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WAGSTER, WILLIAM, age not given, and a resident of Butler County; private S. C. Continental Line; enrolled on July 16, 1819, under act of Congress of March 18, 1818; payment to date from July 5, 1819; annual allowance, $96; suspended under act May 1, 1820. Continued and transferred from Edgefield District, S. C., from January 22, 1829.-Revolutionary Pension. Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

WAID (sic), CALVIN, aged 73, and a resident of Blount County; private New Jersey Militia; enrolled on July 10, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $53.33.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Part 3, Vol .xiii, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

WALDEN, DAVID, aged ’76, and a resident of Blount County; private N. C. Continental Line; enrolled on January 27, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831 annual allowance, $80.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Part 3, Vol. xiii, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong,. 1st sess., 1833-34.

WALDRON, CHARLES, aged 75, and a resident of Lowndes County; private Maryland Militia; enrolled on May 19, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $20.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

WALKER, TANDY, private, particular service not shown; enrolled on September 20, 1838, payment to date from January 1, 1828; annual allowance, $96.-Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.

WALKER, ‘WILLIAM, aged 78, resided in DeKalb County, June 1, 1840, with G. Walker.-Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

WALLACE, JOHN, aged 75, and a resident of Bibb County; private N. C. Militia; enrolled on June 17, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $80.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Part 3, Vol. xiii, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Bibb County, June 1, 1840, aged 80 to 90.-Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

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

WALLING, WILLIAM, aged 73, and a resident of Madison County; private and sergeant S. C. Militia; enrolled on November 4, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $35; sums received to date or publication of list, $105.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

WALTON, WILLIAM, aged 68, and a resident of Greene County; private N. C. Militia; enrolled on January 16, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $33.33; sums received to date of publication of list, $99.99. Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

WARD, CALVIN, private, particular service not shown; annual allowance, $53.33; records do not show that any payment was ever made. Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.

WARD, JOHN ,aged 77, and a resident of Bibb County; private N. C. Militia; enrolled January 4, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $30.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Part 3, Vol. xiii, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

WARDEN, SAMUEL, aged 84, resided in Benton County, June 1, 1840, with David Barnwell.-Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

WARSHAM, JOHN, aged 72, and a resident of Washington County; private Virginia Continental Line; enrolled on February 10, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $30; sums received to date of publication of list, $90.-R evolutionary Pension. Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Washington County, June 1, 1840, aged 78.-Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 150.

WATFORD, JOSEPH, aged 92, resided in Dale County, June 1, 1840, with Barnabas Whatford.-Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

WATKINS, JAMES, aged 92, resided in Benton County, June 1, 1840.-Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

WATTS, GARRETT, aged 78, and a resident of Perry County; private N. C. Militia; enrolled on July 16, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $23.33.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in. Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

WEBSTER, JOHN, “John Webster was born in Caroline County, Va., in 1743. Early in the struggle for independence he enlisted in the Continental army and served under General Washington. He was with the American army at Yorktown, and witnessed the surrender of Cornwallis. In 1817 he came to Alabama and during the last ten years of his life he lived in Tuscaloosa with his son, John J. Webster. He died in Tuscaloosa, September 6, 1839, in the 97th year of his age.-See Tuscaloosa Flag of the Union, September 14, 1839.

“It is shown by the records in Washington, D. C., that one John Webster served as a private in Captain Alexander S. Dandridge’s troop, 1st regiment of Light Dragoons, commanded by Colonel Bland, Continental troops, Revolutionary War. He was ‘appointed’ July 20, 1777, to serve until December 1, 1778, and his name last appears on a pay roll for the month of November 1778. It is also shown by the records that one John Webster served as a private in Captain Thomas Pry’s company in a regiment of foot commanded by Colonel Moses Hazen, Continental troops, Revolutionary War. He enlisted April 16, 1777, to serve during the war; joined the company June 17, 1777, and his name last appears on an account covering the period from June 1 to July 31, 1779.

“It is further shown by the records that one John Webster served as a. carpenter in Captain Low’s company, Corps of Artificers, Continental troops, Revolutionary War. He en-listed April 3, 1777, to serve to January 1, 1778, and his name last appears as that of a clerk on the roll for the period from August 3, to November 27, 1778, with remark ‘appointed September 1, 1778.’

