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WILLIAM CLENNY

PENSION APPLICATION



State of Indiana Greene County, Indiana

Nomember Term 1832

Declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the act of Congress of 7th June 1832.

On this 16th day of November in the year one thousand eight hundred thirty two personally appeared inopen court before the Honorable William D Sector, Judge of the Probate Court in and for the county and state foresaid. William Clenny resident of the county of Greene aforesaid age 74 years on the 18th day March last who being first duly sworn according to law doeth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the provision made by the Act of Crogress on the 7th June 1832. That he was born near Wilmington in the State of Delaware, that he moved from Delaware with his father some short time before Independence was declared on the 5th July 1776 to te State of North Carolina near Hillsborough, in Orange County.

That he entered the service in the army of the United States in the War of the Revolution as a volunteer on the 10th day August in the year 1776 for the term of nine months under the following named officers in the company commanded by Capt William Williams in the regiment commanded by Col. Ramsey the first name of said ramsey this declarent does not remember. That said Brigade was commanded by Generals Parsons as well as this declarent remembers entered the service as above noted in the County of Orange in the State of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia and a part of the Indian Nation that had expeditions was chiefly against the Hostel Indians, that this declarent during said tour of service was in several skirmishes with the Indians and at the ______ of several Indian Tories but was in no decisive battle during said tour. That he marched back to Hillsborough North Carolina after having served out his full tour of engagement as above stated, and was discharged at Hillsborough with the rest of the company to which he was attached as aforesaid but received no written discharge, and was discharged as above stated sometine in the latter part of May 1777. That some time in the latter part of the fall after year 1777. That this declarent was drafted for three months in Orange County, North Carolina and entered the service in the army of the United States as aforesaid at Hillsborough as a militia man underd the follwoing named officers (----) in the company commanded by Captaion Daniel Williams in the regiment commanded by Col Armstrong as this declarent believes from the best of his recollection but he won't be certain. that during the last mentioned engagement that this declarentwas not at anytime marched out of the State of North Carolina but was in sundry expeditions, against thetories and was in one battle with the tories and some of the British near ____River in North Carolina and as he thinks in the county of Montgomery and that during said engagement when he was not in active service that he was stationed at Guilford, North Carolina and after finsihed his tour of duty as last mentioned he was discharged at Hillsborough,N.C. with the rest of his company to which he was attached as forsaid but had no issued written discharge, this declarent that he was drafted in the countyof Orange and the State of North Carolina. That he again entered the service of the United States in the war of the revolution as a militiman for the term of six monthsand as well as he remembers on or about the tenthof May in the year 1780. He is not certain of the precisetime he enterd the services in the last mentioned tour of duty but that he definately remembers that he entered the same about three months before, Gen'l Galer defeat ar Cowden South Carolina that he entered the service in the last mentioned engagement under the following officers (towit) in the company commanded by Capt Peter Faquette in the regiment commanded by Colonel -------- that he was in teh battle of General Gates defeat and ----- said tour he marched troops various districts in teh State of South Carolina and that he was discharged at some small town in the state of South Carolina he does not now remember, That he received said discharge from Capt Faquette some time about the last of October 1780 which was a few days before his tour of serviceapplied. that he was in no obattl during the last mentioned tour only Gates defeat except some skirmishes not worth mentioning. That after he was discharged as aforesaid he return to Orange County North Carolina, that he again entered the service byenlistment in the armyof the United States in the war of the revolution in the county of Orange in the state of North Carolina sometime in May or June of the year 1781. for thetime of twelve months. That he will not be certain as to the day or month he entered by his last stated but that he remembers he enlisted about four or five months before the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Little York, that he enterd as aforesaid under the following officers (towit) in the company commanded by Capt William Little, in the regiment commanded by Archibald Little. That said William and Archibald were brothers, that during said enlistment that he was marched through a considerable portion of the state of North Carolina, South Carolina andGeorgia. That he was inno battle during said enlistment but was in some skirmishes with the tories that he did not serve out the full year of said enlistment that as well as he remembers he lacked about two months of making u[ the full time of said engagement and that he was discharged some time as well as he remembers in the month of February or March in the year 1782. in the State of South Carolina or North Carolina or near ----of said states, at some small village the name of which he cannot remember that said discharge was ------ to this declarent by Colonel Little and he thinks the same was sign by him, but that. TO BE CONTINUED

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