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Pension application of John Brown S39242

Transcribed by Will Graves
South Carolina
John Brown maketh oath before me Abraham Nott one of the justices of the supreme court of Law of the State aforesaid that he enlisted as a soldier in the continental army in the year 1777 under Colonel Isaac Huger of the South Carolina Line; that he was afterwards transferred to the third regiment & continued in service until discharged at the end of the War; that he is now in reduced circumstances & stands in need of the aid of his country for support.
Sworn to & subscribed this third day of December 1818. S/ Abram Nott S/ John Brown
I do hereby certify that I am satisfied that the within mentioned John Brown served in the continental army as a common soldier during the revolutionary war for more than nine months & that he is in indigent circumstances & needs the aid of his country for support. Given under my hand & the seal of this court this 7th day of January 1819.
S/ Abram Nott
The State of South Carolina I James S. Guignard, Clerk of Court, do hereby certify that Abraham Nott Esquire who hath signed the above certificate & attested the forgoing affidavit is one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in the State aforesaid. Given under my hand & the seal of the said Court at Columbia this 6th day of January 1819. James {Seal} Guiguard Clerk of the Court
Schedule District of Chesterfield
On this eleventh day of April 1820 personally appeared in open court being a court of record exercising unlimited jurisdiction in both civil & criminal cases at Law for the said District, John Brown, aged sixty years & nine months resident in said district who on his oath declares that he served in the Revolutionary War six years, a part of said six years in the fifth regiment & under Captains Shubrick, Potts & Martin, & a part of said six years in the third regiment uAnd I do solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March 1818 & that I have not since that time by gift, sale or in manner disposed of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring myself within the provisions of an Act of Congress entitled "An Act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land & naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War" passed on the 18th day of March 1818 & that I have not nor has any person for me in trust any property as securities, contracts or debts due to me; nor have I any income other & then what is contained in the schedule hereunto annexed by me subscribed. Under Captain Baker, Isaac Huger was Colonel of the fifth regiment of South Carolina Line.
114 acres of sandhill or pine land $114.00
3 head of horned Cattle $12.00
1 Sow & pig $5.00
1 Loom & two spinning wheels $5.00
6 chairs & 1 table $3.00
1 pot,
1 kettle & 1 spider $3.50
1 cupboard $0.50
And that I further declare that my occupation is to till the earth that I am & have been for some years infirm in health & often unable to work; my family consists of a wife aged to the best of my knowledge about 52 years who is generally sickly & is unable to add but little to our common support & three daughters, the oldest aged twenty six the second twenty two & the third twenty who generally enjoy good health & mostly support themselves. Sworn to & declared on the eleventh day of April 1821. Before me this day S/ John Craig, CCP S/ John Brown
These are to Certify that Mr. John Brown was a soldier in the fifth Regiment of South Carolina Continental troops and Immediately after the Battle at Savannah he was transferred to my Company in the third Regiment Commanded by Colonel [illegible name, may be William Henderson] and That he faithfully Served his time a Good Soldier in the same, and after we were taken prisoners at the fall of Charleston he continued as a waiter to me until the Troops were Discharged at Charleston where he had his Discharge, he is a man about 5 feet Eight or ten inches high of a sallow Complexion with Brown hair each made and at that time about 18 years of age – and that it is the same person who has called on me for this Certificate at this time. Sat. 5th Dec. 1818 S/ Jefer Baker [sic, Jefferson Baker]
Personally appeared before me John Blake White, Samuel Warren a Captain in the South Carolina Line during the Revolutionary War & made oath that John Brown was a Drummer in the 5th South Carolina Regiment on the Continental establishment that at the storming the lines of Savannah, Brown did on the 9 October 1781 shoulder a Musket & act as a common Soldier. That as Samuel Warren was wounded & taken prisoner, he can say nothing further relative to said Brown during the War. Sworn to before me S/ Samuel Warren this 4th December 1818 Columbia South Carolina S/ John Blake White 4 December 1818 I believe that John Brown was transferred after I was taken prisoner to the 3rd S.C. Regiment. S/ Sam Warren
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