“It is hardly probable that these are one and the same individual.”-Mrs. P. H. Mell in Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society, Vol. iv, p. 568.

WELBORN, ISAAC, aged 76, and a resident of Madison County; private N. C. Continental Line and Militia; enrolled on January 24, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1833, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $53.33.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

WEST, SAMUEL, aged 103, resided in Marshall County, June 1, 1840, with Butcher West.-Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

WESTON, ROBERT. “Robert Weston, a soldier from North Carolina, is buried at ‘Shady Grove,’ Sumter County, Ala. His tomb records simply his birth and death and ‘A Revolutionary Soldier.’ A few brief facts of his history have been furnished by Mrs. M. C. Carpenter, his granddaughter, of Eutaw, Ala. Robert Weston was born in England, August 29, 1763, and died in Sumter County, Alabama, July 21, 1845, aged 81 years, 5 months and 8 days.

“He came to America when a mere lad, with his two brothers, Isaac and Frank Weston. Although very young, he fought in the Revolution in North Carolina; was brave and quick-witted; was captured three times and sentenced to death, but made his escape each time through shrewd ability in disguising himself. He married Mary Ogilvie of South Carolina, who was born June 26, 1769, and died January 11, 1845, aged 75 years, 5 months and 15 days. The young couple settled in Fairfield district, S. C., where they resided until their children were grown. They had a large family and many descendants are still living in South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi and Texas. One son, I. M. Weston, settled in Columbia, S. C., but the other children all removed to Alabama. Naturally the old couple followed their children and came to Sumter County, Ala., in 1833, where they purchased a home near their children and spent their old age in peace and contentment surrounded by children and grandchildren. Robert Weston was a man of intelligence and excellent education and his grandchildren remember him with the deepest affection and respect. His thrilling stories of Revolutionary times are yet remembered and told in the family.”-Mrs. P. H. Mell in Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society, Vol. iv, pp. 568-569.

WHITE, ANDREW, aged. 72, and a resident of Lawrence County; private N. C. Militia; enrolled on April 23, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $20.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv. Sen .Doc. 514, 23rd Conga, 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Lawrence County, June 1, 1840, aged 78.-Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

WHITE, ELIJAH, aged 78, resided in Franklin County, June 1, 1840, with Samuel B. White.-Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

WHITE, JAMES, aged 73, and a resident of Jackson County; private Virginia Continental Line; enrolled on January 2, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $10; sums received to date of publication of list, $120.–Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

WHITEFIELD, WILLIAM, aged 84, and a resident of St. Clair County; private Virginia Continental Line; enrolled on January 18, 1830, under act of Congress of March 18, 1818, payment to date from January 18, 1830; annum allowance, $96; sums received to date of publication of list, $396.64. -Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

WICKER, WILLIAM. “Died in Pike County, Ala., on Sunday, the 20th December last, Mr. William Wicker. The deceased was aged 106 years. He served as a soldier in the Revolutionary war. He was in the battle of Eutaw Springs, and was engaged in several skirmishes with the British and Tories under General Marion of South Carolina.”-Spirit of the South.-The Southern Advocate, Huntsville, March 9, 1853. As a private, particular service not being shown, he was enrolled for pension under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $20; records do not show that any payment was ever made.-Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.

WIGINGTON, GEORGE, aged 72, and a resident of Pickens County; private N. C. State troops; enrolled on January 9, 1834 under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $30; sums received to date of publication of list, $90.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

WILDER, GEORGE, aged 73, and a resident of Shelby County; private Virginia Militia; enrolled on March 5, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7. 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $20.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. Resided also in Talladega County. Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.

WILKINSON, JOHN, aged 82, and a resident of Wilcox County; private Virginia Militia; enrolled on September 28, 1834, 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 Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong.,, 1st sess., 1833-34.

WILLIAM, ISAAC, age not given, a resident of Greene County; captain in Cannon’s regiment; enrolled on April 20, 1818, payment to date from December 26, 1813; annual allowance, $120; sums received, $800.19; and “on account of increased ratio of disability,” rate increased to annual allowance of $180, under which $2,137.89 received to date of publication of list.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

WILLIAMS, JOHN, aged 77, and a resident of Mobile County; private Virginia State Troops; enrolled on Nov. 22, 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 Mobile county, June 1, 1840, aged 86.-Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149. In the Census List, however, he is given a middle name, the entry being John Bailey Williams.

