Men of Blount, Tennessee Support William Jackson in Revolutionary War Pension Ap
•William Jackson Pension Application
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•1776- , PA, MD, VA to Blount Tennessee
•Notes from book Some Tennessee Heroes of the Revolution by Zella Armstrong p49
Wm Jackson applied for a Revolutionary War pension while
living in Blount County, July 10, 1818 when he was 54
years of age, therefore born about 1754.
He served in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia troops.
He lived in Pennsylvania when he enlisted in 1776 under
Capt. Armstrong.He enlisted in other states later.
After the war in 1784,having married, he went to
housekeeping in Rockingham County, VA and later moved to
Blount County, Tennessee.He was given a land
warrant for 100 acres for service as a private in Virginia
troops.In 1837 he wrote from Lauderdale County, Alabama
requesting that his pension be transferred to that
Terese's notes- I believe William Jackson was known to my
John Harris of Blount,Tennessee who had family on the
Susquehanna, Pennsylvania and Mifflintown, PA
and Carlisle, PA.His uncle, Thomas Harris and sister
Jane/Jean Harris and brother in law also John Harris, the
founder of Mifflintown lived there.
John Harris of Blount was living in South Carolina during
the Revolution, but I believe he traveled along the old
Wagon trail during military service.
John Harris also had an uncle William Harris and many
relatives in Cecil, Maryland.
The John B. Harris on the document below is his son John
From Fold3 original documents:
We the undermentioned subscribers of county of Blount do
hereby certify that William Jackson has supported the
character of an honest and peaceable citizen ever
since he has resided amongst us which is better than eight
years ago.___and has conducted himself as such testimony
where we have hereto set our hand this 31st May
Wm. Gault JP
David McKamy JP
John Wilson Capt.
Alexander McKee Capt.
John B. Harris
Thoma s S. Brown
William D. Anderson
Original document on Fold3 is extremely faded and could
only transcribe bits and pieces of the information.
William Jackson’s father died in the back parts of
William Jackson was “born on the eastern shores of
He and Harris escaped
He was in Capt. Armstrongs....
In the Battle of Brandywine and Germantown 1787
Thomas Turk mentioned
Capt. Joseph Douglas
He is outraged someone has tried to deny his pension and
had accused him of supporting the British.
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