Revolutionary War Pension Record for James Moore, South Carolina R7335
Desha Co., Arkansas Probate Court December Term AD 1855
On this seventeenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
and fifty five, personally appeared in open court Thomas Moore, an actual resident of said county
and State, aged sixty-five years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath
make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of
Congress passed June 7, 1832. That his father, James Moore, enlisted in the army of the United
States in the year 1777 as a private and served in the regiment or brigade commanded by General
Francis Marion, in a company commanded by Capt. Davie, until the close of the war. That he has
heard his father say frequently that he was in the battle of Cowpens and Hanging Rock, and in a
good many skirmishes in the vicinity of Charleston, S. C. with McDonald, while Charleston was in
the hands of the British. That he entered the service in Marborough district, South Carolina
fifteen miles from Society Hill on Big Pedee river. That he died in the year 1845 having two sons
at the time of his death. This affiant (Thomas Moore) and Daniel Moore. That his father applied
for a pension for his services in the Revolutionary war in the year 1833 or 1836 with Dr. Morgan
Brown of Tennessee. Dr. Morgan Brown received his pension, but this affiantÂ’s father's papers
never came to hand, reason not known. That he has no documentary evidence from his fathers
papers going to prove his services above mentioned. This affiant hereby relinquishes every claim
whatever to a pension or annuity, except the present and declares that his father's name is not on
the Pension Roll of the Agency of any State.
Sworn to & subscribed in open court this 17th day of December AD 1855.
W.R. Anderson, Probate Judge
We, T. H. Tindall a clergyman residing in the county of Desha and State of Arkansas
and Calvin Strand residing in same county and State hereby certify, that we are well acquainted
with the above affiant, Thomas Moore, who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration,
that we believe him to be sixty five years of age- that he is reputed and believed in the
neighborhood where he resides to have been a son of a soldier of the Revolution, and that we
concur on that opinion.
T. H. Tindall
Sworn to & subscribed the 17th day of December
Jacob M. Pentecost, J. P.
And the said court do hereby declare their opinion after the investigation of the matter and after
putting the interrogations prescribed by the War Department that the above named applicant is the
son of a Revolutionary Soldier and states what is true in regard to his father's services and this
court further certifies that it appears to them that T. H. Tindall who has signed the preceding
certificate is a clergyman resident in . . . . (remainder of document missing from microfilm file)
The State of Arkansas - Desha County
Personally appeared before Mr. Wm. R. Anderson Judge of the County Court of Desha County
and State of Arkansas, Gully M. Brown and he being well known and being first duly sworn
declares that Dr. Morgan Brown of Davidson County deceased, was his father's eldest brother
and that James Moore of Madison County, Mississippi deceased, was his mother's eldest brother,
and after the passage of the said by Congress paying soldiers of the war of the revolution for these
services - in said war -he was employed by his uncles-as well as this affiant recollects in the year
1832 or 1833 and was instructed by his uncles to go to the county of Montgomery and State of
Tennessee and prove these actual services in the war of the revolution either by James Baggett,
Peter Hubbard, or Powell Vaughn. This affiant states in pursuant to said instructions he went in
person to this County, Montgomery and State of Tennessee and did procure the testimony
proving the actual service of his uncles in the war of the revolution and that the proof was taken
in the town of Talnora [?], and that James Baggett was one of the affiants that proved the service
of Dr. Morgan Brown and James Moore in the war of the revolution and this affiant cannot now
recollect whether Peter Hubbard or Powell Vaughn was the other witness or not or what of them
he cannot now recalled [?], but that judge Man___ [name] of the district Court of the united
States did certify to their services, which proof was forwarded to Washington some time in the
fall of 1832 or 33. This affiant further that states that his uncle Dr. Morgan did get and receive
pay during his life and his uncle James Moore received nothing neither him nor his heirs since his
death, that James Moore died in Madison County in the year 1845 and was aged 84 years. his
third son Thomas Moore is now twenty five years and is aged now 65 years. This affiant further
states that James Moore resided for many years in the County of Madison in State of Mississippi
and was a substantial citizen and ought to have been personally known to Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War, and Wm. M. James former Marshall of Mississippi and that James is the uncle
to *James C. Dobbins, as this affiant believes the present Secretary of the Navy.
Gully M. Brown
Researchers Notes: *James Cochran Dobbins was the Secretary of Navy under Franklin Pierce. Jefferson Davis was ecretary of War at the same time. James was the son of John Moore Dobbins and Anness Cochran. His grandparents were Nancy "Anne" Moore and Hugh Dobbins of Caswell Co., NC. Nancy was James Moore's sister.
Researchers Notes: WeÂ’ve been unable to determine that James Moore died in Madison Co., in 1845. However, estate records have been found for James Moore who died about late 1838 early 1839. His wife Sarah Moore fell off all records in 1845. There are indications through land deeds, estate records of his son Charles Moore and guardianship records of Margaret Caroline Moore, that our Daniel Moore was indeed a son of this James Moore.
I, William H. Anderson, Judge of the County Court of Desha Court in State of Arkansas hereby
certify that the above deposition of Gully M. Brown was taken sworn and subscribed to this 5 day
of December 1855.
W. R. Anderson, Probate Judge.
Under Peter Hubbard as lieutenant and they both applied from Montgomery County, Tennessee
for pensions as the both did get.
Given under my hand and Seal this 3 day of June 1844
J. A. Baggett
Iam well acquainted with Peter Hubbard, Wm. Moore and James Baggett, who resided
in Madison County with ___ for more than thirty years. Wm. Moore is yet living in Madison
County - The others I think are dead - They were respectability [?] and truth and worthy of full
confidence and so unswervingly esteemed among their neighbors. Wm. Moore who is yet living is
entitled to as much eno___ as anybody.
June 19, 1854
State of Tennessee Montgomery County.
I William Rogers, Clerk of this County Court of said County do certify that A. Baggett, Esqr.
who signed the foregoing certificate is and was at the time of claims this service and an acting
justice of the peace in and for said county duly selected commissioner and qualified according to
law that full faith and lecised [license ?] are due to and should be given all his official acts as such
and that the signature proposing to be his is genuine. ___ [Setting ?] my hand at office this 19th
day of June 1854.
William Rogers, clerk