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From: Gene Newman
Date: July 28, 2006 
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State of Kentucky


I Thomas Montgomery, one of the Judges of the circuit courts in and for the state aforesaid, do hereby certify that on this day John Garland, resident on Goose Creek in the county of Knox, state aforesaid, personally appeared before me and after being duly sworn declared upon his oath that he is now about seventy-six years old; that he served as a private in the service of the United States in the war of the revolution against Great Britain a short time before the declaration of independence, supposed about the latter end of the year 1775 at Halifax town in North Carolina, that his company was commanded by Pink Eaton; that the regiment was commanded by Col Sumner; and the brigade by Col Nash. That his enlistment was for two years and a half which term he faithfully served out and was discharged, but which discharge is not now in his possession. That shortly afterwards he enlisted again in the company commanded by Captain John Coleman; the regiment by Col Patton; but of what brigade he does not recollect; that he served out the said three years and was discharged in Savannah but he discharge is not on his person, having sent it with his other discharge to General Robertson for the purpose of declaring he was a pensioner. That he was in the Battles at Germantown, Monmouth Courthouse, Brandywine and several others; That he was severely wounded in the head at the Battle at Brandywine and severely in the thigh at the Battle of Charleston and was wounded at Germantown. That he has no other proof on his person at this time for his services and that he is now poor and the aid proposed in the act of Congress of the 18th of March, A.D. 1818, providing for certain persons engaged in the land and naval services of the United States makes this declaration with that view. He requests any pension heretofore granted to him from henceforth.


John Garland


State of Kentucky


On the twelfth day of October eighteen hundred and twenty four, personally appeared in open court, being a court of record proceeding according to the Courts of the Commonwealth, being the Circuit Court of Knox County, John Garland, resident of said county, aged eighty two years, who being first duly sworn according to Law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the provisions made by the acts of the 18th of March 1818, the 1st of May 1820 and the 1st of March 1823. That he, the said John Garland, enlisted for the Term of Two years and a half in the latter end of the year 1775 in Halifax Town in the state of North Carolina in the company commanded by Captain Pink Eaton, in the regiment commanded by Colonel Sumner in the line of the state of North Carolina of the Continental establishment. The he continued to serve in the said Corps or in the service of the United States until the Term for which he enlisted was expired. When he was discharged from the said service near Frederick borough in the State of Connecticut; that shortly afterward he again enlisted for three years in the town and state first mentioned in the company commanded by John Coleman in the regiment commanded by Colonel Patton in the line of the state of North Carolina of the Continental establishment. That he served out the three years and was discharged in Savannah. But the discharge is not now in his papers having sent it, together with his other discharge to General Robertson for the purpose of endeavoring to procure a pension. That he was at the Battles of Germantown, Monmouth Court House, Brandywine and several others. That he was severely wounded in the head at the Battle of Brandywine, and severely in the thigh at the Battle of Charlestown and was wounded at Germantown. That he has no other evidence now in his possession of his said services. And I do solemnly swear that I was a resident of the United States on the 18th day of March 1818 and that I have not since that time by sale, gift or in any manner disposed of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby so as to diminish it as to bring myself within the provisions of the act of Congress entitled, �An act to provide certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War,� proposed on the 18th March 1818, and that I have not nor has any person in trust for me any property or securities, contracts or debts due to me, nor do I have any considerations other than what is contained hereto annexed and by me subscribed, viz,


1 mare $30.00

39 head of stock hogs $20.25

2 cows and calves $16.00

3 small heifers $10.00

$76.25


May family consists of a wife and one son about 40 years of age who was born helpless and still continues so. I am a farmer, and I owe debts in the amount of about sixty dollars and have debts due to me of about five dollars and I stand in need of my property for support.


John Garland


We do certify on oath that we are neighbors to John Garland and the above is a fair valuation of his property, and that we think he deserves a pension for his service and sufferings in the Revolutionary War.


John Ridgell

Joseph Payne

Alexander Black


I, James Ballenger clerk of the Circuit Court of Knox County, do certify that it is the opinion of the court aforesaid, that John Garland�s property is of the value of seventy six dollars, which is ordered to be certified to the Secretary of War. I do further certify that the foregoing oaths and the schedules thereto annexed are truly copied from the records of the said court. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and private seal (there being no seal of office procured) this 23rd day of October 1824.


James F. Ballenger

Clerk of the Circuit Court of Knox County.



