Pension Application of Jacob Meadows: S9412

                        Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris


State of Virginia and County of Giles towit

            On this 31st day of July 1832 personally appeared in open court before the Justices of the peace for the said County Court of Giles being a Court of record now sitting Jacob Meadows a resident of the County of Giles and state of virginia aged Sixty nine 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 the 7th June 1832  that he entered the Service of the United States as a private and a substitute for conrad Fudges[?] under the following officers and in the virginia malatia under Capn Croker and Colo William Noll [or William Nolle] in the year 1781 and for the term of three months in the first tower  that he was engaged in various skirmishes between the tories & english in the neighbourhood of Norfolk and Portsmouth. he resided in the County of Rockingham and State of virginia and entered as a substitute for the first tower in the same. The Second Tower was for three months and he again returned as a substitute for Adam HandBurger[?] in a few days and he was at the Siege of york town and under the command of Capt’n Richard Ragan [or Reagon or Reagan] of the County & State aforesaid to wit Rockingham County virginia and under Colo Noll and afterward Colo Darke and he was under the command of Genl Lafayette and did duty in Erecting the breast works at yorktown and under the command of Genl washington and that he was discharged at yorktown but has no documentary evidence of the same and never had  he hereby relinquishes every claim whatsoever to a pention or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pention role of the agency of any state or teritory whatsoever                      Jacob Meadows


Giles County to wit and state of Virginia

On this 31st day of December in the year 1832 personally appeared in open court being a court of record Jacob Meadows. In order to amend his declaration in conformity with the instructions returned from the war department. and seeing that all the regulations are complied with except the 5 inquiry which relates to the precise length of time of his second tower of duty. Being first duly sworn doth make the following statement on that subject. The second tower began on the 19th day of July 1781. and was for the term of three month’s  he however continued in the service until two day’s after the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown which was on the 19th day of October 1781, as stated in the annexed declaration

Sworn to and subscribed this 31st day of December 1832                  [signed] Jacob Meadows


This day Thomas Walker [pension application S6339] personally appeared in open court and made oath that he was a soldier in the companies and redgmts with Jacob Meadow’s as stated in the annexed declaration  that he knew the said Meadow’s wile he was his companion & acquaintance and distinctly recollects the time as stated by the above [one or two illegible words] amendment by Jacob Meadow’s is correct as is the statement of the first Tower in the declaration mentioned. Sworn to and subscribed this 31rd day of December 8132 in             [signed] Thomas Walker