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1263 William Robertson's Amendment of April 3, 1837
entered the service under Capt. W. Parker as / a Lieutenant and served three months. The time / of performing this service he cannot now state. / Shortly after the above service he entered the / service again under Lieutenant Cunningham / and served Three months. Immediately after he / was mustered out of service when he when he cannot / under Cunningham. [sic] / he again entered the / service under Capt. Robert Sevier in this / term of Three months the Battle of Kings / mountain was fought, but this Declarement  / been sent home with Capt. Sevier & some others / who were wounded did not serve out the / three months by about three weeks. he thinks he acted on this occasion as Capt. of the / guard sent with the wounded. In the year / 1786 as he believes he served under Capt. James / Richardson commanded by Gen. Joseph Martin. / he was at this time about five months in / the service. In the year 1782, information / of Indians & tories on Coosa Watee river in / what is now Georgia as he thinks Capt. / Isaac Thomas raised a spy campaign and / he volunteered under him. Said Thomas was under command of Col. Robertson & Sevier. / The company went to said river and took a / white man on the way. he broke courtesy and / said Thomas killed him as he run. he went / on and burnt Big Shoemaker town and a / store house said to belong to the British. We / then retreated home with thirty six Indians / and one white man prisoners We served / I think five weeks and four days. In the
three months enlistment in which he went / against the Cherokee Indians called the / Chickamaga Campaign he served a short / time more than the three months. He thinks / he did not serve two years in all by one / or two weeks but he cannot now recollect / He does not remember that he ever got a / written discharge. He further states that he / is not acquainted with any Clergyman in / his neighborhood and he is informed and be / =lieves it to be true that there is not one / living nearer him than about seventeen / miles. He never had any record of his age. Since  his original declaration / he has resided in the State of Mississippi some / time but now resides in Hardeman County / where he then did. The reason why he did / not renew his application sooner is because / of his infirmity and the difficulty attending / the obtaining proof of service which he has / in part done by the statements of William / Price, Thomas Gist and Hugh Pearson of White / County Turnpike which is here produced These / statements are imperfet and Wm Pearson is / mistaken as to claimant being in the Battle / of Eaton Spring, being then in a different ser= / vice. He does not think he ever received a / written discharge. He truely again relinquishes / every claim whatever to a pension or annuity / except the present, and he declares that his / name is not on any pension roll or agency / in any state. Isaac Thomas called captain / above was only our leader on that
occasion. There may be errors in this declar= / ation, but from length of time he cannot / make it more perfect. Christopher Bullard / Temple Bullard James Moore, William Moore / & Thomas Simpson & many others of his neighborhood / are acquainted with him and would testify / as to his character and the fact of his / being reputed a revolutionary soldier residing / in the county of Hardeman in the State of / Tennessee and to his being a man of truth
We William J. Davis and John Creekmore / residing in the county of Hardeman and / State of Tennessee hereby certify that / we are well acquainted with William / Robertson, who has subscribed and sworn / to the above amendment of his declara= /tion of 1832 that we believe him / to be Seventy Six years of age that / he is respected and believed in the neigh= / =borhood where he resides to have been / a soldier of the revolution, and that / we concur in that opinion.
And the said Court do herby declare / their opinion after the investigation of
the matter, and after putting the interrog -- / gotories prescribed by the war department / that the above named applicant William / Robertson was a Revolutionary Soldier / and served as he states. And the court / further certifies that it appears to them / that Willie J. Davis and John Crocker / who have also signed the same are / residents in the county of Hardeman / in the state of Tennessee are credible / persons and their statement is  to Credit
I Rufus P. Neely Clerk of the County Court / of Hardeman County in the State of Tennessee / do herby certify that the foregoing five / pages contain the original proceedings of the / said court in the matter of the appli - / cation of William Robertson for a pension.
In testimony whereof I have / hereunto set my hand and seal of / office this 3rd day of April in / the year of our lord 1837
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