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Pension Papers – Lewis County, Kentucky

Pension Papers – Lewis County, Kentucky

Richard Bane/Bean

The above named soldier was living in the county of Lewis, state of Kentucky, when applied for pension on the date of September 25, 1832, aged 80 years. He stated that he was born in the county of Northumberland, state of Virginia, in the fall of 1752. He enlisted in Bedford County, at Northern Hook, Virginia, in the fall of 1776. During the war he lived in Bedford and Amherst counties, Virginia. His mother appears to have lived in Northumberland County, Virginia. He left Amherst County about the close of the war and settled in Kentucky, living in Madison and Lewis counties.

The affidavit of a fellow soldier who served with him, by the name of Jacob Dooley, was made in Madison County, Kentucky, on February 3, 1834, at the age of 77 years. Both enlisted in 1776, and belonged to the same regiment.

William Mitchell, aged 66 years, made affidavit in Lewis County, in 1834, that in 1776, Richard Bean/Bane enlisted in company with two of his uncles, Robert and Stephen Mitchell, from Bedford County, Virginia.

John Campbell

The above named soldier was living in the county of Lewis, state of Kentucky, when he applied for pension on the date of October 19, 1816, aged 64 years. He enlisted in Monongahela County, Virginia, in January 1776, or May 9, 1777, at a place called Fort Pitt (Pittsburgh). In 1820 the only person in his family was his wife, aged 75 years. He had 8 children, but they were all married and living apart from him.

Samuel Crewell

The above named soldier was living in the count of Mason, state of Kentucky, when he applied for pension on the date of April 16, 1818. He enlisted in Virginia, date of April 6, 1778, or in May 1778, in Bedford County, Pennsylvania (he stated the latter date in 1820). In 1820 he lived in Lewis County, where his family consisted of his wife, aged 42 years, and 7 children, the eldest a girl about 18 years old, next a son about 15 years old.

The affidavit of a fellow soldier who served with him, by the name of John Campbell, was in Mason or Lewis County, Kentucky, date of August 3, 1818.

William Dorch

The above named soldier was living in the county of Lewis, state of Kentucky, when he applied for pension on the date of August 31, 1818, aged 58 years. He enlisted in Mecklenburg County, on the Roanoke River, in the state of Virginia, in the line of the state of Maryland, date of June 25, 1780. In the early 1800’s he was living in Greenup County, Kentucky, and in 1833 in Bourbon County, having moved there the spring of 1833 from Greenup County, his wife having died shortly before. In 1820 his family consisted of his wife and a son, aged 15 years. He had 10 children, but all the rest of his children had left him.

John Dyal/Doyle

The above named soldier was living in the county of Lewis, state of Kentucky, when he applied for pension on the date of September 27, 1832, aged 70 years. He stated that he was born in Virginia, near Winchester, on November 27, 1762. He enlisted in Fayette County, on the Youghiogheny River in the state of Pennsylvania, in the fall of 1778, as a substitute for his father, Edward Dyal/Doyle. He also served in the War of 1812. In 1832 he stated that he had lived in Lewis County for 36 years. It was a part of Mason County when he first settled in it. He died December 8, 1845.

David Vance, aged 67 years on October 15, 1831, made affidavit in Lewis County, September 27, 1832, that he was living in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, when General George Rogers Clark was raising men to come to Kentucky to fight the Indians, and that he knew John Doyle having been among those who enlisted. John Doyle had a brother, Alexander Doyle, who was a resident of Lewis County. His widow, Christina Doyle, whose maiden name was Christina Davis, applied for pension in the county of Lewis, state of Kentucky, date of December 24, 1849, aged 71 years. They were married in the state of Kentucky, county of Mason, date of April 6, 1797.

Bible Records: John Dyal and Christina were married April 6, 1797. Rebecca Dyal was born March 17, 1798. David Dyal was born December 23, 1799. John W. Dyal was born January 17, 1802. Elizabeth Dyal was born July 27, 1805. Susanna Dyal was born November 9, 1807. Ann Dyal was born March 13, 1811. Edward Dyal was born December 20, 1813. June Dyal was born March 22, 1818. John Dyal, Sr., was born November 27, 1762. Christina Dyal was born March 12, 1778. Nancy Ales died August 11, 1840. Auvine Alea was 8 years old the 16th day of October, after her mother died.

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