Re: John KIRKLAND, Cooley Cemetery, Mercer County, Ky

From: Michael Cooley <michael_at_newsummer.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2012 10:15:49 -0800

Jane,

Yes, it's directly from Curt.

-Michael

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> Michael, is this message recently from Curt Mason or is it the message =
> you found on the old Cooley list? This has a wealth of information on =
> it including the fact that Randolph White and John Kirkland served =
> together in Ky. under General George Rogers Clark. Just to remind =
> everyone of the connection, Elizabeth White married John Cooley, son of =
> Joseph and grandson of John Cooley, Sr. =20
> Jane Wisdom
> ----- Original Message -----=20
> From: curt mason=20
> To: John Cooley Mailing List=20
> Sent: Friday, January 06, 2012 10:51 AM
> Subject: Re: John KIRKLAND, Cooley Cemetery, Mercer County, Ky
>
>
> On 1/5/2012 8:25 PM, Michael Cooley wrote:=20
> Hi Jane,
>
> I don't know. I'm forwarding your question to the list. Someone else may
> know. I did find this post archived in the old John Cooley Mailing List.
>
> http://ancestraldata.com/listarchive/johncooleylist/old/2006-December/000=
> 001.html
>
> ---------------------------- Original Message =
> ----------------------------
> Subject: Cooley Cemetery, Mercer County, Ky
> From: "Jane Wisdom"
> Date: Thu, January 5, 2012 6:55 pm
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------=
> -
>
> I just found something refering to a Cooley cemetery in Mercer Co., Ky.=20
> The person listed here is a brother to Margaret Kirkland that married
> Randolph White. They were neighbors of John Cooley, Sr. You may =
> remember
> that four of Margaret Kirkland White's children married John Cooley, Sr.
> descendants. If this Cemetery still exists, might find the date for the
> death of John Cooley? Wife???
> Jane =
> Wisdomhttp://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=3DGET&db=3Djohnw=
> boring&id=3DI7032
> last update: 2001
> John KIRKLAND , SR. born 1753, Prince George County, Virginia, died =
> 1838, Mercer County, Kentucky.
> NOTES: John Kirkland, born in Prince George County, Virginia, in 1753, =
> served as a Private of Cav., Virginia Line, under Captains Theodoric =
> Bland, Richard Call and Edward Jones at Dandridge, Virginia, Continental =
> Troops, and also as an Indian spy under Captain Doherty on the frontier. =
> He was paid a pensionfor
> his service on March 4, 1831, and March 30, 1833.
> Source:Tennessee DAR, "Membership Roster and Soldiers", p. 973 (1961),
> citing Burns, "Revolutionary War Soldiers in Kentucky Counties",
> p. 43. Married ? PORTER (635).
>
> =
> http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=3DGET&db=3Dparkerpitki=
> n&id=3DI6621
> last update: 2010
> Name: John Kirkland
> Sex: M
> Birth: 1754 in , Prince George County, VA 1
> Death: 27 JAN 1837 in Dixville, Mercer, Kentucky, USA 1
> Name: John Kirkland 1
> Birth: 1754 in , Prince George County, VA 1
> Death: 27 JAN 1837 in Dixville, Mercer, Kentucky, USA 1
>
> =
> http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=3DGET&db=3Dmercer&id=3D=
> I3279
> John Kirkland served in the Cavalry, Virginia Line, under Captains =
> Theodoric Bland, Richard Call and Edward Jones at Dandridge, Virginia, =
> Cont inental Troops, and also as an Indian spy under Captain Doherty on =
> the frontier. He was paid a pension for his service on March 4, 1831, =
> and March 30, 1833.
> The DAR Patriot index has John's death date as 1837, but Mercer County =
> Court Order Book 'P' has the date as 1838. I believe the County record =
> is more reliable.
> Of John's 7 sons (Joseph, William, John Jr., Isaac, Abraham, Jacob, =
> and Alexander), William was listed in the Mercer County census for the =
> years 1 810-1840 (he died sometime before 1842). In 1820, Joseph, John =
> Jr., Is aac, & Abraham were listed. Only John Jr. of these 4 appeared in =
> the 1830 census and beyond: Joseph died before 1830 and Jacob, Isaac & =
> Abraham all moved to Missouri around 1823, right after Jacob married. =
> Alex ander appeared as the head of household for the first time in the =
> 1830 census of Mercer Co., but around 1833 he moved to Indiana.
