Home
Vital Records
Birth, Death, Marriages
           

 

Pension application of George Paschal
Transcribed by Will Graves

Georgia Wilkes County:

George Paschal of the County of Oglethorpe in said State came personally before me & made oath that at the age of 20 years or thereabouts he was enlisted into the 5th true of the first Regiment of light Dragoons upon the Continental establishment -- That he was enlisted by Laton Yancey [sic, Leighton Yancey] (Lieutenant in said Regiment) on or about the 28th day of April in the year 1780, in the State of South Carolina not far from Moncks County [sic, Moncks Corner?] where he was performing a 3 months tour under Captain Howel Lewis. That the 5th Troop to which he was attached was commanded by Captain John Hughes of Gloucester County Virginia, & the Regiment by Colonel Anthony Walton White. The Regiment was a Virginia Regiment first raised by Colonel Bland. That this deponent continued in service in said Regiment from the time of his enlistment aforesaid until the 28th day of June 1783 & during the time between those states he was in the constant performance of duty against the Common enemy. That on the day last mentioned he was discharged at Charlestown in the State of South Carolina & received a discharge a copy whereof is hereto annexed as nearly as the deponent can recollect. That the original discharge was preserved by him until worn out & lost, but he has quite a good recollection of the contents. That after such discharge he never was called for & received no other discharge than such a one as the annexed copy purports.
This deponent further saith that he is now in reduced circumstances & has a large family to support, & that he stands in need of the aid of his Country.

His reduced circumstances all well known to William H. Crawford1
Sworn to before me this 21st of July 1818

S/ George Paschal

State of Georgia 
County of Greene:

In the Superior Court of said County August Term 1820

On this 15th day of August 1820, personally appeared in open court being a court of record for the said County according to the Constitution & laws of said State, George Paschal aged 59 years, resident in Oglethorpe County, who, being first duly sworn, according to law, doth, on his oath, declare that he served in the Revolutionary war as follows: In South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia & in Georgia. That he enlisted 28th of April 1780 & was discharged 28th June 1783 at Charleston South Carolina -- having been in the battles at Liniuns ferry [sic, Leneud's Ferry]2 on Santee, at Hotwater old fields Va [sic, Hot Water June 16, 1781] – Gibbery old field3
And I do solemnly swear that I was a resident Citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March 1818 and that I have not since that time by gift, sale or in any manner whatever disposed of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring myself within the provision of an act of Congress entitled “an act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the revolutionary war” passed on the 18th day of March 1818, and that I have not nor has any person in trust for me any property, or securities, contracts or debts due to me nor have I any income other than what is contained in the schedule hereto annexed and by me subscribed. That he is now a revolutionary pensioner his certificate bearing date of 8th March 1819 & being number 7448 -- & refers to his papers in war department near Savannah & various skirmishes
That his property is as follows viz.
one cow & calf -- 2 answers – two sows & 18 shoats -- 3 sheep & one blind horse -- That he has 6 children of the names & ages in the paper hereto annexed. That he is very old & none of his children able to work, except the oldest -- he has no land.

Sworn to, and declared, on the 15th day of August 1820 before me

S/ C. B. Strong, Judge S/

Geo. Paschal

State of Georgia County of Oglethorpe: In the Inferior of said County January Term 1821
On this 16th day of January 1821 personally appeared in open Court, being a Court of Record for said County, according to the Constitution & laws of said state, George Paschal, aged 59 years resident in said County of Oglethorpe, who being first duly sworn, according to law, doth, on his oath, declare that he served in the Revolutionary War as follows, in South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia & Georgia. That he enlisted 28th of April 1780 & was discharged 28th June 1783 at Charleston South Carolina, having been in the battles at Leneud's ferry on Santee, at Hot Water old field Virginia, Gibbon's old field near Savannah & various skirmishes; That he is now a revolutionary pensioner, his certificate bearing date on the 8th of Marched 1819 & being numbered 7448 & that he refers to his papers now in the War Department on which his certificate was granted.

