Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Moorefield Family

Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements

Pension application of John Dunkley, W5267 Tabitha fn59Va. Transcribed by Will Graves 2/14/09 [Methodology: Spelling, punctuation and grammar have been corrected in some instances for ease of reading and to facilitate searches of the database. Also, the handwriting of the original scribes often lends itself to varying interpretations. Users of this database are urged to view the original and to make their own decision as to how to decipher what the original scribe actually wrote. Blanks appearing in the transcripts reflect blanks in the original.]

Virginia, to wit

On this 23rd day of October 1832 Personally appeared in open Court, before the County Court of Halifax now sitting, John Dunkley a resident in the said County of Halifax and State aforesaid aged 73 years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7th 1832, that he entered the service of the United States as a Militia-man under the following named officers and served as herein stated, that in the year 1780, as well as he remembers, he was drafted in the militia for 3 months and served his full time under the command of Capt. William Terry and was discharged at Watlington's old field that in the year 1781, he was again drafted for 3 months and served the time fully under the command of Capt. John Faulkner, and was at the siege of Little York, when Lord Cornwallis surrendered, winning where he was discharged from the service, that he has no proof of his service except the affidavits of Moses Epps1 and Moses Dunkley,2 he hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the Pension roll of the agency of any State.

S/ John Dunkley
Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid

[William Buntin and William Childrey gave the standard supporting affidavit.] [fn p. 43]

Virginia, Halifax County

Moses Epps a very respectable person, this day came before me one of the Commonwealth's Justices of the peace for the County aforesaid and made oath, that about the year 1780 that John Dunkley now of this County was drafted in the militia of this State to serve 3 months, and that he entered into the said service and returned home sometime afterwards. In the year 1781, the said John Dunkley and himself was drafted for 3 months in the militia and served their full time and was at the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at the Siege of Lytle York and was there discharged. Given under my hand and seal this 28th of August 1832.

s/ Wm Faulkner

Virginia Halifax County, to wit -- Moses Dunkley a Credible person this day made oath before me that John Dunkley of this County was drafted in the militia of this State in the year 1781 before the surrender by Lord Cornwallis at little York & he believes he served the tour of 3 months -- given under my hand and seal this 22nd of October 1832.

S/ Wm Faulkner

1 Moses S6822 2 FPA S9331

[On September 18, 1844, Tabitha Dunkley, 70, filed in Halifax County, NC for a widow's pension stating that she is the widow of John Dunkley, who resided in Halifax County, a pensioner of the United States for his services in the revolution at the rate of $20 per annum; that she married him in April 1792; that he died September 25, 1837; and that she remains his widow

[facts in file: Tabitha Monday married John Dunkley; they were married by Parson Leonard Baker in the house of Winny Morefield—see Winny Morefield's affidavit dated February 1, 1845 given in Halifax County, Va., when Winny was 85 years of age; Tabitha and John Dunkley never had any children; John Dunkley died September 25, 1837; married Tabitha in April 1792; Winney Morefield and her husband, John Morefield had the following children:

William Morefield born March 27, 1787 or 1788

Polley born April 6, 1788 or 1789

Ryall or Royal born May 16, 1791

Edmund born April 19, 1793

Coleman born August 31, 1795

Dickerson born April 7, 1798

William Morefield his wife, Nancy, was born November 2, 1793

William and Nancy Morefield had a daughter, Ann Eliza Morefield who was born August 22, 1812

the following "Moorefield" Family data is also shown

Sarah C. Moorefield born August 23, 1820

Mary A. born July 20, 1821

Nancy born September 14, 1822

Winny B. born December 20, 1824

Martha L. born March 11 1826

[relationship, if any of the Morefields to the Dunkleys is not stated.]