John Slaven (Jr.) Revolutionary War Pension Statements.

Affidavit 1, 1820.

Virginia, Pendleton County, to wit

On this first day of February 1820, before me the subscriber, one of the justices of the peace for said county, personally appeared, Major Henry Fleisher of said county, who by me first being duly sworn, according to law, doth on his oath give the following testimony in behalf of John Slaven of said county, a Revolutionary soldier, in order to enable the said Slaven to obtain the provision made by the late act of Congress, entitled "An act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War." That he the said John John Slaven, enlisted in Augusta County, Virginia, in the company commanded by Capt. Michael Bowyer, of the 12th Virginia Regiment, commanded by Col. James Wood, in the later part of the year 1776. Rendevouz at Staunton, Virginia. From Staunton he marches in company with this deponent???? to Tiger's Valley, where he continued until March, when the company was moved to Winchester, Virginia; from Winchester the company marched to Jersey, and joined the main army under Washington, at Middlebrook; that the said Slaven continued to serve in said corps or in the service of the United States until the 10th of October 1778, when he was discharged from the service in the state of New York, at the White Plains; that he was in the battles of Brandywine, Germantown, and other skirmishes. Sworn to and declared before me the day and year aforesaid.

Thos. Kinkead.

I, Thomas Kinkead, one of the justices of the peace for said county of Pendleton, do certify that Henry Fleisher, whose name is subscribed to the foregoing affidavit, is an old and respectable citizen of said county, and that he verily believes him to be a man of strict honor and honesty, and entitled to the respect of his fellow men, especially in consequence of his Revolutionary services. Given under my hand and seal this 1st day February 1820.

Thos. Kinkead.

Virginia, Pendleton County,

I, Zebulon Dyer, Clerk of Pendleton County, do certify that Thomas Kinkead before whom the foregoing affadavit was made and whose name is affixed to the above certificate is a Justice of the Peace in and for said county duly commissioned and sworn and that due faith and credit ought ti be given to all his official acts and such.

Affidavit 2, 1832.


At a court held for Pocahontas County, Virginia, at the courthouse thereof on the 7th day of August in the year 1832. Present: Jacob W. Matthews, John Bradshaw, Joseph Moore, Robert H. Beale, John Gilleland, Patrick Buffey, Isaac Moore, William Blair, Benjamin Tallman, James Tallman, Thomas Hall, William Cackley, Jacob Lightner, Nathan Gilleland, and James Sharp, gentlemen justices.

State of Virginia, Pocahontas County

On this 4th day of August 1832 personally appeared before the subscriber, one of the commonwealth justices of the peace in and for the county aforesaid: John Slavens, aged seventy-two years, who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the 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: Capt. Michael Bowyer, 12th Virginia Regiment, commanded Col. James Wood, Gen'l Scott's brigade; that he served three years as a private in the regular army of the Revolution, as will appear the records in the War Office, and that he is the same John Slaven that was on the pension list roll of Virginia; by a law of the United States of the 18th day of March 1818 and afterward stricken therefrom by a subsequent act (in consequence of holding property at the time, which excluded him from the benefit of the act), and that he the said John Slaven resides at the same place that he did when application was first made as above, then Pendleton County, now Pocahontas County.

John Slaven

Sworn to and subscribed before William Slaven.

The above named William Slaven appeared in Court and made oath that the above named John Slaven was unable to attend here on this day from bodily infirmity; and the said court do hereby declare their opinion that the above named applicant was a Revolutionary soldier and served as he stated.

I, Henry M. Moffett, clerk of the court of Pocahontas County, do hereby certify that the foregoing contains the original proceedings of the said court in the matter of the application of John Slaven for a pension. In testimony whereof I here unto set my hand and seal of office this 7th day of August 1832.

H.M. Moffett.

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