There has been a number of people that have used indent number: No. 10 Book K, as proof that William Abbott (m. Mary Sarah Dennard) from Spartanburg, SC, served in the Revolutionary War. This indent says he served with Gen. Francis Marion. At one time the DAR accepted this as proof. They no longer with accept this as proof on William from Spartanburg. There is two reasons for this: 1) a note at the end of his pension application that states "moved to Mississippi". 2) a person living in Spartanburg would not be serving with Gen. Marion. Gen. Marion's camp was over 200 miles from Spartanburg. No other document as surfaced to place William of Spartanburg in the low counry of SC.
There was a second William Abbott in SC at this time. He was living in the Camden District of SC. He was born in Sumter, SC (he states this on his pension application), and he applied for his pension from Mississippi in 1835. In two different books that cover the indent records, William Abbott is listed. One from Spartanburg and one from the Camden District. Both referance the same pension number: S30239. Two different men, one pension number.
The William out of Sumter also recieved several land grants in the Camden District. To further cloud the issue this William's wife was named Sarah also.
Can anybody help me resolve this mess? I need documented proof of William Abbott from Spartanburg, SC service in the Revolutionary War.