WILLIAMS, PETER, aged 78, and a resident of Pickens County; private S. C. Militia; enrolled on January 17, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $50; sums received to date of publication of list, $150.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Pickens County, June 1, 1840, aged 86.-Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

WILLIAMS, SAMUEL, a resident of Covington County; private, particular service not shown; enrolled on January 15, 1836, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831, annual allowance, $80. Pension Book,. State Branch Bank, Mobile. He resided in Covington County,. June 1, 1840, aged 86.–Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

WILLIAMSON, HAWLEY. “DIED-On the 18th inst. [May], at his residence in this county, in the 78th year of his. age, Hawley Williamson, a soldier of the Revolution, and for many years a citizen of Alabama.”–The Democrat, Huntsville, May 28, 1830.

WILSON, JOHN, aged 74, and a resident of Bibb County; private Virginia Militia; enrolled on April 15, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $43.33; sums received to date of publication of list, $129.99.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Part 3, Vol. xiii, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. A, resident of Bibb County.

WILSON, JOSHUA, aged 74, and a resident of Dallas County; private N. C. Continental Line; enrolled on March 1, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $78.33; sums received to date of publication of list, $234.99. Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Clarke County, June 1, 1840, aged 80.-Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149. Also resided in Clarke County.-Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.

WILSON, ROBERT, aged 76, and a resident of Morgan County; private N. C. Continental Line; enrolled on February 1, 1827, under act of Congress of March 18, 1818, payment to date from December 6, 1826 annual allowance, $96; sums received to date of publication of list, $657.73.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

WINN, ELISHA, age not given, a resident of Madison County; private Virginia Continental Line; enrolled on July 21, 1819, under act of Congress of March 18, 1818, payment to date from April 30, 1818; annual allowance, $96; died.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34..

WINN, GALANUS, aged 74, and a resident of Madison County; private Virginia Militia; enrolled on December 18, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $43.89; sums received to date of publication of list, $131.67.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess. ,1833-34.

WINSTON, ANTHONY. “Captain Anthony Winston, of Hanover county, Virginia, a member of the Virginia convention of 1775, and a gallant captain in the Revolutionary army, lies buried in the old Winston family burying ground just out of Sheffield, Alabama. Vol. xiii, Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Book, states that Anthony Winston was born in Hanover County, Virginia, in 1750, married Keziah Jones and died in Alabama in 1828. He was a delegate from Buckingham County to the convention of 1775; he afterwards served in the militia and rose to the rank of captain. Brewer’s Alabama says that ‘he was a colonial officer of 1776 and the owner of the celebrated Portuguese giant, Peter Francisco. Capt. Winston removed first to Tennessee and subsequently settled in Madison County, Alabama, about the year 1810. He was a man of marked and elevated character.’ He died in 1828. He left seven sons, Anthony, John J., William, Joel W., Isaac ,Edmund and Thomas J., and two daughters, Mrs. John Pettus (Alice T. ) and Mrs. Jesse Jones. Capt. Winston was nearly related to Patrick Henry (a first cousin) and distinction is hereditary, in the Winston family. He has many honored descendants; one of his grandsons was Governor John Anthony Winston of Sumter, the ‘first native born governor of Alabama.’ Another grandson is General Edmund Winston Pettus, now senator in the United States Congress. Another distinguished grandson was the brother of Gen. Pettus, Governor John J. Pettus, the war governor of Mississippi. Other descendants of Capt. Anthony Winston are scattered all over the Southwest, filling honorable positions with credit.

“The ancestry of Capt. Winston is thus given: Slaughter’s St. Mark’s Parish states that Isaac Winston, the most remote ancestor, was born in Yorkshire, .England, in 1620. A grandson of his pursued his fortunes in Wales, where he had a large family. Three of his sons emigrated to America, and settled near Richmond, Va., in 1704. Their names were William, Isaac and James. Anthony Winston was descended from Isaac.

“(1) Isaac Winston, the emigrant, married Mary Dabney and died in Hanover County in 1760, leaving six children, William, Isaac, Anthony, Lucy, Mary Ann and Sarah. Sarah was the mother of Patrick Henry.

