Thomas Barnett's War of 1812 Military Service

~ IN MEMORY OF ~

Thomas Barnett, Pvt.


Company B Capt. Jehu Stephens' Infantry, Col. Samuel Wear's Regiment, E TN Volunteers, War of 1812

NOTE: The following records were transcribed by Sandra N. Ratledge and typed into html for my website only. Do not copy and upload this on other websites or blogs of any kind, or attach any pages to online family trees of any kind, or print in publications. See copyright notice below. Photocopies of all original records above were purchased 9 Jul 1976 from Military Service Records Division, GSA, National Archives, Washington, DC and have been transcribed completely and typed into html by Sandra Ratledge, great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Davis) Barnett.

VITAL STATS
b 1792 (NC?) d 11 Nov 1882 Jalapa, Monroe CO, TN (burial site unknown)
Thomas Barnett's family group record

MILITARY RECORDS
Military records show that he was mustered into aforementioned company as a private on 23 Sep 1813 at Knoxville, TN, discharged 31 Dec 1813, and received $26.13 for his service at $8 per month.


THOMAS BARNETT'S AFFIDAVIT FOR BOUNTY LAND
State of Tennessee
County of Polk

On this the twenty-fifth day of January AD one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one personally appeared before me Soloman Summy a Justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths within and for said county and state aforesaid Thomas Barnett, aged fifty-six or seven years a resident of Polk County in the state of Tennessee, who being duly sworn according to Law declares that he is the identical same Thomas Barnett who was a private soldier in the Company commanded by Captain Jehu Stephens No. of Regiment not recollected but was one of the East Tennessee Mounted Volunteers. In the war declared against Great Britain by the United States on the 18th day of June 1812, that he volunteered in Maryville Blount County East Tenn. on or about the twenty-second day of September A.D. 1813 for the term of three months and continued in actual service in said war for the term of three months and nine days and was honorably discharged in Blount County on or about the first day of January A.D. 1814, as will appear from the Muster Rolls and Returns of said Company having lost or misplaced his said Certificate of Discharge. He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which he may be entitled under the act granting bounty land, to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the Military Service of the United States passed September 28th day 1850.

Thomas Barnett (his mark)

Test.
Robt. N. Fleming
Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and date above stated and I herby certify that believe the said Thomas Barnett to be the identical man who served as aforesaid and that he is of the age above stated and a man of truth.
S. Summy
Justice of the Peace for Polk Co

NOTE: Thomas Barnett received bounty land warrant # 21893 for 80 acres, 9 Oct 1855, Benton, TN.


SUPPORTING AFFIDAVIT FOR BOUNTY LAND
State of Tennessee
County of Polk

On the twenty-fifth day of January AD 1851, personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace within and for said county, John Douglas who being duly sworn according to Law saith that he was in the service of the United States in the year 1813 & part of 1814 as a Private attached to the Company of Captain Jehu Stephens in the within Declaration mentioned that he was and yet is personally well acquainted with Thomas Barnett who makes and signs the within Declaration and that he served the within described tour with him and that he is the identical same Thomas Barnett who was a private attached to and belonging to said Company as he has set forth in his said Declaration.
Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year first above written
John Douglas
Sworn and subscribed before me this date above written
S. Summy JP

State of Tennessee
County of Polk

I Emmons P. Douglas Clerk of the County Court for Polk County certify that Esqr. before whom the foregoing declaration and affidavits were made is and was at the time of signing the same an acting Justice of the Peace for Polk County duly elected commissioned and qualified that his signature appears in his own proper handwriting and is genuine and that full faith and credit are due all his official acts as such.
In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and Seal of office at office in Benton this day of 1851
E P Douglas, Clk [official seal for Polk CO, TN]

The Commissioner of Pensions will please forward my Warrant to E. B. Grayson of Washington DC who as my agent will receive the same and transmit it to me he having Special Contract therefor.
This 25 day of January 1851
Thomas Barnett (his mark)


THOMAS BARNETT'S AFFIDAVIT FOR ADDITIONAL BOUNTY LAND
State of Tennessee
County of Polk

On this 24th day of March A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty-five personally appeared before me Wm Morgan a Justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths, within and for the County and State aforesaid, Thomas Barnett who says he is about sixty-six years old, who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Thomas Barnett who served as a private volunteer in the company commanded by Captain Henry Stephens if I mistake not in his given name in the Regiment the No. of which he does not recollect also does not recollect the commanding Colonel's name. That he volunteered in the East Tennessee Infantry to subdue the Creek Indians. That he volunteered in Blount County Tennessee about the first of volunteering for said war he also does not recollect the date. Volunteered for the term of three months and was mustered into service in Maryville Blount County Tennessee and continued in actual service for about the term of three months and nine days and was honorably discharged at Knoxville, Tennessee where he drew his pay for service, an account of not being longer wanted as will appear from the muster rolls of said company. That he received a written discharge from his captain. He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the Bounty Land to which he may be entitled under the act granting additional Bounty Land to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States approved March 3rd 1855. And he refers to his former declaration made under the act of 28th September 1850 upon which he having legally transferred and disposed of is not within his power now to return the number of said land warrant not recollected. He further declares that he has not received a warrant for Bounty Land under any other act of Congress nor made any application therefore than the one above referred to made under the act of 1850, upon which he obtained said land warrant for 80 acres and the one now presented.

