Pension Application of Abraham Sink: S6103

Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris

 

Virginia Franklin County Sct

On this 1st day of October 1832 personally appeared in open court before the justices of Franklin County court now siting Abraham Sink born in North Hampton [sic: Northampton] County Pennsylvania aged seventy one years the 12th of next Feby 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 7th June 1832. That he entered the service of the United States during the war of the revolution under the officers named hereafter and served as stated herein. That some time in 1778 in Chester county pennsylvania he enlisted into the service of the United States in a company of light horse commanded by Capt Bartholoma Van Hair and served the three years for which he enlisted faithfully and was discharged in the year 1781. at the expiration of his term of service at Reeding [sic: Reading] pennsylvania

that throughout his term of service was attached principally to the life guards of Gen値 Washington by whom he was frequently sent with letters to Gen値 [Anthony] Wayne Gen値 [Arthur] St. Clair Lord Sterling [sic: William Alexander, Lord Stirling] (Gen値 Mulenburg [sic: Peter Muhlenberg] who like this applicant he believes to have been of german or the descendant of a german) and also to Gen値 [Israel] Putnam at a post up north river. he remembers a great many officer痴 in Gen値 Washingtons army. he remembers Colo Smith & Maj池 Hamilton two of Gen値 Washingtons aids also a volunteer aid named Washington. In advancing to an attack on the british in the Jerseys in the night time accidentally received a wound in his face which caused him to be taken from the field and carried to a hospital where he long remained. the scar of the wound will remain on his face for life, while in the hospital from the effect of the wound he believes he became very deaf and this deafness remains on him yet. his hearing is not extinguished but it is very nearly so it requires uncommonly loud voice to make him understand what is said to him. Stephen Sink formerly of Chester Pennsylvania but now living in Franklin county Va know of his entering the army and also of his return when he had served his time out he has been recognized lately in the presence of sundry persons by a Soldier who served with him in the Jerseys but unfortunately did not enquire his name. his discharge he has lost and has no documentary evidence. after the war of the revolution he moved to Franklin County Va where he has long resided. The rev壇 Moses Greer Jr. Capt地 Moses Greer senior justice of Franklin county court and the Rev壇 John Boman are his neighbour痴 and he has no doubt if required will say that this applicant is an honest man and a man of truth. he forwards herewith testimony to show the principal allegation in this declaration is true and all he avers to be so 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 Sworn to & subscribed the day & year afsd

[signed] Abraham Sink