03 Feb 1853 — Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida
Spouse, widow Matilda
Service Number: Continental W. 8208 (Documentation Length: 58 Pages)
Pension Number: S. 25099, VA, Virginia
The State of Alabama, Wilcox County
On this 27th day of July 1834---Personally appeared in open Court before the Honorable John W. Bridges, Judge of the County Court now in Session, John Garner a resident of said County & State, aged Seventy Six 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 provisions of the Act of Congress, passed June 7, 1832.
That he enlisted in the United States, he believes in the year One thousand Seven Hundred & Seventy Six with Capt---Handy and served in the Regiment Commanded by Col. Henry Lee (the number of the Regiment he does not remember) but he served under the following named officers---to wit, Col. Henry Lee, Major---Agleston & Capt.---Handy & Lieutenant Manning, that he does not remember the precise time that he left the Service but he remembers that it was a short time after the surrender of Cornwallis. That at the time he entered the Service, he resided in Prince William County in the State of Virginia that he enlisted for and during the War, and that he Served from the time of his enlistment until he was discharged as above mentioned, the time that he Served, he believes, was a little over five years. After he enlisted he marched from his residence to Petersburg, in the State of Virginia where they remained a few days & then marched Southward into North and South Carolina, where they had frequent Skirmishing with the Tories. He was engaged in the attack which was made on the British and Tories in Georgetown in S. Carolina…He was engaged in the battle at Gilford under General Greene, in the battle he was wounded in the hand, which caused him to loose two of his fingers & had two others much disabled, after he was wounded, he still remained with the Army and returned from Gilford again into South Carolina, he was at the Seige at Ninety six and was in the neighborhood of Eutaw Springs at the time the battle there was fought but not having recovered from the wound recd. at Guilford he was not in the battle.
The declarant further States that at the time he was discharged that he was stationed near Bacons Bridge near Charleston, in Said State. He further States that under the Act of Congress of the 12th July 1812 entitled an act concerning Invalid Pensioners, he applied and has received a pension, and that his name is inscribed on the Pension Roll of the Georgia Agency and that his name is not on the Pension Roll of any other Agency. The declarant further states that he lost his discharge. Some years after the war he moved from Virginia to North Carolina…then went into South Carolina…then he moved into the State of Georgia…and the year 1818 he removed to Alabama in which State he now resides. The declarant further states the knowledge of the circumstances of his Service, has depended alone upon his memory, which he finds very defective…
Sworn to and subscribed his in open Court, the 27th day of July 1834 John X Garner and the said Court do hereby declare mark their opinion that the above named applicant was a Revolutionary Soldier and served as he states
Judge of the C.C.
John Garner made further declarations Sept. 23, 1834 and March 3, 1835.
Widow of John Garner Va.
Certificate no. 5645. Florida Tallahassee
Issued at the rate of $100.00 per annum to commence February 3d, 1853. Certificate of Pension issued 31st day of Jan’y 1856 Act. February 3, 1853
Revy Widow File No. 8208.
Certificate no. 30549 Alabama, issued April 8, 1836 at the rate of $100.00 per annum, to commence on the 4th day of March 1831. Act of June 7, 1832. Agency Alabama.
Service: private cav. company commanded by Capt. Handy, regt. commanded by Col. Lee in the Virginia line for 2 yrs.