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Georgia Pensioners v.ii
Dorothy E.Payne
Sunbelt Publishing Co.

Surname Hopkins
John H.; Indian War Pension App dated 1892, GA, Served in Captain Jones' Co,
GA Volunteers, Cherokee War. Ind.Sur.App #3836, Cert.# 1597

Moses; Indian War Pension App.  dated 1897, GA. Served in Captain Vincent's
GA. Volunteers, Cherokee War. Ind. Wid. App # 7084, no cert. Widow: Huldah A.

Thomas S.; Indian War Pension App dated 1892, GA Served in Captain Hopkins'
GA. Volunteers, Florida War. Ind.Sur.App # 2579, Cert. 1185


Abstract of Pension Application of
Isaac Hopkins

S7043 Cert. No. 31.992
Issued Oct. 10, 1842
Act of June 7, 1832
From March 4, 1831
Agency, N.C.
Service, N.C.
Rank, Private

Applied for Pension September 23, 1842
Age:  born January 9, 1756
Res. at date of application, Orange County, N.C.
Res. at date of enlistment, Granville County, N.C.

Isaac Hopkins was born in Orange County, Virginia, January 9, 1756.
When 16 years old he moved with his father (no name given) to Granville
County, N.C. where he enlisted in 1777.  Since then he has lived in
Edgewood District, S.C., Orange County, N.C., and in 1843 he moved to
Wilkes County, Georgia.

May 10, 1777, he enlisted with Captain Phil Taylor, at Harrisburg,
Granville County, N.C., at the old Court House.  Served as a private
under Captain Pike, Colonel Gideon Lamb’s 6th N.C. Regiment.  Was in the
Battle of Germantown and was stationed at Valley Forge.  Was discharged
January, 1778.

January 1779, he re-enlisted under the same officers, was in the seige
of Charleston, where he was captured and held for a few days as a
prisoner.  Then he was permitted to return home on parole.

September 1780, he acted for some months as an assistant Commissary,
under Chief Commissary, Colonel Nicholas Long, of Halifax, N.C.

He died November 3, 1852 “A/B”
There are no further family data.

Abstract of Pension Application of
Jesse Hopkins

W665 Certificate 26793
BLWT 26905-160-55 Issued May 29, 1834
Act of June 7, 1832
At 40.00 per annum
From March 4, 1831
Agency West Tennessee
Rank Private
Service North Carolina

Application for pension April 15, 1834
Age 75 years
Residence at date of application White County, Tennessee
Residence at date of enlistment Granville County, North Carolina

In 1774 he substituted for John Champion for 3 months--under Captain
Richard Bradford.  Had been home but a few days when again substituted
for John Kettle for 6 months--Captain Phil Bradford, then returned
home.  After a short stay with his father he was drafted for 9 months
under Captain Richard Bradford, then transferred to Captain Wade’s

Enlisted during the War under Captain Richard Hopkins--discharged after
surrender of Cornwallis.

His father moved to western part of Virginia then called Elkgarden.
Volunteered for3 months under Captain Charles Hays--Colonel John Cowan.
Volunteered for 3 months under same officers and again 3 months serving
in all 2 years 4 months.

Born in Granville County, North Carolina, October 19, 1758--since the
Revolution he has lived in Stokes, Guilford, and Buck Counties, North
Carolina, Spartanburg District, South Carolina, then to White County,
Tennessee, and has lived here for six years past. 

Van Buren County, Tennessee--July 4, 1853, Polly Hopkins, about 70
years, widow of Jesse Hopkins, states she was married July 21, 1833 in
White County, Tennessee.  Jesse Hopkins died 1846 in White County.

White County, Tennessee--Rites of matrimony between Jesse Hopkins and
Mrs. Polly Vanghan, widow--married July 1833 by Justice of Peace.

Van Buren County, Tennessee--April 1855, Polly Hopkins, aged 70 years,
makes further declaration in order to obtain bounty land entitled to
under Act of March 3, 1855.

Van Buren County, Tennessee--January 26, 1866, Polly Hopkins aged about
90 years appoints William Ingersall her attorney.

Van Buren County, Tennessee, December 29, 1868, Polly Hopkins aged
about 80 makes declaration in order to secure an increase of pension.

No family data.

Bonnie A. Parker [email protected]



From the Records of Pittsylvania County.

Contributed by Mrs. N. C. Clement, CHATHAM, VA.

James Hopkins.

