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Right now this project just has one member, me. I am Dave Martin. The American revolution north Carolina adding also This is a story of Southern_Pioneers and military actions against the Indians in NC, Kentucky and Tennessee. Daniel Boone and family

Cherokee connections. Bledsoe's settled ky and few more place's.

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Revolutionary War Pension Application Of Elisha Oglesby If you see a profile that needs linked here! Just message me with it!

Declaration for a Pension

State of Tennessee

Smith County

{9/10/1832} On the ninth day of October in the year of our Lordship

one thousand eight hundred & thirty two personally

appeared in open court before the Judge of the

Circuit Court now sitting a resident

of Smith County State of Tennessee aged seventy three

years December the 29th AD 1831 who being first duly

Sworn according to law doth on his oath make

the following Declaration, in order to obtain the

benefit of an act of Congress passed 7th June [?]


About the 1st of June 1776 he volunteered

as a private in Washington County State of

Virginia under Capt Isaac Bledsoe in a

company which was raised for the protection

of the frontier against the Indians,

that he was stationed at Hustons [?] Fort in said

county on mocason Creek one of the tributary

Streams of Holston River until about the

first of August AD 1776 we then marched

to the long Ilands [?] of Holston and formed the

army which was commanded by Col. Cristn

he was not recruited [?] the field officers under

Col. Cristn he was commanded by Capt Isaac Bledsoe

Young Ensign Cooper & Sergant Walker

were the subordinate officers—the army marched

from thence against the Cherokee nation of Indians

passed through the Tellico Town and went to Iland

Town and there encamped sometime and then

destroyed it after which the army was marched

back to the Long Iland of Holston where the

companies commanded by Capt Isaac Bledsoe & Captan

Joseph Martin were stationed under the comma

-nd of Major Anthony Bledsoe were they continued in the Servis until the month of April 1777—

Capt Martans brother Brice Martin was his Liutenant

and john martin Ensign—making a servis of

Ten months after which he was Discharged

and returned to his former residence in Washington

County Virginia—he does not recollect at this

time whether he was regularly Discharged or not

if he was he has lost his Discharge—

In the month of Aprile 1777—he again volunteerd

in Captain George Addams company of Guards and

continued in Servis in sa[me?] company until the

1st of August in the Same year--& received

no regular Discharge—making three months

Servis—Lent—under Addams William Gill & John

Frazer—Sometime in the Spring of 1778

Col Cambell issued an order to raise two

companies to be sent to the assistance of Daniel

Boon in Kentucky under the command of

Majr Daniel Smith. George Addams and Reece

Bowen was selected as the Capts of the two companies

in May 1778 he volunteered under Capt George Addams

Liut Henry Ramsey & Ensign Tillman Smith—we Rendesvouse

at bigg Moccason gapp Washington County Virginia.

Sometime in May from thence we marched to

Boons Borough in Kentucky at which place we

arrived a few days after the celebrated siege of

that place by the Shawnee Indians and which

was successfully Defended by Daniel Boon. we marched

from thence to Harrodsburgh Kentucky—at which

place we were stationed until the last of November

from thence we were marched to Washington County

Virginia and were Dismissed in December 1778—having

been in the Servis between seven & eight months—

he did not recave [sic] a regular Discharge—

In the year 1779 he again volunteered in Capt

James Montgomerys Company and Rendezvoused

at the mouth of Bigg creek on Holston River—

about the 1st of Marche 1779—under Col Shelby from

thence we took water and went down Holston into

the Tennessee River & on down to the Chickamauga

Town all of which above the Suck we destroyed we

had a great many scrumages with the Indians but

no General engagement—from thence we marched

back by land to hustons fort Washington County

Virginia—where we was dismissed about the midle of

of [sic] June 1779—after having performed a tour of

about three & a half months the officers under Capt

Montgomery was Lieut Danl Frazier Col Tipton of

North Carolina was in this expedition and commanded

the Carolina troops—In the year 1781 in the

fall of said year an army was raised by Col

Arlen Cambell to go against the old Cherokee Towns

on the Tennessee River—Col Cambell being apprehens

-ive that his force was not sufficiently strong sent an

express to Capt Alaxander Barnett to raise a company

& follow the army he [____] so I volunteered as a

private under Capt Barnett and we overtook the

army in the Cherokee nation at a town called Chestuee [?]