> Note: John was assigned as the guardian for Elizabeth Tolly in 1801 =
> (his wife Mary's baby sister????), and raised her (giving bond for her =
> marriage to Christopher Vanarsdall in 1810). Then John Kirkland Jr. gave =
> bond for her marriage to Samuel Huff in 1817.
> Marriage 1 MARY TOLLY b: BEF 1767
> Married: 14 MAY 1783 in , Lincoln, Kentucky
> Children
> William Kirkland b: ABT 1784 in , Mercer, Kentucky
> John Kirkland b: ABT 1790 in , Mercer, Kentucky
> Joseph Kirkland b: ABT 1791 in , Mercer, Kentucky
> NANCY KIRKLAND b: ABT 1792 in , Mercer, Kentucky
> Mary Kirkland b: ABT 1793 in , Mercer, Kentucky
> Jacob Kirkland b: ABT 1793 in , Mercer, Kentucky
> Alexander Kirkland b: ABT 1794 in , Mercer, Kentucky
> Abraham Kirkland b: ABT 1795 in , Mercer, Kentucky
> Isaac Kirkland b: 25 DEC 1796 in , Mercer, Kentucky
> Marriage 2 Porter b: BEF 1763 in , , , USA
> Note: DAR Patriot Index lists a wife named ? Porter.
> Married: BEF 1779
> Marriage 3 Barbara Walker
> Note: Bondsman: James Slaughter
> Married: 8 NOV 1810 in , Mercer, Kentucky
> Sources:
> Title: DAR Patriot Index
> Text: DAR Patriot Index
> Title: Mercer Co. Court Order Book 'P', p.407
> Text: Mercer Co. Court Order Book 'P', p.407
>
> =
> http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=3DGET&db=3Dtsmith&id=3D=
> I330022
> last update: 2011
> Name: John KIRKLAND
> Sex: M
> Birth: ABT 1750 in Pennsylvania
> Death: 2 JUN 1831
> Burial: Nevada, Mercer, Kentucky
> Reference Number: Taf:1.136+29.2
> _FSFTID: L7FV-82C
> Change Date: 12 JUN 2010 at 17:53:13 1
> Marriage 1 Mary FOLLEY b: ABT 1754 in Pennsylvania
> Married: 14 MAY 1783 in Stanford, Lincoln, Kentucky
> Children
> Abraham KIRKLAND b: 1778 in Mercer Co., Ky
> Isaac KIRKLAND b: 1780 in Mercer Co., Ky
> Jacob KIRKLAND b: 1782 in Mercer Co., Ky
> William KIRKLAND b: 1784 in , Washington, , Kentucky
> Nancy KIRKLAND b: 1788 in Mercer Co. Ky.
> Mary Perline KIRKLAND b: ABT 1790 in , Mercer, Kentucky
> John KIRKLAND b: 1790 in , Mercer, Kentucky
> Joseph KIRKLAND b: 1791 in , Mercer, Ky
> Alexander KIRKLAND b: 1794 in , Mercer, Ky c: in Adel, Dallas, Iowa
> Hannah KIRKLAND b: ABT 1798 in , Mercer, Kentucky
>
> http://www.southerncampaign.org/pen/s13634.pdf
> Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements & Rosters
> Pension Application of John Kirkland S13634
> Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris
> State of Kentucky } Mercer County viz } This day John Kirkland senr =
> personally appeared in open court and made oath That he is now in the =
> seventy ninth year of his age & that he was a revolutionary soldier, =
> that in the spring of the year 1776 He enlisted in Capt Theodorick Bland =
> company of dragoons of the 1 Virginia Regiment, and Capt Bland was =
> afterward promoted st to be a Colonel of Dragoons 31 Mar 1777], that he =
> enlisted for the term of two & a half years and faithfully served out =
> his time, the s'd Bland being the Col and Richard Call his Captain, and =
> I enlisted in Volandford[?] near Petersburgh in the State of Virginia. =
> That he was in the Battle of Brandywine [11 Sep 1777], Germantown [4 Oct =
> 1777] and Monmouth [28 Jun 1778] and several other skirmishes and that =
> he faithfully served out his time and was honorably discharged in fall =
> of the year 1778 in Winchester in the State of Virginia. That he is not =
> a Pensioner of the United States neither has he ever been on the pension =
> list and he hereby releases all other claims to a pension - he farther =
> states that he again in the fall of the year 1779 He enlisted with Capt =
> Edward Jones in Col Greens [John Green's] Regiment for the term of =
> eighteen months and was detatched into several other Regiments of the =
> continal line of Virginia Troops and He continued to serve as a faithful =
> soldier in Capt Jones Company until the expiration of his time of =
> enlistment when he was again honorably discharged at Rudgelys Mills =
