REVOLUTIONARY WAR
Rejected Pensions
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REJECTED PENSION APPLICATIONS OF SOUTH CAROLINA RESIDENTS
as cited in Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions
(Washington, D.C., 1835, revised 1852).

Please note that the thousands of men who fought for the colonial government were entitled to receive pensions or bounty land grants for their service but proof of service was required. After the veteran's death, his widow was entitled to apply for a pension as well. The list below is of those South Carolina residents who had applied for a pension and were required to submit additional information before a pension was granted. -- Victoria

Name Location Reason
Polly Austin, widow of John--, UnionFor proof of identity with the soldier of the same name on the Virginia rolls.
Darius Ayer--, MarionAlleges six months service in the Maryland militia. He must furnish narrative of service, and give period and grade, and names of company and field officers.
James AyresFall's P. O., Pickens Alleges eighteen months service in the Virginia continental line--period, length, grade, stations, marches and names of company and field officers required.
Daniel Bailey--, GreenvilleAlleges twelve months as a private, and over two years as a captain in the North Carolina militia--evidence to be found in the State Department, and comptroller's office, Raleigh.
Devereaux Ballard--, SumterHe did not serve in any regularly organized corps.
Daniel Beem--, AbbevilleAlleges eighteen months continuous service in the years 1780 and 1781, under Captain Lewis. Hogg. Lewis Hogg served as a private horseman in 1780 and 1781, eight months, and as a lieutenant as late as 1782, and never was a captain of infantry or cavalry. Claimant must amend his statement.
James Belton--, MarlboroughExact tour must be set forth as to time, places, officers' names, and duration of service.
John Bird--, UnionFor further proof and specification.
James Black--, AbbevilleAlleges seven months continuous service in a rifle company organnized in Rockbridge county in 1781. If this was a militia service, and he was out but once, the tour is overrated.
David Blackman--, MarionFor proof of service.
Sarah Bledsoe, widow of John--, EdgefieldClaims for eighteen months, as a Georgia ranger. The special act authorizing such a corps is wanted.
Mary Boan, widow of Lewis--, ChesterfieldA certificate of the comptroller general is required, showing the amount of indents issued to Lewis Boan for his services and further proof of his marriage.
Absalom Bobo--, UnionHe did not serve six months.
Asparia Bradley, widow of William--, GreenvilleFor proof of identity that he was the William Bradley who is credited with 97 9s. 5d. on the books of the Secretary of State of North Carolina.
George Bonnett--, SpartanburgAwaiting the return of the original declaration and the certificate of the Comptroller General of South Carolina to verify his service.
William Br?nson--, SumterFor further proof and specification.
Mary Burns, widow of Samuel--, YorkFor proof from the records of the Comptroller General of South Carolina, and the date of the marriage by the usual mode of proof.
Moody Burt--, EdgefieldProof of identity required that he is the same Moody Burt, to whom certificate of pay as sergeant (for 49 3s. 8d.) of infantry in the Virginia line, was issued.
Nathan Byars--, SpartanburgFor period, length, and grade, stations, marches, and officers (field and regimental, and company), and a test by the records at Raleigh, and surviving comrades.
Spencer Boulton--, LaurensHe did not serve six months.
Reuben Bramblet--, LaurensTeam service.
James Blakeley--, LaurensHe did not serve six months.
Archibald Campbell--, WilliamsburghPeriod, length, and grade of service, names of officers, stations, marches, battles, and proof by the legislative records of the petition and documents be presented.
James Carlisle--, AbbevilleAwaiting the return of his original declaration which was remanded for authentication.
Charles Carter--, EdgefieldFor proof of service by credible witnesses.
Samuel Cartledge--, EdgefieldHe did not serve six months.
Thomas Cassity--, SumterHe did not serve in any regularly organized corps.
Susan Cato, (deceased), widow of William--, FairfieldIndent for one hundred and thirty-four days only, which is insufficient.
Jacob Childers--, YorkDesertion.
Matthew Clark--, PickensNo proof of service.
Clement Clements--, LexingtonFor proof from the books of the Comptroller General of South Carolina.
Susan Cochran, widow of Benjamin--, AbbevilleDid not serve six months.
Joseph Coffer--, AbbevilleFor further proof of service.
Rebecca Cohen, widow of GershomCharleston cityFor further proof and explanation.
Prudence Coleman, widow of RobertMarion C. H.For further proof of service and marriage.
Solomon Cole--, LaurensSome further explanation necessary to obviate the discrepancies between his original and amended declarations.
Aaron Copeland--, ChesterfieldFor further proof.
Francis Cornell--, LancasterFor further proof. Alleges two tours in the Virginia militia.
