Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements
Pension application of Samuel Hickmon (Hickman) S9581 fn20MD [sic, NC]
Transcribed by Will Graves rev'd 2/13/11
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For the purpose of obtaining the amount of pay accruing to me for the half year ending on the 2nd day of September 1828 under the act entitled an act for the relief of certain Surviving officers and Soldiers of the Army of the Revolution approved the 15th May 1828
I Samuel Hickmon in the County of Columbus in the State of North Carolina do hereby declare that I was a private Soldier of the Army of the Revolution in the Continental line and I have been found entitled by the Secretary of the Treasury under that act to the pay of a private in the said [text missing]
Witness my hand this first day of November in the year 1828.
S/ Samuel Hickmon
Before me S/ Luke R. Simmons, JPState of North Carolina personally appeared Edward Conner1 and James Stanaland2 of said County who did severally make oath that Samuel Hickmon by whom the foregoing declaration was made and subscribed is well known to them to be the person therein described and that he is generally reputed and believed to have been a private Soldier in the Army of the revolution war in manner as therein stated and that the said declaration was made and subscribed by the said Samuel Hickman in their presence on the day and date above written witness my hand this first day of November 1828.
Sworn before me the first of November 1828
S/ L R. Simmons, JP S/ Edward Conner
S/ James Stanaland
State of North Carolina, Columbus County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions November Term 1832
Present the Worshipful Moore Lemon Bythel Haynes Ephraim Branton
On the 12th day of November 1832 personally appeared before the County Court of Columbus
1 FPA S21123
2 James Stanaland S18215
now in person Samuel Hickman a resident of North Carolina in the county of Columbus aged Seventy One years, who being first duly sworn according to law doth make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress June 7th, 1832 That he enlisted in the Army of the United States in the year on thousand seven hundred seventy eight on the 21st day of July, he believes he was a resident of Kingston District South Carolina when he enlisted for three years with Lieut. Weakly [sic, John Weekly] and served in the 4th Reg. of the Continental line he believes, under the following officers he was marched to Cat Island Fort below George Town [sic, Georgetown] South Carolina and attached to Captain James Mitchell's Company from thence he was marched to Fort Johnston on James Island South Carolina and was attached to Captain Brook Roberts' Company from thence was marched by Lieutenant Capers to Purrysburg where he Joined General Linkhorn's [sic, Benjamin Lincoln's] Army and was attached to Captain James Mitchell, Ephram Mitchell, Roberts or Davises Company (but does not recollect which) of the 4th Regiment of Artillery Commanded by Colonel Roberts & Major Grempkey [sic, John Faucheraud Grimke]3 from there to the two Sisters ferry on the Savener [sic, Savannah] River where we Joined General Rutherford [Griffith Rutherford] from thence to Mattises or Silver Bluff4 as well as he recollects in order to Joined General Ash [sic, John Ashe] on Brier Creek [sic, Briar Creek], but was not in time he was marched back to the two Sisters ferry to Purrysburg where he Joined General Mutre [sic, William Moultrie] from thence to Charleston from thence out to Bacon Bridge [sic, Bacon's Bridge] and Joined General Lincoln, then to Stono at which place Colonel Roberts was killed after this battle he was attached to Captain Harmon Davises Company and marched to Charleston from thence to Cat Island Fort from thence to Wilmington North Carolina then to Fayetteville and then to Hillsborough North Carolina where he Joined General Green's [sic, Nathanael Greene's] and was attached to the Maryland artillery commanded by Colonel Harison [sic, Harrison?] & Major Mazard5 from thence marched to Prince Edward County Virginia then to Roan [sic, Rowan] County North Carolina at which place he was discharged by Captain Harmon Davis in August or September 1781 which discharge he has lost.
Again in the year 1781 in October or November he enlisted with Colonel Horry for 12 months in the light Horse and was attached to Captain William Weathers' Company and served six or seven months at which time he received permission to enlist for three years which he did with Captain Albert Rue of the second Regiment of South Carolina Troops was marched to the Congaree [River] and Joined General Huger and was put under Captain Joseph Walley and marched to Ashley Hill and Joined General Greene's Army from thence was marched to Charleston where he remained until peace and was discharged by General Greene which discharge is also lost.
He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or an annuity except the present and he declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any agency in any State.
Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid in open Court.
S/ Samuel Hickmon
[facts in file: veteran died March 6, 1844; there is no family data in this file
[Veteran was pensioned at the rate of $33.33 commencing March 4th, 1831, for 10 months service as a
3 FPA W110884 Fort Galphin. http://gaz.jrshelby.com/fortgalphin.htm be
5 In other sources, this name is spelled Mazarett.