Pension Application of John Gibson: S13153

                        Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris

 

State of Virginia  Franklin County Sct,

            On this 6th day of May 1833 personally appeared in Open Court, before the Court of Franklin County, John Gibson a resident of of said county aged Eighty four years 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 the 7th June 1832  That he entered the service of the United States during the revolutionary war and served under the following named officers as hereinafter stated – that he entered the service as a volunteer under Colo Charles Lynch in the county of Bedford now Franklin where he then and now resides  that in the year 1780 he was marched to Montgomery Va after some tories  that they succeeded in capturing a Captain & Lieutenant of the tories  that he was called out and performed several short tours under Colo James Callaway & said Colo Lynch – and Captains [Moses] Greer, [Benjamin] Arthur, & Dagget [sic: Chatton Doggett], that the tours after the tories aforesaid amounted in all to one month– That he was called out & marched under Captains Arthur & Moses Greer to Petersburg in Va. in the year  from age and infirmity he cant remember the year  and then joined Gen’l [Robert] Lawsons Brigade  the whole commanded by Baron Steuban [sic: Baron von Steuben, arrived in Virginia March 1781]  that he served under Lawson three months & was discharged  this tour he served as a Sergeant the whole tour  Soon after returning home he was again in 1781 called out & marched under the orders of Captain Dagget to the point a fork Va [sic: Point of Fork near present Columbia] where he was under the orders of Gen’l Lawson – that the army was engaged in watching the the movements of Earl Cornwallice [sic: Cornwallis]  That having served the time of three months he was discharged – his discharges if in writing have long been lost or mislaid — he has no documentary evidence – but refers to the testimony of Capt Moses Greer who commanded him at different times during the War of the revolution and to Abraham Abshire a soldier of the revolution. He avers that he was during the revolution in actual service seven months as he verily believes. He was born in Chesterfield County Va and has lived in Bedford – and Franklin Counties Va – which counties were formerly one county from before the revolutionary war to this time  The interogatories presented by the war department being put by the court this declaration is an answer

He hereby relinquishes all claims 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,

            John hisXmark Gibson