Sunday, February 06, 2011

Pension Application Of Benjamin Kendrick.

Kendrick, Benjamin.

His name appears on a list of applicants for in the lead pension returned by the District Court for the District of Virginia, submitted to the House of Representatives by the Secretary of War on April 25, 17 94, and printed in the American State Papers, class 9, page 105

Rank: Private
Captain Gilliam's Company, 10th Virginia Regiment
Disability: Wounded in the left hip, which now appears not to be injurious; but that he labors under a large and very ill looking open ulcer in the left groin, which he says was produced by a musket ball, and that the ball has never yet been extracted.
Where disabled: Brandywine.
Remarks: Enlisted January 17, 1777 for 3 years
Evidence transmitted by the District Court imperfect, viz.: no evidence of his leaving the service, or, of question for two years after. No evidence why he did not apply before.

Benjamin Kendrick appeared and made oath that he enlisted in the Continental Service in the year 1776 in Culpeper County Virginia in the Virginia line, 10th Virginia Regiment under Captain John Gillison [?]. He continued to serve until the battle of Brandywine; that he was in that battle and there wounded and rendered unable to do further service. He was discharged in 1779 at Middlebrook in New Jersey. That he now receives a pension from the Government and his discharge and other evidence appertaining to his Service he believes now to be in the War Office. He states that by reason of his reduced circumstances in life, he was in need of assistance from his Country. He further makes oath that he knew of his brothers' before named William & Benoni enlisting as stated by them, and that after an [one or more words running off the page] of upwards of 18 months (as he always understood in the Army in the South) they returned home. Given under my hand and seal this 29th May 1818.
S/ Jas. Clark.

I Benjamin Kendrick do hereby release all claim which I have to 8 pension from the Government of the United States upon condition that an allowance shall be made to me under the age late Act of Congress amounting annually to a greater sum than the pension now received –Witness my hand and seal this 29th of May 1818.

S/ Benjamin Kendrick

Know all men by these presents that whereas I Benjamin Kendrick of the County of Bourbon & State of Kentucky have been a number of years back a pensioner first on the invalid roll & then on the roll admitting indiscriminately all Revolutionary Soldiers, and having property to an amount above that which has been considered by the War Department a support, although I am in consequence of a wound in my hip unable to walk and have not property sufficient to support myself & family, and being anxious to be restored to the list of Invalid pensioner's do hereby make relinquishment of my claim to a pension for Revolutionary Services. Witness the hand & seal of said Kendrick this 5th day of February 1822.

S/ Benjamin Kendrick, X his mark

Certificate dated July 7, 1829, of Dr. Robert Taliaferro and Joseph G. Chim that the veteran was totally disabled by his wound.

On September 25, 1838 in Bourbon County Kentucky, Frank he Kendrick, 78, filed for a widow's pension under the 1836 act stating she is the widow of Benjamin Kendrick, a pensioner as an invalid for his service in the revolution; that they were engaged prior to his in ring the service; that they were married in the County of Famquin [sic, Fauquier County?] during his term of service; they were married on Thursday June 17 1780; that he died June 12, 1830; and that she remains his widow.

Being in the Bourbon County Kentucky by Samuel Allison, a Magistrate, Frankey Kendrick, the widow of Benjamin Kendrick died November 9, 1838 in the state of Kentucky survived by the following children and heirs: Elizabeth Putnam, Nancy Cummins, Joseph Kendrick, Fanny Smith, Frankey Kendrick, Dosha Carlin, William Kendrick and Joanna Carlin.

Veteran was pensioned at the rate of $8 per month commencing May 29, 1818, for 3 years service as a private in the Virginia Continental line. Widow was pensioned at the rate of $80 per annum commencing March 4th, 1831 and ending November 9th 1838.

1 comment:

Travis LeMaster said...

Thank you for posting this. I descend from Benjamin's daughter, Elizabeth.