> [sic: Rugeley's Mill 12 mi N of Camden] in the state of South Carolina, =
> being both enlistments a soldier of the Virginia Troops of the =
> continental line. That I do not know of any person by whom I can prove =
> my services except by strong circumstantial evidence He farther says =
> that he has long since lost his discharges witness my hand this 6th day =
> of July 1832 -
> John hisXmark Kirkland
> [Philip Board (pension application S14979) and John Bridges (S47819) =
> deposed that after conversing with Kirkland they were convinced of his =
> service. Charles Kirkland deposed that he had seen one of John =
> Kirkland's discharges about 50 years previously.]
> State of Kentucky }
> Mercer County Viz } On this 4th day of February 1833 personally =
> appeard in open court before the justices of the Mercer County court now =
> sitting John Kirkland senr, 79 years of age a resident citizen of s'd =
> county and state who being first sworn according to law makes oath to =
> the following declaration for the purpose of obtaining a pension under =
> the act of Congress passed the 7th day of of June 1832 viz I John =
> Kirkland now seventy nine years of age a resident Citizen in the county =
> of Mercer and State of Kentucky, do hereby declare that I entered the =
> service of my country during the revolutionary war at the time and under =
> the officers hereafter named In the spring of the year 1776 according to =
> my recollection I enlisted in Capt Theodoric Blands company of of Light =
> Dragoons for two years and a half at Petersburgh in the state of =
> Virginia and we first marched to Williamsbugh [sic: Williamsburg] where =
> we were stationed and were employd with Capt Dandridges [Alexander =
> Spotswood Dandridge's] company in collecting provisions and on =
> occasional excursions in the neighborhood as a guard, and late in the =
> fall we were marchd to the North and met the Prisoners taken by Genl =
> Washington at Princeton [3 Jan 1777] between Philadelphia and Trenton - =
> and at Trenton we Halted some time and thence joined Lord Sterling [sic: =
> William Alexander, Lord Stirling] at Basking ridge and Morristown, and =
> soon after Capt Bland was promoted to be a Major and then Colonel of our =
> Corps, and then Captn Richd Call was my captain the whole time as well =
> as I now can recollect, and when the Brittish returnd from New Brunswick =
> in Jersey, we took possession of the place and I was also in Elizabeth =
> town and at Newark and had several skirmishes with small parties of the =
> enemy, and when the Brittish sailed round for the Delaware, we returned =
> and were stationed at different places above Philadelphia and when the =
> British advanced on that place my Regiment with the main army met them =
> at Brandywine where we had a severe battle, which lasted until near =
> night, and as well as I now recollect Genl Stephens [Adam Stephen's] =
> Brigade first gave way and we then retreated back, and were stationed =
> not far from Germantown and not long after I was engaged in that Battle, =
> which was a very warm one for a short time, and after this my company =
> retired to Morris town where we continued making excursions during the =
> winter and spring, and in June when the Brittish left Philadelphia we =
> were ordered to pursue them and at Monmouth we had another severe Battle =
> with them, Genl Lee Brought[?] in the Battle but Genl Washington had to =
> come up and [illegible word; see endnote] some unfortunate order which =
> [Gen. Charles] Lee had given My company had a severe conflict for a =
> short time - after this Battle, I was marched to the White Plains where =
> I remained until my time was near expiring in the fall 1778 when I was =
> marchd back to Winchester in Virginia when I was honorably discharged, =
> which discharge I have long since lost or mislaid; after this Period I =
