From the family research files of Donna Cooper
If you are a male Hancock and can do DNA for this family please do so. It is a good way to back up all the other items we have in our files.
William Hancock was born about 1640 Surry, VA, died 1693
Lawnes Creek Parish, Surry, VA, and was a son of William Hancock born 1615 in
England, and a grandson of William Hancock (1580-1622) the patriarch of the
Hancock line. This William III was killed at Bacon's Rebellion and who was
referred to as one of those "Giddy headed, Rude & Seditious" persons who
participated in Bacon's Rebellion. William and his wife Elizabeth had only one
son, John, as proven by his will.
Bacon's Rebellion: Bacon's Rebellion was one of the most confusing yet one of the most intriguing things that has ever happened at Jamestown in Virginia. Historians have for years considered the Virginia Rebellion of 1676 to be the first stirring of revolutionary sentiment in America, and claimed it culminated into the American Revolution that occurred almost exactly one hundred years later. However, in the past few years, historians have come to understand Bacon's Rebellion in a different light. They now say that it was nothing more than a power struggle between two very stubborn and selfish leaders, rather than a glorious fight against tyranny as it had been described in earlier times. Shortly after Bacon's death, Berkeley regained complete control and hanged the major leaders of the rebellion. He also seized the rebel property without the benefit of having a legal way of doing so and he did this without even a trial. All in all, twenty-three persons were hanged for their part in the rebellion. Later after an investigating committee from England issued its report to King Charles II, Berkeley was relieved of the Governorship and returned to England where he died in July 1677.
William's son, John Hancock, was born 1670 and died 1732 in Surry, VA, and married Jane Holt, daughter of Major Randall Holt and Elizabeth Hansford Wilson.
Descendants of John Hancock
1 John Hancock 1670 - 1732 b: 1670 in Surry Co., VA d: 1732 in Surry Co., VA +Jane Holt 1670 - 1734 b: 1670 in Hogg Island, Surry, Virginia d: 1734 m: Abt. 1699
2 William Hancock 1700 - 1767 b: 1700 d: 1767 in Sussex Co., VA +Elizabeth Phillips 1702 - b: Abt. 1702 m: Abt. 1722
2 John Hancock, Jr. 1702 - b: 1702 in Surry Co., VA +Mary Bell 1720 - b: Abt. 1720 m: 1740
2 Joseph Hancock 1704 - b: 1704
2 Elizabeth Hancock 1706 - b: 1706 +Ogburn
2 Mary Hancock 1708 - b: 1708 +Thomas Clary 1708 - b: Abt. 1708 m: Abt. 1728
2 Benjamin Hancock 1710 - 1762 b: 1710 in Sussex Co., Virginia d: 1762 in Goochland Co., VA +Jane Armeger? 1710 - b: Abt. 1710 d: in Goochland Co., VA m: 1732 in New Kent County, VA
2 Duejates Hancock 1710 - b: 1710 in Surry Co., VA +William Rains 1710 - b: Abt. 1710 m: Abt. 1730
2 Martha Hancock 1712 - b: 1712 +Bennett 1712 - b: Abt. 1712
Descendants of Benjamin Hancock
1 Benjamin Hancock 1710 - 1762 b: 1710 in Sussex Co., Virginia d: 1762 in Goochland Co., VA +Jane 1710 - b: Abt. 1710 d: in Goochland Co., VA m: 1732 in New Kent County, VA [Jane may have been Jane Armager. There were Armager families living in Goochland and they appear to have been related to the Wade families of that area.]
2 John D. Hancock 1733 - 1802 b: 1733 in Albemarle Co., Virginia d: November 10, 1802 in Patrick Springs, Patrick County, Virginia +Elizabeth Maddox 1732/33 - 1805 b: January 03, 1732/33 in Fluvanna, Virginia d: 1805 in Amherst County, VA m: October 16, 1755 in ST James Northam, Goochland County, VA [He may have helped with writing of the Declaration of independence. They are the ancestors of theCorn family who tell a similar story about the Declaration as do the descendants of Benjamin's family. His son William was referenced in the George DabneyRevolutionary War application for a pension. He stated that William Hancock and Esquire Benjamin Hancock of Wayne County, VA, would remember and know about his military service. He stated at the time he enlisted that he was living in Bedford Co., VA. One of his children mentioned his old uncle Armeger.]
