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In deposition given at Gloucester C. H. on August 6, 1832, John Dobson, Sr., age 71 years stated, "That he entered the service of the United States under the command of Capt. John Camp of the Virginia Militia in the county of Gloucester and State of Virginia, at the age of 16 years and served under him, Capt. Gibson Cluverius and others from time to time, from the year 1777 until after the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown. He served at one time continuously in Williamsburg and at the magazine a few miles from that place at least six or eight months, and was the greater part of that time engaged in moulding of bullets. At the time of the surrender of Cornwallis which occurred the 19th of Oct. 1781 the company to which he was attached was stationed at Perrins on the eastern side of Sarah's Creek, not far from Gloucester Towne, watching the movement of the British forces at that place. That he served in all at last three years and was never in any regular action but in two small (?) skirmishes, one at Perrins and another a few miles above Gloucester Towne (near Llewellen's)". Belonging to the State Militia, he was at all times liable to be called out and was accordingly from time to time. He never received a discharge and has to rely on the annexed witnesses: (Thomas Hogg and Lewis Stokes).

John Dobson, Sr., age 71, applied for pension May 16, 1832. Declared he was a resident of Gloucester Co., Va., entered service as private at age of 16; in 1779 served in Virginia Militia under command of Capt. John Camp and under Capt. Gibson Cluverius and others "from time to time from the year 1777 until after the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown."

John Dobson, Va. Continental, placed on pension roll April 26, 1833, age 73, d. Nov. 25, 1833, Pen. Va. S. 8348.

*Name can be found in the master list of the roster.

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