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The following is my transcription of documents contained in the National Archives of the United States. The transcription was made in 1999 from microfilm of Revolutionary War Pension records. The records are located at Index M-804, Roll #2346. The numbers in brackets at the top of each page reference the microfilm frame number. An effort has been made to position the text as it appeared in the original.


John Taylor, October 26, 1999



[0812]



Catharine Taylor

Jan:

Oct 7 July 18


[0813]





(Isaac Taylor

Family Record)

William Lee


[0814]



Agnes Copeland was born

the 15 of april 1788


[0815] [printed text from bible]



HOLY BIBLE

CONTAINING THE

OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS

William Lee JP [handwritten]

TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES

AND WITH THE

FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED

STEREOTYPED

FOR THE AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY

BY D. & G. BRUCE

LEXINGTON, KY.

PRINTED BY W.W. BERSLY, FOR THE KENTUCKY AUXILIARY BIBLE SOCIETY

1826

(Isaac Taylor) [handwritten

family record


[0816] [printed bible table of contents]


[0817]



Isaac Taylor was born

the 23d day of August

1783

The age of his children

Jerusey Taylor was

born the 27th August 1808

Pleasant Taylor was

born the 21st day of

February 1810

Mahaly Taylor was

born the 12th April [illegible]

Leroy Taylor was

born the 8th October 181 [illegible]

Alfard Taylor was born

the 6th February 1814




[0818]


Didame Taylor was

born 1815

Malindy Taylor was born

the 3d June 1817

G.W. Taylor was born

the 5th December 1818

Landen Taylor was born

the 8th November

1820



William Lee

(Isaac Taylor

Family Record)




[0819]



State of Tennessee)

Fentress County)



On this the 18th day of May 1841 personally appeared before me William Lee a Justice of the peace in and for said County, Catharine Taylor aged seventy five years having no record of her age She being a Resident citizen of the County of Fentress aforesaid and after being duly sworn for that purpose on her oath makes the following Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision of the act of Congress passed July 7 1838 entitled an act granting half pay and pensions to certain widows that she is the widow of a certain George Taylor whom she was always informed was an enlisted soldier of the United States in the war of the Revolution and her undoubted belief Enlisted as an Enlisted soldier for three years in some place in the state of Virginia she thinks probably in Rockingham County state of Virginia and she is Enclined to believe that he in the time of his service was at Detroit Fort Pitt, and near Philadelphia, she is not advised as to the names of his officers or the Regiment or line other than that he was an enlisted soldier for three years and she relies wholly on the


[0820]


Rolls that the war office may show or contain, she having no Record of Documentary Evidence of his service she would suggest that her said husband was about five feet ten inches high was probably about seventeen years old when he Enlisted he had Black eyes dark hair an impediment of speech, he was of the Irish descent of people and raised in Virginia She is inclined to think his three years service included pretty much the latter part of the war and that he was a private.



She states that she was married to the said George Taylor, the said soldier, about four miles south of Grenville on Chuck River. She was married to said soldier the month of August, the precise day of the month not recollected but from calculation, and undoubted sources and fair calculations she believes she was married in the year seventeen hundred and Eighty two she was by a Baptist preacher but owing to the length of time she has not now a knowledge of his name. Declarent states that from the record of her son Isaac Taylor with whom she lives which shows his age and from corresponding circumstances she knows must be correct that she was married




[0821]


in 1782 and that her said son was Born 1783. She further states that she continued the wife of the said George Taylor for about fifteen years until September, the precise day of the month not now Recollected, the said George Taylor died in Bed with Declarant at some late hour of the night probably between midnight and day, that he died suddenly, that she Declarant, awoke in the night an found him dead by her side, he had been gather fodder the day before his death and complained of an aking of the arm. She continued the widow of the said George Taylor from his death to the present moment. She was married to the said George Taylor in August 1782, that she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service but her took place not prior to his leaving the service but prior to the prior to the [sic] first day of January, 1794 namely at the time above stated.



Sworn and subscribed her

this 18th day of may 1841) Catherine Taylor



before me William Lee JP mark



[signed with handwritten "X"]





[Much of the remaining file contains correspondence between Catherine Taylor's attorney (Wm. Dabny of Smith & Jones) and the pension office. Frame # 0836 is an affidavit executed by George W. Taylor, indicating that he was named for George Taylor and George Washington, and that he had seven older brothers and sisters. Frame # 0841 is an amended affidavit from Catherine, indicating that she determined from others who knew George that he served under Capt. Robt. Beal in 1777 and served under Col. Gibson. The application was ultimately rejected]

 

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