Blankenbaker, Nicholas

Pension Application

BLANKENBAKER., Nicholas. S.30872.

20 Aug. 1832. Shelby Co., Ky, Nicholas Blankenbaker of Shelbyville in said county, aged 73, declares he was drafted in March 1781 for eighteen months in Culpeper Co., Va,, and was mustered into service at Powhatan Court House in the company of Capt. Stokely in the regiment of Col. Gaskins whose major was Maj. Polston. He was taken sick and left at the hospital at Charlottesville. When he joined the army again he was commanded by Capt. Overton, was marched down to the siege of York and continued there until the surrender. He then marched to Cumberland old Court House, eight miles from Carter’s Ferry on James River for winter quarters, commanded by Capt. Lovely, and in February marched to Savannah, Ga., under Capt. Scott, Maj. Finly and Col. Posey and Gen. Wayne. He continued there until the British evacuated Savannah and then was marched to join Gen. Greene near Charleston, and there continued until his time expired. He marched to Cumberland old Court House and was discharged 1 Nov. 1782. He was in battle at York, in a skirmish under Gen. Wayne near Savannah, and in another skirmish near the Widow Givens’ in Georgia,

Nicholas Blankenbaker of Shelby Co., Ky., private in the company of Capt. Stokely in the regiment of Col. Gaskins in the Virginia line for one year and seven months from 1781, was placed on the Kentucky pension roll at $63.33 per annum under the Act of 1832. Certificate 1023 was issued 24 Oct. 1832.

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