Pension Application of Philip Anglin: R225
Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris
Henry County State of Virginia to Wit
On this 9th day of April 1834 personally appeared before Jno Dillard a justice of the peace for the County of Henry aforesaid and as such a member of the County Court of Henry County aforesaid (the same being a court of record) Philip Anglin Sr a resident in the said County of Henry and State of Virginia aged ninety one years who being first 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. That early after the commencement of the Revolutionary War the tories having committed many depredations one Capt. Deish[?] raised a volunteer company of which this declarant became a member: in which company he served for three weeks as well as he now recollects in suppressing the tories– He does not recollect the year– After this in the year 1779 as well as he now recollects he marched from the place where he now resides in the County Henry–which was then a part of Pittsylvania County [sic: see note below] under Capt James Shelton against the tories who had become very troublesome & were committing many depredations on the Virginia & North Carolina lines, and served under the said Capt James Shelton a tour of three months. He recollects that he was stationed a part of the time at a place called the Flower Gap in the Allegheny Mountains [sic: see note] which at that time was a place of rendezvous and shelter for the tories – Here after his term expired he was discharged and he thinks that no written discharge was given to any of the company – If any was given to him he has lost & totally forgotten it– For evidence of this service he refers to the affidavit of Stephen King marked #A & hereto annexed who was with this declarant during the said tour– He further states that sometime after his said discharge & return home, he was called out by Colo Abraham Penn then as well as this declarant recollects the Lieutenant of the County & marched with & under the said Colo Abraham Penn against the tories into North Carolina on the Yadkin River where it was understood the tories had collected in great force. A few days before our arrival the tories had dispersed, and we marched up the County & were stationed at several places in the tory settlements where we remained until they were dispersed and subdued – and after the expiration of his tour of three months which he served was discharged– He received no written discharge as well as he recollects– He states particularly that he expected to prove the service of this tour by Major Peter Hairston of the County of Stokes in North Carolina, and for that purpose sent his son Robert Anglin to the house of said Hairston whom he found on his death bed– He refers to the affidavit of Major William Carter of the County of Patrick in Virginia hereto annexed marked #B for the best evidence he can now furnish of the facts – He states also that he served two small tours one in guarding the prisoners taken at King’s Mountain on their way to Charlottesville in Virginia, the other the prisoners taken at the Cowpens– he escorted the prisoners in each instance some distance and was employed about twelve or fifteen days in both instances– He was never in the Army composed either of the Continental or Virginia line & therefore state no officers with whom he was acquainted other than those with whom he marched–
He states that he was born on the 20th of December 1742 in the County of Albemarle in Virginia– he has the time of his birth on a small piece of paper used by his father as a kind of family register– When called in service he lived where he now does in the County of Henry then a part of Pittsylvania. he removed from the County of Albemarle when he was about twenty years of age & lived in Amherst & Bedford till he was about thirty years of age when he removed to his present place of residence in Henry then part of Pittsylvania where he resided ever since– He is known to the Honbl N H Claiborne now a member of Congress from this district– to Genl John Dillard, George Hairston Esq – West Dandridge of the County of Henry to Colo. Greensvill Penn of the County of Patrick and many others in the said Counties of Henry and Patrick–
He hereby relinquishes every claim 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, or (if any) only on that of the agency of the State of Virginia Philip hisXmark Anglin
Henry County was formed in 1776 and therefore not a part of Pittsylvania County during Anglin’s service. Flower Gap is on the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the border of the present counties of Carroll and Patrick (formed from Henry in 1791).