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Summary of William Moore Revolutionary War Pension Request

Submitted by Joe W. Hardiman

July 1, 1818 - Rockcastle County, KY
William Moore, 63 years of age, appeared in open court and stated that he had been in the Revolutionary War. He enlisted April 22, 1776 at Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County Virginia under Captain Alexander Dick for 3 years. His company was ordered on board an American armed vessel as marines, and after a short time he was taken prisoner by the Andian of the Kings Ships, a 36 gun and cannon led by Captain Pringle.

Taken to Barbados Island and confined as a prisoner of war for seven months and fifteen days he was put aboard an English merchant vessel for passage to the island of Jamaica. He made his escape and was again captured. He was placed on a prison vessel for five months and some days and again made his escape from the enemy.

He joined Colonel Richard Parker's regiment commanded by Alexander Parker, and went with them to Savannah and remained there during the Siege. He was wounded at Savannah once in the thigh with a sword/bayonet, and in the shoulder by a ball. He then went to Augusta, Georgia where he remained until his unit joined with Colonel Charles Dabney with whom he remained until the taking of Cornwallace at York. He was discharged at Augusta, Georgia, and again at Richmond, Va in May of 1783. William misplaced his discharge and land warrant for 400 acres.

William Smith attested in court that he had known William Moore since 1796, and knew him to be a man of truth and honesty.

James Terrill as clerk of court attested to court proceedings and signature of William Moore and William Smith.

Thomas Montgomery, circuit court judge, attested to signature of James Terrill.

September 29, 1819 - Rockcastle County, KY
Thomas Montgomery, circuit court judge, wrote a letter regarding William Moore and further testimony. William stated that Captain Dick's company was a part of the 1st Virginia Regiment, the vessel he was on was named the "Misquito" whose Captain was John Harris. His second enlistment was under Captain F Bush in the regiment of Col Charles Dabney.

August 27, 1820 - Rockcastle County, KY
William Moore appeared in court before Circuit Court Judge John L Bridges, to again tell of his Revolutionary War experiences. He also listed his assets as being 85 acres of poor land, one horse, about 7 head of cow beasts, and 20 pigs. He has a son James a few months past 20 disabled and not able to work, a son John about 19 and of feeble constitution and very frequently unable to perform manual labor, a son William about 15 years old, a son Marshal about twelve years old healthy and able to perform the labor of boys, Polly about 10 and Elizabeth about 7 both able to perform the labor of little girls. His wife Franky is about 50 years old.

James Terrill, clerk of court, signed a statement that the net worth of William Moore was the sum of $305.00.

November 27, 1821 - Mount Vernon, Ky
William Moore signed a letter to the pension board askin why it was taking so long to receive his pension. He was having to sell property to pay his attorney. E Smith - James Terrill - William Buford all attested to the signature and plight of William Moore. Williams's property was overvalued, he was having to sell land and cattle, and his age and old wounds made it difficult for him to work.

July 2, 1823
Certificate of pension issued for William Moore.

July 8, 1823 - Rockcastle County, KY
James Terrill signed a statement that William Moore's new net worth is $135.50

1834 - 1835
William tried to prove he had been a Sergeant but it was never approved.

January 27, 1884 - Richmond, Virginia
William Moore's copy of his warrant for pay received the 12th of July 1783 as a Sergeant of Calvary in the amount of pounds 8.19.6

March 31, 1931 - Sparta, Illinois
Mrs. Louella Eaton Wnorowski requested the Rev War record of Lt Beaven and William Moore.

May 18, 1931 - Washington D.C.
Letter reply to Mrs Louella Eaton Wnorowski.

July 15, 1935 - Waynesboro Virginia
Mrs Frances B Gallaher letter requesting Rev War record of William Moore.

August 3, 1935 - Washington D.C.
Letter reply to Mrs. Frances B Gallaher

May 17, 1938 - Columbus, MO
William L Nelson for Mrs. James R Short requesting Rev War record of William Moore.

May 19, 1938 - Washington D.C.
Letter reply for Mrs. James R Short.