[Letter] 1843 Jun. 20, Pension Office [to] A[dam] Fergusson, Carthage, Tennessee / G[eorge] W[illia]m Crump : a machine readable transcription of an image
Crump, George William
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June 20, 1843
This document is a letter dated June 20, 1843, from George William Crump to Adam Fergusson, attorney and pension agent for Tennessee. Crump writes on the matter of the pension claim of Elizabeth Kelly and her husband William Kelly, who was a member of the revolutionary militiamen.
The papers in the case of Elizabeth Kelly claiming a pension under the act of 7th July 1838, have been examined and placed upon file. The Declaration should be made before a court of Record, in open Court, except in case of actual bodily inability to attend, when a Judge or Justice of a Court of Record may act out of Court, he certifying the fact of inability. When the Claim of the husband William Kelly was admitted there were no rolls to which reconise [recognize] could be had to test the services. There are at present Rolls in the possession of the Comptoller [Comptroller] General of South Carolina , and the certificate of the officer should be produced showing the services performed. William Kelly in his declaration claims for six months service in the militia of South Carolina against the Indians, in 1775 , as a Volunteer under Lieutenant John Dairs , Captain James Stein , Colonel John Thomas and General Williamson . In 1776 as a draughted [drafted] Militiaman under Captain James Stein and Col [Colonel] John Thomas; one month and ten days in 1779 as a draughted Militiaman under Captain James Stein, Lieutenant Colonel William Waford three months and twenty days. In 1781 as a draughted man in north Carolina under Captain Jacob Vinsant and Colonel Po[gap]