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State of Kentucky, County of Owsley, Sct:

On the fourteenth day of March A.D. 1853 personally appeared before me Abel Pennington Judge of the County Court in and for the County aforesaid Luther Brawner who being by me duly sworn declares and saith that he knew & was acquainted with Thomas Stapleton & Sally Stapleton about twenty years ago and that from common reputation they were man & wife. And that they were recognized & reputed as such throughout the neighborhood where they resided. That Thomas Stapleton died about seventeen years ago . That Thomas Stapleton in his lifetime drew a pension & said that Sally Stapleton the present applicant is the identical person who was his wife and is now the widow. That said Thomas Stapleton has been dead about seventeen years and that the said

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Sally Stapleton still remains thus unmarried, a widow since the death of the said Thomas Stapleton. That he never knew of but two children born to the said Thomas & Sally Stapleton and that their names are Edward & William Stapleton. That he does not know the age of the said Edward & William Stapleton but that they are both old men and that the children of each of them are grown.



Luther Brawner

Sworn to and subscribed before me the day & year aforesaid and I further certify that the said Luther Brawner is a person to me well known and is entitled to full faith & credit when oath.

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

State of Kentucky, County of Owsley, Sct:

I William Williams clerk of the County Court in and for the County aforesaid do certify that Abel Pennington Esquire whose genuine signature affixed to the foregoing affidavit is and was at the time of signing the same Judge of the County Court in and for the County aforesaid duly commissioned and sworn and that all his official acts as such are entitled to full faith & credit. I further certify that the aforesaid County Court is a Court of record.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of my office. Done at Boonville in the County aforesaid this 14th day of March A.D. 1853

W. Williams

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(44) May 11, 44 Ky. ??? Carter Hon G. Davis

Hon J.H. Peyton Colo. J.L. Edwards Pension Bureau

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Hon'd of Rep, 10th May, 1844



J.L. Edwards Esqr.

Dear Sir,

Will you be so kind as to furnish me with a copy of all the forms connected with the application for pensions while your office affords.

???? you a letter from me for and in Baron?? will you tell me intent is the reason in relation to the several claims to which he refers?

Your attention to this will oblige.

??? ???, Garrett Dann ??

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Frankfort, Ky. Sept. 5, 1857 Jas. E. Heath Esq. Comm of Pensions

Sir,


Herein I enclose you a Power of Attorney from Sally Stapleton revoking all authority hereunto given to Owen & Norton of Pittsburgh or any one else in reference to her application for a pension, & restricting correspondence alone with me.

The Certificate of Pension you will please enclose me if upon examination the evidence be sufficient to authorize the allowance.

I am sir

Yours L.T.J. Trabue

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Washington, June 27th, 1853

Sir:


I have just received the enclosed extraordinary letters in the case of Sarah Stapleton, widow of Thomas.

The claim is for a pension under the Act of 1838, and as her husband was a pensioner the only fact to be proved is, the marriage prior to 1794. As it is shown that there is no record, public or private, of said marriage in existence, a foundation has been fairly laid for hard evidence.

The hard evidence fully and conclusively proves (if it is possible to from any fact by purot??) - not only that the marriage took place prior to 1794, but more than ten years prior to that date!

Yet the examiner who wrote the enclosed letters, says that the date of the marriage has not been proved - and that some of the witnesses have shown what circumstance it is

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fixed in their recollection.



Now sir, I only ask you to look at the brief made by this examiner himself, to see that this objection is totally unfounded in fact.

1st - To the testimony of James Crank, as stated in said brief - He was well acquainted with said Thomas and Sarah Stapleton from the year 1790 or 91 - at which time they had two children. He is enabled to fix the time of his first becoming acquainted with them, because it was 3 or 4 years prior to Wayne's defeat. Is not here a circumstance, by which the fact of marriage prior to 1794 is fixed in the recollection of the witness?

2nd - Thomas T. Johnson - (aged 80 years in 1851) has a personal recollection of the time that said Thomas and Sarah went to be married in Oct. 1783.

3rd - Joshua Stapleton was at the marriage. Thinks it took place in

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1783 - Knows that it was prior to 1785, because he was at the wedding and saw them married. Is not this a circumstance to fix the fact in the recollection of this witness?



4th - Molly Dorton aged 84, was also present at the marriage, in the fall of 1783.

