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Assertion by Wm Harrison of his Rev. Struggle Service Get hold of US

On Might fifteenth of 1820 William Harrison seems earlier than John McNairy, decide of the East & West Districts of Tennessee as a part of his utility for a navy pension primarily based on his service within the Revolutionary Struggle.  After McNairy takes the assertion and indicators off on it he then sends it on to the Secretary of Struggle, John C Calhoun.  These papers are included within the pension folder of Elvira Harrison(widow of William Harrison)

Picture 386:  The “envelope” portion of the paperwork.
Picture 387:  First web page of assertion by Wm Harrison to John McNairy

Picture 388:  Final web page of assertion by Wm Harrison to John McNairy
Picture 389:  Word to John C Calhoun from John McNairy with particulars

of enclosure from Wm’s Capt. Macon and of the place to ship certificates.

These are simply a number of the particulars and the supply record under comprises data

on the place to seek out the complete file.  

Transcription Photos 387 & 388

Picture 387
District of West Tennessee
On the  fifteenth of Might 1820 earlier than me the 
subscriber, a decide of the courts of the United 
States for the Districts of East & West Tennessee
Personally Appeared William Harrison
aged seventy years, resident within the county of
Bedford within the mentioned District who being by
me first duly sworn, based on the regulation doth
on his oath make the next declaration
with the intention to get hold of the availability made by
the regulation act of Congress entitled “An act
to supply for sure individuals engaged
within the land & naval service of the 
United States within the revolutionary battle”
that he the mentioned William Harrison
was appointed and commissioned a
Lieutenant of Captain John Macon’s com
pany of the continental military of the United
States throughout the revolutionary battle in 
November 1776 of the North Carolina
continental line within the seventh Regt
commanded by Col. James Hogan
and that he faithfully served his
nation till February 1778 on the
Valee(sic) Forge, when he was positioned as
a supervisory officer topic to be referred to as
into service when referred to as on, that he was

Picture 388
within the Battles of Brandywine and German-
City, and that he’s in decreased cir-
cumstances and stands in want of 
the help of his nation for assist
& that he has no different proof now 
in his energy that what now accompanies
this of his mentioned companies.  That he hath
lengthy since misplaced his fee
sworn to and declared earlier than 
me the day & 12 months given
John McNairy  District Choose
Wm Harrison (signature)
I John McNairy decide do formally
certify that it seems to my satisfaction
that the mentioned William Harrison did serve
within the revolutionary battle as said within the
previous declaration in opposition to the frequent
enemy for the time period of 9 months & was
at one time within the continental institution
I’m additionally happy that he wants the 
help of his nation for assist and
I now transmit the continuing & testimony
taken & had earlier than me to the secretary
for the division of Struggle.  Witness my
hand the date above
John McNairy
District Choose

That is the again facet of the papers which comprise the assertion

of Wm Harrison to John McNairy detailing Wm’s service within the Rev. Struggle 

in addition to a observe from McNairy to Calhoun and an announcement from Capt Macon.

The papers have been folded and the again addressed to the Sec. of Struggle, John C

Calhoun.  Word the postmark:  Murfreesboro Tenn Might 20 1820

[This was during the time period when Murfreesboro was the capital of TN(1819-1826)]

“U.S., Revolutionary Struggle Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Utility Information, 1800-1900,” database with photographs, Ancestry( : accessed 12 February 2023), H  > Harris, William – Hawley, James > Harrison, Sarah – Harsin, Garret > picture 381-473 of 1112: citing NARA microfilm publication  M804, Information of the Division of Veterans Affairs, Report Group 15. Nationwide Archives, Washington, D.C.

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