Co. in the State of Tenn.
Served as PVT in the Company commanded
by Captain Williamson of the _____commanded
by Col ______ in the No. Carolina
6 Mo Pr $20. 00
The forescribed on the roll of West Tenn
At the rate of 20.00 Dollars----- _____per annum
To commence on th
4th day of March, 1834.
Certificate of Pension
issued the 25th day of August
1834 and Sent to
(signed by) Hon. W.N. Inge , Fayetteville, Tennessee
Arrears to the 4th of _______ $ 60.00
Semi-annual allowance ___,_____ $ 10.00
Act June 7, 1832 }
_ T. Springer Clerk,
Book 6(?). Volume 7 Page 85
From the back of the folded pension, in longhand.
F__l780 pr (?)
6---- $ 20
(signed by) Hon. W.N. Inge
State of Tennessee
State of Tennessee
On this the 23rd day of July 1834 personally appears
in open court before the judge of the Circuit Court of the County aforesaid, now sitting William Collier a resident of the
County and State aforesaid aged seventy one years since the 11th day of October 1833, who being first duly sworn according
to him doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Claimship Papers June
That he entered the service of the Army and State under the following named officers and served as herein
That he entered the said service as a drafted private Militia man in the County of Northampton in the State
of North Carolina under the command of Captain James Williamson in Major Rinds (?) Batalion in General Greens division. He
cannot now recollect positively who commanded the regiment. The troops to which he was allotted rendesvoused at Wake Courthouse
in said state, and from that place were marched by the way of Hillsborough to Sailsbury in said state. From thence they were
marched to Six Mile Creek where they fell in with the whole of General Greens army, where they were stationed during the remainder
of the term for which he had been drafted, and here at that place discharged after having been in actual service on this expedition
three months. He was afterwards again drafted in the said County of State and entered the said service as a Private Militia
man, under the command of Captain Henry Casper in Major Peebles Batalion, not being joined in this service to any regiment.
He was marched out of the said County of Northampton to Halifax town in the County of Halifax in said State, where application
(a line drawn thru these words) where applicant and the Batalion to which he belonged were retained to guard some British
prisoners during the whole of his term of service which lasted only three months, from which applicant was discharged by Maj.
Peebles at the end of three months from the time when he entered said service.
Said services were performed late in
the war and complete all the services rendered by applicant during the War of the Revolution.
Applicant received the
1st discharge above spoken of from James Williamson, his Capt., but he has since lost or mislaid both of said discharges.
He has no documentary evidence and knows of no person whose testimony he can procure who can testify to his service of his
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.
William X Collier
+ sworn to in open
Court this 4th day of August 1834.
Sterling H. Lester, Clerk of Giles Circuit Court
The Questions propounded to the said Applicant by the Court and his answers thereto.
Where and in what year were you born ?
ANS: I was born in Greenville County in the state of Virginia in the year 1762.
2nd: Have you any record of your age and if so where is it ?
ANS: I have a register of my age in my possession
which I have had for many years.
3rd: Where were you living when called into service; Where have you lived since
the Revolutionary War,and where do you now live ?
ANS: When called into service I lived in Northampton County state of
North Carolina, since the war I lived a long time in the said county of Northampton and when I left said county just mentioned
I removed to Caswell County in said state where I resided for about fourteen years and from there I removed to the said county
of Giles in the state of Tennessee where I now reside and I have lived for nearly three years last past.
were you called into service, were you drafted; did you volunteer or were you a substitution and if a substitute for whom
ANS: I was drafted into service as stated in the foregoing declaration and never was a substitute for anyone.
State the names of some of the Regular officers who were with the troops where you served such Continental and Militia Regiments
as you can recollect and the general circumstances for your service.
ANS: I was not attached to any regular troops that
recollect of - the commanding officer question I answered as fully as I can in my declaration.
6th: Did you ever
receive a discharge from service and if so by whom was it given and what has become of it ?
ANS: Have answered this
question in the above declaration.
7th: State the names of the persons to whom you are known in your present neighborhood
and who can testify as to your character and veracity and their belief of your service as a soldier of the Revolution.
John Collier, Henry Yancey, Joseph Anthony, James Hanna, Willis Ashforth, and many others.
William X Collier
Sworn to and duly scribed
in open court 4th of August 1834
Sterling H. Lester Clerk of Giles
We, John Collier, residing in Limestone County Alabama, and James Hanna, residing in Giles County
Tennessee, hereby certify that we are well acquainted with William Collier who has ascribed and sworn to the above declaration,
that we believe him to be seventy one years of age, that he is reported and believed in the neighborhood where he resides
to have been a soldier of the Revolution, and that we concur in that opinion, and we further certify that there is no clergyman
resident in the neighborhood where the said William Collier now resides.
John X Collier
Subscribed and sworn to in open
court this 4th day of August
Sterling H. Lester, clerk of
Giles Circuit court.
And the said Court do hereby declare
their opinion after the investigation of the matter and after posting the interrogatories prescribed.