5th - The depositions of Robert Baker, Abel Pennington, Luther Brawner, and John Combs, show clearly that the two sons of said Thomas and Sarah Stapleton were born prior to 1794. Abundant "circumstances" are mentioned by these witnesses, by which they are enabled to come at the fact, that these sons were born prior to 1794.

In short, I think I never have seen in any case, stronger or more conclusive penol evidence of marriage prior to 1794, that we have in this case. Will you please examine it -

Very Respectfully

J.T. Trabue

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Pension Officer - June 24th, 1853



Sir:

The additional evidence in the case of Sarah Stapleton widow of Thomas dec, of Kentucky has been received and filed with the Original application.

The date of the marriage of Thomas and Sarah, has not been proved. Several of the witnesses testify to a particular date, but have not shown by what circumstance it is fixed in their recollection.

Very Respectfully Your Obedient Servant

J.S. Maldo?? Commissioner

J.J. Coombs, Esqr. Present

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Washington, 22nd Fby, 1834

Sir:


The enclosed declaration of Thomas Stapleton. I must ask you to examine as early as your convenience will allow, & report to me the results.

Yours with ??? ???

R.P. Letcher

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Washington, March 24, 1853



Sir:

Enclosed please find additional evidence in support of the claim of Sarah Stapleton, widow of Thomas, of Kentucky under Act of 1838, and continuing acts.

This evidence I have no doubt you will find perfectly satisfactory to establish the claim. Her husband was a pensioner under the act of 1832, at $24.66.

On file you will find a certificate of the clerk of Rowan Co. N.C. (where the marriage took place,) stating that there is no record of the marriage and that the marriage records of that date are defective.

Also, the deposition of Joshua Stapleton, who was present at the marriage in Rowan Co. N.C. previous to 1785.

I now present the depositions of Robert Baker and John Combs clearly showing that the two children of said Sarah and Thomas Stapleton were both born long prior to 1794.

Thomas Stapleton claimed in his declaration for two years additional service in 1781 & 82. I have written to Raleigh to endeavor to obtain additional evidence

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of this service. If I do not get any additional evidence, I shall only claim for the widow the amount of pension received by her husband.

I am, very respectfully Your obt servt J.J. Coombs

Hon P. Waldo, Esq Comm of Pensions

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Brief in the case of Sarah Stapleton, widow of Thomas dec'd, Owsley County and State of Kentucky. Act 7th July, 1838



Claim, Original Proof exhibited, By rolls;

Thomas Stapleton was pensioned for seven months and twelve days service as a private under Act 7th June, 1832.

Recved proof that Thomas & Sarah intermarried previous to 1794.

Recvec proof that Thomas died 15th Nov. 1835.

Recved proof that Sarah is now a widow.

Charles H. Rhett Examining Clerk

J.J. Coombs, Esq Washington D.C.

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Harrodsburgh (Ky) 12th August



Dear Sir:

Enclosed you have the declaration of Mrs. Sally Stapleton widow of Thomas Stapleton deceased for a pension.

Which I shall be pleased to hear from you as soon as it will be at your convenience

Your obt humble servt

Chs Chinn Col J.L. Edwards Commissioner of Pensions Washington City

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Sarah Stapleton



widow of Thomas dec'd

Kentucky

Admitted

Act 7th July, 1838

7 months & 12 days private

at $24.66 per annum

from the 4th March, 1836

Except two years

Pay

Sarah Stapleton widow



Certificate to:

J.J. Coombs, Esq

Washington D.C.

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Brief case



Sarah Stapleton

and Thomas

Ky.

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Brief case Sarah Stapleton wid of Thos

Sarah Stapleton - (21st Oct. 1841 before J. Peace) aged 74 yrs. declares she is widow of Thomas a private in war dec - Married Thos in June, 1788 - Thomas died 15th Nov. 1835. Married prior to 1794 - knows of no documentary evidence of marriage. Unable to appear in Court from infirmity.

Same - (15th Apl, 1851), declares she is widow of Thos - Thos died 15th Nov. 1835 - Married to Thos in Oct. 1783 - had 2 children born prior to 1794 - knows of no record public or private of marriage - since Thos death has not married.

Edwd Stapleton - (15th Apl, 1851), Says he is the lawful son of Thos & Sarah. Thos died 15th Nov. 1835 - Sarah now a widow.

