Photos of Breedlove Ancestors
Pvt. William Breedlove
his pension application


Pension Application of William Breedlove S2392
Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris

State of Kentucky Simpson County Sct

On this 18 day of March 1833 personally appeared before the county Court of the county th afforesaid now sitting William Breedlove a resident in the County and state aforsaid aged 71 years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of an act of Congress passed June 7th 1832 that he enlisted in the army of the United States for two years on the 1st January in the year 1781 at Albemarle Courthouse and rendezvoused at Chesterfield Court house in the State of Va under Capt Scott as Capt in the Regement commanded by Col [Thomas] Gaskins which Regement was he thinks the 4th He was under the command of General Stuban [sic: Baron von Steuben] for a short time at the place of Rendezvous He was discharged in Oct 1782 at Charlestown S.C. which discharge he has unfortunately lost. he march from the place of Rendezvous first to Point Fork in Fluvannah County [sic: Point of Fork in Fluvanna County] then to Roanoak [sic: Roanoke River] thence to the place of Rendezvous and after many inferior marches he marched to Yorktown and was at the Capture of Cornwallis [19 Oct 1781] thence to Cumberland Courthouse where he remained till 1782 thence to Georgia and thence to Charlestown SC where he was discharged. he resided in Albemarle County when he enlisted. he was also a part of the time after Capt Scott left the company under the command of Capt [Thomas] Warman & General [Anthony] Wayne command the detachment when he went into Georgia he states that he was in the battle fought between Wayne and the Indians near Savannah [Skirmish at Sharon, 24 May 1782] he states that Warman at the Siege of Yorktown was wounded the officers he knew in the Revolution were Capt Beverly Ray [possibly Beverly Roy] Col Thomas Posey, Major Findley [sic: Samuel Finley] and Col Feebecker [sic: Christian Febiger] his term of service was from from 1st Jan 1781 until sometime in Oct 1782 the day of of said month he cannot now remember. he knows of no documentary evidence of his service. his brother Martin will testify to his service in the revolution his age he states was recorded in his fathers Prayer Book which is now worn out He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present. he declares that his name is not on the pension Roll of any agency in any State Sworn to and subscribed the day and year afsd

[signed] Wm Breedlove

I Martin Breedlove of the afsd Cíty and State hereby certify that that I distictly remember when my brother William (who has sworn and subscribed to the above declaration) went in to the Revolutionary War and when he returned from the same. That I am now sixty two years of age, and that I believe he entered the service and returned from it at the times stated in the declaration.