> was in the Militia service twelve months but do not consider it =
> important now to give a full statement as I was in the Regular army as =
> dragoon two years and six months, first under Capt Bland and then under =
> him as a Colonel during the short time - I further state that I have no =
> documentary evidence of my age or services having long since lost them. =
> I also state that I was born in the county of Prince George in the State =
> of Virginia and was raised in Dunwiddie [sic: Dinwiddie] county where I =
> resided when the war commenced, and I enlisted in Petersburgh Virginia, =
> I was an enlisted soldier in Col Blands Regiment of Dragoons, being a =
> volunteer & not a drafted soldier. I do not know now of any person alive =
> by whom I can prove my services except by imputation - after the =
> revolutionary war was nearly over in the fall 1781 after Cornwallis was =
> captured [19 Oct] at which time I was in the militia service in Carolina =
> I removed to Kentucky now Mercer County where I performed several =
> militia tours and guard as an Indian Spy, and was also with Gen'l =
> [George Rogers] Clark then marched against the Indians on the Big Miami =
> in the fall 1782 in Capt Dohertys [possibly John Dougherty's] company. I =
> farther hereby relinquish all claim which I may have to any pension from =
> the united states except the present or any other annuity, Witness my =
> hand this 4 th February 1832 [sic]
> John hisXmark Kirkland
> NOTES:
> A size roll compiled at Chesterfield Courthouse after 1 Sep 1780 =
> includes the following: Jn'o. Kirkland/ age 25/ height 5 6=BE/ farmer/ =
> born and residing in Prince George/ dark-brown hair/ hazel eyes/ fair =
> complexion/ enlisted 11 Sep 1780 for 18 months.
> At the Battle of Monmouth Gen. Washington had to countermand Gen. =
> Lee's orders to retreat.
> On 29 Mar 1853 John Kirkland, Jr. assigned power of attorney to obtain =
> any benefits due for the service of his father, who died in the fall of =
> 1837.
>
>
> --=20
> Curt, in Phoenix, Arizona
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> <DIV><STRONG><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Michael, is this message =
> recently&nbsp;from=20
> Curt Mason or is it the message you found on the old Cooley list?&nbsp; =
> This has=20
> a wealth of information on it including the fact that Randolph White and =
> John=20
> Kirkland served together in Ky. under General George Rogers Clark.&nbsp; =
> Just to=20
> remind everyone of the connection, Elizabeth White married John Cooley, =
> son of=20
> Joseph and grandson of John Cooley, Sr.&nbsp; </FONT></STRONG></DIV>
> <DIV><STRONG><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Jane =
> Wisdom</FONT></STRONG></DIV>
> <BLOCKQUOTE=20
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> <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message ----- </DIV>
> <DIV=20
> style=3D"BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial; font-color: =
> black"><B>From:</B>=20
> <A title=3Dcurt.moorman_at_gmail.com =
> href=3D"mailto:curt.moorman_at_gmail.com">curt=20
> mason</A> </DIV>
> <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>To:</B> <A=20
> title=3Dundisclosed.recipients_at_johncooley.net=20
> href=3D"mailto:undisclosed.recipients_at_johncooley.net">John Cooley =
> Mailing=20
> List</A> </DIV>
> <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Friday, January 06, 2012 =
> 10:51=20
> AM</DIV>
> <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> Re: John KIRKLAND, =
> Cooley=20
> Cemetery, Mercer County, Ky</DIV>
> <DIV><BR></DIV>On 1/5/2012 8:25 PM, Michael Cooley wrote:=20
> <BLOCKQUOTE =
> cite=3Dmid:4f0669d1.241b440a.7299.fffffbfdSMTPIN_ADDED_at_mx.google.com=20
> type=3D"cite"><PRE wrap=3D"">Hi Jane,
>
> I don't know. I'm forwarding your question to the list. Someone else may
> know. I did find this post archived in the old John Cooley Mailing List.
