Thomas McIntosh Rev War Pension App.
Thomas McIntosh Rev. War Pension Application
Source: LDS Family History Library film #0971687
Contributed by Margret LaFollette
State of Tennessee, Stewart County, September Term Circuit Court 1832
On this 25th day of September 1832 personally appeared in open court Wednesday? Thomas McIntosh age 78 who is a resident of the County of Stewart and State of Tennessee who being first duly 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 was drafted in the County of Caswell State of North Carolina about a year before the Declaration of Independence, to go after the Cherokee Indians high upon the Cataba on Silver Creek? at Gr (___) an Indian trader we marched from Caswell to near the Indian towns and heard that the Indians had left their towns and we returned home.
About two years after the Declaration of Independence I volunteered in the Horse and went under the command of Mgr Dickson and Col. Moor?. The British under the command of Cornwallace were then lying in Hillsborough. We joined Lee? with his legions? and went upon Hillsborough. When we got within about ten? miles we ascertained that Tarlton had gone out to meet the Tories of North Carolina. We pursued him and came up with him on the Allamance on the other side of Haw River from Hillsborough. There we had a skirmish with Tories who we defeated in that skirmish. A British officer was killed. It was said that about 200 was killed in ten minutes. One Doctor Pile? was the head of the Tories at that place. After this battle our Horse was sent home. The British after this compelled us to retreat about two miles and ½ from a place where we were encamped at a Tory Blacksmiths. I was also with the army guarding prisoners at Whitelys? Mill on Haw River, the Ridj (Reedy?) Fork. There was a skirmish at said mill. I delivered the prisoners up safe to Genl Green after helping him three days and three nights.
I was then discharged and then returned home having served over three months. I after this volunteered with Capt. Nathan Dickerson, Mjr. not recollected. When I first went out in this campaign I was marched down to Cross? Creek after the Tories. I remained there for some time. We then marched to a Tory bridge about ten miles of Wilmington where we heard of the capture of Cornwallis. Genl Buller (Butler?) was my commander and had him all this term of service. After we left the bridge we were marched round to Cobowers Bluff about five miles above Wilmington. There I was discharged. Col. Edward Duglass who was then adjutant wrote my discharge said Duglass being now in (S____) County near Station? Camp as I have been informed.
I served at this time six months.
I was born in Culpepper County Virginia on Rapahannock. From this I removed to North Carolina where I entered the service. I remained in North Carolina from the time of the Revolution until about thirty years since when I removed to Robertson County State of Tennessee where I lived until about ten or twelve years since when I removed to the County of Stewart State of Tennessee where I have lived until moving where I now live.
I have no record now of my age but learn I was born in the year fifty four on the fourth day of December.
I never received but the one written discharge before mentioned and that in removing to this country I have lost or mislaid so that I cannot now exhibit it. I know of no person by whom I can prove any part of my service but Col. Edward Duglas before mentioned and my brothers John, Charles, and Nimrod McIntosh who all reside in Robertson County fifty or sixty miles from this place.
He hereby relinquishes all claim to any pension or annuity except this present and further states that his name is not on the pension list or book of any state or territory in the United States.
(Thomas signed his name)
Sworn to in open court September 25th 1832.
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