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Subject: Re: Daniel McCollum Pension Application
Date: 10 Apr 2005 11:27:04 -0600
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I recently read the transcript of (My) Daniel's Revoluntary War Record. He was indeed born in 1744. He was 83 years of age in 1827, when he ask for his pension. He unfortunately did not list his parents. He told that he served with South Carolina under Captain Lacey. He was mustered iin at Charleston, South Carolina. 1774. He served with Col. Simmons, Col. Brown, General Moultrie and General Grio ( Misspelled) could not find that General.) Anyway he was in the battle of Rocky Mount, South Carolina Coosawatchie, South Carolina the battle of Dutch Forks, S. Carolina and was discharged at the close of the war under Captain Feamster at Charleston in South Carolina and that the garrison was commanded by then General Lacey, who was his orginial Captain. He became a luientant, and was Lt. Daniel McCollum. He was asked why he had not applied for the pension when the congress first made the act in 1818. He said that he was a Blacksmith and was capable of making his own livi!
ng until just recently and did not want his government to support him. But at age 83 he had become infirmed and his daughter with whom he lived was a widow and they now needed help.This record was made in Vandburg County, Indiana and the Four judges of Banderburg Court: Judge William Almstead, John M. Dunham, James Goodstat,
all certified that this was a true and acurate account. and his
pension was certified by these judges. Interestingly, the War was referred to as the Continental Establishment of South Carolina against a common enemy.
This transcript was done by Pete McCollum and he transcribed the handwriting, which was very hard to read.
This is not my transcript, so I can not give it to you, but I wanted you to know that this Lt. Daniel McCollum was born in 1744 as we thought. He left KY in 1820 because his daughter Elizabeth McCollum Carptener (1786) was a widow and he was a widower and they needed to help each other.
he was 76 when he left Ky for Indiana to be with his daughter.
This application was before the Federal Court of Indiana September 4th, 1827. The circuit for Vanderburg County.
You have been so kind to help me with any news about the family that I wanted to share this with you.