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JOHN CHAPMAN

REVOLUTIONARY WAR

Reference:  Revolutionary War Soldiers of Western NC.; Burke Co., Vol. 1

John Chapman: born Loudon Co., VA. 1750. At age 15, he moved to Rowan Co., (later Burke Co., and then Wilkes Co.) NC.   He was living in Burke Co. at the beginning of the Rev. War.

Summary of Mil. Serv.

John Chapman entered Rev. service as a volunteer militiaman in a ranger company of light horse commanded by Captain (later Lt. Col.) Robert Holmes of McDowells Reg't. (1780). Later he served another tour of duty with Captain Holmes in Colonel Francis Locke's Rowan Reg't. He served in a third tour of duty in light horse under Capt. John Bickerstaff for a period of three months. Their main duties were keeping the Tories of Burke Co. in check. His fourth term of duty was a three months tour under Capt. Henry Highland of McDowell's Reg't. He again served in light horse and was in a raid against the Cherokee. In his pension declaration he said that he served until April, 1783. He also stated that he was at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse (Mar. 15, 1781) and in the Wilmington Expedition of Sep-Dec 1781.

He applied for Revolutionary War pension in Wilkes Co., NC 1832, age 84. He was awarded $60.00 per annum. In his pension statesments, he is erroneously listed as "Joseph" Chapman..  

His widow received pension # W18895 in 1843, age 82.


Rev. War Pension Papers for John Chapman, (erroneously called Joseph) W18895

State of North Carolina

Wilkes County, On this 1st day of May, 1843, one thousand eight hundred and forty-three, personnally appeared before me, Enoch Chapman, one of the acting magistrates, a member of the court of pleas and quarter sessions in & for the said county and state, Leanna Chapman, a resident of the aforesaid County & state, aged (82) eighty two years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the provisions made by the act of Congress paper July 4th, 1836, and the joint resolution of July 7th, 1838, granting pensions to certain widows.

That she is the widow of Joseph Chapman, late pensions, dec'd of the County of Wilkes, N. Carolina who was a private soldier in the North Carolina Militia in the War of the Revolution & drew a pension from the United States of (60) sixty dollars a year for a few years prior to his death under the act of 1832.

She further declared that she was married to the said Joseph Chapman late pensioner dec'd in the County of Wilkes, NC on the 18th day of January (1799)

seventeen hundred and seventy nine, that her husband, the aforesaid Joseph Chapman, died on the 15th day of November in the year of 1836 eighteen hundred & thirty-six and that she has remained a widow ever since that period as will more fully appear by references to the proof _____ _____.

Sworn to and subscribed on the day and year above written before

signed Enoch Chapman, JP

signed Leanner Chapman (very shaky writing)

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State of North Carolina

Wilkes Co. On the 27th day of July (1843) one thousand eight hundred and forty three, personnally appeared before me, Enoch Chapman, one of the siting Magistrates and a member of the court of Pleas and quarter sessions in and for the county and state afoesaid (It being a court of record) Leanna Chapman, a resident of the county of Wilkes and state aforesaid aged (82) eighty two years __ being first duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the provision made by the act of Congress papers July 4th, 1836 and the joint resolution of July 7th, 1838 granting pensions to certain widows.

That she is the widow of Joseph Chapman___ late Revolutionary Pensioner dec'd of the county of Wilkes & state aforesaid, who served as a private soldier in the North Carolina Militia in the war of the Revolution, and ____ a pension from the United States or several years previous to his death of ($60.) sixty dollars per year under the act of 1832.

She further declares that she was married to the aforesaid Joseph Chapman late pensioner dec'd in the County of Wilkes, NC on the 18th day of January (1799) seventeen hundred and seventy nine, that her husband, the aforesaid Joseph Chapman, died on the 18th day of November in the year of 1836 eighteen hundred & thirty-six and that she has remained a widow ever since that period as will more fully appear by refferences to the proof _____ _____.

She further declares that she is by reason of the age and bodily infirmity unable to go to court to make this declaration.

Sworn to and subscribed on the day and year above written before

Signed Enoch Chapman, JP

signed with an X for Leanner Chapman

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We don't know who this particular Enoch Chapman was.  Apparently there were several in the county.  We do know it can't be John's brother, Enoch.  Surely he would have known that his brother's name was John and not Joseph. :)

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