William & Ruthy Bragg - Revolutionary Pension Application

William and Ruthy Bragg
Revolutionary Pension Application

 

Georgia
Oglethorpe County

On this seventeenth day of May 1819 before me, the subscriber, one of the Justices of the Inferior court of said county & State, personally appeared William Bragg, aged sixty five years, resident in Madison County in said State, who being by me first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the provisions made by the late act of Congress, entitled "An act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War." That he, the said William Bragg, enlisted for the term of two years in Farqhar County in the State of Virginia, that the precise date of his enlistment he does not remember, but believes it was in the latter part of seventeen hundred & seventy five, or first part of seventeen hundred & seventy six. That he was enlisted by Lieutenant Joseph Blackwell of Captain Shelton’s (or Chilton’s) of this third Virginia Regiment commanded by Colonel Weadon (or Wheaton) and his General was General Moor on this Continental establishment. That he continued to serve in said corps, or in the service of the United States, until the 29th July 1777 when he was discharged from service at the hospital in Philadelphia, as being unfit for service in consequence of a wound on his head received from a spade while working in the entrenchments on the North River in New York, & from -- ------. That he was about eighteen months previous to his discharge, during which time he was in various skirmishes & battles on the North river in New York, but he was in no general engagements. That the original discharge given him by Lieutenant Blackwell and a certificate by General Mulenburg are hereto annexed. That he is now in reduced circumstances & stands in need of the assistance of his country for support, & that he has no further evidence in his power of his services.

William Bragg

Sworn to & declared before me the day & year aforesaid.
Elisha Strong, JIC

I, Elisha Strong, Judge as aforesaid, do certify that it appears to my satisfaction that the said William Bragg did serve in the Revolutionary war as stated in the preceding declaration against the common enemy at least the term of nine months at one time on the Continental establishment, and I now ----- the preceding & testimony taken & ----- before now, to the Secretary at War, pursuant to the directions of the aforementioned act of Congress. I am also satisfied that he needs the assistance of the Country for his support. Given under my hand the 17th day of May 1819.

Elisha Strong, JIC


Georgia
William Bragg of       in the State        of who was a private in the regiment commanded by Colonel Weaden of the Virginia line, for the term of 2 years.
Inscribed on the roll of Georgia at the rate of 8 dollars per month, to commence on the 17 of May 1819.
Certificate of Pension issued the 22 July 1819 and sent to the Pensioner Danielsville Madison Co
Arrears to 4th of Sept 1819 $28.73
Revolutionary Claim
Act 18th March 1818


Georgia
Ruthy Bragg, dec’d, widow of William Bragg, who was a private in the Virginia line.
Inscribed on the Roll at the rate of 80 Dollars 00 Cents per annum, to commence on the 4th day of March 1843 & ending 30 November 1844 when she died.
Certificate of pension issued the 12 day of July 1845 and sent to James Long, Danielsville, Georgia.
Act of March 3, 1843 & June 17, 1844.
Recorded in Book A, Vol. 2., Page 172.
2 Certs.
1 act 1838
1 act 1843 & 1844
Reported ------ to agent July 12 1845.
Pay’t to Joseph Bragg, Nancy Ballenger, George Bragg, Susannah Berryman, & Humphrey Bragg, only surviving children.


State of Georgia
Madison County

On this twenty first day of March 1821, personally appeared in open Court (being a Court of Record for the said county), of Madison, George Bragg aged sixty-six years – resident in Madison County, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath declare, that he served in the Revolutionary war – That he is the same person to whom the following Certificate was originally granted, of which the following is a true copy –

War Department
Revolutionary Claims

I certify, that in conformity with the Law of the United States of the 18th of March 1818, William Bragg, late a private in the Army of the Revolution, is inscribed on the Pension List, Roll of the Georgia Agency, at the rate of Eight dollars per month, to commence on the 17th day of May one thousand eight hundred and Nineteen.
Given at the War-Office of the United States, this 21st day of July one thousand eight hundred and Nineteen.
Signed J. E. Calhoun
Secretary at War

And I, the said William Bragg, doth further solemnly swear, that I was a resident Citizen of the United States, on the 18th day 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 so to diminish it, as to bring myself within the provisions of an Act of Congress, entitled "An act to provide for certain persons engaged in the Land and 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 to me; nor have I any income other than what is contained in the Schedule hereto annexed, and by me subscribed.

William (x) Bragg

Sworn to and declared on the 21st day of March 1821 before me,
Jno. M. Dooly, JIC

I, James Long, Clerk of the Superior Court do hereby certify, that the foregoing Oath, and the Schedule thereto annexed, are truly copied from the Record of the said Court – and that I do further certify, that it is the opinion of the said Court, that the total amount in value of the property exhibited in the aforesaid Schedule is no Dollars no Cents.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my private seal, having no seal of office, 21st day of March 1821.
James Long, Clk
Clerk of the Court for the County of Madison & State of Georgia

The applicant has no property, has no family except a wife about sixty years of age.

William (x) Bragg

Jno. M. Dooly



Declaration
In order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress of the 7th July 1838 entitled an act granting half pay and pensions to certain widows.

