Note: nia in May 1764 and died in Fentress County, Tennessee on 15 Sep 1853. William Doss was a Revolutionary War veteran that served under several commands during the war. William Doss enlisted in 1780 and served 3 months as a private in Captain Mosely's Virginia Company and guarded prisoners at Albemarle Barracks. He then enlisted in December 1780 and served 3 months as a private in Captain John Chamber's Company of Colonel Holcombe's Virginia Regiment including the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. He was then called into service in summer of 1781 and served 3 months as a private in Captain Miller's Virginia Company including the Siege of Yorktown. He submitted his Revolutionary War Pension Application from Fentress County in 23 Aug 1833 and was placed on the Pension Rolls (Pension W.9404) on 25 Oct 1833. According to William Doss' pension application, a letter from the Veterans Administration regarding his Revolutionary War pension, and US Federal Census records; he lived in several places including Buckingham County, Virginia; Franklin County, Georgia; Wilkes County, North Carolina; Buncombe County, North Carolina; Wayne County, Kentucky; Jacksboro, Cambell County, Tennessee; and a portion of Overton County now Fentress County, Tennessee. Attached is a copy of the Veterans Administration letter. The US Federal Census Records and State Tax/Census Records indicate he was in Franklin County, Georgia in 1800; Bunscombe County, North Carolina in 1810; Wayne County, Kentucky in 1820; Fentress County, Tennessee in 1833 (Pension Application); Wayne County, Kentucky in 1840; and in Fentress County, Tennessee in 1850. For his 1850 US Census record, he as listed as William Daws with an age of 83 (born about 1767) and was born in Virginia and was living with James Crockett, 31 from Tennessee (born about 1819) and Kitty Crockett, 28 from Tennessee (born about 1822).According to the Veterans Administration letter, Nancy Brown was the wife of William Doss and that they were married in Haywood County, North Carolina. The information regarding the marriage of William Doss and Nancy Brown are confirmed in the North Carolina Marriage Collection Index stating that William Doss and Nancy Brown were married in Haywood County, North Carolina on 30 Oct 1809. A copy of the North Carolina Marriage Collection Index file is attached. The Veterans Administration letter states that in her pension application that was executed on 5 Oct 1853 that Nancy Doss was residing in Fentress County, Tennessee and was the age of 59 (born about 1794). The Veterans Administration letter also states that in 1855, Nancy Doss states her age was 65 (born about 1790).Several children of William Doss and Nancy Brown were identified in the Veterans Administration letter and in affidavits submitted as part of Nancy Doss' application to continue to receive William Doss' benefits. These include Fany Doss, who was born about 1818 but had died at the time of the affidavit in 1857; Enniss Doss, who was born about 1824; Sally Doss, who was born about 1830; and William D. Doss, who was born on 3 May 1833. Please note that on the Veterans Administration letter that Enniss Doss is mispelled as Euniss Doss. In the affidavits for Nancy Doss' Pension Application, it states that Fany Doss, Enniss Doss, Sally Doss, and William D. Doss are children of William Doss and Nancy Brown. Additional children of William Doss and Nancy Doss are identified in the 1850 US Federal Census for Fentress County with Enniss Doss as the head of the household and includes Nancy Doss. This census, like the 1850 census with William Doss' name mispelled as William Daws has all of the last names mispelled as Daws. Additionally, Enniss Doss' name is mispelled as Annis Daws. The 1850 US Federal Census includes Annis Daws, 23 (born about 1827) from Tennessee; Nancy Daws, 52 (born about 1798) from North Carolina; Sarah Daws, 20 (born about 1830) from Tennessee; William Daws, 16 (born about 1834) from Tennessee; Job Daws, 13 (born about 1837) from Tennessee; and Sotty Daws, 12 (born about 1838) from Tennessee. Please note that Sarah Daws is likely Sally Doss. Based on the 1850 US Federal Census, Job Doss and Sotty Doss were also children of William Doss and Nancy Doss. Also, there appears to be a gap of 6 years between the birth of Fany Doss (1818), who was identified in the Veterans Administration letter as the oldest child of William Doss and Nancy Doss, and Enniss Doss (1824); suggesting that there may be additional children of William Doss and Nancy Doss. In the 1850 US Federal Census, William Doss was living with James Crockett, 31 from Tennessee (born about 1819) and Kitty Crockett, 28 from Tennessee (born about 1822). In the 1860 US Federal Census; Job Doss, 24 (born about 1836) from Tennessee, who was William Doss and Nancy Doss' son, was living with James B Crockett, 42 from Tennessee (born about 1818) and Catherine Crockett, 39 from Tennessee (born about 1821). This suggests that Catherine "Kitty" Crockett, who with James B Crockett housed both William Doss and son Job Doss, may have been a relative of the Doss', possibly the daughter of William Doss and Nancy Doss and sister to Job Doss as she was born approximately between 1821 and 1822, which is within the 6 year gap between Fany Doss' birth in 1818 and Enniss Doss' birth in 1824.
Note: Tony Chakurian -- [email protected] -- William Doss was born in Buckingham County, Virgi
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