Fuschia color is tony L. Johnson, Peggy Johnson and Lee Johnson’s Relations mostly: Burton Farmer, Carter, Dale, Lound,Haile & Hatcher relations



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Dutchmans Creek

William Cook

Daniel Holman

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1790 census Yadkin Valley, Rowan Co. NC, on Bear Creek, lives John Wilcoxson Sr. next door is John Jr. then a neighbor, and widow, Rachel Miller. This is John’s daughter the widow Rachel (Wilcoxson) Mylar who lost her husband a year before. Rachel could not read or write her name therefore Mylar was pronounced Millar. In Rachel’s family are 2 males under 16 years & 2 females. http://www.familytreecircles.com/boone-mylar-wilcoxson-genealogy-7466.html



John Wilcoxson Sr

Otis Jett, “The Widow Rachel Wilcoxson lived across Bear creek from her mother and sister in law.”



widow, Rachel Miller.

1790 ERA Thomas Stapleton and wife Sarah Johnson of Rowan Co. NC are living on the Holston River at Long Island,



Researchers Notes: These lands on Holston River and Long Island in this time era were claimed by Washington Co NC-State of FranklinWashington CO Va

STATE OF KENTUCKY - COUNTY OF OWSLEY

Before the undersigned a Justice of the peace in and for said county personally appeared Edward Stapleton aged 66 years resident in said county who being duly sworn deposeth and saith that he is the lawful son of Thomas Stapleton and Sarah Stapleton.

That his said father was a pensioner of the United States at the rate of $24 & 66ct per annum at the time of his death. And that his said father died in the county of Clay & state aforesaid on the fifteenth day of November in the year eighteen hundred & thirty five (1835) and that his mother the aforesaid Sarah Stapleton has remained a widow ever since to the present period.

HIS Edward Stapleton X MARK Sworn to & subscribed the 15th day of April, 1851

before me Samuel Johnston J P 0 C

I certify that the above named affiant is a man of sound mind and a creditable virtness.

Samuel Johnston J P 0 C

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State of Kentucky County of Owsley

On the 15th day of April, 1851, personally appeared before me the undersigned, Samuel Johnston, a Justice of the Peace for the county aforesaid, came Sarah Stapleton, a resident citizen of the county aforesaid, aged 84 years, who, being first duly sworn, as required by law, upon her oath, made and subscribed to the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress.

This deponent saith that she is the widow of Thos Stapleton, deceased, but a resident of Clay County, State of Kentucky, a Revolutionary Soldier and a pensioneer of the United States at the rate of 24 dollars & 66 cents per annum.

That the said Thos Stapleton died on the 15th day of November in the year eighteen hundred and thirty five (1835).



This deponent further states that her maiden name was Johnson and that she was married to the said Thos Stapleton in the month of October in the year seventeen hundred and eighty three (1783) at the residence of Thos Stapleton at the forks of the Big & Little Yadkin River, Roan County, in the state of North Carolina by a Justice of the Peace, whose name she does not recollect, and that from the time of said marriage to the period of the death of the said Thomas Stapleton, she lived with him in lawful wedlock and had 2 children born as the fruits of said marriage before 1794 whose names are as follows viz: Edward Stapleton and William Stapleton.

This deponent states that she has no ??? of any ??? of the aforesaid marriage ??? and further states that since the death of Thomas Stapleton that she has not again married.

Sarah Stapleton (Her "X" Mark) Samuel Johnston J.P.O.C.

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State of Kentucky County of Owsley

I hereby testify that by reason of old age & bodily infirmation the aforenamed declarant is unable to appear in open court, and I further certify that satisfactory evidence was ???? before me , that the aforenamed Thomas Stapleton died on the 15th day of November, 1835.

And that the aforenamed declarant has not again intermarried but remained the widow of the said Thomas Stapleton.

