Elizabeth Hill

Pension Application, War of 1812

No. 22938
#40368-80-55
Service Pension, War of 1812
Act of Mar. 9, 1878
Elizabeth Hill, Mulberry, Ga.
Widow of William E. Hill, Pvt. Capt Wm. Nevet’s Co., S. C. Mil.
Died Nov. 9, 1862
War of 1812
Claim of Widow for Pension[Note: The first portion of the file is a form provided by a Washington, DC attorney, Richard McAllister, Jr. I have omitted from this transcription some of the preprinted language on the form. I have also omitted documents that consisted solely of attestations of official signatures by other officials. -CGC]

State of Georgia
County of Jackson
On this 15th day of May 1878 personally appeared before me, Clerk, Superior Court, the same being a Court of Record within and for the county and State aforesaid, Elizabeth Hill aged seventy years, a resident of Jackson County, in the State of Georgia, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is a widow of William E. Hill deceased, who was the identical William E. Hill, who served under the name of William E. Hill as a private in the company commanded by Captain William Nevet, commanded by May Roberson in the war of 1812; that her said husband volunteered at Fairfield S. C. [in] 1812 for the term of 6 months, and continued in actual service in said war for the term of 6 months, and whose services terminated by reason of an honorable discharge at Johns Island S. C. in 1812. She further states that the following is a full description of her said husband at the time of his enlistment, viz: 27 years of age, fair skin, blue eyes, 5 ft 10 inches high, was born in Fairfield District South Carolina. She further states that she was married to the said William E. Hill, at Fairfield District S. C. in the state of South Carolina on the 18th day of December A.D. 1823 by one Wm. McGraw, who was a Justice of the Peace and that her name before her said marriage was Elizabeth Cockeral; and she further states that her said husband William E. Hill died at Jackson County in the State of Georgia, on the 9th day of November, A. D. 1867; and she further declares that the following have been the places of residence of herself and her said husband since the date of his discharge from the Army, viz: Three years in Fairfield Dist S. C. immediately after his discharge and in Jackson County Georgia ever since. [S]he further declares that she has heretofore made no application for Bounty land or pension, and that her residence is Jackson county, State of Georgia, and that her post-office address is Mulberry Jackson County Georgia.
Elizabeth signed by mark, attested to by Robert White and D. A. Camp
State of Georgia County of Jackson In the matter of Mrs. Elizabeth Hill claimant for Pension 1812 Act March 9th 1878 Personally came before me, a Clerk of the Superior Court in and for aforesaid County and State, James Sell & Delmus R. Lyle citizens of Mulberry, County of Jackson, State of Georgia, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declare in relation to aforesaid case as follows: That they have known that Mrs. Elizabeth Hill wife of William E. Hill deceased lived together as husband and wife and know to our own personal knowledge of them thus to cohabit for the period of forty-five years and that said William E. Hill deceased died on the 9th day of November 1862 and that the said Mrs. Elizabeth Hill has not remarried since the death of her husband William E. Hill our means of knowing the above stated facts are that we live in the same neighborhood and have been personally acquainted with the said Mr. and Mrs. Hill for forty-five years and I James Sell will be 64 years old in November next and I dilmus R. Lyle will be 63 years old in December next and our Post office is Mulberry Jackson County Georgia and we have no interest whatever in the above claim for Pension Further declare that we have no interest in said case, and am not concerned in its prosecution Signed by Henry Roberts Signed by affiants James Sell and Dilmus R. Lyle

