Pension Abstract of Parriott Children


Submitted by Guy Littman.

Commonwealth of Virginia
Marshall County to wit:

On this 20th day of May 1850. Personally appeared before the County Court of Marshall County in said Commonwealth Joseph S. Parriott and Dennis M. Parriott, residents of Elizabethtown in said County of Marshall. Which aforesaid, the said Dennis M aged 52 years and the said Joseph S aged 50 years, respectfully, who being the first scions according to law, on their oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress, passed July 4, 183(2?). That they are two of the children of Martha Parriott, who was the widow of Christopher Parriott, deceased, who was a Sargeant in the Revolutionary War, and served as follows according to the best of their knowledge and information - to wit, the said Christopher was born in Prince Georges County, Md. and enlisted at Annapolis in said State under Col. Howard of Baltimore & served for three years in the Maryland Line. On receiving his discharge he enlisted for the War & served during the continuation and was discharged sometime in 1782 or 1783 in the latter part of the year. During the War he was present at and engaged in the following battles. At Trenton, At Princeton, - at Brandywine, where he was wounded, - at the battle of Germantown, at Monmouth, where he was also wounded,-at Stony Point, and at Yorktown.

He was born on the 25th day of March 1755, & was married on the 21st day of January 1781 at Marlborough in Prince Georges Co Md to Martha Clark of said County. and died on the 1st day of October 1820 in Hampshire Co Va. His widow, Martha Parriott, survived him-living until December 20th 1839, when she died in Marshall County Virginia having never married again--leaving the following children, to wit: John Parriott, Ann Davis (widow) Amelia Turner (widow) Dennis M. Parriott, and Joseph S. Parriott who are the only children left of said Martha Parriott.

Sworn to and subscribed in the ______ and year, above written, in open Court before the County Court of Marshall County Virginia.

D M Parriott
J S Parriott

State of Virginia, Marshall County, to wit:
Personally came Dennis M. Parriott and Joseph S. Parriott before the County Court for said County and in open Court. Subscribed and made oath to the _____ Declaration dated May 20th 1850 and the Court doth certify that they are satisfied that the persons named as the children of the deceased widow of the deceased soldier in said Declaration are all the children now living of the said deceased widow of the deceased soldier therein specified.

In Testimony whereof, I have hereto set my hand & affirmed the seal of our said court at the courthouse of our said county this 20th day of May AD.
May 1850--
James D. Morris clk

Other documents include 12 copies of Company Muster Rolls for Christopher Parrott (Parrot):

Private, Capt John Davidson's Co. of the 2d Maryland Reg't, commanded by Col. Thomas Price. Term of enlistment 3 years. Roll of: to Sept 1, 1777. Roll dated: Oct 19, 1777. Remarks: On Command.

Private, Capt John Davidson's Co. of the 2d Maryland Reg't, commanded by Lieut. Col. Thomas Woolford. Term of enlistment 3 years. Roll of: to Nov 1, 1777. Roll dated: Nov 3, 1777.

Sgt, Capt John Davidson's Co. of the 2d Maryland Reg't, commanded by Lieut. Col. Thomas Woolford. Roll of: to Jan 1, 1778 Roll dated: Jan 5, 1778. Term of enlistment 3 years.

Sgt, of a Company under the command of Capt Archibald Anderson, 2d Maryland Reg't, commanded by Lieut. Col. Thomas Woolford. Roll of: to Feb 1, 1778. Roll dated: Feb 4, 1778.

Sgt, Capt John Davidson's Co. of the 2d Maryland Reg't of Foot, commanded by Col. Thomas Price. Roll of: Feb, 1778. Roll dated: Wilmington Mar. 18, 1778. Term of enlistment 3 years. Remarks: Sick Qrs.

Sgt, Capt John Davidson's Co. of the 2d Maryland Reg't, commanded by Col. Thomas Price. Term of enlistment 3 years. Roll of: Mar, 1778. Roll dated: Wilmington Apr 3, 1778.

Sgt, Capt John Davidson's Co. of the 2d Maryland Reg't of Foot, commanded by Col. Thomas Price. Roll of: Apr, 1778. Roll dated: Wilmington May 22, 1778. Furlough, May 23 returned (this entry crossed out on the roll).

Sgt, Capt John Davidson's Co. of the 2d Maryland Reg't, commanded by Col. Thomas Price. Roll of: June, 1778. Roll dated: White Plains July 26, 1778.

Sgt, Capt John Davidson's Co. of Foot belonging to the 2d Maryland Reg't, commanded by Col. Thomas Price. Roll of: July, 1778. Roll dated: White Plains Aug 12, 1778. Term of enlistment 3 years.

Sgt, Capt John Davidson's Co. of Foot belonging to the 2d Maryland Reg't, commanded by Col. Thomas Price. Roll of: Sept, 1778. Roll dated: Fishkill Oct 5, 1778. Term of enlistment 3 years.

Sgt, Capt John Davidson's Co. of Foot belonging to the 2d Maryland Reg't, commanded by Col. Thomas Price. Roll of: Nov & Dec, 1778. Roll dated: Camp Middle Brook Jan 21, 1779.

Sgt, Capt John Davidson's Company of the Second Maryland Regiment, commanded by Col. Thomas Price. Roll dated: not dated. 3 years enlistment checked.


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