William Couch--, GreenvilleTwo years service alleged, without pay, and no proof in the case.
Mary Cox, widow of Solomon--, EdgefieldNot a widow at the date of the act.
Hannah Crawley, heirs ofCharlestonNo claim--she died before the passage of the act.
Jesse Davis--, GreenvilleHe alleges only one tour in the Virginia militia, which was limited by law to three months.
Robert Davis (deceased), heirs of--, WilliamsburgTwo to three years service as trumpeter in a cavalry cerps in South Carolina, under Colonel Marius and Colonel Hovey. Proof of the organization of such a corps is required.
Thomas Devone--, AndersonAwaiting the return of the original declaration and further proof.
George Dye--, ChesterFor further proof, and specification.
Tabitha Dean, widow of Joshua--, EdgefieldFor proof of identity that he was the soldier of the Virginia line of the same name.
Christiana Dener, widow of GeorgeCharleston cityClaims for eighteen months service as a lieutenant, previous to the fall of Charleston. Documentary proof of his commission is required.
Lucy Dispain, widow of Benjamin--, PickensFor proof of service by the books of the Comptroller of North Carolina.
Richard Davis--, AndersonHe did not serve six months in person.
Martin Dewitt--, DarlingtonHe did not serve six months.
Margaret Dominy, deceased, widow of Andrew--, RichlandProof of the termination of the service, and that the marriage preceded it, is required.
Joseph Edwards--, GreenvilleWagon service in the militia.
Abraham Ellege--, GreenvilleFor proof of service from the records of the Comptroller General of North Carolina.
Lucy Ellis, widow of John--Rejected--not six months' service. [Papers withdrawn December 30, 1836, Hon. J. K. Griffin.]
Matthias Elmore--, NewburyHe was a driver of a baggage wagon.
William EsterlingBennettsville, MarlboroughPeriod, length, grade, times and places, and names of officers, and his commission as captain, must be of record proof.
Rachel Farrow, deceased, widow of Landon--, SpartanburghProof required of the period of the service and the marriage prior thereto.
Orson Floyd--, MarionAlleges two years and three months service in the North Carolina line. Name not on the army records at Raleigh. He must furnish proof by living comrades.
Rebecca Forbes, widow of John--, YorkProof that the marriage occurred prior to the service ending in 1782.
Sydney Foster, widow of John--, SpartanburgFor proof of identity that he was the person referred to on one or other of the auditor's certificates of soldiers of the same name.
Gasper Fouste--, RichlandIndent, No. 444, from the Comptroller General of South Carolina, if it could be identified as claimant's, would not cover six months service.
Samuel Fowler--, SpartanburghFor further proof from the South Carolina records.
Frances Freeman, widow of John--, PickensFor proof of his commission as lieutenant, and of identity with the John Freeman who is credited on the comptroller's books.
Richard Gaines--, LaurensHe did not serve in an embodied corps.
John Gates--, LaurensHe did not serve six months.
Sherrod Gean--, PickensDesertion.
Francis Gilly--, PickensFor proof of service.
David Golightly--, SpartanburghAlleges service: 1st, pressed to drive team; 2d, a commissary at Neal's Mills; 3d, a lieutenant at the siege of Augusta; and 4th, a private at the battle of "96," in all, two years service. Proof required from the Comptroller General of South Carolina.
Nicholas Goswick--, UnionHis service in the militia of North Carolina is overrated, as his name is not on the rolls in the line. Suspended for further proof.
Elisha Green--, GreenvilleFor proof of additional service, as the certificate of the Comptroller General does not cover six months.
Thomas Grice--, MarionFor proof of service from the Comptroller General of South Carolina.
Morgan Griffin (deceased), heirs of--, RichlandFor description and proof of service, its period, length, grade, stations, and names of company and field officers.
Frederick Guthrie--, SpartanburghHe did not serve six months.
John Guttrig--, LaurensFor further proof from the South Carolina records.
Robert Hand (deceased)--, LaurensFor further proof from the Raleigh records, backed by competent witnesses.
Epaphroditus Hanks--, SumterAlleges five years service. Proof must be found in the archives of North Carolina at Raleigh.
Joseph Hart--, GreenvilleFor further proof. The indents to a soldier of the same name must be better identified as applying to him.
Lowden Harwell--, MarlboroughFor proof of service under Colonel Washington.
James Head--, EdgefieldFor proof from the Auditor General of South Carolina.
Joshua Hill--, AbbevilleHe did not serve six months.
James HairstonLaurens Court House, LaurensHe did not serve in any regularly organized corps.
William Harper--, AndersonHe did not serve in any regularly organized corps.
