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  Note that there are two applications - evidently one was rejected in
1832, so the whole process was repeated in 1833.  Thus, there are two
statements by David Hopkins - both very much the same.  The Feb. 1833
application says he was seventy two years the ..1st day of January LAST
(so born 1761).  There is a mark before the 1 which looks as if someone
made an addition, but it is hard to read.  Since the Sept. 1832 petition
clearly says he will be seventy two the 21st of January NEXT (or 1833,
so born 1761), it would seem the addition is to correct the date to the
21st.

DAVID HOPKINS - Rev. War Pension Application file
Fleming Co. Kentucky

At a court held for Fleming County on the 4th day of February 1833,
The declaration of DAVID HOPKINS in order to obtain the benefits of the
act of congress of the 7th of June 1832 was produced and sworn to in
open court and also the certificate of WM. WILSON and HENRY WEBSTER was
also sworn to, and it is ordered to be certified as the opinion of the
court after investigation of the matter and after putting the
interrogatories prescribed by the War Department, that the said Hopkins
was a revolutionary soldier and served as he states, and the court
further certifies that it appears to them that the said WM. WILSON who
has signed th proceiding [sic] certificate is a clergyman resident in
Fleming County and that the said Henry Webster is also a resident of/in
said county and is a credible person, and that their statement is
entitled to credity.

Kentucky Fleming County Sct.

I, JOSHUA STOCKTON clerk of the court of said county do hereby certify
that the foregoing contains the original proceedings of said court in
the matter of the application of David Hopkins for a pension. 
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal
of my office this 9th day of February 1833.
JOSHUA STOCKTON clk

Flemingsburg Kentucky  Feby 13th 1833

Dear Sir
I send you the declaration of DAVID HOPKINS which was returned in
consequence of objections.  I also send you the deposition of ISAAC WEST
which was attached to the former declaration he has since died as you
will See by the present declaration.  I don not know that it will be of
any use at this time, but may aserve as additional evidence of the
Justice of his claim.
Mr. Hopkins wrote the department to allow him for so much of the time as
may appear satisfactorly [sic] and that if any of the time as stated
should not be satisfactorly [sic] proved he wishes it not returned on
that account.  Mr. Hopkins is as worthy a citizen as any in the county
of Fleming and served two tours in the last war. 
Yours Se.   Lst Jones
If it /o open return it to me

State of Kentucky Fleming County Sct

On the 4th day of February 1833 personally appeared in open court before
the Justices of the Fleming County court now sitting DAVID HOPKINS
resident of said county aged seventy two years the 1st day of January
last who being duly sworn According to law doth upon his oath make the
following declaration in order to obtain the benefits of an act of
congress passed June 7th 1832.  That he entered the service of the
United States under the following named officers and served as herein
stated viz:
In December 1777 State of Delaware he enlisted and served twelve months
under Capt. William Perry stationed at Lewes Town made several scouts up
and down the Delaware Bay had several engagements with the British at
the Cape of Henlopen was discharged at the end of twelve months by Capt.
Perry  But my discharge has been lost for a long time  I think before I
left the State of Delaware In March 1779 I volunteered and served twelve
months more under Capt WRIGHT L. Col MANLANDINGHAM in Washington County
State of Pennsylvania  We marched from Washington County to the Mingo
Bottom and from there to groves creek below Wheeling Virginia as an
Indian spy  After the end of twelve months I returned to Washing. County
where I was discharged by Capt WRIGHT but my discharge is lost. 
In March 1780 I volunteered for nine months more as a spy in Washington
County Pennsylvania under Capt JOHN WALES  we marched below the Mingo
Bottom had an engagement with the Indians killed eleven Indians and
defeated them.  I was discharged by Capt. WALES but my discharge is
lost.
In March 1781 I volunteered and served nine months more as a spy under
Capt. JAMES MAIN against the Indians.  I volunteered this time also in
Washington County Pennsylvania  We were attacked by the Indians at the
mouth of Yellow Creek they killed one man and wounded Capt. MAIN at the
end of my time I was discharged by Capt MAIN which discharge is also
lost.  In March 1782 I volunteered in Washington County Penns.  for nine
months more under Capt. FORBES and Col. WILLIAMSON  We marched to the
Mingo Bottom and was engaged during the nine months in guarding the
frontier from the Mingo Bottom to the Mouth of Grove Creek.  I was
discharged at the end of nine months by Capt FORBES which discharge is
also lost.  The above ....  of nine months was ...or compan... by the
order of Col. WILLIAMSON  Col. Con[?] and Col MARSHALL  This declarant
states that he was born in the State of Delaware that he moved to the
State of Pennsylvania in 1778 and that in 1792 he moved to Kentucky
where he has resided ever since. has no documentary evidence or knows of
no person living by whom he can prove his service the former witness Mr.
West having died  since the first declaration was drawed he hereby
relinquishes every claim to a pension or annuity except the present and
declares that his name is not found on the pension roll of any state or
agency he further states that in the above service he served as a common
soldier he further states that he is known in the neighborhood [cross
outs here where the clerk made a mistake]  Duly and HENRY WEBSTER who
can testify to his veracity and their belief of his services as a
soldier of the revolution.
Subscribed and sworn to the day and date above written
DAVID HOPKINS

