Joseph Wright Revolutionary War Pension

Transcribed and submitted by Bob Grant

Revolutionary War Pension Records
N-67: Joseph Wright - Rejected Claim
1832/09/17

"State of Tennessee
Fentress County
On this the 17th day of September A.D. 1832 personally appeared before me Robert H. Richardson a Justice of the peace in and for the County of Fentress State of Tennessee, Joseph Wright, a Resident citizen of the county of Cumberland State of Kentucky aged 80 years the 13th day of January last, agreeable To his record now in his possession he was born the 13th day of January 1754 in Frederick County in the State of Maryland, and after being Duly sworn according to Law on his oath makes the following Declaration in order to attain the benefit of the act of Congress of the 7th June 1832;

He states that he lives in the remote part of the County of Cumberland next to the State line near Fentress County and that from Extream old age and bodily infirmity he is not well able to attend a court of Record and for this reason he hashis business Transacted in Fentress County in the nessee side of the State Line it being the most convenient To him; and he being waited on by an attorney so that he wishes to avail himself of the present opportunity of geting his business done and said friend and attorney states that it will Tend greatly to his
convenience to arrange this business on the Tennessee side he for these reasons Transacts his business on the Tennessee side of the State Line, he having the advantage of an extensive acquaintance on both sides of the State line to wit in the County of Fentress, and in the County of Cumberland: he states that some time ago about a year or Eighteen months ago he had papers made out To send to the department of War, but he thinks his business has been greatly neglected by those that arranged the same he knows not whether the same are at the Department or not he is inclined to suppose that the same are destroyed or mislaid, he knows nothing certain and is not able To ascertain himself he has made Enquiry.

He states that he entered the service of the United States in the Revolutionary War in Chatham County North Carolina some time in the month of December 1780 he is not certain as to the certain day of the month he distinctly Recollects being in the service at Christmas day he is not certain how many days before he entered as a private Volunteer militia soldier Captain James Robinson and Col. Littrell and went on and stationed at Hickory mountain some time and thence to Peder and of the same to the Yadkin and Sallesbery and having Servd the full
Term of three months it being the Term of his Engagement he received a written discharge from his said Capt Robinson he was discharged in Guilford County in the Early part of the spring of 1781 the precise date not Recollected.

He again entered the service a private Volunteer soldier under Captain Hill To serve a months Tour and Joined Col Colyers Regiment he is not certain the precise time of Beginning and Ending said Tour but recollects that said Tour ended in the arly part of march 1782, during said Tour he was marched to various places on river at Peder and Kings mill and Ranged against the Tories and after having served out the same he had a written discharge from his said Capt he was discharged in Randolph County he afterward at several times during the year 1782 Ranged out a few days at the time at Various times under capt Hill for which he had no other discharge but mere verbal order at which different times over and above his two first Tours spoken of he is not certain certain how long he was in actual Service but agreeable to his best Calculation he servd not less than Two months - he lost his written discharges a great may
years ago he is not certain in what way he them he states there is no person by whom he can prove his service by he states that he has no written or Documentary Evidence of his Service he has no doubt but he can prove his character for Veracity. by his intimate acquaintance generally he has no doubt he can prove by all his intimate acquaintance that he is generally Reputed as having been a soldier of the Revolutionary War. there is clergyman handy to him at this time he will name some of the persons of his neighborhood by whom he can prove his reputation as having been a soldier and a man of Veracity, to wit Col Ambrose Bramlette, George Swope Esquire John Woods William Woods and in fact he thinks all his acquaintance generally he continued to live in Randolph a great many years after the thence to Rowan and then moved back to Randolph; thence to East Tennessee Sulivan County thence Washington County Tennessee thence to Blount county said State near Knoxville thence to the county of Cumberland Kentucky near the Tennessee Line where he has lived Twenty Two years. He hereby relinquishes Every claim to a pension or annuity except the present and declares his name is not on the pension Roll of the agency of any State.

