Pension of Samuel Bickford
11.052 PENSION for Samuel Bickford of Epsom
Samuel Bickford of Epsom in the County of Rockingham and State of New Hampshire
testify and declare that in the last of December 1775 I enlisted as a private
soldier for the term of one year in the Revolutionary War against Great Britain
for the term of one year in a company commanded by Captain Amos Morrill, in a
Regiment under the command of Colonel John Stark in the New Hampshire line and
Continental establishment - that I faithfully served in said company and Regiment
the full time of one year the term I enlisted for and was then regularly discharged,
which discharge is not now to be found, and I further declare that from my advanced
age I am not able to procure a living my manual labor and have no other way of
obtaining a support and from my reduced circumstances am in need of ___ from my
country for support. - Samuel X Bickford (his mark)
containing the whole estate and income of Samuel Bickford (his necessary clothing
and bedding excepted), on the fourth day of July, 1820 and annexed to his oath.
of New Hampshire, Rockingham SS
Samuel Bickford aged 61 years, resident in Epsom in said County, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth, on this oath declare that he served in the Revolutionary War as follows: that in the 1st part of December 1775 or the first part of January 1776 he enlisted as a private soldier for one year in the company commanded by Capt. Amos Morrill in the Regt. commanded by Col John Stark in New Hampshire line and faithfully served in said company - right one year and was regularly discharged at Newtown. This date of my original declaration in order to obtain a pension is the 14 day of April AD 1818. The number of my pension certificate is 11052. I have received a pension.
My occupation is farming but cannot work and am not of sufficient ability to pursue it for a livelihood. In family residing with me a wife only who is almost seventy years of age and being ____
Sworn and declared at Allenstown on the seventh day of June AD 1820 before me, Hall Burgin, Judge of said court
of New Hampshire
On this twenty eighth day of August AD. 1838 personally appeared before the Court of Probate for the County of Merrimack, Abigail Bickford, a resident of Epsom in the said County of Merrimack aged eighty three years, who being first duly sworn, according to law doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provisions made m the Act of Congress passed July 4, 1838 entitled "An Act granting half pay and pensions to certain widows." That she is the widow of Samuel Bickford of Epsom, who was a private soldier in the Army of the Revolution - that said Samuel served more than two years in said Army, that he was a pensioner under the Act of March 18th 1818 - will appear by his pension certificate N 11052 bearing date May 25, 1819, that proof of his service is in the War Department to which she refers. She further declares that she was married to the said Samuel at Epsom by the Rev. Moses Parsons of Newbury in the month of May, seventeen hundred and eighty - the day of the month she cannot now remember, but she well recollects that it was several days before the dark day (which was the 19th day of May 1780) that her husband the aforesaid Samuel died on the 21 day of April 1831 - that she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service but that the marriage took place previous to the first day of January seventeen hundred and ninety four and that she has never since been married - that she cannot find any record of her marriage - and that she knows of but one person who was present at her marriage and that she is so completely superannuated as to have lost all power of memory and recollection and is now an inhabitant of the town of Seabrook in this State.
State of Vermont,
Albany, Orleans County
Abigail Bickford of Albany aforesaid personally appeared before me and subscribed
the foregoing declaration and made solemn oath that the said contains the truth
and nothing but the truth.
Samuel Bickford of Albany in the County of Orleans and State of Vermont of the
age of 48 years dispose and say that Abigail Bickford who signed and has sworn
to the foregoing deposition in my presents is my mother and that she lives in
my family and has ever since the decease of my father Samuel Bickford, late of
Epsom in Merrimack County, New Hampshire and I further say that she is the identical
Abigail Bickford who drew a pension while she resided in Epsom as she has stated
in said declaration and that she has never been married since the decease of my
father, late of Epsom aforesaid.
of Vermont, Orleans County, Albany