2 Thomas Hancock 1736 - 1803 b: 1736 in Virginia d: December 05, 1803 in Franklin County, Virginia +Mary Shoemaker 1735 - b: Abt. 1735 in Virginia d: in Franklin Co., Virginia m: March 25, 1758 in Goochland County, Virginia
2 George Hancock 1737 - 1769 b: 1737 in Virginia d: Aft. 1769 +Mary Whitlock 1740 - b: Abt. 1740 in Goochland Co., VA m: January 06, 1763 in Goochland, Virginia
2 William Hancock 1738 - 1818 b: 1738 in Goochland Co., VA d: 1818 in St Charles Co., Missouri +Mary Merchant 1739 - b: Abt. 1739 d: in St Charles Co., Missouri m: 1763 in Goochland Co., Virginia [William and Stephen are documented brothers. Judith's husband was captured with them at Boone's Lick, and so she is thought to have been a sister to the Stephen and William.]
2 Benjamin Hancock, Sr. 1740 - 1811 b: Abt. 1740 in Bedford Co., Virginia d: 1811 in Gap Creek, Wayne Co. Kentucky +Sarah Lane 1735 - 1815 b: 1735 in Henrico Co., Virginia d: Bet. 1815 - 1820 in Wayne Co., KY m: February 23, 1765 in New Garden MM, Guilford Co., NC [Descendants of this line told the Declaration story, as it was a brother named John who was connected to the story. One of the Vickery uncles thought this John Hancock was the signer and so it looks like he was probably fooled by the John Hancock name. In the pension declaration of George Dabneyhe mentions that Esquire Benjamin Hancock and William Hancock know of his service record. They lived in Wayne Co., KY. Dabneysaid that he was living in Bedford Co., VA, when he enlisted. This William mentioned was a son of John D. Hancock.]
2 Agnes Hancock 1741 - b: 1741 in Goochland Co., Virginia +Stephen Hicks 1741 - b: Abt. 1741 m: August 24, 1758 in Goochland Co., Virginia [Uncle John Hicks was mentioned in the text of Rev. Golman Burford Hancock's' notes. I don't know how he was related to this family, but perhaps was.]
2 Elizabeth Hancock 1741 - b: 1741 in St. James, Northam Parish, Goochland Co., VA +John Sanders 1738 - b: Abt. 1738 m: October 23, 1758 in Goochland, Virginia
2 R. Major Hancock [aka Armeger] 1742 - 1839 b: 1742 in Fluvanna Co., Virginia d: November 10, 1839 in Clay County, MO +Anne Thomas 1749 - 1780 b: Abt. 1749 d: Abt. 1780 in Goochland Co., VA m: October 16, 1765 in Goochland County, VA *2nd Wife of R. Major Hancock: +Mary Moreland 1764 - 1810 b: 1764 in Goochland County, Virginia d: Abt. 1810 in Greene County, Tennessee m: September 05, 1781 in Goochland County, VA [His name may have been Armager/Armiger since there are deeds for the Armager family and there are other documents for this family name in the Goochland area. An old uncle named Armager was mentioned in theCorn document - establishes connection to the Wayne Co., KY families.]
2 Marianna Hancock 1742 - b: 1742 in Goochland Co., VA +William Woodhall 1738 - b: Abt. 1738 m: December 03, 1758 in Goochland Co., Virginia
2 Stephen Hancock 1744 - 1827 b: 1744 in Virginia d: September 1827 in Bonhomme, St Louis Co., Missouri +Catherine Merchant 1745 - 1800 b: Abt. 1745 in Virginia d: Bet. 1800 - 1805 in Madison Co., KY m: Abt. 1765 [William and Stephen are documented brothers. Judith's husband was captured with them at Boone's Lick, and so she is thought to have been a sister to the Stephen and William.]
2 Judith Hancock 1750 - 1810 b: 1750 in Virginia d: October 05, 1810 in Wayne Co., KY +Richard Wade 1752 - 1844 b: October 26, 1752 in Goochland County, Virginia d: February 07, 1844 in Wayne Co., KY m: November 08, 1772 in Goochland Co., Virginia [It appears that the Wade family was related to the Armager families of Goochland. There are documents that tie the Wayne Co., KY Hancock family with Judith's family.] [William and Stephen are documented brothers. Judith's husband was captured with them at Boone's Lick, and so she is thought to have been a sister to the Stephen and William.]
