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Thomas Evans, War of 1812 Pension Application

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Thomas Evans (1790-1867) of Granville County, NC

 
 

THOMAS EVANS - War of 1812
Pension Application
Bounty Land: 31131 160 55
Widow: SALLIE EVANS
W.O. 44832
W.C. 35130
Service: Drummer Capt. Charles Sim's Co. N.C. Mil.
Enlisted July 28, 1813
Discharged Aug 18, 1813

Residence of Soldier: 1855 Granville Co. NC
Residence of Widow 1889 Marysville, Union Co. Ohio
Maiden Name of Widow: SALLIE BASS
Death of Soldier: Jan 1867
Death of Widow: Prior to Apr 19 1889


War of 1812; Act of March 9, 1878
Widows' Pension
SALLIE EVANS
widow of THOMAS EVANS
Rank: Drummer
Company: Capt. Sims
Regiment: N.C. Mil.

Columbus Agency
Rate per month- Eight dollars
Commencing March 9, 1878
and $12 pr. mo. from March 19, 1886
Certificate dated March 16, 1889
and sent to Pension Agent.
Fee $25
(signed) WILLIAM L. COOKE, Clerk
31131-160-55

 

April 24, 1889 Claim for reimbursement referred to 3 Auditor. M.E.C.
May 22, '89. A. H. KOLLEFRATH that on March 1,'89, not applicable to this case. W.L.S.
Reimbursement Sec. 4718 R.S.
Accounting officer's settlement No. 5392 for $265.00/100 to Secretary for requisition.
June 3, 1889 J.J.C.

No. 44832
Service Pension, War of 1812
Act of March 9, 1878
SALLIE EVANS, Marysville, O
Widow of THOMAS EVANS
Drummer, Capt. Lorance Co., 5 Reg.
Died January 1867.

Received Feb. 4, 1889
J. M. KENNEDY, Marysville, O
Feb. 8,'89, Atty for identity to establish service
(Stamped, Board of Review, March 12, 1889)

On March 3 -Marh 4}55
THOMAS EVANS, Drummer
CAPT. CHAS. SIMS
COL. TISDALE
N.C. Mil.
Aug 1, 1813

All'd 160 acres June 19/56
F. Apr 8/56 Louder
THOMAS EVANS served in CAPT. CHAS. SIMS' Company, NC Mil. from July 28, to Aug. 18, 1813
Sd. Aud. Office, March 29, 1856
LAW. J. MINOR, Auditor
NATH'L M. LAWRENCE, Wilton, NC

 

 

Service Pension, War of 1812
Widow's Brief
Claim No. 44832
Act of March 9, 1878

SALLIE EVANS (108 years of age) widow of
THOMAS EVANS (Colored)
Rank: Drummer
Capt: Sims
Regiment: Militia
State: N.C.
Post Office: Marysville, County of Union, State of Ohio
Attorney: J. M. Kennedy, P.O. Marysville, Ohio
Fee: $25 Contract - Agent to Pay

Application filed: February 4, 1889
Alleged service: Service alleged in Captain Lawrence's Co. Granville Regt. N.C. Mil War 1812. Enrolled as Drummer & that JEREMIAH ANDERSON was a comrade.
Record evidence of service: Auditor reports in Sd Land claim #31131-160-55. THOMAS EVANS served in Capt. Cha's Sims Company N.C. Mil from July 28 to Aug 18, 1813, and that JEREMIAH ANDERSON Wt.#3568-160-55 rendered service same time in same Company.
Length of Service: 22 days
Proof of Identity: Identifying witnesses and identity of comrade states he was acquainted with witnesses named in 13S case and that in 1855 they resided in Granville NC.
Proof of Loyalty: Testimony of ELIZABETH PETTIFORD, WESLEY EVANS, & MARTHA EVANS
Submitted: In admission Feby 23, 1889, to a pension of Eight dollars per month from March 9, 1878 the date of the Act, at twelve dollars from March 19, 1886. No pension previously applied for.
WM. L. COOKE, Pension Searcher
Bounty Land Claim W 31131 160 55.
WM. L. COOKE, Bounty Land Searcher
Approved: March 12, 1889
H. M. CLINTON, Examiner

