Person:James Chitwood (8)

James Chitwood
m. 1748
  1. James Chitwood1751 - 1834
  2. Isabella Elizabeth ChitwoodBef 1754 - 1829
  3. Shadrack Chitwood1756 - Aft 1840
  4. Joshua Chitwood, of Botetourt County, VA & Gallia County, OH1758 - 1851
  5. Daniel ChitwoodBef 1760 - Bet 1830 & 1840
  6. Maj. Richard Chitwood1764 - 1822
  7. Moses Chitwood1765 -
  8. Pleasant Chitwood1765 - 1848
  9. Seth Chitwood1766 - 1850
  10. Amos Chitwood1768 - 1843
  11. John Chitwood1773 - 1861
  12. Catherine ChitwoodBef 1784 -
Facts and Events
Name James Chitwood
Gender Male
Birth[1] 21 Jun 1751 Cumberland County, Virginia
Death[2] 1834 Union County, Georgia
  1. Graves, William T. Southern Campaign Revolutionary War Pension Statements & Rosters.

    Pension application of James Chitwood S1751 f12SC
    Transcribed by Will Graves 5/26/11: rev'd 8/21/19

    State of Tennessee Campbell County: SS
    On this the 11th day of December in the year of our Lord 1832 personally appeared
    before the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of said County of Campbell now sitting James
    Chitwood a resident of said County and State aged Eighty 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 7th 1832. That he enlisted in the State Troops of South Carolina engaged in the service of the United States in the month of May 1781 for the term of ten months – in the company commanded by Captain Levi Johnson, Samuel Jackson was first Lieutenant Garrett Vinsant was second Lieutenant. In the Regiment
    commanded at that time by Colonel John Thomas – and afterwards commanded by Colonel
    Middliton [Middleton] – our Major's name was John More [John Moore] – Under the command
    of General Sumpter [Thomas Sumter]. He resided at the time he entered the service in
    Rutherford County in the State of North Carolina. He joined head quarters and was mustered
    into service upon the Congaree River below the mouth of Saluda, and near the falls of the
    Congaree a short time before General Greene raised the siege at Ninety Six [June 19, 1781], he states that he was attached to aid and assist in guarding some prisoners at Ancrum's bluff – from there we were marched to Camden – where we stayed near three months – from there was marched to the High Hills of Santee and gave up the prisoners to General Greene – from there we marched back near the Bluffs upon the Congaree River and was encamped in what was called Brown's Old fields – shortly afterwards he took the mumps and was confined for some time unfit for service – during which time the battle was fought at the Eutaw Springs, a short time after the Army returned from the battle at the Eutaw Springs [September 8, 1781] he states that he was taken with the Ague and fever and was furloughed until he got able to perform service again – he then joined the Army at Orangeburg about the last of January or first of February. At this time the Army was divided into several detachments – and a number of the troops were furloughed – After a number of marches and changes – The troops met at New Market about the 15th of April where they were to receive their bounty of one Negro each but the bounty was not paid to any of them at that time. The troops were there discharged by Captain Philip Waters about three or four days afterwards, and he returned home. He states that he was born in Cumberland County in the State of Virginia on the 21st day of June 1751 – he understands the name of the County is now called Powhatton [Powhatan] he has no record of his Age at this time but has seen the record of his age which was kept by one of his uncles. That at the time he entered into service he lived in Rutherford County in the State of North Carolina where he lived for some time after the war was ended. He then moved to what is now Tennessee where he has lived ever since. He recollects General Greene & Colonel Lee [Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee], who were regular Officers he does not recollect to have ever seen General Marion [Francis Marion] or Colonel Washington [William Washington], but heard them frequently spoken of. He states that he received a discharge from Captain Philip Waters which was then called a certificate which he sold and assigned over to a certain Thomas Jackson, to whom he had sold the claim he held upon the state for his bounty. He states that he knows of no person in this Country by whom he can prove his actual service, but in his own neighborhood he is known to Thomas Chambers, Esquire, Frederick Nester Esquire, Wright Sartine, John Smith, Henry Dunkin and divers others who can Testify as to his character for veracity and their belief of his services as a soldier of the revolution. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity, except the present and he declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any Agency of any State.
    Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.
    S/ James Chitwood

    Sworn to and subscribed in open court the date above written
    S/ William Casey, Clerk

    [Thomas Moad and Frederick Nester gave the standard supporting affidavit.]
    [Veteran was pensioned at the rate of $33.33 per annum commencing March 4th, 1831, for 10
    months service as a private in the South Carolina militia.]
    South Carolina Audited Accounts1 relating to James Chitwood AA5
    Audited Account Microfilm file No. 1248B
    Transcribed by Will Graves 8/21/19

    [p 2: Printed form of Indent No. 495 Book M dated October 1st, 1784 “delivered to Mr. James
    Chitwood late Private in Waters [Captain Philemon Waters’] Troop Thomas’s [John Thomas’]
    Regiment Sumter’s [Thomas Sumter’s] Brigade this our Indented Certificate for the Sum of
    Ninety-four pounds Sterling amount pay and bounty due for Services in this Troop with Interest thereon from first April 1782 to date hereof agreeable to the Resolution of General Assembly of the ninth March last.”]

    [p 3: Reverse of the above Indent]
    We do hereby declare that Philemon Waters Esquire is the Person to whom the Debt for which
    the within Indent was given assigned & by Virtue of a Resolution of the Legislature passed on the __ day of __ 1786 the said Philemon Waters is entitled to special Indents for the interest on this Indent & to transfer this Indent
    S/ Thos. Sumter [Thomas Sumter]

    [Note: there are several endorsements on the reverse of this indent by P Waters who signed with the signature known to be that of Captain Philemon Waters as follows
    On May 4, 1788 Thomas W Waters sign for the receipt of one years interest on this indent
    “on 14 July 1788, the Principle of this Indent in another Indent No. 57 – C J
    S/ G. G. Newman
    S/ P. Waters”

    1The South Carolina Audited Accounts (AA) are now available online at To find the AA for
    a specific person, click on the Just take me to the search page link, then enter the person’s surname first in the “Full name”
    box followed by a comma and the person’s Christian name.

  2. Alabama, United States. Alabama, Surname Files Expanded, 1702–1981: [database on-line]. (Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc).

    Image:Children of Capt. James Chitwood in Alabama Surname Files Expanded 1702-1981.jpg