Re: Stephen Handlin - Dickson TN
Your Stephen is a son of Stephen Sr. Family tradition though unverified say I descend from a brother of Stephen Jr - Benjamin. I've never seen any records on him, though.
DAR record for Stephen Handlin.It is in the Membership Roster of Soldiers, The Tennessee Society of the DAR 1970-1984 Volume 3
Marcelle Craney Stigall (Mrs. Terry Hiram) No. 653899 of the Watauga Chapter in Memphis Tn, Chickasaw District entered under the line to Stephen Handlin b. 1751, Probably PN, d. 1834 Montgomery county, Tn; m. Elizabeth Brown, 1790/1800, probably Randolph County, NC; res. during Revolution: PN Service: Private, Captain Wilson's Company, 8th Regiment, PN
Children: Stephen, Jr., m. Sarah Starr
Here's an excerpt from a letter:
Abstracts of pension application records that provide military service information and genealogical data have been published in
Zella Armstrong, Some Tennessee Heroes of the Revolution, 1933,
Reprint (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1975; FHL book
976.8 M2so #1-5 1975; film 1,036,620, item 2).
Carrollton, Nov 2, 1859
Stephen Handlin was a Revolutionary Regular & lived up to 1829 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee at Clarksville. He drew two or three years, & was afterwards cut off by act of Congress about 1820, providing that pensioners be men of a limited amount of property. Afterwards all were reinstalled & he never drew any more. He died in 1829 but his widow lived till 1845 & therefore would have been entitled to his pension. A younger Stephen of the same family, lately, applied for this back pay & attained a power of attorney from the heirs or part of them. One of the heirs now wants me to enquire whether such claim of the widow has ever been recognized by the Dept. & whether powers of atty have ever been presented from any of the heirs to receive the land & of which ones by name. In case the money has been drawn, they want to know by whom, & if not so drawn, they desire soon as these inquiries are answered, to make such application to Dept. The application of young Stephen Handlin was about 1856. An early reply will oblige.