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  • ID: I551
  • Name: William Keyser
  • Given Name: William
  • Surname: Keyser
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1755 in Northampton Co, VA
  • Death: 4 Dec 1837
  • Change Date: 12 Apr 2004 at 10:42
  • Note:

    Bath County to wit,

    On this 9th day of October 1832, personally appeared before the Justice of the County Court of Bath now sitting in Court in the State of Virginia, William Keyser, a resident of Bath County in the state aforesaid, aged seventy seven years, who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declarations in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Corgress passed June 7, 1832. He states that he enlisted in the service of the United States in the regular army for a term of three years and served out a second term of three years. He enlisted in the County of Gloucester in the state of Va but the time of his enlistment he does not at this time recollect. He enlisted under CAPTAIN THOMAS BAYTOP in Second Va State Regiment. He then marched to Hampton, NJ after he was inoculated for the small pocks. (smallpox) He afterward was marched to the Valley Forge where he joined the army under GENERAL WASHINGTON at which place he remained all winter the next summer he was marched after the British and under the command of COLONEL CHARLES DABNEY. He overtook the British at Mommouth Church, was in an engagement with the British one whole day and lay on his arms all night expecting to engage again on the next day, but on that night the British got on board their ships. He further states that he was in a skirmish with the British at Saw Mill River Bridge near Fort Montgomery under the command of COLONEL SAMUEL ?GUESS? and in that skirmish twenty eight men and two officers were taken by the British. He further states he was in another engagement and was in front of the army in taking Stoney Point Fort under the command of GENERAL ANTHONY WAYNE at which engagement GENERAL ANTHONY WAYNE received a small wound in his temple and then COLONEL FEEBACKER (?COLONEL CHRISTIAN FEBIGER?) took the command . COLONEL FLEMING was the commander of the vanguard. He received no wounds. He states that he received a discharge in writing, which discharge was deposited in the ?auditing? office in Richmond, Va for the purpose of entitling him to draw his back pay. He states that he is known to WILLIAM McCLINTIC and RICHARD BRINKLEY who are his neighbors. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or an anuity except the aforesaid and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state. Sworn to and subscribed this day and year aforesaid.

    Wm Keyser

    And the said WILLIAM McCLINTIC and ROBERT BRINKLEY here in court states that they are well acquainted with William Keyser who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration that they believe him to be seventy seven years of age , that he is respected and believed in the neighborhood where he resides.

    On an irregular piece of a piece of paper are the listings of his children compared to the listing of his neighbor, Richard Snead's children. This is explained after William's
    death by his son Fleming's testimony in court to change the births of the children. William's listing has xy on the top.
    Polly was Jenary 26-1782 -- Sally was Born February 22 1782
    John was Born November 10-1784 -- Keturah was Born June (7?9?) 1785
    Willliam was Born October 12-1787 -- Elizabeth was born Dec 25 1787
    Cit was Born May 30 1789 -- Jean was Born May 6 1789
    Cat was Born Jenury 26 1792 -- William was Born Oct 22 1792
    Flemen was Born Jeneary 26 1794 -- ?Rich?Rick? was Born May (?27 or 29?)
    David was Born July 70?-1796 --
    James was Born May 12 1799 -- At the bottom are many subtractions--trying to make the
    Sally was Born Septembr 13 1801 -- children's births into the proper years.

    Father: William H Keyser
    Mother: Nancy Miller

    Marriage 1 Keziah Snead b: 1765
    • Married: 1781 in Bath Co, Virginia
    • Change Date: 24 Mar 2004
    1. Has Children William Keyser b: 20 Nov 1785 in Bath Co, Virginia

    Marriage 2 Keziah Snead b: 1765
    • Married:
    • Change Date: 24 Mar 2004
    1. Has Children Elizabeth (Betsy) Keyser b: 13 Oct 1787 in Hanover Co, VA
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