William and Elizabeth Glasgow - Revolutionary Pension Application

William and Elizabeth Glasgo
Revolutionary Pension Application


State of Georgia
County of Madison

Court of Ordinary, January adjourned term 1833

On this fourteenth day of January Eighteen hundred and thirty three, personally appeared in open court before Robert Groves, John Meroney, Noah W. Pittman and James Long ~ Justices of the Inferior Court now sitting as a Court of Ordinary, William Glasgo, a resident in Capt. Watson’s Company District of Georgia Militia in the County of Madison & State of Georgia, aged seventy years, who being first duly sworn by law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by act of Congress passed June 7th 1832. That he enlisted in the army of the United States in the year 1780 with Capt. Race Clicket and served in the third regiment of the Maryland line under the following named officers, to wit, he enlisted under Capt. Race Clicket and was attached to the third regiment of the Maryland line of Troops as before stated ~ from the lapse of time he cannot recollect the name of the Maj. or Col. he first entered under. He joined the regiment at Smiths Close in New Jersey and was marched to West Point under Gen’l Arnold. The summer afterwards Arnold proved traitor. Gen’l Putnam commanded a Bridgade. While stationed at West Point Capt. Smith beat through the line for volunteers to storm Fowler’s Fort on or near the North River not far from New York. He joined said company and marched to the fort when near the fort and nearly at the gate the company was hailed by a Sentry ~ the Captain answered a friend, he was ordered to advance and give the countersign ~ the Capt. advanced and run the Sentry though the body with a spear ~ the fort immediately surrendered. He was also at the storming of Stony Point Fort under Gen’l Wayne ~ he was afterwards marched with a part of the army to the South ~ Gen’l Gates having the command ~ while at the South he was in several skirmishing parties under different officers. A part of the time he was attached to Col. Morgan’s command and was in the battle of the Cowpens ~ he was also at the battle of Guilford in Capt. Gazeway, the whole under the command of Gen’l Greene. He was living in Charles County Maryland when he enlisted. He enlisted about the first of April 1780 and was discharged on the 11th April 1783 by Capt. Gazeway and Col. George Gunby, which said discharge has long since been lost.
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 any agency in any State.

William (x) Glasgo

Sworn to & subscribed the day and year aforesaid.

And the said court do hereby declare their opinion that the above named applicant was Revolutionary soldier and served as he states.

Robert Groves, JIC
John Mironey, JIC
Noah W. Pittman, JIC
James Long, JIC

Madison County

On this seventh day of February in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and fifty four, personally appeared before the Inferior Court held in and for said County and State in open court, Mrs. Elizabeth Glasgow a resident of the County and State aforesaid, aged fifty-two years, who being first duly sworn according to law does on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Law of the United States passed the 3rd of February 1853 granting pensions to the widows of persons who served in the War of the Revolution. That she is the widow of William Glasgow dec’d who was a private in the Maryland Militia in the War of the Revolution and a pensioner of the United States under the act of 1832 at the rate of Eighty dollars per annum and who was a resident of the County of Madison and State of Georgia.
She further states that she was married to the said William Glasgow on the 9th day of February eighteen hundred and thirty five 1835, that her said husband died on the      day of February eighteen hundred and forty-six. That she was not married to him prior to the second day of January eighteen hundred but at the time above stated, that there is no record of their marriage either public or private and she further declares that she is now a widow.

Elizabeth (x) Glasgow

Sworn to and subscribed in open court on the day and year first above written before us Justices of said court.

R. H. Bullock, JIC
W. H. Griffith, JIC
Ranford E. Hitchcock, JIC

Madison County

On this 1 th day of April 1855 before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace in and for the County and State aforesaid, personally appeared Elizabeth Glasgow aged fifty three years a resident of the County and State aforesaid who made oath in due form of law that she is the identical Elizabeth Glasgow to whom, under the provisions of an act of Feb 3 1853, a pension of eighty dollars per annum has been allowed for the services of her late husband Wm. Glasgow a private of the Revolutionary War and late of the County and State aforesaid. She further states that her pension certificate under the aforesaid act of Feb 3 1853 is numbered      bears date fourth day of August 1854 and is made payable Agency in Savannah Georgia by James J. Moore, Esq. payable on the 4th September and 4th March recorded in the pension office on the Roll of Pensioners under act Feb. 3 1853, page 157, vol. A. She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the Bounty Land to which she may be entitled under the act of 3 March 1855 never having received or known herself entitled or made application under any previous act of Congress. In evidence of her marriage and proof of service of her said husband she respectfully refers to the proofs heretofore addressed now on file in the Pension Office and upon which her annuity as aforesaid was granted. That since being placed on the list of Revolutionary Pensioners she has not intermarried but continues the widow of the said William Glasgow.

Elizabeth (x) Glasgo

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