Pension Application of Parker Lucas: S8868
Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris
State of Virginia SS
On this 25th day of September 1832 Personally appeared in Open Court before the Justices of the Court of Giles County now sitting Parker Lucas a resident of the County of Giles in the State of Virginia, aged Seventy five 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 in the summer of 1777 he entered the service of the United States as he believes under Capt Thomas Burk [or Burke] in the then County of Montgomery, who then commanded a Company of soldiers for the protection of the frontier settlers of the County of Montgomery from the depredation of the Indians – and was stationed at Hatfields fort and in that Company he performed the duties of Scout or Spy. That he continued in that Company & served for three months – when he was again called into the service of the United States in the year 1778 under the command of John Lucas Capt. and stationed at a place known by the name of Cubertsons bottom on New River at which place he served three months. And in the year of 1779 he was again called into the service and stationed on Rich Creek [in present Monroe County WV] (under the command of Capt’n Michael Woods.) at a place called & known by “Woods fort” at which place he performed three months service, from which place he was called upon to go to the Lead Mines [at Fort Chiswell in Wythe County VA] & guard them from falling into the possession of the British & Tories – from the Lead mines he was marched to the Moravian Towns [near present Winston-Salem] in North Carolina as a guard to the waggons loaded with lead for the use of the Army of the United States and was in service at the Lead mines & as a guard to the Lead waggons when he was discharged which discharge he has 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 or agency of any state
[signed] Parker Lucas
NOTE: On the pension certificated is the not that Lucas died 27 March 1835.