On this 11th day of November in the year of our Lord 1833 personally appeared in open Court before the Honorable Henry B. Hinkle[?] judge for the Ripley county Probate Court now sitting Peter Van Bibber a resident of the County of Ripley aged sixty six years who being first duly sworn according to Law doth on this oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June the 7th 1832- He entered the service of the united States under the following named officers and servd herein stated. In the month of October 1775 he entered the service as a volunteer and servd under Co., James Henderson, Major Thomas Quirk, and Capt. Mathew Arbuckle (the rest of the company officers he has forgotten). He left the service in the month of June 1777 after serving faithfully the most part of this time as an Indian spy for one year and eight months. He then afterwards in the month of November 1780 entered the service as a substitute for one John Dixon and servd for Ten months more under Col. Luke Boyer (Majs name forgotten/ Captn James Grimes Lient John Hall and Ensign Samuel Campbell. He left the service in the month of September 1781 same year after serving faithfully for two months which added to his other term of eighteen months makes two years and four months. He then in the month of July 1782 was drafted for six months (and served five months only under Col. Luke Boyer, Major Thomas Quirk Captain James Grimes, Lient Montgommory and Ensign Armstrong- He left the service in the month of December same year after serving faithfully for five months when he was discharged by Col. Boyer. This time and last tour added to his other term of eighteen months makes Two years and nine months for which services he claims a Pension. He resided at the time he entered the service and during the war in Greenbriar Co. Va. The first tour of eighteen months he volunteered, the 2d term of 10 months he served as a substitute, and the 3d and last tour of five months he was drafted- He was at the Battle of Point Pleasant with the Indians where Co. Lewis and a gentleman by the name of Fields were killed- He was also at the Battle of Donley=s fort and at the Surrender of Lord Cornwallis on the 15  October 1781 During his 1st term he marched from Donley=s station to Point Pleasant where he continued garrisoned for one year and Eight Months except occasionally he was out on a scouting expedition, and in fact looked upon as one serving in that capacity throughout all the surrounding country- at one time he was out for three weeks constantly with one Leonard Cooper and William Morris- traversing the forests for the purpose of watching the movements of the Indians who were prowling about that region of the Country- during this three weeks scout he marched form Donley=s Station to Point pleasant from thence to Patallico Creek from thence he went to Elk River, from thence he crossed over to little glade [?], form thence to Muddy Creek, from thence to John Keeney=s Fort, from thence to Grimes= Fort, from thence back to Donley=s station where he remained until he was discharged- During this seasons tour he marched form Grimes station to Bottertout town, in Bottertour county and from thence to Roanoak to Neelys [?] Mills, from thence to a town the name of which he has forgotten, from thence he marched directly to York town where he remained and was at the surrender of Lord Cornwallis. He was then discharged. During this second tour he served also for some time at Grims station Sandys [?] station and at Pitticords station before he marched as he has just stated. During his 3d and last tour he marched from Grims station (where he had also remained for some time) to Fort Chissel- from thence he was sent with a express through the wilderness to General Clark at Fort Pitt and when he was returning back to Grim=s station he met his Major with some other officers who told him that the fighting was over and that he was discharged. This accounts for his leaving the service one month before the time was up for which he was drafted- This was in the month of December 1782. He was acquainted with Genl Washington, Genl Lee, Genl Lockhard, Co. Luke Boyer and many others. He does not now remember any Continental Regiments of Companies by name who served with the troops but is confident that there were many Regulars served part of the time with him. He has no written or docmnentary evidence, and he knows of no person living who can testify to his service. He hereby relinquishes any claim whatever to a pension of annuity except the present and that his name is not on the pension Roll of the Agency of any state.
Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforementioned.
(Signed) Peter Van Bebber:
National Archives, Washington, D. C. Pension file #S 32566, Van Bibber, Peter
Pension granted in Indiana, 8 Jan. 1834. Recorded, Versailles, IN by Dan Boyd, Clerk. Book E. vol 7 pg 133.
Pensioner died 8 Oct. 1838.
Pensioner died 8 Oct. 1838.