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Re: Military Record of John Henry Lentz
Posted by: Betsy Ann Mathieu Date: August 31, 2001 at 19:32:05
In Reply to: Military Record of John Henry Lentz by Ricky W. Hudson of 1209

Ricky, I am descended from John Henry and Sevilla from their son, Benjamin and Mary (Polly) Jackson. You probably already have this, but on the off chance you don't, I will write it here. It doesn't have what you are looking for, but it might add a bit to what you have. It is from a history he wrote of himself when he appled for his pension. "Henry Lentz pension application S 31815 Date of Application: Sept. 10, 1832. Age: 75 years. Act of June 7, 1832. State he enlisted in Oct. 1775, and served four months under Captain John Lippard and Colonel Thomas Polk; he served 2 months and 20 days under Griffith in North Carolina; he enlisted March 1779, and served as Sgt. under Capt. James Barr, Gen. Butler, and Gen. Lincoln, 4 months and 20 days in all. He enlisted in August, 1781, and served 2 months and 26 days as Sgt. under Capt. Harris and Gen., Griffith Rutherford and 14 months and 6 days under Colonel Wm. Loftas: Major West Harris, Lt. Arthur Harris, Capt, Dred Harris, and Ensign Bartow Hammond. Discharged August 1781. Resided for first 3 campaigns in Mecklenburn County, North Carolina. In last campagign he resided in Montgomery County, N.C., can prove service by Joel Hall and that he marched through N.C., S.C, and into Ga. State he was born in Union District, S.C. in 1753. State he resided in Mecklenburn Co., N.C. moved from Montgomery Co. to Rowan Co., Tennessee where he now resides. He volunteered each time. Sworn before Dra. H. Ford Clerk, and John White, Judge.
Bedford County, Tenn. Benjamin Lentz, aged about 77, makes oath that he is well acquainted with Henry Lentz, of Limestone County, Alabama, he thinks he is about 83 years old and knows that he was in service. Sworn before George Davison, J.P.
Limestone Co., Alabama. Additional information May 13, 1833. Henry Lentz aged 80, states he enlisted Oct. 1775, and went against the Cherokee Indians when they were defeated and captured Col. Brown; next fought against the Indians at Hiawassee Town. Served in all, 14 months, not 21 as stated by Benjamin Lentz. He was mistaken in the statement of his age in the application. He was 80 last February.
Letter from C.C. Clay, Huntsville, Alabama, May 28, 1833 to James L. Edmondson, Comission of Pensions inquiring about pension."
My line is:
Peter Lentz - Chloe
John Henry Lentz - Savilla
Benjamin Lentz - Mary Jackson
William Harrison Lentz - Parthenia B. York
Thomas Edward Lentz - Sally Frances Gordon
Pearl Beatrice Lentz - Walter Edward Strugis
Beulah Elizabeth Sturgis - Hubert Earl Boyd
Betsy Ann Boyd Mathieu (me) - Charles Edward Mathieu
I am sure you are looking for Savilla's name along with the rest of us. If you find it before I do, please let me know.
All my best, Betsy Ann Mathieu



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