The American Revolution Index

Note: This is a W.P.A. transcription.

State of Tennessee, Roane County. On the 25th day of July 1832 personally appeared in open Court it being a Court of Record Carter BARNETT a Resident of the County of Roane aforesaid aged about 72 years who being duly sworn according to Law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provisions made be the act of Congress passed 7th June 1832 that he enlisted as a marine in the naval service of the United States, at Newburn in North Carolina about 1780 - or '81 Under Captain TATUM Peter FERBISH was mate. He enlisted for eighteen months & served the time out & was discharged on his return to New Burn. He enlisted again in Charleston South Carolina on board the Brig Randolph Commanded by John WALLACE Captain & Joseph WALLACE made Boatswain George TATE Frenchman he enlisted for 18 months serving out 17 months he was transfered to the Merchantsman Nancy & sailed to Ft. Thomas was captured on his way he was taken into Jamaica to Kingston, as a prisoner & retained until Peace was declared & then set at liberty officers of the Merchantman Nancy was William NICHOLS and mate Jospeh JAMES. The Capture was made by a sooner Punch as he believes belonged to Jamaica. He received no discharge. He had lost his discharged received from the first service and received no discharge from the last service. He hereby relinquishes every claim thatever to a pension or an annuity except the present and he declares that his name is not in the pension Roll of any agency in any state.

Carter (his x mark) BARNETT

Sworn to in open Court,
July 24, 1832

Hugh FRANCIS & Robert BRASHEARS (sic) Certify on oath that they are acquainted with Carter BARNETT, who swore & subscribed the foregoing declaration and believes him to be a creditable man & that it is the opinion of the neighborhood that he was engaged in the naval service in the Revolutionary war as he states and we concur in that opinion.

Robert BURK (sic)

Sworn to in open Court
July 24th 1832

And the said Court do hereby declare their opinion after the investigation of the matter and after putting the interrigation prescribed by the war department that the above named applicant was a marine and did serve as such in the Revolutionary war & served as he states, and the Court further certifies that Hugh FRANCIS & Robert BRASHEARS who signed the within Certificate are creditable men - that they are Residents of Roane County & their Statements are entitled to credits

Wm. B. CLARK, J.P.
Quorum Court