Samuel Johnston J.P.O.C. State of Kentucky County of Owsley

I, William Williams, Clerk of the County Court of said county - certify that Samuel Johnston, Esq. before whom the foregoing declaration was made is & was at the time of the date thereof a Justice of the Peace, duly commissioned and qualified to act as such in said county and that the foregoing signatures prepirting to be his are genuine.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal of said county this 15th day of April, 1851.

William Williams Clk Owsley County Court

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Know all men by these present that I Sally alias Sarah Stapleton of the County of Owsley and State of Kentucky have appointed and by these present do constitute and appoint Stephen T. J. Trabue my true and lawful attorney for me irrevocably for me and in my to prosecutor name to prosecute and to receive from the United States the Pension Certificate now pending before the Department of the Commissioner of Pensions and the same presented to the said Department by Norton & Owen (alias A.P. Norton & Morris Owen) of the city of Pittsburgh. Hereby revoking and recalling all the power vested in them by my power of attorney made in my name and confirming and vesting the same in my said attorney Stephen T.J. Trabue. Hereby confirming and ratifying whatsoever my attorney Stephen T. J. Trabue shall do touching the premises in and about the prosecution of my claim for a pension as the widow of Thomas Stapleton a Revolutionary Soldier and further sworn hereby ratifying and confirming my said attorney or an attorney under him may do or perform touching the premises aforesaid and delegating and giving to him all power to make such attorney and to do all acts and deeds as though I were personally present myself and acting in my own proper person.



In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand seal this twenty second day of August, 1857.

Acknowledged and subscribed before me a Justice of the Peace in and for the County of Owsley and State of Kentucky this twenty first day of August, 1857.

S. Johnston J.P.O.C. State of Kentucky County of Owsley SS

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I William Williams Clerk of the County Court in and for the County and State above mentioned do certify that Samuel Johnson, whose genuine signature affirm to the foregoing Power of Attorney is and was at the time of signing the same a Justice of the Peace in and for the County and State aforesaid. Duly commissioned and sworn; that all his official acts as such are entitled to full faith and credit.

Given under my hand and seal of Office at my office in Boonville, Owsley County, this twenty second day of August, 1857

William Williams, Clk

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Sarah Stapleton widow of Thomas Stapleton who died on the (1835) -- who was a private in the line for REVOLUTION.

Inscribed on the Roll of Louisville at the rate of 24 dollars 66 cents per annum to commence on the 4th day of March, 1836.

Certificate of Pension issued the 28th day of June, 1853 and sent to J.J. Crowler, to the present.

Revolutionary Claim - Act July 7, 1838 Recorded by R.W. Reid ?? Book D, Vol. 1, Page 377

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Sarah Stapleton Act 7th July, 1838 Direct to L.M. Drury Command Adjutant

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State of Kentucky County of Knox

Before the undersigned a Justice of the Peace in and for said county personally appeared James Crank, aged seventy two years, resident in said county, who being duly sworn deposeth and saith that he was well acquainted with Thomas Stapleton, deceased, late of Clay County and state aforesaid. That he is also acquainted with Thomas Stapleton's wife, Sarah Stapleton, now a widow and a resident of Owsley County & state aforesaid. That he first became acquainted with the said Thomas & Sarah Stapleton on the Holston River in the State of Virginia about the year seventeen hundred & ninety or seventeen hundred and ninety one. That he recollects well the time of his first acquaintance with the said Thomas & Sarah Stapleton as it was three or four years prior to Genl. Anthony Wayne's victory over the Indians in the Battle of the Miami Rapids (Ohio). That the said Thomas and Sarah Stapleton were reputable people and lived together as man & wife and were reputed as such and at the time affiant first became acquainted with the said Thomas and Sarah Stapleton they had two children born whose names are Edward and William Stapleton - and that he afterwards was well acquainted several years with the said Thomas & Sarah Stapleton in the County of Clay & State of Kentucky, aforesaid, prior to and up to the time of the death of the said Thomas Stapleton.

