9 April 1833 — Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida
SINGLETARY, JOSEPH OR SINGLETON, Service Number S. 47849
Superior Court, for said County,
April Term 1833
Territory of Florida, Leon County.
On this ninth day of April one thousand eight hundred and thirty three,
personally appeared in open Court, Joseph Singletary a resident
of the County of Leon and Territory of Florida aged about seventy one
years and ten months, who being first duly sworn according to
Law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain
a pension and the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7,
1832, to wit:
That he, the said Singletary, entered the service of the U. S. as a
substitute in a Militia Company commanded by Capt. Joseph Andrews,
in the month of Oct. one thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight,
in which capacity he served in said Company (which was a part of a
Regiment commanded by Col. Thomas Brown) for a period of about
one month. That sometime in the spring of the year 1779 he the
said Singletary, entered the service of the U. S., as a volunteer in a
horse company commanded by Capt. Jared Ervin, which said company
was attached to a part of a Regiment, commanded by Col. Thomas
Robinson. That he belonged to and served in said company until about
the month of November in the year seventeen hundred and eighty-one.
That during this service he marched through the counties of Bladen
and Cumberland in N. C. and from thence to Little Pedee River in So.
Carolina. That at the time he entered said service he resided in and
was a citizen of Bladen County, N. C. That during said service and
in the year seventeen hundred and eighty or eighty—one, in the month
of June, this deponent was in a battle in which he was severely wounded in
several parts, fought between the Whiggs and Tories on Rockfish
Creek, at or near Stewarts Mills, in N. C. That during said service
He knew (but was not commanded by either) Capt. Griffith J. McRee,
Who afterwards and before the close of the war became Colonel: Col.
Joshua Hadley and Maj. Robert Rayford of the N. C. Continental Line.
He further states that he has no discharge or other documentary evidence by
Which he can prove his service. . . . The said applicant further
states that the only record of the year of his birth was a family Bible,
Entered there by his father and that he is therein stated to have been
born on the 9th June 1761. The said Bible is at applicants home. That
up to the year 1827 this applicant resided in the State of N. C. That
from said state he moved to Georgia where he resided some years in
the County of Baker, since which and at this period he has resided in
Leon County, Florida. He further states that on first entering the
service as above stated, he entered as substitute for William Harrison,
Sworn to and subscribed
the day and year aforesaid,
Jas. S. Linn, Clk.
Joseph Singletary, decd., before Oct. 5th 1844 at which time
application for payment of pension was made. Letter also dated Nov.
The last payment Mr. Singletary on he late agents books was up to 4th September 1842.
J. L. Edwards Esqr
Commissioner of Pensions
J. H. Flagg
Julius High appointed guardian for Minor Mary Ann Singletary
Oct. 2, 1851 (Newport, Fla.)
Susannah Singletary testified that she nursed Joseph Singletary awhile ill from wounds. Paper does not state relationship Feb. 22, 1833.
Joseph Singletary (or Singleton)
Certificate No. 29037, issued March 4, 1831 at the rate of $100.00
per annum, to commence March 4, 1831. Agency Territory of Florida,
Act of June 7, 1832.
Service: private in company commanded by Capt. Andrews, regiment commanded by Col. Brown, So. Carolina Militia, Yr. Cav.