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No. 15470 [application number] Daniel Ramsey, Jackson County, Tennessee from 1780 private 1 yr 1 mo 16 days $44.88 s/s/ Tom Smith, Gainsboro, Tennessee
Daniel Ramsey, County of Jackson, State of Tennessee, age 69 years.
Vol Sub in 1780 for 3 months as private, Gen. Butler, Capt. McFarland, Col. Collier, Col. Moore;Sub 3 months as private; Vol 1781 as private - 1 month 14 days;Vol 1781 as private 3 months, Capt. Hendon, Col. Moore
State of Tennessee Jackson County On this 14th day ofMay 1833 Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions for said county appeared in open court before the now setting [line marked through here, begins with “Honorable Nathan Williams, _________ _____ Court of Law & Equity”] Daniel Ramsey a resident in the County of Jackson State of Tennessee aged about sixty nine years who being first sworn according to Law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7th 1832
That he entered the Service of the United States under the following named officers & served as herein stated in the year 1780 the month of June he volunteered as a substitute for one William Walker in Caswell County North Carolina where he then resided under Capt. David McFarland & Colo Collier and marched to deep River he thinks in Chatham County NCarolina where he joined hed Quarters Commanded by Genl Butler from thence to Camden & joined Genl Gates he was in the battle of Camden in Gates defeat which was in the Summer of 1780 after Gates defeat he returned home after Serving a tour of three month, after remaining at home eight or ten days he went to Hillsborogh & again joined Colo Moores Regiment the 1st of Sep 1780 there was 19 or 20 baggage waggons along going towards Guilford in proceeding toward the Ready Fork of Haw River found they were to be attacked by the British when Colo More & Colo Pickins formed their Regiments for battle & gave the waggons time to go on to the ford of the River.we were attacked by the British gave them only one fire & ?was?ran on to the ford of the River.Colo Washington & Colo Lee with their light horse garded the ford until the waggons passed over - at Rugeby Mills there were a large number of tories assembled Colo Moore & Pickins marched them with their Regiments & found the tories stationed in a house, we have no cannon, cut a pine log blacked the end & put it on wheels to represent one in order to deceive them in which we suceeded & took them without fireing a gun carried the tories from Rugby Mill to Salsbury & built a house to confine them.applicant was then discharged ?from Capt Oldham after serving a tour of three months but has lost his discharge many years sinceIn the latter part of the year 1780 in the month of October Applicant substituted for one John Akins on a tour of three months, in theis tour he was altogether employed in Scouting the County, traveling the County in various directions some times as high up as Salsbury & return home after a three month tour; In February 1781 applicants recollection serves him he volunteered on a three months tour & went to guard Boyd Ferry on Dan River he thinks Capt Herndon Haroldson & Colo Moore were both at this ferry.he only served six weeks in this tour his recollection is that if the men would turn out on this tour it should serve for a three months tour not having time to make a draft so they only served six weeks
In 1781 the month of June applicant substituted for one Yancy Baley he thinks under Capt H. Haroldson & Colo Moore marched from home went by Camden & the High Hills of Santee & joined Genl Gates army some time after the Battle of Guilford Court House from Guilford marched on towards the Eutaw Springs & was in that battle in the month of Sept from the Eutaw Springs applicant with some militia Colo Moore & Pickins carried the prisoners that were taken in that battle to Salsbury he was then discharged & went home this was also a tour of three months
Application was born in the year 1763 he has a record of his age in his possession made by his father & mother during the Revolutionary war.From Caswell County when entered the service he moved to Granville County NCarolina & lived there three years, he then moved to Jackson County Tennessee where he now lives, applicant regularly received discharge every tour but not believing such papers would ever be of any service to him they have long since been lost or distroyed.In his whole service he was a private & served as a Solder in actual service thirteen months & two weeks in all, by reason of old age & loss of memory he cannot state the exact date of the month when he entered the service or when he was discharge in his different tours but he is certain he served the thirteen months & ___ ___ toursapplicant knows of no living witness by whome he can prove his service as a Soldier of the Revolution nor has he any documentary evidence to show ___ the best evidence he can provide is the certificate of Jones Griffith & Reuben Graves of one of whome is a clergyman who will testify to his caracter for veracity & the believe in the neighbourhood that he was a soldier of the Revolution was a volunteer in ___ his service___ ___ ___ state he was a substitute.He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present, and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any State to his knowledge.
Sworn to & subscribed the day & year aforesaid.
William Gailbreath, Clerk of Jackson County Court s/s Daniel Ramsey
We, Jones Griffith a clergyman residing in the County of Jackson & State of Tennessee and Reuben Graves residing in the same county & State hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Daniel Ramsay who has subscribed & sworn to the above declaration, that we believe him to be sixty nine years of age; that he is respected & believed in the neighbourhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the revolution & that we concur in that opinion.
Sworn to & subscribed the day & year aforesaid. s/s Jones Griffith
William Gailbreath, Clerk of Jackson County Court s/s Ruben Graves
And the said Court do hereby declare their opinion after the investigtion of the matter & after putting the interogatives prescribed by the War Department that the above applicant was a revolutionary soldier & served as he states and the court further certifies that it appears to them that Jones Griffith who has signed the preceeding certificate is a clergyman resident in the county of Jackson and that Reuben Graves who has also signed the same is a resident in the county of Jackson & is a credible person & that their statement is entitled to credit.
Tandy H. Witcher