Revolutionary War Veteran Private David Herron of Albemarle Co Virginia

by deb - September 21st, 2012.
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The pension application of David Herron continues…

He again went out under Captain Isaac Davis.  He does not recollect certainly but thinks that his lieutenants name was Richard Durret.  He again met at Sharlottsville and as well as he recollects performed something like the rout mentioned in his second tour and was finally discharged at Little York and declarant again returned home to his fathers.  

He again went out under Captain John Miller making his fourth tour.  He belonged to the first Regiment during each term of service as well as he recollects.  He was discharged from his last tour of duty at Fredricksburg.  His colonels name was Richardson, he was under him all the time he served.  His Major’s name was McElhaney, General Washington, and Marcus De Lafayette were with the troops where he served.  Declarant was at Little York when Lord Cornwallis surrendered.

He is aged and very infirm, has entirely lost his sight and is nearly deaf and from his great loss of memory he is unable to state the precise periods of the war when he served, neither can he recollect precisely how long he was out each tour but is confident that in the four tours he served Eight Months, the aggregate amount of his service is more deeply fixed upon his memory.   He asks of his government to give him a pension for the period of eight months, that he may be able to spend his last years in comfort.  He is poor and much needs whatever may be allowed him.  He has no documentary evidence, nor does he recollect of any living witness whose testimony he can procure who can testify to his service.  He hereby relinquishes every claim 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.  

My next entry will be the “answers to the questions prescribed by the War Department and propounded by the Justice” of David Herron as his pension application is completed. 

 

 

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