Jas Crank - (1st May, 1851), was well acquainted with Thos Stapletons wife Sarah (now a widow) about 1790 or 91 - recollects well the time of his first acquaintance with Thos & Sarah, as it was 3 or 4 yrs prior to Waynes defeat of Indians. * (20th April, 1794) At time of first acquaintance they had 2 children, Edwd 7 Wm.

Thos T. Johnson - (23rd Apl, 1851), aged 80 yrs., was well acquainted with

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Thos a pensioner & Sarah his wife (intimately with) - recollects well when Thos & Sarah went to be married - marriage was in Oct. 1783 - & was at the time common talk of the neighbours. They lived as man & wife - lived on dept fathers farm after said marriage - dept afterwards lived near neighbour to them - knew them 20 yrs prior to Thos death.



Robt R. Johnson - (23rd Apl, 1851 ), aged 75 yrs - same as above.

Joshua Stapleton - (31st July, 1844), aged 77 yrs; says he is brother in law of Sally - became acquainted with her about the time of her intermarriage with his brother Thos which was in the fall of 1783 - to best of his recollection; knows they were married previous to 1785 - was at the wedding & saw them married.

Molly Dorton - (31st July, 1844), - aged 84 yrs. - was well acquainted with Thomas & Sally before their marriage - married in fall of year 1783 - does know they were lawfully married for she was present.

Clk Court Rowan Co. - certifies there is no record of marriage nor a bond - the only general evidence in his office.

Robert Baker - (14th March, 1853) aged 79 yrs. - says he knew Thos in his lifetime - identical person who was a pensioner - Sally applicant is identical

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who was wife & now widow of Thos. - Thos died about 17 yrs ago & left Sally & believe Sally was his wife from the fact that they lived as man and wife & were commonly reputed & acknowledged each other as such - That he knew them in 1810 & 1811 - Dept was sheriff at that time - Sally since Thos death has been recognized and reputed his widow - they had only 2 children - Edwd supposed by him when he first knew him (about 40 yrs ago) to have been upwards of 30 yrs ago - was married and had a family of children at that time - knew Wm upwards of 35 yrs ago, supposes he was at that time over 25 yrs ago. Sally still a widow.

Abel Pennington - (14th March, 1853) - says from the best information he is able to get he is 65 yrs old - has known Sally since he was a small boy. She was then the reputed wife of Thomas - & has always been so considered. Edwd & Wm only children - Edwd older than dept - Supposes he is 68 yrs old - Wm about 65 yrs old. Confident of this from his own age, he being a little older than Wm - Has frequently heard his mother & father say Thos married Sally at the forks of the Yadkin in N.C. - does not

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recollect the date. Thos & Sally lived in same house with his father & mother at Long Island. Thinks about 4 months. Thos been dead about 16 or 17 years - Sally a widow and commonly reported and known as Thos' widow.



Luther Brawner - (20th march, 1853) - says he was well acquainted with Thos & Sally about 20 yrs ago - reputed man & wife - Thos died about 17 yrs ago; was a pensioner. Sally applicant is identical person who was his wife - now his widow - Edwd & Wm old men & each have grown children.

Power Atty - to Stephen L. J. Trabue, 7th Aug. 1851. Thos a pensioner at $24.66, Act 7th June, 1832. Thos & Sarah married previous to 1st Jany, 1794. Thos died 15th Nov. 1835 - Sally now a widow.

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(62) 9396 Kentucky Sarah Stapleton widow of Thomas

who was a private in the Revolution

Inscribed on the Roll at the rate of 24 Dollars 66 Cents per annum, to commence on the 4th day of March, 1843.

Certificate of Pension issued the 28th day of June, 53 and sent to J.J. Coombs, Mist.

Acts of march 3, 1843, & June 17, 1844

Recorded in Book C Vol 2 Page 186

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Sarah Stapleton of Thomas



Kentucky Suspended

J.L. Hickman, Jan 7 / 42

C. Chinn, Oct. 25 / 44

S.L.J. Trabue, Apl 3 / 52

L.M. Drury, June 26 / 52

J.J. Coombs, 24th June, 1853

Act 7th July, 1838

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No 14-895 Sarah Stapleton widow of Thomas Ky



Letter to, J.L. Hickman, Jany 7th, 1842

C. Chinn, Oct 25th, 1844

S.L.J. Trabue, Apl 3rd, 1852

L.M. Drury, June 26th, 1852

J.J. Coombs, 24th June, 1853

Act 7th July, 1838

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Reg Widow, &c.

