Revolutionary War Pensioner

 Augustin Sims


Revolutionary War Pensioner
Barry County, Smith Twp., Missouri Census 1840

1840 Pensioners of Rev. War Census
Augustin Sims, age 78

Listed in 1840 in the E. T. Morris household.

Copy of letter to Reed F. Rush of Vernon, KY, inquiring about Augustin Sims from the War Dept. dated Jul. 7, 1926.

Sir:
I have to advise you from the papers in the Revolutionary War pension claim S. 32520, it appears that Augustin Sims was born May 27, 1763, place not stated.


While residing in Henry Co., VA, he enlisted in 1781 and served three months as private in Captain George Harston's Company, Colonels Abraham Penn's and Tucker's Virginia Regiment, and in Colonel Lee's Legion of Light Horse, and was in the battles of Wrights Bluff, Friday's Fort, and Fort Motte.


He enlisted in July 1781 and served three months as private in Captain Hayman (Haman) Crite's Company, Colonel Richardson's Virginia Regiment.


He was allowed pension on his application executed Mar. 3, 1834, while a resident of Morgan Co., IL.


In 1843, he stated that he moved to Dade Co., MO, to be with his children, no names stated.


In 1844, he was living in Jasper Co., MO; and in 1848 he moved to Macoupin Co., IL, to be with his children, no names given.


The above noted Augustin Sims is the only soldier of that name found on the Revolutionary War records of this Bureau.


Respectfully,
Winfield Scott
Commissioner.

Submitted by: Phyllis Long

 

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