John Brown

South Carolina

John Brown maketh oath before me Abraham Nott one of the justices of the supreme court of ??? of the State aforesaid that he enlisted as a soldier in the continental army in the year 1777 under Colonel Isaac Huger of the South Carolina Line; that he was afterwards transferred to the third regiment and continued in service until discharged at the end of the War; that he is now in reduced circumstances and stands in need of the aid of his country for support.

Sworn to and subscribed this third day of December 1818.
Abram Nott John Brown

I do hereby certify that I am satisfied that the within mentioned John Brown served in the continental army as a common soldier during the revolutionary war for more than nine months and that he is in indigent circumstances and needs the aid of his country for support.

Given under my hand and the seal of this court this 7th day of January 1819.
Abram Nott

The State of South Carolina

I James S. Guignard, Clerk of Court, do hereby certify that Abraham Nott Esquire who hath signed the above certificate and attested the forgoing affidavit is one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in the State aforesaid.

Given under my hand and the seal of the said Court at Columbia this 6th day of January 1819.

James {Seal} Guiguard
Clerk of the Court
District of Chesterfield

On this eleventh day of April 1820 personally appeared in open court being a court of record exercising unlimited jurisdiction in both civil and criminal cases at Law for the said District, John Brown, aged sixty years and nine months resident in said district who on his oath declares that he served in the Revolutionary War six years, a part of said six years in the fifth regiment and under Captains Shubrick, Potts and Martin, and a part of said six years in the third regiment under Captain Baker, Isaac Huger was Colonel of the fifth regiment of South Carolina Line.

And has received a pension certificate from the War Department Number 7282. And I do solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March 1818 and that I have not since that time by gift, sale or in manner disposed of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring myself within the provisions of an Act of Congress entitled “An Act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War” passed on the 18th day of March 1818 and that I have not nor has any person for me in trust any property as securities, contracts or debts due to me; nor have I any income other and then what is contained in the schedule hereunto annexed by me subscribed.

              • 114 acres of sandhill or pine land          $114.00
              • 3 head of horned Cattle                        $12.00
              • 1 Sow and pig                                      $5.00
              • 1 Loom and two spinning wheels          $5.00
              • 6 chairs and 1 table                              $3.00
              • 1 pot, 1 kettle and 1 s???                     $3.50
              • 1 cupboard                                          $0.50


And that I further declare that my occupation if to till the earth that I am and have been for some years infirm in health and often unable to work; my family consists of a wife aged to the best of my knowledge about 52 years who is generally sickly and is unable to add but little to our common support and three daughters, the oldest aged twenty six the second twenty two and the third twenty who generally enjoy good health and mostly support themselves.

Sworn to and declared on the eleventh 
day of April 1821. 
Before me this day
John Craig, CCP                                                    John Brown

I John Craig, Clerk of Chesterfield District do hereby certify that the foregoing oath and the schedule there unto annexed are truly copied from the records of the said court and I do further certify that it is the opinion of the said court that the total amount in value of the property exhibited in the aforesaid schedule is one hundred and forty three dollars. In testimony where of I have here unto set my hand and affixed the seal of the said court on this 12th day of April in the year of our Lord 1820.

John Craig, CCD

State of South Carolina
Richland District

Appeared personally before me Micajah Dinkins ad made oath being duly sworn saith that he has been acquainted with the bearer John Brown for nearly nineteen years past and that he has ever used prudential means to acquire a lively hood, but by misfortunes and sickness and himself and family is at present in reduced circumstances and truly stands in need of help from the State.

Sworn to before me }
this 7th December 1818 }                            M. Dinkins
J. Cooper, JP }

James C. Pigg note: Deposition of Jess? Baker was too difficult to read to be transcribed correctly.

Persoannly appeard before me John Blake White, Samuel Warren a Captain in the South Carolina Line during the Revolutionary War and made oath that John Brown was a Drummer in the 5th South Carolina Regiment on the Continental establishment that at the storming the lines of Savannah, Brown die don the 9 October 1781 shoulder a musket and act as a common soldier; that as Samuel Warren was wounded ad taken prisoner, he can say nothing further relative to said Brown during the War.

Sworn to before me }                                  Samuel Warren
this 4th December 1818 }                          Columbia South Carolina
John Blake White                                        4 December 1818

I believe that John Brown was transferred after I was taken prisoner to the 3rd SC Regiment.

Samuel Warren

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