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Jacob Ballard Boyte b. Apr 4 1755 Wayne Co NC d. 1844

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Jacob Ballard Boyte b. April 4, 1755 d. August 5, 1844 NC Militia, Continental, Line American Revolutionary War (This NC Militia from Dobbs Co NC was assigned to the Continental Army under General Lincoln at Charleston, SC 1780)

Pension Rolls of 1835, North Carolina:
AGE 79

On September 1, 2007 the descendants of Joseph Wesley Boyt and Ferrebe Boyt Pait, Son and Daughter of Jacob Boyt, gathered at the Old Brown Marsh Presbyterian Church on the Brown Marsh Road off US 701 Bus. Clarkton, NC to attend the unveiling of a monument honoring Jacob Boyt and his service In the Revolutionary War.

Photo By: John Phillips, descendant of Jacob and Joseph Wesley Boyt

Other Boyte Revolutionary War Records:
Jacob B. Boyt NC Number S6686
State of North Carolina
Bladen County This the 30th day of January 1833.
Personally appeared before me Aaron Lewis Jr. one of the Justices of the Peace in and for the County of Bladen and State of North Carolina. Jacob B. Boyt, a resident of the County of Bladen, aged seventy eight years, April 4, 1755 who being first duly sworn according to law do then 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 service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated.

He entered the service of the United States in the month of October 1778 for a service of five months as a Volunteer in a company of Wayne (then Dobbs) County Militia of which, John Kennedy was Captain, Jacob Hooks, Lieutenant and Thomas Boyt, Ensign. The Company rendezvoused at Kinston in said County, ?????? and there joined a Regiment comprised of Companies from the adjoining Counties commanded by Col. ??? Caswell, Lt. Col. Smith and Major Strigner McSwain, all under the command of General John Ashe. The troops marched from Kinston to Elizabethtown, Bladen County, then to the ten mile house on the Road to Charleston; thence to Dorchester, thence to Augusta where a considerable British force had been stationed a few days before; but on the approach of General Ashe’s Command, they retreated and marched down the Savannah Road and on their crossing the Brier Creek; they burnt the bridge. General Ashe continued to pursue them, until he reached the fork of Brier Creek and the Savannah River where halted and camped; and while there the British crossed the creek above and came down in the rear of the Americans surprised and defeated them. He was not in the action having been left with the baggage on the opposite side of the river; in crossing the river; after the defeat many of the men were drowned; and such as were not killed, wounded, or taken prisoner returned to the baggage and after a few days they all collected at ?? ???? a bridge on the Coocahalikes? Where they remained two or three weeks and their term of service having expired were discharged. He received a written discharge from Col. Caswell but has lost it. They were other Regiments of Militia under the Command of General Ashe, but he believes they were mostly from the upper part of North Carolina and Col. Caswell’s Regiment did not join them until a few days before the battle of at Brier Creek. He has no recollection of the names of any of the officers or the number of the regiment. He did know several Continental Officers but has forgotten their names. General Lincoln’s Army was on the opposite side of the Savannah not very far from force under General Ashe, but where, he does not now recollect.

In October 1779, he again entered the service having been drafted into a company of Wayne County Militia of which Thomas Shuter was Captain, Richard Hodges Lieutenant and Stephen Sasser Ensign – the Company rendezvoused at Kinston where a Regiment from the adjoining County was embodied under the Command of Col. John Sheppard, Lieut. Col. John Lowery and Major Wm? Dennis – the whole under the command of General Willington? Who marched them ??? Wilmington and Georgetown to Charleston where they arrived a few days before that place was invaded by the British. They with two other Militia Regiments were stationed? in the front in ???? between two marshes? Near Ashley River at a place called Cummons Point but were afterward removed? into the boog? of the Cty? Where they remained until the cafi? ??? of their term of service when they were discharged and were sent in vessels up Copper River in order to avoid the British who had then invaded the town on every other side. For this expedition he received five months ?????? ?????? ??? ???? about the last of October – but received a discharge for only three months being the time he was stationed in Charleston. He was discharged by Col. John Lowery of the 2nd regiment on the 6th April 1780 as well appears by the original discharge papers herewith sent. He has no recollection of any of the Militia Officers or the number of the Militia, accordingly nor does he recollect any of the Continental Officers except General Lincoln. He has no documentary evidence except the discharge already mentioned and he knows of no person whose testimony he can procure who can testify to his service.

He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever for a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not in the pension roll of the agency of any state.
Sworn to and subscribes before me this day and year aforesaid. (original signature Jacob B Boyt)
Attest Aaron Lewis

Answers to the interrogatories prescribed by the War Department as propounded? By Aaron Lewis Jr. Esq.
1. I was born in Wayne County – the 4th day of April 1755
2. There is a record of my age in the possession of my brother-in-law Uriah Langston residing in Wayne County.
3. In Wayne County until about seventeen years ago – when I removed to Bladen and have resided their ever since.
4. I was a volunteer in one ??? ???? and drafted in the other.
5. For answer to this question, I beg leave to refer to the body of my ?????
6. I lost my discharge for the first tour of duty which was given me by Col. Caswell – for my second tour of duty I received a written discharge which was given by Col. John Lowery wherewith sent.
7. James Kelly Esq, John McEwen, Archibald Kelly, Robert McEwen, Thomas Memary?, and others were it necessary to name them.

Attest Aaron Lewis (original signature Jacob B. Boyt)

We James Kelly and Robert McEwen, residing in the county of Bladen hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Jacob B. Boyt who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration; that we believe him to be seventy eight years of age; that he ????? and he lived in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the Revolution and that we concur in that opinion.
Sworn and subscribed to before me (original signatures James Kelly & Robert McEwen)
The day & year aforesaid
Attest Aaron Lewis

And I the said Aaron Lewis Jr., Justice of the Peace, as aforesaid, do hereby declare my opinion after an (document cut off). Last page form attached “Brief in the Case of Jacob B. Boyt”. October 1779 Vol Duration of Service 5 months, October 1779 Drafted Duration of Service 5 months. Certified by the court that the foregoing statement and the answers agree with the evidence in the case above mentioned. Feb 14th 1833

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