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State of Virginia Giles County

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On this 27st day of August 1832 personally appeared in Open Court before the Justices of the County Court of Giles now setting Josiah Meadows a resident of said county and State of Virginia aged seventy four years of age last February who being first duly sworn according to lawdoth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832. That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers;and served as herein stated, that he first enlisted in the County of Bedford in the spring of the year before the attack was made on Donnally's fort in the County of Greenbriar by the Indians. he enlisted under Capt. Joseph Renfro, that he was under no field officer this tour as he served against the indians for the term of six months which was the term for which he enlisted that the lieutenant in the Company was David Kiddins that he marched from the County of Bedford soon after he enlisted with the Company and marched to the County of Botetourt where they were joined by other men who had been enlisted in that County and then marched on to the county of Greenbrier and was first stationed at Jarret's fort where they remained some time and then the Company was divided and part of them were sent to Keeny's fort, that he was amongst the number that went to Keeny's fort, that he was stationed at Kenny's fort at the time the attack was made on Donnelly's fort that he remained at Keeny's fort for some time after the attack was made on Donnelly's fort and then they marched back to the County of Botetourt and were stationed on John's Creek in that County until the term for which he enlisted expired and was then discharged having fully served the term of six months for which he was enlisted that he recieved (?) in writting and took no care of it and it was lost soon after, that this term of service expired in the fall of the year after he enlisted that he then removed to the County of Botetourt and remained there until the next February when he again enlisted under Capt Isaac Taylor from the County of Botetourt, they marched to the island of Halston where they joined the regiment commanded by Col John Montgomery and Col James Shelby's regiment also went with them and they went by water from that place to the Chickamongo town, that they destroyed the Chickamongo town which was at the mouth of the Hiwass as it was then called a branch of the Tennassee River, that after the destruction of the Chickamingo town Col James Shelby with his men returned and that Col John Montgomery with his men went by water to the Illinois town on the Mississippi river, at that place they joined Col. Clark that they remained there some time when the men were divided, Some of the men were sent up the Mississippi to St. Louis but that he returned by water down he Mississippi to the mouth of the Ohio and up the Ohio to the mouth of the Waubash and up the Waubash to the (?) on the Waubash river, that Col Montgomery stayed at the Illinois town when he left that and that he was then Commanded by Col Clark that from the Waubash river he marched to the falls of the Ohio river and remained sometime there and then marched to Harrodsburg in Kentucky and then he left Col Clark and marched with his Capt back to the Big slick in the County of Botetourt where he was discharged, that sometime after he was discharge, he was crossing the R(?) river and went to take a Chaw of tobacco and pulled his discharge out of his pocket and let it fall the river - that he served in the above the full term of twelve month being the term for which he enlisted that he is unable to say the year which he performed the aforementioned service further then he has described by the attack upon Donnelly's fort that he performed no other service then until after the taking of Cornwallis when he substituted in the place of John M(?) of Bedford County who was engaged for six months but do not know whether he drafted or whether he was enlisted and marched from Prince Edward Courthouse by Cumberland Old Courthouse to Richmand and was then sent as a guard to convey some prisoners to Fredericksburg that after delivering the prisoners to Fredericksburg he marched back to Richmond and was then stationed at Westham near Richmond and guarded the magazine there during the winter until the March afterwards he thinks on the 28th day of March he received he discharge, that he cannot say how long he served this time but that he started in the fall of the year he thinks about the time Cornwallis was taken and served until the 28th of March following, that he received a discharge but he took no care of it and cannot now tell what became of it - He hereby relinquishes any claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state. Given to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid. Josiah Meadows We John Neely and Banister Meadows residing the County of Giles and in the Neighbourhood of Josiah Meadows. No Preacher except the said Josiah Meadows residing in that neighbourhood herby certify that we are well aquainted with Josiah Meadows who is a preacher of the gospel and who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration that we believe him to be seventy four years of age, that he is reputed and believed in the neighbourhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the revolution against the indians and we concur in that opinion. Sworn to and subscribed the 27th day of aug 1832. John Neely Banister Meadows And the said court do hereby state their opinion after the investigation of the matter and after putting the interrogation proscribed by the war department that the above named applicant was a revolutionary soldier and served as he states as a soldier against the indians, and the Court further certifies that John Neely and Banister Meadows who hath signed the preceding certificate are credible persons and that their statement is entitled to credit. J David French Clerk of the county court of Giles County +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Known Children: 1.Docia MEADOR 2.Oma MEADOR 3.Judith MEADOR 4.Elizabeth MEADOR 5.Josiah MEADOR 6.John MEADOR 7.William MEADOR 8.Nancy MEADOR 9.Green W. MEADOR 10.Turner MEADOR 11.Thomas MEADOR 12.Letha MEADOR

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