Joseph Wright

Sworn and subscribed the day and year aforesaid before me.
Robert H. Richard, JP

We George Swope & Jabez Dabney residing in the County of Cumberland State of Kentucky hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Joseph Wright who has subscribed and sworn to the foregoing Declaration that we beleive him to be Eighty years of age that he is reputed among his acquaintance as a man of Veracity and that he is reputed among his acquaintance as having been a soldier of the Revolutionary War: and that we concur in the same opinion

Geo. Swope
Jabez Dabney

sworn and subscribed before me the day and year aforesaid
Robert H Richardson J.P.

I Robert H Richardson Justice of the peace in and for the county of Fentress State of Tennessee hereby certify that after the investigation of the matter and after puting the interrogatories prescribed by the war department that the above named applicant was a Revolutionary soldier and served as he states and I further Certify that George Swope & Jabez Dabney who has subscribed by the the foregoing certifficate and sworn to the same are resident citizens in the County of Cumberland in the neighborhood of applicant, that I am well acquainted with them that they are men of Verracity and Entire Respectability and that their statement is entitled To credit and that applicant is unable to attend a court of Record from bodily infirmity

Robert H Richardson JP
State of Tennessee )
Fentress County )

I Johyn H. Richardson Clerk of the County Court of said County of Fentress hereby Certify that Robert H. Richardson is a magistrate as above and that the foregoing signatures purporting to be his are genuine

In testimony where of I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal of office this 3rd day of October 1834

John H Richardson Clerk of Fentress County
Court by his Deputy
John Albertson"

Revolutionary War Pension Records
N-67: Joseph Wright - Rejected Claim
1833/05/13

" State of Kentucky Cumberland County Sct On this 13th day of May 1833 personally appeared in open Court before the Justices of the Cumberland County Court now sitting Joseph Wright a resident of said County of Cumberland and State of Kentucky aged 79 years 13th Jany last, who being first duly and legally 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. He joined a Volulnteer company from the the State of North Carolina and as a private soldier entered the service in the year 1781 under Captain James Robertson and marchd from that County to Pedee River Colo Letrel commanded the Regiment to which I belonged. we were horse men We marched up Pedee River to Sloans Ferry near Salsberry North Carolina from thence marched down to Randolph County We went for the purpose of joining Genl Greens troops we met him retreating from the British his orders as I learned was for us to persue the Enemy as we were horse men which we accordingly done and marched on as stated after meeting Gen Green with the veiw of meeting with the British We did not meet with or overtake them and was in no engagement during my term of service in said Regiment he served a tour of three months in said Company and Regiment and received a discharge in Randolph County North Carolina in the year 1781 as well as he can now recollect.

In the year 1782 he again entered the service under Capt Elijah Williams in the Regiment commanded by Colo John Colier and served some time in the limits of the County of Randolph and some of the adjoining Counties and was very actively engaged in routing the British & Torries which were then in that Country and was engaged in some Battles with them One of little River Waters of Pedee called Little Pedee and the other engagements in the same neighbourhood in which engagements we were successful and drove the British and Tories from that part of the Country he again received a discharge having served a tour of One month in that company and Regiment under the Officers aforesaid and again in that Country entered the service under Capt Aaron McPhee(?) Colo Coliers Regiment compelled at all hours to be in a State of rediness to march commonly called minute men to the British and Tories and rout them
whenever they might be attempting to embody themselves in that Country and continued as such until the close of the War

He was born in Fredrich County Maryland in the year 1754 has a recording of his age now in his possession taken from his fathers family Register he was living in Randolph County North Carolina when he was called into the service of the United States he moved from Randolph County to Sullivan County in the year in 1796 from thence to Washington Ten in 1799 then moved to the Blunt Cty Ten 1806 or 7 lived there about 6 years thence moved to Cumberland County Kentucky in 1812 or 13 where he now lives and has lived ever since

he knows of no person in this Country by whom he can prove his services as a soldier in the Revolutionary War his discharge he has lost he is known to Daniel L Myers(?) John Noland in his present neighbourhood who can testify as to his character for veracity and their belief as to his services as a soldier in the Army of the Revolution

He hereby relinquishes every claim whatsoever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension list or Rolls of the agency of any State.

Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid

Joseph Wright

We Daniel L Myers and John Noland residing in the County of Cumberland and state of Kentucky (then being no Clergyman(?) in his neighbourhood) hereby Certify that we are well acquainted with Joseph Wright who has subscribed and sworn to the foregoing declaration that we believe him to be seventy nine years of age that he is reputed and believed generally in the neighbourhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the revolution and that we concur in that opinion Sworn to and Subscribed this 13th day of May 1833

John Noland
A. King JPCC
D L Myers

State of Kentucky Cumberland County Sct

And the said Cumberland County Court Do hereby declare their Opinion after the investigation of the matter and after putting the interrogatories prescribed by the War Department that the above named applicant was a revolutionary soldier and served as he states And the said Court further Certifies that Daniel L Myers and John Noland who have signed the preceding Certificate are residents of the County of Cumberland State of Kentucky and are credible persons and that their Statements are entitled to credit Given under Our hands this 13th day of May
1833

Joel Owsley
Geo C. Craft CC
Obadiah Baker CC

State of Kentucky Cumberland County Sct

I Milton King Clerk ofthe County Court for said County of Cumberland Do Certify that Joel Owsley George Craft and Obadiah Baker whose signatures are to the foregoing Certificate are and were at the time of executing the same acting justices of the peace in & for said County of Cumberland duly & legally Commissioned and qualified as such and were the Justices composing the County Court of Cumberland at the time the foregoing proceedings in relation to the claim of Joseph Wright for a pension were had and that their
Signatures to said Certificate are genuine

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of my said Office at Burksville this 21st day of May 1833

Milton King"

Revolutionary War Pension Records
N-67: Joseph Wright - Rejected Claim
1833/05/21

" Burksville Ky May 21st 1833
Honble J L Edwards

Enclosed you will find this Original declaration of old Mr. Joseph Wright for a pension under the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832 which I have been requested by him to forward to the War Department which I hope upon examination and investigation will be found sufficiently conformable to the requisitions of the Departmentto insure a favourable action upon hiscase And
he be permitted to reap the benefit of a just reward due from the Government to such characters

Yours &c
Hiram S Emerson"

Revolutionary War Pension Records
N-67: Joseph Wright - Rejected Claim
1833/05/21

" War Department, Pension Office 183_

Sir:
The evidence in support of your claim, under the act of June 7, 1832 has been examined and the papers are herewith returned. The following is a statement of your case in a tabular form. On comparing these papers with the following rules, and the subjoined notes, you will readily perceive that objections exist, which must be removed, before a pension can be allowed. The notes and the regulations will shew what is necessary to be done. These points to which your attention is more particularly directed, you will find marked in the margin with a
brace (thus: }). You will, when you return your papers to this Department, send this printed letter with them; and you will, by complying with this request, greatly facilitate the investigation of your claim.

A Statement, shewing the Service of Joseph Wright Cumberland County Kentucky

Period when the Service was rendered

Duration of the Claimant's Service

Rank of this Claimaint

Name and Rank of the Field Officers Under Whom He Served

Yrs

Mos

Days

Vol 1781
Entered 1782
Entered

 


3
1

 

Trooper
"
"

CAP Robertson, Col Letrel
Cap Williams, Col Colier
Cap Hill, Col Colier

   

Age at present, and place of abode when he entered the service

Proof by which the declaration is supported.

79 years Chatham County N. Carolina

Traditionary evidence - papers correct

 

I am respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
J L. Edwards, Commissioner of Pensions"


Revolutionary War Pension Records
N-67: Joseph Wright - Rejected Claim
1834/10/03

" Jamestown Fentress County Tennessee
October 3rd 1834


I enclose to you this paper the declaration of Joseph Wright pleas communicate the result of your investigations to me in this place


J. L. Edwards Your Friend &c
John Albentran Jr."


Revolutionary War Pension Records
N-67: Joseph Wright - Rejected Claim
1835/02/25

" February 23, 1835.

