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Revolutionary War Soldier Private David Herron of Albemarle Co VA and White Co TN

by deb - September 24th, 2012.
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The continuation of the pension application of David Herron, age 103, of White County, TN in 1833.

Answers to the questions prescribed by the War Department and propounded by the Justice

1st  He was born either in Orange or Albemarle he does not recollect precisely which, he thinks however in Orrange County Virginia in the year 1730 to the best of his knowledge and belief.

2nd He has no record of his age

3rd He was living in Albemarle County Virginia each time when called into service–Since the revolutionary war he married and moved to White County Tennessee where he has resided for twenty eight years.

4th He thinks he was drafted each time when called into service but in this he may be mistaken.

5th He has stated the names of his officers who were with the troops where he served together with the general circumstances of this service as well as his memory will permit.

6th He never received a written discharge from the service, but was verbally discharged from each of his tours.

7th He states the name of the following persons to whom he has been long known in his present neighborhood who can testify as to his character for veracity and their belief of his services as a soldier of the Revolution–viz:  Edward E. Hooper, Stephen Cantrell, James Russell, James Townsend, Esqr and Major Isaac Taylor.   There is no minister of the gospel living in his immediate neighborhood.                           David X (his mark) Herron

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 2nd day of October A.D. 1833 William Irwin Justice of the pece

State of Tennessee White County:  I William Irwin an acting Justice of the Peace in and for said county and state do hereby certify that David Herron the foregoing applicant from age and bodily infirmity is unable to attend the court of the county of White held in the town of Sparta in said county a distance of sixteen miles from said applicant’s residence.   In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 2nd day of October A.D. 1833.

                                                                                  William Irwin Justice of the Pece

State of Tennessee White County   We James Townsend Esquire and James Russel both residing in the county of White and state aforesaid do hereby certify that we have long been well acquainted with David Herron who has subscribed and sworn to the foregoing and above declaration for a pension that we believe him to be about one hundred and three years of age, that he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a solider of the Revolutionary and that we concur in that opinion. 15th day of January A.D. 1834                                              Jas Townsend

William Irwin Justice of the Peace               James Russell

Additional info with this application said David Herron was “allowed penison on his application”.  In 1836, the soldier was living in McNairy County, TN, to which county he had lately moved to live with his daughter, Mrs. Nancy Jullin or Jullian and her husband, whose name was not designated.  In 1836? one Erbin Jullian and Nancy Jullian testified jointly to the identity of the soldier, David Herron, in McNairy County.

And so ends the pension application of David Herron.  I do not have his death date.   As usual, one question answered leaves another to be researched! 

 

 

 

 

1 Response to Revolutionary War Soldier Private David Herron of Albemarle Co VA and White Co TN

  1. It looks like the Justice of Peace, William Irwin, traveled to David Herron’s home and recorded Mr. Herron’s application for pension. Am I reading that right? Also, Mr. Irwin did not speak with Townsend and Russell until January 1834. So, when was Mr. Herron’s application actually approved?

    Interesting stuff. It’s neat to read about someone’s personal recollection of Lord Cornwallis’s surrender.

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