Pension Application of Jacob Harmon: R4620

Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris

 

State of Ky

Garrard County Sct

On this 18th day of November 1832 personally appeared before me M. Briant[?] a justice of the peace in and for the county afd Jacob Harmon a resident of the afd county aged 77 years the 2d day of March last, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on oath, make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed 7th June 1832.

That he volunteered in the state of Virginia in the county of Battertout [sic: Botetourt] (afterwards a part of it made Montgomery county) in the year 1774 in the service of the united states for six months, under Capn Walter Crockett, the name of his Majr. he has forgotten. Wm. Christy [sic: Christian] was his Col. and Gel. [Andrew] Lewis was the Gel, John Draper was the Leiutenant of his company. He was marched to the West, and was in the hard battle with Indians on the Ohio River, called the Battle of the Point [Point Pleasant], fought on the 10th day of Octor 1774. He was wounded on that expedition on his return home by an accidental discharge of a gun, and is now unable to walk in consequence of it. He has no Documentary evidence of his services, nor does he know a living witness by whom he can establish his services. He served out his time faithfully, but if he ever had any discharge he does not know what has become of it. 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 the Agency of any state or of the united states [signed] Jacob Harmon