State of Georgia
Madison County

On this twenty seventh day of June eighteen hundred and forty four personally appeared before James Long, one of the Justices of the Inferior Court of Madison County and State of Georgia, Ruthy Bragg, a resident of said State in the County of Madison aged eighty four years, who being first duly sworn according to law doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed July 7th 1838 entitled "an act granting half pay and pensions to certain widows." That she is the widow of William Bragg who was a private in the army of the revolution, and to obtain the benefit of his services and to enable her to make out her claim, she begs leave to refer you to the declaration of her deceased husband William Bragg now on file in the War Department of the United States at the City of Washington ~ also the pension certificate of her deceased husband William Bragg now in her possession, but which she attaches to this declaration and begs that it may be taken as part of the evidence in this case.
She further declares that she was married to the said William Bragg some time in the month of March seventeen hundred & seventy eight. She further declares that she has no record of the marriage between herself and her husband William Bragg, nor does she know of any record to establish the same, nor has she any family record (with the exception that the ages of her children were entered on a piece of loose paper by her said husband William Bragg describing when they were born, which she attaches to this declaration and begs it may be taken as a part of this declaration). She knows of no person living that can swear to her marriage with the said William Bragg but refers you to the affidavits of John Berryman and Wilson P. Berryman to prove that the said Ruthy Bragg and William Bragg lived together as man and wife and was always so considered and also to prove the death of the said William Bragg, which affidavits she begs may be taken as part of this declaration.
She further declares that her husband the said William Bragg died on the      day of      Eighteen hundred and thirty four. She has not been married since the death of the said William Bragg but is still a widow. She was married to the said William Bragg at the time before specified which was during the Revolutionary war, but from old age and being very infirm, she cannot now recollect whether he performed any services after they were married or not but begs to refer you to the declaration of the said William Bragg to show that fact. But the marriage took place previous to the first of January seventeen hundred and ninety four, viz, at the time above stated.
She further declares that she lives ten miles from the place of holding County Courts in said county & from old age and the infirmity attending thereon that she is unable to attend the sittings of the county courts.

Ruthy (x) Bragg

Sworn to & subscribed this 27th day of June 1844 before me
James Long, JIC



Wm Bragg born twelfth June 1755

George Bragg was born the ninth day of April 1779 and died the twenty sixth day of September in the year of Lord 1787

William Bragg was born the twelfth day of April in the year of 1781

Sealah Bragg was born fourth day of November 1783

Joseph Roley Bragg was born the third day of July in the year of 1786

Nancy Moore Settle Bragg was born January the eighteenth day 1789

Susannah ingo Dozzer Bragg was born May the 24 1791
Died May 20th 1797

George Dozzer Bragg was born the tenth day of March in the year 1793

Ruthy Bragg was born September 24th 1795

Susannah Dozzer Bragg was born eighteenth day of December in the year of 1797

Humphrey A. Bragg was born December the twelfth day of 1802


Georgia
Madison County

Personally appeared before me James Long one of justices of the Inferior Court in & for said County, George Bragg, after being duly Sworn on oath that the within register of the names of the children of William Bragg and Ruthy Bragg is in the handwriting of William Bragg dec’d. and that this register has been in the hands of thy deponet for a number of years past.

George Bragg

Sworn to & Subscribed before me this 27th day of June 1844
James Long, JJC


Georgia
Madison County
Inferior Court adjourned Term
February 4th 1845

We, Samuel Groves, Richard H. Bullock, Willis Strickland & James Polk, Justices of the Inferior Court at an adjourned term of said court held this day do certify that the foregoing declaration and annexed proceedings in the case of Ruthy Bragg have been examined and approved by us this day and we have satisfactory proof that Ruthy Bragg died 30th November 1844. Given under our hands as Justices of said court this fourth day of February eighteen hundred and forty five.
Sam’l Groves, JIC
Willis Strickland, JIC
Richard H. Bullock, JIC
James Polk, JIC

Georgia
Madison County

I, Walton H. Griffith, Clerk of the Inferior court in and for Madison County do certify that at the adjourned term of the Inferior Court held in and for said county on Tuesday the fourth day of February eighteen hundred and forty five that Samuel Groves, Willis Strickland, Richard H. Bullock and James Polk, whose names appear to the foregoing certificate, are acting Justices of the Inferior Court and that the decleration and annexed papers of Ruthy Bragg claiming a pension were duly examined and approved by said court and that the signatures of the Justices aforesaid to the foregoing certificate are genuine.
Given under my hand and private seal, having no seal of office, this fourth day of February eighteen hundred & forty five.

Walton H. Griffith, CIC


Georgia
Madison County
Inferior Court sitting as a Court of Ordinary at a regular term of the said court the first Monday in May 1845

We, John Griffith, Richard H. Bullock & Willis Strickland, Justices of the Inferior Court sitting as a Court of Ordinary do certify that we have satisfactory proof that the following are the only children living of Ruthy Bragg, widow dec’d, who had been applying for a pension in her lifetime agreeable to the foregoing declaration (annexed), to wit, Joseph Bragg, Nancy Ballenger, Susannah Berryman & Humphrey A. Bragg, and we do further certify that the said Ruthy Bragg departed this life the 30th day of November 1844.
Given under our hands as Justices of said court this fifth day of May eighteen hundred and forty five.

Willis Strickland, JIC
John Griffith, JIC
R. H. Bullock, JIC

Georgia
Madison County

I, Jonathan Sanders, Clerk of the Court of Ordinary in and for Madison County do certify that at a regular term of the Inferior Court sitting as a court of Ordinary on Monday the fifth day of May eighteen hundred and forty five, that John Griffith, Richard H. Bullock & Willis Strickland, whose names appear to the foregoing certificate are acting Justices of Inferior Court & Court of Ordinary and that the signatures of the Justices aforesaid are genuine. Given under my hand & seal of office this fifth day of May eighteen hundred and forty five.
Jona. Sanders, Clk C.O.


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