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Joshua Singleton applied for pension in Gloucester on Aug. 6, 1832, attested that he entered service "at an early period of the Revolution as Lieutenant in the State Navy under Capt. Travis who commanded the galley Manly. He was then turn over to galley Henry, commanded Capt. Tomkies, then to the ship Dragon, commanded by Capt. Markham. He served on board of fleet ship as Lieutenant during his command, when he (Capt. Markham) quitted (sic). He commanded "til the crew were discharged. He never resigned his commission and was in possession of it many years after the war. He knows not what became of it. It was either lost or mislaid....." /s/ Joshua Singleton

Joshua Singleton was allowed pension on his application executed Aug. 6, 1832, at which time he was about 87 years old and was living in Gloucester Co., Virginia. He died Oct. 22, 1833, leaving no widow. George W. Singleton stated in 1880 that he was the grandson of Joshua Singleton; no further family.

Revolutionary War Pension application National Archives.

Joshua Singleton, Gloucester Co., d. Oct. 22, 1833, without leaving widow as legit. heir. Will was duly proved and recorded, but the executor named in will not qualifying. In his will he gave to George Green and Clarissa Green 15 acres of land; to William Green, the loan of two Negroes; balance of estate to nephew Richard Singleton.

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

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