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Peden, Samuel

Revolutionary War Pension Record

Submitted by David Davis
State of Alabama cty ct. in session
Fayette cty. dec 1 1832

On the 1st day of Dec. personally appeared before me, Walter Harkins judge of the cty court of Fayette c. Ala., Samuel Peden of said co. of said county and state, afed about 79 years, who being duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to attain the of the act of congress passed June 7, 1832. That he entered the service of the United States as a volunteer in Spartanburg district, S.C. sometime about the last of October 1775, under the following named officers, to wit, Captain Andrew Barry, who was commanded by Colonel John Thomas and General Richardson and marche from Spartanburg district to the congaree, from thence to the big Cane Break on Reedy River and there defeated the tories which was called the Snow Camps and returned home and was discharged by Col. Thomas about the last of December 1775.

He again entered the service of the United States as a volunter sometime in july, 1776 under the same officers in Spartanburg district and marched and marched from thence to the indian town called {esthinitsy ?}, from thence to the keowee fort, then back to Spartanburg under general Williamson. Sometime in Sept. 1776 and was discharged by col. Thomas.

He again entered the service of the United States as a volunteer about the middle of feb. 1779 under Andrew Barry, Col. Thomas, and General Williamson Spartanburg district and marched from thence to Augusta, thence to the salt Patches, thence to Dorchester, thence to Parkers ferry on Edisto to guard the ferry, thence back to Spartanburg district and was discharged by Col Thomas sometime about the middle of may 1779.

*at this point document is recorded in 1st person.

Again I entered the service of the United states as a volunteer about the 1st of march 1780 and was commisioned or brevetted as an ensign and served as such under the command of Capt. John Barry [brother of capt. Andrew Barry}, Col. Thomas, and General Williamson in which time we marched on several routes after the tories in SC and twice into NC and about may thereafter I was Brevetted as a Capt. and served as such under the same commanders and was stationed near the Broad River, and marched to Musgroves Mill and there had a Scrumage [sic] with the British and tories and marched from thence through the upper part of SC and joined General Sumpters and then marched to the Cowpens, thence down the Broad River to the Cherokee ford and thence to Kings Mountain thence back to SC thence to Storys Ferry on broad river and thence to the Blackstocks and was in the battle of Blackstocks and then retreated to Woffords Iron Works. There I was taken with pains in my limbs and was in the army at intervals when I was able to attend until sometime in March 1781 and was discharged about that time on the Columbia River. All of which discharges are lost or mislaid and he hereby relinquishes every claim to a pension or annuity except the present. he declaims his name is not on any pension roll of any state. sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid. 

Note: Samuel Peden died the following year in Kemper County, Mississippi. his second wife, Margaret was awarded a lump sum.

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