Peter Shull Revolutionary War PensionContributed by Helen McKeown
Declaration of Peter ShullDeclaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832.
State of Illinois
County of White
On this fifth day of September, 1832, personally appeared in open court, before the Hon.William Wilson, Judge of White County, a resident of said County of White, aged 71 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 7, 1832.
That he entered the service of the United States in the Militia under the following named officers; and served as herein stated; General Potter, Captain Frederick Cutts. That he resided in McAllister, now Hanover, in the County of York and State of Pennsylvania and entered the service as a substitute for someone whose name he has forgotten. The Militia was marched from the town of York to near Philadelphia and remained there until two months, the time for which they were drafted, had expired. That this took place the winter that General Washington was at Valley Forge.
That after the above he went out as a substitute for some person, name forgotten and as Colonel Albright and Captain Gelwin and marched to Fort Robert Doe and remained there at this fort except while scouting in the vicinity until two months had expired the time for which the men had been drafted. That after the above time he entered the service as a substitute name of person forgotten under Major Bailey and remained in York County guarding prisoners until two months had expired the time for which the men had been drafted.
That he enlisted in the State Service for seven months in the month of September as he now thinks at McAllister town now Hanover, County of York, that he was then sent to Philadelphia and remained there six days and then to New Town Square, New Jersey and then put into Captain Patton's Company of the 10th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line Colonel Hoopely Commander. That soon after the Army marched to Taffari on the Hudson and remained there 6 or 7 weeks and finally returned to Morristown for winter quarters that he remained in the army until the time for which he had enlisted. That he received his Discharge at Pennytown, New Jersey. That he has no documentary evidence and knows of no person whose testimony he can procure to testify to his services.
That he was born in the County of Frederick, State of Maryland on the 11th of January, 1761, no record of his age. That he resided in York County when called into the service and remained there 3 or 4 years after the War. Then removed to Maryland County not recollected 11 miles from Fort Cumberland resided there 2 years and 6 months.
Then removed to Pennsylvania, Fayette County resided there 7 years then removed to Kentucky resided there 35 years then came to this state where he has since resided. That he was a substitute three first times when in service has forgotten for whom he was a substitute. That he received a Discharge the first two times he was out and that they were signed by his Captain and the third time his Discharge was signed by Major Bailey and the fourth time when he enlisted his Discharge was signed by Colonel Hoopely. That Abraham Bought and William E. Files are persons in his present neighborhood and can testify to his character for veracity, and can as to their belief of his services as a Soldier of the Revolution.
He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a Pension or Annuity except the present, and declares that his name is not on the Pension Rolls of any Agency of State
Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid
Declaration of Anna Dorotha ShullIn order to obtain the benefit of the third Section of the Act of Congress of the 4th July 1836
State of Kentucky
County of Muhlenberg
On the 29th day of April in the year of 1841, personally before the County Court of Muhlenberg County in the State of Kentucky, Anna Dorotha Shull of the County and State aforesaid aged seventy-six years who being first duly sworn according to Law doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress passed July 4th, 1836; That she is the widow of Peter Shull who was a private in the Militia in the War of he Revolution. She further declares that she was married to the said Peter Shull on the 5th day of March in the year 1782. That her husband the aforesaid Peter Shull died in the State of Kentucky on the day of November 1834, and that she has remained a widow ever since that period as will more fully appear by reference to the proof hereto annexed.
Sworn to and subscribed on the day and year above written before the Court.
Anna Dorothy Shull (her mark)
Commonwealth of Kentucky
Anna Dorothy Shull came into Court and made Oath that the within statement made by her for the purpose of procuring a pension are true.
In Testimony whereof I have as Clerk to the said County Court hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of he said court this 29th day of April 1841.
Be It remembered that Samuel Shull of lawful age and first being duly sworn desposeth and saith that he is the son of Peter Shull, and late of the County and state below said and Anna Dorothy Shull. That Peter Shull, his father, some years since left this State and County and removed to Illinois, where he resided with one of his children, and was placed upon the pension agency of that State and drew his pension for his services as a Revolutionary Soldier for several years at Carmi in White County in the State last aforesaid through his attorney of that place, that the said Peter Shull, this dependent's father, departed this life some time in the month of November 1834, and that the said Anna Dorothy Shull who is now the widow of the said Peter, has remained a widow ever since the death of said Peter and still so remains. And that said Anna Dorothy Shull received after the death of said Peter Shull the remainder of his pension that was due from the Government to the time of his death.