There are documents that tie Judith, Armager, John, and Benjamin Hancock together. The families of Armeger and Wade have documents that suggest a kinship with the Hancock families of Goochland
Jesse Corn's widow Nancy Corn, applied for a pension in Tennessee - Tenn. #5525, $60 per year, issued 24 Sept. 1850, "Payable only to the surviving children: Elizabeth Sharp, Mary Sharp, Nancy McCutcheon, John Corn, Samuel Corn." June 1841 Franklin County. Nancy Corn aged 78 states she is the widow of Jesse Corn who enlisted in Albemarle County, VA. She was acquainted with him prior to his service and they were married in Albemarle County in Feb. 1780 by Charles Clay, a minister of of the High Church of England. She submits the family record written by Jesse Corn in the family Bible. Jesse Corn died March 5 1809 in Patrick County Va. He had previously lost one leg and he died after catching a cold. (New Testament, copyright 1800). Jesse Corn born 31 Oct. 1753, Nancy Corn born 17 Feb. 176_, Elizabeth Corn born 4 Dec. 1780, John Adam Corn born 26 Ja. 1783, William Corn born 11 Jan. 178_, Jesse Corn Jr. born 11 Mar. 1787, Mary Corn born 8 Aug 1789, Samuel Corn born 10 April 1792, Suckey Corn born 16 Dec. 1794, Nancy Corn born __ April 1797, George Corn born 30 Sept. 1799, Dicea (?) Corn born 10 __ 1803, 26 June 1841, Franklin County. James Sharp, Esq. states the family record presented is in the handwriting of Jesse Corn, whom he knew well. (Note: some writer has added under Sharp's name "one of the most reputable me in Franklin County, formerly a member of the legislature".)
13 Jan. 1846 Clinton County Ky.
William Morrison, Sr. aged 78 states he was raised in Henry County, Va. Jesse
Corn moved to his neighborhood when affiant was a boy of 7 or 8 years, and for
20 years or more affiant was acquainted with Jesse Corn and wife Nancy Jesse
Corn married Nancy Handcock was the daughter of John Handcock. Some time after
Corn came to the neighborhood John Handcock settled there. Corn's mother and
three brothers: George, Peter, and Samuel Corn, also followed Jesse. Affiant
is a brother-in-law of Armajor
Handcock who is the brother of
Nancy Corn. Affiant married Nanny MORROW and Handcock married Jane MORROW, both
daughters of Thomas Morrow. Affiant mustered under Jesse Corn when he became old
enough. He understood Corn was later promoted to Major and served as such until
his leg had to be cut off. Richard Sharp and James Sharp married daughters of
Nancy Corn and after Jesse's death removed to Tennessee. Jesse and George Corn
often discussed their war service. Jesse had served as ensign under a Capt.
Small. Peter Corn may also have served. Affiant moved from Virginia to Kentucky
and about 40 years ago. Armajor
Handcock settled near him about 10 years later in Wayne County, Ky., and they
lived near each other until Handcock moved away about 20 years later.
Ephriam Guffey, J.P., states he was born
and raised near William Morrison's residence. Morrison lived in the near edge of
4 March 1846 Clinton County Ky. Harmon Wynn has lived in Wayne County for 25 years and has known Morrison for 30 years. 27 June 1846 Winchester, TN, Robert A. Dabney, to pension office. Enclose Affidavit of Nancy Corn. States he himself recollects Jesse Corn as early as 1807. Dabney lives some distance from Winchester.
29 January 1849 Winchester, Tennessee. Mary Sharp to Mr. Dabney. States she has seen the letter which Dabney wrote to her husband's brother. " I have had the misfortune to loose my husband and my mother, husband on the 12 of August 1847, my Mother on 17th June 1848 aged 85 years 5 months. Tell this to my old uncle Majer Hancock ... My Mother, has lived with us for about 30 years."
21 Nov. 1849 Albany, KY. William J. Dabney inquires whether pension may be granted to heirs of Nancy Corn who died at Col. Sharp's a year or two ago.
28 Nov. 1849 Clinton County, Ky. R. Major Hancock (his signature) of Wayne County, Ky., states he was born 18 July 1770 in Fluvanna County, VA. He is 8 years younger than his sister. He remembers Jesse Corn coming to see his sister Nancy before the war. He did not see their marriage but saw them ride off with several other persons and when they returned they had a married. Affiant was mustered under Capt. Corn. After the war was over Corn became a major. Col. James Sharp married Mary Corn; Richard Sharp married Betsy Corn, and Robert Sharp married Dicy Corn, a younger sister, and moved to Franklin County, Tenn. Witness understood that Jesse Corn's brothers, George, Samuel and Peter, also served in the war. Affiant moved from Patrick County, Va., to Wayne County, Ky., in 1814 and is currently visiting his children in Clinton County.
