North Carolina Service
Pension application # R3556
State of Kentucky, Butler County Sct
On this 12th day of September 1826 personally appeared in open Court being a Court of record for said County, Samuel Finley resident in said County aged 65 years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the provisions made by the acts of Congress of the 18 March 1818 and 1st May 1820 & March 1823. That the said Finley enlisted for the term of during the War about the year 1776 in the state of North Carolina in the Company commanded by Capt Steward in the regiment commanded by Cols. Armstrong in the line of the state of North Carolina on the Continental establishment and was then transferred to Colo. Williams of the Virginia line. That he continued to serve in said Corps till the end of the War, when he was discharged from said service at 96 in the state of South Carolina. He applied for a pension some years since and his discharge & declaration were sent to the Hon David Walker a member of Congress from this district. Said Walker died and the papers have not been heard of by me since. He was in the Battles of Camden, Utaw Springs, Gilford and many skirmishes.
And in pursuance of the Sct. of May 1st 1820, I do solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March 1818 and that I have not since that time by gift, sale or in any manner disposed of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring myself within the provisions of an 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 passed on the 18th day of March 1818. And that I have not nor has any person in trust for me any property, surities, contracts or debts due to me. Nor have I any income other than what is contained in the schedule hereunto amended and by me subscribed. My property consists of 1 cow, 1 calf and a 2 year old heifer. I have made no contracts for any thing except a few of the necessaries of life since the 18th March 1818. I have a wife and 5 young children. From age and infirmity I am unable to do much labor.
State of Kentucky Butler Circuit Ct
September Term 1826
The foregoing Declaration was Sworn to in open Court and it was also proven by disinterested testimony that the value of said property is only $15 which is ordered to be recorded
A Copy Teste Rob Morrison, Clerk
Rob Morrison clerk
Provided by: Denise Moody