Pension Application of William Williams: W3747
Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris
On this thirteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and thirty two personally appeared before me David Boggs
one of the associate Judges of the Court of Common pleas in and for the County
of Gallia aforesaid William Williams resident of Walnut Township in Gallia
County and State of Ohio aforesaid aged Seventy four years and upwards, who
being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following
declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June the
7th 1832. That he entered the service of the
Question Where and in what year was you born?
Ans I was born in
Quest have you any record of your age?
Ans– I have a record as given me by my mother.
Quest Where were you living when called into the service?
Quest Where have you lived since the revolutionary war and where do you now live?
Ans– I lived in
Quest. Was you drafted
Ans I was drafted
Quest State the names of some of the regular officers who were with the troops where you served. Such Continental & Militia regiments as you can recollect and the general circumstances of your service?
Ans General Greene Commanded the troops, and it is so long since I cannot remember particularly more than I have previously stated
Quest did you ever receive a discharge from the service if so by whom was it given?
Ans I did receive a discharge & think it was given by the quarter master sergent I think his names was Monk
Quest What became of your discharge
Ans I sold it as I before stated
Quest do you know of any person or persons in your present neighbourhood, who can testify any thing as to your service as a soldier of the revolution?
Ans I think Mr Samuel Boggs & Mrs Eleanor Boggs have some knowledge as to my return from the service
I William Williams do hereby relinquish every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declare that my name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state as I never have before applied for a pension William hisXmark Williams
NOTE: On 29 Jul 1848 Mary Willliams, 73, applied for a pension stating that she married William Williams in May 1795, possibly on the 21st, at her father’s home in Greenbrier County VA (now WV). She stated that William Willliams died 23 Aug 1832. On 17 Apr 1855 she applied for bounty land, giving her age as 78