 

 

State of Ohio County of Union Ss
On this 30 day of January A.D. 1889 personally appeared before me the undersigned authority SALLIE EVANS aged 108 years a resident of Marysville, County of Union, State of Ohio who being duly sworn according to Law does declare that she is the widow of THOMAS EVANS who served the full period of sixty days in the Military service of the United States of the United States in the War of 1812 and who was the identical THOMAS EVAN who was enrolled as a Drummer in CAPT. ABRAM LORANCES' Company 9th Company 5th Regiment Granville Regiment detached from the Granville Regiment 2d Brigade Brigadier General EPHRAIM DAVIDSON, RICHARDSON Lieut Colonel commanding said 5th Regiment and who was enrolled on ___ day of ____ in the War of 1812 and was honorably discharged from said service on the ____ day of ____ 1814 that he was a Drummer of said detachment of said Granville 5th Regiment of said NC Troop in said War of 1812 & was wounded and a Pensioner of the United States as I believe & remember up to his death which took place on the ___ day of January A.D. 1867.
She further says that she was married to said soldier under the name of SALLIE BASS there being no legal barrier therto that she has not remarried that her & the soldier were free Colored People since the death of said soldier, that at no time during the late Rebellion against the authority of the United States did she & her husband adhere to the cause of the enemies of the Government giving them aid or comfort or exercise the functions of any whatever under any authority or pretended authority, in hostility to the United States. That she is not in receipt of a pension under any previous act that she makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the United States under the provisions of the Act approved February 14, 1871 and she hereby appoints J. M. KENNEDY of Marysville, Ohio her atty to represent her claim for pension. That her post office is Marysville, County of Union, State of Ohio and that her place of abode is Marysville, Ohio.

WM. McCARTHY, SALLIE EVANS ("X" her mark)
FLORA EVANS


Also personally appeared WILLIAM McCARTHY of Marysville, Ohio & FLORA EVANS of the same place, persons whom I know to be respectable and entitled to credit who being duly sworn say they were present and saw the claimant make his mark to the foregoing declaration that they have every reason to believe her to be the person she represents herself to be and at no time during the late rebellion against the authority of the United States did she or her husband adhere to the cause of the enemies of the Government or give aid or comfort. That they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
WM. McCARTHY
FLORA EVANS

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 30 day of January A.D. 1889 and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration &c were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witness before sworn and that I have no interest in this direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim.
R.M.C., Clerk of Court

Claim of SALLY EVANS, Widow of THOMAS EVANS
5 N.C. 9 Co. War of 1812
Declaration
(stamped by Pension Office Feb 4, 1889)
 

 

State of Ohio
County of Union
In the matter of the Pension Claim No 44832 of Widow of THOMAS EVANS late a Drummer of War of 1812, personally came before me, the undersigned, authority Claimants statements who being well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and being first duly sworn,
Says she know LEWIS T. SMITH and WILLIAM ASKEW and to the best of her recollection now thinks they resided in the year 1855 at Granville County North Carolina she further says she knew a man by the name of THOMAS H. USERY and he lived at the time she knew him at Granville County North Carolina.
And the Claimant further says she knew BUCK EVANS, JERRY ANDERSON, THOMAS CHAVOUS who were comrads of her husband

SALLIE EVANS ("X" her mark)
Witnesses:
A. H. KOLLEFRATH
J. M. KENNEDY

Sworn to and subscribed by the said SALLIE EVANS before me, this 11 day of February A.D. 1889. And I further certify that I have no interest in this claim for pension. Contents made known to affiant before signing.
A. F. KOLLEFRATH

 

 

