Facts and Events
At age four, moved to Virginia. He was left an orphan at an early age.
He joined the Army in Washington Co. VA and served in the years of 1776 - 1780. He applied for a soldiers pension and received a pension of $20.00 per annum. Andrew was also a Methodist minister for more than 40 years.
In a ceremony performed by Rev. Smith, at the home of Francis Hopkins, he married Betsy Greene.
- ↑ In his application on June 23, 1834, for a veteran's pension, Andrew Lynam stated - He was born on the 5th of January 1759 in the county of Guilford, North Carolina. At the age of four moved to Virginia and lived there continously until the commencement of the Revolutionary War in 1776.
He volunteered for service for three months in June 1776 in the Washington County, Virginia Militia and served under Sol. A. Campbell and Capt. John Kincade.
He served at a station called Elk Garden and the object of the service was to keep down the Indians.
When his three months enlistment was finished in September he volunteered for another three months. This time serving under Capt. Duncan in Ruark Valley. Again the fighting was against the Indians.
Then when winter set in and the Indians receded for the season his services were no longer neeed and he was discharged.
In May 1777 he volunteered for a six months tour of duty under Capt. James Cooper. Marching immediately to New Garden Station where the plumdering, murdering Indians kept them in perpetual service. On this tour he says he ranged and spied on the Indians until they retreated for the winter. During this time he suffered far mor than he could describe from hunger and fatigue.
He served several short tours of duty in 1778 and then in March 1779, en enlisted in the State Troops of Virginia for eighteen months.
He said when he was received, he was inspected by the board of officers and his size and features minutely taken he says as the Dutchman said it was a tight squeeze for him to be received.
He was marched to Petersburg, Virginia with an infantry unit and served under Capt. H. Woodson and Col. Buford.
In the Spring of 1780, he commenced the march to Charleston, S.C. He marched to the North Carolina border. Here he became ill and was hauled on a baggage wagon.
He was hospitalized at the time his outfit surrendered at the Battle of Waxhaws and was spared the brutal treatment given the prisoners by Lt. Col. Tarleton.
Due to his physical condition he was discharged before serving the entire 18 months.
In his application, he states that he lost the sight of one eye and the use of one hand during his service and owing to the hardships he endured, he is caused to walk around half bent and is unable to work. He further states that he is poor and desperately needs his pension.
Affidabits state that he is 76 years of age and that bodily infirmities prevent his personal appearance in court for a hearing.
He was awarded a pension of $20.00 per annum.
- ↑ STATE OF KENTUCKY)
COUNTY OF BATH) S.C.T.
ANDREW LYNAM WILL:
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN
I, Andrew Lynam of the county of Bath and State of Kentucky, being advanced in age, but of sound mind and disposing memory and calling to mind the uncertainly of human life and having a mind to dispose of such worldly good as it hath pleased God to help me with, do make an dordain this my last will and testament in manner following, (to wit) 1st I Commend my soul to God who gave it and my body to have a Christian Like burial and them as touching my earthly good my Will and desire is that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my estate. After that my will and desire is that my beloved wife Elizabeth have the use of all the balance of my estate both real and personal during her natural life and after her death I, give the same in manner and form following that is to day. 1st I give to my son Lee Lynam nothing, 2nd, I give to my daughter Rachel Cohorn nothing. 3rd, I give to my daughter Sally Rice nothing. 4th I give to my grand children heirs and children of my won William I give nothing. 5th, I give and bequeath to son Richard Lynam his hairs and assigns forever all my estate real or personal. And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Richard Lynam, Executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others or former wills or testaments by me heretofore made, in witness whereof I have set my hand and affixed my seal the 9th day of April 1845.
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us Allen W. Routt, Benjamin Perry,
This instrument of writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testamtne of Andrew Lynam, Dec, was produced and proven in open court by the oaths of Benjamin Perry a witness thereto subscribed who also proves that Allen W. Routt the other witness thereto subscribed his name as a witness thereto in his presence and in the presence and at the request of the Testator, Whereupon the same is ordered to be recorded, whereupon the same hath been duly admitted to be recorded in my office as the Law directs given under my hand as clerk of the Bath County Court this 13th day of December 1847.
S/ W. M. Siddith, Clerk
S/ By, W. N. Suddith D. C.