William Farmer of Caldwell County Kentucky
Revolutionary War Pension Record, NC, S35919
North Carolina – Private 1776 2 years in the army of the United States during the Revolutionary War
Inscribed on the Roll of Kentucky at the rate of Eight Dollars per month, to commence the 24th of August 1818.
Certificate of Pension issued the 28th of Sept 1818 and sent to Matthew Lyon, Esq Eddyville, Kentucky
Arrears to 4th of Sept 1818…… 3.12
Semi-anl.all’ce ending 4 March 1819…. 48.
(8/31 & 4/30)…..$51.12
Act 18th March 1819
State of Kentucky Caldwell County towit be it remembered that in the record of proceedings of the Caldwell County Court among others and the following towit.
Be it remembered that at a county court begun and held for Caldwell County at the courthouse in the town of Princeton on Monday the 24th day of August 1818. The following proceedings were had towit.
William Farmer an indigent soldier of the revolution an inhabitant of this state renouncing all pension heretofore coming to him & applying to be heard respecting his claim to the benefit of the laws of U.S. of the 18th of March 1818.
Testified and says that sometime in the month of April 1776 he enlisted into the fifth Regiment of North Carolina Continental troops at Bertie County in said State under Capt John P Williams & joined said Regiment at Edentown in ?howan County from thence he marched to Wilmington & then into Pennsylvania That he was in the battle of Germantown from thence he went to Jersey New York State & Connecticut & continued in the army for upwards of two years & a half when he was discharged which discharge he had lost and the said William Farmer swears that he is in reduced circumstances and stands in need of the assistance of his country for support having lost the sight of one eye and being subject to other bodily disability which is ordered to be certified to the Secretary of War.
State of Kentucky Caldwell County ??
John H Phelps clerk of the county court of said county do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true transcript of the records now in my office.
In testimony where of I have hereunto set my hand & affixed the seal of said county this 25th day of August 1818.
John H Phelps
State of N Carolina, Secretary’s office 23rd Sept 1818.
I William Hill Secretary of State in and for the State aforesaid do hereby certify that it appears from the musteroll of the Troops who served in the North Carolina Continental line in the revolutionary war, that Wm Farmer a private in Capt Williams’s Company enlisted on the 29th April 1776 for two and a half years in the 5th Regiment commanded by Col. Edward Buncombe and was discharged from said service on the 24th day of October 1778. Given under my hand at office in Raleigh the date above. Wm Hill
[a letter from J K Ingalls dated 24 Jan 1903 requesting the records of William Farmer, his great grandfather…]