Pension Application of Marshall Burton: S37251

                        Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris

 

Virginia towit

            At a Court held for Giles County on Tuesday the 28th day of September 1819

            Personally appeared before the Court Marshal Burton aged sixty years Resident in the County of Giles and state of Virginia who being 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 Intituled an act to provide for Certain persons Ingaged in the land and navel service of the united states in the Revolutionary war

            that he the said Marshal Burton inlisted for the term of three years under Captain Jonathan Langdon In Shenandoah County In the state of Virginia, on the first day of march 1777 which Company was attached to the twelfth Regiment of Virginia in the Virginia line which Regiment was commanded by Colo James Wood which Regiment was attached to the brigade Commanded by Genl Scot [sic: Charles Scott] on Continental Establishment, and that he the said Marshal Burton continued to serve in that Corps and in the service of the united states for three years the term of his inlistment when he was discharged at Cumberland old Court house in the state Virginia which discharge he the said Burton let one John Waller have soon after he was discharged  he the said Marshal Burton then inlisted again for Eighteen months under Captain     Booker in the Virginia Artillary which was Commanded by Genl. Knox and continued in that service untill the end of the war when he was discharged  he the said Marshal Burton was in the battle of Graves hill and at the battle of Iron hill [in Delaware, 3 Sep 1777] and in the battle of Brandywine [11 Sep 1777] and in the battle of Jermantown [sic: Germantown, 4 Oct 1777] and in the battle of Stony Point [NY, 15 Jul 1779] and in the battle at Petersburgh [sic: Petersburg, 25 Apr 1781] and In the Seige of York at the taking of Cornwallis [19 Oct 1781] and that he is in reduced circumstances and stands in need of the assistance of his Country for support. he the said Marshal Burton knows of no one by whom he can prove the services

 

Virginia  Giles County towit

            On this 30th day of May 1821 personally appeared in open court being a court of record because it has power to fine and imprison and proceeds according to the course of Common law with a Jurisdiction unlimited in point of amount keeping a record of its proceedings and has been Solemnly adjudged so by the Superior tribunals of this State  Marshal Burton aged Sixty one years resident in the County of Giles in the State of Virginia who being first duly Sworn according to law doth on his oath declare that he sarved in the Revolutionary war four years and six months as follows towit that he enlisted as a private under Captain Jonathan Langdon of the 12 Regiment Commanded by Colo James wood in Genl Scott’s Brigade in the Virginia line on the first day of march 1777 and that he sarved in the Revolutionary war untill the fall after the surrender of Cornwallis and was discharged at Cumberland Courthouse Virginia by Genl Mulingburg [sic: Peter Muhlenberg] which said discharge is not now in his possession and that he was in seven battles towit in the battle at graves hill  Iron hill  Brandywine  Jermantown  Stony point  the battle at Petersburg in virginia and at the taking of Cornwallis at Little york and he dose Solemnly Sware that he was a resedent Citizen of the United States on the 18th day of march 1818 and that he has not since that time by Gift Sale or in any manner disposed of his property or any part thereof with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring himself within the provisions of an act of Congress entitled an act to provide for certain persons ingaged in the land and navel service of the united states in the revolutionary war passed on the 18th day of march 1818 and that he has not nor has any person in trust for him any property or securities contracts or debts due to him nor has he any Income other then what is contained in the schedule hereto annexed and by him subscribed (towit)

two head of cattle two years old this spring   his occupation was a farmer while he had health & strength to pursue but now he is old and infirm and not able to support himself by Labour  he has a wife that is old and no family that lives with him and that he made a former declaration of his services and obtained a pension warrant or Certificate No 16577 and has Rec’d forty dollars of Pension money  Sworn to & declared on the 30th day of may 1821 in open court

            and the Court are of the opinion that the total amount in value of the property scheduled in the aforesaid Schedule is Eight dollars