Philip King (1760 - 1836)


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Philip King Declaration  February 28, 1833








            State of Tennessee

            Warren County


                                                On this the 28th day of February 1833 personally appeared before us  O A Evans and Asa Faulkner  two acting Justices of the Peace for said County.  Philip King a resident of said county and State aged about seventy two years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed 7th of June 1832   That he is too much afflicted to get to court to file his declaration.  He entered the service of the United States on the     day of       for three months as a substitute in the place of John Brown in Col Gaskins Regiment Conaway Major, the capt. not recollected.  We organized in Richmond Virginia and marched to Hillsborough North Carolina from thence Maj Conaway marched us to Browns Ferry on Pedee in South Carolina.  We then were sent to the Cheraw Hills a distance of sixty or seventy miles as a foraging party to collect Beeves for General Gates army under the command of Major Conaway which business we were engaged when Gates was defeated.  We were then told by Major Conaway to shift for ourselves which we did and this declarant made his way to Richmond Virginia together with many other of the militia of that state.  In 1780 this declarant again entered the service of the United States as a substitute for Col Robert Lewis’s son or overseer.  Col Lewis employed this declarant   he entered the service in Goochland where we remained a few days, thence march to Albemarle Court House where the new recruits among whom was declarant were attached to the fourteenth regiment of the Virginia troops in Capt. Lovely’s Company Lieutenant Bedinger,  Ensign John Jordan in Col Posey Regiment.   Polston was our Major.  We were then placed under General Stuband to be discipline.  About this time Cornwallis marched his army to Charlottesville and Genl Stuband became alarmed and retreated towards North Carolina declarant was at that time very unwell and could not keep up with his comrades and was left   taken prisoner by the British who carried him to Point fork on James River in Fluvannah County Virginia where he made his escape in this way.  The British had just received some intelligence of the movements of the American troops under Gen. Lafayette which threw them in some confusion     amidst the bustle declarant made his escape and went to his Fathers in Louisa County Virginia    in a few days declarant heard of Col  Posey Regiment and set out immediately join them.  which he did at Bottoms bridge below Richmond near James River  from thence we marched to Westopher and thence to James town thence to Williamsburgh thence to York town in six miles of which place we joined Genl Waynne who took the command of Col Posey Regiment whom continued to command us until the news of peace reached our land  This declarant continued through the siege at Yorktown where he was engaged almost every day in skirmishing with the enemy till at length it became necessary to take two redoughts of the enemy   The French troops were ordered to take one and the Americans under Col. Hamilton as he believed the other.  This declarant belong to the American detachment    the flints were taken out of our guns and we took the redout at the point of the bayonet.  After the Surrender of Cornwallis we were marched up to Cumberland Court house where we spent the winter.  In the spring of 1782 we set out for Genl Greens army in South Carolina under Genl Waynne.  Were marched through Virginia and North Carolina to a town called Charleston where Waynne Received orders to march to Georgia against the Creek Indians.  We marched to a town called Ebenezer on Savannah River from thence to the widow Gibbonses mills a short distance from said town where the Indians attacked us and we defeated them killed some but could not ascertain how many after which we marched back to Ashly Hills 6 or 7 miles from Charleston South Carolina where we were stationed when the news of peace arrived, where we were then dismissed.  The first time declarant served three months  the last sixteen or seventeen months  This applicant did not enter the service any more.  He would here remark that he held the commission of Corporal in Capt Lovely’s Company during his service in said Company.  He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the preasant and declares his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any State.  He never received any written discharge.  He has no documentary evidence of his services and knows of no person by whom he can prove the same this side of Virginia and perhaps if he were there those with whom he served are dead  He again states he is not able to get to the Court having been for some years much afflicted.       

Philip King


OA Evans JP

Asa Faulkner JP


                        Answers to the interrogations directed to be put by the Court  a justice says he was born in 1760 May 22nd  he has a record of his age in the old Family Bible was born in Louisa County Virginia  lived there until about 1774 when he was bound over to the hattering in Westham Virginia  lived there four or five years and entered the army as above stated    After the war closed he returned to Westham and lived there and at Richmond about two years.   He then moved to Cumberland County, then to Louisa where he remained six years then in Sullivan county East Tennessee lived there 8 or 10 years then moved to Hawkins County 8 or 10 years there.  Then to Warren County, Tenn, where he now lives an has lived for 8 or 10 years,   Substitute both campaigns and served with General Washington and knew him.  Also Genl Lafayette, Genl Waynne also Genl Gates, Genl Green.  In Col Posey Regiment he knew the following Capt Parker Capt Cluffshetton Capt. Martin Capt Kirkpatrick also his own Capt Lovely, Capt Hughs    he never received any written discharge.  He is acquainted in the neighborhood which he lives with Martin Gross   John Blanks  John Davis and John Gibbs.


                                                                                                  Philip King

Sworn and subscribed

In our presence

OA Evans

Asa Faulkner

Was acting Justices for the county

                                                            Clergyman and ……

                                                                                    James Puckett


Publication Number: M804
Publication Title: Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files
Publisher: NARA
Short Description: NARA M804. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files.
State: Virginia
Veteran Surname Starts With: K
Veteran Surname: King
Veteran Given Name: Philip
Pensioner Surname: King
Pensioner Given Name: Nancy
Service: Va.
Pension Number: R. 5961


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