National Archives, Washington D.C.
Service Pension War 1812
Widow's Brief: Sarah Scott, widow of Thomas Scott
Captain Elihu Milliken, Regiment Militia, State of Tenn.
Post Office: Blountsville, County of Blount, State of Ala
Attorney R.S. and A.P. Lacey, P.O. Washington, D.C.
Application filed: September 25, 1878
Alleged Service: Served in Capt. Milligan's Co., Tenn
Mil. and refers to soldiers B.L. 12312 in which service is alleged in Capt. Millikin's Co., Tenn.
Mil form Sept. 1, 1814 to June 1, 1815
Record evidence of service: 3d Auditor in B.L. shows that Thomas Scott served in Capt. Elihu Milliken's Co., Tenn. Mil from Sept. 20, 1814 to May 5, 1815
Length of service 151 days prior to and including Feb 7, 1815
Proof of identify: Identifying witnesses, Viz A. Bynum, and A.A. Raily, a general statement of claimant as to service and No. of B.L.
Admitted: April 10, 1879 to a pension of $8 per mo. from March 9, 1878 the act of act. No pension previously applied for.
Bounty Land Warrant 10411-80-55 issued
Approved April 13, 1879.
Summary of Proof
Marriage date Nov. 6, 1818 of Thomas Scott to Sarah Ferguson as per Decl. Cohabitation show by aff. of Doctor B. Graves and A. Murphree, filed Apr. 7, 79 and shown by verified copy of family record filed Feb. 17, 79. Proof as to.
No legal barrier as per aff of clk in Decl. capacity to marry.
Death of soldier: Date: Nov. 16, 1870 as per decl and shown by aff. of A. Bynum and A.A. Bailey, filed Dec. 31, 78
Widowhood: shown by aff of said identifying witnesses in Decl. of War of 1812
Declaration of a Widow for Pension:
State of Alabama, County of Blount
On this 20th day of July A.D. eighteen hundred and seventy eight personally appeared before me, J.W. Moore, Judge of the Probate County of Record in and for the County and State aforesaid. Sarah Scott aged 80 years, a resident of the County of Blount, State of Alabama, who, being according to law duly sworn declares that she is the widow of Thomas Scott, who served the full period of fourteen days in the
(1)military service of the United States in the war of 1812, and who was the identical Thomas Scott who
(2)served in Captain Milligan's Company, Tennessee Militia;
that said Soldier drew Military Land Warrant No. 12312, 80 acres under Act of Congress of Sept. 28th 1850;
that she was married under the name of Sarah Furgason(sic) to said Thomas Scott on the sixth day of November A.D. 1818 by ____Mullings, J.P. at Roane Co., Tenn.;
that her said husband died near Blountsville, Ala. on the 16th day of Nov. 1870.
Her Post Office is at Blountsville, Blount Col, Ala.
Sarah (x, her mark) Scott, applicant
Attest: Arminda S. Baily, Asa Bynum
Attached to Pension Papers
Thomas Scott and Sarah Ferguson was married on the 6th of Nov. 1818.
Rice Scott and Nancy Holly was married on the 17 August 1844
Archibald Cullbreath and Polly Ann Scott was married Nov. 5, 1848
Asa Bynum and Mahala Scott was married Aug. 18th, 1853
F.H.W. Raley and Sally Scott was married June 14th, 1855
Alexander Nation and Vianna Scott was married Oct. 11th, 1865
Rice Scott was born January 25, 1820
Rachel Scott was born June 27, 1822
Malinda Scott was born Sept. 25, 1824
Amanda J. Scott was born Jun 16, 1826
Polly Ann Scott was born Sept. 26, 1828
Mahala Scott was born July 12, 1830
James Edward Scott was born Sept. 2, 1832
Sally Scott was born Sept. 22, 1834
Anderson Scott was born July 12, 1835 (?)
Vienna Scott was born Nov. 2, 1839
Thomas Scott was born June 15, 1794
Sally Scott Sr. was born January 11th 1798
Rube Scott did April 18th, 1864
James Edward Scott died July 28, 1862
Anderson Scott died 1863
Thomas Scott died Nov. 16, 1870
A true copy of the original which was returned to
claimant. Sept. 13, 1879
S. Hoagland, Acting Chief, non and B.L. Div.
[Thomas and Sally Scott are buried in the Old Siloam Cemetery]
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