomac to a place near the Maryland line where they were joined by a body of Militia of Hampshire and perhaps the adjoining Counties under the command of Colonel Vanmeter. From there the two Battalions or Regiments crossed the Allegany Mountains and at the Monongahala River near Pittsburg, they were joined by and placed under the command of Colonel Campbell, who he supposed was an officer in the Regular service, as he sometimes wore a red coat. From thence they were marched to the Ohio River which they crossed at the mouth of the Big Beaver, and on the apposite shore they joined the forces under Genl. McIntosh, the commander in chief of the expedition. At this place he assisted to build Fort McIntosh and where (in about three weeks the For was nearly completed a Garrison was left there under Col. Campbell and the remainder of the troops both Regular and Militia were marched to the Tuscarora River a short distance above its junction with the Muskingum; there they built another fort called Fort Lawrence. After it was completed and a garrison left there the winter coming on and their provisions nearly exhausted; it would seem that the expedition against Detroit was abandoned. The remainder of the troops were marched back to Fort McIntosh where they arrived sometime on December 1778 about three days after their arrival there the company of Captain Cravens in which he had continued to serve during the whole of the time was pardoned at the For McIntosh and discharged. The other companies of militia having as he believes been all discharged a day or two before. He immediately set out together with the balance of Capt. Cravens Company on their return from and reached his place of residence in the county of Rockingham early in the month of January 1779 having served under the last engagement as a volunteer fully nine months and under the first engagement three months making in all twelve months service during which time he suffered almost incredible hardships in consequences of want of provisions and having to make his way home from For McIntosh in the Ohio to his residence in Rockingham in the depth of winter and through an almost uninhabitable wilderness. The names of the only regulars offices which he can now recollect in addition to Genl McIntosh the commander are Colonels Campbell Broadhead, Crawford and Morrow. Those officers he served with and believes they were from Pennsylvania and belonged to the regular Army, but the names of the regiment he cannot now recollect, nor does he know whether they were state troops or Continentals but thinks they were the latter. He has no documentary evidence of his service never having received a printed or written discharge but believes he will be able to prove nine months service by Henry Mallow of this county who served with him during all of that tour. He hereby relinquishes every claim to a pension or annuity escept the present and declares that his name is not in the pension roll or the agency of any state. Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.

Henry X Huffman

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I Henry Mallow do solemnly swear that I am well acquainted with Henry Huffman above named and that I of my own personal knowledge having served with him all the time am positively certain that as regards his engagement of nine months as stated and ascribed by law in declaration is correct and that I served with him during the whole of the time that Captain Cravens company was stationed in Tygarts Valley three months and afterwards in the campaign of Genl. McIntosh which occupied as near as I can recollect at least nine months more from the time we marched from home until we returned making the time as stated by Henry Huffman as near as a can remember at least nine months during which time we marched across the Ohio and built Forts McIntosh and Lawrence and I as further certify that I believe the said Huffman to be 73 years of age, that he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the revolution and that I concur with that opinion and also believed he served three months tour as he states in addition to the sworn 9 months in which I served with him sworn to and ascribed in said court the day and year aforesaid and the said court do hereby declare their opinion that the above named (Henry Huffman) applicant was a revolutionary soldier and served as he states.

3 Oct 1832, p. 205?

Henry Mallow produced to the court a declaration in order to obtain a pension under the act of Congress of the 7th Jun 1832. In the words and figures following to wit--

State of Virginia Pendleton County

On the 3rd day of October 1832 personally appeared in open court before the justices of the County Court of Pendleton now sitting Henry Mallow a resident of said county in the state of Virginia aged 73 years and nine months who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed Jun 7 1832. That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as is herein stated, He was born according to the best information he has ever obtained somewhere on the Mississippi River in the year 1759, his mother having been taken prisoner by the Indians by ty them sold to the French and in whose possession she was at the time of his birth. He entered the service as a volunteer to serve as a private for six months in a company raised and commanded by Captain Robert Cravens of the county of Rockingham on or about the 1st of April 1778 and was marched immediately thereafter to Tygarts Valley under Captain Cravens where he was stationed and served bout three months in guarding the settlements in the neighbourhood of the place where the town of Beverly in Randolph County now stands, at the expiration of that time Capt. Cravens company was sent home and ordered to clothe and equip themselves preparatory to their being sent to join the troops under General McIntosh who was then about to be sent on an expedition against the North Western Indians and the British fort at Detroit. He remained at home about two weeks, engaged in preparing for McIntosh's Campaign and was marched again early in the month of July 1778 under Capt. Robert Cravens Lieutenant William Herron and Ensign George Mallow Cal. Benjamin Harrison and Major William Old also accompanied and commanded the Regmt or Battalion to which his company was attached. They were marched down the South Branch of Potomac, to a place near the Maryland Line, where they were joined by a regimen t or Battalion of Militia of Hampshire and perhaps adjoining Counties under the command of Col. Vanmeter. From there the two Regiments or Battalions crossed the Allegany Mountains and at the Monongahela River near Pittsburg they were joined by and placed under the command of Colonel Campbell For Gample, who he believes was an officer in the Regular Service as he sometimes wore a Red Coat. From thence they were marched to the Ohio River which they crossed at the mouth of Big Beaver and on the opposite shore they joined they joined the force under General McIntosh the commander in chief of the espedition. At this place he assisted to build Fort McIntosh and in about three weeks the fortifications were nearly completed, a Garrison was left there under the command of Col. Campbell and the remainder of the Troops were marched to the Tuscaroras River a short distance above the junction of the Muskingum. Then they erected another Fort called for Lawrence. After it was completed and a garrison stationed there the Winter coming on and their provisions being nearly exhausted, it would seem the espedition against Detroit was abandoned. The troops were marched back to Fort McIntosh where the company of Volunteers under Copt. Cravens was discharged sometime in December 1778. Then mallow having served during the while of the above described esepedition: He together with the balance of his company immediately set out on their return home and reached his place of residence sometime early in the month of January 1779, having faithfully served in all at least nine months during the time he was stationed at Tygarts Valley, the escpedition across the Ohio under General McIntosh and during which time he suffered almost incredible fatigue and hardships in consequence of want of provisions, wading waters and making his way home in the depth of winter from Fort McIntosh on the Ohio to his residence in Rockingham Va through an almost uninhabited wilderness. He cannot now remember the names of any of the Regular officers with whom he served except Genl. McIntosh and Col. Campbell and Crawford. He believes those officers were Regulars but the names of their regiments he does not recollect, nor does he know whether they were State Troops or Continentals but he believes they were of the latter description. It was said that General McIntosh had about 510 regulars with him and that the United Regular and Militia forces amounted 220 men whom they rendezvoused at the place where fort McIntosh was erected. He has no documentary evidence of his service never having received a written or printed discharge from his officers, but having been verbally dismissed. he however believes that he will be able to prove his service by the oath of Henry Huffman a resident of this county who served with him during the whole service of his term of nine months. He hereby relinquishes every claim to a pension or annuity escept the present and declares his name is not on the Pension rolls of the agency of any state sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid. And the said court do hereby declare there opinion that the above named applicant was a revolutionary soldier and served as he states.