Sir: The declaration of Joseph Wright o Kentucky has been examined. He made a declaration in Kentucky in May 1833 which was rejected on the ground that he did not perform actual service for six months in a regularly organized corps and by order of the regularly constituted authorities. He specifies tours of service for four months. The service for which he claims in 1782 was not of that character provided for by 7 June 1832. The decision n the case cannot be reversed

To John Albritain, Jr., Esq., James Town Fentress Co., Tennessee

Revolutionary War Pension Records
N-67: Joseph Wright - Rejected Claim
1842/11/08

"Commonwealth of Kentucky           )  County Court
Clinton County                                    )  Nov Term 1842


this day Joseph Wright aged ninety years 13th January next apeard before the Worshipful Court Justices of the County Court now siting and on his oath makes t he following amended Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June the 7th 1832

He States that he served a full three months Tower in behalf of the United States a volunteer under Capt James Robinson and Col Little for which he had a written ending in the spring of the Battle of Gilfod N.C. and afterward Served at one time amediately afterwards under Capt Elijah Williams and Col Colyer served again the full period of one month a volunteer and that he had a written Discharge for the same, and that afterwards he was placed in the minute service under Capt Aaron Neill and Col Colyer and served in the light horse service and
served occasionaly the end of the war sometimes as much as one week at the time and sometimes as much as three or four days at one time and would allways meet once a month untill the ratification of peace, owing to the great lapse of time and loss of memory he cannot state precisely how long he Did serve sd last periods of Services but to his best Calculation and beief the same amounted to the full period of of three months makeing in the whole not less than seven months actual service he served as horseman the first Tower second Tower Infantry last serves as a horseman

his
Joseph X Wright
mark


Sworn to and subscribed to in open Court this 8th day of Nov 1842

Rico Maxey Clk


Kentucky Clinton County Court Sct
November Term 1842

I Rice Maxey Clerk of the Clinton County Court certify that the foregoing declaration of Joseph Wright was produced in Open Court and sworn to by the said declareant,
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and private seal there being no
seal of office provided at Office this 8th day of Nov 1842

Rice Maxey Clk

Kentucky Clinton County Court Sct
November Term 1842

which is Ordered to be Certified; And the Court having examined said Wright touching his services as set forth in his declaration are of opinion that the services were rendered as stated, And the Court being personally acquainted with the said Wright and his Character, Certify that he is a man of good Character for veracity & otherwise; All which is Ordered to be certified to the War
department of the United States of America

A Copy
Rice Maxey Clk"


Revolutionary War Pension Records
N-67: Joseph Wright - Rejected Claim
1842/11/01

" Albany Kentucky
November the 8th 1842

Sir I enclose to ye the amended Declaration of Joseph Wright for a pensionunder act of 7th Jun 1832


Your humble servant
William Dabny"


Revolutionary War Pension Records
N-67: Joseph Wright - Rejected Claim
1843/01/02

" State of Kentucky )
Clinton County )

County court January Term 1843 on this the 2d day of January 1843 personally apeard in open Court John Wright of this County whose statements are entitled to full credit and after being Duly sworn for that purpose on his oath maks the following affidavit to wit that his father John Wright lived in Randolph county N Carolina on hicory and lived a part of the time on the farm of the fathr of Joseph Wright and will recollects that Joseph Wright the presant applicant for a pension was often out in in the minute or light horse service & that the sd Joseph Brothers to wit James Wright and Joshua ware often going and returning from the service he affiants father lived with the father of the sd Joseph some considerable Time During the war afiant - Does not recollect the length of the Time the sd Joseph served at any one Tower as he was quite young He thinks about from 6 to seven or Eight years of age well Recollects of the sd Joseph
being in service as he understood by the family and from the said Joseph he having a clear Recollection of the sed Joseph and of he being absent and returnning from the service as was said by the sd Joseph and the family that affiant has been well acquainted with the sd Joseph ever since and has lived withe the sd Joseph and learned a Trade under him that he affiant has lived in the neighborhood of the sd Joseph in the County of Cumberland now Clin County Ky for about 15 or Twenty years that he has often heard the sd Joseph takl of his serving a great many Towers in the revolution and serving a considerable time as light horse or minute man and so understood from the family affiant has no clear recollection of the officers under whome he served his minute or light horse service but thinks under Capt Night or Capt Worrel or probly some under Both and Recoll of there Being another office But cannot now Reccollect the name

John Wright


Sworn to and subscribed on Open Court

Rice Maxey Clk

Kentucky Clinton County Sct


I Rice Maxey Clerk of the Clinton County CourtCertify that at the January Term thereof 1843 the foregoing affidavit of John Wright was subscribed and sworn to in open Court after all the interlineations were made In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and private seal, there being no seal of office provided at office this 3rd day of January 1843


