Make your own free website on Tripod.com

William Randolph Mayfield and his wife Sarah Amanda Davis ca. 1900.

Mayfield Family Genealogy

Tombstone of Micajah Mayfield (1748-1838), Revolutionary War Veteran.

Home VA Mayfields NC Mayfields KY Mayfields TN Mayfields MO Mayfields NY Mayfields Cherokee Mayfields Biographies 1790 Census 1820 Census Allied Families

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

BA-J/MCS
Micajah Mayfield, S.36692

Mrs. Charles C. Cheshire, Jr.
Route 1
Nashville, Tennessee

Dear Madam:

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, 1828, at
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
Service: VA
Number: S36692

"State of Indiana
Knox County

"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 lost.

"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

Joseph Chamberg"

 

horizontal rule