He was a soldier of the Revolution.
by Lisa Y. Henderson
State of North Carolina
On this 8th day of November 18 Hundred and Fortytwo (1842) personally appeared before James Cozart — one of the acting Magistrates and a member of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for said County & State — Abigail Guy the widow of William Guy, a resident of said County & State, aged Eighty years, who having first sworn according to Law, doth on her oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed July 4th, 1836.
That she is the widow of William Guy, who was a Pensioner, that lived in the county of Granville NC, at the rate of Forty Dollars per annum & who was a soldier of the Revolution that served in the Virginia Continental Line that was placed on the pension roll in May 1833.
She further declares that she was married to the said Wm. Guy on the 12th day of June, 17 Hundred and Eighty, and that her husband the aforesaid Wm. Guy died on the 30th day of January 1837. And that she has remained a widow ever since that Period as will more fully appear above to the proofs here unto annexed.
Sworn and Subscribed before me the day and date first above written before — Abigail X Guy
James C. Cozart (seal)
The said Abigail Guy is a woman of truth and by old age & and bodily infirmity is unable to attend court to make her Declaration. James C. Cozart
From the file of William Guy, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, National Archives and Records Administration.
In the 1830 census of South Regiment, Granville County: William Guy, head of a household consisting of one free man of color. Listed separately, “Mrs. Guy,” head of a household consisting of one 60-70 year-old white woman.