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  Revolutionary War Veteran living Clarke County, KY near town of Winchester.

Name: John Sidebottom aka Sydebotham ancestors
Sex: Male
Birth: 11 DEC 1750 in Prince William Co., VA
Death: 28 APR 1823 Mason Co., KY w/ wife and at home of married daughter, result of a blow to his head 6 months previous, a blow from his Nephew, while living in Clarke County.
Military Service: SEP 1775 Enlisted in VA Army/Prince William Co., VA
Military Service: FEB 1776 Reinlisted / Hampton, VA

NOTE: He fought in battles at New York Island, White Plains, Brandywine and Germantown.

NOTE: John and a fellow soldier carried wounded James Monroe from the battlefield at Trenton. Later James Monroe became President.

John moved to Kentucky lands after the war was over and marriage recorded in Fayette County, KY., 28 MAY 1792.
Marriage: Jane(Jenny)McCarty b: ABT 1777 in Loudoun Co., VA died 1844 KY

Moved to Kentucky after the land war was over.

John owned 1,000 acres of land located on the waters of Dry Fork of Upper Howard's Creek and is on the present Ruckerville Road in Clark Co., KY, about 3 miles southeast of Winchester, KY. His will inventory, 299-5, 290-5, 1,000 acres of land. In 1823 prior to death he willed 175 acres each to wife Jane, and sons James C., Peter, Franklin, William and another 125 acres to daughter Polly.

On May 8, 1819, applied for Rev. War pension living in Clark Co., KY.

Joined the Old Providence Church on Lower Howards Creek about 7 miles south of Winchester in Clark Co., KY in the year 1797. The church was built by pioneers who came to Kentucky in 1785. The name was changed from Howard's Creek Church to Old Providence Church in 1790. The Fort of Boonesborough is about 2 miles south of this old church. Daniel Boone also attended: Squire, Jr., Samuel and Mary Boone were baptized there. William Bush, a member of Boone's second Kentucky expedition, built the present stone structure of native limestone. The United Baptists formed here in 1801 and the building was passed to the Negro Baptists in 1870. It was restored after slight fire damage in 1949.

Virginia State Library Bounty Warrants Box 136 6S-1129: "Kentucky Floyd County set. John Sidebottom appeared before me, a justice of the peace for said county, and made oath that he enlisted as a Seargeant, in the year 1776 for three years in Captain Charles (can't read) Company of the 3rd Virginia Regt. on Continental line, commanded by Col. Marshall and that he continued in said service, until his term of enlistment had expired, at which time he was honorably discharged, and through the course of time, he has lost said discharge, and the he quit the army as a Sergeant, and has never received his Land Warrant. He is now seventy-one years old, and has seventeen living children and the youngest is only 8 months old; most of his family are female and he is now poor and scarcely able to maintain them and he truly hoped, that if there should be any doubts as to the legality of his claim that the Governor council will lean to the side of charity and for the same, he will ever pray."

(signed) John Sidebottom (mark)

Sworn to, and subscribed before me and I certify that the despondant is a credible witness on oath_ Given under my hand this 12th day of December 1821.

(signed)(can't read) JP

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17 Children:

Joseph Sidebottom b: 16 APR 1793 in Fayette Co.,KY (near town of Winchester)
Nancy W. Sidebottom b: 13 MAR 1795 Winchester, Clark Co.,KY (md James Sullivan)
Isaac Sidebottom b: 7 NOV 1796 Clark Co.,KY (near town of Winchester)
Elizabeth Sidebottom b: 14 SEP 1798 Clark Co.,KY (near town of Winchester)
Sarah(Sally)Elizabeth Sidebottom b: 12 AUG 1800 Clark Co., KY (Winchester)
Jane(Jenny)Sidebottom b: 22 AUG 1802 Clark Co.,KY (near town of Winchester)
Rebecca Sidebottom b: 10 OCT 1804 Clark Co.,KY md Robert T. Sullivan b. 1800VA)
Frances(Frankie)Sidebottom b: 10 OCT 1806 Clark Co.,KY(near town of Winchester)
Ruth Jane Sidebottom b: 10 JUN 1808 Clark Co.,KY(near town of Winchester)
Milly Sidebottom b: 13 APR 1810 Clark Co.,KY(near town of Winchester)
Mourning Sidebottom b: 5 FEB 1812 Clark Co.,KY(near town of Winchester)
Cynthia Ann(Sinthy)Sidebottom b: 18 APR 1813 Clark Co.,KY(near town of Winchester)
Polly Ann Sidebottom b: 9 AUG 1814 Clark Co.,KY(near town of Winchester)
John Sidebottom b: 7 APR 1816 Clark Co.,KY(near town of Winchester)
Peter Sidebottom b: 14 NOV 1817 Clark Co.,KY(near town of Winchester)
James Charles Sidebottom b: 1820 Clark Co., KY (near town of Winchester)
Zerilda Sidebottom b: APR 1821 Clark Co., KY (near town of Winchester)

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Sources include: Clark Co., KY Rev. War Pension Applications-Filson
Virginia -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Equipment and supplies.
Virginia -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Claims.
Claims -- Virginia -- Prince William County.
Library of Virginia. Archives.
Virginia. Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928). Court Booklets, indexes and lists, 1781-1783.
Virginia. Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928). Commissioner's books, 1783.

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