Pension of Samuel Moulton

R 7469

PENSION of Samuel Moulton REJECTED

In order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress of the 7th of June 1832

State of New Hampshire, County of Grafton ss

On this third day of March AD 1840, personally appeared Samuel Moulton, a resident of Campton in the County of Grafton and State of New Hampshire, aged 77 years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth, on his oath make the following declaration - that he enlisted in the Army of the United States in the year 1777 and to the best of his recollection the first of June, for six months and served said period in the army of the United States under the following named officers, viz. he enlisted as a private in the company commanded by Capt. Woodman, one Randall was his Lieutenant and one Woodman, son of the Captain, was a sergeant in said Company, their Christian names I do not positively recollect but think the Captains name was Joshua. He served in the regiment commanded by Colonel Runnels, Marstin was Major in said regiment. He lived at the time of his enlistment in Epsom in the county of Merrimack in said State - from whence soon after his said enlistment, he was marched to No. 4, now Charlestown, where they remained a few days thence through Keene, Otter Creek and Shinesborough to Fort Ann - thence to Castleton, VT where they were stationed the most of the remaining time of said period of his enlistment and from thence were frequently ordered out on scouting parties. He served out the period of his enlistment, was discharged and returned to said Epsom in December 1777 as he believes the last of said month as he recollects the ground was covered with snow and frozen up. He has no documentary evidence in support of his claim. He refers to the affidavit of Joseph Moulton hereunto annexed as evidence of his service and he knows of no other person now living who served with him.
He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension except the present and he declares his name is not on the pension roll of any agency in any state.
Samuel Moulton
And the said court do hereby declare their opinion that the above named applicant was a voluntary soldier and served as stated.
Edward Webber, Judge of Probate

I Joseph Moulton of Ellsworth in the county of Grafton and State of New Hampshire aged seventy six years and a pensioner of the United States of America, do testify and say that I enlisted into the service of the United States at Epsom in the county of Merrimack in said State on or about the first of June in the year 1777 and to the best of my recollection on or about the second day of June aforesaid. I enlisted for the term of six months and served out said term under the following named officers. Viz. I enlisted into the company commanded by Captain Woodman, his Christian name I believe is Joshua; one Randall was Lieutenant in the same company; Colonel Runnels commanded the Regiment to which we were attached. Soon after my enlistment I was marched from said Epsom to No. 4, now Charlestown, where we were stationed a short time and then were marched through Keene, NH and Otter Creek and Shinesborough nearby to Saratoga - we were then on orders, marched to Castleton, VT where and in the vicinity of the last named place I served out the period of my enlistment. Often called out on scouting parties and was at said Castleton when the news arrived of the surrender of Burgoyne.
At the period of my enlistment I was well acquainted with Samuel Moulton, then of said Epsom, now of Campton in said county of Grafton - he was an older brother of mine and enlisted at the same time that I did and into the same company and marched with me and served the whole time in the same company and under the same above named offices. I was discharged a few days before the said Samuel Moulton was and returned to said Epsom and soon after the said Samuel returned out of the service to said Epsom, which to my best recollection was the last of December 1777. I was well knowing to his the said Samuel, serving out the full period of his enlistment which was six months and was a __ with him all the while I was in the service.
Joseph Moulton