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Lt. John SARRETT,
NNMS: Revolutionary War Pension File Records M-804, Reel 2112, File M-8209


Fourth Generation!
SFA© Coat of Arms - Click on Thumbnail for larger Photo!  Lieutentant John,3 SARRETT, [SFA@copy;-ID# 1.2.1.2]
(2nd Son of:    Click on Redball for More Info.<--- Joseph,3 & Annie (Unknown) SARRATT of Person Co., NC.
(GrandSon of: Click on Redball for More Info.<--- Samuel,1 & Anna (Unknown) SARRATT) of Prince George's Co., MD.
(Gr-GrandSon: Click on Redball for More Info.<--- Joseph,1 & Katherine (Unknown) SARRAT) of France, The American Progenitor
Born in 1760, at the Sarratt South Hyco Plantation, old Orange Co., North Carolina
[See SFA© Family Biography Profile: Click on Redball for More Info.<--- John,3 SARRETT for Continuation!

John,3 SARRETT at the age of 20 years, in 1780, joined as a Volunteer in the Caswell County, North Carolina Militia, Under the Command of Lieutenant Colonel LYTLE, as a Private for 3 months and later became a Sergeant for 6 months. This was not long before the battle of "Kings Mountain" of South Carolina in the fall of that year. He might have been inspired to join, because by this time his brother 1.2.1.1 SAMUEL, 3 SARRETT, had all ready become a Prisoner of the British. He served under the Company Commander of Captain JAMES FAULKNER, (or FAULKEN found both spellings...prs), Major DEMPSEY MOORE the Regiment Commander Colonel WILLIAM MOORE of the North Carolina Line.

(See NARS, M-881, Lt. Col. LYTLE's Command, Reel #785, Card #?)

These Troops were called together for the purpose of arresting the progress of Major FERGUSON who was defeated and slain at Kings Mountain and it seems John,3 SARRETT missed this action because his friends and immediate neighbors urged him not to join up with "the brave Colonel WILLIAMS who fell in that action". To quote John,3 SARRETT'S statement in his Pension Application, he serve in the Malitia under the Command of Colonel MOORE. He further stated, "by which means he was prevented from sharing the dangers and perhaps the glory of that memorable battle, Colonel MOORE having joined General BUTLER who did not arrive at Kings Mountain having heard of the battle while lying at the Island Ford on the Yadkin River."

From there John,3 SARRETT marched with General BUTLER down the South boundary of the State of North Carolina to Six-Mile Creek, where he became ill and left the Army. When he recovered, his term of Duty had expired so he returned home.

The Next Spring (1781) John,3 SARRETT, went 60 to 70 miles and volunteered under the Command of Captain WILLIAM HARDIN and was made Sergeant in Chatham County, on the Deep River, near the junction Deep and Haw Rivers. Here General BUTLER left his Company to guard some stores for the use of the Army at Ramsey's Mills as there were Tories in the Command of Colonel FANNING in the area. John,3 SARRETT, reached this place a few days after the famous battle of Guilford. His Captain had to leave the Company due to sickness at home, so John,3 SARRETT, was elected Captain pro-tem by the Company Commander, but he never received a Commission.

The next fall, probably September, 1781 by his calculations three days after the taking of Hillsboro by the Tories, JOHN, 2 SARRETT again volunteered in the Militia in the Company commanded by Captain JOHN McMILLIAN in the Regiment Commanded by Colonel WILLIAM MOORE and General BUTLER in Orange County, North Carolina. That tour was engaged in the Battle of LIVINGSTON'S Brigade against the Tories and British at the Battle of Brown Marsh, on BALDWIN'S Plantation, where John,3 SARRETT lost his horse.

John,3 SARRETT, served 9 months altogether and volunteered each time. He also did business with the Continental Army, because there are vouchers on file in the Archives at Raleigh, North Carolina showing where he and his father JOSEPH, 2 SARRATT, sold goods to the Army.

