CHRISTOPHER FLICK SR
Born: Mar 28, 1756, Pennsylvania
Buried: Liberty Cemetery, Orange County, Indiana
Proof: Pennsylvania Service (See Pension Below)
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Directions: Liberty Cemetery is in the northeast portion of Orange County. It is about a mile east and 2.5 miles south of Spring Mill State Park.
PENSION APPLICATION OF CHRISTOPHER FLICK, SR
The State of Indiana Orange County On this ninth day of November in the year of our Lord 1835, personally appeared in open court before the Honorable Burton Jonathan, judge of the Probate Court of the county of Orange now sitting. Christopher Flick, Sen., a resident of said county of Orange in the state aforesaid, age seventy nine years (79) on the 28th day of March on his own oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7th, 1832. That he was born in the state of Pennsylvania -------- thence when very young to the county of Shenandoah in the state of Virginia. That he has no written record of his age not being able to write and does not know that any was ever kept by his father but according to the best of his Information he was born on the 28th day of March, 1756. Then when about nineteen years of age he entered the service of the United States as a militia man under James McCrury in the county of Shenandoah and served three months and was stationed at Fort Pitt. Within a few week after the expiration of the term aforesaid he again voluntarily entered into the service as a militia man in a detachment commanded by Col. James Crawford at Busontown (sp.) in a company commanded by Captain John Buson for three months during which time the detachment was marched to Upper Sandusky where they fought the Indians three days successfully but the latter receiving reinforcements the Americans were compelled to retreat. Col. Crawford was taken prisoner and put to death by the savages. Dr. Knight (supposed to be Dr. Knight of Shelby KY) was there and was also taken prisoner and it was designed on the next day to burn him at the stake but a storm of rain came and the thongs with which he had been bound becoming wet and thereby relaxing afforded Dr. Knight an opportunity to unbind himself and make his escape, which he did. After this he went to Virginia wither his father had removed from Pennsylvania where he remained until about the ---- day of March, 1780, when he enlisted in the service of the United States for eighteen months in Shenandoah County VA under the command of Captain Hall and served in a regiment commanded by Colonel Bird which was part of the forces commanded by Gen. Muhlanburgh, from thence they proceeded to Charleston South Carolina where they had an engagement with General Clinton in the vicinity of Charleston.
From thence they followed Cornwallace (Cornwallis) to Yorktown and was at the surrender. They were engaged eleven days in the ---- in hard fighting and duty and after the surrender of Cornwallace accompanied prisoners to the Potomic and was discharged on the banks of the river at some ferry above tidewater in the state of Virginia. In all of this time applicant served as a private and received from an officer whose name he cannot recollect a written discharge which was unluckily burnt about three years ago. He has no written evidence of his service and he knows of no living witness by whom he can prove the same. His immediate associates in the army being either dead or in parts unknown to him. Upon his discharge from the service at Yorktown he returned again to the home of his father where he was married and in about a year removed to Redstone Penn. where he lived about seven (7) years thence to Nelson County Kentucky where he resided about thirty years thence to Shelby County Kentucky where he remained about eleven (11) years and from thence to Orange County Indiana where he has ever since continued to reside. He is known to Jacob Wise and Thomas Cox two of his neighbors and to Chris Hostetler a minister of the Gospel who is the nearest minister except the son of the applicant who is acquainted with him, all of whom can testify to his honesty for truth and veracity and their belief of his service as a soldier in the Revolution. And he further states that some years ago he made an effort through the ---- of James Collins, Esq. to procure the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7th, 1832, for which purpose he --- --- and made oath to his declaration drawn up by the Gent. before named which was subsequently forwarded to the Department and returned there from with the objections which were taken to it which were as well as he now recollects “ that he had not with sufficient precision mentioned the extent of his service. That he had not procured the evidence of a clergyman and another respectable citizen and that no reason was -----for the non productions and that he had produced no witness to his service.” Upon receipt of the declaration and the objections thinks he --- --- that unless he could produce proof of his service he could not succeed in his application under which impression he has ever since remained inactive on the subject until recently being otherwise informed in relation to the matter he has again resolved to repeat his efforts. The declaration before alluded to has been mislaid or lost so that he has no knowledge of it now. He further states that he is unable to labour owing to age and decrepitude. That his family consists of a wife who is also aged and infirm and some grandchildren. That he has no land and very little personal property.
He hereby relinquishes every claim whatsoever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state.
We, Chris Hostetler, minister of the Gospel and Thomas Cox and Jacob Wise, residing in the county of Orange aforesaid hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Christopher Flick, Sen. who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration that we believe him to be seventy nine (79) years of age that he is reputed and he lives in the neighborhood where he resides. To have been --------
NOTES CONCERNING CHRISTOPHER FLICK, SR.
From the research of Marvin Beatty
Christopher Flick was born in PA and about the year 1760 his family moved to Shenandoah County,VA.
1775 - At the age of 19 he enlisted in the service of the US in Shenandoah Co. and served 9 months.
1776 - He was discharged and returned to his father's farm in Virginia.
1780 - He enlisted again for 18 months at Millerstown, Shenandoah County, VA.
1781 - He was present at the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown on October 19th.
1782 - He married in Shenandoah County, Virginia, and lived there about one year.
1783 - Moved to ( Redstone ? ) PA where he lived for about 7 years.
1790 - Moved to Nelson County, Kemtucky, where he lived for about 30 years.
1820 - Moved to Shelby County, Kemtucky, where he lived for about 10 years.
1830 - Moved to Orange County, Indiana, where he lived until his death in 1839.
1835 - Submits a pension application for service in the Revolutionary War at age 79.
The 1790 census for Shenandoah County, Virginia, show Christian Flick with 5 white souls. He must have stopped off in Virginia for awhile before moving on to Nelson County, Kentucky. It also indicates that he had two children before Christopher, Jr. and most likely they were girls. Peter is included in this census also.
A Peter Fleek was in the 1786 Wharton Twp. Fayette Co. PA Tax List. Peter & Christian Flack were listed in 1787 & Peter & Christopher Fleak were listed in 1788.
The 1790 census returns for Shenandoah Co. VA show: # 63 Christian Fleek, 5 white souls: Peter Fleek, #63, 5 white souls & Pater Flick,#106, 6 white souls, 1 black.
A 1795 Nelson County Kentucky tax list includes both Christian and Peter Flick. Peter was also listed in the Kentucky 1790 returns which gives some weight to the possibility that he and Christopher were brothers. He could also have been Christopher's father of course.
Christopher Flake is shown in the 1800 Nelson Co. returns & in 1810 he is listed as Christopher Fleak. In 1820 he is listed as Christopher Flick in Shelby Co. KY.
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