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 Thomas Hunt 
birt: 1747
plac: Charles County, Maryland
deat: 1836
plac: Wilson County, TN


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Notes for Thomas Hunt: In Thomas Hunt's Revolutionary war pension application dated July 25, 1833 he stated that he: 1- was born in Charles County and was 86 making him born in 1747. 2-enlisted there at Benedict, Charles County, Md in 1776 for three years and was discharged in 1779. 3- re-enlisted in the fall of 1780 for eighteen months at Port Tobacco, Md. and discharged in 1781 having served at total of four years and six months. 4- was a private with Washington for fourteen months and was with Washington at the encampment in the winter of 1776 at Valley Forge 5- was in the battles of Trenton, Princeton, Germantown, and Brandywine. At the battle of Brandywine he was wound in his thigh and because of this wound now needed two stick to get around. 6- moved to Tennessee (1811). 7- had moved to Halifax County, Virginia after his discharge (1781) and lived there 30 years. ------------------------------ Thomas appeared on the tax list of 1782 in Halifax County. His son Elijah was born there June 6, 1783. Thomas's first wife Elizabeth Parker apparently died soon after Elijah's birth as Thomas married Polly Bruce in Halifax on September 15, 1785. Thomas was declared disable by the Halifax court in 1810 and exempted from tax there. In 1811 he and his wife sold the land his wife had received from Michael Bruce's estate. More About Thomas Hunt and Elizabeth Parker: Marriage: 1772 ------------------------------------------ He married (2nd) Polly Bruce on September 15, 1785 in Halifax County, Virginia, daughter of Michael Bruce. More About Thomas Hunt and Polly Bruce: Marriage: September 15, 1785, Halifax County, Virginia. Children of Thomas Hunt and Polly Bruce are: i.John Hunt, d. date unknown. ii.Mathew Hunt, d. date unknown. iii.Allen Hunt, d. date unknown. iv.Patience Hunt, d. date unknown. v.Elizabeth Hunt, d. date unknown. Thomas Hunt Revolutionary War Veteran Battles of Trenton, Princeton, Germantown, and Brandywine. At the battle of Brandywine he was wound in his thigh.
•Name: Thomas Hunt •Sex: M •Birth: ABT 1747 in Charles County, Maryland •Death: BEF NOV 1836 in Wilson County, Tennessee
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Notes for Thomas HUNT b. 1747? in Charles Co. MD - d.1836 Wilson Co. TN In his Revolutionary War pension application which he made July 25, 1833 at the age of 86 years old in Wilson County, Tennessee. He stated he was born in Charles County, Maryland and enlisted in 1776 at Benedict, Maryland for three years and was discharged in the summer of 1779. He re-enlisted in the fall of 1779 for another eighteen months at Port Tobacco and was discharged in 1780 having served a total 4 years and 6 months. He also stated he was a private with Washington for 14 months and was with him at the encampment at Valley Forge. He was also with Washington at the battles of Trenton, Princeton, Germantown and Brandywine. At Brandywine he was wounded in the thigh and now needed two sticks (crutches) to get around. In 1833 he stated that he had moved to Tennessee 22 years before (1811). He further stated that after his discharge he had moved to Halifax County, Virginia and lived there 30 years (about 1781 to 1811).

