Pension of Samuel Moulton
PENSION of Samuel Moulton REJECTED
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.
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.