11 March 1850 Clinton County, Ky. William Dabney of Albany states that he was raised within three miles of the homes of R. Major Hancock and William Morrison.
1 April 1850 Franklin County. Wallis Estill, M. D., states that Nancy Corn died 17 June 1848 at the home of Mary Sharp near Winchester. Joel G. McCutcheon concurs and states he saw the burial. John TURNER and George McCutcheon; concur and state that Nancy Corn had ten children six of whom survive, To wit: Mary, widow of James Sharp; Nancy wife of George McCutcheon; John Corn; Samuel Corn; all of Franklin County, Jesse Corn of Patrick County Va. John Turner. His known said children from their youth.
6 June Fluvanna County, VA, Clerk sends copy of marriage bond dated 21 Feb. 1780, Jesse Corn to marry Nancy Hancock, Benjamin Hancock, bondsman.
12 August 1850 Clinton County Ky. James M. Davis acting sheriff, has known William Morrison and R. Major Handcock since his earliest recollection.
22 August 1850 Clinton County, Ky. Elizabeth Dabney, aged 754, widow of George Dabney, states she is a pensioner. she knew Jesse Corn in Montgomery County, Va., in 1803-180, he had a wooden leg and was a preacher. He lived in Patrick County near Montgomery County.
Sept. 1850 Albany , Ky. William J. Dabney of Kentucky urges a friend in Washington to help settle the claim. He is attorney for the claimants, who all reside in Tennessee.
1933 inquiry of F. F. Lafon of Oklahoma City Okalahoma. The file of John Peter Corn of Henderson County NC, a brother of Jesse Corn, also adds to this data.
Benjamin and Nancy (Corn) Hancock's descendant - Nancy was a sister to Jesse Corn in the record given above.
Goodspeed's History, Wilson County, TN page 1097. Hon R.A. Hancock, farmer, born in Wilson County, TN, Jan 17, 1827, and is one of twelve children born to Lewis and Frances (Adams) Hancock, born in Virginia in 1788 and 1791, and died in Tennessee in 1866 and 1864, respectively. The father was of English origin, and came to Tennessee with his brother, Richard, in 1809. He was married in 1812. The subject of this sketch spent his boyhood days on a farm and acquired the rudimentary portion of his education in the schools near his home, and afterward attended the Liberty school in DeKalb County, TN, Jan 12, 1858, he married Ann J. Sneed, dt of John and Annie Sneed. Mrs. Hancock was born in Wilson County, Jan 29, 1835. She and her husband became the parents of these children: Delta (deceased), Etna (wife of Jacob Young), Addie (deceased) Walter, Hallie and Myrtle. After attaining his majority, Mr. Hancock began farming for himself, but at the end of three years went to Texas where he remained six years. He then returned and purchased 500 acres of land in Cannon County, where he remained until the fall of 1879. In 1870 he purchased his present farm and now owns 250 acres of valuable land, also 166 acres of fine land in Cannon County, including the old home place of his father. Mr. Hancock has held various civil offices, and in 1884 was chosen to represent Wilson County in the State Legislature. He is a Democrat and a member of the Masonic fraternity, and is always ready to assist laudable enterprises, and has been instrumental in organizing and starting a number of schools. He is a grandson of Benjamin Hancock, who helped prepare the Declaration of Independence. He and wife are members of the Baptist Church.
From the Family Research Files of Bob Hopkins
Judith was the daughter of Benjamin and Jane Hancock
Richard Wade III and his brother
Daniel Wade were married by William Douglas, whose baptismal records also
indicate that Nathaniel Wade was married to Mary Taylor: (The Douglas Register.)
Daniel Wade & Mary Neves, both in this parish 1776, May 30
Rich: Wade & Judith Hancoke, both in Goochland 1772, Nov: 8
Nath: & Mary Wades a Son Daniel born Ap. 27, 1782. Bapt. July 28, 1782
Nathaniel Wade & Mary Taylor a son John b. Mar. 7,1784, Bapt. May 30 1784
Richard Wade & Judah Hancoke a son named Elisha b. Sep. 30,1773. Bapt. Nov. 5, 1773
Rich: Wade & Judith Hancoke a daughter named Rosanah born Jun. 26, 1776.