State of Kentucky

Laurel County


On this 11th of October 1842 personally appeared before Lemuel Hibbard a Justice of Peace for the county aforesaid Susannah Garland a resident of Clay County, Kentucky aged eighty four years old, who first being duly sworn according to law doth on her oath make the following declaration in to attain the benefit of the proclamation made by the Act of Congress, July 4 1836. That she is the widow of John Garland who was a private soldier in the Army of the United States in the Revolutionary War part as a regular soldier as she was informed and she believes, and part as a militiaman or drafted ----she does not know, in Halifax County, state of Virginia; she knows nothing of his service in the conduct of the war, nor the officers under whom he served, that during the war she was married to the said John Garland in August of the year of the Battle of Kings Mountain in North Carolina and shortly after they were married he served a tour of three months, or it may have been six months, in the service somewhere in North Carolina; that her husband, the said John Garland, was a pensioner of the United States for Revolutionary Services by application in the Circuit Court of Knox County, state of Kentucky. That after he moved to Tennessee in Carter County, in 1782 she thinks, he served in several Indian Campaigns one on Chickamauga led by Sevier, one on Hiawassee and one on the Tennessee where Col Whitley of Kentucky led against the Indians, the other campaigns led by Sevier. She knows of no person by whom she can prove his service, nor has she any discharges as documentary evidence of his service. That the said John Garland departed this life on the 17th day of September last, two years past in Clay County Ky and that she has remained a widow ever since that period as will more fully appear by reference to this hereto annexed.


She was married to the said Garland in Bute County as she now believes in North Carolina, as she now thinks by a publication of the vows at Church, but as to the County from old age and a lapse of memory she can not be sure. She knows of no person now living in this state who knows of this marriage, and she has no documentary evidence of it.


She further states she is now confined by sickness in bed. Thus been so for several weeks unable to get about. That from lapse of her memory she can not pretend to give anything like a narrative of her husbands services. He received $98 per year. As to her ____, she refers to his petition for a pension.

Susannah Garland


Sworn and subscribed to this day and year.


Lemuel Hibbard






State of Kentucky

Laurel County


I William H. Randall, Clerk of Laurel County Court, do hereby certify that Lemuel Hibbard whose signature appears to the above and that of the affidavits of James Wyatt and Paul Pigg, hereto attached is his own handwriting and was and is a Justice of Peace for the County of Laurel State of Kentucky and that _________is due to his official acts as such. Given by my hand and official seal of office this 12th day of Oct 1842.


William H. Randall



State of Kentucky

County of Clay


On this 23rd day of April A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty five personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace within the county and state aforesaid duly authorized to administer Susannah Garland aged 95 years a resident of Clay County in the State of Kentucky who being duly sworn accordingly to disclose on her oath, that she is the identified widow of John Garland deceased who was a private in the Revolutionary War with Great Britain for the purpose of his service she refers to the papers on file in the department. She states that she was married to her said husband, John Garland, in Bute County in the state of North Carolina about the year 1780 by one Herfert a Justice of the peace and that her name before her said marriage was Susannah Nicholds. For proof of all these facts she refers to the papers and evidence on file on which she was allowed a pension. She states that her husband, John Garland, was a Revolutionary pensioner at the rate of $96 per annum and that she as his widow has been placed on the pension roll at the same rate. She refers to her certificate of pension No. 3115 bearing date 20th day of April 1854. She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which she may be entitled under the act approved 3rd day of March 1855. She states that her husband died in Clay County in the State of Kentucky about the 1840 and that she is still a widow. Her pension is paid to her at the city of Louisville, Ky., all of which will fully be proven by a reference to the records in the office of the Commissioner of Pensions at Washington City.


Susannah Garland


We Solomon Garland and Sarah Garland residents of Clay County in the State of Kentucky upon our oaths declare that the foregoing declaration was signed and acknowledged by Susannah Garland in our presence and we know her to be the identical person she represents herself to be.


Sarah Garland

Solomon Garland


The foregoing declaration and affidavit were sworn to and subscribed before me on the day and year above written, and I certify that I know the affiants to be credible persons and that the claimant is the identical person she represents herself to be. That the claimant and the affiant, Sarah Garland, signed by making their marks and that I have no interests in this claim.


Wm J. Emery

JP


The following Bible records are part of this pension file. These are children and grandchildren of John and Susannah Garland


Joseph Garland was born November 2, 1782

John Garland was born December 18, 1784

Lewis Garland was born March 10, 1787

Sarah Garland was born January 23, 1789

Mary Garland was born March 4, 1791

Solomon Garland was born April 2, 1793

Susannah Garland was born October 29, 1795.

Martha Garland was born April 26, 1794.

Lovenna Garland was born October the 14th day of 1800.


James, the son of Obadiah and Susannah Hammons was born July 14, 1815.


Solomon Garland (Hammons), the son of Obadiah and Susannah Hammons was born on the 18th day of May 1817.


Elizabeth Offill was born the 10th day of January 1810.


Martha Offill was born the 8th day of May 1811.


John Nicholson Offill was born March 26, 1814.


Elvira Offill was born June the 9th day of 1816.


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