James Matthis

This information is contributed by Don Matthews

Maj. James Matthis of Sampson County was mentioned in Arthur Matthis' 1833 
pension application before the Duplin County Court of Appeals and Quarter 
Sessions as an eyewitness to one of his (Arthurs) five separate militia tours. 
Since Arthur Matthis was awarded a pension for his service, James Matthis military
service would seem to be also proved on that one militia tour.(On the tour they 
served together, James Matthis and Arthur Matthis were detailed to escort
their fellow Duplin soldier Pvt. David Tucker home after a skirmish with Tories in 
which Tucker was seriously wounded. This is proved by statements made
on the approved pension application of Arthur Matthis in which he mentions 
James Mathis and he doing this and by David Tucker's own pension application 
made in Tennessee (he moved from Duplin County to Tennessee circa 1804)in 
which he mentioned being wounding in the skirmish.

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