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Revolutionary War Pension Papers – Lewis County, Kentucky

Revolutionary War Pension Papers – Lewis County, Kentucky

Joseph Finch

The above named soldier was living in the county of Lewis, state of Kentucky, when he applied for pension on the date of July 20, 1818, aged 78 years.  He enlisted in the County of Montgomery, state of Maryland, date of March 21, 1777.  In 1818 he had no family but himself.  Anna and Benjamin Harris made affidavit in Lewis County in 1818 as to Joseph Finch’s service.

Daniel Fink

The above named soldier was living in the county of Lewis, state of Kentucky, when he applied for pension on the date of September 26, 1832, aged 76 years.  He stated that he was born in Fredericktown, Maryland, date of December 15, 1756.  He enlisted in the county of Harrison.  He lived in the first fork of the Monongahela River, state of Virginia, about May 1, 1777.  He lived in Virginia till about 1787 or 1789, when he moved to Kentucky and settled in Mason County, and lived in Mason, Fleming and Lewis counties, Kentucky.  He was a brother of Henry Fink who died in Deerfield, Ohio.

Jonathan Mason Grover

The above named soldier was living in the county of Lewis, state of Kentucky, when he applied for pension on the date of October 12, 1829, aged 70 years.  He enlisted at Annapolis, Maryland, in February 1777.  In 1833 he was living in Mason County, Kentucky.  In 1829 he stated that he had a wife about 70 years old and a granddaughter named Sally Ann Grover, about 14 years old.  The affidavits of two fellow soldiers who served with him, by the names of John Tucker and Benjamin Fitzgerald, were made in the county of Bracken, state of Kentucky, date of October 8, 1829.

James M. Hulet

The above named soldier was living in the county of Lewis, state of Kentucky, when he applied for pension on the date of September 16, 1823, aged 59 years.  He enlisted in Virginia in August 1778.  In 1823 his family consisted of a wife aged 30 years and 5 small children.  The affidavit of a fellow soldier who served with him, by the name of Uriah Springer, was made in the county of Fayette, state of Pennsylvania, date of July 11, 1823.  He was his captain.

James Logan

The above named soldier was living in the county of Lewis, state of Kentucky, when he applied for pension on the date of June 30, 1835, aged 67 years on September 16, 1834.  He enlisted in the county of Hanover, state of Pennsylvania, in March 1792.  He was raised in Pennsylvania, and moved to Kentucky about 1797.  He first resided in Harrison County where he lived 12 years, and after that in Lewis County.

William Lucas

The above named soldier was living in the county of Lewis, state of Kentucky, when he applied for pension on the date of September 26, 1832.  He enlisted in the county of Westchester, state of New York, in February 1781.  In 1832 he stated that he had resided in Lewis County for 13 years and previous to that in New York.  His wife’s name was Mary C. Lucas.  A daughter, Permelia Lucas, resided in Lewis County in 1854.

Aquilla Smith

The above named soldier was living in the county of Lewis, state of Kentucky, when he applied for pension on the date of April 24, 1818, aged 58 years.  He stated that he was born in 1759, date of March 30.  He enlisted in Baltimore, Maryland, date of June 2, 1778.  He had lived in Lewis County ever since 1797, having moved to Kentucky in the spring of 1796.  In 1818 he had living with him 4 daughters and a small son, and one other son about 19 or 20 years old.  He died April 28, 1839.  The affidavit of a fellow soldier who served with him, by the name of Charles Ormes, was made in the county of Lewis, state of Kentucky, date of January 27, 1823.  The affidavit of another fellow soldier who served with him, by the name of Benjamin Fitzgerald, was made in Mason County, Kentucky.  Richard Bean and Lawson Bean made affidavit as to his poverty in Mason County, Kentucky.  Henry Smith, older brother of Aquilla Smith, made affidavit as to the services of his brother in the war.  He stated that he and his mother were living in Baltimore County, Maryland, in 1781 and that Aquilla Smith returned to his mother’s wounded in 1781.  Aquilla Smith lived about 12 miles from Baltimore, when he moved just over the line in Frederick County and married in the fall of 1784, and until 1796 lived in Baltimore and Frederick counties, then moved to Kentucky and settled in Mason County, part of which later became Lewis County.  His widow, Catherine Smith, whose maiden name was Catherine Conway, applied for pension in the county of Lewis, state of Kentucky, date of November 22, 1839, aged 73 years.  They were married in the state of Maryland, county of Baltimore, in St. Paul’s Parish, date of September 6, 1785, by William West.

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