State of North Carolina } Court of
Pleas and Quarter
On this 18th day of October 1832 personally appeared in Open Court before the Justices of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the County aforesaid now sitting Jonathan Prestwood a resident of said County and State aged 74 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 Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832.
That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated. That he was drafted in what was then called Cheraw District South Carolina in the fall of the year 1778 that he marched soon after in the Company commanded by Captain Jacob Johnston who resigned shortly after they started after which the Company was commanded by Lieutenant Benjamin Hendricks in the Battalion commanded by Major Robert Lloyd, that he marched by Georgetown to SeeWe Bay in South Carolina where they were stationed two or three weeks; that he marched from there to Hadleyís Point where they were stationed two or three weeks; that he went from there to Fort Johnston on James Island near Charleston, SC where he remained until discharged having served about four months; that he entered the service again in March 1779 in the Company commanded by Captain Thomas Eleby as a drafted Militia man in the Battalion under the command of Major Robert Lloyd that he marched to Orangeburg in South Carolina where he was stationed for some time under the command of General William Moultrie, that he marched from there to the Savannah River to a place called Black Swamp, where he stayed but a few days until he was marched to Parisburgh in South Carolina where he remained one week and returned to Black Swamp; from there they marched to Charleston under the command of General Moultrie being closely pursued by the British, that he arrived at Charleston early in May where he remained until about the middle of July where he was discharged, having served about four months. That the Class to which he belonged was called upon again in the month of May 1780 when he marched in the Company commanded by Captain William Hendrick in the Battalion commanded by Major Lemuel Benton to Santee in South Carolina where they were stationed about a week from there they marched down the river to Lynches Crossway from there to Georgetown and from there up PeeDee to Lynches Creek near Society Hill where he was discharged having been out about one month. That he marched again in the month of October 1781 in a Company of Horse commanded by Captain William Hendricks to Santee where he joined the Troops commanded by General Francis Marion, that he continued under his command about two months when he was again discharged. That he joined the troops under General Marion again in the month of June 1782 and remained in the Army something up than one month when was taken sick and got a permit to return home. That he joined the Troops under General Marion again in the Fall of 1782 in the Company commanded by Captain Thomas Elerby that he remained under his command forty days when he was again discharged. That he knows of no person now living by whom he can prove his said services. He hereby relinquishes every claim to a Pension or Annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the Roll of the Agency of any StateSworn to and subscribed the day Jonathan Prestwood
and year aforesaid
Test John Miller Clerk
Test John Miller, Clk
By N.W. Woodfin DC Prestwood and David Vance a citizen residing in the same neighborhood hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Jonathan Prestwood who has subscribed and sworn to the above Declaration that we believe him to be 74 years of age, that he is reputed in the neighborhood where he lives to have been a Soldier of the Revolution and that we concern in that opinion. Sworn to and subscribed in Open Court the 1st day of July 1833.
Test John Miller by N.W. Woodfin DC
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 was a Revolutionary Soldier and served as he stated and the Court do further certify that it appears to them that Thomas Stradley who has signed the preceding Certificate is a clergyman in the County in the neighborhood with Jonathan Prestwood and that David Vance who has signed the same certificate is a citizen resident of the same neighborhood and that they are credible persons and that their statements are entitled to credit.
E. Hightower JP
State of North Carolina }
I John Miller, Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for said County hereby certify that the forgoing contains the original proceedings of the said Court in the matter of the application of Jonathan Prestwood for a Pension in the testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal of office the Day of July 1833.John Miller Clk
By N.W. Woodfin D Clk.