Mr. WILLIAM WILSO clergyman residing in the County of Fleming State of
Kentucky and HENRY WEBSTER residing in the same county hereby certify
that we are well acquainted with DAVID HOPKINS who has subscribed and
sworn to the above declaration that we believe him to be seventy two
years of age that he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood where
he resides to have been a soldier of the revolution and that we concur
in that opinion.
WILLIAM WILSON  (seal)
HENRY WEBSTER   (seal)


State of Kentucky Fleming County  Sct

On this 3rd day of September 1832 personally appeared in open court
before WILLIAM P. NAPIER, Judge of this Fleming circuit court DAVID
HOPKINS resident of this county of Fleming State of Kentucky seventy two
years old the 21st day of January next who being first duly sworn
according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in
order to obtain the benefit of an act of congress pased June the 7th
1832.  That he entered the service of the United States under the
following named officers and served as herein stated, towit  That he
enlisted in December 1777 for twelve months under Capt. WILLIAM PERRY in
the State of Delaware stationed at Lewes Town but made several scouts up
and down the Delaware bay, had personal engagements with the British in
the Cape of Henlopen.  Discharged by Capt. PERRY at the expiration of
the term my discharge was lost in the state of Delaware.  In March 1779
volunteered in the County of Washington Pennsylvania for one year under
Capt WRIGHT and Col MANLANDINGHAM  Marched to the Mingo bottom and from
Pittsburg down to Wheeling Virginia as an Indian spy.  Discharged at
Washing. Cty by Capt. WRIGHT.  Volunteered in same city and state on the
1st of March 1780 and served nine months more as a spy against the
Indians and so on for the next two successive years serving nine months
in each year.  The second year of service we under Capt. WALES we had an
engagement with the Indians below Mingo Bottom.  We killed twelve of the
Indians.  The third year we built a block house at yellow creek under
Capt. JAMES MAIN we were attacked by the Indians they killed one man and
wounded the Captain.  The 4th year I served under FORBES, Cl WILLIAMSON
commanded, employed generally in guarding the frontiers: discharged each
year by the different captains as above mentioned.  This disclaimant
that he was born in the state of Delaware moved in 1778 to Pennsylvania
Lived this county like fifteen years and then moved to Kentucky and has
resided here ever since  has no documentary evidence now  Envisions of
no person by whom he can prove his service for the terms he served as a
spy against the Indians my discharges were all lost  He hereby
relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except his
present and disclaims that his name is not on the penson roll of any
state.
Sworn to and subscribed this day and date first above written.
DAVID HOPKINS  (seal)

Fleming County Sct
On this 3rd day of September 1832 Isaac West personally appeared in
open court befoe WM. P. NAPIER
Judge of the Fleming circuit courst and made ac... that he was well
acquainted with DAVID HOPKINS ever since we were boys, both raised in
the same neighborhood.  I was not present when he enlisted, but
understood that he did so which I then and still believe.  I seen him
frequently while he was in the service & know of his having served one
year.  I took him with others frequently across Indian River in the
State of Delaware.  I have know said DAVID HOPKINS ever since  we were
both BORN in the same year 1761, he in Jan & I in May 1761

ISAAC WEST

WM. WILSON leading clergyman residing in the County of Fleming and DAVID
FINKLIN residing in the same County certify that we are well acquainted
with DAVID HOPKINS who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration
that we believe him to be seventy two years of age  That he is reputed
and believed to have been in the neighborhood where he resides a soldier
of the revolution and that we concur in that opinion.

HIRAM DULY
DANIEL FINKLIN

State of Kentucky
Fleming Circuit Sct - September Term 1832

The foregoing Declaration of DAVID HOPKINS, in order to obtain the
benefit of the act of Congress passed June the 7th 1832 was sworn to in
open court by the said DAVID HOPKINS.  And also the affidavit of ISAAC
WEST and the certificate of HIRAM DULEY and DANIEL FICKLIN was also
sworn to in open Court.
And the Court do hereby declare their opinion after the investigation
of the matter, and after putting the interrogatories prescribed by the
War Department, that the above named applicant was a revolutionary
soldier, and served as he states.  And the court further certifies, that
it appears to them, that HIRAM DULEY who has signed the preceding
certificate is a clergyman, resident in the County of Fleming, and that
DANIEL FICKLIN who has also signed the same is a resident in the said
County and is a credible person, and that their statement is entitled to
credit.
I LEAKEN D. STOCKTON, clerk of the Court, for the circuit aforesaid, do
hereby certify that the foregoing contained th original proceedings of
the said Court in the matter of the application of DAVID HOPKINS for a
pension.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto
Set my hand and seal of office, this
13th day of September 1832
L. D. STOCKTON

 

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