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Re: Richard P. Doshier
Posted by: Bob Rucker Date: July 08, 2001 at 22:21:59
In Reply to: Re: Richard P. Doshier by Jackie Henry of 143


My cousin provided the following information from his pension application. This is all I have so far.



Copied from book "Arkansas Pensioners" in Fort Smith, AK library 2/01/94 by Bob Worley

DOSHER/DOSIER, PETER-Revolutionary War Pension Application #W22951. B.L.W. #75004-160-55. Soldiers application dated 25 September 1833, Clark County, Illinois. He was born 2 November 1762 in Pennsyvania, and while still a child his father moved to Culpepper County, Virginia. He was drafted into service in the Spring of 1781, as a militiaman in Shenendoah County, Virginia where he had lived about a year. His company rendezvoused at the foot of the Blue Ridge, where Captain Thomas Marshall was placed in command. After he had served this tour of duty, he served as a tour substitute for George Wolf of Shenendoah County. He stated that after the war he lived in Tennessee for 30 years before moving to Clark County, Illinois, where he had lived about 18 months in 1833. He died in Clark County, Illinois on 6 August 1838 at the home of his son Daniel Dozier. His widow applied for pension in Marion County, Arkansas in 1857, her age was 87. She stated that her maiden name was Alley Pritchett or Pritchard, and that she was married to Peter Dosher 20 June 1790 in Knox (Blount) County, Tennesee. In 1856, Daniel Dosher submitted the following affidavit from Clark County, Ill. "I Daniel Dosher, age 62, was born in Knox County, Tennessee on 17 July 1794, my mother has often told me that my sister, Nancy Dosher was 15 months older than myself, and that my sister Margaret, the oldest of that family, was 15 months older than Nancy. My parents said that they were married by publication in the Church. In the year 1817, I removed from Knox County, Tennessee to Warren County, and my father and mother, with the balance of the family removed to Warren County about 1820. I was married to Judith Maxey 20 August 1813, Margaret and Nancy were married in the same county that I was, that is Knox County, Tennessee, several years before I was. My children, while I was in California in 1849, defaced and destroyed the family record I had made. Margaret Dosher married Jacob Tarwater and Nancy Dosher married Walter Maxey. Nancy is now a widow and lives in Arkansas, and Margaret lives in the south part of this state (Illinois). I came to to Clark County, Illinois in 1830 and my father moved here about a year ago and remained here until his death". Affidavit by Adam Dosher, age 74 in 1833, White County, Illinois, who stated that he well remembered the military service of Peter Dosher. Also enclosed in this file is the marriage record of Walter Maxey and Nancy Dozier, dated 8 March 1809, Knox County, Tennessee.


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