>
> <A class=3Dmoz-txt-link-freetext =
> href=3D"http://ancestraldata.com/listarchive/johncooleylist/old/2006-Dece=
> mber/000001.html">http://ancestraldata.com/listarchive/johncooleylist/old=
> /2006-December/000001.html</A>
>
> ---------------------------- Original Message =
> ----------------------------
> Subject: Cooley Cemetery, Mercer County, Ky
> From: "Jane Wisdom"
> Date: Thu, January 5, 2012 6:55 pm
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------=
> -
>
> I just found something refering to a Cooley cemetery in Mercer Co., Ky.=20
> The person listed here is a brother to Margaret Kirkland that married
> Randolph White. They were neighbors of John Cooley, Sr. You may =
> remember
> that four of Margaret Kirkland White's children married John Cooley, Sr.
> descendants. If this Cemetery still exists, might find the date for the
> death of John Cooley? Wife???
> Jane Wisdom</PRE></BLOCKQUOTE><FONT face=3D"Courier New"><A=20
> class=3Dmoz-txt-link-freetext=20
> =
> href=3D"http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=3DGET&amp;db=3D=
> johnwboring&amp;id=3DI7032">http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.c=
> gi?op=3DGET&amp;db=3Djohnwboring&amp;id=3DI7032</A><BR>last=20
> update: 2001<BR>John KIRKLAND , SR. born 1753, Prince George County, =
> Virginia,=20
> died 1838, Mercer County, Kentucky.<BR>NOTES: John Kirkland, born in =
> Prince=20
> George County, Virginia, in 1753, served as a Private of Cav., =
> Virginia Line,=20
> under Captains Theodoric Bland, Richard Call and Edward Jones at =
> Dandridge,=20
> Virginia, Continental Troops, and also as an Indian spy under Captain =
> Doherty=20
> on the frontier. He was paid a pensionfor<BR>his service on March 4, =
> 1831, and=20
> March 30, 1833.<BR>Source:Tennessee DAR, "Membership Roster and =
> Soldiers", p.=20
> 973 (1961),<BR>citing Burns, "Revolutionary War Soldiers in Kentucky=20
> Counties",<BR>p. 43. Married ? PORTER (635).<BR><BR><A=20
> class=3Dmoz-txt-link-freetext=20
> =
> href=3D"http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=3DGET&amp;db=3D=
> parkerpitkin&amp;id=3DI6621">http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.=
> cgi?op=3DGET&amp;db=3Dparkerpitkin&amp;id=3DI6621</A><BR>last=20
> update: 2010<BR>Name: John Kirkland<BR>Sex: M<BR>Birth: 1754 in , =
> Prince=20
> George County, VA 1<BR>Death: 27 JAN 1837 in Dixville, Mercer, =
> Kentucky, USA=20
> 1<BR>Name: John Kirkland 1<BR>Birth: 1754 in , Prince George County, =
> VA=20
> 1<BR>Death: 27 JAN 1837 in Dixville, Mercer, Kentucky, USA 1<BR><BR><A =
>
> class=3Dmoz-txt-link-freetext=20
> =
> href=3D"http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=3DGET&amp;db=3D=
> mercer&amp;id=3DI3279">http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=
> =3DGET&amp;db=3Dmercer&amp;id=3DI3279</A><BR>John=20
> Kirkland served in the Cavalry, Virginia Line, under Captains =
> Theodoric Bland,=20
> Richard Call and Edward Jones at Dandridge, Virginia, Cont inental =
> Troops, and=20
> also as an Indian spy under Captain Doherty on the frontier. He was =
> paid a=20
> pension for his service on March 4, 1831, and March 30, 1833.<BR>The =
> DAR=20
> Patriot index has John's death date as 1837, but Mercer County Court =
> Order=20
> Book 'P' has the date as 1838. I believe the County record is more=20
> reliable.<BR>Of John's 7 sons (Joseph, William, John Jr., Isaac, =
> Abraham,=20
> Jacob, and Alexander), William was listed in the Mercer County census =
> for the=20
> years 1 810-1840 (he died sometime before 1842). In 1820, Joseph, John =
> Jr., Is=20
> aac, &amp; Abraham were listed. Only John Jr. of these 4 appeared in =
> the 1830=20
> census and beyond: Joseph died before 1830 and Jacob, Isaac &amp; =
> Abraham all=20
