Searching for a Widow Locklin or Lochlin living near Ramsour's Mill 1775:
# W.27, 694
Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Pllication Files.
State of Georgia
County of Paulding
On this nineteeth day of August in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and fifty personally appeared in open court before the Inferior Court of Paulding County and State of Georgia, now sitting Micajah Brooks, Sr., a resident of the County of Paulding, and State of Georgia, in the County of Paulding and State of Georgia aged eighty-nine 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 act of Congress passed June 7 1832:
That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated. That he was an orphan boy (and his mother said was in his fourteenth year of age) and was hired out to widow woman by the name of Locklin (sic) in the State of North Carolina and was sent by her to Ramsour's Mill and while he was at the mill Benjamin Few came then in company with twenty or thirty others, and came to him, and slapped him on his head, and said to him (? my "brick or buck" don't you want to go with me and serve your country and he answered gladly if he had the chance and then told the said Few his situation, said Few then got the Miller to send the horse and bug. back to the widow Locklin and he then came on with Few to the State of Georgia and served under the said Few as a scout for a considerable length of time, but does not now know or recollect how long on the frontiers of Georgia and was sometimes in fites (sic) that while he served as a scout under said Few in formerly Wilkes, but now Warren County in said State of Georgia, they got after some Tories, who had been stealing horses and clothing and they had a spy or head of the main body of scouts after the Tories by the nameof MCLarty, who overtook them upon the waters of Joes Creek, then were two Tories and when the rest of the scouts came up with Mcleary he had killed both of the Tories, the Tories had stopped. (?Came then had been a vain)? and even drying them when McLearty overtook them.
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