Pension Application for Timothy Sargent or Sergeant
N.H. & New York
Grafton Co. N. Hamp., private in Captain Stour’s Company in the Reg. commanded by Col. Bardell, N. Hamp. Line. Died Mar. 24, 1836.
Declaration: In order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress, passed June 7, 1832.
State of New Hampshire
County of Grafton SS.
On this 27th day of August AD 1832, personally appeared in open Court before the Judge of the Court of Probate of said County, now sitting, Timothy Sergeant a resident of Oxford in the County of Grafton and State of N.H. aged 76 years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress, passed June 7, 1832.
That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers, and served as herein stated—in a battalion commanded by Major Hoisington raised by the State of New York for the defence of the frontier settlement--& in Capt. Simon Steven’s Company. He entered the service the first of September A.D. 1776 & continued in the service till the first of June 1777 having been in the service nine months—He then lived at Newbury in what is now Vermont & has ever since resided there. He enlisted in said service to continue during the pleasure of the convention of New York—was stationed at Newbury aforesaid & was frequently detached from there on scouts & expeditions towards the Canada frontiers—He again enlisted—in service early in the year 1778—Col. Timothy Bedel’s regiment, -- Capt. Charles Nelson’s company & continued in the service for one year—was stationed on Connecticut River & at various places between there and [?]
That he was out in addition to the above during the revolutionary war on scouts & alarm parties as such—the whole as three months to [Mussisgan?] River--& various other places.—
Was born in Amesbury Massachusetts Nov. 30, 1756 – His age is not on record to his knowledge.--& lived at s’d Amesbury & at Hampstead N.H. til he came to Newbury aforesaid in 1774. He refers to the John Mann Esq & other those who can testify to his character as to veracity & their belief of his services as a soldier of the Revolution.
He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the Pension Roll of the Agency of Any State. (Signed with his mark) Timothy Sargeant. Witness Edward Webber to the signature.
Sworn to and subscribed the day & year aforesaid.
Letter dated January 9, 1934, written in response to a request for information.
Reference is made to your letter in which you request the Revolutionary War record of Timothy Sargeant, born in Amesbury, Massachusetts, and died in Oxford, New Hampshire, in 1836.
You are furnished below with the history of Timothy Sargent, the only soldier of that name found in the Revolutionary War records of this office. The data therein were obtained from the papers on file in pension claim, S.11362, based upon his service in the War of the Revolution.
Timothy Sargent was born November 30, 1756, in Amesbury, Massachusetts; the names of his parents are not shown. He lived in Amesbury, Massachusetts, and Hampstead, New Hampshire, until 1774, when he moved to Newbury, which was later in Vermont.
While a resident of said Newbury, he enlisted September 1, 1776, served as private in Captain Simeon Steven’s Company in Major Hoisington’s battalion raised in the State of New York for the defense of the frontier settlement, and was discharged June 7, 1888. In 1778, he moved from Newbury to Oxford, Grafton County, New Hampshire. He enlisted early in that year, served as private in Captains Timothy Bedel’s Vermont regiment, length of service of one year. He rendered other service on scouting parties and alarms, amounting to about three months, officers’ names not stated.
Timothy Sargent was allowed pension on his application executed August 27, 1832, at which time he was a resident of Oxford, New Hampshire.
He died march 24, 1836.
There are no family data in this claim.
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