> moved to Missouri around 1823, right after Jacob married. Alex ander =
> appeared=20
> as the head of household for the first time in the 1830 census of =
> Mercer Co.,=20
> but around 1833 he moved to Indiana.<BR>Note: John was assigned as the =
>
> guardian for Elizabeth Tolly in 1801 (his wife Mary's baby =
> sister????), and=20
> raised her (giving bond for her marriage to Christopher Vanarsdall in =
> 1810).=20
> Then John Kirkland Jr. gave bond for her marriage to Samuel Huff in=20
> 1817.<BR>Marriage 1 MARY TOLLY b: BEF 1767<BR>Married: 14 MAY 1783 in =
> ,=20
> Lincoln, Kentucky<BR>Children<BR>&nbsp;William Kirkland b: ABT 1784 in =
> ,=20
> Mercer, Kentucky<BR>&nbsp;John Kirkland b: ABT 1790 in , Mercer,=20
> Kentucky<BR>&nbsp;Joseph Kirkland b: ABT 1791 in , Mercer,=20
> Kentucky<BR>&nbsp;NANCY KIRKLAND b: ABT 1792 in , Mercer,=20
> Kentucky<BR>&nbsp;Mary Kirkland b: ABT 1793 in , Mercer,=20
> Kentucky<BR>&nbsp;Jacob Kirkland b: ABT 1793 in , Mercer,=20
> Kentucky<BR>&nbsp;Alexander Kirkland b: ABT 1794 in , Mercer,=20
> Kentucky<BR>&nbsp;Abraham Kirkland b: ABT 1795 in , Mercer,=20
> Kentucky<BR>&nbsp;Isaac Kirkland b: 25 DEC 1796 in , Mercer,=20
> Kentucky<BR>Marriage 2 Porter b: BEF 1763 in , , , USA<BR>Note: DAR =
> Patriot=20
> Index lists a wife named ? Porter.<BR>Married: BEF 1779<BR>Marriage 3 =
> Barbara=20
> Walker<BR>Note: Bondsman: James Slaughter<BR>Married: 8 NOV 1810 in , =
> Mercer,=20
> Kentucky<BR>Sources:<BR>Title: DAR Patriot Index<BR>Text: DAR Patriot=20
> Index<BR>Title: Mercer Co. Court Order Book 'P', p.407<BR>Text: Mercer =
> Co.=20
> Court Order Book 'P', p.407<BR><BR><A class=3Dmoz-txt-link-freetext=20
> =
> href=3D"http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=3DGET&amp;db=3D=
> tsmith&amp;id=3DI330022">http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?=
> op=3DGET&amp;db=3Dtsmith&amp;id=3DI330022</A><BR>last=20
> update: 2011<BR>Name: John KIRKLAND<BR>Sex: M<BR>Birth: ABT 1750 in=20
> Pennsylvania<BR>Death: 2 JUN 1831<BR>Burial: Nevada, Mercer,=20
> Kentucky<BR>Reference Number: Taf:1.136+29.2<BR>_FSFTID: =
> L7FV-82C<BR>Change=20
> Date: 12 JUN 2010 at 17:53:13 1<BR>Marriage 1 Mary FOLLEY b: ABT 1754 =
> in=20
> Pennsylvania<BR>Married: 14 MAY 1783 in Stanford, Lincoln,=20
> Kentucky<BR>Children<BR>&nbsp;Abraham KIRKLAND b: 1778 in Mercer Co.,=20
> Ky<BR>&nbsp;Isaac KIRKLAND b: 1780 in Mercer Co., Ky<BR>&nbsp;Jacob =
> KIRKLAND=20
> b: 1782 in Mercer Co., Ky<BR>&nbsp;William KIRKLAND b: 1784 in , =
> Washington, ,=20
> Kentucky<BR>&nbsp;Nancy KIRKLAND b: 1788 in Mercer Co. =
> Ky.<BR>&nbsp;Mary=20
> Perline KIRKLAND b: ABT 1790 in , Mercer, Kentucky<BR>&nbsp;John =
> KIRKLAND b:=20
> 1790 in , Mercer, Kentucky<BR>&nbsp;Joseph KIRKLAND b: 1791 in , =
> Mercer,=20
> Ky<BR>&nbsp;Alexander KIRKLAND b: 1794 in , Mercer, Ky c: in Adel, =
> Dallas,=20
> Iowa<BR>&nbsp;Hannah KIRKLAND b: ABT 1798 in , Mercer, =
> Kentucky<BR><BR><A=20
> class=3Dmoz-txt-link-freetext=20
> =
> href=3D"http://www.southerncampaign.org/pen/s13634.pdf">http://www.southe=
> rncampaign.org/pen/s13634.pdf</A><BR>Southern=20
> Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements &amp; =
> Rosters<BR>Pension=20
> Application of John Kirkland S13634<BR>Transcribed and annotated by C. =
> Leon=20
> Harris<BR>State of Kentucky } Mercer County viz } This day John =
> Kirkland senr=20
> personally appeared in open court and made oath That he is now in the =
> seventy=20
> ninth year of his age &amp; that he was a revolutionary soldier, that =
> in the=20
> spring of the year 1776 He enlisted in Capt Theodorick Bland company =
> of=20
> dragoons of the 1 Virginia Regiment, and Capt Bland was afterward =
> promoted st=20
> to be a Colonel of Dragoons 31 Mar 1777], that he enlisted for the =
