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Revolutionary War Pension Application

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Revolutionary War

Pension Application of James Beazley W5044 Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris State of Virginia} Greene County} S.S.

On this 4 day of November 1842 personly appeared before me a Justice of the peace in th and for the county aforesaid Mary Beazley a resident of the county of Greene and state of Virginia aged eighty-two years, who being first duly sworn according to law doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed July 4 1836. That she is the widow of James Beazley who was a soldier and th belonged to the regular army, in the revolutionary war that she has often heard her said husband state that he had enlisted under the command of Capt Francis Taylor for the period of two years and likewise heard him say that he was in the battles of Brandywine [11 Sep 1777] and Germantown [4 Oct 1777], but she must refer to the evidence accompanying her declaration to prove his services in the army as aforesaid. She further declares that her husband the aforesaid James Beazley was drafted and marched from the county of Orange in the State of Virginia in the summer of 1781 to the best of her recollection and belief, and served a tour of fully two months duty in the Virginia Militia, he was absent from home ten weeks, this tour of Militia duty was performed some eighteen months after her marriage with the said James Beazley. She cannot now name any of the officers under whom her said husband served in this tour of Militia duty, but she does know that he did serve as stated above. She further declares that she was married to the said James Beazley on the 14 day of January 1779 that her husband the th aforesaid James Beazley died on the 18 day of May 1821 and that she has remained a widow th ever since that period as will more fully appear by reference to the proof hereto annexed Mary herXmark Beazley

State of Virginia } Green County } SS May the 29 day 1843 th

Be it known that before me the Subscriber a Justice of the peace in and for the County aforesaid personally appeared William Davis [pension application S8277] aged eighty six years, and made oath in due form of law, That he was well acquainted with James Beazley the late husband of Mary Beazley, and he does well know that the said James Beazley Enlisted into the army of the United States early in the Revolutionary war, the exact date he cannot now name. he was Enlisted into the service by Captain Francis Taylor, for the term of two years, and he affiant enlisted at the same time under Capt. Taylor for the same term of two years, and they were both discharged from the service at the same time, that whilst in the service that the said James Beazley and affiant were in the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown, affiant further states that they were under the command Col Alexander Spottswood [sic: Alexander Spotswood], Commandant of the 2 Virginia Regiment (he believes on Continental Service,) that his Bragade nd was commanded by General Weeden [sic: George Weedon], that his company officers was Capt. Francis Taylor, Lieut Wm. Taylor and Ensign Francis Cowherd, affiant would further state that the said James Beazley and affiant enlisted in and marched from the County of Orange State of Virginia, and affiant further states that he is now very old, and his recollection not so good as formerly & would refer to his own declaration and the testimony filed with it in the pension office to prove the service of the said James Beazley, as they Enlisted, Served and received their discharges together William hisXmark Davis.

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