Pension of Samuel Libbey

W 21575

PENSION of Samuel Libbey
16091 April 13, 1818

I Samuel Libbey of Chichester in the County of Rockingham and State of New Hampshire do testify and declare that in the month of August 1776 I enlisted into the Continental service for one year in the company commanded by Capt. John Calse in the Regiment commanded by Col. Long in the New Hampshire line and served faithfully the said term of enlistment and was honorably discharged by the said Col. Long; then in September 1777 I enlisted again in the same service in the company commanded by Capt. Robert Pike in the Regiment I do not precisely recollect, although being in the New Hampshire line for three months and went to Rhode Island and faithfully served said three months and was honorably discharged. I further testify and declare that I also served more than one year in the same service in short terms of duty in addition to the fore mentioned terms of time and was honorably discharged at the times herein before mentioned. I am in reduced circumstances in life, and need assistance from my Country for support.
Chichester April 13, 1818
Samuel X Libbey (his mark)

Rockingham County SS State of New Hampshire
The above declaration made and sworn on the day and year above before me.
Hall Burgin, one of the Judges of the Court of Common pleas for said Rockingham

Containing the whole estate and income of Samuel Libbey (his necessary clothing and bedding excepted) on this third Tuesday of February AD 1823, and amended to his oath, Viz:

One cow $15, 2 pigs or swine $4 each $8 - 23.00
Four sheep 8.00 2 old oxes $2 - 10
One hoe and one old scythe $1.00 - 1.00
One old wood sled $1 one old sleigh __ $4.00 - 5.00
One old shovel and one old hand saw - 1.00
1 olde __ and 2 old augers - 1.00
2 old mortising chisels and old iron - 1.50
1 tea kettle and one basin - .75
1 pair hand irons $2 1 pr shove and tongs $1 - 3.00
Old wooden ware 1.50 cooking ware 2.00 - 3.50
Old knives and forks .50 1 flax __ .75 - 1.25
Old chairs and table used over 20 years - 3.00
Total 54.00

Portsmouth Feb. 27, 1823 - Samuel X Libbey (his mark)
We the subscribers hereby attest and certify that the said Samuel Libbey __ the above schedule and the within declaration by his mark this day in our presence.
James W. Towle - Samuel Sargent

State of New Hampshire
Rockingham SS
On this 28th day of February AD 1823, personally appeared in open Court before the justices of the Superior Court of Judication in and for the County of Rockingham in said State at their sessions holden at Portsmouth on the third Tuesday of February, intent being a court of record in and for said county, having the power of fine and imprisonment, Samuel Libbey, aged 67 years, resident in Chichester in said County who first being duly sworn according to law, doth, on his oath declare that he served in the Revolutionary War as follows viz: I enlisted in the fall of the year 1776 in Capt. John Calses Company in Col Pierce Long's Regiment and served therein one year and was honorably discharged from the service in said Revolutionary War making my service therein about three years and half in the whole. The date of my original declaration in order to obtain a pension is the 13th of April, the number of my pension certificate is 16091. I have received a pension.
My occupation is a laborer, and I have not sufficient ability to pursue it, I am much afflicted with the rheumatism and my strength is greatly impaired. I have five family residing with me, my wife aged 65; my son aged forty; my daughter aged nineteen; granddaughter aged 11 years. Their capacity to contribute to their support is such that they have no property and are unable to support themselves.
Samuel X Libbey (his mark)

Sworn to and declared at Portsmouth in said County on the twenty eighth day of February AD 1823 before said Court.
Attest Nathaniel Adams, Clerk

In order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress of the 7th July 1838 granting both pay and pensions to certain widows - 23 April 1843 and 16 April 1842

State of New Hampshire, Merrimack SS
On this fourteenth day of April 1843, personally appeared before me, Aaron Whittemore, a Justice of the County of Common Pleas in and for the County and State aforesaid, Mehitable Libbey, a resident of Epsom in the County and State aforesaid, aged 85 years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth, on her oath, made the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress passed July 7, 1838, August 23, 1942 and 16 same month, entitled and act granting both pay and benefit to certain widows,
That she is the widow of Samuel Libbey who was a private in the Revolutionary War and served in the New Hampshire Continental line, that he was a pensioner under the act of Congress of 18 March 1818, County of Merrimack in said State, placed on the pension roll Dec, 5, 1819 - commenced April 15, 1818, at the rate of $96. per annum, for proof of service will be had at the war office, produced when he obtained the above named certificate;
She further declares that she was married to the said Samuel Libbey on the 21st day of September AD 1780, as will appear by proof annexed, and that her husband, the aforesaid Samuel Libbey died on the 27th day of February 1843, as will appear by affidavit annexed, that she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service but the marriage took place previous to the first day of January 1794, was at the time above stated; that she has never married since the death of her above named husband and still remains a widow.
Mehitable X Libbey (her mark)
Amos Davis

State of New Hampshire Rockingham SS May 4, 1843

I James F. McEwen of Rye, certify and depose that in the book of records of the church in this place, of which I am pastor, is the following records of marriage among other marriages, solemnized by the Reverend Samuel Parsons, one of my predecessors and evidently in his own hand writing, viz: "Seventeen hundred and eighty, Sept twenty one, Saml Libbee & Mehitabel Seavey wr married". I also certify that the above is a true copy of the records with the exception of the date which is expressed on the record in fair legible figures as follows viz: "1780 Sept 21"
James F. McEwen