I Henry Huffman, a resident of the County of Pendleton in the State of Virginia hereby certify and do solemnly swear that I am well acquainted with Henry Mallow who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration, that I believe him to be of the aged therein stated, and that I, of my own personal knowledge and positively certain his statement of his service during the war of the Revolution in Capt Robert Cravens company of Volunteers from Rockingham County Virginia in Tygarts Valley and in the Esepedition across the Ohio under General McIntosh are correct and true. I having served with him in the same company during the whole of his engagement of nine months set forth in the above declaration . Sworn and subscribed in the court the day and year aforesaid.

Henry X Huffman

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Edward Morton produced to the court a Declaration in order to obtain a Pension under the act of Congress of the 7th of June 1832. In the words and Figures following to wit

Pendleton County to wit

On the 3rd day of October 1832 Personally appeared before the justices of the county court of Pendleton, Edward Morton a resident of the County aforesaid aged about 68 or 69 years next March but has no record of his aged in this county, who being first duly sworn according to Law doth on his oaths make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832. States that he served as a volunteer under Capt David Bell in the Revolution War against xx Indians for a tour of about four weeks the year not precisely recollected but May be to Cloverlick in the County of Augusta he states that at the time of his enlistment he lived on the Bullpasture Waters in the county of Augusta and State of Virginia but was in no actual engagement he received a xxx discharge. He further states that he volunteered in the militia service in the states of land in the year 1780 and month of September against the British and went to South Carolina under the command of Genl Morgan and belonged to Capt Bohannons Company he state he was in the battle of the Cowpens recd a wound he further states he received no written discharge. HE further states he served another tour of duty say three months was at the siege of York under the Command of Capt. Thomas Hicklin in the year of 1787 and then in came round by the way of Winchester and guard with the prisoner. Edward M Morton

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This day Edward Stuart didn't came before and Charles Stuart a justice of the peace for and in the county of Bath and made oath that Edward Morton was with him self at the siege of York under the command of Capt. Thomas Hicklin in the year 1781 and that the above mentioned Morton with myself came around by the way of Winchester as a guard with the Prisoners. Edward Stuart. I do hereby certify that the above certificate was sworn to and subscribed before me Chas. this 11th day of Sept. 1832. Chas. Stuart.

And that the said court do hereby declare their opinion that the aforesaid applicant was a revolutionary soldier and served as he states.

On the 2nd day of October 1833 personally appeared in open court before the justices of the county court of Pendleton now sitting George Rymer a resident of said county in the State of Virginia aged 80 years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the acts of Congress passed Jun 7th 1832. That he entered the service of the United States under the following names officers and served as here in stated. He was born in England about the year 1755 and immigrated to this country in the year 1772 and enter the service of the U. States in the county of Augusta as a private soldier and was drafted to perform and three months against the British in a company of militia commanded by Captain Gilbouror Given. He was marched with said company to Richmond and they were stationed near Rocket's landing. He served until the time for which he was drafted and was with his company regularly discharged. HE returned home. He was again drafted at Staunton in the county of Augusta in the month of January 1781, for three months and was marched to Guilford Courthouse in the regiment commanded by Col. George Moffett and in a company commanded by Capt. James Bell. He served until the expiration of the three months and was regularly discharged at Guilford courthouse and returned home to Augusta. He was again drafted in the county of Augusta in the fall of the year 1781 and marched to Richmond in a company of militia commanded by Cat. Patrick Buckhannon and in the regiment commanded by Col. Samuel Vance. He was marched from Richmond to Hanover Courthouse and thee met the prisoners who were taken at Yorktown and was from thence, one of the guard who assisted in conveying the prisoners to Winchester Virginia and was there regularly discharged. He has no documentary evidence of his services never having received a written or printed discharge but expects to prove the greater part of his service by a living witness who served with him. He hereby relinquishes any claim to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state. Sworn and subscribed to the day and year aforesaid.

George X Rymer

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And the county do hereby release their opinion that the above named applicant was Revolutionary Soldier and served as he states.

Pendleton County

This day Jacob Hevner and Jacob Seybert appeared in court and made oath that they are well acquainted with George Rymer above named that they live in his neighborhood and they cannot say of their own knowledge that he Ws a soldier in the Revolution, yet from common report in the neighborhood they believe he was --subscribed and sworn to in open court.

Jacob X Hevner

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Jacob Seybert

 

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