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On this thirty-first day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two personally appeared before the honorable the judges of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the County of Butler and State of Ohio, ELIJAH MILLS, aged seventy-four years, a resident of the County of Butler aforesaid, who being first duly sworn according to law doth upon his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June seventh eighteen hundred and thirty two:
That he enlisted in the fall of seventeen hundred and seventy six in Frederick County, Maryland to serve seven months in what was called the "flying camp" under Captain Andrew Hynes in Colonel Morgan's regiment - deponent was marched in said company to Fort Washington on the North River near New York - deponent fought during the battle at said Fort in the month of September of said year when the American forces __?__ which deponent served were repulsed a large number being taken prisoner of war to the Sugar House, so called, in New York, and the remaining part to which deponent was attached effected their retreat to Brunswick in New Jersey when his term of seven moths service expired. In the fall of the year seventeen hundred and seventy seven, deponent was again drafted to serve under Captain Brenton in McIntosh's Campaign on the Tuscarawas against the Indians for about four months when a treaty of Peace was concluded and the army dismissed. Deponent was next drafted and served in Colonel McCleary's Regiment of Militia from whom deponent received a commission signed by said Colonel McCleary to serve as Ensign in which capacity deponent served two months in Captain Benham's Company. On the expiration of the said term of two months as Ensign as aforesaid deponent received a commission as Lieutenant, signed by said Colonel McCleary, in which capacity deponent served three months in the valley the Monogahela [sic] on the frontier of Pennsylvania, against the Indians with whom they had frequent skirmishes. After the expiration of the term of three months as Lieutenant deponent was called upon by Colonel McCleary aforesaid, from and signed by whom received another commission as Captain, in which capacity deponent served on the frontiers as aforesaid three month. Deponent served during the War of the Revolution in the capacity as aforesaid more than two years. Deponent has a record of his age which was left by his father in the family Bible, by which it appears that deponent was born in Frederick County, State of Maryland (illegible)...fifth day of September seventeen hundred and fifty seven. After the war deponent moved from the Valley of the Monongahela [sic] in Pennsylvania the year seventeen hundred and eighty nine to Ohio where he has lived since that time. Deponent has resided in the County of Butler and State of Ohio for the last forty three years. Deponent knows of no person by whom he can prove his services except JOHN LUCAS by whom he believes he can in part prove the same. Deponent has once proved his services by JOSEPH MILLS, DANIEL MILLS, REASON BAILEY, and others inhabitants of Butler County, whose depositions were legally taken about twenty years ago, before HENRY WEAVER and a Mr. STRICKLAND justices of the Peace, both deceased, then resident in the County of Butler aforesaid which depositions were forwarded to Washington previous to the late war. Deponent has been in possession of a copy of said depositions until the present term of the Court of Butler County as aforesaid during which they have been examined by several inhabitants of said County, and which it is believed may yet be found, but which are now lost or mislaid.
Deponent is well known to FRANCIS DUNLAVY, JOHN REILY and others by whom he believe can prove his character for truth and veracity and his general reputation 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. Deponent's commissions which he held for the different offices before stated were destroyed by fire several years ago when the house deponent was burned accidentally his certificates of his services were also __?__ at the same time. JOSEPH MILLS and REASON BAILEY the witnesses above referred to have both removed out of the state __?__ he knows not where. DANIEL MILLS is dead.
Signed: Elijah Mills
Sworn, subscribed the day aforesaid
John Reily, Clerk
On this thirteenth day of June in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty two personally appeared before me the Honorable the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the County of Butler and State of Ohio JOHN LUCAS aged seventy-one years on the 7th day of September last a resident of the County of Butler in the State of Ohio who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to benefit of the act of Congress passed June the 7th A.D. 1832. That he enlisted in the state troops of Pennsylvania in the year 1776 or 1777 under Captain Jesse Pigman in the County of Fayette State of Pennsylvania he served the whole time for which he enlisted and was employed principally in guarding frontier settlements. At the end of his term of enlistment he received an honorable discharge in writing signed by Capt. Jesse Pigman which he long since has lost. He was afterwards drafted as a militia man to serve in the Campaign against the Indians under General McIntosh the rendevouz of the company was held at the mingo bottom on the Ohio below Pittsburgh on the 1st September 1778 and he got home on the 24th day of December of the same year. The next campaign in which he was under General Crawford in his expeditions against the Indians. The company in which he volunteered held its rendevouz on the 17th of May and after the battle in which Crawford was defeated he made his way home in the best manner he could. He served during this Campaign in the company commanded by Capt. Hardin. The company found [?] their own horses and provisions the whole time that he was out in actual service in the three campaigns above that was between ten and twelve months. He was out on many other scouting parties and some of service at which he was about more than a month each time being engaged in pursuit of the Indians and was guarding the frontier settlements which were often annoyed by the Indians, but he cannot state with precision any of the campaigns in which he served except the above. Deponent can prove his services in McIntosh's campaign by ELIJAH MILLS and he can prove his services in the campaign under Crawford by FRANCIS DUNLEVY and HENRY TAYLOR [?]. 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. Deponent was born in Frederick County in the state of Maryland in the year 1760 on the 7th day of September as appears by a written record of his age now in his possession. He has resided thirty-four years in the State of Ohio and in the neighborhood in which he now resides. He removed from Pennsylvania to Kentucky where he resided twelve years previous to his removal to Ohio.
Signed: John Lucas
Sworn to and subscribed in open court
the day and year aforesaid.
John Reily, clerk
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