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Re: More of Revolutionary War Pension of Thomas Hargis
Posted by: Diane Jones (ID *****9902) Date: September 01, 2006 at 20:58:44
In Reply to: Revolutionary War Pension of Thomas Hargis by Diane Jones of 1725

I am posting an an amendment added by Thomas Hargis to the Declaration for his pension that I posted previously:

State of North Carolina )
Person County               )                            Superior Court of Law and Equity,       
Term Spring 1833

Personally appeared in open Court, before The Hon. Thomas Little one of the the Judges of the State and court aforesaid ( It being a court of record ) Thomas Hargis a resident of The county aforesaid who being first duly sworn according to Law, doth on his oath make the following amended declaration in order to attain the benefit of the act of Congress passed the 7th of June 1832.

That he entered the Service of the State of North Carolina in the militia as a Volunteer, as stated in his original declaration for the time of three months, but his memory is now too frail to particularize the month or year, but he remembers that he was then a single or unmarried man, and He thinks he was married in June 1777 – and his first Tour of Service mentioned in his original declaration was after 1775 and before June 1777, he cannot now be more specific. But he above swears in minutes that he served the full service of three months, and was discharged at Hillsborough as he has before stated at the the end of the term. And that he was a 2nd Sergeant during the whole of this Tour. That in regard to his captain and subsequent Imprisonment by the British as stated in his original declaration, he had left his home fully [torn] for the [illegible] and was at David VanHook’s with his men not simply preparatory to [torn] service, to commence thereafter, but with the full purpose not to return to his home until his service was performed, and was Then in arms in defense of the country and was detained a prisoner at least five weeks and what ever requisite order was [torn] to be given had been given to the men on the preceeding day and his men like himself understand at the place appointed to march forthwith against the enemy.

That on his Tour mentioned in his original declaration as having been performed in The fall of 1781. He volunteered as a private – and served in that capacity the full period of three months as is evident by his discharge hereto appended –

Sworn to and suscribed in open court the 15th day of May 1833.
Test: Duncan Rose C.S.C                                   [signed]Thomas Hargis

Personally appeared in open court Robert Van Hook who being first duly sworn according to law doth upon his oath say that he was present at the time mentioned by Thomas Hargis in his declaration when he was captured by the British under Col. Tarlton, that he well remembers That the said Hargis and his men were in arm[torn] The occurrince having taken place at his fath[er?] David VanHooks, that he saw the said Hargis Both before and after his capture, and saw him when he was made to surrender his arms that This affiant was then a small boy but at sufficient age to have a distinct recollection of the transaction.
Sworn to and subscribed in
open Court this 15th day of
May 1833                                                 [signed]        R. VanHook
Test: Duncan Rose C.S.C.

And the Said Judge presiding in consideration and by Virtue of the original proceedings had In the court of Pleas and quarter sessions as well as by virtue of the proceedings now have had doth certify that the above applicant Thomas Hargis was a soldier of the Revolution and served as he states; and that Robert Van Hook who subscribed the above deposition is a credible person, and in letter? to belief.
This 15 May 1833                                           [signed]        Thos Little, [illegible]

I Duncan Rose Clerk of the Superior Court of Law for the county of Person do hereby certify That the above contains the original proceedings In the Superior Court of Law for said county in case of the amended declaration of Thomas Hargis Sen. for a pension under the act of 7th June 1832. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal of office this 15th day of May 1833.
Test: Duncan Rose C.S.C                                   [signed]        Duncan Rose C.S.C.

State of North Carolina )
Person County               )       15th May 1833
I Jesse Dickins clerk of the County Court of pleas and quarter sessions for the County of Person aforesaid do certify that Robert Vanhook whose signature appears written within [illegible] He is one of the acting Justice of the Piece in & for the County aforesaid and that faith and credit ought to be given to all of his official acts in Testimoney whereof, the seal of my office doth appear given under my hand at office that day and date first above written.
                                                        [signed]       Jesse Dickins CCC
The following is a transcription of Thomas's discharge certificate:

State of N. Carolina
              this Certifies that Thomas Hargis is Discharge'd from the present Tour of Duty
              Subscribing to Same
              Given under my hand 7th Nov. 1781
                            [signed] W'm Moore Col.

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