on the approach of the army all the Indians fled we

destroyed all their Towns and ranged through the

Country we had frequent Scrumages but no general

enguagement—we killed some Indians and took some

prisnores—we lost but one man Capt James Elliott who

was killed at Tellico—and a few wounded. we then

destroyed Hiwassee Town on Hiwassee River—taking

about twenty prisnors. we then returned to the long

Iland of Holston where we ware Dismissed—he

was on this Tour above Two months—he thinks that Col

or Majr Blount of North Carolina was in this expedition

This concludes applicants Servis making

altogether a Servis of Two years one month and

a half—he has no wrigtten evidences of his

Servis he does not know whether his name can be

found on the Rolls of the War department

or not—that he resided in Washington County

State of Virginia when he entered the Servis—

after the close of the Revolutionary War in the

year 1784—he removed from Washington County

Virginia to what is now Sumner County Tennessee & in

1796 he removed to Smith County Tennessee where

he has resided ever since—that he was born in

Craven County South Carolina on the 29th December

1758—he has a record of his age at home in his


I do herby relinquish evry claim what ever to a pension except

the present and declare that my name is not on the

Pension Roll of the Agency of any State.


Elisha (X) Oglesby


Sworn to and subscribed

in open Court 9 Octob 1832

Willm. Hart, Clk

I Richard Carr of Sumner County State of Tennessee

do hereby certify that I was acquainted with Elisha

Oglesby in Washington County State of Virginia during

the Revolutionary War and do know of his Serving as

a Soldier in the War Different tours as he has stated

in the above declaration I do not know the particular

term of time he served in each trip but believe it was

as he has stated.


Richard (X) Carr


Sworn to & subscribed in open Court

9 Oct 1832

Hart, Clk.

We John McGee & John Page, Leroy Cage, clergyman residing in Smith

County hereby certify that we are well acquainted with

Elisha Oglesby who has Sworn and Subscribed the above

declaration for a Pension that we believe him to be

Seventy three years of age that he is a man of good reput

=ation & he is entitled to full credit on his oath & we

believe him to have been a Soldier of the Revolution and that

he served as he has stated

in the above Declaration.

Sworn to and subscribed John McGee

in open Court 9 Oct 1832 John Page

Hart, Clk. Leroy H. Cage

And the said court do hereby declare their opinion

after the investigation of the matter & after puting the

interrogations prescribed by the War Department that

the above named applicant was a soldier of the

Revolution and served as he states And the court

further certifies that It appears to them that John

McGee & John Page who has signed the preceding certificate are

Clergyman resident in Smith County and that

Leroy Cage who has signed the same is resident

in Smith County and is a creditable person and that

their statement is entitled to credit.

Newton [?] Williams judge &c

State of Tennessee

Smith County I do certify that my father (gen) Joseph Martin raised a

company of volunteers in Pitsylvania County State of Virginia in the year 1776

and went under the command of Col Cristn against the Cherokee nation of Indians

& that Brice & john Martin ensign

[sic] he is the same Capt Joseph Martin referte by Elisha Oglesby in his Declaration

for a Pension.

Given under my hand the 9th October 1832, Wm. n.

Sworn to & subscribed

in open court 9th Oct 1832

Wm. Hart clk

William Hart Clerk of the Circuit Court for

Smith County do herby certify that the foregoing

contains the original proceedings in the matter of

the application of Elisha Oglesby for a Pension.

In testimony where of I have here unto set

my hand with seal of office the

[sic] day of October A D 1832


3d Judicial Circuit October Term 1832 of the Circuit Court fo

Smith County in the Circuit & State aforesaid.

I William Hart clerk of the Circuit court for

Smith County do hereby certify that the foregoing contained the original

proceedings in the matter of the application of Elisha Oglesby for a

Pension & that the declaration of said Elijah [sic] was subscribed and

sworn to in open court. Also the accompanying certificates made

by John McGee, John Page, Leroy H. Cage, & [2] William Martin were

severally subscribed and sworn to in open court, and there-

upon the court pronounced the opinion set forth herein.

In testimony whereof I have here unto set my

hand and affixed the seal of said Court at office

in Carthage this 9th October 1832.

Willm. Hart

Additional Comments: Elisha Oglesby, born 29 Dec 1758 in Craven County, South Carolina, was a "long

hunter" on the early colonial frontier, along with the likes of Daniel Boone,

who is refernced in this pension application. He died 3 Oct 1845 and is buried

in the family cemetery at Echo Springs, Tennessee. This is a verbatim

transcription of the pension application on file at NARA and footnote.com, and

is true to all punctuation and spelling.

File at: http://files.usgwarchives.net/tn/smith/military/revwar/pensions/oglesby360gmt.txt

This file has been created by a form at http://www.genrecords.org/tnfiles/

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