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On 4 Nov 1843 from White Co TN Margaret Price, dau of Thomas Robinson, submitted these bible pages as proof of her husbands age in a Rev War pension request. The Declaration and associated paperwork is quite lengthy and will not be reproduced in its entirety here, although I do have copies of her entire file. The part of the Declaration concerning this bible and how she obtained it says this:

"she states that she has a record of her said husbands age now in possession made out in his own hand in writing which was the family bible of her fathers and which presented to her at the death of her father..."

"the same sheet with my age and my late husbands together with names and ages of her two brothers William and Thomas Robertson her own maiden name being Robertson it being one side of the title page of the new testament part of her fathers old family Bible with much scribling on the title page side which book and record has been in her possession ever since she was married..."

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Front Page of Thomas Robinson's Bible

Front Page of Thomas Robinson's Bible
The New
TESTAMENT
of our
Lord and Saviour
JESUS CHRIST
Newly Translated out of the
ORIGINAL GREEK
And with the former
TRANSLATIONS
Diligently Compared and Revised
By his Majesty's Special Command
Appointed to be Read In CHURCHES
SEAL
EDINBURGH
Printed by Richard Watkins His Majesty's Printer. M.DCC.XLVI.
[1746]

Note: Other markings found on this page must have
been from someone practicing their printing.

2d Page of Thomas Robinson's Bible

2d Page of Thomas Robinson's Bible

Margret Robson was born
in the year of our Lord 1768
Augst the 6th
William Robison was born
in the year of our Lord 1770
December the 8th
Thos Price was born
(other writing unreadable) July the 9th of 1766
Thomas Robinson was born in the
year of our Lord 1772
June the 1st (other writing unreadable)
Shadrach Price was born
May the 1st 1791
Sally Price was born March
the 23rd 1793


State of Tennessee White County: On this 4th day of November A.D. 1843 personally appeared Margaret Price a citizen of said County aged 74 years before me Shadrach Price one of the acting Justices of the peace in and for the County and State aforesaid who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed July the 7th 1838 entitled an act granting half pay and pensions to certain widows, that she is the widow of Thomas Price who was said private in the Revolution of the United States she states that she has no personal knowledge of his services but that her knowledge he is from hearing him and his Brother William Price and Colonel Henry McKinney and others say upon the subject her Recollection from those persons is as follows She states that she has a record of her said husbands age now in possession made out in his own handwriting which was the family Bible of her father in which presented to her at the death of her father in which her husband and her age are both recorded and according to that date he was born in the year 1766 that she often heard him say that he bore arms at 16 which would have been in 1782 at which time he turned as a volunteer under his father Thomas Price who was a volunteer Captain in Rutherford County State of North Carolina where the Old Captain Price then lived that her said husband was permitted by his father in consequence of there being great danger in leaving a boy of his size at home on the account of the abusive Tories and his Elder Brother William was going out also she states she cannot give the day or month of the year but they was marched to Ned Hampton's there had a battle with the British he is Major or Colonel she does not now recollect he was also in a battle at Blackstock's in South Carolina he then returned home as she believes and then went out again and was in the Battle at King Mountain [sic, King's Mountain] then had been kicked with a horse a few days before the Battle and was left back to guard some pack horses and after the Battle of Kings Mountain they returned home again and then turned out again and went to the State of Georgia and was in the siege at agusty [sic, Augusta] at which Battle his father Captain Thomas Price was killed in battle he then returned home and went no more into the British war all these towers [tours] was under his father she heard him say that he was in the service 2 or 3 years in all in all the time a mounted volunteer and sometimes was sent to carry expresses from post to post but she cannot give the trips she states she became acquainted with her late husband some short time after he left the service and in the month of May on the 16th day in the year 1789 she intermarried with said Thomas Price that they were married by one Johnathan Brown an acting Justice of the peace in the County of Birk [Burke] State of North Carolina at the house of said Brown has no record of their marriage but has a Record or Register of the Birth of 2 of her eldest children to wit Shadrach and Salley Price both being on the same sheet with my age in my late husband's together with the names and ages of her 2 brothers William and Thomas Robertson her own maiden name being Robertson it being one side of the title page of the New Testament part of her father's old family Bible with much scribbling on the title page side which Book and Record has been in her possession ever since she was married or had any children my son Shadrach was born May the 1st 1791 in my daughter Salley was Born March the 23rd 1793 which will fully appear by said Record which is this day taken out of said Bible in my presence and marked A. on the title page side under the word "Testament:" and to be filed and sent with this declaration as evidence of the Births of my children the said writing of her age and the age of her late husband she believes is in her husband's handwriting the balance of the ages she is not certain who wrote them but is certain the age of her children is correctly set down. She states that after their intermarriage they moved to the State of Virginia Greene County then Back to Rutherford County North Carolina thence to the State of Kentucky thence to Tennessee Jackson County then to White County where her late husband departed this life on the 13th day of February 1827 of pulmonary Astana [?] which disease he had lade [laid] a long time with. She states she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service but the marriage took place previous to the 1st day of January 1794 to wit at the time above stated she states that her name is not on the pension roll of any agency in any state that she never knew until very lately that there was any law in her favor -- otherwise she would have applied sooner that she now resides 20 miles from Sparta or her County seat and is not able to walk one step or ride on horse back she therefore [word obliterated] the war department to make their communications to B. Gabbert at the falling Waters Post office White County Tennessee as he is my agent in this matter. S/ Margaret Price, X her mark She further states she has never intermarried with any other person. Sworn to and subscribed before me this day and date first above written. S/ Shadrach Price, JP

