Revolutionary War Pension Affidavit of

John Cannady

(1763 - 1836)
Casey County, Kentucky
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Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832.

State of Kentucky
Casey County

On this 20th Day of August 1832 personally appeared in open Court before the Honerable John L. Bridges, Judge of the Casey Circuit Court now sitting, John Cannady, a resident of Casey County & state of Kentucky aged sixty nine years 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 entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated. About the first of September 1781, he joined Capt Charles Callaway's Company of Militia who belonged to Col Callaway's Regiment of Virginia Militia. This was in Bedford County, State of Virginia, who march[ed] us through Prince Edward County through Petersburg, crossing James River at Swan's Point then on through JamesTown, Williamsburg & on to General Washington's headquarters at YourkTown Virginia, was then transferred from Col Callaway to Col [?]echies Regiment in General Lawson's Brigade - served during the seage at Yourktown.

Was at the surrender of Cornwallis's whole Army at Yourktown, then was discharged from the Service & returned home making a tour of near three months & while at Yourktown a certain Stephen Jones Inlisted in the Contanettal troop of horse Commanded by Col Washington for three years & served seven or eight months in said troop & then deserted the service of the United States & returned to Bedford County Virginia, my residence and their pervailed on me to take his place which I did as a substitute for said Jones. Upon a new Inlistment, which was for deserting the war, this being the punishment put on Jones for his desertion, he being returned as a deserter, was Compell[ed] to served the whole war.

This inlistment was about the first of July 1782 at Cumberland Old Courthouse Virginia being the General Kandavoire[?], the Regiment to which I then belonged was commanded by Col Fribecker, belonging to Capt Kirkpatrick's Company in said regiment. Served at that place until about October, then was transferred to Capt Yauber's [Yarborough's?] & Capt Deade's Troop who was on their march to the South to join Col Washington's Regiment of horse was taken sick & not being able to march was then furlowed and therein left to return home and remain there until I recovered my health then was to return & join any troop goint to the south or where ever Col Washington's troop of horse could be found.

Accordingly, in March following, I left home on the hunt of said Regiment & marched to New London, Campbell County & was their stopped[?] by Capt Irish, the Commandant of the Garrison at that place & was by him returned as an invalad to do garrison duty & continued at that place until near Christmas following. Then was honourably discharged as a souldier for the war by the said Capt Irish of the Continantal line & commandant of said garrison --

he hereby relinquished every claim whatever to a pension or an annuity except the private and he declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any agency in any state. Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.

John Cannaday

August term 1832
And this will follow the Certificate of the Court, that the said court hereby declare their opinion that the above named applicant was a Revolutionary Soldier and served as he states. I John L Bridges Judge of the Casey Circuit Court do hereby certify that the foregoing contains the original preceeding of the said court in the matter of the application of John Canaday for a pension. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal of office this day of August 1832.

John L. Bridges
Circuit Judge


State of Kentucky Casey Circuit
I Joel Sweaney, Clerk of the Court of
the Casey Circuit do hereby certify that the foregoing
contains the original proceedings of the said court in
the matter of the application of John Canady for a
pension and I do further certify that the said declaration
was sworn to in open court and proceedings ordered
to be certified.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and private seal of office
(their being no other) this 20th day of
August 1832.

Joel Sweaney CCk    (Seal)

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Transcribed by J.L. McKenzie. Words/comments in [brackets] were inserted by me for clarification.

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