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Part of the Revolutionary War Pension record of Thomas Towns
State of Tennessee
On the twentieth day of March 1838 before me the subscribing a Justice of the Peace for the said county of Bradly appeared Thomas Towns who on his oath declares that he is the same person who formerly belonged to the company commanded by Captain Samuel Shurben in the Regiment Commanded by Col. Samuel Merrideth in the service of the United States; that his name was placed on the pension roll of the state of South Carolina from whence he lately ??? in the year 1835 removed; that henow resides in the State of Tennessee in the County of Bradly aforesaid, where he intends to remain, and wishes his pension to be payable in said State of Tennessee in future. The following are his reasons for removing from Anderson District in South Carolina to Bradly County aforesaid in the Eastern division of the State of Tennessee. That his wife had departed this life some years before his removal - his children had all married and settled. That he had for some years resided in said Anderson District with his son John Towns, who removed himself and from South Carolina in 1835 to Bradly in the State of Tennessee aforesaid and settled himself there. That declarant being desirous of living with his said son John Towns removed with him and his family and settled with him as a member of his familyl in Bradly County aforesaid, where he expects to continue his residence.
Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year aforesaid. James W Wilson,