Private Abraham Aarons, Jr.

Private Abraham Aarons, Jr.

(DAR Ancestor #A131268)

(Revolutionary War Pension #S30813)

Southern Campaign Revolutionary War Pension Applications & Rosters


29 Nov 1832 Abraham Aarons, a resident of Adair Co., KY, born the 17th day of Aug 1759, did make his declaration for a pension in Adair Co.


Abraham claimed to have entered the service of the United States as a Private Soldier in March 1780 (1779) under Capt Wm Witcher and Lieutenant Joseph Williams for the term of 6 mths as a drafted militiaman in Pittsylvania Co., VA.  He stated that he was marched from Pittsylvania to Salisbury, NC, where they remained a few weeks until they joined David Mason's Brigade.  From Salisbury, they marched to Camden, SC and on to Stono, where they had a severe engagement with the British & Tories (20 Jun 1779).

The Battle of Stono Ferry 


After being discharged at Camden, SC, Abraham returned to his home in Pittsylvania Co., VA, where he continued to live until about the year 1816, when he removed to Greene Co., TN.  He remained in TN until 1824, when he settled in Adair Co., KY where he died some time aft Feb 1835.  Abraham's 1st wife was Chloe Pearson.  Chloe probably died before 20 Sep 1802, when Abraham married Nelly Purdue (probably in Pittsylvania Co., VA).  Abraham and Nelly had at least 2 children;  George (married Elizabeth Ennis in Oct 1831) and Catherine (married Aaron Collins in Aug 1829).  Both children lived and died in Adair Co., KY.
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