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MySource Nicholas Long of Caroline County, Virginia, Rev War Pension Application
Place Caroline, Virginia, United States
Campbell, Kentucky, United States
Year range -
Surname Long
Nicholas Long of Caroline County, Virginia, Rev War Pension Application.
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Nicholas Long, Service in Va., File number S31222 ---

Kentucky - Nicholas Long of Fayette Co. in the State of Ky. He was a sergeant, adjutant and Brigade

Major of the Regt. Commanded by Col. Spottswood in the Virginia line for 2 years.

Inscribed on the roll of Louisville at the rate of 220 Dollars per annum to commence on

the 4th day of March 1831.. 13th October 1846

Certificate of Pension issued the 16 day of April 1851 and sent to -- Addison Esq.

Arrears.. $193.33

Recorded Book E2 Vol. 7 Page 31 ---

State of Kentucky City of Lexington

On this 17 day of August 1832 personally appeared in open court before C. Hunt Esq.

Mayor of said City, now sitting, Nicholas Long, a resident of the county of Fayette &

state aforesaid aged 78 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 of 7th June 1832. That he was born on the 15th of May 1754 in Caroline County Virginia. There was

a record of his age kept in a church prayer book, which was sold by mistake at the sale

of his father personal estate and never recovered. He resided in the same county when he

entered the service during the revolution, and afterward until the year 1795 when he

removed to Kentucky, where he has resided ever since. That he entered the continental service in the month of February 1776 in Capt.

Samuel Hawes company in the 2nd Virginia regiment commanded by Col, Alexander Spotswood.

He entered the service as a sergeant which post he held during his whole term and was

legally discharged but he has lost that discharge. He was directed to carry the colors

in his regiment by regimental order, which was in fact an honorary appointment as

ensign, although he never received additional pay for said service. His company remained in and about Williamsburg from about the last of February

1776 until the next winter, when his company marched to Pennsylvania and joined the army

under General --- Washington. His reginment was a part of Gen. Weedon brigade and Gen. Greene's division.

He marched with the troops across New Jersey in the year 1777 and into the border of New

York, from where the troops returned by a forced march to meet the British army under

Lord Howe, and was with them in the Battle if Brandywine. He was afterward in the battle

of Germantown where he carried the colors of his regiment, and afterward, remained with

the army until it entered winter quarters at Valley Forge where he was discharged by

General Weedon the 3rd or 4th of February 1778. He lost a brother at Germantown, but he

was never wounded himself although engaged in several skirmishes besides the two general

actions above named. He remained in Caroline County after the forgoing service except some small

expeditions until 1781 when he entered Col. Thos. Matthews' 3d regiment of militia as

Adjutant, in which he served 2 months, and again as adjutant in same regiment when

commanded by Col. Samuel Temple for 2 months; and again as Brigade Major to General

Weedon for 2 months, which term expired during the siege of York. He had commission as

adjutant , but was appointed in general order as Brigade Major. He has no written documents to support his claim, and refers to such documents

as are in the War department. He hereby relinquishes every claim to a pension of annuity

except the present, and he declares that his name is not on the pension roll of a ny agency in any state. Sworn to and subscribed the day & year aforesaid. Nicholas Long --- State of Kentucky Campbell County

Personally appeared before me one of the acting Justices of the Peace in and for the

said State and County Hunt H. Mayo who is now in the 40 year of his age and first being

duly sworn according to law. He states that he has lived the near neighbor of Old

Nicholas Long who was a pensioner of the General Government and drew at the rate of

$195.00 per annum.And that he has been acquainted with him and his family for the space

of more than ten years before the death of Nicholas Long. He states that he cannot call

to mind the particular time of the death of the said Nicholas Long but to the best of

recollection he died about four years since. He further says Nicholas Long deceased left

no wife but had three children Gabriel Long, William Long and Mary H. Colwell late Mary

Mary H. Long. his son Gabriel Long emigrated to Texas in which state he very soon

sickened and died. his brother William Long left this county and went to the State of

Texas in search of the interest of his brother Gabriel Long's interest or property but

took sick there and dies likewise leaving Mary H. Colwell late Mary H. Long the only

surviving child and heir of Nicholas Long decd. Said Nicholas Long was a very aged and

infirm man and lived a number of years in the family and with his daughter Mary H.

Colwell who still lives in this County. Mary Colwell took all charge and care of her now

decesed father Nicholas Long up to the time of his death and burial. Sworn to and subscribed this 3d day of January 1851 H. H. Mayo

State of Kentucky Campbell County

I do hereby certify the foregoing depposition of Hunt H. Mayo was this day sworn to and

subscribed to before me. And I further certify the deposant Hunt H. Mayo is a man of as

respectable standing as any man in this county and in all case entitled to full credit. Given under my hand this 3d day of January 1851. Wm. DeCourcy J.P. C. Co. Ky. ---

Commonwealth of Kentucky County of Campbell

I Benjamin D Beall Clerk of the County Court of the County of Campbell in the State

aforesaid, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing signautre of Wm. DeCourcy is

genuine and that the aforesaid Wm. DeCourcy was at the date of signing his name and now

is, an acting Justice of the Peace in and for the county and state aforesaid, fully

empowered by law to take oath depositions -- and full faith and credit should be given

to his official act. In testimon whereof I have here unto set my hand and affixed the seal of the county

court this ------ D. 1851. Benjamin D. Beall clerk Wm. DeCourcy J.P.


State of Ohio Hamilton County

Personally appeared before me one of the acting Justices of the peace in and for said

State and County Samuel Cobb who is now in the 44 year of his age and first being duly

sworn according to law. He states he is and has been a resident of the City of

Cincinnati for the last twenty years and during that space of time he has been

undertaker and coffin maker and have done a heavy business in that business. He states

that in all casesd he has kept a record of the sale of all coffins that he made also the

dates of such sales whether paid for at the time of getting the coffin or not paid for.

He further states that hw was called on by Mr. John M. Colwell from the Kentucky side of

the Ohio for a coffin for his Grandfather then deceased whose name was Nicholas Long. --- Mr. John M. Colwell stating at the same time his Grandfather Nicholas Long was a

revolutionary soldier which statement struck me with waxen? affectation?.. He further

states that on the request of John W. Colwell this day I turned to my Book of entries

and charges and find I amde and delivered to John M. Colwell the coffin for his

Grandfather Nicholas Long on the thirteenth day of October in the year one thousand

eight hundred and forty six which time or date appears plain and in proper place as to

time and date in my book of Charges now before me and from which I make this statement

of facts as set fourth in this my deposition. Sworn ot and subscribed to Samuel Cobb State of Ohio Hamilton County} I hereby certify the foregoing deposition of Samuel Cobb

was this day sworn to and subscribed before me and I further certify that the aforesaid

Samuel Cobb is a highly respectable worthy and good citizen of this City --- and

Hamilton County and is entitled to full credit. Given under my hand this 3rd day of

January 1851 Mark P. Taylor

[There is one summary correspondence of two pages included in the pension file that is

not reproduced here.]

Transcribed by Greg Lamberson 29 September, 2010