Rice Maxey Clk"


Revolutionary War Pension Records
N-67: Joseph Wright - Rejected Claim
1843/01/03

" Albany Ky January 3d 1843

Sir

I enclose to you the affidavit of John Wright of this vicinity as to the service of Joseph Wright of this neighborhood Taken in court Monday the 2d January 1843 in behalf of the sd Joseph in an application for a pension for Revolutionary servises


I am your Humble servt
Wm Dabney"


Revolutionary War Pension Records
N-67: Joseph Wright - Rejected Claim
1843/03/09
" Pension Office
March 9 1843

Sir.

The papers in the case of Joseph Wright claiming a pension under the Act of 7th June 1832 have been examined and filed. There is nothing in the affidavit of John Wright to alter the adverse opinion, heretofore formed, to the claim which has been filed among the rejected cases."

Wm Dabney Esq
Albany Kentucky”

Revolutionary War Pension Records
N-67: Joseph Wright - Rejected Claim
1857/05/07

" Clinton County Ky
   May the 7th 1857

Dear Sir

I Take the Liberty of interogating your honor, Conserning a pension Claim: Coming to Joseph Wright, Dec. which Claim was applied for some years ago, but not obtained and by an act of Congress is thought to be good; now thare was a man by the name of S. M. Knight wrote a letter about it and said it Could be had by making application and said he would undertake it, and sent on a power of attorney to be filled up and James haggard got the letter and the power; and he agreed to attend and have the papers fixed for Knight and he wrote a power for himself and had all the heirs to assign it: the names of them is Isaac Wright and Abner Wright, and we have never had any more account since nor Cant get none from haggard, and we hope you will look and see whether he or they have Ever made any draw or whether it Can be had or not, it is strange before we made haggard the power that he was after no Constant and since
then we Can get no account from him about it now you will pleas give some information about it write to James Johnston (Jun) albany Clinton County Ky"


Revolutionary War Pension Records
N-67: Joseph Wright - Rejected Claim
1857/06/03

" Tenn Office
June 3, 1857

Sir

In reply to your letter of the 7th you are informed that S. M. Wright has not filed additional testimony to justify claim of Joseph Wright late of Cumberland County, Ky filed under the Act of June 7 1832 Wrights claim was rejected for the reason that the alleged service was not sustained according to the regulations. He alleged that in 1781 he then being a resident of North Carolina, he served three months in a Company of Horse raised in Chatham County N.C. commanded by Capt. James Robertson That in 1782 he again entered the service, and rendered one month and also performed duties after laws until the end of the War. Office and when it is the be made to the Comptroller of North Carolina at Raleigh for any evidence of Wright's service contained in the Records of the office and when it is submitted for the consideration if it establishes six months service we will permit further instructions(?) to all the parties to establish the claim

James Johnson
Albany Clerk to Ky"


Revolutionary War Pension Records
N-67: Joseph Wright - Rejected Claim
1857/09/07

" Comptroller's Department
Raleigh N.C. Sept 7, 1857


Dear Sir: Your application for evidence of the service of one Joseph Wright a soldier of the Revolutionary War has been received. It appears that two payments of £9 each were made to the said Wright making£ 18 £16 paid a private for 6 months service.

My fee for a certificate is $5 in advance.


Very respectfully
Your obt servant
C H Brogden Comptler"


Revolutionary War Pension Records
N-67: Joseph Wright - Rejected Claim
1858/02/05


State of Kentucky       )
County of Clinton        ) S.S.

On motion of Isaac Wright, Ordered that he be and he is hereby appointed administrator of Joseph Wright deceased, Whereupon said Isaac Wright together with James Johnston jr his surety executed & acknowledged covenenant to the Commonwealth of Kentucky conditioned as the law directs which is approved by the court and ordered to be filed & said Wright took the
oath required by law as admr.afsd"

And at the same time the following order was made viz:

" Ordered that it be certified that the Declaration of Isaac Wright administrator of Joseph Wright decd for Pension was read, subscribed & sworn to in open Court by said Wright, and the court being personally acquainted with Wright is of the opinion that he is a man of undoubted veracity"

Also at same the following order was made viz:

" Ordered that it be certified that it was proven in open Court by the oath of Joseph L Wright that Isaac Wright, Abner Wright and Betsy Wallace are the only living children of Joseph Wright decd that he knows of"


State of Kentucky
County of Clinton ) S.S.

