April Session, 1818, Washington Co TN:
Be it remembered that on the 21 April 1818 MICHAEL INGLE appeared in open Court in...to an act of Congress entitled an act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and navel service of the United States in the Revolutionary war, and made and subscribed the following declaration on oath:
that is to say that he, said MICHAEL INGLE, was enlisted by CAPTAIN HUGH STEPHENSON into the service of the United States in the Virginia Rifle regiment or corps, that he after his enlistment was taken to Boston and there continued for twelve months, the term for which he enlisted and was discharged at Straten Island, that the date of his enlistment was in July 1775 and his discharge was in July 1776, that he kept his discharge for many years, but owing to the villany of some person said discharge was with all his papers taken from him by whom or how he never could learn, and that he cannot produce his discharge on that account. He further states that he came to the state of TENNESSEE about thirty years ago and has resided in WASHINGTON COUNTY within said state for the whole of said time and that he is so extremely poor that he would suffer for want of the necessities of life were they not afforded him by the charity of his neighbors as he is very old and unfirm. He also states that he has never received any pension from the United States.
Sworn to and subscribed in open court by above written.
s/MICHAEL INGLE X his mark.
The said MICHAEL also produced in opern Court JOHN INGLE who made oath that he saw MICHAEL INGLE enlist under CAPTAIN HUGH STEPHENSON of the Rifles Corps of Virginia Riflemen and that he well knowing of a MICHAEL INGLE being absent after his enlistment for twelve months, and saw him shortly after his return and does verily believe that he served the term of his enlistment.
Sworn to and subscribed in open Court this 21 April 1818
21 April 1818, Washington County, Tennessee
I, JAMES SEVIER, Clerk of the Court of Spring quarter session for said County do hereby certify and attest that MICHAEL INGLE who made the foregoing declaration after being duly sworn in Open Court made and subscribed the same and that JOHN INGLE after being duly sworn in open Court made and subscribed the affidavit by him foregoing and thereupon it was ordered by the Court that the same should be certified.
In testamony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal and attest therein this day of oath just above written
s/JAS SEVIER, Clerk of Washington Co.
22 March 1924:
letter to MRS. V. M. VAUGHT, Elizabethton, Tenn.
"Madam: I have to advise you that from the papers in the Revolutionary War pension claim #5.38860 it appears that MICHAEL INGLE enlisted in July 1775 and served twelve months as private in CAPTAIN HUGH STEPHENSON's Company of Virginia Riflemen. He was allowed pension on his application executed April 21, 1818, while a resident of Washington County, Tennessee, age not stated. THERE IS NO FAMILY DATA ON FILE."