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Transcription service of Revolutionary War Pension Application

Transcription service of Revolutionary War Pension Application

Posted: 12 May 2013 9:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have the Revolutionary war pension application of a ancestor but I cannot understand a lot of the hand writing. I am looking for a transcription service. If anyone can help or recommend someone that would be great.

Thanks Mary
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Re: Transcription service of Revolutionary War Pension Application

Posted: 14 May 2013 1:58AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 17 May 2013 4:05PM GMT
Surnames: Hansell
This is what is looks like to me:

Declaration of Anthony Hansell of Middlesex County, New
Jersey in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress of
the 7th June 1832
State of New Jersey
Middlesex County Jrsy on this twenty sixth day of August
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
thirty three personally appeared before the Judge of the
Inferior Court of Common Pleas in & for the said county
of Middlesex Anthony Hansell who [crossed out] a resident of the
said county & State aforesaid who being duly sworn
according to law in his oath makes the following de:
claration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of
Congress passed June 7th 1832. That he was born
in the year of seventeen hundred & sixty one
as appears from a record of his age now in his possession in
his Bible in the township of South Amboy county & State aforesaid
He lived there when he entered the service during the war
& ever since still lives there. He entered the service
after the death of his brother Joseph in the year 1778
in Capt James Morgans Company & Col. Abrams regiment
as a private and served always as a private
& served in that year under those officers two tours of
a month each along the Jersey Shore below the
mouth of the Raritan & engaged guarding that Shore.
In the year of 1779 he served at least three tours of a
month each under Capt Morgan along the South
Amboy coast engaged in Scouts & patroling the
country. In the year 1780 he served at least three
tours along the Bay Shore under Capt J. Morgan
engaged in guarding & soldiering the defencless families
& property of his fellow citizens from the depredations
of the refugees & tories. In the year 1781 he served
at least two times on the same station guarding
the Jersey coast along Sth Amboy township there & the defencless families
resident along that coast & adjacent country
under the same Captain tt He was actively engaged during
the times specified in the duties set forth he's sure

Re: Transcription service of Revolutionary War Pension Application

Posted: 14 May 2013 2:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
One symbol really threw me, but now I believe it is an ampersand (and).

It is often attached to the word following it, which is confusing!

See my samples below.
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Re: Transcription service of Revolutionary War Pension Application

Posted: 16 May 2013 10:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
OMG eGENEee you are the best!!!! there are two more pages that I have. I hate to ask but if you could look at them I would.. well be the happiest person ever.
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Re: Transcription service of Revolutionary War Pension Application

Posted: 17 May 2013 3:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
I do like puzzles!

I think that I've figured out most of it. Stay tuned -- I'll post what I can in a couple days.

(I found before that the words I didn't know were easier after a couple of days. :) )

Re: Transcription service of Revolutionary War Pension Application

Posted: 17 May 2013 4:02PM GMT
Classification: Military
Edited: 17 May 2013 4:04PM GMT
Surnames: Hansell, Hall, Lamberson, Collins, Letts, Goble, Runyon
Here you go. I think this is the full transcription:

Declaration of Anthony Hansell of Middlesex County, New
Jersey in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress of
the 7th June 1832
State of New Jersey
Middlesex County Jrsy on this twenty sixth day of August
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
thirty three personally appeared before the Judge of the
Inferior Court of Common Pleas in & for the said county
of Middlesex Anthony Hansell who [crossed out] a resident of the
said county & State aforesaid who being duly sworn
according to law in his oath makes the following de:
claration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of
Congress passed June 7th 1832. That he was born
in the year of seventeen hundred & sixty one
as appears from a record of his age now in his possession in
his Bible in the township of South Amboy county & State aforesaid
He lived there when he entered the service during the war
& ever since still lives there. He entered the service
after the death of his brother Joseph in the year 1778
in Capt James Morgans Company & Col. Abrams regiment
as a private and served always as a private
& served in that year under those officers two tours of
a month each along the Jersey Shore below the
mouth of the Raritan & engaged guarding that Shore.
In the year of 1779 he served at least three tours of a
month each under Capt Morgan along the South
Amboy coast engaged in Scouts & patroling the
country. In the year 1780 he served at least three
tours along the Bay Shore under Capt J. Morgan
engaged in guarding & soldiering the defencless families
& property of his fellow citizens from the depredations
of the refugees & tories. In the year 1781 he served
at least two times on the same station guarding
the Jersey coast along Sth Amboy township there & the defencless families
resident along that coast & adjacent country
under the same Captain tt He was actively engaged during
the times specified in the duties set forth he's sure

