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    Thomas Lewis' Pension Application Service History

    Transcribed from original documents.


    From the Revolutionary War Pension File, Thomas Lewis, Va. , W-9124; State of Kentucky/Morgan County:

    [In Thomas Lewis’ own words]

    On this 8th day of August 1833 personally appeared in Open Court before the Court of Morgan County now sitting, Thomas Lewis, aged seventy-five years, who being duly sworn according to Law doth 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.

    “Was drafted in Washington County, State of Virginia, where he then resided on the day of June 1776 under Captain A. Bowen, A. Campbell was Colonel, and was marched to Robersons fort on Clinch River for six weeks and was then discharged and returned home, and on the __ day of September 1776

    was ordered out to guard the Frontiers of Virginia by Captain A. Bowen and was marched in September 1776 to Robertson & Cowans fort on Clinch River where I was in service for two months and was discharged & returned home to Washington County, Virginia,

    and was again drafted on the __ day of July 1780 in Washington County, Virginia, and was in July 1780 marched to Surry Courthouse and was detached at Surry Courthouse under Captain A. Bowan as a Ranger or Spy on the Adkin River and on New River and served for four months and was marched back to Washington County, Virginia, and discharged by Captain A. Bowen, William Campbell was colonel.

    And on a fourth Tour was drafted in December 1780 under Captain James Crabtree, Arthur Campbell was colonel, and was marched in December 1780 to Abingdon in Virginia where I joined the Army and marched to the Long Island on Holston and by the bent of Chucky to French Broad and thence crossing French Broad and traveling six miles we fought the Indians on the __ day of December 1780 and whipped them and proceeded on our march crossing the Tennessee River and stationed at the Cherokee Towns on the Tennessee River about two weeks, was then marched to the Tellico Towns and thence to Highwasse where we stayed about two weeks, was then marched back to Tellico where we stayed about two weeks, and was then marched back to the Cherokee Towns and from the Cherokee Towns we marched back home to Washington County, Virginia, and was discharged in March 1781 by Captain James Crabtree.

    And in 1782 moved to Kentucky and settled on Dicks River and in October 1782 was drafted and started in few days and lay all night the 4th of September 1782 at Danville, the place of Rendezvous, where I joined a company under Colonel Barnett (?) John Downey Captain, James Downey/Major, we marched immediately to the Falls of the Ohio River where we was attached to the Army commanded by General George R. Clarke. We then marched to the Apost passing the French Lick from Apost we marched up the Wabash River about eighty miles where we halted and returned to the falls of the Ohio where we remained two days and was discharged.

    I was out under the last named officers two months. And that he has no documentary evidence and that he knows of no person whose testimony he can procure who can testify to his services. 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 of the Agency of any State. Sworn and subscribed the day and year aforesaid, Thomas Lewis


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