Hawkins Bullock - Revolutionary War Pension Application

Hawkins Bullock
Revolutionary Pension Application


State of Georgia
County of Madison – Court of Ordinary, January adjourned term 1833

On this fourteenth day of January in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty three, personally appeared in open court before John Meroney, Robert Groves, Noah W. Pittman and James Long, Justices of the Inferior Court now sitting as a Court of Ordinary, Hawkins Bullock, a resident of Captain Seals Company District of Georgia Militia in the County of Madison and State of Georgia, aged sixty-eight 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, to wit:

He entered as a volunteer under the command of Capt. James Moore in September in the year Seventeen hundred and seventy nine and served under him twelve months, about which time the said Moore was killed by the Torys. After the death of Capt. James Moore he then entered under Capt. Samuel Moore and served under him the term of six months when Capt. Samuel Moore was killed by a Tory by the name of Cunningham. At the death of Capt. Samuel Moore he entered under Capt. Leach and joined General Greene at the siege of Ninety-Six where he remained until the siege was raised and marched with Greene’s army to the Tyger river. He was in this service five weeks. Some time afterwards he joined Capt. Twitty’s troop of Cavalry and marched to Tarbury in North Carolina and continued in service three months ~ while on this tour Cornwallis surrendered at the Siege of York and shortly after said surrender he was discharged. He cannot from the lapse of time be particular as to dates, but has been as particular as his memory serves him at this time. He was in no general engagement, only the siege of Ninety-Six ~ the British were confined within their redoubt which was made of dirt, bags of sand, &c having no water in the Fort and cut off from a supply without they offered to surrender to Gen’l Greene provided the Torys would be treated as British soldiers ~ this Gen’l Greene refused to grant. The day before Gen’l Greene attempted to storm the Fort and see its situation. While they were performing this service a man who had been in camps from the day before rode on the Fort at full speed with a piece of white paper on his head. Next morning Gen’l Greene prepared to storm the Fort and failed. He was acquainted with none of the Gen’l officers except Gen’l Greene. He was also acquainted with Gen’l Washington. He has no discharge nor no documentary evidence ~ and that he knows of no person whose testimony he can procure who can testify to his services. From the length of time and the loss of memory he cannot recollect all the particulars.

In answer to the interrogations presented by the War Department (and propounded by the Court he answereth as follows, to wit,

Answer to first Interrogatory: He was born in Warren County North Carolina
the 19th day of March 1764

Answer to second Inter: He has no record of his age

Answer to third Inter: He was living in the District of Ninety-Six in South Carolina – he removed to Wilkes County Georgia after peace, from thence he removed to Oglethorpe County, Geo. Since that time that part of Oglethorpe County in which he resided has become a part of Madison County in which he now resides.

Answer to fourth Inter: He volunteered

Answer to fifth Inter: He has stated all that he recollects on the subject except Col. Williams who commanded a regiment of Militia at Ninety-Six.

Answer to sixth Inter: He never received any discharge.

Answer to seventh Inter: He refers you to Nathan Meroney, James Anderson, James Landers, John Meroney, George Hampton, &c

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 & subscribed the day and year aforesaid.

Hawkins (x) Bullock

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