West Tennessee S5320 Declaration of Thomas Hunt of Wilson County in the State of Tennessee in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of congress of the 7th of June AD 1832.
State of Tennessee }
Wilson County }
On this 25th day of July A.D. 1833 personally appeared before me Thomas Babb one of the acting Justices of the Peace Commissioned to head in open court in the Court of Common Pleas and Elector Sessions for the county of in Wilson the State of Tennessee ___ the same being a court of record: ___ Thomas Hunt resident of the County of Wilson said state of Tennessee aged 86 years according to family tradition having no record of his age 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. that he enlisted in the Army of the United States soon after the commencement of the Revolutionary War as well as he remembers from old age and the consequent loss of memory in the year 1776 in Charles County in the State of Maryland in a little town then called Benedict under Captain Charles Smith, John Molton being his first lieutenant and William Wheatley second lieutenant: they rendezvoused at Baltimore and were there placed under the command of General Green Colo. Joseph Bates and Major John Parr. From Baltimore they marched to Philadelphia and were there attached to the 5th Regiment of Maryland State troops and found the main army under the command of Gen’l Washington ___ from Philadelphia (sometime in the winter of 1776) this Army crossed the Delaware river and attacked the British by surprise at Trenton in New Jersey ___ and took a considerable number of Hessian prisoners (.) They re-crossed the Delaware river with the prisoners ___ but in a few days re-crossed to Trenton … Trenton the army suddenly decamped for Princeton -- as the Army maid of (sic, made off) silently in the night and declarant and a part of his Comp. were on guard were not informed of the movement of the main Army until the came to the encampment – they then followed on and came up with the Army as they entered the town of Princeton – at which place a number of the British were taken prisoners – from Princeton the Army reached the place called Morristown there most of the Army were evacuated (?) for the ..(?) – In the face of the year (?) they started for Philadelphia – on their way the American Army had an engagement with the British at Brandywine in which the Americans were forced to retreat – having suffered considerable loss in this engagement. Declarant was wounded in the thigh by a musket ball it was slight at that time – and he speedily recovered as he began to advance in life he felt the effects of it and now in his old age from that wound – coupled with rheumatism he has for a long time been scarcely able to hobble about his own house in the battle of Brandywine two of his companions and neighbors James Dunning and Francis Mecan fell wounded by his side –Declarant was in the engagement or attack made on the British Camp at Germantown where the American Army likewise sustained considerable loss – The Army then went into winter quarters at a place called Valley Forge – Declarant was in a variety of other service which for the sake of brevity he is advised is unnecessary to be mentioned – until he was discharged which handed to him by his lieutenant John Molton as well as he remembers in the summer of 1779 – having served three years, the period of his enlistment. In the fall of 1780 as well as Declarant remembers he again enlisted (during) the war under Captain Moltz Joseph Anderson and Sam Adams lieutenants --- at a place called Port Tobacco in Charles County in the State of Maryland, Capt. Motley’s (or Moltz?) company rendezvoused at Baltimore from thence they marched to Philadelphia & were attached to the 7th Regiment of the Maryland State Troops – and placed under the command of Gen’l Lee --- his corps was stationed at Philadelphia and the Chandon …t Hills. They occasionally made out from point to point as the protection of the country might seem to require until he secured his discharge peace was proclaimed – and was discharged having served eighteen months under his second enlistment making in all four years and eight months service as a regular soldier --- the only pay her received for said service was mostly in Continental money --- which depreciated on his hands. Declarant has long since lost or mislaid his discharges and has no record evidence of his service. He thinks they were destroyed when his house was burnt in the State of Virginia upwards of thirty years ago --- Declarant knows of no living witness by whom he can prove his services and must rest the success of his application on his name being found on the muster rolls which he has no doubt will be found unless from the failure of his memory he (was) have mistaken the number of the Regiments to which he belonged. Declarant’s entire character for truth as well as his entire reputation for being a soldier of the Revolution can be testified to by his neighbors --- George Ross, Reverend William White, Thomas Babb Esq. the justice before whom this declaration is made as well as by a number of others who have long known him --- Declarant was in Charles County in the State of Maryland from there he moved to Halifax County Virginia and from Virginia he moved to the State of Tennessee in Wilson County where he has resided and still resides for more than twenty years. He hereby renounces every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state. Declarant would have applied for a pension before as he is in very humble circumstances --- but he was informed that the application had to be made in open court and there has scarcely been a time since the passage of the act of congress – that he has been able to get to the court house of the county where he resides --- he is now confined to his house by rheumatism --- he could not get to the court house to make his declaration in open court --- and is constrained to swear to Declaration before Thomas Babb Esq. J of Court.
his Thomas X Hunt
Mark
Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year aforesaid
Thomas Babb
Justice of the Peace for county and state aforesaid

I George Ross residing in the County of Wilson in the said State of Tennessee do hereby certify that I have been acquainted with Thomas Hunt who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration for about twenty two years --- I believe him to be 86 years of age as stated in his declaration --- as far back as twenty years past I have heard the applicant speak of having been a soldier of the Revolutionary War --- and had served for several years --- he is reputed in the neighborhood and believed where he resides to have been a soldier of Revolution --- and I concur in that opinion (He has sustained a good character for truth and honesty) Sworn and subscribed to George Ross before me the day and year aforesaid. Thomas Babb J P. I William White a clergyman residing in the County of Wilson do hereby certify that I became acquainted with the applicant Thomas Hunt about twenty two years ago ---when he first moved to Tennessee ___ Shortly after I became acquainted with him I heard him speak of having enlisted as a soldier of the Revolutionary War that he limped in one of his legs which he understands from him was occasioned by a wound which he received in the Battle of Brandywine ___ officiant understood from applicant that he had served 4 years and eight months in the regular service from the character of the applicant for truth and honesty ___ and from the account given by him of his services ___ on the officiant’s first acquaintance with him I have no doubt he served as stated in his declaration I believe him to be 86 years as he is respected and … in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier of Revolution ___ and I concur in that opinion.
Sworn to and subscribed Wm White
before me the day and year aforesaid.
Thomas Babb J P.
State of Tennessee }
Wilson County }

