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Deborah Endsley Application for RW widow's Pension
Posted by: DICK WOOD (ID *****4908) Date: April 22, 2002 at 17:53:32
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Service: NC Number: R3,349
Endsley, John

No 13,119
Deborah Endsley
Widow of John
Act 7 July 1838

The original correspondence regarding this application and
it's disposition go on for 5 1/2 handwritten pages which are, in places, impossible for me to read and transcribe
with a high level of confidence. Deborah's application was
denied for lack of sufficient evidence to substantiate her
claim in accordance with the 7 July 1838 Congressional Act.
Fortunately for researchers [including yours truly] who have
a tough time reading and transcribling old handwriting,
someone wrote an inquiry to the War Department in 1931 and
the reply was typed. The person making the inquiry may have
been a descendant of John & Deborah Endsley:

June 18, 1931

Mrs J.F. Roberts
North Carolina

Rev. & 1812 Wars Section
John Endsley

Dear Madam:

You are advised that the Revolutionary War records of
this bureau show that on May 3, 1847 Deborah Endsley of
Blount County, Tennessee, aged seventy-seven years, applied
for pension as the widow of John Endsley.

It was alleged that John Endsley served two tours of
three months each in 1781 as private in Captain Isaac White's company, Colonel Smith's North Carolina regiment;
also that he served two or three more tours (names of officers and dates of enlistment not given).

The claim was not allowed as proof of the soldier's
service was never furnished in accordance with the require-
ments of the pension law.

John Endsley and Deborah (her maiden name not given)
married September 15, 1791, in Lincoln County, North Carolina.

He died August 29, 1827.

They had the following children:

James born June 18, 1792
Sarah " December 17, 1794
Mary " January 7, 1797
John " January 9, 1800
Jane " September 26, 1802
Martha " March 29, 1805
Elizabeth " January 7, 1808
William " November 13, 1812
Deborah " January 22, 1817

The above noted is the history of the only soldier
named John Endsley that is found in the Revolutionary War Records of this bureau.

Very truly yours

Acting Commissioner

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