I J A Brents Clerk of the county court of the county aforesaid do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and complete Transcript of the record now on file in my office in the cases therein set forth.

In Testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and affixed my seal of office at
office in Albany this 5th day of February 1858
J. A. Brents Clk"


Revolutionary War Pension Records
N-67: Joseph Wright - Rejected Claim
1858/00/00

" State of Kentucky Clinton County
 
 County Court February Term 1858 personally appeared in Open court Isaac Wright administrator of Joseph Wright deceased and being first duly sworn according to Law on his Oath makes the following Declaration To wit in Order to obtain the arrears of Pension Due said Joseph Wright at his death on account of his Revolutionary services Declarant states that he is the son and administrator of said Joseph Wright that Joseph died in Clinton County Kentucky Intestate in the month of January 1843 and left no widow, and left the following & only surviving Children To wit this Declarant Isaac Wright Abner Wright & Bitsy Wallis That these are the only surviving Children Known o be living of said Joseph Wright that said Joseph in his lifetime applyed for Pension under the act of 7th June 1832 and furnished Proof of same to some Extent Enclosed the affidavit of John Wright now deceased, Declarant states that his said father served for a long time, in the Revolutionary war making in all that he Served some several years according to his account of it and Drew wages Declarant states that Evidence of the service of his said Father he believes is on file in the Executive office in North Carolina

Declarant states that his said Father often Talked frequently of his service and of his receiving payment in pounds shillings &c for his service that his said Father moved from North Carolina to Sullivan County East Tennessee and from there to Blount County Tennessee and rom there to Cumberland County Kentucky the place where he died now included in Clinton County he states that a letter is before him from C H Brogder Comptroler North Carolina Shewing his said fathers service but he will if required produce a certificate of the service or of payments all of which he thinks will shew & fully satisfy the Department of said service Said letter from the Comptrooler is of Date Sept he 7th 1857 Directed to James Johnston, and a letter from the Comr of Pensions of Date June 3d 1857, is also before him Directed to said Johnston. Declarant makes all heretofore done in said Case by said Joseph Wright part hereof he makes William J
Dabney his attorney in no this Case he asks for a reexamination of the Claim and that it ay be allowed & in he event the Claim is not allowed on the proof enclosed he asks for such further instructions as are consistant with the rules of the Department he statess that his said Father as he always under Stood from him in the Revolutionary War

Declarant states that his said ather was Eighty three years of age at his death, he encloses a letter from the Comptroller of North Carolina in his case he desires the Claim investigated and the Department to Corespond with W J Dabney at Albany Ky.


Sworn to and subscribed in         ) Isaac Wright
open Court this 1st day of           )
February 1858 before me            )
Wm Vann PJ C.C.C.

Clinton County Court
February Term 1858

On motion of Isaac Wright Ordered that he be and he is hereby appointed Administrator of Joseph Wright deceased Whereupon said Isaac Wright together with James Johnston jr his surety executed & acknowledged Covenant to the Commonwealth of Kentucky Conditioned as the law directs which is approved by the Court and ordered to be filed & said Wright took the Oath required by law as Admr afsd

A Copy attest
J A Brents Clk
By C. P. Gray DC

State of Kentucky      )
Clinton County SS     )

I J. A. Brents Clerk of the County Court of the county aforesaid do ceretify that Wm Vann who has signed the foregoing Declaration is and was at the time of signing the same Presiding Judge of the County Court of the County aforesaid duly commissioned and qualified as such and the foregoing Signature purporting to be his is genuine I also certify that the foregoing Declaration of Isaac Wright was sworn to in open Court and also signed by him in court and that he was at the February Term 1858 appointed Administrator of Joseph Wright.

In Testimony whereof I have hereto Set by hand and affixed my Seal of Office at office in Albany the 3d day of February 1858.

J A Brents Clk
By C. P. Gray Cl."


