War Records for Benjamin Standifer
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(Taken from the DAR Records on file in Washington, DC)
Requested and received from the General Services Administration -
The National Archives and Records Service on July 28, 1969
|State of Tennessee
February 1st, 1833
I personally approve before me the undersigned, a justice of the peace in and for the county of Bledsoe aforesaid, Benjamin Standifer, the identical person who has made the foregoing declaration.....
|...declaration who being duly sworn, desposeth and ___,
that it was in the month of May in the year of 1780 or 1781 and from ____of memory he
cannot make positive which, that he entered the service of the United States and that in
the year in which he entered the service and the succeeding one he performed the ____as
mentioned in his foregoing declaration---And he further states that by reason of old age
and the consequences lapse of memory, he cannot swear positively as to the precise length
of his service, but according to the best of his recollection he served not less than the
periods mentioned below and in the following grades---For six months I served as an
orderly sergeant, and for six months, I served as a common soldier---all the time as a
mounted rifleman and for such service I claim a pension.
Signed: Benjamin (His "X" mark) Standifer
Subscribed and sworn to before me on the date above.
Signed: Alexander Boyd - Justice of the Peace for Bledsoe County.
State of Tennessee,
I Scott Terry clerk of the County Court of Bledsoe County, do certify that Alexander Boyd, esqr. whose signature appears to the foregoing Declaration and certificate of Benjamin Standifer, is now and was at the time of signing the same, an acting justice of the in and for the said county of Bledsoe....
|duly commissioned and qualified to act, and that ____ and
credit and given his official acts as such.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by private seal, not having an official Seal of office, this 4th day of February 1833.
Signed: Scott Terry
State of Tennessee
I, James Standifer, member of Congress from the third district of the State of Tennessee, certify that Scott Terry---, whose signature appears in the two preceding certificates is now, and was at the time of making the same, Clerk of the County Court of Bledsoe County that does forth and credit are given his official acts as such--that the same are his genuine signature and that his said certificate and is in due form of law, and that there is no such seal of office for said court.
Given under my hand this 16th day of March 1833---
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