Chesterfield District Chapter
South Carolina Genealogical Society
Chesterfield District Chapter, S.C.G.S.
P.O. Box 167
Chesterfield, South Carolina 29709
Declaration of Stephen Jackson
Nancy Jackson, Widow of Stephen Jackson
State of TN }
On This Fifteenth day of June one thousand eight hundred and forty
personally appeared before me
The above deponent Nancy Jackson not knowing how long her husband the aforesaid Stephen Jackson was in the service of the United States has in order to amend her declaration made the following affidavit. Personally appeared before me the undersigned Justice of the Peace for said County Nancy Jackson who being duly sworn according to law deposeth and saith, that by reason of old age, and consequent loss of memory she cannot swear positively as to the precise length of the service of her husband the aforesaid Stephen Jackson, but according to the best of her recollection, after so long a lapse of time, that he served faithfully for the term of five years and for such service I claim a pension. She hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that she further declares that she does not know of any person by whom she can prove the services of her husband the aforesaid Stephen Jackson.
Sworn to and subscribed on the day and year above written.
State of TN }
On this 6th day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty four personally before me an acting Justice of the Peace, duly appointed and commissioned, Abel Jackson aged about 68 years appeared who being duly sworn days that he is the son of Stephen and Nancy Jackson late of County and State aforesaid and that he was born in the month of August 1786. That he had a brother named William who was ten years older than himself, who is now dead, and that there were two children older than this said brother William, both of whom died during the War of the Revolution, as he has always heard from his parents during their lifetime. That his mother Nancy Jackson applied for a pension under the Act of Congress of 4th of July 1836, during her lifetime but that she died before receiving it to wit on the 9th day of May in the year 1843 and not in the year 1853, as erroneously and by mistake written in his affidavit of the 5th of December 1853.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th day of February in the year 1854 and I do hereby certify that Abel Jackson who has sworn and signed the above is a man of truth and credibility and that his statements are entitled to full faith and credit. In testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the day and year last above written.
William Hendrey JP (seal)