1825 Lawrence County, Tennessee

State of Tennessee )

Lawrence County Court April Term 1825)


On the 14th day of April 1825 personally appeared in open Court being a court of record for said county, Isaac Horton, aged sixty-six years on the 12th day May next, resident in said Lawrence County who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath state that he served in the Revolutionary War....That he has no means of proving said service but by his own oath, except his pension Certificate No. 4562, which he procured under the act of 1818, payable in Knoxville E. T. in reality, but altho back at the Branch Bank of State (?). Moreover he being at that time in Anderson County East Tennessee, from which he had removed to Lawrence....That I am by occupation a farmer and now unable to support myself by my labour. My family consists of myself and as aforesaid my wife Hannah, aged about sixty-four, very infirm, and two grandchildren, James and Polina. James aged 13, Polina 9. That the reason he did not apply for a pension prior to the first of March 1825 was because when his pension was discontinued for want of a Schedule he did not apply again. Thought he had more property than the act of Congress ____________(illegible). And for that reason did not apply, but by his ______ and his property he has been able to support himself and family until after the first of March 1825, but he now applies so because lack from strength(?) of said property and ______ ______ since the year 1818 disposed of some of his property but for the support of his family and what not. Now applies....Very much need the support of government--and I be solemnly sworn that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March 1818, and that I have not since that time by gift, sale or in any other way disposed of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby to diminish as to bring my self within the provisions of an act of Congress passed on the 18th day of March 1818____ _____ an act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War, and that I have not nor has any person in trust for me any property or securities, contracts or debts due to me nor have I any income other than what is contained in the schedule herinto affixed and by me subscribed.
  Isaac Horton


 1 horse, 10 years old, 15 hands high nearly blind.......$15
 1 mare, 10 or 12 years old, about 13 1/2 hands high, blind of one eye.....$30  
 1 year old colt, small.....$15
 5 cows & calves.....$50
 2 yearlings....$2
 2 sows & 10 pigs....$8  
1 old waggon....$25  
 1 kettle & cover, 1 plow....$6
for a total of $151
 I owe about ten dollars
and have about fourteen owing to me.

  Isaac Horton

Sworn and Subscribed in open Court this 5th April 1825
M. H. Buchanan, Clk.