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Revolutionary Pension
Submitted by Marilyn HILL Moody
This document states John Hill's regiment meeting up with George Washington.
John Hill served 8 months and also fought to keep the British out of  Connecticut. John Hill was born in Guilford, Connecticut, moved to
Massechuets after the Revolution, then to Owego, New York and then to  Orwell, Pa.
Thanks for adding this for others to see.

Marilyn Hill Moody

John Hill Revolutionary War
Pension application 1832

Brief in the case of John Hill
County of Bradford in the state of Pennsylvania (Act 7th June 1832)
1. Was the declaration before a Court of a Judge? Was Open Court
2.  If before a Judge, does it appear is disabled by bodily infirmity?
3. How old is he? 81 years
4. State his service, as defected in the form annexed.

Spring in 1775
July or August 1776
Unknown text

Duration of Service
Years   Months   Days
    -------     8      --------
    -------     3      --------
For a short time under Captain Collier


As a
Names of General and Field Officers under whom he served
Gen. Washington----
Capt Ward & Capt Ward
Capt. Collins

 5. In what battles was he engaged?

6. Where did he reside when he entered the service?  Guilford in the state of Connecticut.

7. Is his statement by living witnesses, by documentary proof, but traditionary evidence, by incidental evidence or by the rolls? Traditonary

8. Are the papers defective as to form or authentication? And if so, what respect?

I certify that the foregoing statement and the answers agree with the evident in the case above.

                                         Sam J. Potts
                                       Examining clerk

State of Pennsylvania
County of Bradford. On the 17th day of September AD 1832 especially appeared in opened court before Judges of the Court of Commons pleas of said county being a court of record, now stating John Hill, a resident of the township of Orwell in the county of Bradford, State of Pennsylvania, aged 81 years, who living first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the act of Congress paper June 7, 1832 that he entered a siege of the United States under the following named officers and served herein stated he enlisted into the service of the United States in the town of Guilford where he resided in the county of New Haven in the state of Connecticut in the year 1775 in the spring, he thinks in the month of May. He enlisted at this time into a company he can not remember the name of the colonel who commanded the Regiment to which he was attached- General Wooster had the command of two Regiments to one of which Captain Ward accompanied. His enlistment was for 8 months which term he served out under the said Captain Ward. He marched immediately after his said enlistment from Guilford to the city of New York. The said two regiments under the command of Captain Ward after the remaining side of Long Island to keep off the British. The last of his company was named Halls of New Save. While on their march from Guilford to New York, they met with General Washington. Their  aides on their way to Boston. At the said of the 8 months, he was marched back to Guilford and was then discharged by a written discharge from Captain Ward at this time held a colonel commission but received as a captain.
Ordered to pay 22 Sept 1837
letter to D.F. Bartow 22
Sept 1837
119 07

John Hill
Of Bradford Co in the state of Pennsylvania   who was a private in the company commanded    by Captain Ward of the Regtiment commanded
by Colonel Ward in the    Connecticut    nsa    Line for 11month 16 dy.
Died 4th February 1837
    Inscribed on the Roll of Pennsylvania    at the rate of 38 Dollars 41 cents per annum    to commence e on the 4th day of March 1831

Certificate of Pension issued the 11th day of July    1833
D.F. Bartow    Towanda

begins to the 4th of March 1833    $76.82
Semiannual, allowance ending 4 Dec- 19.20
   ( Revolutionary Claim)
   This June 7, 1832

Recorded by W. L. Wilnary, clerk,
book E Vol. 5 Page 23

John Hill married March 23, 1774, in Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut, Rhoda Holt who was born February 11, 1758 in new Haven, Connecticut and reared there. The name of her parents or maiden name not shown.

Soldier’s widow, Rhoda Hill, was allowed pension on her application executed May 9, 1838 while a resident of Orwell Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. She died August 6, 1839.
The following names of children of John Hill and Rhoda are shown in claim:

Hannah Hill born May 1, 1778
Sullivan Hill born September 24, 1776
Daniel Hill born Oct 19, 1780
Harvey M. Hill was born February 6, 1784
John H. Hill born December 19, 1785
Lucy Hill born September 5, 1787
Parna Hill was born August 1, 1789
Chauncey and Chester Hill born November 17, 1791
Triphena Hill was born October 15, 1795 married John M. Smith which was widowed, lived at time of death
Samuel Holt Hill born September 10, 1797, who lived with his mother until about 1828 and afterwards near her.

                  Very truly yours,
                      A.D. Hiller

                      Executive assistant
                 To the administration

Aaron Chubbuck esq.  J. Roger Alger are persons to whom this declaiment is know in his present neighborhood and who can testify as to his character for truth and residency and their belief of his services as a soldier of the Revolution.
He hereby relinquishes every claim what ever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares his name is not on the pension list Roll of the agency of any state.
Sworn subscribed                           John Hill
In open court this day
Court officers
J.M. Hull peop
E.S. Goodrich dep

We Aaron Chubbuck residing in Orwell Township, County of Bradford, State of Pennsylvania and Roger Alger of the same place hereby certify that we are well acquainted with John Hill who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration that we believe him to be eighty one years of age that he is respected and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the Revolution and that we concur to that opinion.                Aaron Chubbuck
                              Roger Alger

Sworn subscribed
The 17 day of June 1832
For J. M. Hull peop
E.S. Goodwich dep

And  open court do hereby declare their opinion of the investigation of this matter and after putting the interrogatives residents by their sworn attest aments that the above said applicant was a revolutionary soldier and was as he states and the court finds them certify that it appear to them that Aaron Chubbuck and Roger Alger who have resided the preceding certificate are residents in the town, county and state by them certified on living their place of residence.

In the year 1776 he again entered the service of the United States as a volunteer Militiaman under General C. Sullivan Division at Guilford afore and he thinks July or August for the term of three months during this review he was principally at New York City and White Plains. The whole army under the command is by General Washington retreated from Kingsbridge to White Plains in the night during this term of his service; he was discharged at White Plains and immediately returns home to Guilford. He was called to Danbury, where the Continental Store was burned.
He also served for a short time in New Haven as a volunteer Militiaman when it was attacked by the enemy and helped to defend it.
He served the last time under Captain Collins. He was never in any general battle during his service, but in frequent skirmishes. During the whole war, he was ready to march at a minute’s warning to repel attack from the enemy. His written discharge received from said Captain or Colonel Ward in Connecticut. He has no documentary evidence of his service nor does he know of any person whose testimony he can procure who can testify his service.

He was born in Guilford aforesaid in the year 1751. He has no record of his age other than record made by himself in a Bible now of his possession. About the close of the Revolutionary War, he removed from Guilford to the town of Richmond in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. He resided in Richmond about thirteen years and then removed to Owego, in the state of New York. He resided at Owego about twenty one years when he removed to Orwell, Bradford County, Pennsylvania where he now resides.
 The Hon. G. H. Brastone
Member of present
Congress William Bushel treasurer of Bradford County

John and Rhonda Holt Hill’s family Bible

John Hill was born July 27, 1751.
Rhonda Holt was born Feb 11, 1758.

Sullivan was born in September 24th, 1776
Daniel Hill was born December 17, 1780 on a Friday.
Harvey M. Hill was born in February 6 1784 on Friday
John Hill was born December the 19 1785 on Sunday
Lucy Hill was born in September the 5 1787 on Wednesday
Parna Hill was born in October the 1st 1789 on Sunday
Chauncey and Chester Hill ( twins) were born in November the 17th 1791 on Friday
Triphena Hill was born in October the 15the 1795 on Thursday
Samuel Holt Hill was born in September the 10th 1797 on Sunday

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