REVOLUTIONARY APPLICATION
AMERICAN REVOLUTION PENSION (NNMS File W-312
Congress passed the "Revolutionary Pension Act on 7th. June, 1832, this Act provided a "Semi-Annual" allowance for all soldiers who fought for the Colonies.

Recorded by DAN BOYD, Book, E, Vol. 7, Page 96, Dated March 04, 1834 John,3 SARRETT of Humphreys County, in the State of Tennessee, who was a Private and a Sergeant in the Company Commanded by Captain JAMES FAULKNER of the North Carolina Regiment Commanded by Colonel MOORE, in the North Carolina Line for 3 months as a Private and 6 months as a Sergeant. He was inscribed on the Roll of West Tennessee at the rate of $ 40 Dollars 0 Cents per annual to commence on the 4th. day of March, 1834. Certificate of Pension issued the 3rd. day of Sep. 1833 by the Honorable CANE JOHNSON, Clarksville, Humphreys Co., TN. 14.
Bears to the 4th. March $ 80.00
Semi-Anl. allowance ending
4th Sept. $ 20.00
$100.00

John,3 SARRETT (Spelled FERRELL), was listed on the Pension Rolls, for TN. Annual allowance was 20 00; Sums received were 60 00; Description of service NC. Militia; placed on the pension roll on 17 JAN 1833; Commencement of pension was 04 MAR 1831; at the age of 74. [REF:#14]

CONGRESS ACT of June 7th, 1832
This law was constructed to extend, as well to the line, as to every branch of the Staff of the Army, and to include under the terms "Continental Line," "State Troops," "Militia," and "Volunteers," all and persons enlisted, drafted, or who volunteered and who were bound to military service, but not those who were occasionally employed with the Army upon Civil contracts, such as Clerks to Commissaries and to and to Store Keepers, etc., Teamsters, Boatman, Etc. Persons who severed on board of private armed vessels are also excluded from the benefits of this Law, as well as persons who turned out as patrols, or even engaged in guarding particular places at night, and were not recognized as being in actual military service.

Their are Four classes of cases embraced in this Law:
1. The Regular Troops.
2. The State Troop, Militia, & Volunteers.
3. Persons employed in the Naval Service.
4. Indian Spies.

As rolls of the Regular Troops in the Revolutionary War exist in this Department, all persons claiming the benefit of this law as officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians or privates, will, in the first instance, make application by transmitting the following Declaration, which will be made before a Court of Record of the County where such Applicant resides. And every Curt, having by law a Seal and Clerk is considered a Court of Record.

           


 COUNTY COURT CLERK CERTIFICATE SEAL
 JOHN SARRETT PENSION DECLARATION, 1832
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                     {      SS. September Term of the Circuit Court 1832, September 19, 1832
COUNTY of HUMPHREYS  }
  On this 19th day of September 1832 personally appeared before the Judge of the Circuit Court of Humphreys County, JOHN SARRETT a resident of the County of Humphreys and State of Tennessee. Age 72 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 longest paper June 7th. 1832. That he entered the service of the United States, as a volunteer, from Caswell County, North Carolina, not long before the battle of "Kings Mountain", in the fall of the year 1780, as well as recollection, under the Command of the following named officers to wit - his Captains name was JAMES FAULKEN, Commanded by Major DEMPSEY BLOONS? and last WILLIAM MOORE all of North Carolina Militia of which Company declarent was made Sergeant when he first, entered the service.

These troops called together for the purpose of assisting the purpose of Major FERGUSON, who was defeated and slain at "Kings Mountain". he had at first Joined the brave Colonel WILLIAMS who so gloriously fell in that action, but was afterwards permitted upon to go with his immediate neighborhood under the Command of Colonel MOORE; by which means he was prevented from sharing the dangerous and perhaps the glory of that memorable battle, Col. MOORE having Joined General BUTLER who did not arrive at "Kings Mountain", having heard of the battle at that place, wiliest lying at the Island fort on the Yadkin River.

From there JOHN SARRETT marched with General BUTLER down the South boundary of the State to the "Six Mile Creek", where he was taken sick and was left by the army, and did not recover until this term of fever expired.

