1840: The Declaration of Rebecca Rowlet, Revolutionary War Pension Documents

State of Virginia: Mecklenburg County  to wit:

On this 18th day of August, 1840, before the subscriber, a Justice of the peace in and for the County aforesaid, personally appeared Rebecca Rowlet a resident of said county and state, who being first duly sworn according to law, makes the following Declaration:

That she is the widow of William Rowlet formerly of Chesterfield County, and late of Mecklenburg County, Virginia, who was an applicant for a Pension under the Act of Congress passed June 7th 1832. That her said husband, at the time of application for a Pension, was a resident of Chesterfield County, and his Declaration presented in the court of that county, and thence forwarded to the Pension office.  That shortly after the said William Rowlett with his family , removed to the county of Mecklenburg, where he resided until the 2nd day of June, 1839, the day of his death.  That during the lifetime of said Willaim Rowlett, she honestly believes, the said Pension Certificate never was received, which she understands issued, or was admitted on the 24th of May, 1833, and sent to Petersburg, Virginia.  That due search and inquiry has been made for said certificate, and that it cannot be found.

She further declares that she is the widow of the said identical William Rowlet of Chesterfield County, Virginia, to whom said Pension Certificate issued  the 24th May, 1833, and the only person entitled to the amount allowed said William Rowlet, from the 4th March, 1831, to the 2nd day of June, 1839, the day of his death .

Rebecca  X Rowlett

her mark

Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year last mentioned.  I further certify, that she is a credible person, and her statement un? to full confidence.

Given under my bond this 18th day of August, 1840.

Will C Wall JP


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