Facts and Events
David Tate, Jr. was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of David Tate, Jr. in Botetourt County, VA
- The Commonwealth against David Tate, Junr., on suspicion of his being a torey, a jury sworn to try him accdg. to evidence (towit): Malcom Allen, Saml. Baldwin, Thomas Ferguson, James Corbit, John Lapsley, David Smith, Wm. McMullin, Richard McDonald, Adw. Willson, Edmund Sturns, Ephraim Willson and Hugh Allen returned a verdict in these words: "We of the jury find for the Commonwealth seven months imprisonment."
- Upon consideration of the judgment passed yesterday on behalf of the Commonwealth against David Tate, Junr., it is ordered that upon the said Tate's enlisting into the Continental service for eighteen months from the date hereof without any bounty or other gratuity except his pay as a soldier, cloathing and provisions he shall be discharged from his present confinement and the judgement of the court against him.
- American Revolutionary War Veteran
Revolutionary War Pension Information
Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 5, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :
Tate, David - born 1759 in Augusta County, Virginia; raised in Botetourt County, Virginia, where he resided, when entered service 1780 in Virginia regiment; moved after Revolutionary War to Greene County, Tennessee, thence to Grainger County, Virginia where granted Pension in 1832 as David Sr., when resided there for 32 years; John Storm made affidavit in Green County, Indiana, then he entered service in 1780 with soldier in Botetourt County, Virginia; soldier died 8/7/1838 in Grainger County, Tennessee; married 8/19/1784 to Comfort at residence of Edward McMullin, Botetourt County, Virginia; widow was born 4/20/1767; gave power of attorney to agent in 1840 to apply for Pension & Pension Application Rejected, not a widow until after passage of 1838 Pension Act; died before 1847; query letter in file in 1910 from descendant John M. Tate, Knoxville, TN. F-R10397, R2343.
Information on David Tate, Jr.
From "Some Tennessee Heroes of the Revolution", by Zella Armstrong, pg. 115:
- David Tate applied for revolutionary pension while living in Grainger County. Be was born about 1757 in Augusta County, Virginia. He was the son of David and Catherine Thornton Tate. He enlisted in Botetourt County, Virginia, while living in that County, in 1780 and served until 1782. He served under Captain Ballard Smith and Captain Thomas Boyer and Colonels Buford and Campbell. He was in the battle of Ninety-six and Eutaw Springs. He married Comfort Knox, August 18, 1784, in Botetourt County.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Sequatchie Families, by James L. Douthat, pub. 1983, 2504 Kell Road, Signal Mountain, TN 37377, p. 106.
- Graves, William T. Southern Campaign Revolutionary War Pension Statements & Rosters.
Pension Application of David Tate: R10397
Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris
State of Tennessee}
On the 21 day of August 1832 personally appeared st David Tate before the Justices of the Court of pleas and quarter Sessions for the county aforesaid now in Session the said David Tate being a resident of the County and State aforesaid aged about 73 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 provisions made by the act of Congress passed June the 7th 1832 That he enlisted in the Contries Service on the last of June or first of July 1780 in the army of the United States with a certain Captn Ballard Smith & served in the [blank] Ridgement of the Virginia line under the following named officers to wit, The field officers were Genl Gates, Genl. Green [sic: Nathanael Greene], Conl. Bluford [see note below], Maj. [Thomas] Ridley, Conl [Richard] Campbell &c. and under Capt. Thos. Boyer [sic: Bowyer] and served all the time as Orderly Sergant and that he served the term of eighteen months & was discharged in Jany 1782 and that he lived in the County of Bortetort [sic: Botetourt] & State of Virginia when he entered the Service & that he was in the following Battles, to wit, at Ninetysix under Genl. Green & Conl. Campbell at the Eutaw Springs under the same officers at which place Conl. Campbell was killed besides many small engagements and that when he enlisted he was marched by said Capt. Smith to Hillsborough N. Carolina and was attached to the remains of Genl Gates army & from thence by Genl Gates & Conl. Bluford to Salisborough [sic: Salisbury NC] & from there to Charlott [sic: Charlotte] N. Carolina from thence to a place called the Cheraw Hill on the Pedee [sic: Pee Dee] River S. Carolina from thence to Gillford [sic: Guilford] N. Carolina from thence to Hallifax [sic: Halifax] Old Courthouse Virginia at which place he was taken sick & sent to the Hospital at Charlott [sic: Charlotte] Courthouse Va. from there to prince Edward Va. from thence with military Stores for the wounded who was wounded at the Battle of Gillford from thence to Ninetysix & joined the main Army a few Days after the Commencement of the Siege & remained there untill after the Siege was raised. from thence to Broad River South Carolina from thence to near the Catawba River from thence was returned to McCourds [sic: McCord’s] ferry on the Congaree River S. Carolina from thence to a little town he thinks Sunsborough from thence to the high hills of Santee S. Carolina from thence back and crossed the Congaree River at said McCourds ferry to fort Motte & pursued the Brittish to the Eutaw Springs & was in a Battle at said place on the 8th Day of Sept 1781 from thence towards Charlestown in pursuit of the Brittish to near Munkscorner [sic: Monck’s Corner] from thence back to the high Hills of Santee. from thence recrossed the Congaree River to near a place called the pond pons [sic: Ponpon] from thence to a place called Round O from thence to near a place called Stono ferry near Charlestown and at that time his term of service expired and from thence back to Round O & there gave up his arms & was to be marched to Sallisborough to be Discharged but was Discharged on the Congaree by Maj. [Smith] Snead & Captn. Thos. Boyer: And he relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or any annuity except the present & he declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any agency in any State. Sworn to and Subscribed the the Day and year aforesaid. David Tate
And to the said applicant the following questions was propounded by the Court to wit,
1. Where & in what year were you Born
A. he was Born in the State of Virginia Augusta County & raised in Bortetort County & was Born in the year 1759
2. Have you any record of your age
3. Where were you living when called into Service where have you lived since the
revolutionary war where do you now live
An: he lived in the State of Virginia Bortetort County when he listed & have since lived in State & County part of my time & in the State of Tennessee Green [sic: Greene] County & now in Grainger county —
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