Looking through my Compton material I found this, a letter dated 26 Sept 1938: I will type it exactly as it is written:
J. A. SharpBA-J/ILL
302 Kenyon AvenueJeremiah H. Compton
Knoxville, TennesseeW. 29
Reference is made to your letter in which you request the Revolutionary War records of Jesse Nichols, who served from Virginia and moved to Tennessee, and Jeremiah Compton who was a pensioner of Sevier County, Tennessee.
A search of the Revolutionary War records has been made and no claim for pension or bounty land found based upon service of the Jesse Nichols cited by you, under any spelling of that surname. The records of Jeremiah H. Compton, the pensioner cited by you, is furnished herein, from the papers on file in the pension claim, W. 29, based upon his service in that war.
Jeremiah H. Compton was born in October 1754, in Brunswick County, New Jersey; the names of his parents are not shown.
While a resident of Botetourt County, Virginia, Jeremiah H. Compton volunteered in the fall of 1780 and served three months as a private in Captain Charles Robertson's company under Major Campbell in the Virginia troops; he volunteered again in the fall of 1781, and served in Captain David May's company under Major James Smith, was at the siege of Yorktown and surrender of Lord Cornwallis, after which he gaurded prisoners to Winchester Barracks.
The soldier continued to reside in Botetourt County, Virginia, until 1792, then moved to Washington County, North Carolina, which County was later included in the state of Tennessee, lived there eight years, then moved to Sevier County, Tennessee.
Jeremiah H. Compton was allowed pension on his application executed July 25, 1832, at which time he resided in Sevier County, Tennessee. He died June 19, 1844, in place not stated.
Jeremiah H. Compton married sometime in 1784, in Botetourt County, Virginia, Elizabeth; the date and place of her birth are not given. They were married by Minister of the Gospel "who published the mariage in the Church previous to the marriage".
Elizabeth Compton, the soldier's widow, was allowed pension on her application executed July 5, 1844, at which time she resided in Sevier County, Tennessee. She was aged then about eighty-one years.
No reference was made to children of the above noted soldier and his wife, Elizabeth.
In 1845, Daniel Layman, a clergyman, resided in Sevier County, Tennessee: he stated then that he was present at the mariage of his own sister, Elizabeth, and Jeremiah H. Compton, in Botetourt County, Virginia, also, that he had an older brother who returned from the war in company with said Jeremiah H. Compton; he did not state the name of said brother. In that same year, Ann Jones, of Sevier County, Tennessee, stated that she was present at the marriage of Elizabeth and Jeremiah Compton, and that she had an older brother who returned from the war with said Jeremiah; she did not give the name of her brother, nor state any relationship to Elizabeth Compton, the above noted widow.
In 1848, John S. Compton was a Justice of the Peace for Sevier County, Tennessee. No relationship between him and the soldier's family was stated.
In order to obtain the date of the last payment of pension, name of person paid and, possibly, the date of death of this pensioner, you should address The Comptroller General, General Accounting Office, Records Division, this city, and cite the following:
Elizabeth Compton, widow of Jeremiah H. Compton
Issued January 23, 1849
Rate $20 per annum, commenced March 4, 1848
Act of February 2, 1848
Very truly yours,
A. D. Hiller,
to the Administrator
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