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Men of Blount, Tennessee Support William Jackson in Revolutionary War Pension Ap
Posted by: Terese Mitchell (ID *****8140) Date: April 02, 2012 at 05:54:43
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•William Jackson Pension Application
•1776- , PA, MD, VA to Blount Tennessee
•Notes from book Some Tennessee Heroes of the Revolution by Zella Armstrong p49

Wm Jackson applied for a Revolutionary War pension while

living in Blount County, July 10, 1818 when he was 54

years of age, therefore born about 1754.

He served in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia troops.

He lived in Pennsylvania when he enlisted in 1776 under

Capt. Armstrong. He enlisted in other states later.

After the war in 1784,having married, he went to

housekeeping in Rockingham County, VA and later moved to

Blount County, Tennessee. He was given a land

warrant for 100 acres for service as a private in Virginia

troops. In 1837 he wrote from Lauderdale County, Alabama

requesting that his pension be transferred to that


Terese's notes- I believe William Jackson was known to my

John Harris of Blount,Tennessee who had family on the

Susquehanna, Pennsylvania and Mifflintown, PA

and Carlisle, PA. His uncle, Thomas Harris and sister

Jane/Jean Harris and brother in law also John Harris, the

founder of Mifflintown lived there.

John Harris of Blount was living in South Carolina during

the Revolution, but I believe he traveled along the old

Wagon trail during military service.

John Harris also had an uncle William Harris and many

relatives in Cecil, Maryland.

The John B. Harris on the document below is his son John

Baird Harris.

From Fold3 original documents:

We the undermentioned subscribers of county of Blount do

hereby certify that William Jackson has supported the

character of an honest and peaceable citizen ever

since he has resided amongst us which is better than eight

years ago. ___and has conducted himself as such testimony

where we have hereto set our hand this 31st May

Wm. Gault JP

David McKamy JP

John Wilson Capt.

John Dunlop

Edward Rose

Robert Love

Alexander McKee Capt.

P.W. Culton

Joseph Wilson

John B. Harris

William Mears

Daniel Yearout

George Henderson

James Henderson

Thoma s S. Brown

John Webster

Bradley Jenkins

Moses Eliot

Thomas Hufman

Abraham Yearout

Issac Yearout

John McCulley

Robert Stirling

Elias Derbush

Robert Scott

William D. Anderson

Original document on Fold3 is extremely faded and could

only transcribe bits and pieces of the information.

William Jackson’s father died in the back parts of

Pennsylvania…Juanita, Pennsylvania.

William Jackson was “born on the eastern shores of

Maryland” 1759?

He and Harris escaped

He was in Capt. Armstrongs....

In the Battle of Brandywine and Germantown 1787

Valley Forge.

Thomas Turk mentioned


Capt. Joseph Douglas

He is outraged someone has tried to deny his pension and

had accused him of supporting the British.

Pension is No. 538079

Maryland , Pennsylvania and Virginia

Next page Maryville, Tennessee


Jesse Wallace

Issac Wright

Tannery Gunnar

John T. Atkins

John G. Porter

John McCallie (McCalla)

Thomas G. Scaggs

Barna B. Wells

Will Wallace

John A. McCarroll

James Turk

Jacob F. Foute

Azariah Shelton

Hambright Black

John F. Gillespy

Samuel Gault

Samuel Love

William Tool

James Berry

William Thomas

THe wife of William Jackson is Jemima.

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