Abernathy Document

Revolutionary War Pension Application - Robert Abernathy S8006
State of North Carolina - Lincoln County

On the 15th day of September, 1832 personally appeared before us Jno. J. Sherford & Nathaniel Edwards Justices of the court of said County Robert Abernathy, a resident of the County of Lincoln & state aforesaid, aged about eighty years who being first duly sworn, according to Law, doth on his oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress adopted 7th June 1832 - That he entered the service of the United States about the year 1776 in the state of Virginia, then a resident of the county of Brunswick, was drafted, three different times for three months each and under the following officers; the first under John Macklin, Capt. in Regt. Comd'd by Col. Harrison and was stationed at Portsmouth, Virginia, the second time under Capt. Hicks in regt. comd'd by Col. Elliott & was stationed part of the time at Williamsburg; the third tour, his place was supplied by a substitute. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a Pension or annuity, except the present, and declares that his name is not on the Pension Roll if the agency of any State or on the rolls of any State.
Mr. Jacob Hill, a clergyman residing in the County of Lincoln and Francis Harwell residing also in the same county hereby certify that we are well aquainted with Robert Abernathy, who has subscribed & sworn to the above declaration; that we believe him to be about eighty years of age; that he is reputed and believed, in the neighborhood where he resides, to have been a soldier of the Revolution & that we concur in that opinion.
Personally appeared before us Jno. J. Sherford & Nathaniel Edwards, Justices of the Court, Francis Harwell, Resident of the county of Lincoln & State of No. Ca. who after being duly Sworn according to Law deposith and saith; that he has been acquainted with Robert Abernathy from his youth, and knows that he went two tours in the service and the third, Robert Abernathy hired a substitute in the Revolutionary War; that he has known him up to the present and the last forty years has lived a neighbor to him in No. Ca. Mr. Frederick Abernathy & Francis Harwell, certify that we are well acquanted with Robert Abernathy above & from his age & infirmities, as we believe, that he could not get to the court house, being about eighteen miles distant, without great inconvenience & trouble.

Robert Abernathy
Certificate #4388
Issued January 18, 1833
Rate $20.00 per annum
Commenced March 4, 1831
Act of June 7, 1832
North Carolina Agency


Transcribed by Elizabeth Ferguson