Baptized Oct 15, 1776
Richard Wade, Sr. stated on his military application for a pension that he lived in Wayne Co., KY. He lived alternately in Wayne with a grandson and with a son in Cumberland Co., KY. He was ordered to go with Daniel Boone to make salt at Blue Lick or Licking River to make salt for the garrison. He lived in Madison Co., KY until 1801 at which time he moved to Wayne.
He enlisted Mar 1877 and on Feb 8, 1878 he was taken prisoner by the Indians. After the time he was taken prisoner he was taken to Detroit and sold to British but he escaped a few weeks before Christmas in 1781 and then he returned to Boonsborough.
In 1833 he was living in Wayne Co., KY.
In his application for a pension for Revolutionary War service, Richard Wade III stated that "Parson Douglas christened me, married me, and christened two of my children." (Data of Dorothy Keeran, Frisco, TX, 1978.)
Nathaniel Wade, who was born in 1750 and died in 1826, (Ref: The Wade Quarterly, Volume 3, Issue 4.) apparently moved to Amherst County, Virginia, where he bought 224 acres of land on Rockfish River from Joseph Lively on 05 October 1796. Joseph Lively and Nathaniel Wade were witnesses to the will of Giselle Wade in 1768. Nathaniel Wade and his wife Mary of Amherst County sold 225 acres on Rockfish River to John Faris on 19 December 1803. (Ref: The Wade Quarterly, Volume 1, Issue 3.) Obadiah Wade of Goochland County married Caroline Walthall, daughter of Elizabeth Walthall, who consented, on 01 November 1793, in Chesterfield County, Virginia. Henry Walthall witnessed the consent. (WADE WAID WAIDE.)
Obadiah Wade was a private in the Virginia militia during the Revolutionary War. Although his birthdate was 15 April 1764, he was described as aged 71 on 28 January 1833, when, as a resident of Barren County, Kentucky, he received an annual pension of $60.00 for his service. (Report from the Secretary of War, Washington, 1835; Ref: Kentucky Pension Roll of 1835, Southern Book Company, Baltimore, 1959.) Richard Wade III apparently moved from Goochland County to Bedford County in July 1777. Before moving, he served a tour of duty during the Revolutionary War at Williamsburg, Virginia, and afterward he participated in the war in Kentucky:
(National Archives pension file S3443, quoted, THE CAPTURE OF DANIEL BOONE'S SALTMAKERS: FRESH PERSPECTIVES FROM PRIMARY SOURCES, William Dodd Brown, THE REGISTER OF THE KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Volume 83, No. 1, Winter 1985.):
In the month of March, 1777, I was called on to serve a tour of duty to Williamsburg ... I returned and in July of the same year, I went into Bedford [County, Virginia]. I there enlisted in a company raised by Captain Charles Watkins for the period of six months to guard the frontier. From there I marched with the company to Kentucky and to the best of my memory arrived at Boonesborough on the twelfth day of October, 1777. From this place I with twenty-eight or nine others were ordered to go to Blue Lick with Daniel Boone to make salt for the garrison, where we remained until the eighth day of February, 1778, when we were taken prisoners by the Indians commanded by old Blackfish.
We were taken to the Indian towns on the Miami. Some of the prisoners were taken to Detroit soon afterwards, but John Brown and myself remained until after they were done planting corn. We were then taken to Detroit and given or sold to the British ...
We remained [at Detroit] until the next summer when seven of us escaped and started home. A few miles above where the Little River St. Joseph and St. Marys meets, we were taken by the Maumie Indians and carried back to Detroit. We were then put in irons on board a ship and sent down to Montreal where we were kept in prison ...
[Then in July of 1781] six of us, to wit, John Brown, John Morton, and myself from Virginia and James Flack, George Finly, and William Marshall of Pennsylvania, were taken out of prison to work on a mill race. From here we escaped and after nine days traveling through the wilderness, we came to the headwaters of Connecticut River to a station commanded by Captain Lovell. He sent a guard with us the next day eighteen miles to General Bayley who gave us a pass to the governor, John Hancok, at Boston. On our arrival there the governor gave us a pass with orders to draw provisions homewards.
We proceeded as far as Carlisle in Pennsylvania where Brown and Morton went on to Virginia, the Pennsylvanians to their homes, and I to Fort Pitt to get a passage down the river.