And I do solemnly swear that I was a resident Citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March 1818 and that I have not since that time by gift, sale or in any manner whatever disposed of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring myself within the provision of an act of Congress entitled “an act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the revolutionary war” passed on the 18th day of March 1818, and that I have not nor has any person in trust for me any property, or securities, contracts or debts due to me nor have I any income other than what is contained in the schedule hereto annexed and by me subscribed, to wit 2 cows & calves, one heifer, four sows & 15 young pigs, 3 sheep, he has no horse, no land & no debts due to him except one judgment for about $115 with interest thereon since the year 1810 which he has heretofore considered as lost, but which he thinks there is some probability of collecting. He is a farmer by occupation but he is a man of small size, now old & weak, his wife is 45 years old -- he has 6 children whose names & ages are annexed none of whom are able to afford him much assistance, except the 2 oldest, who are able to do light work, he has also 2 pots, 2 ovens, one pine table, one pine chest, one dozen plates, 8 knives & forks, ½ dozen pewter table spoons & 3 or 4 teaspoons.

Sworn to & declared in open Court on this 16th day of January 1821 before us.

S/ Elias Beall, JIC S/ Geo. Paschal
S/ Jno. Hardeman, JIC
S/ Wm Lumpkin, JIC

 

George & Agnes Paschal Revolutionary Pension Application

State of Georgia 
County of Lumpkin

On this sixth day of April AD 1853 before me, Eli B. Wells, a Justice of the Peace in and for the county & State aforesaid, personally appeared Agnes Paschal, a resident of Lumpkin County, State of Georgia, aged 78 years, who being sworn according to law declares she is the widow of George Paschal, deceased, who was a soldier in a company of dragoons commanded by John Hughes in the Regiment commanded by Arthur W. White in the Revolutionary War. That her said husband was a pensioner at the rate of Ninety six dollars per annum at his death. That her said husband George Paschal died in Oglethorpe County in the State of Georgia on or about the 14th day of September 1832 and left her a widow and that she is still a widow.

She further states that she, as the widow of said George Paschal deceased, is now herself a pensioner of the United States at the rate of Ninety six dollars per year paid to her ----- ----- at the agency in Savannah Georgia, evidence of which may be seen by reference to the records in the pension office under Act of Congress February 3rd 1853 Vol A. page 153 to which she respectfully refers.

She further declares she makes the foregoing declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which she may be entitled under the Act of Congress passed 3rd March 1853 and that she has not applied or received bounty land under any other act of Congress.

Agnes (x) Paschal

State of Georgia 
County of Lumpkin

On the twentieth day of September AD 1853, personally appeared before the Inferior court of the county & State aforesaid, Agnes Paschal, a resident of Auraria, in the county of Lumpkin and State aforesaid, aged seventy seven years, who first being duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the provision made by the act of Congress passed on the 3rd February 1853, granting pensions to widows of persons who served during the Revolutionary war. That she is the widow of George Paschal who was a private in the United States Army, that for said service said George Paschal received a pension of eight dollars per month from the year 1820 until one year before his death which death was in the autumn of 1832, as she believes under the act of March 18th 1818, that he was paid at the pension agency in Savannah Georgia, that during all that time he resided in Oglethorpe County in Georgia, where he died, that there was then due the said George Paschal a little over one year 's pension which was paid to this deponent at Savannah by the United States pension agent, at which time the original certificate of said George Paschal was delivered up, that all these facts will appear by reference to the proper pension office ~ as will also the proofs of deponents marriage made by her sons present at its celebration. She further declares that she was married to the said George Paschal on the 23rd day of November AD 1802 or 1803, that her said husband died on the day of September AD 1832, that she was not married to him before the second of January eighteen hundred, but at the time above stated. She further declares that she is now a widow and that she moved from Oglethorpe County to Auraria in Lumpkin County in the year 1833 where she has resided ever since.