James Crank (His X Mark) Sworn to and subscribed this 1st day of May, 1851.

Before me Daniel Baker, J.P. I testify that the above named affiant is a man of sound and a creditable witness Daniel Baker, J.P.

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State of Kentucky County of Knox

I James H. Ballinger, Clerk of the County Court of said county, certify that Daniel Baker, Esq., before whom the foregoing affidavit was made is and was at the time of the date thereof a Justice of the Peace, duly commissioned and qualified to act as such in said county and that the foregoing signatures preperting to be his are genuine

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal of said county this 1st day of May, 1851

James H. Ballinger, Clerk

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State of Kentucky County of Breathitt

Before the undersigned a Justice of the Peace in and for said county, personally appeared Thomas T. Johnson, aged eighty years, resident in said county, who being duly sworn, deposeth and saith. That he was well acquainted with Thomas Stapleton, late of Clay County and state aforesaid and a pensioner of the United States. That he is also intimately acquainted with his wife Sarah Stapleton, now a widow and a resident of Owsley County and state aforesaid. That the deponent recollects well when the said Thomas and Sarah Stapleton went to be married. That the said marriage was in the month of October, in the year seventeen hundred and eighty three (1783) and took place in Roan County in the State of North Carolina, and that said marriage was at the time the common talk of the neighbors and that no person appeared to doubt said marriage. That the said Thomas and Sarah Stapleton were reputable people and lived together as man and wife and were reported as such and that they lived the first five or six years after their said marriage on a farm belonging to this deponents father in the aforesaid county of Roan & state of North Carolina - And that deponent afterwards lived near neighbour to the said Thomas & Sarah Stapleton in the County of Sullivan and State of Tennessee. And that he was well acquainted with the said Thomas & Sarah Stapleton in the County of Clay and State of Kentucky for twenty years and upwards prior to and up to the time of the death of the said Thomas Stapleton.

Thomas T. Johnson (His X Mark)

Sworn and subscribed this 23rd day of April, 1851, before me Curtis Jett, J.P.

I certify that the above named affiant is a man of sound mind and a creditable witness.

Curtis Jett, J.P.

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State of Kentucky County of Breathitt

I, A.B. Patrick, Clerk of the County Court of said County, certify that Curtis Jett, Esqr., before whom the foregoing affidavit was made is and was at the time of the date thereof a Justice of the Peace, duly commissioned and qualified to act as such in said county and that the foregoing signatures perporting to be his are genuine.

In testimony I have hereunto set my hand & seal of said county this 23rd day of April, 1851.

A.B. Patrick, Clerk Breathitt County Court

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State of Kentucky County of Breathitt

Before the undersigned, a Justice of the Peace in and for said county, personally appeared Robert R. Johnson aged 75 years, resident of said county, and being duly sworn deposeth and saith that he was well acquainted with Thomas Stapleton, late of Clay County and State aforesaid and a pensioner of the United States, and that he is also well acquainted with said Thomas Stapleton's wife, Sarah Stapleton, now a widow and a resident of Owsley County and State aforesaid. That he recolects when the said Thomas & Sarah Stapleton went to get married that it was in the fall of the year seventeen hundred and eighty three (1783). That said marriage occurred in the County of Roan & State of North Carolina. And that the said Thomas and Sarah Stapleton were reputable people, that they lived together as man and wife and were reputed as such. And that the said Thomas & Sarah Stapleton lived several years immediately after their said marriage on a farm belonging to deponents father within one mile of deponent in the aforesaid County of Roan & State of North Carolina. That he afterwards lived neighbour to the said Thomas & Sarah Stapleton in the County of Sullivan & State of Tennessee for several years and that he lived neighbour to the said Thomas & Sarah Stapleton and was well acquainted with them in the County of Clay & State of Kentucky twenty years and upwards prior too and up to the time of the death of the said Thomas Stapleton.

