Pension Application of James Young: S7998

                        Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris

 

State of Virginia}

County of Franklin}

            On this 3rd day of September [1832] personally appeared in open court before the Justices of the County Court of Franklin aforesaid, now sitting, (the same being a Court of

Record) James Young a resident in the County aforesaid & State of Virginia aged 77 years who being first 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 7th 1832 – That he was born in Orange County Va on the 16 of June 1755. At the age of of 14 years he moved to Franklin County Va [sic: formed from Bedford and Henry counties in 1786] & feeling deeply interested in the welfare of his country & desirous of lending his assistance to prevent the depredation of Indians he entered the Service of the United States in the year 77 under Capt Brice Martin [of Henry County] at Town Creek  Franklin Cty as a substitute & marched 30 miles beyond New River Va on a scouting party against the Indians in which service he was engaged three months & was then discharged. He then returned home where he continued 1 month. He was then drafted into Capt James Cowden company & marched down to Prince Edward C H [Court House] Va where he joined the continental troops under the Command of Major Parnelle & then marched down in the neighbourhood of James Town, Williamsburg & Little York [sic: Yorktown] in which service he continued till the battle between Gen’l LaFayette & Col Tarlton [sic: Banastre Tarleton] was fought between Williamsburg & James Town [probably 6 July 1781]. He was then marched up to Marfirn Hills 15 miles below Richmond [sic: Malvern Hills about 15 miles southeast of Richmond] & there discharged making in the whole a tour of three months service. He returned home & as soon as he returned home he was drafted into Capt James Terence company & marched to Glasgow in Rockingham County Va as a guard to the British prisoners in number 160 taken at the Eutaw Springs Sept 8 1781 South Carolina – In which service he was six weeks & then discharged. He hereby relinquishes every claim to a pension or annuity except the present & declares that his name is not on the pension roll in the agency of any state. Sworn to & subscribed the day & year aforesaid                     James hisXmark Young