The next Spring JOHN SARRETT went 60 or 70 miles and volunteered under the Command of Captain WILLIAM HARDIN and again was made Sergeant, this was, as well as he recollets, in Chatham County - on deep river, near the Junction of Deep and Haw Rivers. Here General BUTLER left the Company to which JOHN SARRETT was attached to guard some stores for the use of the Army, at Ramseys Mills. As these were some "Tories" under the Command of a Colonel FANNING in the County who it was appnehenda? might destroy them if not guarded. JOHN SARRETT searched this place a few days after the famous battle of "Guilford" - the Army under General BUTLER left there soon after JOHN SARRETT reached there, that he does not recollect the names of his Colonel and Major.

Sometime after this JOHN SARRETT's Captain left there on account of the sickness his family, and JOHN SARRETT was elected Captain for term as Company to fill his place in his absence, which he did but had no commission, this term of service also lasted three months. During all which time JOHN SARRETT was engaged in the same. The next fall (perhaps in September) three days after the taking of "Hillsboro" by the Tories JOHN SARRETT again volunteered in the Militia of North Carolina, in the Company commanded by Captain JOHN McMULLER (or McMullen?) , in the Regiment commanded by Colonel WILLIAM MOORE, the same with whom he served his first term and also under the Command of General BUTLER, Major not recolleted, in the County of Orange, during this turn JOHN SARRETT was engaged in the battle of "Leveingston? Bridges", against the Tories and a small British force, the Commander of whom, JOHN does not recollect. Eight days ___________? out to which time JOHN SARRETT was engaged in the battle of Brown Marsh, at a place called "Balawin's Plantation" during which engagement John lost his horse. This engagement was against the Tories and some British also in which they were defeated, owing enwhich as declarent is of opinion, to the bad management of General BUTLER the Commanding Officer. JOHN SARRETT recollects during this engagement to have seen Colonel ROBERT MAYHER, a brave officer of the Continental lines who was afterwards killed by a Tory. Also Colonel ADAM SAUNDERS and Colonel MOORE was engaged in this battle, both of the latter of the North Carolina Militia. This term of service, in which JOHN SARRETT was engaged lasted also three months, making altogether nine months which he served as a Militia volunteer in the State of North Carolina.

JOHN SARRETT was acquainted with Colonel HENRY DICKSON, Major FLGHMAN DICKSON and Major ANTHONY SHARP, all of the Continental line, while he was in service.

JOHN SARRETT obtained no discharge for the first term service being sick as before stated, when his term expired for the second he received a discharge from Captain HARDIN. For the third and last tour he received a discharged from Captain THOMAS BARNET, by authority of General RUTHERFORD, not being then with his regular Captain McMULLEN, both of which here long had been lost, he not supposing he would have use for them.

JOHN SARRETT knows of no one living near him by whom he can prove his service. WILLIAM MITCHEL of Rutherford County, Tenn. and HENDON HENDSON of Haywood County, Tenn. into establish the facts of his services, if he could produce their testimony. JOHN SARRETT relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension on amuity, except the present, and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any State to his knowledge. JOHN has, for many years been a neighbor to Jacon BROWNING, Jeff ATCHLEY, and Mitchel CHILBERGS? who can testify to his character as a citizen, and as to the reputation of his having been a Revolutionary Soldier.
     L/S Jacon BROWNING,
     L/S Jeff ATCHLEY,
     L/S Mitchel CHILBERGS?

