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Son of James Kennerly and Elizabeth Winston James, and grandson of Immigrant Samuel Kennerly and his wife, Ellin.

Birth:
Culpepper County, Virginia 1
Death:
03 Feb 1840 1
Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, MO. 1
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Page 4. It is a letter from Mr. N. W. Risque, dated June 18, 1844, to the government, regarding the late Samuel Kennerly's pension, stating in part that he is acting on behalf of SK's son, Samuel Lockhart Kennerly, and has SK's will and pension papers.
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Page 3 "Samuel Kennerly, affidavit"
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Page 5. First page of the affidavit. The entire transcribed text of the application can be found at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vaboteto/samuelkennerleys16900.htm
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Page 4. Second page of affidavit. The entire, transcribed application can be found at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vaboteto/samuelkennerleys16900.htm
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Page 5. statements by others supporting Samuel Kennerly's pension application.
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Page 8. this page is difficult to read.
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Page 10. Dept. of Interior, Bureau of Pension form. Undated. Lists dates of service, battles, officers he served under, residence at enlistment, and date and place of application for pension. It notes that no other children are known, other than Samuel Lockhart Kennerly, who died in the fall of 1843.
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Page 12. Refers to a Mrs. Randolph Coyle, in Washtington D.C.
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Page 14. An undated cover letter from Mrs. L. Radford de Messener, of Washington DC, asking for "any information in regard to Samuel Kennerly."
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Page 16. first page of a 2-pg letter to the Chief of the Washington DC Records and Pension Office, War Dept., asking for information about Samuel Kennerly "who is said to have been a drummer boy in the battle of Cowpens (Continental Army) and to have rescued a flag for which he was promoted"
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P. 17, pg. 2 of a letter. "to flag bearer by Col. Howard. The following extract appeared in the Missouri Republican of St. Louis, at his death in 1840: "Another Revolutionary Soldier Gone. Died at the residence of his son, Capt. GHK, at Jefferson Barracks, Mo, Mon, Feb. 3rd 1840, after a short illness, Samuel ....
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P. 18. Page 3 of ltr from Mrs. J. Radford de Messener, quoting obituary in the Missouri Republican, and requesting any information they have concerning his military service in the Revolutionary War.
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P. 20. 6/6/1898 ltr to Mrs. Randolph Coyle, in response to previous letter, from Bureau of Pensions, stating in part: "and his pension was allowed for 9 months' actual service as a private in the VA troops, Rev. War; a part of the time he served under Capt. Buchanan and Col. Chittenden. He enlisted in Augusta Co.
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Page 24. "Samuel Kennerly, Virginia Roll, Act June 7 1832 at $30 per annum. Be pleased to say to what time he was last paid. Pension office, June 19, 1844.) p to 4 March 1839. J.H."
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P 25. Form letter from comptroller stating in part "the children of Samuel Kennerly, dec'd, a Pensioner on the Roll of the Richmond, VA agency, at the rate of thirty dollars per annum .... has been paid ... from the 4th of March 1839, to the 3d Feb'y 1840 ...."
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Page 14. September 7, 1833, statement by Samuel Kennerly in support of John Holly's application for a revolutionary war pension, based on his service at the Battle of Guilford.
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Full Name:
Samuel Kennerly 1
Birth:
Culpepper County, Virginia 1
Male 1
Death:
03 Feb 1840 1
Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, MO. 1
Cause: A lingering illness. 1
Burial:
Burial Date: February 1840 1
Burial Place: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO. 1
Residence:
Place: Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri 1
From: 1839 1
To: 1840 1
Residence:
Place: Virginia 1
From: 1755 1
To: 1839 1
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Birth:
Mother: Elizabeth Winston James 1
Father: James Kennerly 1
Marriage:
Mary Talbot Hancock 1
Botetourt County, Virginia 1
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Occupation:
Farmer, tavern owner 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Battle of Guilford Court House:
Additional Information: Took from a British officer his cocked hat and feather. 1
Additional Information: Wounded when a ball hit the side of his head 1
Additional Information: Sent to a hospital at Col. Perkins on Dan River. 1
Additional Information: Stayed at the hospital on Dan River to nurse other wounded soldiers after his own wound healed. 1
Date: 15 Mar 1781 1
Place: Guilford Courthouse, Greensboro, NC 1
Rank: Volunteer, Private 1
Served: January 1781 to May 1781 1
Served under: Capt. Thomas Rowland 1
Cherokee Expedition, Revolutionary War:
Date: 31 Dec 1969 1
Place: From Virginia into modern Tennessee, against the Cherokee Nation. 1
Rank: Volunteer, Private 1
Served under: Capt. Patrick Buchanan, Col. Wllm. Christian 1
License to Build Grist Mill:
Date: 12 Jun 1793 1
Place: His property in Fincastle, Botetourt, VA 1
Licenses for Ordinaries on his property.:
Date: 10 Nov 1789 1
Date: 10 Jul 1792 1
Date: 11 Nov 1795 1
Ordinary: In this case, an ordinary is a tavern. 1
Place: Fincastle, Botetourt County, VA 1
Public Service:
Appointed overseer of the road: 10 Jul 1788 1
Charge: not keeping streets in repair, dismissed: 10 May 1796 1
Took oath of Deputy Sheriff: 10 Mar 1784 1
Valuer of property executed upon by the sheriff: 1788 1
Real Estate:
Date: 28 Jul 1784 1
Place: lot of 1/2 acre, #52, town of Fincastle, Botetourt, VA 1
Status: Grantor, to George Hancock 1
Real Property:
Date: 13 Apr 1780 1
Place: Two lots in the town of Fincastle, Botetourt, VA 1
Status: Grantee 1

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