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.
Questions propounded by the Court
1. Where and in what year you born.
Ans: I was born in Rowan County, North Carolina in the year of 1745.
2. Have you any record of your age and if so, where is it.
Ans: I have, and it is at my son John's .
3. Where were you living when called into service:
Where have you lived since the Revolutionary War and
where do you know live.
Ans: In Surry County, & State of North Carolina & have since
lived in Kentucky and do now live.
4. How were you called into service, were you drafted. Did you
volunteer were you a substitute, and if a substitute, for whom.
Ans: I enlisted under Capt. John Armstrong for two years &
six months and a substitute for David Stewart under Capt. Joel
Lewis for eighteen months.
5 State the names of some of the Regular officers who were with the
troops where You served and such as Continental and Militia
Regiments as you can recollect and the general circumstances of
Ans: Genl. Martin Armstrong, Col. William Lewis, Major Joseph
Wuston, Capt. Joel Lewis and Micajah Lewis, Lieutenant. He states
he enlisted in the year of 1777 and went against the Tories & British
and was in engagements and in 1779 received his discharge, which
discharge is lost.
6. Did you ever receive a discharge from the service and if so, by whom
was it given.
Ans: I received a discharge from John Harper, the commandant for the
first tour, the last I did not get any.
7. State the names of persons to whom you are known in your
present neighborhood and who can testify as to your character,
for your veracity and their belief of your service as a soldier of
Ans: William Ramey, Esqr., James Roberts, Esqr., William
Tackett, Esqr., Thomas May, Esqr., William Ratliff, Jr.,
and Thomas Steward.
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