The American Revolution Index


WILLIAM EDGEMON REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION APPLICATION
Submitted by Tom McMurray

Card File
Number: S.1810 Name: Edgman, William Service:NC born in N.C.
 
Cover
File No.: 1810, Rev War, 1810, William Edgman, Priv. N.C. Line, Act June 7, 1832, Index: Vol A, Pg 109
 
Claim List
Agents Office East Tenn Office, Knoxville, Octr 8th 1837
Sir
You will please find the following Claims transmitted to your Department for examination and further instructions.Vis.
John Thompson due from 4 Sept 1836 up to 4 Sept 1837 for 46.20 per annum
Edward Wiette due from 4 March 1836 up to 4 Sept 1837 for 30.00 per annum
Richard Allen due from 4 Sept 1835 up to 4 Sept 1837 for 73.33 per annum
John Cox due from 4 March 1836 up to 4 Sept 1837 for 40.33 per annum
Wm. Edgman 4 Sept 1835 up to 4 Sept 1837 for 43.33 per annum
Jaleman Green 4 Sept 1835 up to 4 Sept 1837 for 20.00 per annum
Bartelet Lusk 4 Sept 1835 up to 4 Sept 1837 for 23.33 per annum
Henry Click 4 Sept 1835 up to 4 Sept 1837 for 4/ month
The above correspondes with my Books, and I have the orginal Certificates in my posesion.
I am respectfully your obt Sevt,
Ao. Hisse, Agent
 
James L. Edwards, Esq.
Commisioner of Pensions
Washington City
 
Record Book Entry
East Tennessee
William Edgman of Roane in the State of Tennessee who was a Pvt. In the Company commanded by Captain Philips of the Regt. Commanded by Col. Cleveland in the N.C. Line for 13 months from 1779.
Inscribed on the Roll of East Tennessee at the rate of 43 Dollars 33 Cents per annum to commence on the 4th day of March 1831.
Certificate of Pension issued the 15th day of Feby 1833 and subsc on J. Standridifer, Ho. Of Reps.
Arrears to 4th of Sept 1832 – 64.99
Semi anl. Allowance ending 4 Mar ’33 – 21.67
Total - $86.66
Revolutionary Claim Act June 7, 1832
Recorded by Nathan Rice Clerk, Book D, Vol. 9, Page 99.
Order to pay May 23, 1837
Same ---------18 Oct 1837
 
Declaration
State of Tessessee}
Roane County}
County Court Jannary Sessions 1833
On this 29th day of Jannary 1833 personally appeared in open Court before William Clark Eblen, William Galbreath & George Gains, it being a court of Reccon., now sitting as a gon__ court a resident of the County of Roane and State of Tessessee aged about 68 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 act of Congress passed June 7th 1832, That he entered the service of the United States under the following named Officers and served as herein stated,
Applicant entered the service as a volunteer under Captain Joseph Philips, Maj George Winston, Col John Cleveland, that he lived in Surry County North Carolina where he entered the service which was as well as reccollected in the year 1779. Applicant volunteeered for three months the first time and was marched from Surry County to Wilmington, there was out on scouting parties until the three months, [illegable] recived a written discharge from Capt Joseph Clone.
Applicant then went home where he remained but a short time when he volunteered was drafted for three months. Applicant was marched near Wilmington where they had some skirmishes with the British and Torys. Applicant was continued in service about five months when he was discharged again by Capt Joseph Clone. Applicants Sup. Officers in this last service were Maj George Grimes & John Smith was the Colonel.
Applicant returned home again where he remained about two months when he was drafted again by the same Captain Clone for the term of four months was marched near Wilmington where they were stationed, out frequently on scouting parties through the lower parts of North Carolina & sometimes in South Carolina. Was in no general engagement. Applicant continued to serve out the four when he was discharged by Captain White. Applicant returned home where he remained a short time was drafter again by Captain Clone for the term of three months was marched through the lower parts of North Carolina & south on scouting parties served out the time when he was discharged by Capt Clone. Returned home again where he remained for some time. Had an engagement above Wilmington with the Tories the last month was out.
Applicant in part of said service belonged to General Rutherfords regiment. Applicant has no documentary evidence of his service as his discharges are lost and that he knows of know person whose testimony he can procur who can testify to his service. Applicant was born in the year 1765 State of North Carolina Surry County where he continued to reside until he moved to Tennessee. Applicant is acquainted with the following persons who can testify that he is a man of sencerity and that they believe that he [illegable] as he has states to wit Captain Stone, Joseph Bryant Esq, Thomas Stocton Esq, Josiah Patty Esq. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state.
Sworn to and subscribed this day and year aforesaid. H.L. Purris,DC.
William (X) Edgman, his mark.
 
Mr. George Lutrell a clergyman residing in the County of Roane aforesaid and Thomas Peircy residing in the same hereby certify that we are well acquainted with William Edgman who has subscribed to the above declaration that we believe him to be about 68 years of age that he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood whom he regards to have been a soldier of the revolution and that we concur in that aforesaid.
Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid. H.L. Purris,DC.
George Luttrel, Thomas Peircy
 
And the said Court do hereby declare there opinion after the investigation of this matter and after putting the interrogation prescribed by the war department that the above named applicant was a revolutionary soldier and George Lutrell who has signed the preceeding certificate is a clergyman resident in the County of Roane and that Thomas Peircy who has also signed the same is a resident of the County of Roane and is a credible person and that their statement is [illegable] to credit.
G.M. Gains, Wm. Galbreath, Wm. Eblen
 
State of Tennessee
I, Henry Breazeale, clerk of the County Court of Roane County do hereby certift that the foregoing contains the orginal proceedings in relation to the application of William Edgman for a pension.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & private seal not having a seal of office. At Kingston the 2nd February 1833.
Henry Breazeale Clk., Henry S. Purris
 
Information relative to the issue of the above claim will be directed to the applicant or his agent, J.Y. Finch at Kingston Tennessee.
J.Y. Finch
 
Declaration
William Edgman
I certify that Henry Breazeale is clerk of Roane County Court and that Henry S. Purris is his deputy and his signature is tendered and that there is no scale of office for said County.
February the 14th 1833.
James Standefer, HC
 
From 1779 private 13 months, $43.33/100
Hon. J. Standefer