Pension Application of John Emmons: S46440
Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris
At a Court of Quarterly Session continued and held for the county of Montgomery at the court house on the 8th day of November
On this 8th day of November 1831, personally appeared in open court being a court of record for the county of Montgomery aforesaid; John Emmons a resident in said county aged about sixty eight years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the provisions made by the act of Congress of the 18th of March 1818 and the 1st of May 1820. That he the said John Emmons enlisted for the whole war and until its termination in the year 1780 or 1781 in the State of Virginia in the company commanded by Captain Hughes (being a company of cavalry) in the Regiment commanded by Colonel White and Major Swain[?] in the line of the state of Virginia on continental establishment. That he continued to serve in the said corps of Cavalry until the conclusion of the revolution in the year 1783, (as well as he remembers) when he was discharged from said service at Winchester in Virginia by Captain Moran under the order of General Morgan. That he was in several skirmishes and small encounters with the enemy. That his name has never as yet been on the pension list; and in pursuance of the act of Congress of 1st May 1820. I do solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th of March 1818 and that I have not since that time by gift sale or in any manner disposed of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby so to diminish it, as to bring myself within the provisions of an act of congress entitled “An act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and 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 an income other than what is contained in the Schedule hereto annexed and by me subscribed. Schedule of the whole estate, either real or personal of John Emmons to wit. One set of Carpenters tools worth $25 at this time, one bed and bedding some small household and kitchen furniture worth probably $20. [signed] John Emmons
The said Emmons is by occupation a carpenter, his family are all [word illegible] he is old and very infirm. The above statements were sworn to and declared on this 8th day of November 1831. before the county court of Montgomery in the State of Virginia. And it is ordered to be certified to the Secretary of the war department of the United States, that it appeared to the satisfaction of the said court that the said John Emmons did serve in the revolutionary war as stated in the preceding declaration against the common enemy from the year 1781 until after the close of the war on continental establishment. And it is further ordered to be certified that the total amount of the value of his property is Forty five dollars being the property mentioned in the foregoing schedule.
John Hacket being first sworn in open court, deposeth and saith that he is a pensioner on the General Government as a soldier of the revolution, and has been on the pension list 8 or 9 years; That he is personally acquainted with John Emmons of Montgomery and has known him from about the year 1780. until this time, that he knows that the said Emmons belonged to Colo. White’s regiment of Cavalry and that he saw him in service in the state of Georgia and that the said Emmons was in a small skirmish against the common enemy at the widow Givens’s about four miles from Savannah which was in the year 1782; after the surrender of Lord Cornwallis This deponent having seen him during the skirmish and being personally well acquainted with the said Emmons and that the said John Emmons is at present a poor and infirm old man; and further this deponent saith not; this 8th day of November 1831. John Hacket.
Boling Rogers being first sworn in open court being a court of record for Montgomery county and state of Virginia saith that he is well acquainted with John Emmons and has known him ever since their boyhood, that he saw him in Colo. Whites regiment of Cavalry (after the surrender of Lord Cornwallis) in the state of Georgia. That he had previously seen him under the command of Colonel Phebacker [sic: Christian Febiger] in the Brigade of General Steuben [sic: Baron von Steuben]; That he has frequently seen him while he was in the said service as a soldier; and that he the said Boling Rogers is, and has been a pensioner of the General Government as a soldier of the revolution for 6 or 7 years. That he knows that Emmons enlisted as a soldier for and [word illegible] the conclusion of the said Revolutionary war; and that he was called very frequently Ammons by the officers, that he knew him well, as they were friends from their boyhood, and that for 40 years, they have lived in the county, and further this deponent saith not. Boling his X mark Rogers
NOTE: There are transcriptions of the pension applications of John Hacket(t) (S37979) and Boling Rogers (W1491).