Alexander Casey Revolutionary War Pension Applications 1825
Transcribed by Robert L. Bailey
Note: This is a W.P.A. transcription.
State of Tennessee, Roane County. January Session 1825. On this 25th Day of January 1825 personally appeared in our Court of pleas & Quarter Sessions (being a court of record, having the power of fine & imprisonment and made so by the laws of this state in the County of Roane & state aforesaid Alexander CASEY a resident of the County of Roane and state aforesaid on his oath make the followin declaration, in order to obtain the provision made by the act of Congress of the 18th March 1818 & the 1st of Mary 1820 -- That he was enlisted as a private soldier in the service of the United States for the term of 3 years on the 2nd day of June in the year of Our Lord 1792 (sic) in the State of Virginia, in the Company commanded by Capt. James STEVENISON in the 4th regiment commanded by Colonel Blue in the line of the State of Virginia that he continued to serve in the said corps until the term for which he enlisted expired . He enlisted again 1795 (sic) under Capt. Henry DEBUTTS & Col. STRONG in Greeneville in Ohio he continued in that line until discharged by Thomas BUTLER on the 15 June 1798 (sic). He was the battle of fort Maumee under general Wayne and several small skirmishes that he had no other evidence now in his power to prove his said service excepted his discharge hereto annexed & the accompanying Certificate are in pursuance of the act of Congress of the 1st May 1820.
I do Solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March 1818 and 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 so as to bring myself within the provisions of an act of Congress entitled "an act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land & naval service of the United States -- passed on the 18th day of March 1818 & 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 that follows and by John ____ valued & certified to be true --
One bed - $12.00
4 chairs & one Table 4 or 5 plates 2 pails - $3.00
Total - $15.00
The declarant is by occupation a farmer and very much effected with pains - & entirely unable to support himself or wife except by the charity of his neighbors, his wife is 60 years of age. He has but one child about 16 years of age who is bound out.
Sworn to and declared on this 26th day January
1825 in open Court. Jon. M. BREAZEAL, D.C.
State of Tennessee, Roane County. On this 23 day of July 1832 formally appeared in open Court, it being a Court of Record called the County Court, Alexander CASEY Resident of Roane County & state aforesaid age about 84 or 5 years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provisions made by the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832 that he enlisted in the army of the United States in the years 1792 (sic) 25th June to the best of his recollection, for 3 years in the State of Virginia in the Company Commanded by James STEPHINSON in the 4th Regiment Commanded by Col. BLUE & went from Virginia to Pittsburg - Down the Ohio by land to Canada Joined Gen. Wayne at Pittsburg -- was at the Battle of Fort Maumee & took Detroit was then placed under the Command of Col. BUTLER -- was discharged at Bell Canton. His second enlistment was in Canada during the marches aforesaid and the term of three years -- & he here begs leave to refer to Samuel ESKRIDGE Esq. of Roane County who was in the army at that time & knew this applicant -- Capt. Henry DEBUTTS took command of the company in place of STEPHENSON at Fort Washington -- He was discharged in 1778, which discharge was sent to the war Department, with his former declaration which is on file in that office he hereby relinquishes every claim or any suits whatever to a pension except the present and he declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any agency in any State.
Sworn to & Subscribed the day and year aforesaid Feb. 23, 1832
H.J. PURRIS, D.C.
And the said Court do hereby declare their opinion that above named applicant was a revolutionary soldier & served as he states & that Right ROBERTS L.W. JORDON Wm. EBLEN & George ARNOLD & CASY are creditable persons.
I Right ROBERTS & Wm. EBLEN & George ARNOLD Residents of Roane County State of Tennessee do certify on oath that I have long known A. KASY, perhaps 23 years, he has & does live in my neighborhood & I would believe him on his oath about his service and the opinion generally of the neighborhood & I would believe him on his oath about his service and the opinion generally of the neighborhood he was a Revolutionary soldier and I have often heard Saml. ESKRIDGE a very respected man of this county speak of A. CASEY & said he knew him in the army & that he was a good soldier.
Sworn to in open Court July 23rd 1832
H.J. PURRIS, D.C.
L.W. JORDAN certifies that he knew A. KASEY the applicant for 8 years & believes him to be a creditable man, & that the opinion of the neighborhood is that he was a Revolutionary soldier.
Sworn to in Court July 23, 1832
H.J. PURRIS, D.C.