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Daniel Alderman, RS, of Duplin Co., NC (1747-1824)
Posted by: Janice Thurmond (ID *****0857) Date: March 11, 2006 at 09:43:46
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Some time back, I found the abstract of the widow's pension application of Sarah Newton Alderman (1757 - after 1839), widow of Daniel Alderman, Revolutionary Soldier, and daughter of Isaac Newton, RS, and Jemima Chambers.

I hope this helps someone!
Janice Newton Thurmond, Marietta, GA

Application for Pension for widow of Revolutionary Soldier:
W 9696 North Carolina Service of Daniel Alderman and Sarah
       Application made by Sarah Alderman in Duplin County, North Carolina, 31st July 1839, who was a resident of said county. Age 82 on 20 next October, applied under Act July 4, 1836. States she is the widow of DANIEL ALDERMAN, who this applicant believes was a Corporal in the Revolution, that he entered for 12 months in 1781; that after he entered he would occasionally return home upon furlough, that he was very punctual in returning to the army at the time appointed by his furlough; that in December on about 27th 1781, he left home, joined his company, marched into South Carolina near Charleston and joined General Green's army and was at Pond ford and Bacon's Bridge and remained in South Carolina until July 1782 when being sick with fever he was at the instance of 2 officers with whom he was acquainted viz Hardy Holmes and Curtis Ivey, discharged though his term was not quite expired, it lacked about six weeks; that he arrived home 28th July 1782, having been assisted in his return by some waggons; that she heard him speak of the above named officers and of Capt. Coleman, that she is aided in the recollection of dates by the births of her children, recorded by her husband in a small book together with his and her births, that he Daniel Alderman resided in DUPLIN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA        when he entered service, that he was in no battle, she has no documentary evidence and can furnish none unless the Muster rolls for this state should have his name enrolled. That she was married to him 4th August 1772 by John Devane, Senior, a J.P., that her husband died of fever on 8th August 1824, and she has remained a widow ever since. Signed Sarah (her X mark) Alderman affidavit x (sic) of Isaac Newson 1839 July 31, in Duplin., N.C.
       Affidavit states that he is age 33, next month, that he is acquainted with Sarah Alderman, and was present at the death date of Daniel Alderman, that he believes the record thereof in a small book which states it to have been the 8th August 1825 to be correct and knows that said Sarah Alderman has not married since his death, that he is acquainted with the handwriting of Daniel Alderman, decd, that the record of his children's births, his own and his wife's hereunto annexed he believes to be genuine and in the handwriting of Daniel Alderman.
~ ~ ~ ~ In a letter in the files to a Miss Linnie F. Larkins, 1426 Clifton St., NW, Washington DC the names of data is furnished her in 1914 Feb. 17:
Jemima Alderma born Oct. 4, 1773
David Alderman born Sept. 9, 1775
Rachel Alderman born Oct. 19, 1777
Sarah Alderman born Jan. 7, 1782
Isaac Alderman born May 23, 1784
Mary Alderman born Aug. 31, 1786
Elisha Alderman born Sept. 29, 1788
Elizabeth Alderman born Nov. 27, 1791
Daniel Alderman born September 17, 1797 (son of David)
Charity Alderman born Feb. 1, 1799
Jane Alderman born June 10, 1800
John Alderman born March 3, 1802
Ann Alderman born Aug. 7 _____
Ann Alderman born Oct. 12, 1804

State of North Carolina Bladen County 19 August 1839 - Mary Bevan states she was an eye witness to the marriage of Daniel Alderman of Duplin County, North Carolina, now deceased, and wife Sarah, prior to marriage SARAH NEWTON, whic took place before the Revolution, thinks it was 4th August 1772, which was performed by John Devane, Sr., a J.P.

Affidavit of David Carlton in - - - - states that Daniel Alderman was with them at Bacon's bridge - he was enlisted for 12 months that he belonged to Capt. Samuel Jones's (sic) company. - - affidavit of Francis Pridgeon of New Hanover county, North Carolina, age 79, served with Daniel Alderman in South Carolina spring 1782 on Ashley River in service when this affiant arrived & belonged to Capt. Coleman company and to the 10th regiment of North Carolina line, he was not in the same company but recollects Daniel belonged to Capt. Coleman's company.
Source: "North Carolina Pension Abstracts of Soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Indian Wars Volume 3" compiled by Annie Walker Burns, Washington DC, (no date); pages 55 & 56.


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