 DECLARATION 1832, INTERROGATORIES:
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                     {      SS. September Term of the Circuit Court 1832, September 19, 1832
COUNTY of HUMPHREYS  }
 The Court will propound the following interrogatories to all applicants for a Pension, on account of military service in the Militia, State Troops, or Volunteers, except the Militia of New Hampshire and the State Troops of Virginia. The answers to the interrogatories must all be written, and sent to the War Department, with this Declaration.
 1st. WHERE AND IN WHAT YEAR WERE YOU BORN?  ANSWER:
  I was born in Caswell County, then attached to Orange County, in the State of North Carolina, in the year 1760, according to the family records kept by my father. Which records (copied from that of my father) I now have at home in this County. For the answer to the second interogalony I refer to the answer to the first.
 2nd. HAVE YOU ANY RECORD OF YOUR AGE, AND IF SO, WHERE IS IT?  ANSWER:
 None listed.
 3rd. WHERE WERE YOU LIVING WHEN CALLED INTO SERVICE; WHERE HAVE YOU LIVED SINCE THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR; AND WHERE DO YOU NOW LIVE? ANSWER:
 I lived as above stated in Caswell County, North Carolina when entered into service, where I lived until a few years since, when I removed to this State, first to Smith County, then to Rutherford County, then to Davidson County, from which County I moved to Humphreys County where I have lived ever since, about thirteen years.
 4th. HOW WERE YOU CALLED INTO SERVICE; WERE YOU DRAFTED, DID YOU VOLUNTEER OR WERE YOU? A SUBSTITUTE? AND IF A SUBSTITUTE, FOR WHOM? ANSWER:
 I volunteered each time I served.
 5th. STATE THE NAMES OF SOME OF THE RUGULAR OFFICERS, WHO WERE WITH THE TROOPS, WHERE YOU SERVED; SUCH CONTINENTAL and MILITIA REGIMENTS AS YOU CAN RECOLLECT, AND THE GENERAL CIRCUMSTANCES OF YOUR SERVICES. ANSWER:
  The answer to the 5th. Question will be found fully in the body of this declaration, to which I respectfully refer the Department.
 6th. QUESTION - DID YOU EVER RECEIVE A DISCHARGED FROM THE SERVICE, AND IF SO BY WHOM WAS IT GIVEN, AND WHAT HAS BECOME OF IT? ANSWER:
 I received two discharges, they were given by Captain HARDIN and Captain BANNETT of the North Carolina Militia, both of which I have long since last.
 7th. QUESTION - STATE THE NAME OF PERSONS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD TO WHOM YOU ARE KNOWN, AND WHO CAN TESTIFY TO YOUR CHARACTER FOR SERVICETY, AND THEIR BELIEF IN YOUR SERVICES AS A REVOLUTIONARY SOLIDER. ANSWER:
  I have already referred to JACOB BROWNING and MITCHEL CHILBERGS? of this County who have long known me, and my character for servicty, and my general reputation as a solider of the Revolution to be subscribed in open court.
      LS/ JOHN SARRETT


 COUNTY COURT CLERK CERTIFICATE SEAL
 JOHN SARRETT - 1832 CHARACTER WITNESS'S:
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                     {      SS. September Term of the Circuit Court 1832, September 19, 1832
COUNTY of HUMPHREYS  }
  We JACOB BROWNING a clergyman residing in the County of Humphreys, Tenn. and MITCHEL CHILBERGS? residing in same hereby certify that we are well acquainted with JOHN SARRETT who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration; that we believe him to be 72 years of age; that he is reputable as believed, in the neighborhood where he resides, to have been a solider of the Revolution, and we concur in that opinion.
     (LS) Click on Redball for More Info.<--- JACOB BROWNING <---John's Son-In-Law
     (LS) MITCHEL CHILBERGS?

 CIRCUIT COURT 1832 RECORDED:
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                     {      SS. September Term of the Circuit Court 1832, September 19, 1832
COUNTY of HUMPHREYS  }
 And the said Court do hereby declare their opinion, after investigation of the matter, and after putting the nice pay interrogations, that the above named applicant was a Revolutionary Soldier and served as he states. And the Court further certifies, that it appears to them that JACOB BROWNING who signed the preceding certificate is a Clergyman, resident in the County of Humphreys and that MITCHEL CHILBERGS, who has also signed the same, is a resident in said County, and is a Sheriff of the same, and a creditable person, and that their statement is entitled to full faith and credit.
     LS/ H. MITCHEL, Court Recorder

