|Birth: ||Mar. 11, 1744|
|Death: ||May, 1836|
Flat Creek (Bedford County)
John Bearden, Jr, was married to Nancy Ann Langston and had the following children:
Eli M. Bearden (my line), William "Billy", Mary,John W. III, Benjamin Franklin, Pleasant B., Elizabeth Bearden.
There were likely other wives and other children.
Late in life, he came to Flat Creek to join his sons Eli and Billy. Mary Came also. All of them Died in Bedford Co.
Years after the Revolution Congress provided a pension of these soldiers, providing they produced proper documentation.
The following is taken from sworn testimony of JOHN BEARDEN to William Heaslett, acting Justice of the Peace, in Bedford County, in May 1833, in order to document his service in and receive a government pension, passed by Congress in June 1832, about 50 years following the Revolution.
.....born in 1744 in Spotsylvania and entered the service of the United States as a private volunteer in a company of Rangers or Spies commanded by Captain Joseph Worford and Lieut. D. Graham in Spartenburgh District and State of South Carolina, sometime in the month of April 1777.....and marched up on the head of Jnosee River to Prices Fort and was there stationed, but was frequently out on spying and scouting expeditions against the Cherokee Indians and a Tory family by the name of T. Bates......
There he remained in service until some time in January 1778, when he was dismissed after serving not less than nine months in actual srevice........
About a month afterward, in February- he volunteered again and joined a company of spies or Rangers under the command of Captain John Gowen.......
He moved shortly after that down into Union District, South Carolina, and there entered the service of the United states again about one week before the "Siege of Ninety-Six"
He was then transferred from Captain Blessengame's company to a company of volunteers....... of not less than four months, when he was finally dismissed from service after serving in all a time of actual service of not less than nineteen months, for which he claims a pension...........
He remained a citizen of South Carolina until the year 1824, when he removed to Bedford County.......
Tennessee Pension Roll 1835 shows the following "John Bearden, Private, South Carolina Line- $63.38 annual allowance, $148.33 amount received May 17, 1833, pension started at age 79"
Added by Reva Staggs
John William Bearden (1717 - 1797)
Lettice Caty Winn Bearden (1723 - 1797)
Eli M Bearden (1785 - 1831)*
William Bearden (1786 - 1876)*
John W. Bearden (1744 - 1836)
Richard D. Bearden (1760 - 1861)*
Mourning Bearden Smith (1763 - 1842)*
Old Flat Creek Cemetery
Created by: Gerald Staggs
Record added: Mar 10, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25178405