Charles Hester--, SpartanburghThere were no artificers in the militia. Their service was civil, not military.
Elias Hollingsworth--, PickensThe proof from the comptroller general of South Carolina does not cover six months' service.
Captain John Howard, deceased, heirs ofCharleston cityDied before March 4, 1831--no elaim.
Hannah Hudgens, widow of AmbroseCharlestonFor further proof and specification.
James Hudson--, SumterThe proof from the comptroller of North Carolina does not cover six six months service.
James Hutson--, DarlingtonAlleged fifteen months service in tours of three months each, but fails to specify when or where, or whom under, or what kind of service. He must amend.
Nancy Huggins, deceased, widow of WilliamColumbia, RichlandFor further proof and specification.
John Hunter--, ChesterfieldHe did not serve six months.
Ruth Ingram, widow of JohnPickens C. H.For proof of service and of the marriage prior thereto.
Josiah Jones--, AndersonProof required of his enlistment and service under Captain Carill.
Rebecca Jones, widow of Richard--, EdgefieldProof of the marriage not satisfactory.
Robert King--, GreenvilleFor proof of identity that he performed any part of the service covered by the certificate of the comptroller of North Carolina.
Thomas Kimbrill--, SpartanburgFor further proof--name not on the rolls.
John Knight--, LanronsFor the facts and documents on which was based the pension he received from South Carolina.
Edmund Keeling--, AbbevilleHe did not serve six months.
Cherry Kennedy, (deceased), widow of John--, SumpterFor proof of service from the records at Raleigh.
Lucy Langley, widow of William--, KershawFor further proof.
Martha Leach, widow of Joseph--, YorkFor further proof.
Mary Legare, widow of Isaac--, CharlestonFor further proof and specification.
William LewisSociety Hill, DarlingtonFor further proof and specification--tours, duration, officers and places.
William Lewis (2d)Winnsborough, FairfieldFor further proof of services from the South Carolina records.
William Lifrage (dec'd), heirs of--, WilliamsburghHe did not serve six months.
Solomon Loftis--, GreenvilleFor proof from the North Carolina records.
William Logan--, YorkThe records of North Carolina must be examined for proof of service.
Charles LovePocotaligo, BeaufortFor further details of service, and a reference to the records of the comptroller general of South Carolina.
Louisa Mabray, deceased, widow of DanielUnion districtMarried after the war.
Joel B. Malphus, children ofProof of McMalthus's decease and marriage required. [Papers withdrawn May 4, 1848, R. B. Rhett.]
Joanna Martin, widow of Joseph--, RichlandFor further proof--should make a declaration under the act of February 2, 1848.
Alsey Martin, widow of George--, EdgefieldTo procure proof from the executive records of South Carolina.
Hugh Matthews--, SumterExpress rider and wagon service.
John Matthews--, EdgefieldProof from the comptroller general of South Carolina can't be found.
Abraham Mayfield--, GreenvilleHe did not serve six months.
Hugh McBride--, SpartanburghHe served as a wagoner.
George McCall--, DarlingtonFor proof of service from the South Carolina records.
John McClain (dec'd), heirs of--, YorkDied before the passage of the act.
Archibald McClelland Under age--suspended for further proof. [Withdrawn.]
John McCord--, AbbevilleHe did not serve six months.
McGARITY, William --, Chester For further explanation. Granted 1826 (see file).
Martha McGinney, formerly widow of James Crier--, GeorgetownShe may be entitled to the services of either husband, but not of both--suspended until she shall select and specify, and prove the marringe and the service.
Rachel McKissick, formerly widow of John Merris--, UnionFor proof of service.
James McNeese--, LaurensSix months' service admitted, May 31, 1836--S. B. McNeese.
Benjamin Miles--, MarlboroughFor proof and explanation.
Thomas MilfordTemple of Health, AbbevilleFor the facts of his case whereby he obtained a pension from South Carolina.
Thomas MilfordTemple of Health, AbbevilleFor the facts of his case whereby he obtained a pension from South Carolina.
Lucy Milligan, widow of MosesHorry districtShe must prove her present age and the day of her marriage.
John Mitchell--, EdgefieldServed as a waiter, after he was made prisoner, in the British army.
Micajah Mobley (deceased), heirs of--, ChesterNot six months' service established.
Frances Mobly, widow of William--, FairfieldFor proof of service and of the wedding day.
Henry Moore (deceased), heirs of--, FairfieldPensioned under act May 15, 1828--petitions for inerease--not entitled.
James Moore--, YorkFor a new declaration and proof by comrades--the South Carolina records.
Robert MoormanUnion Court House, UnionWagon service and express rider.

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