Solomon Fletcher & Abigail Pension Records
Service: Mass.

 

Pension No. 16259Selected documents from Roll ??? of Series M804, National Archives
Transcribed by Bob Oliphant, 5 March 2003
 

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Secretary’s Office, April 12th 1841 .

 

            I hereby Certify, That, from an examination of the Books and Documents, relating to Military Services in the War of the Revolution, which remain in this Department, it appears that  the name of Solomon Fletcher is borne on an account in the Army books, as a drummer from Westford, in the Colonel’s Company, Colonel Marshalls Regiment, and there found credited by his Services from January 2d 1777 to December 31st 1779, being 35 months 29 days at 44 S  per month.

 

In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto affixed the Seal
Of the Commonwealth, the date above written.
[signed] John P. Bigelow
Secretary of the Commonwealth

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Secretary’s Office, April 13th 1841

 

            I hereby Certify, That,  Nathan Brooks, Nehemiah Ball and Jonathan Prescott Esqre – are Justices of the Peace for the County of Middlesex (and they have been such for the month last past)

In the said Commonwealth, duly constituted and commissioned; and that to  their  acts and attestations, as such, full faith and credit are and ought to be given, in and out of Court.

 

In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto affixed the

Seal of the Commonwealth, the date above written.

{Seal}   [signed] John P. Bigelow

Secretary of the Commonwealth

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I, Johanna Clarter, of Westford in the County of Middlesex, State of Massachusetts, widow, do on my oath testify & declare, that I am in the eighty-seventh year of my age; that I am sister to the late Solomon Fletcher whose widow is understood to be now living in the State of New York an applicant for a Revolutionary Pension.  And I do further testify & declare, that I have always understood & believed that my said late brother Solomon was married to his said widow in Concord in said County sometime in the Revolutionary War; and I do well recollect that after their said Marriage they lived together as man & wife, in my late father’s House in said Westford & that his said widow gave birth to one child while they so lived there.

            And I do further testify & say that my said late brother was formerly a resident of said Westford & was born in said town & that he was in the Army of the Revolution more than three years, and that there was no man living in said Westford during said war of the name of Solomon Fletcher but him.

Witness                                                                                                  her

[signed] J. Gregory                                                                  Johanna  X  Clarter

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A Return of a Militia Regiment in the Service of the United Colonies





in north america Commanded by Colonel John Robinson








 




 



   Non Comd      Effective, Present      Wanting    Since last

Commissioned Officers   Staff Officers    Officers         & Fit for duty    to Complete      Return
Companies Colonels Lt. Colonels  Majors Captains 1st Lieutenants 2nd Lieutenants Ensigns Chaplains Adjutants Qr Masters Surgeons Mates Sergeants Drum & Fifes   Present fit
  for duty
Sick present Sick Absent On Command On Furlough Total Sergeants Drums & Fifes Rank & File Inlisted Dead Discharged Deserted
Ford 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 2
80 7       98
   
     
Simon Edgel                         4 1   73 1       85   1 4 1      
Warring              
        4 2
59 8       77
  13 2 1    
Lemont                         4     41 6       54   2 33 32      
Wheeller              
        4 2
77         89
  1 3      
Benj. Edgel                         4 2   65 4   1   83     7 2      
Job Shattuck                         4 2   63 7       81     9 3      
  1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 28 11   458 33 9 1 1 567   3 67 43 1