I arrived at the Falls of Ohio about three weeks before Christmas in 1781 and there gave my pass to Gen. George Rogers Clark and returned to Boonesborough.
The article notes that the memory of Richard Wade was excellent. On the way to Cumberland Gap and the Virginia settlements, George Rogers Clark met Captain Gwatkin's company near Richland Creek on 10 October 1777. Charles Gwatkin (1741- 1806), Captain of Virginia militia in the Revolutionary War, filled several important civil and military offices in Bedford County during his lifetime. He was lieutenant colonel of militia in 1787, sheriff in 1788, and colonel of militia in 1791. Owner of over three thousand acres of land, he built a home and settled near Charlemont in Bedford County.
John Morton, who escaped with Richard Wade and John Brown, also was one of the saltmakers captured at the Blue Licks. The article lists the captured saltmakers as Daniel Boone (Boon), Bartlett Searcy (Scercy), Nathl. Bullock, Jesse Copher (Coker), Wm. Hancock (Hencok), James Callaway (Calloway), Micajah (Cager) Callaway, Ancel (Ansel) Goodman, John Holley (Hollay), John Dunn, Wm. Staggs, Wm. Tracey (Trasey), Georg. Hendricks, Andrew Johnson, Benjamin Kelly, Wm. Umphress, Danl. Asbury (Asbry), James Robson (Robertson?), Richd. Wade, Jas. Mankins, John Morton (Mortin), Thomas Foot, John Brown, Jonathan Ketcham, Wm. Brooks, Saml. Brooks and Joseph Jackson.
Captured by Shawnee, the prisoners were taken to the Indian village, Little Chillicothe, on the Miami River in Ohio. Some of them, including Boone, were adopted by the Indians and then, about three weeks later, ten of them were taken by the Shawnee to Lieutenant Governor Henry Hamilton at Detroit, who had promised to pay Indians twenty pounds for each healthy prisoner delivered to him. Six of the captured saltmakers, including Richard Wade, later made lengthy sworn statements about their experiences, which are still available for reference.
Ansel Goodman, who also was in Captain Gwatkin's Company, described Blue Licks as being about 70 or 80 miles from Boonesborough. He identified the leader of the Shawnee as Chief Blackfish. Goodman escaped after eight months of captivity, during which he was subjected to intense abuse and cruelty. He described being stripped of his clothing during the march to Ohio and, naked in the freezing weather, forced to carry a heavy load of buffalo meat with his hands tied. On arriving at the village, he was one of the prisoners who had to run the gauntlet, still naked, between rows of facing Indians, who beat him savagely as he passed. Afterward, all of the captives had to dance, in the fashion of the whites, for the amusement of their captors. Joseph Jackson of Gwatkin's Company, who was one of the men adopted by the Indians, identified the other officers of the company as being Lieutenant John Milum and Ensign David Crews. Members of the expedition who were not caught were Thomas Brooks and Flanders Callaway, who were away from camp, scouting and hunting, and William Cradelbaugh, Stephen Hancock and Jesse Hodges, who had returned to Boonesborough with salt.
Daniel Boone and his salt-making expedition to the lower Blue Licks on Licking River left the fort on 08 January 1778. Boone was captured on 07 February 1778 and 26 of his salt-boilers were taken the following day. (Ref: The Life and Adventures of Daniel Boone, Michael A. Lofaro, The University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, 1978.)
Richard Wade continued in military service until the end of the war and then remained at Boonesborough for a time before moving to Tennessee. (Data of Dorothy Keeran.) Despite his statement of having enlisted in Bedford County, Virginia, the record of Richard Wade III indicates that he was of North Carolina when he enlisted for revolutionary service in the North Carolina militia. Apparently because Boonesborough was established by North Carolinians, with the understanding that Kentucky was a part of that colony at the time, militiamen assigned to Boone there were considered to be residents of North Carolina. Daniel Wilcoxson of North Carolina came to Boonesborough in 1775 and later entered military service there, but his records show that he was in North Carolina when he joined the North Carolina line. (National Archives military and pension files.)
On 26 September 1833, Richard Wade III was awarded a pension of $80.00 per year for service in the North Carolina militia. A resident of Cumberland County, Kentucky, he was identified as Richard Wade, Sr., aged 82. (Ref: Kentucky Pension Roll of 1835.)
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