File No. 9320

Sarah Stapleton

Wid of


Thomas Stapleton

Pvt. Rev. War

Act Feby 3rd, 1848

Index - Vol ??6, Page 242

[arrangement of 1870]

My: Notes: James Crank he knew them when Sarah Johnson Stapleton and Thomas Stapleton lived on the Holston river in 1790-1791 era State of Virginia

Notes: 1851: State of Kentucky County of Breathitt

Notes: Thomas T. Johnson, aged eighty years, resident in said county, he knew Sarah Johnson before she married Thomas Stapleton when they lived in Rowan Co. NC and Sarah Johnson and Thomas Stapleton livd on Sarah Johnson’s fathers farm from 1783-1788 or 1789. Thomas T. Johnson also knew them while he was living in Sullivan Co. Tn as a Neighbor to Thomas Stapleton and Sara Johnson Stapleton: So he was born abt 1770-1771: So in 1790-1791 ( age abt 18-20)

Notes: 1851 State of Kentucky County of Breathitt

Robert R. Johnson aged 75 years, resident of said county: He too was in Rowan CO. NC in 1783 : SO born abt 1776: SO He to was a neighbor of Thomas Stapleton and Sarah Johnson Stapleton abt 1790-1791 ( age abt 14 to 15)

Notes: Molly Norton 1844 Johnson Co. KY Molly Dorton aged 84, was also present at the marriage, in the fall of 1783 in Rowan Co. NC ( age 84 in 1844 so in 1783 she was born 1760 era)

Notes: Robert Baker 1853 State of Kentucky, County of Owsley know them from 1810 and 1811. That they then lived in the County of Clay in the State of Kentucky

Notes: John Combs 1853 State of Kentucky, County of Owsley: Long Island on Holstein River in what is now the State of Tennessee 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. 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

