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- Transcript:Pension Application of John Walker R11054
- Transcript:Pension Application of John Walker R11054, Annotated
- Robert Walker 1630-1690 Descendancy
- Data:Walker Land Records in Lancaster County
- Letterkenny Walker Line
From:Transcript:Pension Application of John Walker (285), R11054
On this 20th day of October in the year while Lord 1832, personally appeared in open Court, before the Honorable the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas, now sitting, John Walker, a resident of Hudson in the County of Portage and State of Ohio, aged sixty-eight 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 passed June 7th 1832.
That he was born in Carlisle in the County of Cumberland in the State of Pennsylvania on the first day of October A.D. 1764, where (he believes) is [his] age is now recorded in the records of that town, as it also now in his father's family Bible.
From that place he removed to the "Spring Station" or Garrison" (so-called in Kentucky) about 6 miles South East of the Falls of Ohio River; that on the first day of August A.D. 1780 as a volunteer he entered the service of the United States, and served the two next succeeding months with eight others, selected by his Captain William McClure to furnish provisions and protection to the women and children left at & about the Spring Garrison, while that part of the Army which belonged there, were gone to attack the Indian towns on the Little Miami; and the six months thereafter he was employed in and about the erection of the Fort at the head of the Rapids of the Ohio River. That he thus served for the period of eight months in Captain William McClure's company, although a part of this period, he was under the command of Captain William Chinneth – George Roger Clark [George Rogers Clark] being the Colonel, and the number of volunteers there about forty.
That on the last day of March, or the first day of April 1781, he left the service. That his father Robert Walker during the above mentioned period, received two written discharges one signed by Captain William McClure and another by Captain John Hinkson, both of which are now in his possession, and this day exhibits here, and that his father informed him he obtained a discharge for this applicant also, but if procured it is not now in the possession of this applicant, nor does he know where it is.
That for about 18 or 19 years next succeeding the time he left said service, he resided in Hampshire County, Virginia, from thence he removed in the year 1802 Hudson, Portage County of Ohio where he has since lived and now resides...
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Transcript:Pension Application of John Walker (285), R11054
Transcript:Pension Application of John Walker R11054, Annotated