Simeon Justice 1765-1846 Revolutionary War Drummer

Submitted by Thomas Harold Justice .

Listed are some records concerning Simeon Justice, Revolutionary War Drummer Boy. He enlisted at Fort Rutledge, South Carolina at age twelve along with his seventeen year old brother John Jr. and father John Justice Senior.After the war Simeon married Susannah Wade and in 1807 accompanied his brother John Justice and his wife Amy Neal Justice to Beaver Creek in Floyd County (now Pike), KY. They last lived in Buncombe County, NC prior to coming to Beaver Creek.

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SIMEON JUSTICE 5893 KENTUCKY

SIMEON JUSTICE OF FLOYD COUNTY IN THE STATE OF KENTUCKY WHO WAS A DRUMMER IN THE COMPANY COMMANDED BY CAPTAIN TUTT IN THE REG'R COMMAND BY CO IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA LINE FOR TWO YEARS.

INSCRIBED ON THE ROLL OF KENTUCKY AT THE RATE OF 88 DOLLARS ----CENTS PER ANNUM TO COMMENCE ON THE 4TH DAY OF MARCH 1834.

CERTIFICATE OF PENSION ISSUED THE 20th DAY OF FEB. 1833--------SENT TO HON. R. P. LETCHER.

ARREARS TO 4th OF SEPT. 1832 $132.OO

SEMI-ANL. ALLOWANCE ENDING 4 MAR '33 $44.00 TOTAL $ 176.00

REV. CLAIM ACT. JUNE 7th 1832
RECORDED BY JNO. CROWELL CLK.
(BOOK D VOL. 1.9 PAGE 44)

FLOYD COUNTY STATE OF KENTUCKY

SIMEON JUSTICE AN OLD REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIER FIFTY THREE YEARS OF AGE STATES THAT HE IS A CITIZEN OF KENTUCKY, FLOYD COUNTY , THAT HE ENLISTED IN THE SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES AGAINST THE COMMON ENEMY IN THE YEAR ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY SEVEN FOR THE TERM OF THREE YEARS UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPTAIN BENJAMIN TUTT, WHO WAS CAPTAIN OF AN NDEPENDANT COMPANY UNDER THE COMMAND OF GENERAL ANDREW WILLIAMSON WHO COMMANDED THE DISTRICT OF NINETY-SIX IN SOUTH CAROLINA REGIMENTS STATES THAT HE WAS APPOINTED DRUMMER FOR THE COMPANY TO WHICH HE BELONGED AND SERVED OUT THE FULL TERM OF HIS ENLISTMENT WHICH EXPIRED IN JUNE 1780 THEN CONTINUED IN THE SERVICE SOME TIME WHEN HE WAS TAKEN PRISONER AT FORT RUTLEDGE CONTINUED A PRISONER OF WAR SOME TIME WHEN HE WAS PAROLED ON THE 2nd OF JULY 1780 BY JOSEPH SMITH A CAPTAIN OF THE KINGS RANGERS AND ON THE SAME DAY RECEIVED A DISCHARGE FROM CAPTAIN BENJAMIN TUTT WHO WAS ALSO A PRISONER AND PAROLED AT THE SAME TIME WHICH DISCHARGE I LEFT WITH MY FATHERS PAPERS AND FROM AGE AND THE WANT OF MY EYE SIGHT AND FROM MY REDUCED CIRCUMSTANCES IN PROPERTY I NEED THE ASSISTANCE OF MY COUNTRY FOR SUPPORT AGREEABLY TO THE ACT OF CONGRESS APPROVED THE 18th OF MARCH 1818. SIMEON JUSTICE

FLOYD COUNTY STATE OF KENTUCKY

ALEXANDER LACKEY BEING OF LAWFUL AGE APPEARED IN OPEN COURT AND AFTER BEING DUELY SWORN DEPOSETH THAT HE HAS LIVED A NEIGHBOR TO SIMEON JUSTICE THE WITHIN APPLICANT FOR NINE OR TEN YEARS IN FLOYD COUNTY STATE OF KENTUCKY STATES THAT HE IS A -------(UNREADABLE) MAN AND ----------------(UNREADABLE) MEASURE DEPRIVED OF HIS EYE SIGHT AND THINKS HE IS NOT ABLE TO SUPPORT HIMSELF AND FAMILY BY MANUAL LABOR AND NEEDS THE ASSISTANCE OF HIS COUNTRY TO THE ACT OF CONGRESS APPROVED THE 18th OF MARCH 1818 AND THIS DEPONANT FURTHER SAITH NOT.

GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND PRIVATE SEAL OF OFFICE THE 22nd DAY OF AUGUST 1818, & IN THE XXVII YEAR OF THE COMMONWEALTH
WILLIAM J. MAYO CLEARK OF FLOYD COUNTY




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