Levi and Jannett Wallace
Pension application of Jannett Wallace, widow of Levi Wallace Pvt. Ga.[sic!] line #W4528
[Although Jannett Wallace was living in Newton County when she applied for a pension on her husband’s service, Levi Wallace died in Jackson County, where his will is recorded in Will Book A, pp. 108-109. This file is presented in chronological order. Two of the affidavits supporting Jannett Wallace’s claim are dated a few months before her own affidavit. Attestations of official signatures and correspondence containing no genealogical information are omitted.]
Personally appeared before me John Sanders one of the Justices of the peace for said County, William Hodge who being duly sworn saith that Levi Wallace late of Jackson County deceased, Served a 10 months tour in the Revolutionary War as a private commencing in April 1781 & ending in February 1782 under Captain Jacob Barnett (the day of the month when he entered the service not recollected) & says that he was at the taking some prisoners at the widow Motts & also at the taking the Fort at Orangeburg & prisoners, he also states that he the said Wallace was in the Battle of the Eutaw Springs on the 8th of September 1781. Also served another tour of six weeks or thereabouts and was discharged, the Captain’s name not recollected nor the exact time he entered the service but thinks it was in July in 1782. Also further swears that Janett Wallace is the wife & widow of the said Levi Wallace & was married he believes on the 18th of June 1782 to the said Wallace which was legally done, but by whom solemnized not recollected & that she the said Janett Wallace has never been married since; he also states that he served the above named tours in the same Companies with the said Levi Wallace, the above stated to the best of his recollection knowledge & belief.
William Hodge (signed by mark)
Sworn to and subscribed before me the 15th of October 1836.
John Sanders, J. P.
Personally appeared before me Charles Smith who being duly sworn saith that he served a ten month tour of service in the Revolutionary War in the years of 1781 and 1782. viz commencing in the Spring of 1781 and ending in February 1782 under Captain Jacob Barnett with Levi Wallace dec’d late of Jackson County said state and that said Levi Wallace served to the full end of said ten months and was legally discharged.
(signed by mark)
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 21st Oct 1836
Saml Tate J. P.
State of Georgia
County of Newton:
On this fourth day of January 1837 personally appeared before the Justices of the Inferior Court, Jannett Wallace a resident of the County of Newton and State of Georgia aged seventy-two 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 Levi Wallace who was a private in the Army of the United States in the revolutionary war, that her said husband Levi Wallace served in the company commanded by Captain Jacob Barnett, that she does not remember the name of either of the field officers only that a part or the whole of the said service the part of the Army to which her husband was attached, was commanded by Genl Green, that he entered the service in April 1781 the day of the month she does not remember, that her said husband was discharged from said service in the month of February 1782, that her said husband resided in York District in the State of South Carolina, when he entered the said service as an enlisted soldier for a ten months service, and served the said ten months — that her said husband was at the taking of some prisoners at the widow Motts & was also at the taking the fort at Orangeburg in South Carolina, & that he was also in the battle of the Eutaw Springs, which she believes was on the 8th day of September 1781. She does not remember particularly through what country her husband marched only that it was in South Carolina, and that he did not march out of South Carolina, She further states that she has no documentary evidence of said service, she remembers that he had an honorable discharge, but that the same is not in her power custody or control — She the deponent further declares upon her oath, that her husband again entered the service of the United States in the Army of the revolution sometime in the month of July 1782, the day of the month she does not remember; neither does she remember the name of the field or company officers under whom this said last service was performed — she does not remember upon what day he was discharged from this said last mentioned service, but she does know that he was discharged after having served faithfully for the term of six weeks as a drafted soldier that he resided also in York district South Carolina at the time he entered this said last mentioned service – The said last mentioned service was against the torys in the state of South Carolina, he was in no battle during the said last service & that she has no documentary evidence to support said claim. She further declares that she was married to the said Levi Wallace on the 18th day of June 1782; that her husband, the aforesaid Levi Wallace, died on the 2nd day of May 1825: 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 & subscribed on the day & year above written (4 January 1837)
Jannett Wallace (signed by mark)
William D. Conyers, JIC
Thomas Jones JIC
John Harris JIC