1790 ROWAN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA FEDERAL CENSUS

Name 1 2 3 4 5 Order_of_entry_#

" John CARRIGAN," 1 2 2 0 3 6

" William YOUNG," 1 1 3 0 1 9

" Christopher ERWIN," 3 3 4 0 8 10

" Isaac ANDERSON," 2 4 5 1 8 13

" William COWIN," 1 3 1 0 0 16

" Samuel WILKINSON," 1 1 3 0 0 17

" William HEMPHILL," 1 0 1 0 3 19

" Richard LUCKEY," 1 0 3 0 0 20

"Thomas HUGHELL, " 1 3 4 0 0 21

" Robert PORTER," 4 2 5 0 0 22

"William BYERS, " 2 3 5 0 0 24

" Alexr. ENSLEY," 1 0 1 1 0 29

" Able ARMSTRONG," 1 2 4 1 2 28

"McCRACKEN, Samuel" 1 0 1 0 0 30

" John CANNADAY," 1 2 4 0 0 34

" Joseph GARWOOD," 1 1 4 0 0 37

"William JOHNSTON", 2 4 3 1 5 38

" Benjamin BRANDON," 1 1 2 0 1 41

" Robert BRANDON," 1 1 1 0 5 42

"Elizabeth JOHNSTON, " 0 0 1 0 1 43

" William BRANDON," 1 0 1 1 2 44

" Henry HUGHEY,, Ser." 1 0 0 0 6 46

" Henry HUGHEY,, Jur." 1 3 4 0 0 47

"William BROWN, " 1 1 3 1 0 49

" Elizabeth GRAHAM," 0 0 3 0 2 55

" Samuel LUCKEY," 5 0 2 0 2 59

" Thomas CLARKE," 1 1 2 0 0 62

" William RENSHAW," 1 1 3 0 0 65

" William SMITH," 1 1 2 0 0 66

"John LEWRANCE, " 2 2 3 0 1 67

James FITZPATRICK," 3 1 1 0 0 68

", John FITZPATRICK" 1 0 3 0 0 69

" William BAILEY,, Ser." 1 4 3 0 0 70

" Joseph HORTON," 1 3 3 0 0 73

" Samuel STEELE," 1 1 3 0 0 75

" John SALISBURY," 2 2 4 0 0 76

" Thomas DICKEY," 1 3 5 0 6 78

" Thomas PARKER," 3 4 3 0 0 83

" Jeremiah PATRICK," 1 2 1 0 0 84

"Henry JOHNSTON, " 1 3 4 0 0 85

"William STEELEMAN, " 1 1 2 0 2 86

"George STEELEMAN, " 1 1 4 0 2 87

", Elijah BEDWELL" 1 2 5 0 0 88

" Shadrick HERIN," 1 1 2 0 0 89

" Richard SPEAKS," 2 3 4 0 0 90

" David HENDRICKS," 1 2 2 0 0 91

, Sarah STOGDALE" 1 0 3 0 0 92

" Vachel STOGDALE," 1 1 1 0 0 93

" Aquillah BEACH," 1 2 4 0 0 94

"RENOLDS, Henry" 1 2 1 0 0 96

"William PATRICK, " 3 0 2 0 0 97

" Zebediah STOGDALE," 1 3 4 0 0 98

"Hezekiah WEST, " 1 1 1 0 0 101

"Elizabeth WEST, " 1 2 2 0 0 102

" Thomas STOGDALE," 1 2 1 0 0 104

"John HUDSON, " 1 2 4 1 0 207

"Simmons MOTT, " 1 2 3 0 0 208



" John LARD," 1 1 2 0 0 209

" William HOWARD," 3 3 5 0 1 210

" Nehemiah HURLEY," 1 2 3 0 0 211

"Joseph ROBISON, " 1 3 2 0 0 212

"Andrew TEGART, " 1 3 5 1 0 213

"Daniel WEBB, " 1 5 2 1 2 214

" Abraham TENESON," 3 2 3 0 4 215

" James MAGUIRE," 1 2 4 0 0 216

" James McMURREY," 1 3 2 0 0 217

" John HUGHES," 2 1 0 0 0 218

" Peter COLEMAN," 1 2 4 0 0 219

" Bazil GARTHER," 3 2 2 1 4 220

" Benjamin GARTHER," 1 5 6 0 2 221

"John ECKLES, " 1 0 1 2 1 222

"Jacob JOHNSTON, " 1 2 4 0 0 223

"Vachel JAMS, " 1 0 0 0 1 224

" Beal JAMS," 1 0 1 0 0 225

" John NICHOLS," 2 1 2 0 5 226

"CLIFFORD, John" 1 1 5 0 0 227

Ebenezer "EATON," 1 4 2 0 0 228

"John JOHNSTON, " 2 4 4 0 0 229

James "SMITH," 1 0 1 0 0 230

Daniel "EATON," 1 0 2 0 0 231

Evan "ELLIS, " 5 0 3 0 0 232

Joseph "SMITH," 3 0 1 0 0 233

Elizabeth "STOCKDALE," 0 0 2 0 0 234

John "ELLIS, " 5 2 4 1 1 235

Valentine "HOLDERFIELD," 2 1 4 0 0 236

Daniel "CALL," 1 0 1 0 0 237

Masheck "STOCKDALE, " 1 0 1 0 0 238

Thomas "THOMPSON," 1 3 3 0 0 255

Stephen "NOLAND," 2 2 4 0 0 256

Benjamin "TURLEY," 1 2 1 0 0 257

William "WHITAKER,, Ser." 2 1 7 0 0 258

John "WHITAKER," 1 4 1 0 0 259

Wm. "WHITAKER,, Jur." 1 1 3 0 0 260

John "BILES, " 1 0 1 0 0 261

Samuel "McMAHAN," 2 4 4 0 0 262

James "McMAHAN," 3 0 2 0 0 263

James "PENINGTON," 1 0 3 0 0 264

Michael "SHAW," 1 1 1 0 0 265

Simon "WILLIAMS," 1 3 6 1 0 266

Walter "ETCHERSON," 1 0 4 0 0 267

Harmon "GLASCOCK" 2 1 7 0 1 268

Frederick "KEFFER," 1 2 2 0 0 269

"David JOHNSTON, " 2 3 4 1 0 270

Henry "CALL, " 1 2 3 0 0 271

Gallent "LANE, " 1 3 4 0 0 272

Joseph "DIAL, " 1 4 1 0 0 273

John "HUMPHREY," 2 0 1 0 1 274

Henry "ETCHERSON," 1 0 2 0 0 275

George "BAKER, " 1 0 1 0 0 276

George "EATON," 2 0 2 0 0 277

David "JONES," 3 5 2 0 0 278

Daniel "NOLAND," 1 0 3 0 0 279

"Majr. John JOHNSTON, " 3 1 5 0 6 280

Francis "WILLIAMSON, " 1 0 0 0 0 281

Henry "RICH," 1 1 1 1 0 282

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