> term of two=20
> &amp; a half years and faithfully served out his time, the s=92d Bland =
> being the=20
> Col and Richard Call his Captain, and I enlisted in Volandford[?] near =
>
> Petersburgh in the State of Virginia. That he was in the Battle of =
> Brandywine=20
> [11 Sep 1777], Germantown [4 Oct 1777] and Monmouth [28 Jun 1778] and =
> several=20
> other skirmishes and that he faithfully served out his time and was =
> honorably=20
> discharged in fall of the year 1778 in Winchester in the State of =
> Virginia.=20
> That he is not a Pensioner of the United States neither has he ever =
> been on=20
> the pension list and he hereby releases all other claims to a pension =
> =96 he=20
> farther states that he again in the fall of the year 1779 He enlisted =
> with=20
> Capt Edward Jones in Col Greens [John Green=92s] Regiment for the term =
> of=20
> eighteen months and was detatched into several other Regiments of the =
> continal=20
> line of Virginia Troops and He continued to serve as a faithful =
> soldier in=20
> Capt Jones Company until the expiration of his time of enlistment when =
> he was=20
> again honorably discharged at Rudgelys Mills [sic: Rugeley=92s Mill 12 =
> mi N of=20
> Camden] in the state of South Carolina, being both enlistments a =
> soldier of=20
> the Virginia Troops of the continental line. That I do not know of any =
> person=20
> by whom I can prove my services except by strong circumstantial =
> evidence He=20
> farther says that he has long since lost his discharges witness my =
> hand this=20
> 6th day of July 1832 =96<BR>John hisXmark Kirkland<BR>[Philip Board =
> (pension=20
> application S14979) and John Bridges (S47819) deposed that after =
> conversing=20
> with Kirkland they were convinced of his service. Charles Kirkland =
> deposed=20
> that he had seen one of John Kirkland=92s discharges about 50 years=20
> previously.]<BR>State of Kentucky }<BR>Mercer County Viz } On this 4th =
> day of=20
> February 1833 personally appeard in open court before the justices of =
> the=20
> Mercer County court now sitting John Kirkland senr, 79 years of age a =
> resident=20
> citizen of s=92d county and state who being first sworn according to =
> law makes=20
> oath to the following declaration for the purpose of obtaining a =
> pension under=20
> the act of Congress passed the 7th day of of June 1832 viz I John =
> Kirkland now=20
> seventy nine years of age a resident Citizen in the county of Mercer =
> and State=20
> of Kentucky, do hereby declare that I entered the service of my =
> country during=20
> the revolutionary war at the time and under the officers hereafter =
> named In=20
> the spring of the year 1776 according to my recollection I enlisted in =
> Capt=20
> Theodoric Blands company of of Light Dragoons for two years and a half =
> at=20
> Petersburgh in the state of Virginia and we first marched to =
> Williamsbugh=20
> [sic: Williamsburg] where we were stationed and were employd with Capt =
>
> Dandridges [Alexander Spotswood Dandridge=92s] company in collecting =
> provisions=20
> and on occasional excursions in the neighborhood as a guard, and late =
> in the=20
> fall we were marchd to the North and met the Prisoners taken by Genl=20
> Washington at Princeton [3 Jan 1777] between Philadelphia and Trenton =
> =96 and at=20
> Trenton we Halted some time and thence joined Lord Sterling [sic: =
> William=20
> Alexander, Lord Stirling] at Basking ridge and Morristown, and soon =
> after Capt=20
> Bland was promoted to be a Major and then Colonel of our Corps, and =
> then Captn=20
> Richd Call was my captain the whole time as well as I now can =
> recollect, and=20
> when the Brittish returnd from New Brunswick in Jersey, we took =
> possession of=20