Before John N. Williamson one of the Justices of the Inferior Court of said County and State, personally came the Reverend James Hodge of the said County, who after being duly and legally sworn deposes and saith that Mrs. Jennet Wallace now of the County of Newton is the widow and relic of Levi Wallace deceased who was a soldier of the Revolution in General Sumter’s Brigade of “State Troops” in South Carolina — deponent saith that the said Jennet Wallace and her deceased husband Levi Wallace were married together, in York District in the State of South Carolina, that there was no public record of said marriage, neither was any record of marriage kept in South Carolina — deponent did not witness the said marriage ceremony, the following were the peculiar circumstances of said marriage, the parents of the said Jennet Wallace were opposed to her marriage to the said Levi Wallace and would not consent to the said marriage, neither would the said parents permit or allow the said marriage to take place in their own house — the said Jennet and the said Levi Wallace, therefore left the house of the said parents of the said Jennet to be married the said marriage therefore was what was & is called a runaway marriage — The deponent says that he was in the immediate vicinity of said marriage that the ceremony or the legality thereof — was always allowed to be & actually considered to have been performed the deponent further says that the said Jennet and the said Levi Wallace lived together as man and wife for more than 40 years and raised a large and respectable family –
(signed) James Hodge
Sworn to & subscribed before me the 10th March 1837
The amended declaration of Jennet Wallace, who after being duly and legally sworn before John N. Williamson one of the Justices of the Inferior Court for said County and State — the said Jennet Wallace deposes and saith that the 10 months performed by her husband Levi Wallace as set forth in her original declaration, that the said service was performed in the Regiment commanded by Colonel H. Hampton, and in General Sumter’s Brigade of State Troops in South Carolina. She deposeth and saith further that there is no record of her marriage with her said husband Levi Wallace, that there never was any public record thereof, that the said marriage was performed in York District in the State of South Carolina and that no public record of marriages were kept in the State of South Carolina at the time of her said marriage. She further deposeth and saith that she remembers no person now living who witnessed the nuptial ceremony.
(signed by mark)
Sworn to and subscribed before me the 10th day of March 1837
John N. Williamson, JIC
This is to certify that Sheriff Brewster of said County has this day appeared before me and testifies that he served a tour in the Revolutionary War for the term of 10 months and that he was well acquainted with Levi Wallace of Captain Jacob Barnett’s Company, South Carolina and served with the said Levi Wallace the Term before mentioned and during the said Term of 10 months I went home on a furlough and that I was in no engagement with the said Wallace But returned after the expiration of the furlough and was discharged from said services lawfully and also was said Wallace.
(signed by mark)
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 5th day of August 1837
A B Whitehead, JP
Before me John N. Williamson one of the Justices of the Inferior Court for said County & State, personally came Valentine Weathers of said County who after being duly sworn deposeth and saith that he served a ten months service in the Revolutionary War, in what was called the State Troops of South Carolina, that he was acquainted with Levi Wallace of Captain Barnett’s company and Colonel Hampton’s Regiment, in said service, and that he remembers that the said Wallace served out the full end and term of ten months in said Company and Regiment, and that at the end of the said term was honorably discharged. The deponent does not remember the day on which the said Wallace entered the said service or the day upon which he was discharged but remembers that deponent was in said service for ten months and that the said Wallace served at the same time & for the same term
(signed by mark)
Sworn to & subscribed before me this 8th September 1837
John N. Williamson, JIC
Personally came before me Ephriam[sic] Moss of said county who after being duly sworn deposeth and saith that he was personally acquainted with Levi Wallice dec’d that he knew him ever since the said Wallace was a young man, and before he was married that he is also acquainted with Jannett Wallice widow of said Levi Wallace and this deponent further says that the said Levi Wallace and Jannett Wallace formally[sic] Jannett Hodge were married in South Carolina York District, the time[?] deponent does not remember. The said Levi Wallace and Jannett Wallice lived together by virtue of their marriage until the death of the said Levi Wallace and the said Jannett Wallice is the widow & relict of the said Levi Wallace deceased.
Signed Ephraim Moss
Sworn to & subscribed before me
this 28th day of October 1837
John N. Williamson J.I.C.
Newton County Personally came before me James Hodge who after being duly sworn deposeth and saith that he was personally and intimately acquainted with Levi Wallace decd who was the husband of Jannett Wallace, that his acquaintance commenced during the time of the Revolutionary War. This deponent only knew the said Wallace by character at the time he performed a ten months tour in the Army of the Revolution. After the expiration of the said ten months Service the said Levi Wallace married deponents sister Jannett Wallice formally[sic] Jannett Hodge. This deponent says that he has a perfect and distinct knowledge that Levi Wallace aforesaid after his marriage aforesaid performed a second tour in the Army of the Revolution, deponent does not remember the length of the said service or the time that it was performed neither does he remember any officers under whom the said Wallice served. Deponent knows however that Levi Wallice entered the service in York District South Carolina. This deponent further says that the said Wallice from report made a brave and faithfull soldier.
Sowrn to & subscribed before me this 31st day of October 1837
John N. Williamson J.I.C.
Submitted by Cheryl Chasin