William Halbert was a dragoon with Lighhorse Lee for seven years. He and his brother in law William Newman enlisted and served in the same unit for two years. About the time William’s enlistment ended, his younger brother George Newman joined the unit. William Halbert’s sister Hannah married Alexander Newman.
Many people mistakenly report that this William Halbert moved to the Carolinas and had many children. People even write in to the Revolutionary War pensions record office stating this. William Halbert filed his pension in Essex County, Virginia. Depositions say he was an overseer for the Garnett family in Essex for over twenty years after the war was over.
William Halbert married Rosey Ingram, but they did not have children. After William Halbert died his estate was divided between is siblings and their children.
This chancery court document shows that William Halbert did not have any children. This case lists William Halbert’s siblings as his heirs. Here’s an excerpt showing Hannah Halbert Newman’s children.