Pension of James Gray

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PENSION of James Gray

11954 Certificate of Pension issued May 25, 1819

I James Gray of Epsom in the County of Rockingham and State of New Hampshire testify and declare that in the month of November 1776 I was appointed a Captain in the continental army n the revolutionary war against Great Britain, in a Regiment under the command of Colonel Alexander Scammell in the New Hampshire line, that served in said Regiment as a Captain till the month of January one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight when I resigned and left the service, and I further declare that my commission as Captain was lost in the retreat from Ticonderoga, it being in my hat which fell into the hands of the enemy and that from my reduced circumstances I am in need of the assistance of my country for support.
April 17, 1818
James Gray

State of New Hampshire, Rockingham SS
April 17, 1818

Then James Gray who subscribed the above personally appearing made solemn oath that the foregoing declaration by him subscribed is just and true
Before me
John Harvey, one of the Justices of the County Court of Common Pleas for the County of Rockingham

State of New Hampshire, Rockingham
On this 29th day of June AD 1820, personally appeared before me, Hall Burgin, a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in the County of Rockingham, State of New Hampshire, James Gray, aged seventy, a resident in Epsom in said county, who first being duly sworn according to law, doth, on his oath declare he served in the Revolutionary War as follows: viz A Captain in the third New Hampshire Regt. Commanded by Col. Scammell as more fully appears by his declaration made the 7th day of April 1818 and now in the Pension Office.

The date of my original declaration in order to obtain a pension is the 7th day of April AD 1818, The number of my pension certificate is 11.054. My occupation is yeoman, but am not of sufficient ability to pursue it in any degree. In family residing with me, a wife sixty seven years of age, one son, Moses P. Gray, forty years of age; three daughters, Catherine, Lucretia B. and Judith P. Gray, one 36, one 34 and one 31 years of age. Their capacity to contribute to their support - my children all able to support themselves, but unable to render any assistance toward my support.

Sworn to and declared at Epsom in said County on the 29th day of June AD 1820.

Containing the whole estate and income of James Gray (his necessary clothing and bedding excepted) by him subscribed, exhibited to the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Rockingham in the State of New Hampshire, on the fourth day of July 1820, and annexed to his oath, viz:

Two beds and bedding - $60.00
Four tables - 30.00
One desk - 5.00
Two looking glasses - 8.00
Twenty four chairs - 6.00
Two carpets (?) - 12.60
Five trunks and chests - 8.00
Kitchen furniture - 40.00
Cooking &c - 20.00
Watch - 5.00
Sundry small utensils - 6.00
Total $200.00

James Gray

I hereby certify that the above named James Gray is not nor has be been for some years able to do any kind of labor, but has only been able to walk about house by being supported by a staff and ___ appearance cannot continue for a long period.
Hall Burgin, June 30, 1820