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
Duration of Service
Years Months Days
------- 8 --------
------- 3 --------
For a short time under Captain Collier
Names of General and Field Officers under whom he served
Capt Ward & Capt Ward
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,
I certify that the foregoing statement and the answers agree with the evident in the case above.
Sam J. Potts
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
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
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,
To the administration
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.
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 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