|Birth: ||Nov. 1, 1764|
|Death: ||May 22, 1844|
LDS FICHE 6051503 REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS IN KY
Pensions under the act of June 7, 1832 (began March 4, 1831)
Estes, Abraham Private, VA Militia, Jan. 22, 1833, $26.66, age 70.
NATIONAL ARCHIVES, WASHINGTON DC, VETERANS RECORDS, ESTES, ABRAHAM, S12878
The declaration of Abraham Estes in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7th 1832 State of Kentucky Lincoln County On this 24th Day of September 1832 personally appeared in open Court before the Justices of the Lincoln County Court sitting Abraham Estes a resident of Lincoln County, State of Kentucky aged Sixty Eight 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. He states that he entered the service of the United States as a Malitiaman under the following named officers and served as herein stated. That he first entered service of the State of Virginia as a Malitiaman about the 1st of April 1781 under the command of Capt John Martin. John Logan was the Lieutenant Colonel & Benjamin Logan was the Colonel and he served a tour of duty of one month at Briggs Station in the County of Lincoln in the district of Kentucky then a part of the State of Virginia that he entered the service as a substitute for Samuel Cochran that Briggs Station was at that time threatened with an attach from the Indians & the officers under whom he served held their Commission and acted under the authority of the State of Virginia also another ? of ? at the same station as a draft and that he acted upon both occasions as an Indian Spy & Guard and that they were ordered on this service by the Command of Col Benjamin Logan of the said County of Lincoln and district of Kentucky & that the same officers were in command and that he entered upon the second tour of Duty as soon as he had returned from the first. Also another Tour of Duty of one month in the same County & District at the Station of John Carpenter that he entered as a substitute for John Estes sometime in the summer 1781 he does not recollect the month precisely and that he served under the same officer as in the first two tours and acted in the Capacity of an Indian Spy & guard - He states that the County in which he served and acted as a spy was in a state of Continual Warfare with the Indians with whom the United States were then at War, and that their inroads were almost incessant and so dangerous that the people were compelled to live in forts as Stations and that he generally marched from one part of Lincoln County to another as a spy and guard in and about the different stations he had named. That sometime in the month of March 1782 he again entered the service of the State of Virginia in the Malitia as a substitute for John Cochran under the Command of Capt Gor-don. John Logan was the Col. he does not recollect of any Major and marched to the falls of the Ohio River to reinforce General George R. Clark at that place where they assisted him in erecting fort Jefferson and that he acted as a spy and guard upon that expedition that he served one month and was dismissed after their return to Lincoln County. The officers of the regular Army were General Rogers Clarke & he thinks Major John Crittenden who was his Aidecump he does not recollect any of the other officers. That immediately after his dismissal from the Tour he again entered service of the State of Virginia as a Draft and again marched about the middle of April or first of May 1782 to the falls of Ohio to fort Jefferson. Capt William McBride was the Capt & Col Ben Logan commanded until they marched to the fort and then relinquished the command to Col Stephen Trigg on the Virginia Malitia who stationed at the fort for one month under the Command of Genl George R. Clarke that he served upon this expedition the usual tour of one month and that he was dismissed without any regular discharge by Col Trigg. That in the month of August 1782 he again entered the service as a draft under the Command of Capt John Martan, Lieutenant Colonel John Logan & Col Benjamin Logan who was the Commander of the expedition and that they marched against the Indians who had recently defeated Col Trigg & Tod at the Battle of the Blue Licks that they marched as far as the battle ground intered the dead and found that the Indians had abandoned the Country, after which they were marched back to Bryants Station where he remained some time as a guard in the neighbour hood and then returned to Lincoln County that there was no discharge given for so soon as the service was rendered they returned to Lincoln County, that he served a Tour of one month. That some time in the month of September 1782 he again entered as a substitute for Abraham Miller and were marched to Bullits Licks which was at that time threatened with an attack from the Indians and there remained as a guard for one month for the purpose of protecting the stores of Salt that were there laid up and manufactured for the use of the District of Kentucky. Capt John Airkum was the Commander of the guard. That he received an express from Col Benjamin Logan ordering him immediately to join the force under his Command which was about commencing its march to join Genl Clark at the mouth of Licking River where it empties into the Ohio River that John Martin was the Capt. John Logan was the Lieutenant & Benjamin Logan was the Col that they marched to the Ohio River & joined Gen Clarke at the mouth of the Licking when crossed over the Ohio River marched up the Miami River to an Indian Town called the Standing Stone, now New Pickaway, where they had battle with the Indians and took about fifty prisoners, then marched back to the mouth of Licking River and where they seperated from Genl Clarke and returned home. This expedition was called Clarkes eighty two Campaign and that he served about two months before his return.
He states that he was born in Amelia County in the State of Virginia, his father moved from Amelia County to Halifax County where he continued till the fall of the year 1779 when he moved on Holston River where he continued till the year 1780 when he removed to the District of Kentucky in the fall of the same year where he has lived in the County of Lincoln ever since with the exception of two years.
Sworn and Subscribed to the day and year aforesaid, he states that he has no documentary evidence of his service.
John Estes (1732 - 1825)
Elizabeth Chisum Estes (1736 - 1795)
Margaret McCormack Estes (1766 - ____)*
John Estes (1790 - 1877)*
Elizabeth Estes McCann (1795 - 1836)*
Created by: Joyce Tinsley
Record added: May 26, 2011
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