Thomas Barnett (his mark)

Sworn and subscribed before me the day and year above written. And I hereby certify that I believe the said Thomas Barnett who is now present and who signs and executes the above declaration to be the identical man who served as aforesaid. And that he is of the age above stated. And that I am not interested in said claim.
Wm Morgan
Justice of the Peace

State of Tennessee
Polk County

On this 24th day of March 1855 personally appeared before me Josiah Hughes and W. R. Smith citizens of the county and state aforesaid who being duly sworn depose and say they are acquainted with Thomas Barnett and that he is the person now present and signs and executes the within declaration.
W. R. Smith
Josiah Hughes (their signatures)
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 24th day of March 1855. And I certify that the said are creditable and respectable citizens.
Wm Morgan
Justice of the Peace

State of Tennessee
Polk County

I Emmons P. Douglas clerk of the County Court for said county certify that William Morgan Esq whose official signature appears to the foregoing declaration and affidavit is and was at the time of signing the same an acting Justice of the Peace within and for said county duly elected commissioned and qualified that his signature is in his own proper handwriting and is genuine and that full faith and credit are due all his official acts as such.
In testimony of which I hereto set my hand and seal of office at office in Benton April 4th 1855
E P Douglas clk


THOMAS BARNETT'S DECLARATION FOR PENSION,
UNDER ACT OF FEBRUARY 14, 1871
WAR OF 1812

State of Tennessee
County of Monroe

The declaration of Thomas Barnett, a resident of the town of ___, in the county of Monroe, in the state of Tennessee setting forth: I am married; my wife's name was Elizabeth Davis, to whom I was married at Athens, Tenn on the ___ day of ___ 18-- I am the identical Thomas Barnett, who under that name served in the military services of the United States as a private in Captain Jehu Stephens' company of the ___ regiment of volunteers in the said service at Maryville, in the State of Tennessee on or about the ___ day of ___, A. D. 181-, for the period of three months; and was honorably discharged at Knoxville, in the State of Tennessee, on or about the ___ day of ___, A. D. 181-, having continued in said service for more than sixty days. I further declare that I am not in receipt of a pension, nor have I made application for a pension, except as above I drew a land warrant for ___ acres, went first to the Hiawassee Garison thence to the Lookout thence "to coosy and helpin to defend? fort strawder."

By reason of the premises, I ask to be placed on the pension rolls of the United States, in pursuance of the provisions of the act of Congress, approved February 14th, 1871, granting pensions to certain soldiers, &c.

I further declare that, at no time during the late rebellion against the authority of the United States, did I give adherence to the cause of the enemies thereof; nor have I at any time given or rendered unto such enemies any aid or comfort whatsoever, nor have I at any time exercised the functions of any office whatsoever, under any authority or pretended authority in hostility to the United States.

I further do solemnly declare, in the presence of Almighty God, that I will henceforth faithfully support, protect, and defend the Contstitution of the United States, and the Union of the States thereunder.

I hereby appoint Chipman, Hosmer & CO, of Washington, D. C., my attorneys to prosecute this claim in my behalf, with power of substitution and revocation.

My post office address is Jalapa, county of Monroe, State of Tennessee.

Thomas Barnett (his mark)

Two witnesses to signature

B. P. Neujan?
John O. Ray

Also personally appeared A. M. Bouman and David Baker, residents of Monroe, State of Tennessee, who being duly sworn say: we were present and saw Thomas Barnett, the claimant make his mark to the foregoing declaration; we have every reason to believe from the appearance of said declarant and our acquaintance with him, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be. That at no time during the late rebellion against the authority of the United States, did he adhere to the cause of the enemies of the Government, nor did he give or render unto such enemies any aid or comfort. And that we have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

A. M. Bowman
David Baker (their signatures)

Personally came the declarant, Thomas Barnett, and upon oath, by me administered, in due form of law, solemnly stated the truth of the facts and thing contained in the foregoing declaration; and in like manner, upon his oath, duly administered, acknowledged the binding force and effect upon him, of the oaths therein contained, and in my presence, and in the presence of his witnesses, subscribed his name thereto.

I hereby certify that the declarant is the person he represents himself to be; that his witnesses are respectable, and entitled to credit, and that the contents of the declaration and affidavits were read over and explained to the declarant and his witnesses before execution thereof. I am not interested in the premises.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and affixed the seal of my office, which is the seal of a court of record, this the 17th day of April, A. D., 1871.
A. T. Hicks Clerk C. C.

NOTE: Thomas Barnett received pension certificate # 13234, dated 28 Feb 1872, at $8 monthly commencing 14 Feb 1871. It was consolidated with his widow's pension # 42664 on 23 Feb 1883.


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