Robert R. Johnson (His X Mark)

Sworn to and subscribed the 23rd day of April, 1851, before me Jesse Boling, J.P.B.C.

I certify that the above named affiant is a man of sound mind and a creditable witness.

Jesse Boling, J.P.B.C.

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State of Kentucky County of Breathitt



I, A.B. Patrick, Clerk of the County Court of said County, certify that Jesse Boling, Esqr., before whom the foregoing affidavit was made is and was at the time of the date thereof a Justice of the Peace, duly commissioned and qualified to act as such in said county and that the foregoing signatures perporting to be his are genuine.

In testimony I have hereunto set my hand & seal of said county this 23rd day of April, 1851.

A.B. Patrick, Clerk Breathitt County Court

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North Carolina Rowan County

I, John Giles, clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Session for Rowan County aforesaid do hereby certify that I have examined the Records of my Office and that they show no evidence of the marriage of Thomas Stapleton and Sally Johnson, nor is there a marriage bond for the same person on file in my office, - I further certify that the record of my office in no case furnish evidence of a marriage which was performed by a publication of Bans, And that the bond given on an application for a license is the only kind of evidence that the record of my Office show in any case of marriage.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court at Office the second day of July A.D. one thousand eight hundred and forty four.

John Giles, Clk by John H. Hadre, D.C.

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No 8128 Dec 28, 1841 Ken

Sarah Stapleton Oct 1838

Jas L. Edwards Com. of Pensions Washington City, D.C.

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Lexington, Ky. Dec 20, 1841 Col. J.L. Edwards Com. of Pensions

Sir:


The enclosed papers were this day rec'd by me from Mrs. Sarah Stapleton of Clay County, with a request that I would forward them to you, for the purpose of processing a Pension; as widow of Thos Stapleton dec'd - If a pension is granted her, forward me a certificate to this place.

Respectfully yours, James S. Hickman

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Sally or Sarah Stapleton Power of Attorney

Direct to Washington immediately T.J. Nolen

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Boonville, Aug 22, 1857



Please enter S.T.J. Trabue as my attorney in place of yourself for the prosecution of my claim for a pension as a widow and to deliver to his charge all papers of my own in your possession or under your control in any course to enable him to accomplish what you were authorized to do by my Power of Attorney to you - which power I have revoked.

Yours respectfully Sally Stapleton

Test S. Johnston To Norton & Daven Pension Agents - Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Paintsville, Ky Aug 3 183 Charles Chinn Harradsburgh ????



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State of Ky. Johnson county Sct

Personally appeared before me, Shadrick Preston, a Justice of the Peace in and for the county & state aforesaid, Molly Dorton, and swore to & subscribed to the foregoing deposition & I further certify that the said Molly Dorton is a woman of truth & veracity. Given under my hand this 31st day of July, 1844.

Shadrick Preston, J.P.J.C.

State of Kentucky, Johnson County, Sct.

I, John Howse, clerk of the court of Johnson County certify that Shadrick Preston is a Magistrait as above and that the foregoing signature perporting to be his is genuine.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my private seal having no seal of office.

John Howse

Clerk of the court of Johnson County

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Sarah Stapleton wid of Thomas rec'd evidence J.T. Corin??



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State of Kentucky, County of Owsley, SCT

