Oh, these pension files will not let me be.
Maybe 20 years ago, after I found a Revolutionary War ancestor for my mother, I was determined to find one for my father. I decided to take the clever, easy route, and order up some pension files.
So, ummmm, not clever OR easy. And certainly not helpful. But yet, the detail, oh, the detail.
So even though John Burgess is not mine, or at least, I can’t prove that he is, here’s his pension file.
Somebody, somewhere, might need this.
of Cathan in the State of N. Car
who was a pri in the (blank)
by Captain (blank) of the Regt
by Col. Collier in the *No Car
line for 9 months.
*N. C. Mil.
Records corrected May 9, 1905
Inscribed on the Roll of No. Carolina
at the rate of 30. Dollars — Cents per annum
to commence on the 4th day of March, 1831.
Certificate of Pension issued the 7th day of Oct. 3?
St. Lawrence P. O. and ??? M. S. Gutherie
Arrears to the 4th of Sept 1833
Semi-anl. allowance ending Mar: 34
Act June 7, 1832.
Recorded by C. ???? Rice — Clerk
Book E Vol. 6 1/2 Page 46.
State of N. Carolina
This day came William Burgess
of said county before me
David Campbell Esqr one of the acting justises in
and for said county and maid oath that John
Burgess of Chatham County was Drafted and served
three, three months long as one of the militia of
this state in the Revolutionary Servis. Sworn to
and subscribed this 11th of May 1833.
D. Campbell J.P.
State of No Carolina
This day came John
Kivett Snr before me
David Campbell Esqr one of the acting justises
in and for said County and maid Oath that
he is well acquainted with John Burgess and
William and that they are men of Good Credit
and ought to be due Credit Given their
oaths and has good reasons to believe that
John Burgess did serve the above named servis
in the Revolution War. Sworn to and subscribed
this 11th of May 1833.
John (his X mark) Kivett Snr
D. Campbell J. P.
And I the said David Campbell Certify that
William Burgess and John Kivitt Snr who have
sworn to the foregoing depositions are ery old men
and that due faith and Credit is due their state
-ment. Given under my hand this 11th of May 1833.
D. Campbell J. P.
He was drafted 3 times, and during one draft, he guarded prisoners from King’s Mountain.
It appears that he generally served around Salisbury and Charlotte, North Carolina. My Burgess line comes from North Carolina, and John Burgess comes from North Carolina, and yet? No match, because I can only prove Burgess names back to about 1840.
So? Who wants this John Burgess?