The foregoing deposition of Samuel Shull, was taken sworn to and subscribed before me the undersigned Justice of the Peace in and for the County aforesaid and I further Certify that I am well acquainted with the said Samuel Shull and believe him to be a man of truth whose statements may be relied on when on Oath.
Given under my hand this 17th day of May 1842.
R.S. Russell JP
Commonwealth of Kentucky
I, Charles F. Wing, Clerk of the County Court for the county aforesaid Certify that Robert S Russell whose Certificate appears above was on the day of the date thereof and still is an acting Justice of the Peace for said County regularly commissioned and qualified according to Law and that the foregoing signature purporting to be his is genuine.
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said County this 1st day of June 1841 and in the 50th year of the Commonwealth.
Chs. F. Wing
Declaration of Peter Shull Jr.State of Kentucky
On this 29th day of June 1852, before the undersigned John W. Crow, the Judge of the County Court in and for the County and State aforesaid, personally came Peter Shull of said County, who being duly sworn according to Law, on his Oath declares, That he is the son of Peter Shull and Anna Dorothy Shull, both deceased that the said Peter Shull was in his lifetime a pensioner under the Act 7th June 1832 at the rate of $41.67 per annum and died on the ____day of ____(1834) Eighteen hundred and Thirty-four, leaving the said Anna Dorothy Shull his widow, who survived him until the second of January Eighteen hundred and Forty-nine when she died leaving the following children (named surviving) who are her only surviving children to wit; Peter Shull (this declarant) a resident of said Ohio County, Samuel Shull, of the same County, and Mrs. Elizabeth Huntsinger and Mrs. Catherine Bottoms, of White County, Illinois, her children and his only surviving children excepting Mrs. M. Huntsaker who has since died. That the said Anna Dorothy Shull did not again marry after the death of said Peter Shull and continued his widow until her death. That his said father and mother were married in the State of Pennsylvania in the month of March Seventeen hundred and Eighty two, as he has always understood and believes. That he has no evidence of Record or Documentary of said marriage but that his mother in her lifetime filed a claim under the Act 4 July 1835, and to the papers filed by her he refers for evidence of the date of said marriage. And he makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the benefits of the Acts of Congress of 7th July 1838, 3rd March 1843, 17th June 1844, 2nd February 1848 and of the joint resolution of 12th July 1848, and due him as the Administrator of the Estate of the aforesaid Anna Dorothy Shull.
Peter Shull, Adm.
Sworn and subscribed before me this 29th day of June 1852, and I hereby certify that I am well and personally acquainted with Peter Shull the above declarant and believe all his statements above to be true and correct, the words “Excepting Mary M. Huntsaker who has since deceased” were interlined before signing.
J.W. Crow, Presiding Judge of Ohio County.
Commonwealth of Kentucky
To wit: I Charles Henderson, Clerk of the County Court of said Ohio County certify that J.W. Crow whose genuine signature appears to the above and foregoing certificate is and was at the time of signing the same presiding Judge of the County Court of Ohio County duly elected commissioned and qualified and that as such full faith and credit are and should be given to all his official acts. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal of office this 29th day of June 1852.
Ch. Henderson, CLK
T.J. Henderson D.CLK
Ohio County Court, Kentucky
Monday July 5th, 1852
It is hereby ordered to be certified that satisfactory evidence has been presented to the court now in session that Peter Shull who was in his lifetime a Revolutionary pensioner on the Illinois roll died in the year 1834 leaving Anna Dorothy Shull his widow who did not marry again but remained his widow until the second of January 1849 when she died in this county leaving Peter Shull and Samuel Shull of this county and Mrs. Elizabeth Huntsinger and Mrs. Catherine Bottoms of White County, Illinois and her only surviving children at the time of her death all of whom are still living excepting Mary M. Huntsaker who has since died leaving heirs also, that letters of administration has been granted to Peter Shull on the estate of Anna Dorothy Shull aforesaid which letters has not been revoked but continue in full force and virtue.
State of Kentucky
I, Charles Henderson, Clerk of the Ohio County Court of said County, certify that the above and foregoing order is truly copied from the records in my office. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal of office this 6th day of July 1852
Ch. Henderson, CLK
T.J. Henderson D.CLK