Maney, Martin


by Albert S. McLean


Born 1748…Enlisted 1775 in 8th Virginia Regiment at Long Island of Holston in Washington County, NC (now Tennessee) under Capt. James Knox, Gen. Muhlenburg and was discharged at Valley Forge in fall of 1779. Later he enlisted under Col. John Sevier. He was in the battles of Monmouth, Germantown, White Plains and against the Indians, killing one and bringing his head into camp. In September 1781 at Jonesboro, Tenn. he married Keziah Varn who was born 1763. In 1818 he was living in Blount County, Tenn. and in 1820 was living in Buncombe County, NC where he died on April 15, 1830. His wife was living in Yancey County, NC in 1843.

His pension was transferred from Blount Co., Tenn. on Mar. 4, 1820. Samuel Lusk, a soldier, testified to service with him, and in 1844 in Washington County, Tenn. James Sevier, testified that he served with Martin Maney under his father Col. John Sevier, also Alsolom Metcalf testified in 1843 that he had known Martin Maney for 50 years, later marying his daughter Nancy.

/s/ Sam Lusk /s/ Martin Maney

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