Does Peter DeSpain's application mention a Colonel Hawes? I would like some help with Peter DeSpain's file. It says that he was in the Virginia Militia but in fact, I think that he was in the Continental Army. Please read the info below on LTC Haws. It may flesh out his service.
I do have some documents that prove other children of Peter DeSpain. The are court documents from Green County, Kentucky. It seems that the brothers took each other to court to fight over land promised for taking care of Peter.