Morris Breashears Revolutionary War Pension Applications 1820
Note: This is a W.P.A transcription.
Be it remembered that on the 27th day of October in the year 1820 personally appeared in open Court, being a Court of record, in the County of Roane & State of Tennessee Morris BREASHEARS aged about seventy five years, who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following dec1aration in Order to obtain the provisions made by the acts of Congress of the 18th March 1818 and 1st May 1820 that he enlisted in the State of Maryland in the Company Commanded by Captain BURGISS Regiment Commanded by Col. Benjamine HALL in Gen. SMALLWOODS division that he enlisted for the term of three years, in the year 1776, that he served during the whole term of three years and was discharged at Philadelphia but has lost his discharge that he has no other evidence of his service within his knowledge but his own oath, that he was in the Batt1e of York Island in the State of New York and at the White Plains in the state of Pennsy1vania also at Monmoth Court house in the state aforesaid And that since the term of his enlistment he served under Genl. WAYNE & WILKERSON in fighting the Indians - and in persuance of the act of 1st May 1820 he so1emnly swears that he was a citizen of the United States on the 18th of March 1818 that since that time by gift sale or in any other manner disposed of his property or any part thereof with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring himself within the provision of an act of Congress entitled "An Act to Provide for certain persons engaged in the in the land and naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War" passed the 18th March 1818. And that he has not nor has any person in trust for him any property or securities, contracts or debts due to him, nor has he any income other than what is contained in the Schedule hereto annexed -- and by him subscribed.
No property of any description excepting his wearing apparel that the reason he has not sooner applied for a pension is that until lately, he was in circumstances not to need the aid of Government, but is now so reduced in his circumstances that he is dependant on the charity of the people of the County that he neither has wife nor children that he has no trade and if he had would be unable to support himself by his labour -- that he lived in Roane County Tennessee in the year 1818 and still lives in Roane County
Sworn to & subscribed in open Court Oct 27th 1820
Morris (his x mark) BRASHEARS
Personally appeared Audly P. WALKER & James BURNETT in open Court and made oath that they believe to the best of their knowledge that the foregoing declarent Morris BRASHEAR has no property except his wearing apparel as set forth in the schedule by him subscribed.
Audley P. WALKER
James (his x mark) BURNETT
Sworn to in open Court, 27th Oct. 1820
H.J. PURRIS, D.C.