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Subject: [WOODWARD] Jordan Wood(w)ard
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2008 21:25:30 EDT
Found this on the following website and thought I should share:
Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements
Pension application of Jordon (Jourdan) Woodward (Woodard) S7972 fn19NC
Transcribed by Will Graves
State of North Carolina, Anson County: October Sessions 1832
On this 10th day of October 1832 personally appeared in open Court before
Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions now sitting Jourdan Woodard [sic], a
resident of the County and
State aforesaid aged 72 years a Soldier of the Revolution who having been
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.
I entered the Service of the United States under the following named
Officers and served as
I was drafted in the County of Wilkes State of North Carolina in August 1780
– for three
months under Captain Joseph Johnson – in the Regiment Commanded by Colonels
Hart and Collier –
in General Butler's Brigade and was marched to join General Gates and on our
way at Cole's Mills –
Richmond County North Carolina we received the news of General Gates defeat
at Camden South
Carolina. We then retreated to Hillsboro North Carolina from thence to
Salisbury. Served three months
and was discharged by Captain Joseph Johnson in November 1780 – at Pittsboro
I was again drafted in the County of Wake State of North Carolina in June
1781 under Captain
Blake General Butler's Brigade – for three months – during the greater part
of this Tour I was on the
guard – who defended the Legislative Assembly – who had been forced to
leave Hillsborough in
Orange County North Carolina and retired to the House of a Mr. Lane in the
County of Wake – where
they met & held their deliberations. Served three months and was discharged
in September or October
1781 by Captain Hillsman having served during the two tours six months in
all. I have lost all my
discharges and have no other documentary evidence – nor do I know of any
person whose testimony I
can procure to Testify to my Services.
I do hereby relinquish every claim whatever to a pension or annuity – except
the present and
declare that my name is not on the Pension Roll of any agency of any State
Sworn to & subscribed the day & year aforesaid.
S/ Jordon Woodward
1st When and in what year were you born?
Answer I was born in the State of North Carolina on the 13th day of February
2nd Have you any record of your age and if so where is it?
Ans: There was a family Record of my age kept by my father but, I know not
where it is now --
3rd Where were you living when called into service: where have you lived
since the Revolutionary War
and where do you now live?
Ans: I was living in the County of Wake North Carolina when called into
service both times – I
continued to live in the County of Wake after the Revolutionary War until
the year 1802 when I
removed to the County of Anson State of North Carolina – where have
continued to live ever since and
where I now live --
4th How were you called into service; were you drafted; did you volunteer or
were you a substitute, and
if in substitute, for whom?
Answer: I was drafted at both times
5th State the names of some of the regular officers who were with the troops
when you served, such
Continental and militia regiments as you can recollect and the general
circumstances of your service.
Answer: I was with no regular Troops, the Militia officers & regiments or
particularly set forth
in my declaration
6th Did you ever receive a discharge from the service, and if so, by whom
was it given and what has
become of it?
Answer – I received a discharge for my first Term of Service from Captain
Joseph Johnson and
is lost – I received a discharge for my second Tour of Service from Captain
Hillsman – which is also
7th State the names of persons to whom you are known in your present
neighborhood and who can
testify as to your character for veracity and their belief in your services
as a soldier in the revolution.
Answer: The Rev. John Culpepper and William A. Morris Esq. all well
acquainted with me.
Sworn to & subscribed the day and year aforesaid.
S/ Jordon Woodward
[ John Culpepper, a clergyman resident of Montgomery County North Carolina,
and William A. Morris,
of Anson County gave the standard supporting affidavit.]
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