Philip King Records



Philip King Records  -  National Archives


Philip King Pension Certificate - December 27, 1833




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Feb. 11, 1913 History Sent to James M. Cox, Governor of Ohio

 Nancy King Pension No. 5961


Commissioner History Feb 11, 1913



                                                                                                                                                                        Feby 11, 1913

     Philip King  R. File No. 5,961, was allowed pension on his application executed February 28, 1833, at which time he was a resident of Warren County, Tennessee.

     He stated that he was born in Louisa County, Virginia, May 22, 1760. and resided at Westham, Virginia, when he enlisted as a Private under Colonel Gaskin (Captain not recollected) and served three months on foraging parties to collect beeves for General Gates who was defeated and troops disbanded.

      He again enlisted as a Corporal in Captain Lovely's company, Colonel Posey's regiment under General Steuben, at the time Steuben retreated from Cornwallis, towards North Carolina; he (King) was left behind sick. taken prisoner and carried to Fluvanna County, Virginia.  where he made his escape, returned to his father (name not stated) in Louisa County, Virginia, and rejoined his regiment commanded by Colonel Wayne, near Yorktown; he was in the siege of Yorktown and captured one of the two redoubts under Colonel Hamilton; in the Spring of 1782 under General Wayne marched against the Creek Indians in Georgia, defeated them at the widow Gibbons Mills near Ebenezer, Georgia, and was discharged at Ashly Hills. South Carolina; sixteen months.

      The date of soldier's marriage and the maiden name of his wife are not stated.

Philip King - 3

       Philip King died August 14, 1836, and his widow Nancy King died October 22, 1840.

      Children referred to:  William King, Nancy Lester, Drury King, Catharine Burum, Wilson C.N. King, Thomas Jefferson King, Lucy Bonner.

                                                                  Very respectfully,

                                                                             J.L. Davenport




Affidavit - Children


            State of Tennessee

            Warren County

                                                            On this the twenty-third day of September in the year eighteen hundred and forty one

                        Personally appeared before me, Andrew J. Marchbanks, the Circuit Judge for the County of Warren and state of TennesseeJohn Blanks and Henry Blanks  residents of the County of Warren and state of Tennessee

John Blanks aged 67 years and Henry Blanks aged 29 years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on their oaths make the following declaration that they were for many years intimately acquainted with Philip King deceased who died 14 of August 1836 and with Nancy King his wife who died the 22nd October 1840 and also with their children owned and claimed by them as such and were to the best of their knowledge and belief  To wit: William King, Nancy Lester formerly Nancy King, Drury King, Catherine Burum, formerly Catharine King, Wilson C.N. King, Thomas Jefferson King, Lucy Bonner formerly Lucy King and they further on their do … say that the above named individuals are the identical persons named in the last will & testament of Philip King deceased, they having witnessed the said last will and testament at the request of the said Philip King deceased and they further say on their oaths that the said Philip King they knew drew the pension before his death from the United States and they believe Nancy King the wife of said Philip drew after his death up to the time of her death.

                                                                                  John Blanks

                                                                                  Henry S. Blanks

Sworn to and Subscribed before

Me in open court this 23rd Sept. 1841

                                    Lorenzo D. Mercer



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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Muster Roll Col. Posey Regiment

Publication Number: M881
Publication Title: Compiled Service Records of Soldiers Who Served in the American Army During the Revolutionary War
Publisher: NARA
Date: 1775-1785
Short Description: NARA M881. Compiled service records of soldiers who served in the American Army during the Revolutionary War, 1775-1783.
State: Virginia
Regiment: Virginia Battalion
Record Type: Individual
Surname Starts With: K
Surname: King
Given Name: Philip


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