Pension of Andrew McGaffey

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PENSION of Andrew McGaffey

In order to obtain the benefit of the 3rd section of the Act of Congress on the 4th of July 1836.

On this seventh day of October AD 1836, personally appeared before the Court of Common Pleas holden at Gilford in said County of Strafford, Hannah McGaffey, a resident of Sandwich in the County and State aforesaid, aged 80 years, who first being duly sworn according to law, doth, on her oath make the following declaration - That she is the widow of Andrew McGaffey who was a Lieutenant of Infantry in the regular service for two years or more pieces to the year AD 1778 or 9, the time of his leaving the service of the United States - that he entered the United States service in the Army AD 1775 and was at the battle of Bunker Hill and continued except by furlough until the time above named - she further declares that she was married to the said Andrew McGaffey on the seventh day of September in the year seventeen hundred and seventy five; that her husband the aforesaid Andrew McGaffey died on the twentieth day of August, eighteen hundred and twenty five, and that she has remained a widow ever since that period, as will more fully appear by reference to the proof hereto amended.
Hannah McGaffey
Witness Daniel Philbrick and Neal McGaffey

I Benjamin Stevens Jr of lawful age depose and say that I am Town Clerk for the town of Deerfield, County of Rockingham and State of New Hampshire and have the custody of the Records of said town, and that it appears by said records that Andrew Magaffey was married to Hannah Wallis September 3rd, 1775, by Reverend Timothy Upham.
Deerfield, December 10, 1836
Benjamin Stevens, Jr.

A. Tower Tarbell
220 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA

I have to advise you that from the Revolutionary War records of this bureau it appears that Andrew McGaffey enetered the service in 1775, was at the battle of Bunker Hill, served as Lieutenant in the Third New Hampshire Regiment until some time in 1779.
He was pensioned from July 31, 1786, while a resident of Strafford County, New Hampshire, on account of disability (the nature of which is not stated) incurred in the service. He died August 20, 1825 in Sandwich, Strafford County, New Hampshire to which place he had moved from Epsom, New Hampshire.
Soldier married September 3, 1775 in Deerfield, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, Hannah Wallis. She was allowed pension on her application executed October 7, 1838 while a resident of Sandwich, New Hampshire, aged eighty years.
In July 1837, she moved to Mount Vernon, Kennebec County Maine because she had six children living there. No names are given except David McGaffey aged sixty two years in 1838 and with whom she was living in said Mount Vernon.
E.W. Morgan
Acting Commissioner