I transcribed these Revolutionary War Pension records of Abraham Potter. The spelling of the words are as they appeared in the orginial records. They are available for your personal genealogy use only and may not be sold to any person or institution.
State of Kentucky
On this 26th day of November 1833 personally appeared before the Justices of the Pike County Court Abram Potter a resident of Kentucky in the County of Pike, aged eighty-eight years who being duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the provision made by the Act of Congress and passed June 7th, 1832. That he enlisted in the army of the United States in the year 1777 under the following named officers and served as herein stated. He first enlisted under Captain John Armstrong of Surry County North Carolina in August and served a tour of two years and six months. The name of the Commander of the Regiment ( being the 7th Regiment) was Lt. Col. Joseph Philips who I then served until we joined General Green's Brigade we marched from Surry County to Salisbury in the same state from there to Georgetown, there we had a small battle with the Tories and they retreated. From there we marched to Randolph by way of Willmonton, there we took four or five prisoners, from there we marched back to Abbott's Creek. There we came in contact again with the Tories and took four more prisoners, one of which was a Captain by the name of Philip Culbazier,we again returned in obedience to the orders of Genl. Campbell to Salsbury. There we lay in port for about a month. From there we went to South Carolinia to a place called the Snow Hills Camps. We then marched to a place called the Thrice Runs upon the road leading from Charleston. There we had an engagement with the British and Tories in which many were killed and taken prisoners. Then we marched to the Hanging Rock, there we had another engagement with the British and Tories in which we succeeded and took their waggons and their baggage and from thence we marched to the Cowpens, there we had an engagement with the British in which we suffered much loss, many killed and wounded, Capt. Bell was wounded but did not prove fatal. From thence we marched near Carolina, there we joined GenI. Green's Regiment and there we had an engagement with the British in which many were killed and wounded. From thence wemarched to a town about thirty-five miles from Charleston, upon the waters of the Peedee River, after sometime we marched to Rugsby's Mill, there we had an engagement with the British in which Genl. Gates was defeated also he fled and Cab was killed. We again got together at the crossroads and marched to the Dan River by way of Salisbury and there I received my discharge from Lieutenant I. P. Harper which discharge was burnt. And in the year 1779 I substituted in the place of David Stewart for eighteen months. Then I was in the rondeyvouse in the Moravian town under General Armstrong, then we marched by Wilks Courthouse up to Bucks Point house then we came back to Surry Courthouse. Then I enlisted Thomas Sarten in my place. During the war my Captain's name was Joel Lewis and William Lewis was my Col. and then I returned home. He states that his memory is much shattered and impaired owing to his age and he can not recollect positively as to time. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or an annuity except the present and he did answer that his name is not on the pension Roll of the agency of any State. Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid Abram Potter his X mark
And the said Court as hereby declare their opinion that the above named applicant was a revolutionary soldier and served as he stated.
I, John D. Mims - Clerk of the Court for Pike County do hereby certify that the foregoing contains the orginial proceedings of this court in the matter of the application of Abram Potter.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal of Office this 26th day of Nov. 1833 Attest: John D. Mims, Clerk Pike County Court
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