No 13,119 Deborah Endsley Widow of John Tenn Act 7 July 1838
The original correspondence regarding this application and it's disposition go on for 5 1/2 handwritten pages which are, in places, impossible for me to read and transcribe with a high level of confidence.Deborah's application was denied for lack of sufficient evidence to substantiate her claim in accordance with the 7 July 1838 Congressional Act. Fortunately for researchers [including yours truly] who have a tough time reading and transcribling old handwriting, someone wrote an inquiry to the War Department in 1931 and the reply was typed.The person making the inquiry may have been a descendant of John & Deborah Endsley:
June 18, 1931
Mrs J.F. Roberts Shelby North Carolina
Rev. & 1812 Wars Section John Endsley R.3349 MCS:KLB
You are advised that the Revolutionary War records of this bureau show that on May 3, 1847 Deborah Endsley of Blount County, Tennessee, aged seventy-seven years, applied for pension as the widow of John Endsley.
It was alleged that John Endsley served two tours of three months each in 1781 as private in Captain Isaac White's company, Colonel Smith's North Carolina regiment; also that he served two or three more tours (names of officers and dates of enlistment not given).
The claim was not allowed as proof of the soldier's service was never furnished in accordance with the require- ments of the pension law.
John Endsley and Deborah (her maiden name not given) married September 15, 1791, in Lincoln County, North Carolina.