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Subject: [NCROWAN] Question--Revolutionary War Pension
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 12:05:16 -0500
Hello again List Members:
Here I go again with another question that has me stumped.? If a man who served as a soldier in the Revolutionary War was filing for his pension in 1832 and all of his service records had been?lost, could he?have someone who was related to him by blood, such as a brother or cousin,?testify on his behalf at a court held hearing?? Or, would anyone who testified?to this man's truthfulness and his military service record?have to be someone who was not related to this man?
This man had three unrelated men testify on his behalf and they stated, "that he is generally REPORTED and BELIEVED to have been a soldier of the Revolution and that WE CONCUR in that opinion."? There was another man who lived in the area at the time of this hearing with the same surname as the man who was applying for his military pension who some believe that was either his brother or a first cousin to the applicant.? Could this man who was related testify or would this be similar to an heir serving as witness to a will?
Note: The man did receive his military pension and died a few years later.? He served in North Carolina and was living in Kentucky at the time he applied for his pension.
Thank you for any help.
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