My source came from William Beard pension application Declaration. You or anyone can check this out I found it under the abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files. In order to obtain benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7,1832 State of Tennessee Lincoln County. On the 6th day of April 1846 , Personally appeared in open court before the county court now sitting William Beard , A resident of said County and state aged 86 years, who being first duly sworn accourding to law doth his oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832
William Stated I was born in Carlisletown in the state of Pennsylvania in the month July in the year 1760. I have forgotten on what day of the month .
I have no record of my age here I had a record in the state of Alabama , but my wife died there, and I came off and left everything. the last time I heard of it , it was in possession of my brother , but he is now dead , and I cannot tell waht has become of it .
When I entered the service , I was living about four miles form the town of 96 district in South Carolina . Since the Revolutionary War I have lived at a great many places- first "at home" near 96 in South Carolina, "I" then removed to Tiger River in the same state, from there to I went to Georgia, from there to back to South Carolina , form there I Blount Alabama and from there to Lincoln County , state of Tennessee, where I have lived for the last six years- I cannot recollect how long I lived at each place.
I volunteered to seve under Captain john Irwin (My Mother's brother)
I served under Captain John Irwin as a guard at Whitehall and went from there to 96 guarding a parcel of Tories. I saw Lt. Earl I knew him very well. I then went home and shortly afterwards voluteered with our whole company under Captain Irwin a second time and went to Whitehall, at which place half of Captain Irwin and half of Captain Logan's company were joined together and made one company, I fell to Logan and went Florida under him and remained there from three to five months ( I can not recollect precise time) and fought the Brittish forces and Indians between St. John and St. Mary's River, we lost a great many men )one thousand I think). We were commanded by General Williamson and Pickens, Col Brandon and Major Turbos- Major Turbos never showed hinself. Williamson was highest in Command, But Col. Brandon had the honor of the battle. The enemy were under Colonel Brown. After the battle at St. John's I returned to 96 and got under my old Captain Irwin again and started to Georgia after the Indians and Tories along with Major Cunningham- we caught up with them and got back all the property, but they had killed a great many of the people. Cunningham and his company stayed in Georgia and we returned to the 96. "I" left that place and went to Tiger River and was at the battle of Blackstock where Sumpter fought Tarleton, I was not under any officer there, but fell in and fought it out. Sumper whipt and ran Tarleton three quarters of a mile, our powder ran out . I then returned to 96 and under my old Captain Irwin, I fought the battle at that place. General Green, General Perkin and Colonel Lee was at the battle. I did not like General Green - But that Colonel Lee was a regular officer and I liked hom very much. After the battle at 96 we all dispersed and Rowden came and burned the place and carried his men off to Charleston, after that we had no body to fight but Indians until pace was made at the battle at Little York. I cannot recollect the county marched over, I went to a great many places. I know of no person now living by whom I can prove my services. I could prove by my brothers ( Robert who lives in Giles County and Francis who lives in this county both in Tennessee) that I went out but they don't know anything about the fighting- I proved enough to satisfy them all in Columbia, South Carolina but my old companies are gone.
I never quired a discharge, our Captian paraded us said boys you are dispersed. He here by relinguishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity, except the present and declares tat his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state except tht of state of South Carolina.
Affidavit of James A. Beard a "son" of William Berd ,decd. who was a pensioner of US on Tennessee Roll at rate of $53.22 and after being durley sworn state his father did not draw as large pension as he was entitled to under Act of Comgress of the 7th June 1832; that he has frequently heard his father speak of serving a number of tours in the Revolutionary War as much as three years or more; that his father William Beard Died leaving no widow nor children except deponent, James A. Beard- Signed Jan. 25, 1851 Lumpkins County, Tennessee
Again In Limpkins County, Tennessee Jame A. Beard , States he was a citizen of Union County, Georgia and appointed Thomas Lumpkins of Washingtin D.C. as power of Atty. to procsecute claim of "my deceased father William Beard , Which pension should now be due the affidavit as the only living child of William Beard, Up to the time of his death on June 4, 1847 You may check the census in Tennessee and Union County Georgia you will find both men on the census as they have testified.
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