Leonard Pigman

Revolutionary Pension Application of Leonard Pigman

Law Order Book 6, Page 45
June 2, 1818

The following persons who reside in the county of Russell wishing to become pensioners under the act of Congress of the 18th of March last, entitled "An Act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval services of the United States", declared on oath as follows:

Leonard Pigman declared that he enlisted with Capt. George Stewart, in the North Carolina line in the United States Service as a private, he enlisted in the County of Chatham, the regiment he served in was commanded by Colo. John Butler; that he was in the battle of Stone and in several skirmishes against the tories; that he was discharged by Colo. Butler near the town of Augusta in Georgia having served upward of nine months. He also declared that he is 70 years of age and is in indigent circumstances.

It also appears to the satisfaction of the court that the afforesaid applicants are persons of good credit as witnesses, and that they served in the Revolutionary War against the common enemy; and it was also satisfactorily proven to the court that the said John Ferral, Leonard Pigman, Carlton Keeling, John Sykes, Abraham Childers, James Berry, Charles Sexton and Jacob Hess according to the report of their neighbors previous to the passage of the said Act of Congress had served as soldiers in the Revolutionary War; All which is ordered to be certified to the Secretary of the Department of War.

This information was submitted by Michael A. Dye.
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