Elijah Abbott, born abt 1760, of Stafford Co., VA
applied for a Revolutionary War pension 24 Aug 1824 in
Bourbon Co., KY. He stated that he was a resident of
Bourbon Co. at that time. Elijah enlisted as a regular
soldier in the Company of Capt Scott for an 18 mth tour
in the VA line or Continental establishment. He was
transferred to the company of Capt Thomas Martin and
Col. Thomas Posey, where he remained until his discharge
at Cumberland Courthouse in VA in 1782. His discharge
papers were destroyed in the New River as Elijah removed
from VA to KY. Thomas Hughes, of Bourbon Co. stated that
he served with Elijah and verified his service.
Over a year later, 3 Oct 1825 in Bourbon Co., Elijah was
still trying to obtain his pension and had to admit to
the court that he was unable, because of his health, to
support his family. His wife was living (born abt 1760),
and a daughter, born in 1805. He also had 2 'little
grandchildren' living with him, but doesn't mention any
names for his family. At that time he was inscribed on
the Roll of Kentucky pensioners at the rate of $8 / mth.
He was listed on the Pension roll of 1835 in Harrison
Co., KY (adjacent to Bourbon).
The Kentucky Pension record states the death date for
Elijah Abbott 26 Dec 1844 and that his last payment was
sent 2 Jan 1845.