Collinsworth, Edmund Fox 1750/60
s/o David Edward Collinsworth &
Deborah Barbara Fox; Husband of Elizabeth ____ ; father of Edmund B. & Thomas B. Collinsworth
"DAR Record COLLINSWORTH, EDMOND JR Ancestor #: A024587; Service:
VIRGINIA; Rank: PRIVATE; Birth: 1750, Lee Co., VA; Death: 1814-1816, Davidson Co TN; Service Description: 1) CAPT.WILLIAM HOFFER
Edmund appears in DAR Vol. II. John, his brother,
is listed as a patriot also.
Edmund served with General Washington at Valley Forge in the Revolution and later
with Andrew Jackson in New Orleans. Edmund Fox Collinsworth fought in the Revolutionary War, after enlisting in the Virginia
militia in Montgomery County, Virginia in 1776. He served three years and received bounty land which he sold.
War Service Records, 1775-83 Record"
SOURCE: Footprints Through Time by Charlotte Carpenter Johnson
Dover, Francis J. 1760-1850
Husband of 1) Polly Posey, mother of his children, 2)
Mary Mullinax; father
of Celia Dover Cross
There is no known gravesite for Francis J. Dover. He's either
buried in an unmarked grave in one of the local old cemeteries or perhaps on his property. He owned property on Deep Creek
in the 13th District.
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Inferior Court Records [Habersham County, Georgia]
War Department File: R3052
Declaration in order to obtain Benefit of the Act of
Congress of the 7th June 1832
State of Georgia }
County of Habersham }
On this nineteenth day of November 1832 personally appeared in open court
before the Court of ordinary now sitting Francis J. Dover a resident of
said county and state aged seventy one 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 _____ _______ June 7th 1832. That he entered the service of the United States under the
names of the following named officers and served as ______ stated he entered
the service in York District South Carolina he thinks 1778 or 9 under Captain
Jenkins in the Militia service in the Regiment commanded by Col. Bratton
he served four months, was in two skirmishes during that time, served out his time and was discharged he again reentered the service at the ___ in South Carolina under Captain
Moffett enlisted 200 the State Troops for ten months was in one engagement
at Sumpters defeat during that tour served out his ten months and was discharged
by Colonel Washington. He then enlisted under Captain Copeland at Monks
Corner in South Carolina for the term of two years he was in the Regiment commanded by Colonel Paisly under General Green he was marched into North Carolina was in the battle at
Guilford Court House under General Green he served out his two years and
was discharged at Hallifax in Virginia by what Capt his discharge was signed Captain Hambright
- he was born in Orange County North Carolina in the year 1761 - is no record of his age. Resided at the turn of the
century the service in York District South Carolina after this again removed
to Co Pendleton District South Carolina from there he removed to Habersham
County Georgia where he has resided ever since. He has lost all his discharges
by the burning of his house
He hereby relinquishes every claim
whatever to a pension except this present and claims that his name is not
on the pension roll of any agency of any State. Sworn to and subscribed
this day and year aforesaid.
Jonathan C. Chastain C. C. or Francis J. Dover
In open Court personally appeared Hezekiah Dover who after being duly sworn
deposeth and saith on oath that he was well acquainted with the above named
applicant Francis J. Dover in the Revolutionary War that he frequently
saw him in the service of the United States during that War and knows that he had served several tours of duty. Sworn to and subscribed in open Court the date above.
Jonathan C. Chastain C. C. or Hezekiah Dover
And the said Court hereby ____ the claim their opinion after the interrogatories of the matter and after putting
the Interrogatories prescribed by the War Department and after rendering
the above affidavit of Hezekiah Dover a credible person that the above
named applicant was a Revolutionary Soldier and served as he states.
