Sunday, October 20, 2013

Ezekiel Daniel (b. 1765 NC) Revolutionary War Pension Application

Ezekiel Daniel Pension Application
Pension application of Ezekiel Daniel S21729, taken from the Southern Campaign website
Transcribed by Will Graves 1/26/10 [Methodology: Spelling, punctuation and/or grammar have been corrected in some instances for ease of reading and to facilitate searches of the database. Also, the handwriting of the original scribes often lends itself to varying interpretations. Users of this database are urged to view the original and to make their own decision as to how to decipher what the original scribe actually wrote. Blanks appearing in the transcripts reflect blanks in the original. Folks are free to make non-commercial use this transcript in any manner they may see fit, but please extend the courtesy of acknowledging the transcriber—besides, if it turns out the transcript contains mistakes, the resulting embarrassment will fall on the transcriber.]  
State of South Carolina Marion District
On this the 12th day of October in the year while Lord 1832, personally appeared in open Court before the Court of Common Pleas and Sessions now sitting, Ezekiel Daniel a resident of Marion District and State aforesaid aged about sixty-seven 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 7th 1832. That he was born in the County of Halifax & State of North Carolina, in August 1765. That at the age of two years his father John Daniel removed & brought him to Marlboro District (then Craven County) South Carolina. That he lived with his father in Marlboro aforesaid until he was in his 21st year. He then left his father and removed to Darlington District South Carolina where he resided 6 or 7 years & then removed to Marion District where he has lived & still does reside.
That he has now no papers to which he can refer for dates, & in consequence of the great lapse of time he is unable to mention particularly the dates at which he rendered services in the revolutionary war. Said deponent states that about 2 years previous to the close of the war, he volunteered his services and served on various excursions in Marlborough District aforesaid against the Tories under the one Captain Murphey. That he cannot state precisely the time he was actually out under Captain Murphey as he kept no account of the time, & was so frequently out in small detachments to baffle the Tories in their operations. This deponent further states that he was in no fight that he now recollects while under Captain Murphey, but he states that he is satisfied & does verily believe he was in actual service under the said Captain Murphey more than three months. Said deponent further states that afterwards & a short time after he arrived at the age of sixteen he was drafted for the term of one month with the militia of Marlboro District, then Craven County, and served the said term of one month at Watboo [sic Wadboo] near Moncks Corner in Captain Standard's Company under the command of Colonel Benton & the whole Regiment commanded by General Francis Marion. This deponent recollects no other officers then at Wadboo except Lieutenant Dubose & a Colonel Baxter. Said deponent further states that General Marion then discharged his Regiment when this deponent returned home.
Said deponent further states that afterwards in the last year of the war, he was again drafted in Marlboro District aforesaid for the term of six months to serve as he & others, then drafted, would be ordered by General Marion, & that he this deponent, with others, was ordered out (as this deponent believes by order of General Marion) and marched down to George Town under the command of Lieutenant Thomas Conner, and served there two months guarding the town in the company of Captain Mitchell under the command of a Colonel (as he believes) named Hugh Horry. That upon the arrival of the detachment in which this deponent was at Georgetown, they found the barracks head just been vacated by some of Colonel Lee's forces, who had recently been marched, as this deponent was informed, to Charleston, and that this deponent & the rest of the forces with him then went into the barracks and served as above. That this deponent at the end of two months was with the others discharged and another division filled their places, when this deponent & the division to which he belonged returned home subject to be called at any time to serve the full balance of the six months for which they had been drafted. That not long afterwards the war closed & this deponent was not called on afterwards. He thinks that those who remained at Georgetown when he left were afterwards removed to the mouth of Santee & in a short time discharged. That he is satisfied and has no doubt that he did in the whole actually served in the war more than 6 months inclusive of the service under the two drafts as above. That he knows of no person whose testimony he can procure who can testify to his service except Archibald Kerby 1 He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension Roll of the agency of any State. who resides in this District of Marion & State of South Carolina. Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.
 S/ JB Earle, Presiding Judge S/ Ezekiel Daniel, X his mark
[Hugh Godbold, a clergyman, and Dennis Berry gave the standard supporting affidavit.]
 ... I Archibald Kirby residing in the district of Marion and State of South Carolina do hereby certify that during the revolutionary war I was acquainted with Ezekiel Daniel who has subscribed & sworn to the above declaration, & that in the last year of the war, I served with the said Ezekiel Daniel in the Barracks at Georgetown when we were both serving under a draft order of General Marion, the said Ezekiel Daniel with the Militia of Marlboro District then a part of Craven County & I with the Militia of Marion District then a part of Craven County in the company of Captain Mitchell commanded by Colonel Hugh Horry -- & that I have been acquainted with the said Ezekiel Daniel ever since, & I believe him to be 67 years of age.
Sworn to & subscribed the day aforesaid S/ JB Earle, Presiding judge S/ Arch. Kerby
State of South Carolina Marlborough District On this the first day of July in the year of our Lord 1833, appeared before me James C. David one of the justices of the peace in and for the said District and State aforesaid -- Ezekiel Daniel of the District of Marion & State aforesaid, who made the following affidavit as an amendment to his Declaration for a pension under the act of Congress passed in June 1832. That he volunteered his services in the year 1780 and served 3 months as a private under Captain Murphey against the Tories in Marlborough District & State of South Carolina. That in 1781 -- (the latter part of the year) he was drafted & served one month as a private at Wadboo near Moncks Corner, under Captain Standard commanded by Colonel Benton & General Francis Marion, & also That he was drafted in the year 1782 & served 2 months at Georgetown South Carolina as a private commanded by Captain Mitchell & Colonel Hugh Horry. That since he made the within application for a pension he has ascertained that he can prove one month of the above service by Mr. Nathaniel Whittington2 1 who resides in the District of Marion & State aforesaid & that he this deponent still resides in the said Marion District, but that the reason why he makes this affidavit in this Marlboro District is that his attorney, John McQueen to whom he Archibald Kerby (Kirby) S21852 2 Nathaniel Whittington S9527 applied to transact his business in this matter resides at the Court House in this said District & that he this deponent is aged & infirm & having come to see his attorney he advised him to make it here, so as to prevent him from unnecessary traveling.
Sworn to & subscribed the day & year above written S/ James C. David, JP S/ Ezekiel Daniel, X his mark State of South Carolina Marlborough District
Personally appeared before me James E. David one of the Justices of the peace in & for the District & State aforesaid Daniel Whittington who being duly sworn saith on oath that he knew Mr. Ezekiel Daniel who has sworn to & subscribed the above affidavit in the year 1781 & that he served as a private with this deponent one month in said year at Wadboo near Moncks Corner in the State aforesaid, in the company of Captain Standard commanded by Colonel Burton & General Francis Marion & that he & this deponent were discharged from the said service at the same time, & that he has knowledge that said Ezekiel Daniel [indecipherable word or words], & that he has full confidence in the oath of the said Daniel. Sworn to & subscribed this the first July 1833 S/ Nathaniel Whittington, N his mark 

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