Pension Application of George Ewing: W9

                        Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris

 

The State of Tennessee}         County Court

Blount County}                        September Session 1832

On this 28th day of September 1832 personally appeared in open court, before the worshipful Court now sitting for the County aforesaid George Eweing resident in the County and State aforesaid aged 72. since February last who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of an act of Congress passed 7th June 1832

            That he entered the service of the United States and served as hereinafter stated

I.C.[?]    In Montgomery County State of Virginia applicant at 18 years of age on the [blank] day of March 1778. was drafted to serve and Eighteen months tour, and performed by a substitution and on the [blank] day of [blank] 1778 and was mustered into service at a place appointed for that purpose in said County of Montgomery under the command of Lieutenant James Crawford, & marched to guard the frontier Station on the head Clinch river in Virginia & remained at that place in service until the three months for which applicant volunteered had expired then returned home – and then on the [blank] day of in the Spring of 1779. volunteered for no definite length of time as there were tories in the County we volunteered to suppress the tories and fight & and do all other services enforced on the soldery of the United States army and marched to the Led mines on New [sic: lead mines on New River in Wythe County VA] under the command of Capt Love  regiment Col. William Campbell and rendevoused at & about the said Led mines some time until the army collected together, and then took the line of march and went to the head of New River in persuit of the tories, we then returned home, and were ordered out in our own County to suppress the tories & took the prisoners and disarmed them and guarded them until they were tried. Then on the [blank] day of [blank] in the year ‘80 applicant Joined the cavalry and was mustered into service in the Cavalry line under the command of Capt Isaac Campbell who had about 100 men under his command and marched us to various places some times in the state of Virginia & some times in North Carolina, and in that State we had a scrimage with the Brittish on the reedy fork of Haw River [at Wetzel’s Mill]. Applicant was wounded  Col. [William] Preston & does not recollect the day of the month of this scrimmage but it was in the year 781 [sic: 6 March 1781]. Applicant was then detached & sent off to Moraviantown [sic: Bethabara at present Winston-Salem NC] with the wounded & remained there some time say until after the Battle at Guilford [sic: Battle of Guilford Courthouse, 15 March 1781] until the wounded were able to travel. applicant then returned home. that was applicants last tour of service, and all his services in the revolutionary war was for between 2 and three years in actual Applicant has no discharge nor has he any documentary evidence wherby he can authenticate the same, nor has he any living witness whereby he can prove his services – nor can he in any way prove the same unless by his own oath

            He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any state territory or agency of any of the states of this union            [signed] George Ewing

 

NOTE: In Blounty County TN on 4 March 1844 Margaret Ewing applied for a pension as the widow of George Ewing who died 4 July 1840. The file includes original pages from a family record and other papers stating that George Ewing was born 3 Feb 1760 and on 3 Jan 1786 married Margaret Caldwell, who was born 13 Feb 1765. Names and dates of other family members are also included.