Transcript of Pertinent Portions of
Micajah Mayfield's Revolutionary War Pension Application
1. LETTER TO MRS. CHARLES CHESIRE RE
MICAJAH'S REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION APPLICATION
March 6, 1934
Micajah Mayfield, S.36692
Mrs. Charles C. Cheshire, Jr.
The data which follow were obtained from papers on file in the pension claim,
S.36692, based upon the military service of Micajah Mayfield, the only soldier
by that name that is found in the Revolutionary War records of this office.
He enlisted in Virginia in January, 1779, and served as private in Captain Jesse
Evans' company in Colonel John Montgomery's Virginia regiment under George
Rogers Clark; in the following spring he marched to the Illinois country and
after serving one year he was discharged. Immediately after the expiration of
this enlistment he again enlisted and served as private with the Virginia troops
under General George Rogers Clark and was in the companies of Captains Richard
Brashears, George and Helm and was
discharged in March, 1783, at or near what 1ater became Louisville, Kentucky.
Micajah Mayfield was allowed pension on his application executed January 7,
which time he was living in Sullivan County, Indiana, and stated that he was in
his eightieth year.
In 1831 he stated that he had lived in Sullivan County, Indiana, for about nine
years and previous to that time he had lived in Kentucky.
The papers in this claim contain no data relative to the soldier's family.
Very truly yours
A. D. Hiller
Assistant to Administrator"
2. REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION APPLICATION
Name: Micajah Mayfield
"State of Indiana
"Be it remembered that on this 7th day of January 1828 personally appeared
before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace in and for said county of Knox,
Micajah Mayfield now of Sullivan County and state aforesaid who being duly sworn
deposeth and saith, That sometime in the month of January 1779 he enlisted as a
soldier in the State of Virginia and he understood that it was the first
Virginia Regiment. That the Spring following he was moved under the Command of
Colonel John Montgomery to what was then called the Illinois country, and
remained there in service until the Summer of 1780 when he removed to Fort
Jefferson on the Mississippi, where he remained until the 8th of June 1781 when
he ascended the Ohio under the command of Capt. George to Louisville where he
remained in the service under the command of Major Wails until he was lawfully
discharged sometime in the month of March 1785 which discharge he has long since
"This deponent further states that he is now in his 80th year and so infirm that
he is unable to procure a comfortable living, that he is nearly blind and has
for several years been entirely dependent on the liberality of his friends who
are not in affluent circumstances, he therefore hopes and prays the bounty of
the government may be extended to him and that he may be placed on the pension
list as early as practicable, he should have applied earlier but from his remote
and private situation he was ignorant of the offered bounty of the government.
Micajah (his mark) Mayfield
Signed, acknowledged and sworn to before me this 7th day of January 1827