he served much more but cannot at this time more
particularly set forth being anxious to come at a
less than greater amount of Services that he performed
He does not reflect ever being Stationed near him an
of course cannot name any of the officers of the regular
Service that served with him. He never received
any written discharge from the service that for proof of
his character they have to refer to James C. Goble a
clergyman resident in his neighborhood and also Stephen
Hall another neighbor of his both of whom can attest
to his character for veracity & their belief as to his
services in the revolution and also to David Hall, and
David Lamberson, Anthony Collins, Frances Letts, and he knows of no other witnesses
Who can attest to his Services. He hearby relinquishes
every claim whatever to a pension or an annuity
except the present & he declares that his name is not
on the pension roll of any agency of any State
Sworn to & Subscribed } Anthony Hansell
the day & year aforesaid }
before the Judge aforesaid }
Peter P. Runyon Judge

Mr James C. Goble a clergyman resident near South
Amboy in the county of Middlesex New Jersey and
Stephen Hall resident in the same vicinity herby certify
that we are well acquainted with Anthony Hansell
who has signed and sworn to the foregoing declaration
that we believe him to be seventy two years of age that
he is reputed & belived in the neighborhood where he
resides to have been a soldier of the revolution &
that we concur in that opinion
Subscribed & Sworn to } James C. Goble
the day & year aforesaid } Stephen Hall

David Lamberson and David Hall of the township
of South Amboy county & State aforesaid being
duly sworn according to law on their oaths
say that they are & have been well acquainted
with Anthony Hansell who has signed the foregoing
affidavit or rather declaration from early
life -- that they went to school together and
together went thro the war of the revolution
they both concur in saying that said Anthony
Hansell was with them a soldier of the revolution
that he entered the service they think the fall of
1778 & served in Capt Morgan's company &
Col. Abrams regiment that he served in the
subsequent years '79, '80, '81 & to the close of
the war – that they know that he served &
was chiefly stationed along the Jersey Shore
under his Captain --- Morgan engaged guarding
that coast & protecting the country –
They both concur in saying that he is a man
of truth & veracity & from their long acquaintance
with him & personal knowledge of his services
they have no hesitation in saying that his
statement is entitled to full credit
Subscribed & Sworn to} David Hall
the day & year aforesaid} David Lamberson
Peter P. Runyon Judge

Anthony Collins & Francis Letts both residents of the county
of Middlesex N Jersey & both surviving soldiers of the revolution
personally appeared before the Judge aforesaid who being duly
sworn according to law on their oaths say that they are well
acquainted with Anthony Hansell & have been from boyhood
The individual who has signed & sworn to the foregoing declaration
--- that he was attached to the same company with them
in the war under Capt Morgan & that he served several
tours in '78 '79 '80 '81 & during the war --- that he is a man
of truth & veracity & they both concur in saying further that his
statement in relation to his revolutionary service is entitled to credit
Subscribed & sworn to} Anthony Collins
they day & year aforesaid} Francis Letts
Peter P. Runyon Judge

Note: From this testimony, the witnesses think Anthony Hansell is seventy-two, so that would make his birth year c. 1761, not 1751. I corrected my earlier transcription.

Note: I wasn't sure about the Judge's name, but I looked online and found reference to Peter P. Runyon in New Jersey around that time, so I'm going with that...

Enjoy!

Re: Transcription service of Revolutionary War Pension Application

Posted: 18 May 2013 12:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!! I cannot thank you enough

Re: Transcription service of Revolutionary War Pension Application

Posted: 18 May 2013 1:03AM GMT
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You're welcome! I thought it was interesting!
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