 Declaration of "Widows (Half Pay) Pension" 1840
 Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of the Benefits of 7th. July 1838, entitled "An Act, Granting Half Pay of Sums to Certain Widows"
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                     {      SS. January Term of the Circuit Court 1840, January 10, 1840
COUNTY of BENTON           }
 On the 10th. of January , One thousand and eight hundred and forty, (1840) personally appeared before the Judge of the 14th District Circuit of the said State of Tennessee, MARY (McMURRY) SARRETT, a resident of Benton County (a half of what was originally Humphreys County) and State of Tennessee, appeared, age about Seventy Five years, who being first and only wife 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 papered July 7, 1938, entitled "An Act granting Half Pay of Pensions to Certain Widows". 2. That she is the widow of JOHN SARRETT, who was a Private Soldier of the War of the Revolution, and Served in State in his Declaration made in his life time.

In order to obtain John,3 SARRETT's pension after his death on 07 Sep. 1834, and the Revised Congressional Act of July 7th. 1838 Mrs. MARY (McMURRY) SARRETT widow of John,3 SARRETT stated:
      "that she was married to JOHN SARRETT, her husband deceased within on the day stated Sept. 07, 1834 in Caswell Co. NC., by JOHN WOMACK, Esq., a Justice of the Peace, legally authorized to solemnizes the rites of matrimony, that all those who were present at the wedding are dead...". MARY further made oath that the only record testimony of her marriage is contained in the annexed family record which was written twenty-two years ago in the County of Davidson, TN., where her husband then resided and that it is in the hand writing of Rev. JACOB BROWNING her Son-in-law, who made it at the special request of her husband JOHN and was copied from an original family record made by her husband soon after they were married, from the Bible which had become much dilapidated by the use and abuse of children and which is since entirely destroyed."
     L/S Mary SARRETT
     Dated: Jan 10, 1840

 Surviving Children - County Court, March Term 1847
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                     {      SS. March Term of the Circuit Court 1847, March 1st 1847
COUNTY of BENTON           }
 Be it known that at a County Court of Monthly sessions held at the Court house in the town of Camden in said County on this first Monday in March A.D. 1847 being the first day of said month, that satisfactory evidence was addressed in open Court to prove and did prove to the satisfaction of said Court that JOHN SARRETT, dec'd was a pensioner of the United States and died on the 7th. of September 1834. That at the time of his death he left a widow MARY (McMURRY) SARRETT who survived him in manner until the 19th. of October 1843 at which time the said MARY (McMURRY) SARRETT died leaving the following named Children surviving, appeared in Court:
     Click on Redball for More Info.<--- ELIZABETH BROWNING, formally ELIZABETH SARRETT,
     Click on Redball for More Info.<--- JOSEPH SARRETT,
     Click on Redball for More Info.<--- WILSON M. SARRETT,
     Click on Redball for More Info.<--- PANTHINA SARRETT,
     Click on Redball for More Info.<--- CHARLES M. SARRETT,
     Click on Redball for More Info.<--- MILTDA BRUCE, formaly MILTDA SARRETT,
     Click on Redball for More Info.<--- MARY LASHER, formaly MARY SARRETT, dec'd
     Click on Redball for More Info.<--- ELIZA STEPHENSON, formaly ELIZA SARRETT,
     Click on Redball for More Info.<--- MAHALE SARRETT

and who are still living (Except MARY (SARRETT) LASHER) and the said MARY (McMURRY) SARRETT had also had the following named children who had died previous to the said MARY (McMURRY) SARRETT:
     Click on Redball for More Info.<--- SARAH SARRETT, dec'd
     Click on Redball for More Info.<--- JOHN B. SARRETT, dec'd
     I M. P. MORRIS Clerk of said Court do heir by Certify that the above is a true copy of the records as appeared in my office given made my hand at office this March 2, 1847
      (LS) M. P. MORRIS, Clerk
      I Certify that the above signature is the signature of M. P. MORRIS whose name is attached to the going document.
     (LS) J. B. O'HARE
Clarksville, Tennessee, Dated: June 13, 1847

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