C. Chastain, Clerk of the Court of ordinary of said County do hereby certify
that forgoing contains original proceedings of this said Court in the matter of the application of Francis J. Dover for a pension.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and
official seal this 19th day of November 1832
Jonathan C. Chastin
C. C. or
Declaration in order to obtain Benefit of the Act
of Congress of the 7th June 1832
State of Georgia }
Personally appeared before me John R. Stanford
one of the Judges of the Inferior Court for the County and State aforesaid, Absalom Mullinax a resident of Pickens District State of South Carolina, who being duly sworn according to
Law deposeth and saith that he is well acquainted with Francis J. Dover
to whose declaration for a Pension this affidavit is attached and that
during the Revolutionary War he _______lived in York District South Carolina,
and that he
knew and saw the said Dover in the Army of South Carolina under Captain Jenkins, in the year 1777 or 1778. Witness further says that he saw said Dover serving in the Army of
the United States at several different times during the War and that it
was reported and believed in that neighborhood that said Dover did serve
his Country in the Army during the whole of the Revolutionary War and defendant
fully concurs in that belief.
Sworn to and subscribed before
me this 13th day
of July 1838
Jno. R. S. Landford JIC
State of Georgia }
I, John T. Carter, deputy Clerk of the Inferior Court,
do hereby certify that John R. Stanford is one of the Judges of this Inferior Court and ex offico [torn] authorized to administer an oath and that by his signature to [torn]
affidavit is genuine.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my
hand and official seal this 17th July 1938.
J. T. Carter Dep. C. I. C.
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The 4 page document above, where his Pension Application was finally approved, is transcribed below.
State of Georgia }
County of Habersham }
On this 9th day of
July in the year Eighteen Hundred and Thirty eight personally appeared
in open Court before the honorable the Inferior Court for the State and
County aforesaid being a Court of Record Francis J. Dover a resident of the County and State aforesaid, aged Seventy eight 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 provision made by the Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832.
That he entered the service of the United States as a volunteer private soldier in Guilford county State of North
Carolina under Captain Jenkins and Colonel Frisbey and General Rutherford
to the best of his recollection on the 11th day of July in the year 1777
and was marched to Salisbury, North Carolina where he was stationed under
the same officers about five months and was then marched to York District South Carolina and from thence to Camden, where he was some time stationed and from thence was marched through
the country in South Carolina to the Congaree and Wateree Rivers where
he joined General Gates, Capt Jenkins having been killed near Ninety six.
Lieutenant Copeland was appointed in his place. He was afterwards marched
through the country in different direction, sometimes advancing and sometimes retreating, and sometimes detached on scouting parties, and was with General Gates at his defeat near
Salisbury and from thence marched to Salisbury and from thence was placed
under the command of General Green, and after having served in regulation
tour of duty the one beginning as soon as the other ended for two years
or as he states for twenty three or twenty five months he does not recollect which, (but it was one month over or under two years) he enlisted in the month of June or August 1779 in
the Regular Continental Army under General Green for and during the War.
He enlisted to the best of his recollection at the date last aforesaid
as a private soldier at Ankrums on the Congaree under General Green, Colonel
Washington and Captain George Ross and was stationed at Ankrums about three months, was marched about the country in different directions, not now recollected, until January 1871 when he
was in the battle at the Cowpens where under Genl Morgan they beat the
British (Green being at Broad river) from the Cowpens was again marched
about the country until the month of March when he was again in battle
against the British at Guilford North Carolina, here declarant was wounded
both in the leg and the arm. At Guilford was under Green and the British were under Lord Rawdon and Cornwallis. After the battle he was to different points to watch the motion of the
enemy which they finally got into their entrenchment's at York in Virginia
and where he remained at the siege until the surrender of Cornwallis. After
the taking of York he was marched to Newburgh North Carolina at which place
and in the neighborhood he was stationed for upwards of twelve months and until Peace was proclaimed when he was regularly discharged by Captain Bluford, Major Thompson and Colonel
Lacey. According to the best of his recollection he served four years under
this last regular enlistment. To the best of his recollection he was discharged
in November 1783 and by Capt Bluford.
To several questions, two provided by the Court, he
answered according to the numbers.
1.He was born on the Haw
River North Carolina about forty miles from Guilford, but does not recollect
the County was born the 28th day of June 1760.
2.He had a record of his age, but it was burned with his house when he first volunteered, he was living in York
District South Carolina (to which his family had removed from Haw River)
about one mile from Kings Mountain Battle Ground.
3. When discharged from the Army, he went back to York District South Carolina, where he lived three or four years
and then removed to Pendleton district South Carolina where he lived twenty
eight years and then removed to Habersham County Georgia where he has resided
for about nineteen years last ____.
