A copy of the application for a pension for his service in the Revolutionary War follows:
"State of Tennessee
Fayette CountyIn Open Court
The Honorable Jon C. Cooper, County Judge of Fayette County, Tennessee, present and presiding.
On this the 7th day of July 1857, before the Honorable County Court of Fayette County, Tennessee, personally appeared aged about 59 years, a resident of Haywood County, Tennessee, who being duly sworn according to law, in order to obtain benefit of the Act of Congress passed 7th, June 1832 and says he is one of the heirs at law and children of William Campbell, deceased, who was a private in the Company commanded by Read or Polk, in the Regiment Commanded by Col.
in the War of the Revolution.
That his father as he believes entered the service at Mecklenburg, North Carolina about theday ofAD 1782 to the close of the War.
That he was in the following engagements, to wit: Guilford Courthouse, Hanging Rock. That he served under the following officers in addition to the above named, to wit:That he has no documentary evidence of his service. That he
left no widow; she having died on the day of1814: That the following are the only surviving children of said
soldierto wit: Deborah P. Smith, Margaret T. Walker, Harriet B. Burford, Jane C. Woodbin, and A.M. Campbell.
That the witness' mother married William Campbell in the state of North Carolina about the dayAD 1790 and that her
maiden name was McRee. That his father died at on the 10th day of October 1832. There is no private or public record of their said marriage in existence.
And he does hereby appoint Tucker and Lloyd of the City
of Washington, D.C., his true and lawful attorneys to prosecute his claims to receive the certificateand do all the other acts and things necessary and proper in the premices.