Littleberry Wells Application for Pension,
Transcribed by Harold Bishop Morgan
Littlebury Wells (or Littlebury) of Virginia Service S31469 (words missing).
At the time of this application the pensioner was at the age of 70 years.
He first served from Chesterfield County, Virginia, entered service as a
private for 2 months. In all he was on 7 tours of duty of which 4 were for
himself and 3 as a substitute for his father Michael Wells in the Virginia
He entered service in 1778 to serve in the capacity of a private in the
Virginia Militia. They first joined the army at Petersburg, Virginia to
serve under command of Capt. Thomas Goude, Lt. Ezekiel Dance, Col. Robert
Goude, Gen. Morgan and Adjutant Pride. From Petersburg, they then marched
to Chesterfield Court House and from there they marched to Full Creek
Church. From there, they then crossed the James River and went to Richmond.
They then recrossed the river and went to Manchester, there said pensioner
was discharged by Col. Goude verbally in November, 1778 after having served
for 2 months. Then again in March, 1779 he entered service as a substitute
for his father Michael Wells.
They first joined the army at Dinwiddie Court House, Virginia and then
March, 1778 he served under command of Capt. Ezekiel Dance, Lt. William
Threet and Col. Creed haskin as a private in the Virginia Militia. From
Dinwiddie they marched to Petersburg and then down the Appomattox River to
the James River and then down the James River to Hoods Fort. He was then
hon. discharged in may of 1779 by Capt. Hill verbally after having served
for 2 months. Then again in September, 1779 he served as a private in the
Virginia Militia. They first joined the army at Petersburg under the
command of Capt. Dance, Lt. William Chealam, Col. Haskins and Major, Boyd.
Then from Petersburg they marched to Norfolk, Virginia until November, 1779.
They then marched to Norfolk Virginia and then they returned to Cabin Point
in the month of December, 1780 when he was verbally discharged by Lt. Cheat
em after having served his full tour of 2 months. Then again in April, 1781
he entered service in the capacity of a substitute for his father, Michael
Wells to serve under the command of Capt. Henry Archer, Lt. Richard Hill and
Col. Goude in the capacity of a private in the Virginia Militia. They first
joined the army at Petersburg and from that place they marched to Williams
burg. From there they marched to York and they then returned to Petersburg
where said pensioner was honorably discharged verbally by Capt. Archer in
the month of June, 1871. Then again in August of 1781 he served under Capt.
Thomas Goude and Col. Haskins. They then first joined the army at
Petersburg and from there they marched to Williamsburg. From there they
marched to York and were at the siege and surrender of Lord Cornwallis at
that place in October under the command of Gen. Washington, Gen. LaFayette
and Gen. Lincoln. They then marched to Hanover Court House and there said
pensioner became sick and was honorably discharged verbally in November 1,
1781, in writing after serving out his full tour of 2 months.
The said pensioner was born April 3, 1763 in Dinwiddie County, Virginia. He
had entered service from Chesterfield County, Virginia. In 1796 he removed
to the State of Kentucky and he has remained there ever since that time for
the past 30 years. The affidavit of Abraham Bonhannan, a clergymen, and
Blanks Moody was given at the same time and place as the forgoing. Deponent
stated they were acquainted with the pensioned and that in the neighborhood
in which said pensioner resided. He was reputed to have served in the
The said pensioner, Littleberry Wells, was on the Kentucky Pensioner Roll at
$46.66 per annum and his certificate of pension for that among had been
issued on August 9, 1833 As it was sent to E.P. Thomas at New Castle,
Kentucky. (SECTION 212)
Littlebury came to Kentucky in1796, he settled in Henry County.
From the Kentucky Pension Roll of 1835; Littlebury Wells, Henry County, Kentucky, Private Virginia Militia $46.66 annual allowance, $139.98 amount received Pension started August 9, 1833, Age 71.