Pension of Benjamin Burnham & widow Eliz. Goss
PENSION of Benjamin Burnham
May 3, 1851, Elizabeth Goss, of Epsom,
New Hampshire, aged 90 years, deposed :
she married Samuel Goss ( Revolutionary pensioner, N.H.S.F. 47179 ) Sept 18, 1827
Certificate from town clerk of Gilmanton, N.H. ; that the marriage of Benjamin Burnham and Elizabeth Gordon, on Sept.20,1778, is recorded on the books of the town.
Certificate from N.H. shows that the name of Benjamin Burnham is borne on the pay roll of Capt. George Tuttle's co., Col. Stephen Evans' regiment, N.H. militia, for one month, 12 days from Sept. 8,1777 :
also that a receipt by Caleb Robinson, Captain, is on file, stating ; "received July 17, 1779, of the Parish of Hampton Falls" ---" Benja. Burnham, a soldier, enlisted into the service of the United States for one year as one of the quota of the parish of Hampton Falls, also received his enlistment." and other entries pertaining to said Burnham as found on rolls.
June 25, 1852, David Bean,
of Gilmanton, N.H., aged 71 years, testified that when he was quite young, Benjamin
Burnham worked for his father in Gilmanton ; that Burnham often talked of his
experiences in the Revolution ; how he was marched fron one place to another,
& c.; that he came to Gilmanton soon after his service was over; that he died
in Gilmanton near where deponent lives, & c.
10, 1852, Jonathan Goss, of Epsom, N.H., aged 58 years, testified that Elizabeth
Goss, who now lives about two miles from him, was the former widow of Benjamin
Burnham ; that he has known Elizabeth for over thirty years ; knows Burnham was
considered to be a Revolutionary soldier, & c.
17, 1852, John Prescott, of Bristol, Grafton Co., N.H. , aged 87 years, testified
that he was born in Epsom, N.H. , and lived there until 1837, when he moved to
New London and then to Bristol ; that some forty years ago or more Elizabeth Goss
was living in Epsom, her name being Burnham and deponent knew her as the widow
of Benjamin Burnham ; she lived within two and one half miles of deponents house,
and kept house for her son, Jeremiah, a number of years before he was married
Certificate from Probate Court of Hillsborough Co., N.H. shows that satisfactory evidence has been filed to prove that Benjamin Burnham, who was a Revolutionary soldier, died in May or June, 1810 ; that his widow afterwards married Samuel Goss who died as stated, & c.
Claim allowed and certificate 5169, N.H. Agency, was issued Dec. 13,1852, Act of July 4, 1836.
June 2, 1855, John C. Burnham, Guardian of Elizabeth
Goss, of Epsom, N.H. aged 93 years, applied in her name for Bounty land.
Certificate from Probate court shows that John C. Burnham has been appointed Guardian and that Elizabeth Goss is still Living.
Application granted and
BLWT 45664, for 160 acres was issued Oct. 17, 1856.