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Revolutionary War Pension file of Lawrence Lamberson (wife Christena) W8020

Transcribed by Greg Lamberson (no known relation to date), 12223 E. Meadows Dr., Mt. Vernon, IL 62864 19 September, 2010


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5104
Tennessee - W.

Christina Lamberson, widow of Lawrence Lamberson, who died on the ---- , who was a private in the --- commanded by Captain --- Revolutionary War.

Inscribed on the roll for Nashville at the rate of 20 dollars 00 cents per annum, to commence on the 4th day of March 1831.

Certificate of Pension issued the 28th day of January 1852 and sent to Hon. J.H. Savage H. of R.

Revolutionary Claim, Act July 4, 1836


Recorded by K. McKae, clerk
Book D Vol. 2 page 415

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Declaration
In order to obtain the benefit of the Third Section of the act of Congress of the 4th July, 1836.

State of Tennessee
DeKalb County

On the Fifteenth day of March in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty, personally appeared before me Joseph Clark an acting justice of the peace in and for the county of DeKalb in the State of Tennessee, Christena Lamberson, a resident of DeKalb County in the State of Tennessee, aged nintey three years old, who being first duly Sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed July the 4th 1836, that She is the widow of Lawrence Lamberson, who was a regular soldier in the military service of the united States in the revolutionary war with great Britton and that My husband the said Lawrence Lamberson was drafted in the united States Service in the winter of Seventeen hundred and seventy eight, in December of said year, do not recollect the presize day of the month, under Captain Joseph MacKey and Col. John Fleet and that the said Lawrence Lamberson was again drafted Some Short time after he had Served out his first tour? and went in to the service again almost immediately, I do not presisely recollect the length of time he Served each Time. To the best of my recollection he served four or six month terms? ; he served each Touers Out for which he was drafted, the said Lawrence Lamberson lived in Sessix County in the State of New Jersey, and at one of the times when he was drafted and had to leave home and go into the service I had three little children, the youngest now Just six days old when he left to go into the Service. I further declare that I was lawfully married to the Said Lawrence Lamberson on or about the Fifth day of January in the year Seventeen hundred and seventy five in the

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County of Sessix in the State of New Jersey and that my husband the said Lawrence Lamberson died on the fifteenth day of January 1822 and that I have remaind a widow ever since that time and that the certificate of discharge of my said husband the said Lawrence Lamberson is so lost or mislade that I cannot come at it, all of which will more fully appear by refference to the prooff hereto annexed. Christena ( her X mark ) Lamberson
Sworn ot and subscribed on the day and year above written before me, Joseph Clarke J.P. For DeKalb
County in the State of Tennessee

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State of Tennessee
DeKalb County

On the Fifteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty personally appeared before me Joseph Clark an acting Justice of the Peace in and for the County of DeKalb in the State of Tennessee John Fite a resident citizen of DeKalb County in the State aforesaid age ninety two years on the 1st day of April 1850 who deposes and says after being duly sworn according to law that he has been well acquainted with the aforesaid Christena Lamberson named in the forgoing declaration during the whole of my life and that she the aforesaid Christena Lamberson is the lawful widow of the aforesaid Lawrence Lamberson, deceased, and that I was well acquainted with the aforesaid Lawrence Lamberson up to the time of his death which was on the fifteenth day of January 1822 and that he the aforesaid Lawrence Lamberson was a regular soldier in the service of the united States in the revolutionary war with great Britton and that he was drafted and served two terms some time in the winter of 1777 and 1778. and that he was in the actual service of the united States for I was in the service with him at the battle of what was then called the Millstone Battle under Capt. Joseph Mackey Colonel John Fleet and General Dickenson
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and that he the aforesaid Lawrence Lamberson is the identical Lawrence Lamberson mentioned in the forgoing declaration and that the said Lawrence Lamberson was lawfully married to the aforesaid Christena Lamberson before he went into the service for I saw them the said Lawrence Lamberson and the said Christena Lamberson lawfully joined together in the holy state of wedlock in the county of Sessix in the state of New Jersey and that to before his services in the united states, and that he the aforesaid Lawrence Lamberson was serving in the aforesaid county of Sessix in the state of New Jersey at each time when he was drafted in the service of the united States and that the said Christena Lamberson have remained a widow ever since the death of her said husband the aforesaid Lawrence Lamberson, and that I am drawing a regular pension for my services in the service of the united States in the Revolutionary ware with great Britton for which was rendered a part of the time with the aforesaid Lawrence Lamberson as above specified and that he the aforesaid Lawrence Lamberson did actual service in the united states as aforesaid and that I the witness am in no wise interested. Sworn to and subscribed on the day and year above written before me. Joseph Clarke J.P. For DeKalb County in the state of Tennessee
John Fite

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State of Tennessee
DeKalb County