N-67: Joseph Wright - Rejected Claim
1858/02/05

" State of Kentucky      )
  Clinton County              ) SS

On this 5th day of February 1858 personally appeared before me Wm. Vann Presiding Judge of the County Court of the County aforesaid William Branham aged years a resident citizen of the County aforesaid he is well known to me and is entitled to ull credit, and being irst duly sworn by me on his oath states he was well. Acquainted with Joseph Wright the father of Abner Wright Isaac Wright & Betsey Wallace that the said Joseph Wright died in Clinton County Kentucky several years ago, leaving no widow, that he was verry old when he died and repurted as having been a Revolutionary Soldier.

Sworn to & Subscribed             )             his
to before me by William               ) William X Branham
this day of                                      )           mark
February 1858                              )
Wm Admr & J.C.C.C.                  )
State of Kentucky                         )
Clinton County S.S.                      )

I, J. A Brents Clerk of the County Court of the County aforesaid, do certify that Wm Vann before whom the foregoing affidavit was made, and who has signed the same Presiding Judge of the County Court of the County aforesaid, duly Commissioned & qualified as Such, and that full faith & credit is due all his official acts as such, and the signature purporting to be his is genuine

In Testimony Whereof I have herin Set my hand & affixed my seal of Office at Office in Albanythis 5th day of February 1858

J A Brents Clk
By C. Gray D. C."

Revolutionary War Pension Records
N-67: Joseph Wright - Rejected Claim
1858/02/24

" Pension Office, February 24, 1858

Sir,

I have examined the additional evidence transmitted by you in support of the claim of the heirs of Joseph Wright for arrears of pension under act of June 7, 1832.

The claim could not be admitted upon the papers on file if the soldier himself were now living. But the department has recently decided that claims of this description cannot be established and recovered by Children or other representatives of a deceased revolutionary soldier. This Claim is therefore rejected.

Very respectfully &c
W. L. Dabney Esqr
Albany Revolutionary War Pension Records
N-67: Joseph Wright - Rejected Claim
1860/04/22

" Aprile the 22d 1860

Sir I again inquire of you Conserning the pension Due the heirs of Joseph wright Decd. I Employed william J. dabney, to fix the papers and send them on, he said the limitation of the statute had Cut us out, if that be true I wish you to to inform me by letter, I have the Certiicate you spoke of having to get, I am one of the heirs and ful interested in the Claim

yours Truly,
James Johnston, Jun"


Revolutionary War Pension Records
N-67: oseph Wright - Rejected Claim
1860/06/20

" Pension Office June 20 1860

Sir,

The claim in virtue of the services of Joseph Wright, deceased, was originally rejected, as you were informed in my letter of June 3, 1857 because no satisfactory evidence of said service had been adduced. Since then however, the Department, under advice of the Attorney General, has decided that this class of claims cannot be established and recovered by the heirs under any circumstances whatever.

James Johnson Esq
Albany Kentucky"

Revolutionary War Pension Records
N-67: Joseph Wright - Rejected Claim
1905/09/26

A. & P.
File Ref 11898
Rev. War

Department of the Interor
Bureau of Pensions,
Washington, D.C., September 26, 1900

Madam:

In reply to your request for a statement of the military history of Joseph Wright, a soldier of the Revolutionary War, you will find below the desired information as contained in his application for pension on file in this Bureau.

Date of Enlistment or Appointment

Length of Service

Rank

Officers Under Whome Service Was Rendered

Captain

Colonel

State

1780 or 1781

3 mos

Private

James Robinson or Robertson

Little or Litterell

N.C.

1782

1 mo

"

Elijah Williams

Colyer or Collier

"

2 or 3 mos

"

Aaron Hill

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Battles engaged in,

 

Residence of soldier at enlistment,

Randolph Co. N.C.

Date of application for pension

Sept. 17, 1832

Residence at date of application,

Cumberland Co., Ky

Age at date of application

Born Jany 13, 1754, Frederick Co. Md.


Remarks: His claim was rejected on the ground that he did not serve 6 mos as required by the Act of June 7, 1832. He died in Jany 1843, in Clinton Co. Ky.


Very respectfully,
Commissioner

Mrs. J. P. Hammersmith
Belton, Texas"

 

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