Court of Pleas and
and October sessions,1833 Service Declaration
On this 3rd
day of October, 1833, personally appeared in open Court
Justices holding the Court aforesaid, Daniel Henson, aged 69 years,
a resident of
according to Law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in
obtain the provisions of an Act of Congress passed on the 7th of
that he entered the service of the
1781, as a private soldier in the
to Fredericksburgh where he was placed under the command
Captain, whose name he does not recollect, in the Regiment
Col. Willis. He marched from there to Boyd's hole on
he remained a short time and was marched back to Fredericksburgh
there he marched to Powatan Courthouse in
the command of the Baron Steuben; was marched from there to
he remained until the British Army, under Cornwallis, approached
them and they
back and joined the main army under the command of Greene at
called the White Oak Springs. From
there they marched to an old forge,
the name of
which he has forgotten, where he was detached from the foot
the latter part of July or first of August, 1781, to the Horse in the
commanded by Captain Hughes under the command of Col. White;
remained scouting about through the month of
October, when he
surrender of that place, he marched to Petersburgh in
marched about the first of December, under the command of General
Ebenezer, where he remained until the cessation of hostilities. He
1782, having served 18 months, during all of which time he was
under the command of his officers and engaged in no other business
That he has no documentary evidence or any other means of
said services but by his own oath, he hereby relinquishes his claim
pension whatsoever except the present, and declares his name is not on
Roll or the agency of any State.;
Where and in what year were you born?
Have you any record of your age?
took a copy of a record from my father's Bible about 41 or 42 years
ago, which is
now my own Bible.
Where were you living when called into the service, where have you
the Revolutionary War, and where do you now live?
lived in the
1784. I then
I remained till the month of May, 1786, when I returned to
were you called into the service? Were you drafted, did you
were you a substitute?
I was a substitute for my father, Charles Henson, who had been drafted.
State the names of some of the Regular Officers who were with the
you served, such Continental and Militia Regiments as you can
and the general circumstances of your services.
Anthony Wayne, Baron Steuben, Col. Willis, Col. White, Gen. Greene.
circumstances of my services are stated in the foregoing declaration.
as I understood it, why I was detached from the foot services to the
was that two hundred horsemen were wanted to complete Col. White's
They had about 165 enlisted and the balance were drafted out of the
you ever receive a discharge from the services, if so by whom
was it given
and what has become of it?
I got a discharge signed by Col. White. I put it in a small pocket book
which I lost
and the discharge in it before I got home.
State the names of persons to whom you are known in your present
and who can testify as to your character for veracity and their
your services as a soldier of the Revolution.
Banister Turner, a clergyman; Ninion Edmonston; John Jonah; Jacob
Sworn to in
open Court this 3rd of October, 1833 by Daniel Henson
Testimony: We, Banister Turner, a
Clergyman residing in the
certify that we are well acquainted with Daniel Henson, who has
and sworn to the above declaration, that we believe him to be 69
years of age,
that he is respected and believed in the neighborhood where he
have been a soldier of the Revolution and that we concur in that
Sworn to in
open Court this 3rd of October, 1833 B. Turner; N. Edmonston
Affirmation: And the said Court does
declare their opinion after the
of this matter and after putting the interrogation proscribed by the
Department that the above named applicant was a revolutionary soldier and
served as he
states. And the Court further certifies that it appears to them that
Turner, who has signed the preceding certificate is a clergyman resident
is a resident
in the same....
Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension
VOL. II - Page 1608 Henson, Daniel, #W3991 Cont
& VA Line. Soldier
October 5, 1832 in
served as a substitute for his father, Charles Henson. Soldier died
County, NC at
75 years of age. She was deceased by
the year of 1851.
A son Absalom
Henson made affidavit on September 17, 1844 in
other children; a son Allen Henson who stated in 1844 that he was
September 22, 1797. (records also show him born January 20, 1795.)
children shown were; Loyd born December 27, 1789, Wiley born
1793, Aaron born December 28, 1798, a daughter Charlotte Cobb
war of 1812.
There were other children but they were not named Henson, Elijah,
#26671-160-55), VA line. He applied
on October 5, 1832 in
and lived there at enlistment. Soldier Fanny West daughter of
in August 1803 in
the first or
second of September 1845 in
April 12, 1853 in
was mentioned. A William Hamby had
signed a marriage bond
on July 28, 1803.
by John W. Henson III