Pension Application of William Adcock: S37648

                        Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris

 

Virginia, towit.

            At a superior Court of Law for the County of Franklin held at the Courthouse the

            twentieth day of May 1818.

Present, the Honourable Fleming Saunders, one of the Judges of the General Court of this Commonwealth.

            William Adcock of this County came into Court, and made oath that he was enlisted by Captain John Marks, as a private Soldier in the revolutionary war, attached to the fourteenth Virginia Regiment [organized 12 Feb 1777], which was commanded in the first place by Colo. Charles Lewis, and in the second place by Colo. William Davis [sic: Davies], which Regiment was afterwards [14 Sep 1778] consolidated, and became the tenth, and was with other Regiments commanded by General Weeden [sic: George Weedon], that he was in the Battles of Brandy Wine [Brandywine, 11 Sep 1777], and German Town [Germantown, 4 Oct 1777]; That he is between seventy and eighty years of age, infirm, his eye sight having considerably failed, and in indigent circumstances; That his Enlistment was for three years, the whole of which time he served, at the expiration of which he received a regular discharge from Colo. Ball at Fredericksburg, which discharge he lost about eighteen months after he received, by accident. The particular date of his enlistment not now recollected by him.

            William Craig also came into Court, and made oath that he enlisted in the year 1776 under the same Captain with the said William Adcock, and was attached to the fourteenth Virginia Regiment commanded at first by Colo. Charles Lewis, afterwards by Colo. Davis; and was afterwards consolidated, and became the tenth Regiment; That he knew the said William Adcock, both before and while in the army, that he served his time faithfully and is he believes between Seventy and eight [sic] years of age, that he is in indigent circumstances, being entirely destitute of property, that the said William Adcock when he enlisted, resided in the County of Albemarle, Virginia, but now in this County.

            Which statements are also corroborated by the Testimony of William Campbell, to the same effect.

            Whereupon the Court being satisfied, that the said William Adcock was enlisted, and served three years in the revolutionary war against the common Enemy, It is ordered that the foregoing Statements and Testimony be certified to the Secretary of the War Department.

 

At a Superior Court of Law for Franklin County held at the Court House the fifth day of February 1822

            Schedule

District of Virginia}

Franklin County to wit}

            On this fifth day of February 1822 personally appeared in open Court, being a Court of record for the said County William Adcock aged eighty one years, resident in the said County, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth declare that his property is as follows to wit

                                                                                                                                    D. C.

            One Cow and yearling................................................................................................................ 14.00

            Two Sows.........................................................................................................................................   6.00

            Three hogs 1 year and 9 months old..................................................................................   4.00

            Five Ditto between 13 & 14 Months old............................................................................   5.00

            Thirteen Pigs....................................................................................................................................   6.50

            1 Small Poplar Table.....................................................................................................................   1.00

            1 Ditto . . . .  Chest.......................................................................................................................   2.00

            1 Common Bedstead..................................................................................................................   1.00

            1  8 Gallon pot...............................................................................................................................   2.00

            1 Middle sized Oven....................................................................................................................   2.00

            1 Small Ditto....................................................................................................................................   1.50

            1  1/2 Gallon Skillet.....................................................................................................................   1.00

            1 Cotton Wheel.............................................................................................................................   2.00

            1 Pair Cotton Cards.....................................................................................................................     .50

            1 Washing Tub................................................................................................................................     .25

            1 pickling Tub, 1 Water pail, 1 piggin, 6 pewter}

            plates, 1 dish, 2 half Gallon Basins, 2 Tin plates}

            6 knives & 6 forks, furniture of 1 Bed, 6 Small}                                             15.00

            earthen plates, 6 Bee Stands, one pair of pot hooks}

            & 1 ladle and shovel (old)..........................................................................................................         

                                                                                                                                   $63.75

                        William Adcock

And that his family consists of himself, and his wife about Seventy years Old, and Jane McGhee, supposed to be forty years of age. He also declares on oath that he was a resident Citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March 1818, and that he has not since that time by gift, sale or in any manner disposed of his property or any part thereof with intent thereby so to diminish as to bring himself 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 he has not nor has any person in trust for him, any Property or Securities, contracts or Debts due to him, nor has he any income other than what is contained in the Schedule hereto annexed, and by him subscribed.

            It is also the Opinion of the Court that his property is correctly represented in the said Schedule, and the true value thereof stated in the same, which is ordered to be certified to the War Department