Sunday, March 30, 2008

John Blick of Caldwell County Kentucky

John Blick was a private in the company commanded by Captain Nichols of the regt commanded by Col Jones in the Virginia line for 6 months.
Inscribed on the Roll of Kentucky at the rate of 20 dollars 11? Cents per annum to commence on the 4th of March 1834.
Certificate of pension issued the 9th day of December 1833.

21 October 1833 in Caldwell County Kentucky Court

John Blick appeared. Resident of Caldwell County Kentucky
Age 71 years.
He entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as here in stated; That he resided in the County of Dunwiddie in the state of Virginia at the time he entered the service and continued to reside there until 1830. That he entered the service of the United States as a drafted private of a militia at Petersburgh Virginia early in October 1780 under Captain John Nichols, Leuit. Armstead Goodwin, Col. Joseph Jones of the Dunwiddie county. ?? commanded the regiment and served a tour of duty of three months during the said term he marched to within about 18 miles of Norfolk, where they learned the British had evacuated that place; that they then returned to Petersburgh when he was discharged. That he again entered the service at the same place on or about the 2nd day of January 1781 under Captain Gibbs, Lieutenant Armistead Goodwin and served a tour of three months and was in an engagement with the British at City Point and another on James River at the place now called Fort Powhatan. Col. John Welles commanded the Regiment and General Barron Steuben was commander in chief and was discharged at Jerico Virginia soon after which the enemy took possession of Petersburgh and he remained within the British lines until some time about the last of May or first of June 1781 he again joined the army at Hatchey Run Church in Dunwiddie County Va under Captain Gilliam Boothe, Lieut. Charles Williamson, the regimented officer was Major David Walker and Col. Blount. General Lawson commanded the brigade, and remained in service until after the battle of York Town and the surrender of the British forces to the combined army under General Washington in October 1781. that some time in the latter part of that month he was discharged at york Town, that he received no written discharge and that he has no documentary evidence of his service, and that he knows of no one in the part of the country by whom he can prove his services or any part of them. That he is not ?? acquainted with any regular clergyman, as now resides near him, and his age and infirmities prevent him from going much abroad…..

We Chittenden Lyon residing in the county of Caldwell and Wilie A Jones, residing in the same hereby certify that we are well acquainted with John Blick who had subscribed and sworn to the above declaration, that we believe him to be 71 years of age, that he is reputed and believed to be a soldier of the Revolution and that we concur in that opinion…..

A letter dated 10 June 1842 is transferring $20 of unclaimed money for the deceased John Blick…
“has been paid at this Department from the 4th of March to the 8th Sept 1841”…..

[note from Debbie – so that means he must have died before 8 Sept 1841….]

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