William Turner Gaulden, Rev War Pensioner

William Turner Gaulden of Pittsylvania Co, Virginia, Rev War Private

>>> William received an annual pension for Rev War service of $80 annually to commence on March 1st, 1834. William appears to have served in a local militia unit commanded by Captain Adams, in a regiment commanded by Colonel Lynch. All were local to Pittsylvania County, on the North Carolina line with Virginia.

William Turner Gaulden
William’s second wife’s name was Malissa. They married or began living together as man and wife about 1835. William died in September 1841.

Malissa petitioned in 1853 that his pension be allowed to pass to her as a widow. It seems that she had no paperwork that she and William had ever formally married, so she had to produce witnesses that they had lived together as man and wife.