Rev. War Pension
Application of William Hopkins, Orange County N.C.
HOPKINS OF VIRGINIA AND RELATED FAMILIES,
BY Walter Lee Hopkins, 1980 Copyright, 1931 pg250
WILLIAM HOPKINS. On Aug. 31, 1832, WILLIAM HOPKINS, a resident of
Orange Co., N.C. made an affidavit to the U.S. Pension Bureau for a pension,
in which he stated in part; "That I was born Nov. 11, 1759, in the State of
Maryland, Fordice? Co.; that I was removed to Orange Co, N.C. at the age of 14 years ;
that in the spring of 1780 I was sent by my father who resided in Orange Co.
on the Flat River to Mecklenburg Co.,Va. for the purpose of making a crop for my
grandmother and aunt who lived there, and while there I was drafted into the
Army, the officers being Col. Robert Woodford and Capt. James Hyter ; that I
was drafted for three months and was stationed the whole time at the Magazine
in Mecklenburg Co., guarding Tory prisioners, deserters and disabled soldiers
from Gates and Burford ; that I returned to my home in Orange Co., N.C. and
was ordered out on another three months' tour,"etc. In the papers is a
affidavit of his sister, ELEANOR HOPKINS, who was 69 years of age, making an oath as to
his services in the Revolutionary War.
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