> the place and I was also in Elizabeth town and at Newark and had =
> several=20
> skirmishes with small parties of the enemy, and when the Brittish =
> sailed round=20
> for the Delaware, we returned and were stationed at different places =
> above=20
> Philadelphia and when the British advanced on that place my Regiment =
> with the=20
> main army met them at Brandywine where we had a severe battle, which =
> lasted=20
> until near night, and as well as I now recollect Genl Stephens [Adam=20
> Stephen=92s] Brigade first gave way and we then retreated back, and =
> were=20
> stationed not far from Germantown and not long after I was engaged in =
> that=20
> Battle, which was a very warm one for a short time, and after this my =
> company=20
> retired to Morris town where we continued making excursions during the =
> winter=20
> and spring, and in June when the Brittish left Philadelphia we were =
> ordered to=20
> pursue them and at Monmouth we had another severe Battle with them, =
> Genl Lee=20
> Brought[?] in the Battle but Genl Washington had to come up and =
> [illegible=20
> word; see endnote] some unfortunate order which [Gen. Charles] Lee had =
> given=20
> My company had a severe conflict for a short time =96 after this =
> Battle, I was=20
> marched to the White Plains where I remained until my time was near =
> expiring=20
> in the fall 1778 when I was marchd back to Winchester in Virginia when =
> I was=20
> honorably discharged, which discharge I have long since lost or =
> mislaid; after=20
> this Period I was in the Militia service twelve months but do not =
> consider it=20
> important now to give a full statement as I was in the Regular army as =
> dragoon=20
> two years and six months, first under Capt Bland and then under him as =
> a=20
> Colonel during the short time =96 I further state that I have no =
> documentary=20
> evidence of my age or services having long since lost them. I also =
> state that=20
> I was born in the county of Prince George in the State of Virginia and =
> was=20
> raised in Dunwiddie [sic: Dinwiddie] county where I resided when the =
> war=20
> commenced, and I enlisted in Petersburgh Virginia, I was an enlisted =
> soldier=20
> in Col Blands Regiment of Dragoons, being a volunteer &amp; not a =
> drafted=20
> soldier. I do not know now of any person alive by whom I can prove my =
> services=20
> except by imputation =96 after the revolutionary war was nearly over =
> in the fall=20
> 1781 after Cornwallis was captured [19 Oct] at which time I was in the =
> militia=20
> service in Carolina I removed to Kentucky now Mercer County where I =
> performed=20
> several militia tours and guard as an Indian Spy, and was also with =
> Gen=92l=20
> [George Rogers] Clark then marched against the Indians on the Big =
> Miami in the=20
> fall 1782 in Capt Dohertys [possibly John Dougherty=92s] company. I =
> farther=20
> hereby relinquish all claim which I may have to any pension from the =
> united=20
> states except the present or any other annuity, Witness my hand this 4 =
> th=20
> February 1832 [sic]<BR>John hisXmark Kirkland<BR>NOTES:<BR>A size roll =
>
> compiled at Chesterfield Courthouse after 1 Sep 1780 includes the =
> following:=20
> Jn=92o. Kirkland/ age 25/ height 5 6=BE/ farmer/ born and residing in =
> Prince=20
> George/ dark-brown hair/ hazel eyes/ fair complexion/ enlisted 11 Sep =
> 1780 for=20
> 18 months.<BR>At the Battle of Monmouth Gen. Washington had to =
> countermand=20
> Gen. Lee=92s orders to retreat.<BR>On 29 Mar 1853 John Kirkland, Jr. =
> assigned=20
> power of attorney to obtain any benefits due for the service of his =
> father,=20
> who died in the fall of 1837.</FONT><BR><BR><PRE class=3Dmoz-signature =
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