On this fourteenth day of March A.D. 1853, Robert Baker personally appeared before me, Abel Pennington, Judge of the Owsley County Court in and for the county aforesaid, who being by me duly sworn as the law directs, declares & saith that he is seventy nine years of age. That he knew Thomas Stapleton in his life time, and that he was the identical Thomas Stapleton who was a pensioner or drawing a yearly pension from the United States government. That Sally Stapleton who is the present applicant for pension as his widow is the identical Sally Stapleton who was his wife and is now his widow. That said Thomas Stapleton died about seven years ago and left the said Sally Stapleton as his widow and select, and that he believes the said Sally Stapleton was the wife of the said Thomas Stapleton from the fact that they lived together as man and wife and were commonly reputed as such, and that they openly acknowledged each other as husband and wife. That he knew them forty odd years ago or during the years 1810 and 1811. That they then lived in the County of Clay in the State of Kentucky. That he was at that time Sheriff of said County of Clay and they were at that time reputed as husb and wife, recognized each other as such and were reputed and recognized as such from that time until the death of the said Thomas Stapleton. That the said Sally Stapleton has since the death of the said Thomas Stapleton been recognized & reputed as his widow & select. That the said Thomas & Sally Stapleton had only two children that he ever knew. The name of the oldest child was / is Edward Stapleton. That he knew him the said Edward Stapleton upwards of forty years ago. That from the appearance of him the said Edward Stapleton he supposes him to be more upwards of thirty years of age, that the said Edward Stapleton was married and had a family and children at that time. That the name of the other and youngest child was William Stapleton upwards of 35 years ago and that he supposes he was at that time upward of 25 years of age. That if ever the said Thomas Stapleton and S. Stapleton had any other children he never knew them and never heard of any others. That the said Sally Stapleton still remains and has remained a widow since the death of her husband the said Thomas Stapleton.

Robert Baker

Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year

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aforesaid and I further certify that the said Robert Baker is a person to me well known and that he is entitled to full faith and credit when on oath. I further certify that the said affidavit was interlined before signing. And that from my personal knowledge of the said Robert Baker and from his appearance he is a man of the age set forth.



Abel Pennington, P.J.O.C.C.

State of Kentucky, County of Owsley, SCT:

On this fourteenth day of march A.D. 1853 personally appeared before me, Abel Pennington, Judge of the County Court in and for the County & State aforesaid, John Combs a resident of Owsley County & State aforesaid, who being by me duly sworn declares and saith that from the very best information he is able to get he is now aged sixty seven years. That he knows and has known Sally Stapleton since he was a small boy. That she was then the reported wife of Thomas Stapleton and has always been so reported and considered. That when he first knew the said Thomas Stapleton & Sally Stapleton they resided at what was then called the Long Island on Holstein River in what is now the State of Tennessee. That he never knew of said Thomas & Sally Stapleton having but two children, that the oldest was by the name of Edward Stapleton. That the said Edward Stapleton is older than the affiant and he supposes the said Edward to be sixty eight years old. That the other child is by the name of William Stapleton. That the age of the said William is about sixty five years. That he feels confident of this from his own age, as he is a little older than the said William Stapleton. That Thomas Stapleton & Sally Stapleton were always refuted and considered as husband and wife. That he knew the said Thomas & Sally Stapleton in the State of Kentucky upwards of thirty years ago. That he has frequently heard his father & mother say that the said Thomas Stapleton married Sally Johnson (now Sally Stapleton) at the forks of the river Yadkin in the State of North Carolina but does not now recollect the time they said they were married. That the said

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Thomas Stapleton & Sally Stapleton once lived a short time in the same house with his father and mother during the time they lived at Long Island. That my best recollection is that they lived in the same house about four months. That the said Thomas Stapleton has been dead about sixteen or seventeen years. That Sally Stapleton still remains a widow and is commonly reputed and known as the widow of Thomas Stapleton.



John Combs (His X Mark)

John Combs further saith that Sally Stapleton is the identical person who was the wife of Thomas Stapleton now deceased and who was the wife of the said Thomas when he first knew her and that she is the identical person who has applied for pension in the in the right of her husband and is the identical person who remained the widow of Thomas Stapleton and is the identical person alluded to in the declaration of Robert Baker, which is hereto annexed.

John Combs (His X Mark)

Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year aforesaid. And I certify that the said John Combs is a person to me well known and that he is entitled to full faith and credit when on oath and that from his general appearance and my personal knowledge I believe him to be a person of the age stated in his affidavit.

Abel Pennington, P.J.O.C.C.


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