Agnes Paschal

Sworn to and subscribed on the day and year above stated before the said court.

John N. Dorsey 
Jno. Singleton 
Wm. WarwickGeo.

Paschal aged fifty nine years (the applicant) 
Children Augustus B. L. N. Paschal was born Oct. 1st 1803 
Isaiah A. S. G. Paschal was born Dec. 13th 1807 
Franklin D. W. Z. Paschal was born Jany. 15th 1810 
Lorenzo C. G. W. Pashcal was born Nov. 23rd 1812 
Clarissa H. Pashcal was born Feb. 28th 1814 
Teresa M. Paschal was born March 7th 1816

Geo. Paschal

State of Georgia Oglethorpe County

The Entry of the marriage license of George Paschal to Agnes Brewer stands on record in my office thus ~ November 23rd 1802. George Paschal to Agnes Brewer. No. 411.

State of Georgia 
Oglethorpe County

I, Henry Britain, Ordinary in and for said county in said State do hereby certify that the entry of the marriage license of George Paschal to Agnes Brewer stands on the record of my office thus, Nov. 23rd 1802, George Paschal to Agnes Brewer. And I have no doubt they were legally married. I further certify that I have made diligent search in my office for the certificate of this marriage, but cannot find it, owing to this fact, that there is no marriage certificate recorded in my office further back than 1806, and hence you see the reason why the said certificate cannot be found. I further certify that the Entry of the time of this marriage license of those parties as recorded in my office is all that can be found in relation to the marriage of said parties in my office.

Given under my hand & seal of office at Lexington September 26th 1853.

Henry Britain Ordinary

Rev & 1812 
Wars Section

January 18, 1930

Mr. George Paschal 
Attorney-at-Law 721 
McBirney Building Tulsa, 
Oklahoma

Dear Sir:

I advise you from the papers in the Revolutionary War pension claim W.4306, it appears that George Paschal, while performing a three months tour under Captain Howel Lewis, enlisted April 28, 1780, not fat from "Monk's County", (perhaps this was meant for Moncks Corner) in South Carolina, served as a private in the Fifth Troop commanded by Captain John Hughes of Gloucester County, Virginia, in Colonel Anthony Walton White's First Regiment of Continental Light Dragoons, was in the battles of Lanneen's Ferry, Hot Water in Virginia, Gibbon's Old Field near Savannah, and in many skirmishes, and was discharged June 28, 1783, at Charleston, South Carolina.

He was allowed pension on his application executed July 21, 1818, while a resident of Oglethorpe County, Georgia. In 1821 he stated that he was then fifty-nine years of age. He died September 14, 1832 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia.

The soldier married November 23, 1802, in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, Agnes Brewer. He was then a merchant in Lexington, Georgia. She was allowed a pension on her application executed September 20, 1853, at which time she as seventy-seven years of age and a resident of Auraria, Lumpkin County, Georgia to which place she had removed from Oglethorpe County in 1833. In 1866 she resided in Dawson County, Georgia, with her daughter, whose name is not designated.

George and Agnes Paschal had the following children:

Augustus B. L. N. born October 1, 1803 
Isaiah A. S. G. " December 13, 1807 
Franklin D. W. G. " January 15, 1810 
Lorenzo C. G. W. " November 23, 1812 
Clarissa H. " February 28, 1814 
Teresa M. " March 7, 1816

In 1866, the widow's son, George W. Paschal, was the "Special Agent for Texas at Washington", and her grandson, George W. Paschal, Jr., was also in Washington and stated that he was "late Lieutenant-Colonel in the United States Army."

A daughter, Mrs. Theresa M. Lilly is referred to in 1866, and one John F. Lilly was a resident of Auraria, Georgia in 1855, but no relationship is stated.

Very Truly Yours,

Earl D. Church Commissioner

 

 

2016