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BOATRIGHT FAMILY PRIMARY DOCUMENTS
NORMAN HURD RICKER, JR.
Joshua Wade Revolutionary War Record
Application for Pension of Anna Boatwright Wade W-6388
State of Virginia Bedford County to wit On this 29th day of June 1842, before me Saml P. Mitchell a Justice of the peace in and for said county, personally appears Mr. Pleasant Creasy as respectable resident of said county, who being first duly sworn ac-cording to law doth on his oath say - That he is 76 years old in March next, that he was acquainted with Joshua Wade who married Anna Boatright in 1786, ever since he deponent can recollect anything at all - That he has a perfect recollection of his Wades going into service during the Revolutionary with the Bedford Militia in the Fall of 1781 - and marched down to Yorktown in Va to hem in, and capture Lord Cornwallis - his 3 brothers were with him - and was gone two months from home on said tour of service to Yorktown - they must have left home about the first of September 1781 - and returned in Novr 1781. He dep. - he thinks it was at Guilford in N.C. deponents brother Wm Creasy being in company with said Wade, during said tour to the South. Deponent has frequently heard his brother Wm. Creasy say that Joshua Wade above named - was in the service with him to the south in the militia: and that he heard his brother tell of several little brushes, that Wade and himself was in with the British - while in service on said occasion. Deponent also is under the impression that said Wade enlisted as a regular soldier, in the early part of the Revoy War - and went to the North - thinks it was probably under Lambert - as he Wade told deponent. The said Wade was married to Anna Boatright in or about the year 1786 -- and was killed by sliding on the ice in the year 1798. His Witness Pleasant X Creasy Pleasant Creasy Jr Mark Subscribed on the day and year above written - Before me Saml P. Mitchell JP in March next, underlined before signed - Saml P. Mitchell JP
State of Georgia : SS : Franklin County : On this 19th day of July 1842 before me Robert A.R. Neal one of the Judges of the Inferior Court in & for said County, Personally appeared Mrs. Anna Wade & resident of said county aged seventy eight years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the following Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed July 7, 1838, entitled "An Act granting half pay and pensions to certain widows" That she is the widow of Joshua Wade, Decd of the County of Bedford, and State of Virginia, who was a private soldier in the Revolutionary War, both in the regular and Militia service -- that in the early part of the Revolutionary War her husband the said Joshua Wade Enlisted and served two years or more as a private in the regular infantry service as a substitute (as she is disposed to think) in the place of his brother Isaac Wade who enlisted under Captain George Lambert of the fourteenth Virginia Regiment who was cashiered (Note: means paid off and terminated) and his men put under another Captain, and by reference to whose roll & to the Certificate of James E. Heath of Virginia the regular service of her husband Joshua Wade may be appertained (he may have entered in his own place) Her husband also served three militia tours after he served in the regular service, one of which was to the South in North and South Carolina as far south as the Cheraw Hills in the fall or winter of 1780 & 1781 serving (four?) months on this occasion he was also at the Battle of Guilford in North Carolina in March 1781 and York town in the State of Virginia in Oct 1781 when Cornwallis was taken, serving two months or more on each of these last tours. All of which services she relates upon information recd from her said husband Joshua Wade and others And she further declares that she was married to the said Joshua Wade on the Second day of November 1786 in the County of Bedford in the State of Virginia by the Revd James Mitchell That her husband the aforesaid Joshua Wade died on or about the 17th day of February 1800 from an injury recd from sliding on the ice. That a few years after his death say in Novr 1802 or 3 declarant removed to the State of Georgia and settled in Elbert County, and has since moved to Franklin County State of Georgia where she now resides -- And she further declares that she has remained a widow ever since the death of her husband as aforesaid to the present time. That her maiden name was Boatright That she was not married to her said husband Joshua Wade decd previous to his leaving the service of the United States but that the marriage took place prior to the first day of January 1794. (viz) at the time above mentioned as will more fully appear by the proof annexed to which she respectfully refers, both for proof of her marriage and of the services of her husband decd -- Sworn to & subscribed before me: her this 19th day of July 1842 : Anna X Wade R.A.B. Neal JIC : Mark
State of Georgia : SS Franklin County : I Robert A.R. Neal one of the Judges of the Inferior Court of said county, do hereby that Mrs. Anna Wade who hath this day sworn to and subscribed the foregoing Declaration before me, is by reputation the widow of Joshua Wade decd of the County of Bedford & State of Virginia (as I understand) from where declarent removed to the county of Elbert & thence to the County of Franklin State of Georgia, where she has remained a widow ever since, she has been in said County and State, she is a lady of excellent moral character & her statements are entitled to credit, & I do further certify that she is too infirm from bodily affliction to attend court -- given under my hand this 19th day of July 1842 R.A.R. Neal JIC
