Pension Application of Boling and Naomi Burk Rogers: W1491

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VirginiaMontgomery CountySolicit,

††††††††††† On this 14th day of April 1824. personally appeared in open court, being a court of record for the county of Montgomery aforesaid Boling Rogers resident in said county aged about Sixty one years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the provision made by the acts of Congress on the 18th of March 1818 and the first of May 1820. That he the said Boling Rogers enlisted to serve during the war of the revolution, about the fifteenth of July in the year 1778 (as well as he remembers) in the county of Henrico in the state of Virginia in the company commanded by Captain Joseph Scott in the regiment commanded by Colonel William Davis in the line of the state of Virginia ___ regiment, on continental establishment; That he continued to serve in said Corps under various changes of officers until some time in the year 1782 (as well as he remembers) after the termination of the war aforesaid when he was discharged from the said service at Charleston in the state of South Carolina. That he was not engaged in any of the memorable battles of the revolution though he was in many skirmishes & was in the whole of the siege of York from its commencement to the surrender of Cornwallis. And that he has no other evidence of his said service except the affidavit accompanying this declaration. And in pursuance of the act of the first of May 1820 I do solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March 1818 and that I have not by gift, sale or in any manner since that time disposed of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring myself within the provision of an act of Congress entitled ďAn act to provide for certain persons engaged in the Land & naval service of the United States in the revolutionary war passed on the 18th day of March 1818, and that I have not nor has any person in trust for me any property or securities contracts or debts due to me, nor have I any income other than what is contained in the schedule hereto annexed & by me subscribed; Schedule of the whole estate of Boling Rogers both real and personal; Land 70 acres, personal property three head of horned cattle, one sheep, seven head of hogs, one pot & one oven, Two axesThree hoes, one mattock, Two old plows, one collar[?], a little indifferent building & wearing apparel. Debts and claims due to said Boling Rogers, a judgment against James Moore for $50 and the costs of suit.

a note & claim upon same for ††††††††††† ††††††††††† $90}

a claim upon Jeremiah Scantling[?] for††††††††††† $18} absconded

a claim upon Geo Woolwine for about††††††††††† $25} debtors

a claim against Jacob Goss for†††††† ††††††††††† $16}

A claim against Solomon Davis for†††††† ††††††††††† $10.60

A claim on John Muncy for†††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††† 7.50

††††††††††† ††††††††††† Boling hisXmark Rogers


NOTE: On 27 Feb 1849 in Montgomery County VA Naomi Rogers, 75 on the following 27 Oct, applied for a pension stating that she had married Boling (AKA Boldwing) Rogers on 8 Feb 1798, and that he died 25 Nov 1841. The file includes a copy of a bond signed by Bowling Rogers and Moses Winters[?] on 8 Feb 1798 in Montgomery County for the marriage of Rogers to Naomi Burk. A typed summer in the file states that in 1866 Naomi Rogers was living in Montgomery County with her son-in-law Philip Woolwine.