The American Revolution Index

John Bowman Revolutionary War Pension Applications 1832
Note: This is a W.P.A transcription.

State of Tennessee, Morgan County. Personally came John BOWMAN and in open court doth Solemnly Swear that he is Seventy years of age and was born and raised in the State of Virginia Amherst County and to the best of his recollection in the Month of March 1777 entered under Capt. Cluff SHELTON and Shortly after Joined the Tenth Virginia Regiment at Philadelphia Commanded by Colonel Ed STEVENS General SCOTTS brigade was the battle of Germantown in Pennsylvania and from thence to Winter quarters at valley forge and from thence was sent on duty to a small village Called Piney Fork and in a Scurmisage with the British himself and fourteen others was taken prisoners of War carried to Philadelphia from thence to New York when and was a prisoner of war when the Battle happened at Monmouth New Jersey shortly after was exchanged and Joined my regiment at Brunswick and was at the Battle of Stoney Point and continued a private soldier in Said Capt. MOLTONS Company and Tenth Virginia Regiment for the term of three years and was then discharged Bentington which discharge was signed by James DILARD Lieut., Cluff SHELTON Cap., & Ed STEAVENS Colo. his discharge is lost and has no other evidence in his power to prove his Services than his own oath that he is in reduced Circumstances and stands bound in need of the assistance of his County for support.

John (his x mark) BOWMAN

21st Oct. 1822

Sworn & Subscribed in open Court, B.C. WHITE, D.C.


Tennessee State, Morgan County. On this 21st Ocober 1822 personally appeared in open Court being a Court of Record having the power of fine and imprisonment and also having been made a Court of Record by the laws of the State of Roane County John BOWMAN aged seventy years resident of the County of Roane and State of Tennessee who being duly Sworn according to law do on his oath declare that he Served the United States three years on the Continental establishment as a Private Soldier in the Tenth Regiment that he has received no pension Certificate that his original Declaration was dated as he thinks September about the 12th 1818 from which he received answer And I do Solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th of March 1818 and that I have not Since that time by gift Sale or in any manner disposed of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby to diminish it as to bring myself within the provision of an act of Congress entitled an act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land & naval service of the United States in the revolutionary war passed on the 18th day of March 1818 and that I have not nor has any person in trust for me any property or securities Contracts or debts due me nor have I any income other than what is Contained in the Schedule hereto annexed and by me Subscribed.

Clothes of my family

My wife Barshebia aged about 60 years

daughter Sally aged about 24 years

Son Leiws aged about 19 years

Myself John BOWMAN aged about 70 years


1 Mare - $40.00

1 Saw - $2.00

Household & kitchen furniture - 16.00

Working tools - $3.50

I am Indexbted to no man nor no man to me.

John (his x mark) BOWMAN

Sworn to in Roane County Court, Jno. M. BREAZEAL, Dep. C.

Sworn to & Subscribed in open Court, 21st October 1822, B.C. WHITE, D.C.

State of Tennessee, Morgan County. I William WALL Clerk of the County of pleas and quarter sessions for said County by my deputy do certify that the foregoing Declaration Oath & Schedule are truly Copied from the records of Said Court which is approved of by said Court & I do further Certify that it is the opinion of said Court that the total amount in value of the property instituted in said schedule is $60.50. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & private Seal having no seal of office this 22nd October 1822.

W. WALL, Clerk

By his Deputy B.C. WHITE