Valentine Thomas married a sister of Mary Jenkins Connell

12 May 1797. Entry #222. Joseph Anderson, Coosawhatchie River. Bounded on the northeast by William Carr, other sides unknown. 13 May 1797. 18 May 1797. Barnwell (now Allendale) County, SC Archives, State Plat Books (Columbia Series), Plat Book 5, page 12.

2 Dec 1797. Joseph Anderson, plat for 100 acres on Coosawatchie River, Orangeburgh District, surveyed by Robert Shields, land bounded by William Carr. South Carolina Archives, State Plat Books (Charleston Series), Volume 36, page 134.

This Joseph and Sarah (__) Anderson family eventually moved from Barnwell (now Allendale) County, SC to Bulloch County, Georgia in 1810 (1780 Rev. War veteran with Francis Marion's Brigade).

Declaration and sworn interrogatories of Joseph Anderson dated 6 May 1833 before the judges of Inferior Court of Thomas County, Georgia, made to secure a Revolutionary War pension, and the conclusions of said court and certificate of the judges thereon, as recorded on pages 114-117, General Book “A”-X, in office of Ordinary of said County.


Interrogatory first: Where and in what year were you born?

Answer 1st: I was born in North Carolina but do not recollect the date.

Interrogatory 2nd: Have you any record of your age and if so where is it?

Answer 2nd: I have no record of my age.

Interrogatory 3rd: Where were you living when called into service, where have you lived since the Revolutionary War, and where do you live now?

Answer 3rd: I was living in South Carolina, Barnwell District, and remained in South Carolina until 1810, the balance of the time I have lived in the State of Georgia (Bulloch County until 1827) and I now live in Thomas County.

Interrogatory 4th: How were you called into service, were you drafted, did you volunteer, or were you a substitute?

Answer 4th: (Dim and illegible)

Interrogatory 5th: State the names of some of regular officers who were with troops where you served such continental and militia regiments as you can recollect and the general circumstances of your service?

Answer 5th: I was under Colonel Lemuel Benton, Captain William Standard and Lieut. John Peeples. We marched first from Kershaw’s (illegible) Ferry on the Black River, South Carolina, thence to Lancaster, from thence to Downe’s Fort where we had a combat and took the fort, from thence we went to Salt Lake Fort, we held combat and took the fort, from thence to the Eutaw Springs (illegible, may be Eau Claire), the militia in front under General F. Marion’s command.

Interrogatory 6th: Did you ever receive a discharge from the service and if so by whom was it Given and what has become of it?

Answer 6th: I never received a discharge nor did I ever apply for one. At that time I Thought it unnecessary.

Interrogatory 7th: State the names of persons to whom you are known in your present neighbor-hood who can testify as to your character for veracity and good behavior and their belief of your service as a soldier of the Revolution?

Answer 7th: I would refer you to William Baldie (Baldy), John Browning, Orman James, William Mikell, George Roddenbury (Roddenberry), and Richard Roddenbury as to my character for veracity and good behavior.

Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.

Joseph (X, his mark ) Anderson.”

Submitted by Rick Thomas

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