“(2) Anthony Winston (son of Isaac) married Alice, daughter of Col. James Taylor of Caroline; issue: Sarah, died single; Capt. Anthony Winston; Alice, married Judge Edmund Winston; Mary.

“We are ‘indebted to Gen. Edmund Pettus, of the United States Senate, for the following facts, and a copy of the inscription upon the tombstone :

Sacred to the memory
of
Anthony Winston and Keziah his wife,
He
Was born on the 15th of Nov. 1750
She
On the 10th of Feb. 1760.
They
Were married on the 11th day of Mar. 1776
She
Died October 1826 and he in 1828

This tribute of respect
Is
Paid to the memory of the best of parents By
Their grateful
and
Affectionate sons.

“They were buried at the family burying-ground on the plantation of their son, Anthony Winston, about one mile from Tuscumbia, in Colbert County, in the direction of Sheffield. Anthony Winston, here mentioned on this tombstone, was the son of Anthony Winston of Hanover County, Virginia, who was born September 29th, 1723, and married February 29th, 1747, Alice Taylor, daughter of James Taylor and Alice Thornton. He was born in Hanover County, but moved in his young days to Buckingham County, Virginia. He was a captain in the Revolutionary War. He was married in 1776, and went into the army a few months afterwards.

“The family has now in their possession a counterpane made of cotton which Mrs. Keziah Winston raised. She picked the cotton, spun the thread and wove the cloth, and then ornamented it by needlework like a Marseilles counter-pane, whilst her husband was in the army. This old heirloom is perfectly preserved, and looks as well as it ever did but, of course, it is not used.

“Anthony Winston told his grandchildren many things about the Revolutionary War, and particularly about General Washington. Some of these stories would not do to print, especially about the freedom with which ‘The Father of his Country’ used the English language. But in his estimation no mortal man ever approximated General Washington as a great military chieftain. Sarah Winston, of Hanover, was the sister of Anthony Winston, of Hanover. She married John Henry and was the mother of Patrick Henry. Capt. Anthony Winston was sheriff of Buckingham county, Virginia, which office at that time was given to the oldest justice of the peace of the county for one term, under the law of Virginia. At that time a justice of the peace in Virginia received no pay,-the principal business of that officer being to settle disputes among his neighbors without any lawsuit.

“Alice Winston, the mother of Gen. Pettus, was born in Buckingham County, Virginia, but her father moved with his family about the beginning of the last century to Davidson county, Tennessee, and owned a plantation there, about one mile from the Hermitage. John Pettus was born in Fluvanna County, Virginia, near where Anthony Winston lived. He also moved to Davidson County, Tennessee, about the first of the last century. Alice Winston and John Pettus were married in Davidson County in 1807, and General Jackson danced at the wedding. And in the early days of Senator Pettus he was frequently at the ‘Hermitage’ and heard General Jackson tell of the early life of his mother and father, and of his father’s serving in the Creek War under him.”-Mrs. P. H. Mell. in Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society, Vol. iv, pp. 569-572.

WOOD, JOHN, aged 89, resided in Jackson County, June 1, 1840, with Thomas Campbell.-Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

WOODS, THOMAS, sen., aged 76, and a resident of Dallas County; private of Cavalry S. C. Militia; enrolled on January 30, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $100; sums received to date of publication of list, $300.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

WRIGHT, DANIEL, aged 75, and a resident of Madison County; captain N. C. Continental Line and Militia; enrolled on June 12, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $480; sums received to date of publication of list, $1,200.-Revolu tionarV Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

WRIGHT, JOHN, age not given, a resident of Madison County; private Hamilton’s Mounted Gunners; enrolled on December 22, 1831, payment to date from December 15, 1831; annual allowance, $24; April 24, 1816: Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Madison County, June 1, 1840.–Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

WRIGHT, ROBERT. “ANOTHER REVOLUTIONARY PATRIOT GONE. Departed this life on the 24th inst., ROBERT WRIGHT, SR., a Patriot of the Revolution, aged 85 years and 17 days. He was a native of Amherst County, Virginia-was at the siege of York, and assisted in the capture of Cornwallis. He emigrated to Madison county, Ala., in 1808, where he continued until the day of his death, greatly esteemed and beloved by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.

“The Southern Advocate and Richmond Enquirer are re-quested to copy.”-The Democrat (Huntsville), March 21, 1847.



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