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Sebastian Demuth (1754 - abt. 1841)

Sebastian "Boston" Demuth aka Damewood
Born in Lampeter, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvaniamap
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died about in Robertson Co., Tennesseemap
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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Church Records of the 18th Century, Volme 2 (Family Line Publications, Westminster, Maryland: 1994), by F. Edward Wright, has a listing within the records of the First Reformed Congregation of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, page 25, for Sebastian, son of Henry Demuth and Anna, born March 22, 1754, baptized March 31, 1754. Sponsors were George Honig and wife. Boston's Revolutionary War pension application states that 'he was born in the year 1753 in the State of Pennsylvania near Schuilkill, the County he does not recollect being very small when his parents left that section he also states that he has no records of his age and only acquired a knowledge ofhis age by the sayso of his parents. At the time he entered the Service he was living in Bottetourt County Virginia...' Presuming 'Schuilkill' to refer to the Schuylkill River, which runs through Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, we can assume Sebastian Demuth and Boston Damewood are one and the same person. Boston applied for a pension in August, 1832 under the Revolutionary Claim Act of June 7, 1832, in Robertson County, Tennessee. He made a statement during the August term of the County Court, swearing that he had enlisted in 1776 at Fincastle, Botetourt County, for a two year enlistment under Captain Thomas Posey in the 7th Virginia Regiment. According to his statement, they 'marched to Williams Burgh from thence to Quarns Island...from thence we were ordered to march to Philadelphia where we remained until the troops were....[1]

Boston served in the Revolutionary War continuously from 1776 to 1782, and was given land in Kentucky for service. He was part of the Mounted Volunteers in 1794. He and wife Mary lived in Green Co. Mercer Co., and Christian Co. KY. before heading to Rutherford Co. TN. where he received pension for serving in Rev. at age 81, being born in Virg. in 1751.

On his Rev. War application it tells that he was born near the Schuykill River in Pennsylvania before coming to Virginia. He served from 1776-1784 in Vir., in Illinois, and also served in Kentucky Mtd. Vol. in 1795. was born in the year 1753 in the State of Pennsylvania near Schuilkill, the County he does not recollect being very small when his parents left that section he also states that he has no recollect of his age and only acquired a knowledge of his age by the sayso of his parents at the time he entered the service, he was living in Bottetourt County, Virginia he has no recollection of ever receiving any written discharge, that if he did he knows nor what he ever done with it. He resided for many years in Kentucky at the falls of the Ohio and then removed and resided for some time in Shawneytown in the state of Illinois, from there he moved to the state of Tennessee, Robertson County where he now resides and has resided for the last seven years. he enlisted in the army of the United States in the year 1776 with Captain Thomas Posey (as a regular soldier for two years) and served in the 7 Virginia regiment under the follwing named officers Capt. Thomas Posey, Leutenant Adam Wallace, Samuel Lapsly, Ensign coomanded by Colonel John McCanahan. He enlisted at Fincastle, Boutitort County from there we marched to Williamsburgh from thence to Queens Island where we defeated Dunmore from there we were ordered to rach to Philedelphia where we remained while the troops were enc_____, from thence we marched to Bainbrook from thence by express to reinforce General Yates, sen he made choice of Captain Poseys Company of whom I was one of the number of the command of that regiment were General Morgan and Colonel Butter, Major Morrace and Magor Dabny after this arrangement we marched to Piscataway where we had a severe fight with the loss of several of our regiment tho we came out victorious with considerable loss on the part of the Brittish we then had orders to embark in schooners in the north river up to Albany from thense to Saratoga to meet with General Burgone (Burgoyne) whom we met and defeated a few miles distant from Saratoga via our first engagement we then pursued to Saragoga where we took him and his army prisoners then we returned back to White marsh near Philadelphia there we had a battle and we were defeated Major Morris was wounded and died this was the last battle that I was in untill I was discharged which was in the year 1778 after the experation of the two years service, that shortly thereafter he moved to Louisville on the Ohio and was not again in the service until the close of the War--he does not recollect whether he reced a written discharge or not--that he has heard that Col. Joseph Crocket and Anthony Crocket and Joseph McCallester are probably living somewhere who could prove his service if they are living--he has not seen either of them for near thirty years and is now too old to hunt them up-- he hereby relinquishes every claim to any pension or annuity except the present dechlary that his name is not on this pension roll of any state or any agency or any state--and that he has no written evidence to prove his services-- Sworn to and suscribed this day and year aforesaid

Boston Daimwood Revolutionary War Pension Application #3268-Virginia Transcribed by Leatha Betts © 2008


Boston Daimwood applied in Robertson County, Tennessee by the Act 7th Jun 1832 before a court, at age 79 years. Service: Entered In 1776, served 2 years 2 months as a Private under Col. John McClanahan, Capt. Thomas Posey, Lt. Wallace, 7th Regiment Virginia Line, afterward attached to General Morgan's command, Col Bulter, Majors Harris and Dabney. Battles engaged: Piscataway, Saratoga and White Marsh.

