Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Revolutionary War Pension File of John Carter (transcription)

 SERVICE                                                   NUMBER
      N.C.                Carter, John                     R1,749

John Carter
North Carolina line
10 Regmt Col Davidson
20 July 1778 - 9 mo

Certified by [faded]
that Carter stayed on
the [faded] mustered for
nine mo----

Dead. See letter from Saml
Gerock dated Newbern, July 10, 1828
Said letter not on file on
this claim. Oct. 1, 1918

Thos Watson
Newbern N.C.

United States of America ) Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
District o North Carolina  ) Septr Term 1820
Craven County                    )
On this 13th Day of Septr 1820 personally appear
ed in open Court the said Court being a Court of Re-
cord proceeding to the course of the Common
Law with a jurisdiction unlimited in point of
[                ] keeping a record of its' proceedings and
having power to fine and imprison, John
Carter aged --- Sixty six years who being first duly sworn
according to Law doth on his oath make the following
declaration in order to obtain the provision made by
the Acts of Congress of the 18th March 1818 and the
1 May 1820, that he the said, John Carter, enlisted for the term of nine months on the ------ day of------in the year -----in the State of No Carolina in the company commanded by Colo Quinn--in the 10th Regiment commanded by Colo Davidson in the line of the State of North Carolina--
on the Continental Establishment, that he continued
to serve in the said Corps until Nine Months.
when he was discharged from the said service in
at Halifax in the State of North Carolina -- deponent
is unable to State the time of his enlistment or
discharge -- he was not in any encampment but
was in some skirmishes, near West Point and at
Kings Ferry. He has no other evidence of his ser-
vices in his power except the adjoined deposition
of Asa Spelman -- And I do solemnly swear that I was
a resident Citizen of the United States on the 12th
March 1818 and that I have not since that time
by gift sale or any manner disposed of my prop-
erty or any part thereof with intent thereby so to
diminish it as to bring myself within the provisions
of an Act of Congress entitled "An act to provide for certain
 certain persons Engaged in the Land and Naval service
of the United States in the Revolutionary War." --
passed 18th March 1818 and that I have not, nor has
any person in trust for me any property or securities
contracts or debts due to me, nor have I any income
other than what is contained in the schedule hereunto
annexed & by me subdivided.  if His apparel
& biding his only property. declarant is by
occupation a Cooper, but age & infirmity have
rendered him for some years unable to work.
He has no family & lives with his sister
Margaret Fenner ----              his
                                   John   X   Carter
[       ] Sworn to and declared
on the 13th day of September
AD 1820 before
J G Stanly CC

Asa Spelman a Citizen of Craven County in
No Carolina, maketh Oath that he was a
Soldier in the Revolution, in Capt Quinns
Company, tenth Regiment Commanded by
Colo Davidson, No Carolina line, Continental
establishment & served nine months in said
service & deponent knows that John Carter
did enlist and serve in the same Company &
Regiment for the period of nine months.
[      ] Sworn and declared on the                                          his
13th day of September                                             Asa     X     Spelman
AD 1820 before                                                                 mark
J G Stanly CC

 State of No Carolina
Craven County
I, James G Stanly, Clerk of the
Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of
Craven County, do hereby certify that
the foregoing oath and the schedule thereunto on
record, are truly copied from the records of said
Court: and I do further certify, that it is the
opinion of this said Court, that the total
amount in value of the said property exhibited
in the aforegoing schedule, is considerably
less than one hundred Dollars.
In testimony hereof I have hereunto 
set my hands, and affixed the seal of the 
said Court, on the 13th day of September
AD 1820.
J G Stanly  Clerk
of the Court of Pleas & Quarter
Sessions of Craven County March
Term AD 1821---
Frederick Jones Esq solemnly and 
sincerely declared and affirmed that he [has] made
acquaintance with John Carter the petitioner for a 
pension, that said John Carter is at this time
and has been for many years a resident of the
County of Craven and State of North Carolina
affirmed & [           ]
before me 13th March 1821)                     Fredk Jones
 in open Court                                                                    
                             J G Stanly                                                                          
And it is ordered that
the Clerk Certifies to the secretary at War of the
United States that the Witnesses in support of the
petition of said John Carter are worthy of credit
Witness     Jas G Stanly  Clerk of said Court
under the [           ] of said Court at Newbern
this 13th day of March 1821---
J G Stanly

State of North Carolina Secretary's Office 12th Dec 1820
I William Hill Secretary of State in & for the State a-
foresaid do hereby certify that it appears from
the muster rolls of the Continental line of this
this State in the Revolutionary war that John
Carter a private in Capt Quinn's Company of
the 10th Regt was mustered on the 20th July
1775 for nine months. The date of his dis-
charge is not mentioned.
Given under my hand
the date above
Wm Hill

[vertical]                                                [horizontal]               free
John Carter                                            [post mark] NewB. N.C.
     -----                                                                         APR 14
Thomas Watson                                     Honorable J C Calhoun
Agt                                                                Secretary at War
Newbern, N.C.                                                   Washington City,
     -----                                                                                         DC
Recd 24 Apl 1821

                [10/19] June [21]

1749                         [stamped] REJECTED
P.O. John Carter

Enlisted:                                       , 18    .
Discharged:                                  , 18    .
Application Filed:                        , 18    .
Act 1818 claims not
recorded in List of suspended
& rejected claims, printed
in 1852.

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