The following excerpts say that James B. Crowell of Nash County was born before 1775 (“upwards of seventy” in 1845), he lived in Nash County as a boy as a neighbor of William Baker (Jr) and his father was Joseph Crowell who lived in Nash County and who served in the Revolutionary War.
Revolutionary War Pension application, Buly Bottoms Baker, wife of William Baker, Jr, Nash County, North Carolina
12 Nov 1844, statement from Cody Celah (about 58 years old) lived as close neighbors of William Baker, Jr, and wife Buly all his life (in Nash County).
“State of North Carolina Nash County This day personally appeared before me . . . James B. Crowell a resident . . . deposeth and sayeth he is upwards of seventy years old . . . he has often times heard” (?) “his father Joseph Crowell and the said William Baker Speak over things that took place while they were in the war . . . William Baker is the Identical man that married Buly Bottoms and he Further sayeth that he has lived a Neighbor to them ever since he was a boy . . .” (signed) James B. Crowell (signed) Nelson Bone
“I am well acquainted with James B. Crowell . . . he is a man that stands as high for truth and varasity” (veracity) “as any man what ever . . . I am fifty six years of age . . . this 28th of January 1845 Nelson Bone . . .” (this page is undated but apparently is meant to follow the 28 Jan 1845 page) “I am also acquainted James B. Crowell he is a respectable man and to be believed on oath Archld. H. Arrington”
“Raleigh Feb 6th 1845 . . . I have taken the deposition of James B. Crowell who is a man that stands high in the community where he lives . . . they say that the old man” (William Baker, Jr) “. . . was so crippled for Twenty years or more before his death that he could not go a bout to do business of any sort . . . Wm. Ashley”
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