Alabama Revolutionary War Soldiers – P Surnames

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PAINE, MATHEW, age not given, a resident of Marion County; private Tennessee Volunteers; enrolled on February 3, 1826, payment to date from October 26, 1825; annual allowance, $96; sums received to date of publication of list, $706.65; April 24, 1816.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

PARKER, ELISHA. “Departed this life in Morgan County, Ala., on the 21st ult., ELISHA PARKER, in the 97th year of his age, a native of Connecticut, and a soldier of the Revolution. He was greatly esteemed and respected by all who knew him.”-The Democrat, Huntsville, May 6, 1846.

PARKER, WILLIAM, age not given, a resident of Madison County; private 4th Regular U. S. Infantry; enrolled on September 6, 1820, payment to date from March 11, 1819; annual allowance, $96; sums received to date of publication of list, $1,437.90; Acts Military establishment.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

PARR, JOHN. “DIED, on the 6th inst., at his residence about eight miles west of this place, Mr. John Parr, in the eighty-seventh year of his age.

“Mr. Parr emigrated from Fairfield District, S. Carolina, to this State about twelve years ago, and has since resided in the county till his death.

“He entered into the service of his country at the age of six-teen, in the Revolutionary war, and served two campaigns. No man has left behind him a more unblemished character.”–Alabama Beacon, Greensboro, Ala., January 16, 1847.

PAYNE, MATHEY, aged 76, resided in Walker County, June 1, 1840.-Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 150.

PAYNE, WILLIAM, a resident of Marengo county; private, particular service not shown; enrolled on March 13, 1835, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $20.-Pension. Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.

PENDEGRASS, SPENCER, aged 69, resided in Talladega County, June 1, 1840.-Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

PENN, STEPHEN, aged 74, and a resident of Lawrence County; private Maryland State Troops; enrolled on May 2, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $31.33.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

PERRY, ABRAHAM, aged 69, and a resident of Butler County; private S. C. Militia; enrolled October 3, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $80; sums received to date of publication of list, $200.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Part 3, Vol. xiii, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

PETTIGREW, JAMES, aged 73, and a resident of Greene county; private S. C. Militia; enrolled on July 2, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $80; sums received to date of publication of list, $240.-Revolutionary Pension. Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Greene county, June 1, 1840, aged 79.-Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

PETTY, THEOPHILUS, sen., aged 82, resided in Butler county, June 1, 1840.-Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

PETTY, WILLIAM, aged 70, and a resident of Madison county; private N. C. Militia; enrolled on February 21, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $20; sums received to date of publication of list, $50.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

PHILLIPS, ANDREW, aged 75, and a resident of Pickens county; private N. C. Continental Line; enrolled on July 2, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $80.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

PIERCE, HUGH, a resident of Jefferson county; private, particular service not shown; enrolled on September 17, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $30. Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.

PIERCE, JOHN, aged 82, and a resident of Dallas county; private S. C. Militia; enrolled on March 5, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $40; sums received to date of publication of list, $120.-Revolutionary Pension. Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Dallas county, June 1, 1840, with Benjamin Crumblin, aged 95.-Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

PIGG, CHARLES, aged 70, and a resident of Madison county; private Virginia Continental Line; enrolled on December 31, 1832, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831 annual allowance, $20; sums received to date of publication of list, $60.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

POOL, JOHN, aged 74, and a resident of Perry County; private S. C. Militia; enrolled on June 5, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $20; sums received to date of publication of list, $50.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

POOL, SAMUEL, aged 80, resided in Russell County, June 1, 1840, with Matthew Pool.-Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

POPE, LE ROY. “One by one of those whose good fortune it was to be engaged in the struggle for American Independence quietly drop into the grave. Soon we will have only their memories and the recollection of their achievements to remind us of their patriotic labors.

Col. LE ROY POPE has been gathered to his fathers. For four-score years he led a life singular for its uniform probity and morality. He was born in Virginia in 1764-removed to Georgia in 1790-to this place in 1810, where he resided up to the time of his death .on the 14th inst., beloved by his relatives and intimate friends, honored and esteemed by all. He was no common man, possessed of no common mind, and filled no common place in our Society. The bustling incidents of his youth prevented his receiving a complete education; but his mind was one of a strong and vigorous character; bold, original and comprehensive, with a vast fund of common sense. Formerly possessing the whole of the present site of Huntsville, he was looked upon and was one of the chief patrons and founders of the place, and always took a deep interest in whatever affected the welfare of the town. His liberality and benevolence were notorious. The last ten years of his life were spent mostly in retirement, mingling but little in the turmoil of every-day life preparing in peace, in quiet serenity for another and different world, and at the time of his death he was a leading member of the Episcopal Church.

One of the chief pleasures of life, is to sit at the feet of the pioneers of our town and listen to them relate the early history of the place-the incidents connected with its settlement, and its original inhabitants. Acting a conspicuous part in all, and acquainted with all, it was a rare enjoyment to hear Col. Pope discourse in his colloquial manner of events in our history; and the only regret is that the pleasure was so seldom enjoyed. A mere child to him, a comparative stranger to his many virtues, and the part he acted in life’s drama, we cannot speak more at length and with definiteness. His death has created a chasm, an aching void in society, which we know not who can fill.

