He served his country in the War of 1812. Enlisted 4 Oct 1814 under Cap't William Taylor, Jr's Co of Inf, Reg"t So Car Militia commanded by Col Adam McWillie. He was on the Co muster roll Nov 20 & sick. He was on the Co pay roll Oct 30
and was paid $6.19 for 24 days; present on Co muster roll 28 Feb 1815; on Co pay roll 7 Mar 1815 & paid $34.05 & $8 per mo;discharged 9 Mar 1815 at Charleston; gave his place of residence as Richland District & stated his place of discharge was
135 miles from his residence; they figured he would get home in 9 days at the rate of 15 mi per day and paid him 25 cents per day ($2.25). He was awarded a Military Bounty Land Grant, No 193438, 31 Mar 1856 of 80 acres. He states he had already received a MLG of 80 acres, No 12399, which he had legally disposed of.
(One David Elkins was listed as head of family in 1820 census of Richland Co, S. Car. Pg92A on microfilm. Will check this out)
Death of REV DAVID ELKINS - Concord Church - On October 10th October last, our beloved and much esteemed brother-an old veteran of the cross and severly afflicted with Palsy-the circumstances connected with his affliction and death were
distress palsied, and he could not speak a word for several days befor his death. He was very unassuming more of himself than he ought to think, but esteemed others as being better than himself. If he ever ---nature which preferred to
sacrifice its own interest rather than others. Signed Davis Stringer, Committee This day came DAVID ELKINS who presented his testimony that he was an ordained Minister of the Gospel of --therefore ordered that said DAVID ELKINS henceforth be authorized to solemnize the rites of matrimony in said --1838. Court adjourned
sine die U.Lewis J.C.C.C.R.C., Thomas S Tate, clk