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Re: Free Manleys of North Carolina
In Response To: Free Manleys of North Carolina ()

I don't think that all of the pension applications actually survived, but here are some names from Paul's website:
(this first one is the one whose application I have)
4. Moses2 Manly, born about 1761, enlisted with Colonel Lytle in the Tenth North Carolina Regiment for nine months in August 1781. He made a declaration in Hertford County court for a pension on 17 August 1819 and a second declaration in Halifax County court on 26 October 1821. He named his wife Chloe and three of his daughters: Sally, Esther, and Candys [M805, reel 549, frame 703]. He was head of a Bertie County household of 3 "other free" in 1790 [NC:14] and a Halifax County household of 5 in 1800 [NC:328], 7 in 1810 [NC:36], and 7 "free colored" in 1820 [NC:157]. On 18 August 1834 his widow Chloe Manley applied to the Halifax County court to receive her husband's Revolutionary War pension and proved to the court's satisfaction that: said Chloe is the widow of said Moses & that said Moses departed this life on 16 May 1834. Their children were

i. ?Arthur, born before 1776, head of a Halifax County household of 4 "free colored" in 1820 [NC:157]. He was in the First Company detached from the Halifax County Regiment in the War of 1812 [N.C. Adjutant General, Muster Rolls of the War of 1812 from the Militia of North Carolina, 19]. He was living in Weldon in May 1844 when he made a declaration in Halifax County court to obtain the pension of Moses Manly, deceased [M805, reel 807, frame 712

There were 2 Littletons, neither of which were in the War.

By the way, Revolutionary War Pensions are available for free on Heritage Quest, which can be accessed from home with your library card if your library is subscribed to the service. There are also a number of transcribed applications at the website below.


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