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Moses Spring-War of 1812 Pension Applica
Posted by: Gloria Baran Date: August 13, 2001 at 12:44:22
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Hello all southern Illinois researchers. I received photocopies of the pension file today. Here is what the researcher said," Moses Spring(file No.SO 1729,SC 5439) was drafted into Capt.James A.Black's Company,Tennessee Militia on 13 November 1814 in Wilson County,Tennessee.He was discharged on 13 May 1815 at Nashville,Tennessee,having served 182 days.Moses was present at the Battle of New Orleans on 8 January 1815. Moses stated that he was not in possession of his discharge(certificate)as it had been "forwarded to Washington to obtain a land warrant under (an) Act granting bounty land to certain officers and soldiers who were in the military service United States". Moses was living in Williamson County,Illinois on 1 March,1871 when he applied for a pension under the Act of 14 February 1871(16 Stat.411).He gave his age as "ninety nine years the 16th day of March last"(indicating a birth date of 16 March 1771). Moses was married to Nancy in Sumner County,Tennessee,but he did not recall the date.Moses died,intestate,on or about 17 September 1871, W.P. Springs was appointed administrator of his estate. On 26 September 1871 he was awarded a pension of $8.00 a month from the Salem Agency." I believe that this Moses is my Gt.Gt.Gt.Grandfather. My Gt.Grandfather had an older brother William Pit Springs this could be the administrator of the estate.What do you think ? Sincerely,Gloria Baran


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