I Thomas Babb of the Justices of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the county of Wilson in the said State of Tennessee the same being a court of record ___ do hereby declare my opinion after the investigation of the matter and after putting the interrogations ___ prescribed by the War Department, that the above named applicant Thomas Hunt was a Revolutionary soldier and served as he states. And I do further testify that said applicant in consequence of bodily infirmity is unable to attend court and that his declaration was sworn and subscribed to at his own house ___ I further certify that William White who has signed the preceding certificate is a clergyman resident in the County of Wilson and that George Ross who has also assigned the same is a resident in the County of Wilson that they are both credible persons and that their statements are entitled to full credit ___ In testimony whereof I have this 25th day of July AD 1833 set my hand and affixed my private seal having no seal belonging to my office
Thomas Babb J P.
I Josiah McClain, Clerk of the County Court of Wilson County in the State of Tennessee do hereby certify that Thomas Babb Esq. is a Justice of the Peace of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in said county, the same being a court of record, and that the forgoing signatures purporting to be his own … In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal of office.
July 27th 1833 J. S. M. McClain

Land office, Annapolis , September 27th 1833 .
I certify that it appears by a depreciation pay Roll, remaining in my office, that Thomas Hunt-------------- a private 7th regt. Of the Maryland Line, received L30,. 12., 300 ------------Depreciation Money, issued to the Maryland quota of troops on Continental establishment, on the 24th day of January 1780.
George G. Brewer
Register land office, W. S. Md.
LAND OFFICE,
Annapolis , September 27th 1833 .
I certify that it appears by the muster Rolls remaining in my office, that Thomas Hunt-------------- enlisted as a private in the 7th Maryland Regiment, on the 2nd day of July 1779, and was an Invalid the 19th day of March 1780,
George G. Brewer
Register land office, W. S. Md.
WAR DEPARTMENT,
Pension Office,
State of Tennessee }
Wilson County }
I Josiah McClain Clerk of the County Court of said County do hereby certify that Thomas Babb Esq.…, acting Justice of the Peace in said County commissioned and qualified according to the laws of said state and that the foregoing signatures purporting to be his are genuine. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal of office in Lebanon .
this 14th day of November 1833
J. L. McClain
West Tennessee S5320
Thomas Hunt of Wilson County in the state of Tennessee who was a private in the com. Commanded by Captain Smith of the Regt. Commanded by Colo. Bates in the Maryland Line for 14 months & 27 days Inscribed on the Roll of West Tennessee At the rate of 48 dollars 33 cents per annum
To commence on the 4th day of March 1831
Certificate of Pension issued the 21 day of Jany. 1834 and CA (?)
Harris War Dept.
Arrears to the 4th of Sept. 121.37
Semi an. Allowance ending 4 March 24.28
$145.65
{Revoutionary Claim
Act June 7, 1832 .} Recorded by Dan’l. Boyd Clerk
Book C Vol. 7 Page 83.

See the ARCHIVES OF MARYLAND, MUSTER ROLLS and other Records of Service of MARYLAND TROOPS in the American Revolution, 1775-1783, Baltimore 1900. On page 217 of Volume II of that massive collection, "Musters of Maryland Troops”, I find the following:
Names: Hunt, Thomas, Rank: pt (private) Time of Service; Enlisted: 2 July ’79 , Discharged: 19 March ’80 , Remarks: to Invalids.
Then, on page 622 of this Volume, under "Resolves of Continental Congress in June 1779… Resolved, that a corps of invalids be formed, consisting of eight companies …”
And on page 623: "A return of invalids belonging to the Maryland Line, now in the Service at the Garrison of Philadelphia , June 19th, 1781 . … Name: Thomas Hunt, Regiment: 7th Maryland , Transferments: 15 March 1780.