Revolutionary War Pension of William Caile
To the honourable John H. Eaton Secretary of War. Your petitioner humbly sheweth that whereby the Congress of the United States passed a law all owing a pension to Revolutionary Officers and soldiers, your petitioner William Cayle was Born in the State of North Carolina Dobbs County. now a resident of Bullock County in the state of Georgia. enlisted in the Army of the United States under Captn Benjamin Coleman at Kingston in the state of North Carolina in the spring of 1782. for during the War, Marched from thence to Ashely Hill joined General Green's Army near Charleston in South Carolina then and there continued until until the evacuation of Charleston, then marched to James Island and continued on the Island until the close of the War--then conveyed to Wilmington where I was honourably discharged by Catn Josiah Roads--the date not parcticulary known in consequence of my loosing my discharge. I conceive a particular detail of the ? be given. I further state that I was under the command of Capt Archibald Lytle who commanded the North Carolina Regt the following were the officers under his command Major Reddin Blou* and Major McRae.
Georgia, Scriven County
Personally appeared before me a justice of the peace for the said County John Mills, William Cayle deposeth and sayeth that the above detail of his services to the best of his knowledge is just and true
(signed) William Caile
John Mills J.P.
Personally appeared before me a justice of the peace of the said county John Mills, Bud Cayle deposeth and sayeth that he was well acquainted with the circumstances and enlistment of William Cayle and he further states that he has frequently seen his honourable discharge from the Army of the United States
(signed) Budd (his mark) Caile
John Mills, J. P.
Personally appeared before me a justice of the peace for the said county John Mills, James Parker deposeth and sayeth that being well acquainted with William Cayle in the state of North Carolina I am well convinced that from the best authority he served in the Revolutionary War being born and raised in the same settlement with your petitioner I do not hesitate to say that the above statements are correct.
(signed) James (his mark) Parker
John Mills, J. P.
State of Georgia
On this ninth day of July AD 1855 personally appeared before the Inferior Court for said county in open cort Mrs. Ruth Cale aged seventy years a resident of Scarboro in the county of Scriven and state of Georgia who being duly sworn according to law doth on her oath omake the following declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the act of Congress passed February 3rd, 1853, that she is the widow of William Cale who was a musician in the War of the revolution in Capt Sharpe's company of the 10th Regiment of the continental line of the State of North Carolina that he the said William Cale entered the service on the day of AD 1782 for the ? of the war. She further declares that she was married to the said William Cale on the day of April AD 1809 in the county of Screven and State of Georgia by on Jacob Dunn a justice of the peace that he name before her siad marriage was Ruth Mathers that there is no private or public record of her marriage that it is in her power to procure that her said husband William Cale died in the county of Scriven and state of Georgia on or about the fifth day of September AD 1836 and from that time hinceforward she has remained and still is the widow of the said William Cale. She further declares that she was not married to the said William Cale prior to the year AD 1800 but at the time aforesaid.
Sworn to and subscribed before us in open court the day and year first above written and we hereby certify that we believe the delcaration to be the identical person she ? herself to e and a peoper person to secure the benefits of the act of Congress passed February 3rd 1853 and that we are not interview in her claim for said benefits ? one hands and ? of said court
(signed) Ruth Cale (her mark)
Attest Robt D. Sharpe DC
John H. Mercer, JIC
John Bi?anttase, JIC
D James Dillon, JIC
George L. Jackson, JIC
State of Georgia
County of Screven
On this ninth day of July AD 1853 before me and the undersigned a justice of the Inferior Court for said county in person came John Jeffers aged seventy-four years and John Mercer, aged sixty-six years who are both well known to me as credible persons and who being duly sworn according to law doth on the oath say that they were well acquainted with William Cale and Mrs. Ruth Cale for the time of twenty years prior to the death of the said William, that they said William and Ruth lived together as husband and wife that they never heard the fact of their marriage doubted that they were generally sepused to be married which ? believe to be the truth took said William Cale died in the county of Screven and state of Georgia on or about the fifth day of September AD 1836 and that the said Ruth Cale has remained and still is his widow and that they are disinterested witnesses.
Sworn to before me G.H. Marrer, J.I.C.
John Jeffers (his mark)
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