From: Revolutionary File Joshua Wade, W-6388 State of Georgia :SS Franklin County : Be it known that before me Robert A.R. Neal one of the Justices of the Inferior court of said County, personally appeared John B. Wade and Polly Wade respectable residents of said County who being duly sworn according to law doth on their oaths say that they were well acquainted with Joshua Wade now decd and Anna Wade his widow in Bedford County State of Virginia before the time and at the death of the said Joshua Wade who was killed by an injury recd by sliding upon the ice, and a few years after the death of the said Joshua Wade the said Anna Wade his widow moved with her father William Boatright & family to the State of Georgia and settled in Elbert County, she has since removed to Franklin County State of Georgia where she now resides, they have been well acquainted with her ever since the death of the said Joshua Wade and know that she has not been since married. They further state that the said Anna Wade is the same person that is represented to have been married by the Revd Mr. Mitchell to the said Joshua Wade, and the same Anna Wade spoken of by several other witnesses residing in the State of Virginia whose affidavits will accompany the Declaration of the said Anna Wade, in her application for a pension Sworn to & subscribed before me this 19th John B. Wade day of July 1842 R.A.R. Neal, JIC her Polly X Wade mark
State of Georgia : Franklin County : At regular term of the Inferior Court house in Carnesville on Monday the 25th day of July 1842, the Declaration of Mrs. Anna Wade of said County being recd in open Court in order to obtain a pension, together with the Certificate of the Court of the County of Bedford and State of Virginia and Marriage Bond and Certificate of Marriage by the Revd James Mitchell, and the affidavits of John Hudnal, James Echolls, Mary B. Ryan, David Gibbs, Mason Robinson, Garnett Lee, persons of Bedford County Va and Robert Stevens & John Prebble of Campbell County VA and the certificates of Samuel P. Mitchell, William Terrye, David W. Quaill, Thomas R. Clayton, Wm Lafinish Frederick (Spence?), Sterling C. Anderson Magistrates and the Certificates of James E. Heath Auditor of Virginia & William A. Clement Clerk, And the court having examined the same, and being satisfied that the parties and evidence are genuine and not fraudulent, do hereby ratify and Confirm the Same And the Court doth order it to be certified to the War Department that Mrs. Anna Wade appearing and is represented to be the widow of Joshua Wade of the County of Bedford County Virginia, who was by reputation a Soldier in the Revolutionary War, and also was married to his present widow Anna Wade in the year 1786 and died in 1798.99 or 1800 leaving his present widow Anna Wade now of said County of Franklin, who has remained unmarried ever since she came to said County & State of Georgia which was about the year 1802 And the Court doth order it to be further certified John B. Wade & Polly Wade are respectable residents of the County of Franklin State of Georgia and that their statements are entitled to credit, and that Robert A.R. neal is & was at the time one of the Judges of this Court, duly commissioned according to law and the signatures purporting to be his are genuine In testimony whereof I Thomas King Clerk of said Court do hereby set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court this day of July 1842 Tho King, CIC
DECLARATION In order to obtain the benefits of the Act of Congress of the 3rd March 1843 - granting pensions for one year to certain widows who have received pensions under the Act of July 7th 1838 - State of Georgia : SS Franklin County : On this 7th day of July 1843 personally appeared before the subscriber a Justice of the peace in and for said County, Anna Wade a resident of Captain Oban District in the said County of Franklin aged Seventy Nine years who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the provisions of the made by the Act of Congress passed on the 3rd day of March 1843 granting pensions to widows of persons who served during the Revolutionary War - That she is the widow of Joshua Wade who was a private (as she believes) in the 14th Virginia Regiment. That she has received a pension of Forty dollars per annum for five years under the Act of Congress passed July 7th 1838 - She further declares that she is still a widow - Sworn to & subscribed before me: her the day & year above written : Anna X Wade : mark Wm Buroughs JP : I do hereby certify that the above named Anna Wade who has sworn to & subscribed the above Declaration before me, is personally known to me & is of good character - In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this day of July 1843 Wm Burroughs JP
Monroe Walton County Ga July 16th 1845 Dear Sir Enclosed I hand you the two Certificates of Mrs. Anna Wade widow of Jushua Wade for correction. There appears to have been a mistake in issuing the Certificate as to the date of Joshua Wade's death he died 17 Feby 1800 stated 1780. Mrs. Anna Wade informs me that she was married to Joshua Wade in Bedford Co Va on the 2nd day of November 1786 and that her said husband Joshua Wade died on the 17th day of February 1800 in Bedford Co Va that she removed to Georgia Franklin County in the 1803 or 1804 That she made application and obtained a pension (for the Revolutionary Services of her deceased husband under the act of 7 July 1838 entitled an Act granting half pay & pensions to Certain widows) (in Franklin County State of Georgia) at the rate of $40- per annum That she recently made application for an Increase of Pension Claiming that her said husband as she has always understood and believed served three years in the Va Continental line and 10 months in the Va Militia and that she was informed that proof of her said husbands services as aforesaid was made and filed in the Pension office She therefore made her Declaration claiming that arrears of $80 - the full pay for a private in accordance with the (law?) and meaning of the act of Congress of the 7 July 1838 and 3rd March 1843 - she - that she has received Certificates under the Act of 7 July 1838 & 3rd March 1843 - allowing her the arrears of $60 - per annum which she now returns for correction of the date of her said husbands - death. These facts having been proved and filed I suppose no Declaration on oath will be required from the widow I am Sir very Respectfully Your Obedient Servant John H. Kilgore J.L. Edwards - Esq. Washington DC Written at side, difficult to read, seems to say: AB - please inform me if satisfactory proof is not on file that Joshua Wade served 3 years 10 months if not can the suffering be supplied from the Va Rolls - if full pay is the widows right - she stands in right of it.
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