State of Tennessee White County: Be it known on the 13th day of December A.D. 1843 personally appeared William Price1 1 a citizen of the County and State aforesaid and aged eightyone years before me Shadrach Price one of the acting Justices of the peace in and for said County who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following statement in favor of Margaret Price and applicant for a pension as the Widow of Thomas Price deceased who was a soldier in the revolution war he says he was well acquainted with Thomas Price (above mentioned) they being brothers and lived in Rutherford County North Carolina and turned out and joined the company of mounted volunteers under their father Captain Thomas Price who raised a volunteer mounted company in the said Rutherford County where he then lived there Lieutenant Felix Walker Ensign Jarrett Williams under cap major Singleton he says he cannot give the year but was some time previous to the excursion of Ferguson [Patrick Ferguson] into that Country their first battle at Ned Hampton's against Dunlap [James Dunlap] of the part of the enemy and meet the British and ran them into Princes Fort in South Carolina and was in a battle on the Pacolet under Colonel Isaac Shelby who succeeded in capturing the British within the Fort who was commanded by one Pad Moore or Patrick Moore these battles under their father was in an after some reconnoitering and Ferguson coming into the Country and took part at Gilbert town in aforesaid Rutherford County; after this tour as well as I recollect my father and brother Thomas was ordered out under Colonel Shelby and Clark to make an attack on a party of British and Tories at Musgrove Mills as was informed, succeeded but was not present in the last mentioned engagement and then joined the Army under the command of Colonels Campbell Shelby Sevier and others my father Thomas and myself in pursuit of Ferguson to the King's Mountain he says he believes his brother Thomas was not immediately in the action but owing to having been disabled by a hurt of some kind on the rapid pursuit or march after Ferguson but knows he was in the service or guard of baggage of those immediately in the battle and further states that after the Kings Mountain battle they continued back in the County of Rutherford a short time occasionally scouting after the British and Tories and then took a line of march, himself his father old Captain Thomas Price and his brother Thomas Price under the command of Colonel Clarke to the siege of Augusta in the State of Georgia and was in several engagements during said siege a part of which time Colonel Lee with a Regiment of cavalry was in command was said to be of the regulars at which place Major Eaton of Lee's Regiment was killed my father was killed at the siege of Augusta after which time my brother Thomas and myself became attached to the company of Captain Moses Shelby to which company we continued during the remainder of our services in the British war he further states that the term of services of his brother Thomas Price would amount to 3 years in the British war. He further states that after the said war he continued in acquaintance with his brother Thomas above mentioned and believes from all information ever had on the subject was lawfully married to the aforesaid Margaret Price but was not at the wedding nor did I see them married, a circumstance which if never had existed would no doubt been spoken of during the long acquaintance I had with them after their marriage -- which took place previous to the first day of January 1794 and that he has been long acquainted with the said Margaret Price and that he believes she is entitled to full credit on her oath in said court of Justice and further this deponent saith not. Sworn to and subscribed this day and date first above written.
S/ Shadrach Price, JP
S/ William Price

January 6, 1852 in White County Tennessee Shadrach Price, 60, gave an affidavit in which he states he is the son of Thomas and Margaret Price; that his father died in White County in the month of February 1827 leaving his mother a widow; that his mother never intermarried after the death of his father; that she died in April 1845 leaving the following leaving children: to wit: Shadrach, Georgia, Meshach, Thomas, Sally McDaniel, Easther Carr and Mary Rutledge.

Margret Robsn was Born in the year of our Lord 1768 Augst the 6th William Robison was Born in the year of our Lord 1770 December the 8th Thos Robison was Born July the 9th 1766 Thomas Robinson was born in the year of our Lord 1772 June the 7th [?] Day Shadrach Price was Bron May the 1st 1791 Sally Price was Born march the 23 1793

1764 Robinson Creek Deed

1764 Robinson Creek Deed

North Carolina
Mecklenburgh County
Survey'd for Tho: Robinson
the Annex'd Plan of 430, acres
of Land in said County, on the
North side of the Second Broad
River, including the Mouth
of the first Large Creek, above
the Indian Path, Beg at a
Pine and Running S12W300,
poles to a Black Oak then So
78W. 260 ples to a Pine
then N12 S. 300 poles to a
Pine, and thence N78 S260
poles to the beginning.
By Francis Beatey D. Sur.