Pension Statement of Joseph England
Joseph England Pension 2/27/1833
That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated. He was born in New Kent County Virginia on the 25th day of December 1762. He has no record of his age at this time; it was burnt when he got his house burnt some years ago. He was living in Surry County in the State of North Carolina when called into the service, at which place, he thinks in or about the first of November 1779. He volunteered for a three months tour against the British and Tories, under Captain Roial or Rial Martin in the militia in Maj. William Shepherd and Col. Martin Armstrong's Regiment. We rendezvoused at Old Richmond Courthouse on the Yadkin River in said Surry County at the time last aforesaid, we had no  that tour, we lay there a week or ten days, and there marched to the Shallow Ford of the Yadkin, there we had a skirmish with the Tories who were commanded by Kiah Wright, we defeated the Tories and killed some thirty or forty of them, took no prisoners. We returned to the place of rendezvous at Richmond in a few days, lay there a few weeks then marched to Guilford, we were there met by some officers, there names not recollected, and ordered back, we then marched back to Richmond and lay there till our time was out, and was there honorably discharged in the first of February 1780. His discharge was signed by the said Colonel Armstrong. He served at this time three months. Again while living in said Surry County North Carolina in or about the first of June 1780 he volunteered for a four months tour under Captain John Timmins in Maj. Sharps Regiment of Militia, whether he had a Col. or not at this time is not recollected, nor Maj. Sharp's Christian name is not recollected, we rendezvoused at Richmond Courthouse on the Yadkin River at the time last aforesaid, we lay there about two weeks then marched to Charlotte Courthouse, there we joined Gen. Sumter. Lay there some time then marched to the Hanging Rock in South Carolina; he was in the battle of the Hanging Rock, which he thinks was in August. Genl. Sumter commanded. We then marched towards Camden to join Genl. Gates, but before we got there Gates was defeated, and we met his troops retreating; we then turned and marched to Charlotte, lay there some time, then marched to Salisbury, there he was honorably discharged, some time in Oct. 1780. His discharge was signed by Genl. Jack, his Christian name not recollected. He served at this time four months. Again while living at the same place last aforesaid, towit Surry County, he volunteered for a three months tour under Capt. Thomas Timmins we had no Colonel. We rendezvoused at Richmond Courthouse on the Yadkin River he thinks the start of Oct. 1780, lay there some time we then marched into Guilford then returned back to the place of rendezvous and lay there waiting for a reinforcement we considered ourselves too weak to  Fanning's men who were Tories and was between us and headquarters, lay there till our time was out, and was then honorably discharged in January 1781. His discharge was signed by Col. Armstrong, who was Col. of the county; he served at this time three months. Again as soon as the above tour was out while at the place of rendezvous towit Richmond he volunteered under Capt. John Hogan in January 1781 for a nine months tour marched to Fayette on  lay there some time then marched to Genl. Pickens(?) head quarters in the neighborhood of Wilmington and joined the main army commanded by Genl. McDowell lay there till our time was out and was there honorably discharged in November 1781. His discharge was signed by Genl. McDowell; he served at this time nine months. The above mentioned discharges were all burnt at the time he got his house burnt a number of years ago he  for nineteen months service he may be mistaken as to some of the dates aforementioned but he is certain he served all the time above mentioned and several  that he cannot .
He has lived since the revolution in said Surry County about two years he then moved to Catawba River in Burke County North Carolina, lived there till about 1827, his wife died and children all married, and he has since lived with them; and son lives in said Anderson County and he lives with him at this time. He can not recollect the names of the regular officers who were with the troops where he served nor the Continental militia regiments other than [those] above stated. He never was drafted nor a substitute. He did not receive a commission during the revolution. He is not much acquainted in his present neighborhood but he is acquainted with Maj. Arthur , Charles Y. Oliver, William Tummell Esqr, Morris Cobb, all of which he believes would testify that they believe him to be a man of veracity(?) and that they believe him to have been a soldier of the Revolution. There is no clergyman living in his neighborhood nor none that he can procure who can  on the aspect of his service. We Arthur Crogin(?), and Charles Y. Oliver residing in the said county of Anderson and state of Tennessee hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Joseph England who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration, that we believe him to be 70 years of age that he is reputed and believed in the said neighborhood where he lives to have been a (Pension Ends)