Pension of Jethro Pettingill
PENSION of Jethro Pettingill
Issued May 25, 1819
I Jethro Pettingill
of Epsom in the County of Rockingham and State of New Hampshire testify and declare
that in the month of March one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight I enlisted
as a private soldier in the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War against
Great Britian in a company commanded by Captain Ebenezer Frye in Colonel Joseph
Cilley's Regiment in the New Hampshire line, in the continental establishment
- that I continued in said service until the end of the war when I was regularly
discharged, and I further declare that when I left the service I received an honorable
discharge which by some means or other is now lost, that I am now poor and in
reduced circumstances and need the assistance of my country for support.
Michael McClary of Epsom in the County of Rockingham and State of New Hampshire
Esquire, testify and say that being an officer in the continental army in New
Hampshire line at the time the said Jethro Pettingill engaged in the arm, I am
well knowing that he served in the same as a private soldier as he has stated
in his affidavit and that he is also very poor and ___ and has been for more than
twenty years and really stands in need of assistance from his country for support.
Schedule containing the whole estate and income of Jethro Pettingill (his necessary clothing and bedding excepted) the fourth day of July 1820.
One cow four years old which I purchased with money I received from my pension - 15
of New Hampshire, Rockingham County June 29, 1820
occupation is a farmer but not of sufficient ability to pursue it. In my family
residing with me, my wife Elizabeth, 63 years of age, one daughter 26 years Joanna.
One 18 years Mary; one 16 years Elizabeth; one son 7 years, James. Their capacity
to contribute to their support - not able to render any assistance toward my support.