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Thomas Dalton Revolution War Pension #W-6983 State of North Carolina, Rutherford County. On this 10th day of July 1834, personally appeared in open court before the Justus of the Court of Pleas and Quarter session now sitting Thomas Dalton age 71 years, a resident of the United States in the county of Rutherford and State of North Carolina, who being duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of congress the 7th of June 1832. Sayth that he entered the service of the United States and served under the following named officers and served as herein stated. In the year 1780 my mother and family moved from Albemarle County State of Virginia to Rutherford County N. Carolina. I was then in my 17th year of age. My brothers all engaged in the war of the revolution. I soon after our landing, joined a volunter company under the command of Capt. Adam Hampton early in the Spring of 1780. I server a tour of 3 months under Capt. Adam Hampton and Capt. Andrew Hampton. I was kept out as one of the spys on the lines to guard the frontiers against the indians. I was discharged and returned home but when I came there Fergerson and his army was stationed within 2 miles of my mothers. The company was kept together to annoy his army. We followed his rear and cut off his straglers on the head of Cane Creek where they had a schrimage with the Burke troops, they then from that place retreated back, we was in the rear but now changed to the front. We parlied before them, we annoyed them and scattered their outpost and foraging parties and took from them our support. This service lasted ar least 3 months before I got home. When I came in the neighborhood of my mothers all was confusion. Capt. McClain was beating up for volunters to guard the frontiers. I joined him and served 5 months. We was kept on the out post and frontiers and had much difficulty with the indians and troies. After our times was out we returned home. Soon after my return I was a volunter under Capt. McClain and served 3 months at Waddles and Ruphill Forts and on the lines as an indian spy. I then returned home, we was principally under the orders of Capt. Hampton and Capt. McDowell. The last service, Capt. Miller had the commission. This service was performed in the years of 1780 and 1781. I can't state the precise months but I will remember the years. I know I did not serve less than the four tours mentioned above and not less then 3 months at each time. Which made 12 months that I served during the revolutionary war and for which service I claim a pension, thereby relinquish every claim to a pension except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any other state whatsoever.
Question 1st by the court} Where and in what year were you born?
answer:From information I was born in Albemarle County, State of Virginia in the year 1763.
Question 2nd} Have you any record of your age and if so where is it?
answer: The record of the ages of the family was kept by one of my sisters after the death of my mother. The bible in which the information was kept was lost in a indian raid on her house.
Question 3rd} Where were you living when called into service? Where have you lived sence the Revolutionary war and where do you now live?
Answer: I was living in Rutherford County N. Carolina at the time I entered the service, where I have resided ever sence.
Question 4th} How were you called into service? Were you drafted, did you volunter or were you a substute and if a substure, for whom?
Answer: I was a volunter and served at ever call as above stated.
Question 5} State the names of some of the regular officers who were with the troops where you served, such Continental and militia regiments as you can recollect and the general circumstances as you can recollect.
Answer: I have given as full a detail of my services above as my memory to justify.
Question 6th} Did you ever receive a discharge and if so by whom was it signed?
Answer: I do not recollect that I was ever discharged from the service. I was attached to voluntary companies always ready and very seldom got leave to return home when we thought our time was out.
Question 7th} State the names of persons to whom you are known in your present neighbourhood and who can testify as to your charactor for valliant and good behavior, your service as to a revolutionary soldier.
Answer:The Reverant Hampton, Patterson and Johnson Ledbetter.
Signed, sworned to and subscribed the day and year afore said. THOMAS X DALTON
Name: Thomas Dalton Event Type: Military Service Event Date: 31 Dec 1781 Event Place: Virginia, United States Military Rank: Lieut
Source: Thomas Dalton Revolution War Pension #W-6983
Name: Thomas Dalton Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Morriss Event Date: 25 Feb 1789 Event Place: Rutherford,North Carolina
Source: North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979
Thomas Dalton Source: United States Census,1790,North Carolina,Rutherford,Company:3rd, Page: 133 ,Row: 1,Line:11,Household: 1/0/2/0
United States Census, 1800 North Carolina Rutherford https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9R8F-K8P?mode=g&i=12&cc=1804228
Name: Thomas Dolton Event Type: Census Event Date: 1800 Event Place: Morgan, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States Page: 106
Family Group 10010 / 41010
United States Census, 1810 North Carolina Rutherford https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9YB9-L1K?mode=g&i=28&cc=1803765
Name: Thomas Dalton Event Type: Census Event Date: 1810 Event Place: Rutherford, North Carolina, United States Page: 368
Family Group 31001 / 2221
United States Census, 1840 North Carolina Rutherford https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GYB3-6CV?mode=g&i=154&cc=1786457
Name: Thomas Dalton Event Type: Census Event Date: 1840 Event Place: Rutherford, North Carolina, United States Page: 336
Family Group 0000110001000 / 0000123010000
Place: Dalton Family Cemetery Bills Creek Rutherford County North Carolina, USA
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