Pension application of Jacob Frick, Union County IL on behalf of wife Elizabeth Earnhart Frick , transcribed by Will Graves: 1/10/09
State of Illinois, Union County
On this 15th day of October, 1832 personally appeared in open Court before the Hon. Thomas C. Browne, Judge of the Circuit Court of Union county and State of Illinois, now sitting, JACOB FRICK, a resident of the county and state aforesaid and aged about 81 or 82 years, having no record of his age except his own memory, who, being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath, make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of an act of Congress passed June 7th, 1832: That HE entered the service of the United States, under the following named officers and served as herein stated. This applicant states that at the time of his entering the service he resided in Rowan County North Carolina. That at the commencement of the Revolutionary War, he does not know the month or year, he volunteered under on Captain Windell Miller, & was marched immediately to join what was then called the South Army,then lying at a place name Ninety Six. That from this place shortly after his arrival he was marched under the command of the said Captain Miller in pursuit of a large body of Tories who were going to join the Cherokee Indians. That about daylight of the 2nd morning after they left the Army they rushed upon the Tories, surrounded them & made 221 of them prisoners their headman or commander having made his escape. They took from them (Cherokee’s) several wagons into which they put the guns taken from them as well as 7 or 8 barrels or kegs of powder which they found in their possession. That on the morning they took possession of the prisoners it commenced snowing & continued snowing all that day, as they returne to the Army and delivered them up to the head General Washington. That a short time after this , his 3 months tour having expired he returned home and was discharged. (First Tour).
He states that he left his records at the first discharge in South Carolina as well as the records he received from later discharges, in South Carolina and does not know what has become of any of them. (Records) That about 3 or 4 months after his return home, he again volunteered under on George H. Barrier as Captain, to march against the Cherokee Indians, and they (army) was commanded by Rutherford as General. (MY NOTE: Tis no wonder that late in Illinois Mr. Frick would not allow the Cherokees to pass through his properties near the Mississippi River.) (Trail of Tears).
THAT thus commanded he went against the Cherokee Indians, and destroyed and burnt 12 or 13 towns. THAT during this expedition of 3 or 4 months they waded many rivers and met and encountered all of the dangers, difficulties and hardships incident to such Campaigning.
THAT after this expedition he again returned home and was regularly discharged as before.
THAT he volunteered a third time and marched to Fayetteville under the command of Captain Barrier and General Rutherford as before. The object of this expedition was to subdue the SCOTCH immigrants who had risen in thatut thems part of the country during this tour they had no battle with them but continued to observe their movements and to keep them, awed and subjected. THAT when this 3 month term of service ended, he again returned home and was discharged as usual.
THAT, his 4th expedition was , either to Chatham or Randolph County, he does not recollect which, for the purpose of again pursuing the Tories, that began to trouble that part of the country. THAT he was commanded by one Osborne as Captain and one Scrivener- Lieutenant. Both of whom had been chosen by themselves as their officers. THAT on this tour they took some 10 or 12 of the head men of leaders of the Tories and brought them back to Rowan County NC where they were put in the Salisbury Jail, it being the county seat. That these prisoners was either let out or broke out themselves and that they set fire to and burnt up the house of LT. Scrivener, together with the list or muster roll, by which accident they obtained no pay for their services. THAT he was discharged at Salisbury after his return from the Chatham or Randolph (NC or SC/) expedition and again returned home. THAT after this he served a tour under on Captain John Bullin and General Davidson (Davison) against the British who had possession of a town called McLaninburg (sic, Charlotte in Mecklenburg County), who when they heard an Army was coming against them abandoned the Towns and retreated, by which means they had no battle with them. Here they quartered for the following winter when he was again discharged and returned finally home. THAT he was acquainted particularly with no other officers than those above named. That he resided in North Carolina (born in PA) all his life, previous to his removal to Illinois, in the year 1824 or 25 (1823) , to the county of Union, State of Illinois, where he has reside ever and now resides. He further states THAT, he has no documentary evidence, and that he knows of no person whose testimony he can procure who can testify to his services.
Sworn and subscribed this first day of October 1832/ S/Jacob Frick, x his mark S/ W Davie, Clerk.
Daniel Spence, a clergyman and John Whiteaker gave the standard supporting affidavit.
Facts in file: Veteran died in Union county IL, January 27, 1839; he married in September 1788 in Rowan County North Carolina, Elizabeth Earnhart; she filed for a widow’s pension on September 5, 1843 saying she was then 73 and a resident of Union County IL; the Veteran was pensioned at the rate of $50.00/annum as was his widow.
Pension Application /Jacob Frick American-Revolution-L Archives / Rootsweb Angus P. Robinson grandson of Jacob Frick Aug 1999 Re: Archive Information- Rev. War email@example.com re appl made by Jacob Frick in 1832.
Richard Bittle 5/18/2014