Facts and Events
Henry Penninger, Jr. was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
- Pension Application of Henry Peninger S8946
Henry Pennenger. Pensioner two years —
Saw Pennenger at his house on the 30 th June 1834 and had from the following statement.
– Says he is 73 years old born and raised in Pendleton County Virginia & resided there until
within the last seven or eight years. he served a tower of duty of three months in the year 1773
under Capt. McKay. this service was done west of the allegany [sic: Allegheny] Mountains after
he got home from this term and about eighteen months had elapsed. he was drafted for
eighteen months (this was called the young mens draft). he was unable to go. his Father hired a
substitute who went in his place. the substitutes name was John Bruns[?]. the substitute served
out the tower of eighteen months in Pennsylvania under Genl. Washington. – this is all the
service he done both before and during the War of the Revo.
Jonathan Wamsly [see note below] wrote his declaration gave Wamsly the same account
of his services that he now gives. Wamsly read his declaration to him. (he cant read English) – he
contracted to give Wamsly the first draw but Wamsly got $105.
The forgoing statement haveing been read to me and finding it all right. In testimony of
which I hereto subscribe my name
Witness William Penneger Signed in dutch [i.e. German]
Nathan Goff [Pension agent at Clarksburg]
A true copy from the original in my possession W. G Singleton
Respectfully Reported — W. G. Singleton Special Agent.