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Daniel David Fink

     
 

 

Born: Abt. 1756, Somerset, Pennsylvania

(some sources list his birth place as Württemberg, GERMANY)

 

Daniel David Fink was born about 1756 in Pennsylvania. 

                             
 

When the 13 British Colonies of North America declared war on Great Britain in 1775, David Fink joined the cause and became part of the American Revolutionary War. 

 

At the time, England had imposed a series of taxes followed by other laws that proved extremely unpopular.  Because the colonies lacked elected representation in the governing English Parliament, many colonists considered the laws to be illegitimate and a violation of their rights as Englishmen.

 
 

David enlisted 3 separate times during the course of the war.  He enlisted as a Private on Feb 1775 for one year in the state of Pennsylvania in the company commanded by Capt. John Miller of the 5th Regiment.  On August 1776 he enlisted for three years in the Pennsylvania German Regiment in the company commanded by Capt. Philip Gable.  In May 1782, David enlisted in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, and served until the end of the war.  During this third term of service, David fought in the battles of Germantown and Brandwine.

 
 

David married Rosena/Rosanna Carriker.  Rosena/Rosanna was 14 years younger than David.  She was born about 1770 in Somerset, PA.

 
After the end of the Revolutionary War, David moved to North Carolina.  He was living in Mecklenburg County, NC, at the time of the 1790 Census.  The census shows that he and Rosena had 3 children.
 
 

1790 Mecklenburg County Census

 
Name of Head of Family Free white males of 16 years & upward including Heads of Families Free white males under 16 years Free white females
David Fink 1 2 2
 
 
By 1800, the Fink family was living in Cabarrus County.  The 1800 Census shows that David and Rosena had 8 children.  David's age at the time was about 44.
 

1800 Cabarrus County Census - Salisbury

 
Name Free White Males Free White Females
First Last Under
10
10 - 15 16 - 25 26 - 44 45
& Up
Under
10

10 - 15
 
16-25 26 - 44 45
& Up
David Fink 3 2 --- 1 -- 2 1 -- 1 --

 

 
 

David and Rosena were the parents of at least eight children:

 
Children of David Fink and Rosena Carriker
Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
(Unknown) Fink      
(Unknown) Fink      
Mary Fink      
Sally Fink      
Betsy Fink      
David Fink, Jr. 25 Sep 1797   Jo Anne Myers
Leah Fink About 1809   Joseph Cline
14 May 1830
Daniel Fink About 1806   (1) Elizabeth Broyer
(2) Elizabeth M. Eller Benfield
 
 
 
David appeared in open court before the Court of Pleas in Rowan County at the Court House in Salisbury on Monday, August 1818.  He was a resident of Cabarrus County and was requesting provision due to him as a result of his service in the American Revolutionary War.  Earlier in 1818, an Act of Congress decided to provide provisions/pensions to those who had served in the war.  He re-applied in 1822 and 1824.  In 1824 David listed his occupation as farming, but owing to a "sore leg" which he received in the U.S. service during the Revolutionary War, he was unable to work and stated that his leg was growing worse each year.
 

 

The following documents are courtesy of Randy Cook
Obtained from the Charles A. Cannon Memorial Library, Concord, NC  28025
 
 

David Fink - Revolutionary War Pension Record - Number S 42, 194

 

DAVID FINK of Cabarrus Co. in the State of N. Carolina, who was a private in the German regiment commanded by Colonel Housseggar of the Penn line, for a term of 3 years.

 

Inscribed on the Roll of North Carolina at the rate of 8 Dollars per month, to commence on the 17 of August 1818.

 
Certificate of Pension issued the 21 of May 1819 and sent to Hon: C. Fisher, Salisbury, N.C.
 
Appears to 4th of March 1819.

 $52.90

Semi-Annual All-ce Ending 4 Sept: 1819

$48.00

 

$100.90

 

Revolutionary Claim
Act 18th March, 1818

 
 
 
 
State of North Carolina
Rowan County
Col. Houseggar's Regiment
 
Be it remembered that heretofore to wit at a Court of Pleas and Quarter Session began and held for the County of Rowan at the Court House in Salisbury on Third Monday of August, Anno Domini (1818) One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighteen, the following record was made, towit:
 
This day personally appeared in open court David Fink aged Sixty one years or thereabout, resident in Cabarrus County, State of North Carolina, who being first duly sworn according to Law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the provisions made by the late Act of Congress entitled an act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States during the Revolutionary War; 
 
That he the said David Fink enlisted for one year in the State of Pennsylvania in the Company commanded by Captain John Miller of the 5th Regiment Pennsylvania; after the expiration of one year, he further enlisted in the service of the United States for three years in the State of Pennsylvania in the Company commanded by Captain Grable as well as he recollects in the German Regiment.
 
