Applied for a pension in 1833 from Rockingham County, North Carolina. He stated that he was born 02 MAY 1763 in Richmond, Virginia, but raised in Charles City; he volunteered in the Charles City militia as a minute man in the year 1776 when he was about the age of 14 years and continued enrolled in that capacity until the close of the war; he was first called out soon after his enrollment and marched under Capt. Collier HARRISON to Hampton, Va. and joined the regiment commanded by Peter ROYSTER; Major Stith HARDYMAN was also attached to the same regiment; during this tour he was engaged watching Lord DUNMORE, who was then lying with his ships in Hampton Roads and that his company had frequent skirmishes with foraging parties from these vessels; in this capacity he served as a private three months; his second tour was under Capt. William ROYAL, also of Charles City; in this tour his company was principally engaged in suppressing a ______ insurrection of the Negroes in that and the adjoining counties; and that he served in this company as a private three months; he was next called out under Capt. HARWOOD and stationed at Charles City Courthouse under the command of Major GREGORY for the protection of that place, but was at length surrounded in the night by the British light horse owing to the cowardice of HARROD and GREGORY, both of whom were afterwards disgraced; most of the men was cut to pieces or drowned in a neighboring mill pond; in this company he served as a private at least two months before its dispersion by the enemy as aforesaid. His next tour was in Capt. Edward MAYNARD’s company, which after joining Major William WHITE’s command at Charles City Courthouse