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Notes for John CHILCOTE

Descendants say he moved from MO to TN about 1817-1818, and back again but he was also in Madison Co, KY where wife Susannah's name appears on land records with him..

Residences & events:


Notes from the net:

Summary of his Revolutionary War record (#S.16702), dated 25 May 1928, by Winfield Scott:

"I advise you that from the Revolutionary War records of this bureau it appears that John Chilcoat (not Chilcoal) was born November 27, 1758 in Baltimore County, Maryland.
"While a resident of Bedford County, Pennsylvania he volunteered in May 1775, served nine months as private in Captain Frank Cluggage's Pennsylvania Company against the Indians, who were under Colonel Guy Johnson, and was in skirmishes, captured and burned the Indian towns.

"He volunteered in the spring 1776, served seven months as private in Captain Thomas Blair's Pennsylvania Company, then volunteered in April 1777 and served nine months as Indiana Spy and ranger in the same company.

"He subsequently served six months on volunteer scouting expeditions, officers' names not given.

"After the Revolution he lived in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, Baltimore County, Maryland, Rowan County, North Carolina, Madison County, Kentucky, Franklin County, Tennessee, and Cooper County, Missouri.

"He was allowed a pension on his application executed April 4, 1834 while a resident of Morgan County, Missouri.

"He died July 10, 1851 in Morgan County, Missouri. His wife had previously died, her name not given.

"In 1855 soldier's sons, John aged twenty years and Joshua aged eighteen years were living in Morgan County, Missouri."

8/1799 Madison Co, KY where he signed for daughter Nancy to marry.

1800 His name appeared on the tax list that year.

1806 Same place. He also signed for daughter Margaret's marriage.

1812 - 1817 Franklin Co, TN where his name has been found on various records. He served in the Winchester Home Guard during the War of 1812 while sons Willa, James and Thomas fought in the War, for which they received bounty land.

Bef 1819 Cooper Co, MO. He was taxed for property there that year.

824--John Chilcoat appraised a stray taken up by Ruben Smith; signed "x." 15 January 1824
The Missouri Intelligencer.

1830 Cooper Co, MO. That year John's family included 2 males under 5, 2 age 5-10, John was 70-80, and 1 female at 20-30.

1840 Richland, Morgan Co, MO. John was listed on the census at 80 years of age and a pensioner of the Rev War. In his household were 1 male under 5, 1 at 5-10, 1 was 10-15, 2 at 15-20, 1 female age 5-10, and 1 at 30-40. They were the only ones by the name in the state.

8/26/1850 Moreau Twp, Morgan Co, MO. The census taker found the old gentleman there and recorded him at 95 years old. Living with him were sons John V, 16, laborer, and Joshua, 14. They lived between sons William and Richard, son "Flawed" was next in the row. Daughter Susan and John Dinwiddie were on the previous page.

The guardian of John's two minor sons petitioned the court for bounty land based on John's Revolutionary War service:

State of Missouri
Morgan County

On this 22nd day of September A.D. 1855 personally appeared before this _________ Clerk of the County Court, witness and for the County and state aforementioned. John Vaught, guardian of John Chilcoat and Joshua Chilcoat minor heirs of the late John Chilcoat of Morgan County Missouri now dead, who being duly sworn according to law declare that said John Chilcoat Senior dead, was for many years previous to his death a citizen of Morgan County, State of Missouri, that during many of the late years of his life he drew annually a pension from the United States for his service as a soldier in the War of the Revolution that he has no personal knowledge of the time said Chilcoat entered the service of the United States or of the length of time he served, but he has been informed and believes that he entered the service in the state of Maryland [sic] and served for five years [sic]. He further states that said Chilcoat died in Morgan County Missouri on and about the 10th day of July 1851 leaving no widow and his wards John and Joshua Chilcoat are his only minor children and that he has no knowledge of the said Chilcoat ever having received bounty land for said service and believe he never did. He further states that John Chilcoat and Joshua Chilcoat for an on whose behalf this application is made are children of said deceased and are not under the age of twenty-one years and through him as their guardian makes this application to obtain the county land to which they may be entitled under the act approved March 3rd 1855.

John Chilcoat
Joshua Chilcoat
John-- his X mark-- Vaught, Guardian

Now Flawed Chilcoat and Jesse Jones residents of this County of Morgan state of Missouri upon an oath declares that he was personally well acquainted with John Chilcoat Senior. That he departed this life in Morgan County Missouri on or about the 10th day of July 1851, that he left no widow his wife having died some years previous, that since we were at the death of said Chilcoat now are well acquainted with John Chilcoat the persons named in the forgoing application and on whose behalf the same is made and we know them to be the identical persons they represent themselves to be and that they are under the age of twenty-one years and the only minor children of said record and that we have no interest in this claim.
Flawed-- his X mark--Chilcoat
/s/Jesse Jones

A memorial marker was placed in Union Cemetery in Florence, Missouri on 27 April 2002, for
John Chilcoat, Revolutionary War soldier from Pennsylvania but no granve has been found there for him.

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