4.He first entered and served 23 or 25 months as a volunteer
and then immediately enlisted for and during the War and served it out.
5.He has answered this question in the body of his declaration except that he was sometimes on detached service
under Col. Hambright, Col. William Grimes, General Smallwood and Genl Butler.
6.As he enlisted from ranks, of a Continental service, he received no regular discharge as a Volunteer, but he received a written discharge from the Continental Army after
peace was proclaimed and to the best of his recollection it was from Capt.
Bluford and Col. Lacey or Washington. This discharge was burned with his
house in York District South Carolina about three years after his discharge.
7.He is known to Andrew M. Morris and George Ivestor and John Suggs who reside in his neighborhood who can testify to his character for veracity and their belief of his services
as a Revolutionary soldier, but does not know any one by whom he can prove
his service, while he can do so by Hezekiah Dover who saw him frequently
in the Army of the Revolution, and by Abram Mullinax if found yet alive
in South Carolina.
He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except
the present and he declares that his name is not on the Pension Roll of
any Agency of any State within his knowledge or belief.
Sworn to and subscribed in open Court Francis J. Dover the day and year first aforesaid (X)
Thos. M. RiasJIC
State of Georgia }
Personally appeared in
open court before the Inferior Court for the County aforesaid Hezekiah
Dover brother to the above declarant who after being duly sworn deposeth
and said that he was well acquainted with the above declarant in the Revolutionary War and saw him enter the Army for a six month tour in the year 1777. He thinks that at the end of the Tour
he returned home for a few days and again entered the army and remained
in it either as a volunteer or regular Continental until the end of the
war. Declarant saw him in the Continental Army at several different times
during the war but that declarant was young then, being about sixteen years of age, he does not remember the names of the officers under whom he served.
Sworn to and subscribed
in open Court Hezekiah Dover the day and year aforesaid (X)
Thos. M. RiasJIC
of Georgia }
We, John Suggs, a clergyman residing in the County and
State aforesaid and Andrew. M. Morris & George Ivestor residing in
the same and in the neighborhood of Francis J. Dover the above declarant,
hereby certify that we are well acquainted with the same Francis J. who
has subscribed and sworn to the foregoing declaration, that we believe
him to be seventy eight years of age, that he is respected and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the Revolution, and that we concur in that
Sworn to and subscribed in open Court John Suggs the day and year above written Andrew Morris
Thos. M. RiasJIC
And the said Court do hereby declare their opinion after
investigation of the matter and after putting the Interrogatories presented
by the War Department that the above named applicant was a Revolutionary
Soldier and served as he states and the Court further certifies that Hezekiah
Dover by whom he proved his being in service is a resident of the County of Habersham is a credible person whose statement is entitled to credible ? And the Court further certifies that
it appears to them that John Suggs who has signed the preceding certificate
is a Clergyman resident in the County of Habersham & state of Georgia
and that Andrew Morris and George Ivester who have also signed the same
are residents of the same County and State and are credible persons and that this statement is entitled to credit.
James Williams J.I.C.
Wm W Alley J.I.C.
B. ? Patton J.I.C.
State of Georgia }
I, Thomas M. Rea, Clerk of the Inferior Court for this County and State aforesaid do hereby certify that this
foregoing contains the original proceedings of the said Court in the matter
of the application of Francis J. Dover for a pension.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal of office this 7th day of July 1838.
M. Rea C.I.C.
Hardin, Major John 1710-1789
Husband of Catherine Marr, father of Wm Hardin
John Hardin moved about 1740 to Frederick County, Virginia ; built the first stone
courthouse in Winchester; served as Captain of Militia in the French and Indian War; Sheriff of Frederick
County; bought land in Hampshire County, VA, 1762 and moved there.
Captain and Major in the border campaigns of the American Revolution; reported the death of Major Crawford at
Fort Pitt in 1782 to the Virginia authorities; one of the first justices of Monongalia County; moved to Nelson County, Kentucky,
1786, and lived alone in a cabin east of Hardin's Station which had been established in 1780 by his son, Captain William
Hardin; He was killed by Indians on the Brandenburg Road about a mile from Hardinsburg, Kentucky.
