Revolutionary War
Pension Application of
William ROZIER

Revolutionary Pension Record of William Rozier of Marion District,
South Carolina (and his widow, Chloe Brown Rozier)
Contributed by Jo Church Dickerson, March 2000

Transcribed by Jo Church Dickerson, from copies of documents received from the National Archives, Washington, D.C. Transcript includes all documents sent to me by the Archives, however please note (below) that I did not receive at least one side of one document contained in the file.


Rozier, William Service: S.C.
Rozar, Chloe
Number: W.9264

The State of South Carolina
William Rozier personally appeared before me Abram Nott one of the associate Judges of the said state, who being duly sworn made oath is a citizen resident in the District of Marion - that about the year 1775 he regularly inlisted a soldier under Captain Thomas Pinckney of the 1st Regiment South Carolina Continental Troops then commanded by Col. Christopher Gadsden - that he served for the term of six years being stationed all that time in the vicinity of Charleston S. C. and until he was regularly discharged from said inlistment by Capt? Felix Worley who commanded the company at the time of his discharge which discharge has been lost or destroyed - that he is about sixty nine years of age - that he is infirm and obliged to support himself by his personal labor and that he stands greatly in need of pecuniary assistance from his country.

(signed) William Rozar

Sworn to before me this 27th October 1818
(signed) Abm. Nott

I do hereby certify that I am satisfied that the within William Rozer served several years as a soldier in the revolutionary war, & that he is in indigent circumstances and requires the aid of government for support -(signed) Abm. Nott


District of Marion. S.S.O.?
this 25th day of October 1820 personally appeared in open court being a court of record for the said district William Rozier aged near seventy one years resident in Marion district who being duly sworn according to law doth on his oath declare that he served in the revolutionary war as follows in the first regiment of foot of So. Carolina in Capt. Wm. Hicks company date of my original declaration was 27 October 1818. The number of my pension certificate is 13.013. And I do solemnly swear 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 manner disposed of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring myself within the provissions of an act of Congress entitled an act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United states in the revolutionary War, passed on the 18th day of March 1818 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 in the schedule hereto annexed and by me subscribed - viz

300 acres of pine? land 2 cows and two calves one two year old stear 2 sows & nine pigs 7 shoats 3 old pots one old frying pan 2 weeding hoes 2 axes one plough hoe one pewter dish 16 pewter plates 2 pewter basons (? smaller ones?) 2 tin ditto 2 tin buckets one stone jar one old grubbing hoe one new wedge one two year old stear hide one iron skillet 1 cart saddle & bridle
   the above schedule I subscribe

My occupation is farming but I am personally unable to work being quite dim sighted & feeble my wife and daughter my wife named Chloe is 64 years old nearly blind & helpless my daughter named Mercy is near 21 years old is able to work.

(signed) William Rozier

Sworn to and declared this
25 October 1820 -
(signed) John L.? Richardson, Associate Judge ? So. Carolina


South Carolina
William Rozier, Marion Distr. in the state of So. Carolina who was a private in the regiment commanded by Colonel Pinckney of the So. Carolina line, for the term of 3 years Subscribed on the Roll of South Carolina at the rate of 8 dollars per month, to commence on the 27 of October 1818.

Certificate of Pension issued the 14 of July 1819 and sent to Abm. Nott Judge. Columbia So. Ca.

Arrears to 4th of March 1819  4 ms. 9/31 $34.32 
semi-anl. all'ce ending 4 Sep 1819        48. -
Revolutionary claim  }
Act 18th March, 1818 }

On fold side:
Notification sent 2 January 1821 to Thos. Evans, Marion Ct.H., S.C.


In order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress of the 4th July 1836.

State of South Carolina }
Marion District             } On this Twenty eighth day of August eighteen hundred and forty three personally appeared before me William Loyd, one of the Justices of the Peace for Marion District in the state aforesaid Chloe Rozier, aged eighty seven years, who is a resident of Marion District, and state of South Carolina, who being first duly sworn according to law doth on her oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed July 4 1836. That she is the widow of William Rozier, who was a soldier in the South Carolina line of the Army of the Revolution, and was a pensioner under the act of Congress passed 18 March 1818 at the rate of $94? per annum.

