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From: "Sam West" <>
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2007 08:45:38 -0500
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Hi Mary,

Do you have a typed copy of this Pension that you could e-mail to me?



On 1/6/07, Mary Raye Casper <> wrote:
> Sam,
> Nazareth Mitchell received a pension for his Revolutionary War
> service...Pension #S8897. The following information is found in his
> pension
> record...
> That he was drafted and first served in a Regiment commanded by Col.
> Thomas
> Eaton. That he applied for the pension in Nov. 1832 at the age of 74
> years.
> He stated that he was drafted into the service of the United States as a
> militia man in Franklin Co., NC on 10 Sept. 1778 for a term of seven
> months
> in the command of Capt. Brittan Harris. He furthered stated that he was
> marched to Kingston on the Neuse River and from there to Elizabeth Town.
> He
> then went to Monks Corner and Jacksonboro, SC. From there he stated that
> he
> went to "the white House near Savannah River in the state of South
> Carolina"
> and then to Chalk(?) Hill, SC. He was then in Augusta, GA and was also
> engaged in the battle of Briar Creek, GA. He further stated that he was
> discharged but again drafted for a term of 3 months under the command of
> Capt. Parish. He marched to Harrisburg, NC where his company joined
> General
> Butler. From the Rocky Ford on the Haw River, they marched to Guilford,
> NC
> and were engaged in the "Battle of Gilford". From this battle, he was
> marched to "Ramseys Mills", NC and there remained until he was discharged
> about 10 May 1781.
> He stated that he was born in Northampton Co., NC in 1758 but that he had
> no
> record of his age. He again stated that he was called into service in the
> County of Franklin, NC, and that he had lived in Robeson County for about
> forty five years at the time of his pension application. He named William
> Townsend Esquire and Lemuel Bullock as persons to whom he was known in his
> neighborhood who could testify to his character and good behavior and his
> services as a soldier in the Revolution.
> Nazareth Mitchell is recognized as a NSDAR patriot. His wives are listed
> as
> (1) Susanna Thompson and (2) Betsey Griffin.
> Nancy Mitchell, wife of Cornelius Jenkins, is also listed as another child
> of Nazareth Mitchell.
> Mary
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Sam West

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