State of Tennessee, Robertson County August term County Court 1832. On this 14 day of August one thousand eight hundred and thirty two personally appeared in open court, before the justices of said court of Robertson County now sitting, Boston Daimwood a resident of Robertson County and State of Tennessee, aged seventy nine and March next, who first being duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declariation in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June the seventh 1832 that he enlisted in the army of the United States in the year 1776 with Captain Thomas Posey (as a regular sold for two years) and served in the 7 Virginia regiment under the follwing named officers Capt. Thomas Posey, Leutenant Adam Wallace, Samuel Lapsly, Ensign coomanded by Colonel John McCanahan. He enlisted at Fincastle, Boutitort County from there we marched to Williamsburgh from thence to Queens Island where we defeated Dunmore from there we were ordered to rach to Philedelphia where we remained while the troops were enc_____, from thence we marched to Bainbrook from thence by express to reinforce General Yates, sen he made choice of Captain Poseys Company of whom I was one of the number of the command of that regiment were General Morgan and Colonel Butter, Major Morrace and Magor Dabny after this arrangement we marched to Piscataway where we had a severe fight with the loss of several of our regiment tho we came out victorious with considerable loss on the part of the Brittish we then had orders to embark in schooners in the north river up to Albany from thense to Saratoga to meet with General Burgone (Burgoyne) whom we met and defeated a few miles distant from Saratoga via our first engagement we then pursued to Saragoga where we took him and his army prisoners then we returned back to White marsh near Philadelphia there we had a battle and we were defeated Major Morris was wounded and died this was the last battle that I was in untill I was discharged which was in the year 1778 after the experation of the two years service, that shortly thereafter he moved to Louisville on the Ohio and was not again in the service until the close of the War--he does not recollect whether he reced a written discharge or not--that he has heard that Col. Joseph Crocket and Anthony Crocket and Joseph McCallester are probably living somewhere who could prove his service if they are living--he has not seen either of them for near thirty years and is now too old to hunt them up-- he hereby relinquishes every claim to any pension or annuity except the present dechlary that his name is not on this pension roll of any state or any agency or any state--and that he has no written evidence to prove his services-- Sworn to and suscribed this day and year aforesaid

Boston (his mark, B.D.) Daimwood

Test w. Seal Clk. He William Carter, a clergyman residing in the county of Robertson and State of Tennessee and Miles Draughan residing in (the same) hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Boston Daimwood who has subscribed and sworn to be seventy nine years of age, that he is resided and has lived in the neighbourhood where he resides for a pension. In Testimony so him of them here to set my hand and affixed the seal of my office at Springfield in said county this fourteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hunderd and thirty two.

(Seal) W. Seal

State of Tennessee Robertson County, Personally appeared before me this undersigned a question of this person in and for said county Boston Daimwood who being duly sworn he swearth and saith that he was born in the year 1753 in the State of Pennsylvania near Schuilkill, the County he does not recollect being very small when his parents left that section he also states that he has no recollect of his age and only acquired a knowledge of his age by the sayso of his parents at the time he entered the service, he was living in Bottetourt County, Virginia he has no recollection of ever receiving any written discharge, that if he did he knows nor what he ever done with it. He resided for many years in Kentucky at the falls of the Ohio and then removed and resided for some time in Shawneytown iin the state of Illinois, from there he moved to the state of Tennessee, Robertson County where he now resides and has resided for the last seven years. He so resides in his present neighbourhood by whom he can prove his character for veanty and their belief of his service as a revolutionary soldier several respectable citizens stated, Peter Friser, Henry Newton, Doct. Christopher Manlow, Jeremiah Baitts and several others which he thinks unnecesary to communicate. He also states that has no living witnesses within his knowledge nor within his control by which he can make proof of his service. he supposes that his name is on the Virginia state roll. Sworn to and testated before me this 20th day of April 1833

Wm. F Fonrad Justice of the Peace Boston (his mark, B.D.) Dainwood

State of Tennessee Robertson County I William Seal, Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sesssions for this county aforesaid do hereby certify that William C. Conrad whom named stated tested to the foregoing affadavit of Boston Dainwood is a Justice of the Peace in aforesaid county duly commissioned and qualified as clerk and the full faith is done to his attestations as test. In testimony where of I have hereunto let my hand affixed this seal of said court at office in Springfield this 20th day of April 1833.

W. Seal

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