MIL-REV: 1832 Joseph Jamieson Pension Application

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  • Title MIL-REV: 1832 Joseph Jamieson Pension Application 
    Short Title MIL-REV: 1832 Joseph Jamieson Pension Application 
    Author NARA, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, Roll M804 
    Call Number Case File (ref. pending)  
    Repository NARA: National Archives and Records Administration (USA) 
    Source ID S197 

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    State of South Carolina
    York District

    On this 16th day of October 1832 personally appeared in open court before William D. Martin presiding Judge of the Court of Sessions and common pleas now sitting Joseph Jamieson, a resident of York District State of South Carolina aged in his Sixty ninth Year who being first duly sworn according to law doth 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 in the year 1780 as a volunteer under Captain James Jamieson, & Genl. Thomas Sumpter on an expedition to North Carolina, That he served in this expedition two months.

    That about the 1st of May 1781 he volunteered and served five weeks, at the Siege & taking of Congaree or Fridays Fort under Capt. Jno. Kirkpatrick & Col. William Bratton.

    About the first of July 1781 he again volunteered and served a tour of two months, under Lieut. Hamilton & Col. Moffat. In this Campaign he was one of a detachment who drove the British from Bigan Church, and was afterwards in the Battle at Wappoo Bridge.

    About the Last of June 1782, he again entered as a volunteer, under Lieut Woods, and Capt. Commandant William Hanna, and in this expedition he served two months.

    That during these different periods of Service he was not [bottom of copy document truncated]the Continental troops

    [several lines truncated on copy of document]

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    South Carolina in the year 1764. That he has no record of his age. That when he entered the Service of the United States he resided in York District South Carolina; and that he still resides in the Same.

    That he never received any written Discharge from the Service.

    He hereby relinquishes every claim to a pension or annunity whatever except the present, and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any State.

    Sworn to and Subsribed the day and date aforesaid in open court.

    Joseph Jamieson (his mark)
    A W McWhorter

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    Brief in the case of Joseph Jamieson

    District of York in the State of South Carolina

    (Act 7th June, 1832)

    1. Was the declaration made before a Court or a Judge?
    In open court

    2. If before a Judge, does it appear that the applicant is disabled by bodily infirmity?

    3. How old is he?

    4. State his service, as directed in the form annexed.

    Period Duration of Service (Years, Months, Days) Rank Names of General and Field Officers
    Volunteered in 17 78 -, 2, _ private Gen. Thomas Sumpter, Capt. James Jamieson, SC troops
    Volunteered about 1 May 1777 -, 1, 7 Col Wm. Bratton, Capt. James Kirkpatrick
    ditto about 1 July 1781 -, 2, - Col. Moffat, Lieut. Hamilton
    ditto about last June 82 - , 2, - Capt. Wm. Hanna, Lieut. Woods

    5. In what battles was he engaged?
    Wappoo Bridge

    6. Where did he reside when he entered the service?

    York District S. Carolina

    7. Is his statement supported by living witnesses, by documentary proof, by tradtionary evidence, by incidental evidence, or by the rolls?

    By living witnesses

    8. Are the papers defective as to form or authentication? and if so, in what respect?

    not properly attached

    I certify that the forgoing statement and answers agree with the evidence in the case above mentioned

    Chas. Miller, Examining Clerk
    25 (?) 1833

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  •  Notes 
    • The service of Joseph Jamieson and his elder brother Captain James Jamieson in the South Carolina militia during the Revolutionary War overlapped that of John Darwin. Both Jamieson brothers applied for their pensions at the same court session in York, on 16 October 1832.

      Joseph Jamieson, born in 1764, was just 16 years of age when he joined his brother's company in the local militia. He names Lieutenant Darwin in an 1844 Affidavit on behalf of another South Carolinian War Pensioner, Ralph Rodgers, who also names Lieutenant Darwin.