In 1785 and
1786 two grants for 400 acres each were made to him in Jefferson County, Kentucky on Hardin's Creek , near the land of
his son, William.
John Hardin is on the honor roll both as a soldier and as civilian patriot in that he rendered valuable service.
Major Hardin had boat yards at the south of Georges Creek (Monogahela)
and at Redstone. This is indicated by the quoted references below:
1. Major John Hardin to Col Davies from"Redstone" May 20, 1782, in regard to boats for transportation of
troops and provisions when wagons should arrive from the east. Va. Cal. St. Papers, Vol III, pg 169
2. Martin Carney to William Davies, Redstone Old Port, July 5, 1782, refers to a flat built
by Major John Hardin and says that but for Major Hardin and says that but for Marjor Hardin furnishing him with provisions
he could not well have subsisted. Va. Cal. St. Papers, Vol. III, pg 206 -III. Hist. Col. Vol XIX, Geo. Rog. Clark Papers,
3. Major John Hardin to Col. William Davies- Monongahelis,
July 28, 1782. Reporting the news brought to Fort Pitt by a runner who has escaped that Col. Crawford, stake in the Sandusky
Expedition. Va. Cal. St. Papers, Vol III, pg 235
Creek, April 12, 1782. Major John Hardin to Col. Davies about building boats for Gen. George Rogers Clark. Va. Cal.
St Papers, Vol III, pg 128
5. Col. Davies to Gov. of Virginia,
same subject, and Governor's reply. Official letters of Governors of Virginia, Vol II, pg 61
"Indian Bill" 1747-1821
Husband of Winnifred Holtzclaw, father of Sallie D. Hardin Perrin
Reports, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Senate documents (United States Congress, Senate). Government
Printing Office: Washington, DC
WAR: 5th Virginia Regiment
John, sr 1734-1820Husband of Mary Baber, father of William Perrin "The Elder"
Feb 1780 in First Virginia Regiment, John McNeal's Company.
1759 (?) - 1852
Husband of (cousin) Phoebe Ratliff, father of James Ratliff
PVT. Continental Line, Revolutionary War Graves
Register. Clovis H. Brakebill, compiler. 672pp. SAR. 1993. Also SAR Revolutionary War Graves Register CD. Progeny Publishing
Co: Buffalo, NY. 1998
Revolutionary War Pension
VA (Microfilm Roll # 2004)
Sept 1776 -
in services of Capt. Gilbert Christy of Long Island on the Holston River, Washington Co., VA.
May 1781 - Spy and Ranger under Capt. Arter & Col.
Green against the Tories, Henry County, NC. Fought until 1785.
After his discharge, he moved to Russell, Tazwell Co.,VA.
Moved to Morgan Co. ca 1835. Found in the 1850 Census for Morgan Co., VA, living with
his daughter Hannah & her husband, David Lykins.
is much confusion over his birth year. According to the DAR headstone, it was 1759. According to the math (d.1852 at age 84)
it would have been 1768. According to the Census records, it is 1767.
he was 84 at the time of his death, as his original headstone states, then he would have been born in 1768 or possibly 1767,
depending on the month.
THE FOLLOWING IS TAKEN FROM AN EXCELLENT
SITE AND CREDIT IS GIVEN TO THEM FOR SECURING THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE VISIT:
Direct Descendants of Robert Ratcliff &
Reuben Ratliff S.31311
31.311 .. Invalid
.. Rev War
Act June 7, 1832
Index Vol.2 page 333
to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832 State of Kentucky County of Morgan
On this 7th day of June 1834 personally appeared before me .. .., a Justice of the Peace
in and for the county of Morgan and state of Kentucky. Reuben Ratliff, a resident of the county of Morgan and state of Kentucky
age seventy two years and being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order
to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832.
That he was in the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated.