On this 17th day of Sept. personally appeared in open
Court before the Justices of the Court of Pitts, now sitting,
James Hopkins, a resident in the State of Va. in the Co. of
Pitts, aged sixty seven years on the 22  day of February
1832 who being first sworn according to law, doth on his oath
make the following declaration— That he entered the service of the U. S. as a
Substitute in the place of James Hopkins, Sen., sometime in the Spring 1780,
and marched from the County of Amherst & State aforesaid under the Command of
Capt. Azarnah Martin, Lieu~t \Vm. Holt, and Ensign Lcroy  the placce of
rendezvous was at Hilisborough in the State of N. Carolina. After our arrival
there we were transferred to 4th Reg’t Virginia Militia Commanded by Col.
Lucas from the County of Meck.lenhurg, the Brigade was Commanded by Brigadier
Gen. Stevens, from the County of Culpeper—After remaining at Hilisborough some
time, for the purpose of being diciplined, we were

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ordered to march to S. Carolina and join Maj Gn’l H. Gates Commander in Chief
of the Southern Army, at a place called Rugeley’s Mills on the morning of the
15th August, rested the ba!ance of the day, and at 10 O’clock at night took up
the line of March to Surprize the enerny before day, who were encamped at
Campden, who marched at the same hour; the two armies met on the middle
ground, a Sharp Skirmish between the advanced guards took place that night,
the line was formed and thc men stood under arms all night—the ncxt morning
the 16th the line was ordered to advance, and a general engagement took place
about the rising of the sun, which resulted in a Shameful defeat of the
Southern Army ;— there was no place designated, in the event of defeat, at
which we should rendezvous, we had lost all our baggage, and were destitute of
any Clothing, except what little we had on; Seperated from our officers and no
means of Subsistance, -under these appalling Circumstances, although Our term
of service was nearly expired, a Considerable number of the Company to which I
belonged, deterinined to make the best of their way home; after our return to
Amherst County, a Court of inquiry Convened and made an Order that we should
all be sent back and serve a tour of eight months under regular Officers,—we
were accordingly mustered and put under the Command of Cap’t Pamlin who
marched us back to Hills- borough, where Gen~l Green’s army then lay, and we
were transferred to the Command of a Cap’t Graves of Co. of Culpeper, who was
assigned to take Command of the men sent back from a few Other Counties for
the same offence. In a short time the Army was ordered to march to the South,
we passed thro~ Sallisbury, Charlotte &c and about the 1st of Jan. 1781, we
took up winter quarters on North Side of Peedee river, near the Cheraw hills,
S. Carolina.  Sometime in the month of Feb; if my memory Is correct there was
a general order Issued for all married men belonging to the eight months’
Company as they were called, to be discharged, and the young men to be
retained till their term of service expired, this reduced tile Company very
Considerably,----Capt. Graves was permitted to return home with those men that
were discharged, and the balance retained in service were placed under  the
Command of a Cap’t Webb and Lieut. Webb, who I understand came from about
Richmond in Virginia. Shortly after this Gen’l Morgan defeated Col. Tarlton at
a place called Cowpens, and took a number of prisoners and had to make a rapid
retreat to save them from being retaken by the enemy,—as Soon as Gen. Greene
received the information, he immediately marched off the Army to Cover
Morgan’s retreat, and left this small Company of eight months’ men, some of
whom were stationed at mills to guard them and keep them employed in grinding
meal and flower for the use of the Army, and some to guard the
encampment~finally Capt. ~Vebh received Orders to take charge of eight or ten
waggons—loaded with meal and. flower, and about four hundred head of Hogs, and
to follow on after the army, and we were in fact, in rear of both armies
;—when we reached Deep river in N. Carolina intending to go to Guilford C. H.
we there received intelligence that Cornwallis was at the place, we then had
to change our rout, turned to the right, went thro’ Hillsborough. & Granville
County, and Crossed the Roanoke river at Taylor’s Ferry, near which place in
the County of Mecklcnburg, in State of Va. was a Cornrnissaries Store, where
the Capt. delivered the meal, flower Hogs &C which we protected & brought safe
through a part of our Country that at that time was literally speaking. in the
hands of the British and tories,~by this time our term of service was nearly
expired, we were permitted to draw up a Petition, && send it on by express to
Gen. Greene, stating our situation, that we were almost naked, almost worn out
with fatigue, & praying him to sen(l orders to the Capt. to discharge us,
which he did, and we met the express in the County of Halifax, near Banister
river in State of Va. where the Company were accordingly discharged~ which was
about the 1st March, 1781, this discharge has long since been destroyed, he
has no documentary evidence to prove his service, he claims to have served in
the whole nine months.  He hereby relinquishes every claim whatsoever to a
pension or annuity except the present, and declares that his name is not on
the pension roll of the Agency of any State.

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