Stout Chamberlain - Our Revolutionary War Ancestor

Stout Chamberlain - Our Revolutionary War Ancestor

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Stout Chamberlain was born per his statement in pension somewhere in New Jersey on 1 May 1758. He is the grandfather of William Smith (great-grandfather) our Civil War ancestor. We are able to trace some of his footsteps from New Jersey to Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Ohio through these documents.

Revolutionary War pension application of Stout Chamberlain

  • Pittsburgh Agency, Pennsylvania, USA

State of Ohio

Columbiana County, OH

On the 19th day of October A.D. 1832  personally appeared in open court before the Judges of the Cout of Common Pleas now sitting, Stout Chamberlain, a resident of said Columbiana County, aged seventy-five years on 1st of May next who having first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath makes the following delcaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congrss passed June 7, 1832.

That he entered the service of the United States as a drafted Militia man on or about the 20th of June, A.D. 1777 or 8, the year not particularly recollected for a tour of six months under the command of Gen. McIntosh, Col. Wil. Crawford, Col. Jack Stintezon [sic], Capt. James Wright, Lieut Murray.  That he served said tour of sic months and at the end of the same which he will recollect was a few days before Christmas, rec. a discharge from Capt. James Wright, which is since lost. - During these 6 months service, he lay mostly at Fort McIntosh at the mouth of Big Beaver on the Ohio river, (where he helped to build said fort,) and at Fort Tuscarawas, which he also helped to build.  Thence he marched back to Fort McIntosh, where he was discharged, thence upon being so discharged he went to his residence in Washington County, PA. and remained till the ensuing May, when he was again drafted and served for another term of four months, under Captain William Hoaglin, during this tour was for most of the time stationed at Holliday's Cove in Brook Co., Va. - at the end of his 4 months he recd. discharge from said Capt. Hoaglin, which is since lost.

In August next following said last mentioned service, he was again drafted and served for a tour of two months, during which tow months he served as a frontier guard under Capt. Swearengin, and was stationed mostly at the same place as mentioned aboved in his said four months service; making in all 12 months service as a drafted militia soldier. - From this time till peace was made in 1783, he served continually as a volunteer, being all this time occupied as a guard for the frontier, along the Ohio River, but during this time has no particular officers, nor is the precise amount of service recollected.

During the aforesaid service was in several skirmishes, but no particular battle.

He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension role of the agency of any state.

Stout X Chamberlain

(his mark)

Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.      Charles D Coffin, CH

We John Thomson and John Quinn residing in Columbiana County, Ohio, aforesaid, do hereby entify that we are well acquainted with Stout Chamberlain who had ascribed and sworn to the above declaration that we believe he will be seventy-five years old in May next; That he is refuted and believed in the neighborhood where he resided to have been a soldier of the Revolution, and that we concur in that opinion.

The said Quinn further swears that he lived within about a mile of the said Chamberlain at the time of his first entering the service as stated by him and knew of his so entering and also of much of his said service being himself out at the same time.

John Thomson

_                                                                                  John Quinn_

sworn and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.  In testimony whereof, I have here unto set my hand and seal of office this 19th day of October, A.D. 1832

_     C. D. Coffin Ch_


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