Personally zppeared before me Joseph Clark an acting Justice of the peace in and for said County and State aforesaid, Tilman Bethel, who is entitled to full credit and who being first duly sworn according to law depose and says that he has been well acquainted with the aforesaid John Fite the above subscribing witness for the last forty of fifty years, and that he the aforesaid John Fite has been a regular ordained minister of the Gospel in the Baptist Church in good standing nearly ever since I first
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Knew him and that he has always been a man of a strong mind and good recollection and is to this day and that I was well acquainted with the aforesaid Lawrence Lamberson and the aforesaid Christena Lamberson and that the said Christena Lamberson is yet living the widow of the aforesaid Lawrence Lamberson has not been married since the death of her said husband the aforesaid Lawrence Lamberson and that she the said Christena Lamberson widow as aforesaid is in Indigent circumstances and owns no property and that I the witness am in no wise interested in this case, Sworn to and subscribed before me on this 15th day of March 1850. Joseph Clarke J.P. For DeKalb County in the state of Tennessee.
Tilmon Bethel

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State of Tennessee DeKalb County

Joseph Clark an acting Justice of the peace of said County and State aforesaid do certify that I am well acquainted with Christena Lamberson who is mentioned in the forgoing declaration and that she the said Christena Lamberson is not able to attend at the Courthouse in the County of DeKalb and state aforesaid owing to the distance she would have to travel and her exceeding old age and infirmities and therefore she has made the foregoing declaration before me, I am also well acquainted with John Fite the aforesaid substantiating witness and know him to be a man of good standing and a truthful man and a regular ordained minister of the Gospel, and a regular minister of the Baptist Church in good standing, and has been ever since I knew him which has been of longstanding. In testimony whereof I hereunto subscribe my name on yhis the 15th day of March.. A.D. 1850 Joseph Clarke J.P. For DeKalb County in the state of Tennessee

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State of Tennessee DeKalb County

Personally appeared before me Joseph Clarke an acting Justice of the peace within and for the county of DeKalb in the state aforesaid, John Fite a citizen of DeKalb County in the State aforesaid, who being duly sworn according to law depose & say that he will be ninety three years old some time about the first of April 1851. That he is personally acquainted with Christine Lamberson & that she is the lawful widow of Lawrence Lamberson deceased & that he saw the said Lawrence Lamberson & the said Christena Joined together in the holy state of matrimony & that they continued to live together as husband & wife in the bonds of matrimony to the death of the said Lawrence Lamberson, and that they raised a family of respectful children and that they were married in the State of New Jersey in Sessix County where they lived for several years during the Revolutionary war with great britton & that the said Lawrence Lamberson was drafted in the service of the united States some time in the winter of 1777 or 1778 , welll not be certain of which and that he served two terms making six months or upwards and that he the said Lawrence Lamberson was in the engagements with British at what was then called the mill Stone battle, under Capt. MacKey in the regiment commanded by Col. John Fleet & General Dickerson and that the said Lawrence Lamberson did actual service in said war and was honorably discharged by reason of the expiration of the terms of servie & that the said Lawrence Lamberson & the said Christena Lamberson were married before the commencement of said war
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and that same time after said war the said Lawrence Lamberson moved to Tennessee & that I was personally acquainted with the said Lawrence Lamberson & the said Christena Lamberson up to the death of said Lawrence Lamberson which I think was some time between the years 1820 & 1830 & that the said Christena Lamberson is the lawful widow of the said Lawrence Lamberson and that she us still living and has not bee married since the death of her said husband the said Lawrence Lamberson and that I am in no wise interested in this matter. John Fite
Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 19th day of March 1851 and I hereby certify that I am personally acquainted with wht above named John Fite and believe the he is of the age above mentioned and that he is a regular ordained minister of the gospel in good standing in the Baptist Church and has been for many years, and that he is a regular pensioner & draws his regular pension twice in each year at Nashville in this state and that he is a man of truth & integrity, and this is the second time that I have taken this proof in the above named case and that he is the identical named John Fite who testified before, given under my hand the day and date above named. Joseph Clarke J.P. For DeKalb County Tennessee
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State of Tennessee DeKalb County
Personally appeared before me L. J. Moore a Justice of the peace for DeKalb County Leonard Lamberson a citizen of the said county aged about 66 years who being legally sworn by me to speak the truth states upon his oath that his mother Christena Lamberson widow of Lawrence Lamberson decd. And who is an applicant for a pension has been living with him at his own house for about the last twenty five years - that the reason he has not applied for a pension for his mother before this time is that he examined the acts of Congress upon pensions, and from this May that he then has knowledge that he could make? . He did not believe he could succeed, but since then by an act of Congrtess he was told that the proof might be sufficient. Is the reason why the application is now made. Leonard Lamberson
Sworn to & subscribed before me L. J. Moore
this 4th day of Sept. 1850
L.J. Moore
Justice of the Peace for DeKalb County
State of Tennessee DeKalb County
J.W. Isbell clerk of the County court of DeKalb County do certify that L.J.Moore Esqr. Before whom the above affidavit purports to be made was an acting Justice of the peace at the time the same purports to been date, and that his duly commissioned and sworn and that the signature purporting to be his is genuine. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal as officer in Smithville the 4th day of September 1850. W.J. Isbell clerk of DeKalb County