Pension of Bennett Libbey
PENSION of Bennett Libbey
State of New Hampshire Merrimack SS
this 24th day of August AD 1852, personally appeared before the Hon. Horace Chase,
Judge of Probate, Zebulon K. Harmon, Administrator of the estate of Bennett Libbey,
late of Canterbury, deceased, who being duly sworn according to law, doth, on
oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act
of June 7th, 1832.
State of New Hampshire, Merrimack SS
I, William P Foster, register of probate for the County of Merrimack do hereby certify that satisfactory evidence has been exhibited to said Court that Bennett Libbey, a reported Soldier of the Revolution, was a resident of the County of Merrimack, in the State of New Hampshire, and died in the town of Canterbury in the State aforesaid, in the year 1937 on the Seventh day of September and that he left no widow and that Bennett Libbey is the only surviving child of Bennett Libbey, deceased.
David Parker one of the trustees of the family of Shakers in Canterbury in the
County of Merrimack, State of New Hampshire on affirmation state that Bennett
Libbey was for more than 25 years before his death a member of the Society of
Shakers. He died on the seventh day of September AD 1837, aged 83 years and 8
mos. Bennett Libbey was reported to have been a soldier of the Revolution. He
left no widow and Bennett Libbey, now residing in Canterbury, is the only surviving
child of the said Bennett Libbey, deceased. He was a member of the Society of
Shakers and therefore declined a pension.
David Parker, one of the trustees of the Society of Shakers in Canterbury in the
County of Merrimack and State of New Hampshire, on affirmation, state, that I
well knew Bennett Libbey for nearly twenty years before his death which took place
in 1837. I know his handwriting. I have this tenth day of March AD 1853 seen the
signature of Bennett Libbey signed to a receipt given by the soldiers of Capt.
Henry Dearborn's Company for four dollars in full satisfaction for the Regimental
coat promised to the soldiers by the Colony of New Hampshire as said receipt purports,
and I have no hesitation in pronouncing it the genuine signature of Bennett Libbee,
late of Canterbury, NH. Said receipt is in a book now in the Secretary of State's
Office of New Hampshire marked Army Rolls Vol. 8, page 106.