State of South Carolina
County of Fairfield
On this the second day of August 1878 personally appeared before me H. J. F. W. Coleman a Trial Justice in and for the County and state aforesaid John F. Cockerel and Margaret Stone of Feasterville in the county of Fairfield and State of South Carolina personally known to me who being duly sworn according to law depose and say that they were present and witnessed the ceremony of marriage performed between William E. Hill and Elizabeth Cockerel by William McGraw a Justice of the Peace in Fairfield District State of South Carolina on the 18th day of December A. D. 1823 and that the ceremony was legal. I John F. Cockerel am 63 years old and I Margaret Stone am 76 years old and we further solemnly swear we are in no manner interested pecuniarily in the claim of Mrs. Elizabeth Hill wife of William E. Hill deceased in her application for a pension.
Margaret Stone [signed by mark] John F. Cockrell
Signatures witnessed by [–?–] P. Stone and Sallie M. Guthrie
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 2nd day of August 1878 in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and official seal.
H. J. F. W Coleman |Seal| Margaret Stone
Trial Justice John F. Cockrell
State of Georgia
County of Jackson
On this 5th day of November 1878 personally appeared before me a Notary Public and Ex Officio Justice of the Peace in an for the County and State aforesaid Robt White & D. A. Camp of Mulberry P. O. County of Jackson and State of Georgia personally known to me who being duly sworn according to law declares that they lived a neighbor to William E. Hill deceased and that he died on the 9th day of November 1862 and that they are personally acquainted with his widow Elizabeth Hill who has never married since the death of her husband William E. Hill and who is still a widow at the present time and that they have no interest whatever in the application of Elizabeth Hill for a Pension
Robt White
D. A. Camp
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 5th day of November 1878
Marcus C. House
N.P. and Ex Off J.P.
I certify that Marcus C. House before whom the foregoing declaration and affidavit were made as a Notary Public and Ex Officio Justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer oaths and that the above is his signature.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and official seal this 6th day of November 1878
Thos. H. Niblack
Clerk of the Superior Court
Jackson County. Georgia
State of Georgia
County of Jackson
On this 23rd day of June A.D. 1855 before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace duly authorized by to administer oaths within and for the County and State aforesaid personally appeared William E. Hill aged seventy years of age a resident of the County and State aforesaid who being duly sworn according to laws declares that he is Identical William E. Hill volunteer in the company commanded by Captain William Nivett in the Regiment Commanded by Colonel ______ McQuiller in the War declared by the United States against Great Britain and Indians on 18 Jun 1812 that he William E. Hill Voluntear at Farrfield District South Coralina for the term of six months muster into service Eutaw Springs South Coralina about ____ October 1814 and continued into service about six months and was Honorable discharged at Charlestown South Carolina about ____ March 1815. He makes this declaration for the purpose of Receiving additional Bounty Land . That he Received Eighty Acres under the 28th September 1850 that he has sold it legally long since and cannot [–?–] No _____ & cannot recollect, he makes this declaration to receive the additional warrants under the act passed 3rd March 1855. He also declares that he has not any warrants except the Eighty Acres I received under the act passed 28th Sept 1850 under any other act for years previous. He truly[?] appoints P. F. Hinton of Jackson County Georgia his lawful attorny to prosecute his claim and receive[?] his warrant when issued to do all other acts necessary & proper in this [–?–] Signed Wm. E. Hill
William W. Hinton, J.P.
We Wood Hinton and James Hoopaugh residents of Jackson County in the State of Georgia upon our oaths declare that the foregoing declaration was signed and acknowledged by William E. Hill in our presence and that we believe from the appearance and [–?–] of the applicant that he is the Identical person he represents himself to be.
Wood Hinton
James Hoopaugh (signed by mark)
The foregoing declarations and affidavits were sworn to and subscribed before me on the day and year above written and I certify that I know the affiants to be credible persons that the Claimant is the person he represents himself to be and that I have no interest in this claim.
William W. Hinton J. P.
State of Georgia
County of Jackson
On this tenth day of December A.D. One Thousand Eight Hundred and fifty personally appeared before me Robert White Justice of the Inferior Court duly authorized to administer oaths Within and for the County and State aforesaid William E. Hill age sixty five years and a resident of Jackson County in the State aforesaid Who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the Identical William E. Hill who was a private in the Company of South Carolina Regiment Commanded by Captain William Nevet in the Regiment of Militia Commanded by Colonel _______ in the War of 1812 declared by the United States against Great Britain and Indians on 18th June 1812 that he Volunteered at Winn’s Old field Fairfield Dist South Carolina in the year ____ 1814 ________ for the term of six months and continued in actual Service in said war and was Mustered into Service at Eutaw Springs ___________ and was Honorably discharged at Charleston South Carolina 1815 on account of Termination of said service as will appear by the Muster Rolls of said Company that his discharge [–?–] has been lost or mislaid so he cannot get the Same. He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the Bounty Land to which he may be entitled under the act granting bounty Land to certain officers[?] who had been engaged in the Military Service of the United States passed 28th September 1850.
Signed Wm. E. Hill
Sworn to and subscribed before me theday year above written and I duly[?] certify that I believe the said William E. Hill to be the Identical Man who served as aforesaid and that he is of the age above stated.
Signed Robt. White J.I.C.

State of Georgia
County of Jackson
In the matter of Mrs. Elizabeth Hill claimant for Pension 1812 Act March 9th 1878
Personally came before me, a Clerk of Superior Court in and for aforesaid County and State, Alexander A. Hill citizen of Mulberry, County of Jackson, State of Georgia, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit and who, being duly sworn, declare in relation to aforesaid case as follows: that the foregoing is a copy of family record to wit Wm E. Hill and Elizabeth his wife was married the 18th December A.D. 1823 Wm. E. Hill his hand. Of which I am custodian and that the record was made by Wm E. Hill but cant give the date when the record was made. The date of the New Testament in which the record appears was printed in the year 1818.