Richard & Mary Whittington depositions

Richard Whittington and Mary Whittington  had the following children:

 Revolutionary Pension, S.C. Mississippi, Amite Co., 17 June 1833

 Richard Whittington, a resident of (Zion) Hill Precinct, aged about 80 years, declares that he entered the service of the United States in the following manner;

 First he volunteered under Capt. Robert Lloyd, Col. William Koch, and served 2 months. That the troop were destined to a stationed at 96, but the march was diverted to a camp near Camden, S.C. known by the name of Snow Camp.

 The next service was under the same officers, they marched to Charleston and remained in Garrison in expectation of the British. He again served 2 months. The next engagement was served under the same officers by draft at Bag and Bulls Island and thinks he served 2 months. He was again called into service by draft under the same officers and stationed at Fort Johnson on James Island near Charleston, where he continued for 1 month and a half.

 The next service called by draft was served in a company commanded by Capt. Thomas, Col. Moses Simmons, stationed for 3 weeks at Perrysburg when the British army came on across the Savannah River and pursued our militia to Cocsahatchee Creek. Here Col. Simmons made station and gave battle. The action was here conducted by Col. Lawerence who joined our regiment. Lawrence and his horse were both wounded- we were compelled to fly before the enemy into Charleston. The day after our arrival at Charleston, the British demanded a surrender of that place, which was refused by Gov. Rutledge. The British having retreated across the Ashley River were then met by Gen. Lincoln who gave them battle at Stone. The Declarant was not in this action but could distinguish the firing from Charleston. During this Stay at Charleston he was promoted to a lieutenancy in said company, commissioned by Gov. Rutledge. The first time rendered as an officer was with Capt. Purses under Gen. Marion, stationed near Monks Corner about 2 months. He was born in Essex County, Virginia in 1753. When called into service he lived in the Cherokee Dist. of South Carolina, since lived in Hancock County, Georgia and now in Amite County, Mississippi.


 In an earlier application made under the law of 15 May 1828, Grief Whittingtonand Gerard Whittington. Mississippi, Amite Co. 23 Sept. 1836

 Mary Whittington, age 59, declares that she is the widow of Richard Whittington. That she was married to the said Richard Whittington in April 1798 and that her husband died 16 May 1835. Cornelius Whittingtondeposes that he was well acquainted with Richard Whittington and Mary his wife and that they were married in his own house. Winnefor Whittingtondeposes that she saw Richard Whittington and Mary Whittington married in her father's house. John Looney, an old and truthful citizen and former soldier deposes that he was at Fort Rutledge and saw Richard Whittington "He was a knock Kneed awkward man and was better known and more noticed on account of it." In a latter application Mary Whittington declared that before her marriage her name was Mary Whittington and that she was married in Hancock County, Georgia. Moses Whittingtonand Margaret Tolerdepose that they were present at the marriage of Richard and Mary Whittington.

 (Conclusions are that Mary Whittington was the daughter of Cornelius Whittington, Richard's brother. This would make Mary the niece of Richard.)