She further declares that she was married to the said William Rozier on the 14th November, in the year seventeen hundred and seventy eight, and that her husband the aforesaid William Rozier, died on the 5th (or 3rd?) October 1821 and that she has remained a widow ever since that period, as will more fully appear by reference to the annexed.
(signed) Chloe X Rozier (her mark)

Sworn to and subscribed on the day an year above written before me.
(signed) Wm. Loyd Magiste.

\ OVER \

(But reverse side of this document was not copied by Archives. Writing from reverse side shows through this copy, and held to a mirror, the first line reads, "And I do further testify, that from bodily infirmity..." -jcd)

South Carolina }

Marion District }

Jonah Collins personally appeared before me and being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God sayeth that he is in the seventy first year of his age;

that he has resided here from his birth;

that he knew both William Rozier and his wife Chloe Rozier both before and after their Marriage; that Chloe Rozier was a Miss Brown before her Marriage, that he was about thirteen years of age when they were married ~

that his recollection is distinct as to the time of Marriage from the circumstance that this deponents brother Dempsey Collins having paid his (addresses?) to Chloe Brown, which marriage from some cause or other was broken off with my brother and soon after news came to my brother's house that the said William Rozier and Chloe Brown were married:

that there was never any doubt of the marriage that their children was well known to this deponent; for the oldest of them, for upwards of fifty years last past: that the distance from the deponent and said Rozier and his wife never exceeded ten or twelve miles from the date of his first acquaintance;

that the children of said Rozier and wife were always considered as born in lawful wedlock; that they were pious members of the Baptist Church -

This deponent further says that he did when a young man visit the house of Rozier and his wife in the character of a suitor to their second daughter Mrs. Reasonover now living; that this deponent recollects many circumstances which occurred during the times above stated which enables him to speak with certainty -

Sworn to before me                                   his
this 4th Septr. 1845                          Jonah (Jo?) Collins
C.P. Herren Magst.                                   mark


State of South Carolina }
Marion District             }On this 9? day of June 1851 personally appeared before me John McMillan Justice of the Peace within and for said District Jane Reasonover aged /68/ sixty eight years, and made oath in due form of law that she is the only child of Chloe Rozier widow of William Rozier, who was a sergeant in the South Carolina line of the Army of the Revolution and a pensioner for said services ~ That her said father died on the 3d day of Octr. 1821 leaving the said Chloe as his widow, and that she made application for a pension under the act of the 4th July 1836. That while said application was pending her said mother died on the 7th Novr. 1845. That the affiant is unable to produce any record evidence of marriage, but believes from every circumstance, to wit her own age (being now upwards of sixty eight years of age) and the oath of Jonah Collins filed in the case, that the marriage of her mother took place at the time stated in her declaration, and before the termination of the service of the aforesaid William Rozier ~ She therefore asks that the claim of Chloe Rozier may be examined, and allowed under the act of the 4th July 1836.
(signed) Jane Reasonover (very labored writing -jcd)

Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year first above written.
(signed) Jno McMillan Magist.

State of South Carolina }
Marion District             } I Edward B. Wheeler, Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas & General Sessions of said District certify that John McMillan is a magistrage as above, and that the foregoing signature purporting to be his is genuine, In testimony whereof I have hereunto affixed my seal of office and subscribed my name, at Marion Court House, the twelfth day of June AD 1851.
(signed) Edward B. Wheeler {seal}
Clerk of the Court of
C.P. & G.S. of Marion District

S. Carolina - 8187

Chloe Rozier, decd., widow of Wm. Rozier who was a Sergeant in the S.C. Line - Husbd. died 3 Octr. 1821 - Inscribed on the Roll at the rate of 120 dollars --cents per annum, to commence on the 4th day of March, 1843, ending 7 Nov 1845, when she died. Certificate of Pension issued the 9th day of June, 1847 and sent to Thomas Green, Present.
[Acts of March 3, 1843, and June 17, 1844.]
Recorded in Book A Vol. 2 Page 169 ~

On fold side:
Payable to Jane Reasonover, only child.
2 Certfs.
1838 & ??

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