The following transcription was submitted by Jennie Marshall of Cincinatti, OH for inclusion at the Genealogy
in Washington Co., PA web site in January 1998.
I transcribed (not easy) the document from a photocopy of the original I
received from the National Archives on Gabriel Akin. He is connected to
my line of Pribble/Prebble but have not discovered just how. In his will
of 1836 he left his farm in Brown County Ohio to a nephew, John Pribble,
who is a direct ancestor of mine. I believe Gabriel was probably married
to a Pribble but haven't found the record.
State of Ohio Brown County / CP
On the 2nd day of May 1833 personally appeared before the Judges of
the Court of Common Pleas, in and for the County of Brown came Gabriel
Eakins, sometimes called Gabriel Acron, a resident of Lewis Township in
the County of Brown and State of Ohio, aged seventy four years, 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 June 7th 1832.
That he enlisted in the Army of the United States on the 26th day of
July in the year 1778, with David Owens Captain on ten miles in
Pennsylvania with four others and marched from ten miles to Fort Pitt,
who at that time was commanded by Col. Gibson we joined the 13th
Virginia Regiment commanded by Col Gibson and the company to which this
affiant belonged was commanded by one Ferrill in whose company this
affiant served about six months. This affiant went under a Leftenant of
the independent company commanded by Capt Heth,? up the Allegheny river
in order to intercept the passage of Indians that was supposed to have
crossed the river into the settlement and was absent about 8 days, but
saw nothing of them.
The next expedition this affiant went on under Capt. Springer to For
Liganeer to relieve the inhabitants from the inroads making on them by
the Indians, but before we reached there the Indians had left. We ranged
from fort Liganeer towards the Allegheny river, and was absent a month
but saw no Indians during our absence.
The next expedition was up the Monongahely under Sergant Goodin for
flour and whiskey and was detained by [low water?] for about four weeks
before we reached fort Pitt. This affiant states after this last return
he remained at fort Pitt until he was discharged. This affiant at the
time of enlistment was a citizen of Washington County, Pennsylvania.
This affiant served about six months in the 13th Virginia Regiment when
the company to which this affiant belonged and who was commanded by
Ferrill was divided and a part attached to the 8th Pennsylvania Regiment
commanded by Col. Broadhead and a part to 9th Virginia Regiment to which
last this affiant was attached commanded by Col. Gibson.
Whilst this affiant belonged to the 13th Virginia Regiment Co. Gibson
was called to Philadelphia, and command was taken in his absence by
Robert Beall Capt. from whom this affiant received a written furlo of
absence for 15 days which is herewith filed as a part of this
declaration. This affiant enlisted for the term of one year, and at the
expiration of said year he was discharged by Col. Gibson, which
discharge this affiant placed in the hand of one James Neal for purposes
specified in said Neal's receipt herewith filed as a part of this
He hereby relinquishes any claim whatever to a pension or an annuity
except the present, and he declares that his name is not on the pension
roll of any agency in any state.
Sworn to and subscribed the day Gabriel Eakins
and year aforesaid in open court. G. W. King, Clerk
And the said Court do hereby declare their opinion that the above named
applicant was a Revolutionary soldier and served as he stated.
(Enclosures with above declaration:)
Fort Pitt May Ye 20th, 1779. Gabriel Acron a soldier in the 13th Virga.
Regt. has leave of absence for the space of fifteen days, and then join
his respective regt. wherever they reside.
Given under my hand
Robert Beall, Capt. Commt 13 V. Regt.
February 26th, 1785. Recd of Gabriel Akins by the hand of James Gunnes
his discharge as a soldier in the ninth Virginia Regiment which I
promise if I can have his accounts settled for his depreciation of pay
to return to the said Akins the one half of what is allowed him as
witness my hand and also his land warrant if any be allowed him.
Test James Gunnes James Neal
Certificate of Pension issued the 9th day of August 1833 and sent to Wm.
C. Marshall, Bracken County KY. $26.40 per year.
Gabriel Eakins' name is seen on the 1802 census of Clermont County.
Ohio became a state in 1803. Clermont County was created in 1800. Brown
County was created in 1818 from part of Clermont, Adams and Highland