Ebenezer Johnson Pension Application

Ebenezer Johnson - 
Revolutionary War Pension

Contributed by Pamela Moore Leitt

Ebenezer Johnson
Received from National Archives
Cover Sheet lists as follows;


Conn                        ­Johnson, Ebenezer                        W-1294
Elizabeth                        B.L. VA30765-160-S5

Son of John
Albany 31-259

Ebenezer Johnson Greene Co. in the State of New York who was a private in the Company commanded by Captain Collins of the Regt. commanded by ______(Faded)  in the Cont. mil.line for 6 months.


Inscribed on the Roll of Albany at the rate of 20 Dollars and no Cents per annum to commence on the 4th day of March 1834.


Certificate of Pension opened the 14th day of Nov 1837 and sent to R. Horford, Lexington Heights, N.Y.


Arrears on the 4th of Sep.17                     130.00
allowance ending on 4 Mar 1838              10.00

{Revolutionary Claim Acts June 7; 1832}

Recorded by D. Brown
Book 62 Vol. 4 Page 86

1785 C.J. Moses
June 27/83

Elizabeth Johnson
Wid of Ebenezer Johnson
No. 30765

War of Revolution
Signature (Can't read)

Watson B. Hon
Greene Co. N.Y
Vol. J page 85

New York  A _______________ Elisabeth Johnson widow off Ebenezer Johnson who served in the Revolutionary War as a Private Conn Line scribed on the Roll at the rate of 20 Dollars and no cents per annum to commence on 3 February 1853

Certificate of Pension issued the 30th day of July 1853 and sent to; Alfred Peck, PM Jewett, Greene Co., N.Y. on Roll of pensioners under act Page 76 Vol. A May 1853.

Ebenezer Johnson son of John & Chloe Johnson was born April 14,1764.

A true copy from the records of the town of Guilford
Attest Samuel Fowler Town Clerk

George Griswold Clerk of the Court of Probate for the district ofouilfor4 in New Haven County Do Certify that Samuel Fowler who has attested and subscribed the foregoing Certificate is the Town Clerk for the Town of Guiiford in New Haven Co. that I am well acquainted with the handwriting of S. Fowler.   I believe his signature to the foregoing Certificate to be genuine.

In determining whereof' have herewith set my hand & seal of Office this 20th flay of August 1833.

George Griswold Clerk

BRIEF in the case of               Ebenezer Johnson
Of Lexington                      in the State of N. York
(Act 7th June 1832)

1.      Was the declaration made before a Court or a Judge? Before a Judge.

2.    If  before a Judge does it appear that the applicant is disabled by bodily infirmity? The Judge so Certified

3.    How old is he? 67 years

4.    State his service as directed in the form annexed

Period               Duration of Service                  Rank                            Names of General & Field

                                            Yrs. Mo. Days                               Officers under whom he served

 1779              Substitute              I                      As a Capt                                 Agustus Collins

                            do                     I                      drummer &.                                       

                            do                     I                            fife                                       Capt Peter Veal

                            do                    I                                                                                  

                            do                    I                                                                                  

                            do                    I                                                                                  

 In 1781 Volunteered under Capt. Veal, for two years to do the the ________ when called for that the company performed the duty in the winter from Jan. 7 to March ________ that “he forgot the _____ _____ he was discharged

 5.         In what battles was he engaged: The _____ of the _______ service was in guarding his/this? 

Guilford, Connecticut.

6.          Where did he reside when he entered the war: 
Guilford. Connecticut

7          This affidavit supported by living (smudged) proof by traditionary evidence, by incidental evidence or by the rolls (The answer is illegible)

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

             the papers are _____             ______  _____  to the negotiations.

Certify that the foregoing statement and the answers agree with the evidence in the case above mentioned.

(Signature) Examining Clerk

 State of New York...On this 5th day of May 1853 Greene County SS} personally appeared before me Alexander H. Bailey Judge of Greene County courts in the state aforesaid Elizabeth Johnson a resident of Jewett in the County and state aforesaid aged seventy-three years who first being duly sworn according to law doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the provisions made by the act of Congress passed the 3 day of February 1853 granting pensions to widows of pensioners who served during the Revolutionary War that she Is the widow of Ebenezer Johnson who was a private in the Revolutionary Army that he was in his life time and until his death a pensioner of the United States that in regard to the nature of service and Officers under whom he served she refers to the evidence filed upon his application in the pension Office at Washin8ton. She further declares that she was married to the said Ebenezer Johnson on the 28th day of March in the year 1831 that her said husband died on the 2 day of October in the year 1845 at Lexington in the county and state aforesaid. That she was not married to him prior to the second day of January Eighteen hundred but at the time above stated She further declares that she is now a widow.

 Elizabeth X Johnson


 Married by me on the 28th day of March 1 Ebenezer Johnson aged 65 years to Elisabeth Hull aged forty-seven years both to me well known and both residents of the town of Lexington in the county of Greene and State of New York

Name illegible

State of New York
Greene Co.

On this 14th day of June 1855 before me a Justice of the Peace in and for the County and State aforesaid personally appeared Elisabeth Johnson aged 73 years who being duly sworn according to law declares that she is the widow of Ebenezer Johnson who was a private in the Revolutionary War. As to the company, regiment and other particulars you are referred to evidence on file in your office by which a Pension Certificate was granted to the said Elisabeth Johnson under the Act of Feb 3rd 1853--she further states that she was married to the said Ebenezer Johnson at Lexington on the 26th day of March 1839 by one Henry _____   a Justice of the Peace and that her name before her said marriage was Elisabeth Hall, That her said husband died at Lexington on the 2nd day of Oct. 1843 and she is now a widow and she believes that the original certificate of her marriage was forwarded with the other evidence at the time above mentioned. She makes this petition for the purpose of obtaining the bounty(?) and to which she is entitled under the Act of March 3rd 1855 never haying received bounty land or knowing that she is entitled except for the above Service

Elisabeth x Johnson

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