The action of the mayor and aldermen upon the loss our town has sustained will be found below.

At a called meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Huntsville, it was unanimously resolved that the corporate authorities attend the funeral of the late Col. Le Roy Pope in token of respect for the many private virtues and public services of the deceased.”

June 14th, 1844.–Southern Advocate, Huntsville, June 21, 1844.

PORTER, JAMES, age not given, a resident of Dallas County; service and date of enrollment not given because of the loss of papers by the burning of the office of the War Department, 1801 and’ 1814; payment to date from September 5, 1808; annual allowance, $24, under which the sum of $177.17 received; transferred from Iredell County, N. C., from September 4, 1824; on April 30, 1816, to date from Jan. 22, 1816, rate increased to annual allowance of $48, under which the total sum of $733.82 received; and “on account of in-creased disability,” rate increased, to date from May 4, 1831, to annual allowance of $96, under which the sum of $272.27 received to date of publication of list.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st ‘sess., 1833-34. He resided in Dallas County, June 1, 1840, aged S0.-Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

POSEY, HEZEKIAH, aged 90, resided in Benton County, June 1, 184O.-Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

POWELL, PEYTON, a resident of Madison County; lieu-tenant First Regular Virginia Line; enrolled on August 29, 1828, under act of Congress of May 15, 1828, payment to date from March 3, 1826; annual allowance, $320; sums received to date of publication of list, $2,720; Lemuel Mead, agent.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Madison County, June 1, 1840, aged 80.-Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

PRIDDY, RICHARD, aged 74, and a resident of Morgan County; sergeant Virginia Continental Line; enrolled on June 4, 1818, under act of Congress of March 18, 1818, payment to date from May 13, 1818; annual allowance, $96; sums received to date of publication of list, $1,228.90.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

PRIDE, BURTON, aged 77, and a resident of Morgan County; private Virginia Militia; enrolled on July 2, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $60; sums received to date of publication of list, $150.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

PULLEN, WILLIAM, aged 76, and a resident of Jefferson County; private Virginia Continental Line; enrolled on April 12, 1831, under act of Congress of March 18, 1818, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $96; sums received to date of publication of list, $240.–Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Jefferson County, June 1, 1840, aged 82.-Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

“The grave of William Pullen is in Jefferson County, in the suburbs of Birmingham, in an old family burying ground about fifty yards from the Avondale car line between 34th and 35th streets. For many years this old graveyard was as isolated and secluded as if situated in the heart of a lonely forest, but, in the last year or two, houses have been built up thickly around it and are encroaching upon its boundaries. The grave of the soldier lies at the foot of a large oak tree; it is a rough mound of brown stones with a flat tablet topping them which bears this inscription :

Sacred to the
Memory of
WILLIAM PULLEN
A Soldier of the
Revolution,
Who died April 4th, 1845,
Aged 87 years.

“His wife lies at his feet but the lettering of the tablet at her grave is illegible, only the words ‘Wife of William Pullen.’

“Descendants of William Pullen declare that he died at the age of ninety-six and that he was born in the year 1749. But as his name is found in the Census of Pensioners for 1840 and he is recorded as being eighty-two years of age at that date, and this agrees perfectly with what appears to be the age on the tombstone, the writer has accepted the latter as correct. William Pullen then was born in Virginia in 1758, on the Appomattox River near Petersburg. He entered the Revolutionary War from Virginia and was in service for seven years. Soon after the Revolution he moved to South Carolina and in 1820 he came to Alabama and settled near Birmingham. He was the first man buried with military honors in Jefferson County.

“He left six children: (1) Clarissa, who married Jesse Hickman, and they were the parents of W. P. Hickman, formerly county commissioner for Jefferson county; (2) Sarah who married James Rowan, and they were the parents of Peyton Rowan, of Jacksonville. Ala.; (3) William, married Nancy Brooks; (4 )Martha, married Joseph Hickman; (5) Mary, married Samuel Rowan; (6) Elizabeth, married Richard Tankersley.

“It is shown in the records at Washington, D.C., in the Record and Pension Office, ‘that one William Pullen served as a private in Captain George Lambert’s company of Continental regulars of the 14th battalion, 14th Virginia regiment of foot, commanded by Colonel Charles Lewis, Revolutionary War.’ He enlisted January 1, 1777, to serve three years, and his name last appears as that of a private on a roll dated Camp near Morristown, December 9, 1779, of Captain Over-ton’s company, 10th Virginia regiment, commanded by Col. William Davies. The records show that the 14th Virginia Regiment became the 10th Virginia regiment about November, 1778, and that about May, 1779, the 1st and 10th Virginia regiments were incorporated and designated the 1st and 10th Virginia regiment.”-Mrs. P. H. Mell, in Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society, Vol. iv, pp. 558-560.



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