State of Ohio
County of Union
In the matter of the Pension Claim of Wid. of THOMAS EVANS late a Drummer Vols, Company 9, of the 5th Regiment of N. Carolina, in the War of 1812, personally came before me, the undersigned, authority WILEY EVANS & MARTHENA EVANS who being well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and being first duly sworn, say they are 67 & 53 years old respectively, a resident of Marysville Ohio, Post office Marysville, Ohio and who being duly sworn say they have known the Claimant SALLY EVANS & her husband for more than forty years and know that she and the soldier lived together as husband & wife during the life of the soldier who died in January A.D. 1867. Who have known the Claimant ever since and know that she has not remarried since the death of her husband.
We also knew her & her husband during the War of the Rebellion and know that they neither of them aided or abetted the enemy during said rebellion they were free colored people and moved from North Carolina during the fall of the year 1860 and lived in Ohio ever since that time.
Said Soldier was wounded in and of his legs and was always after lame but do not think he was a pensioner if he was we never knew of it. We have often heard him told of his army service and that he went out as a Drummer in said service above named and that he was wounded in and of his legs as he stated while in said service.
Further state that we have no interest in this claim for pension.
WILEY EVANS ("X" his mark)
MARTHENA EVANS ("X" her mark)

Witnesses:
J. M. KENNEDY
A. H. KOLLEFRATH

Sworn to and subscribed by the said WILEY EVANS & MARTHENA EVANS before me, this 30 day of January A.D. 1889. And I further certify that I have no interest in this claim for pension. Contents made known to affiant before signing.
A. H. KOLLEFRATH
Notary Public


AFFIDAVIT in the Claim of
Wid. of THOMAS EVANS, 9 Co. 5 Reg. NC Troops,
War of 1812
WILEY EVANS
MARTHENA EVANS
(Stamped: U.S. Pension Office, Feb. 4, 1889)

 

 

State of North Carolina
County of Wake
In the matter of the Pension Claim of Wid. of THOMAS EVANS late a Soldier of Company 9 of the Granville 5th Regiment of North Carolina Vols War of 1812, personally came before me, the undersigned, authority ELIZABETH PETEFORD who being well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and being first duly sworn, says she is about 85 years old, a resident of Raughleigh, N.C. Post office Raughleigh, North Carolina and make says she is a daughter of the Claimant and remember when my Father went into the service in the War of 1812. I was quite a large girl at that time and I know that the Claimant wife is my Mother was his wife and that they lived together until his death which took place in Ohio about the ___ day of January A.D. 1867. He was a colored man. My Mother is very old and feeble. I know that she is the person she represents herself to be. I have been in communication with my brother WILEY EVANS Family with whom she lives and know she the widow of THOMAS EVANS above named.

Further state that I have no financial interest in this claim for pension.
ELIZABETH PETTIFORD ("X" her mark)

Witnesses:
LOUISE E. PETTIFORD
V. ROYSTER

Sworn to and subscribed by the said ELIZABETH PETTIFORD, before me, this 23rd day of January A.D. 1889. And I further certify that I have no interest in this claim for pension. Contents made known to affiant before signing.
CHAS. D. UPCHURCH
Clerk Superior Court
Wake County, NC

 

 

State of North Carolina
County of Granville
In the matter of the Pension Claim No. 44833 of Widow of THOMAS EVANS late a Pvt of Company 9th of the Granville Regiment of North Carolina Vols War of 1812, personally came before me, the undersigned, authority MAJOR EVANS who being well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and being first duly sworn, says he is _____ years old, a resident of Talley Ho, NC, Post Office Talley Ho, NC and who says he is a son of the Claimant and said THOMAS EVANS who was a member of Granville Reg. NC Vols of War of 1812 I have often heard my Father speak of his service in the War of 1812 & from that my Father & Mother lived together as husband and wife up to the time of my Father's death which took place in Ohio in ____ day of January A.D. 1867.
I also know that the Claimant is the widow of THOMAS EVANS the soldier whose named.
See Muster Rolls of the soldiers of the War of 1812 detached from the Militia of North Carolina in 1812 and 1814 - Ninth Company, detached from the Granville Regiment No. 39, page 60, you will find THOMAS EVANS.
(The Muster Roll aforesaid was published by Act of General Assembly of N.C. under direction of the Adjutant General of the State on February 25, 1873)

Further state that he have no interest in this claim for pension. Except as a son of the applicant.

MAJOR EVANS ("X" his mark)

Witnesses:
R. E. BOOTH
W. H. BOOTH

Sworn to and subscribed by the said MAJOR EVANS, before me, this 12th day of Feb A.D. 1889. And I further certify that I have no interest in this claim for pension. Contents made known to affiant before signing.
J. H. WEBB, J.P.

 

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