He states he entered the service in the month of September 1777 under the command of Capt. Gilbert Christy, Major .. Shelby
and Col. William Christy as a volunteer under the orders of the county Colonel (I Jones), the army at Long Island in Holston
River in Washington County, Virginia where we were marched from there near to the Cherokee town on the Tennessee River
where we remained some short time after we destroyed some Indian property. We were marched back to Washington County, Virginia
and discharged having been out four months.
he again entered the service of the United States between the 1st and 10th of .. 1777 as a volunteer under the command of
Capt. .. Long , Col A.. Campbell. He was immediately marched to Long Island on Holston River where we were stationed about
two weeks .. We were then marched against the Cherokee towns on the Tennessee River which we destroyed and staid there some
5 or six weeks. We were then marched back home to Washington County and discharged in December 1777.
I again volunteered in the month of May 1779 in the service of the United States under the
command of Capt. C .. Brown who was a Captain of the spies on the frontiers of Virginia. I .. home in Montgomery County, Virginia
where I then lived and served a tour of three months and was in the month of August 1779 marched back to Montgomery County,
VA (and after .. been on the New River and Holston) and discharged in August 1780.
I volunteered under the command of Abram Trigg, Captain Joseph Lloyd Morgan. We were .. at a place called
.. and remained on New River and was marched within some short distance of Kings Mountain (say about 15 or 20 miles) we was
then turned and marched to the shallow ford of the Adkins River in North Carolina where we had a battle with a party of
Tories who we repulsed. We remained there about a week and were then marched home to Montgomery County, Virginia and discharged
having been out three months the time for which I volunteered.
I immediately (after I served out my time named above) went to North Carolina, Henry County. I volunteered in May
1781 under Captain A.., Colonel Green as a spy or .. for month against the Tories. We was out scouting through the country
from Henry County to Caroline County at the end of my term of service of three months. I was discharged by my Capt. He states
that he cannot distinctly recollect all the officers ..he was in service. He states he has no documentary evidence of his
service and that he knows no person from this state by whom he can prove his service.
He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his
name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state. He states that after being discharged by his captain he moved
to Tazwell County, Virginia where I live for some years and moved from there to Morgan County, Kentucky where I have lived
ever since. Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid
Reuben (his X mark) Ratliff
We Elias Johnson a clergyman residing in Morgan County and J G Hazelrigg residing in the
same hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Reuben Ratliff who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration
that we believe him to be 75 years of age, that he is respected and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have
been a soldier of the Revolution and that we concur in that opinion.
Sworn and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.
Elias (his X mark) Johnson
J G Hazelrigg
And I the said Jesse Cassity a Justice of the Peace in and for the County
of Morgan and State of Kentucky do hereby declare my opinion after the investigation of the matter and after putting the ..by
the War Department that the above named applicant was a Revolutionary War soldier .. as he states and I do further certify
that it appears to me that Elias Johnson also has signed the proceeding certificate is a clergyman and residing in Morgan
County and that J G Hazelrigg who has also signed the same is a resident in the same county and is a credible person and that
their statements is entitled to .......
I do further certify
that the above named applicant is unable to attend court from bodily infirmity and bad health. Jesse Cassity ..
State of Kentucky (SCT Morgan County )
I James G Hazelrigg
clerk of court of Morgan County to certify that Jesse Cassity whose name is signed to the proceeding certificate is a duly
commissioned qualified acting Justice of the Peace in and for the county aforesaid and that the same is his genuine signature.
In Testimony whereof I have to set my hand and seal of office this 2nd day of June 1834
J G Hazelrigg Clerk Morgan
West Liberty, Sept 29th 1834
made application for my .. pension to the agent at Lexington for paying pensions and he will not pay my claim owing .. he
informed me of your not having .. .. .. to pay the claim if that be the case you will process .. to him to pay it off and
.. .. Reuben Ratliff
J L Edward
.. 5th July 1841
.. Some time in the year 1834 Reuben Ratliff of KY made application for a pension. Please send me at as early a day as
convenient a copy of his Declarations and Evidences as filed in your office.
Also please send me a blank declaration
(if you have such) for .. pensions. Your .. .. L W Andrews of ..
J L Edwards Esq Commissioner of Pensions Washington
July 6 1841
Reub Ratcliff ..
J L Edwards
Esq. Commissioner of Pensions
.. July 7, 1841
L W Andrews ..
31.417 Reuben Ratliff Kentucky
for 1776 .. .. ..
C Ck West
West Liberty, KY
Oct 2nd 1834
J L Edwards Sec. of War
Washington City, DC
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