That at the expiration of three years aforesaid he further enlisted during the war;
 
That he continued to serve in the said corps or in the service of the United States until the close of the war when he was discharged from the service of his country in the State of Pennsylvania;
 
That he was in the battles of German Town and Brandywine;
 
That he is in reduced circumstances and stands in need of the assistance of his country for support;
 
And that he has no other evidence now in his possn (possession) of his said services: 
 
Now it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that the said David Fink did serve in the Revolutionary War of the United States against the common enemy for a longer term of time than nine months as stated in his foregoing declaration; and it further appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the said David Fink is in such reduced circumstances as to stand in need of the assistance of his country for support; - and that he has no other evidence now in his possn of his said services; 
 
It is therefore ordered by the Court that the foregoing be made a matter of record, and that the Clerk certify and transmit the same to the Honourable the Secretary of War of the United States.
 
I John Giles of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Rowan County do hereby certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the record in the case of David Fink.
 
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said court at office the 5th of November Anno Domini 1818.
 

(s) John Giles

 
 
 
 
State of North Carolina
Rowan County
 
I, Moses A. Locke, Chairman of the Court for the time being of Rowan County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions do hereby certify that John Giles, Esqr. who has given the above certificate is the Clerk of the court aforesaid that all due faith and credit are due to his official acts:
 
That his certificate is in due form of Law.
 
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Salisbury this 6 of November 1818.
 

(s) Moses A. Locke, C. C. (SEAL)

 
 
 
 
State of North Carolina
Cabarrus County
 
On this day personally appeared in open court being a court of record for the county aforesaid, David Fink, aged about 65 years, a resident in Cabarrus County, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath declare that he served in the Revolutionary War, as follows, in the German Regiment of Pennsylvania, in the year  ????, under the command of Captain Grable (Crable), and served three years - and was discharged at  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 
And I do solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States, on the 18th day of March 1818, and that I have not since that time, by gift, sale, or in any manner disposed of my property, or any part thereof with an intention thereby to diminish it as to bring myself within the provision of an Act of Congress, entitled an act to provide for persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States, in the Revolutionary War passed on the 18th of March 1818, and that I have not, nor has any person in trust for me, any property, or security, contracts or debts, due to nor; nor have I any income other than what is contained in the schedule hereunto annexed, and by me subscribed. 
 
That is to say,
 
152 acres of land valued

$375.00

1 house, 1 ????, 1 Cottage valued

$73.00

2 sheep, 1 cutting box, Dung & Hay Fork, 10 Choats

$4.75

17 head of hogs valued at $16.50
9 head of cattle valued at $44.70
1 Waggon, 1 Wind Mill, valued $45.00
1 Small Vessel $15.20
2 ploughs, 1 table, valued at $4.50
House & Kitchen Furniture $12.00
1 clock & case valued at $18.00
1 chest and 1 pair ?????? $6.75
1 mattock & sprouting hoe, valued $2.00
2 axes, valued at $1.50
5 ??????, 1 slay, valued at $1.90
1 cradle & scythe, 1 shot gun $7.50
1 pair of smoothing irons, 2 wash tubs $3.00
1 log chain & iron hossle, valued $3.50
   
Amount of debts, against Petitioner $634.80
  -225.85
  $408.96
 
And that he has a wife aged about fifty two years, and six children, Mary, Sally, Betsey, Leah, David, Daniel.
 
This 22nd Jany 1822
By the Court
Geo Klutts, Chmn.

David Fink (X) His Mark

 
 
 
 
Rosena/Rosanna died 09 Jul 1834.
 
 
 

SOURCES

 
Thanks to Randy Cook for the Revolutionary War Pension Records for David Fink
You can contact Randy at  randycook48@cox.net
 
 
                             
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