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Statements made by family & friends
in the Revolutionary War Pension Paper Records for

NATHANIEL BARRETT Jr
of Nelson, NH
Son of Nathaniel and Abigail [Searl] BARRETT of Mason, NH
Husband to Mercy [Cummings] ~ Brother to Reuben, Isaac and
Sybil Barrett


Revolutionary War Pension Papers, W24627 for Nathaniel Barrett, Jr
[Note: The handwriting in this document is difficult to read in parts and when unreadable it is designated with "---?---". Transcribed by R. R. Owings.
Also note that much of these papers are printed in the following publication: "Celebration by the town of Nelson, New Hampshire of the One Hundred and Fifthieth Anniversary of its First Settlement 1767 - 1917 / Sketch of the Early History of the Town to Which is Added the Names and Records of the Pioneer Settlers of Packersfield who had part in the War of the Revolution" by Major-General Simon Goodell Griffin, 1917
These papers are transcribed in three parts:
PAGE 1: Papers filed by Mercy Barrett in 1838 and her son John in 1852 (below)
PAGE 2: Papers filed by Sybil Barrett
PAGE 3: Papers filed by friends


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"5281, New Hampshire, Concord Mercy Barrett decd. widow of Nathaniel Barrett who died on the .... of NH of the State of NH who was a private in the ... commanded by Captain .... of the ..... commanded by ..... in the Revolution for 8 months
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Inscribed on the Roll of Concord at the rate of 26 Dollars 66 Cents per annum, to commence the 4th day of March 1831 & ---?-- Jany 14th 1840.
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Certificate of Pension issued the 11th of April, 1854 and ---?--- [looks like a signature] .... "
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Declaration

In order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress of the 4th July 1836 ----
State of New Hamspshire , Cheshire County

On this twenty [sixth crossed out] seventh day of December AD 1838 personally appeared before me Fredrick Gore Esq Judge of the Probate in afore said County at her dwelling house, Mercy Barrett, a resident of Stoddard in said County, aged ninety one years last January, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the following declartion in order to obtain the benefit of the previsions made by the act of Congress passed July 4, 1836

That she is the widow of Nathaniel Barrett who was a soldier in the Revolutionary War ~ and perscived according to the best of her knowledge and belief as follows vir

In the year 1775, eight months, stationed near Boston Massachuttes, went from Milford New Hampshire into said service, was in the New Hampshire troops - and she thinks in Captain Grosbys Company.

She further declares that she was married to the said Nathaniel Barrett on the fourth day of June in the year of our Lord seventeen hundred and seventy two in Petersham in the State of Massachuttes, by a Justice of the Peace. That her husband the aforesaid Nathaniel Barrett, did at Nelson in the County of Cheshire aforesaid on the thirteenth day of [November crossed out] October AD eighteeen hundred and twenty eight - and that she has remained a widow ever since that period as wife more fully appears by reference to the proof hinto [?]

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annexed & that her madiden name was Mercy Cummings.

her

Mercy X Barrett
mark
Sworn to and subscribed on the day & year above written.
Before Frederick Gore, Judge of Probate

I certify that the above declarant is unable to attend Coury by reason of bodily infirmity.
Frederick Gore, Judge of Probate

The word sixth erased and the word seventh interlined to correspond with the fact, & the word November erased & October interlined before signature oath Frederick Gore, Judge of Probate

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Hannah Barrett, Daughter of Nathaniel Barrett and Mercy, his wife, was Born July 10th 1773.
Nathaniel Barrett son of Nathaniel Barrett and Mercy his wife was Born July 15th 1775.
Nabby Barrett daughter of Nathaniel Barrett and Mercy his wife was Born Aug 23d 1777
John Barrett son of Nathaniel Barrett and Mercy his wife was Born June 22d 1780
Phineas Barrett son of Nathaniel Barrett and Mercy his wife was Born Dec. 7th 1782
William Barrett son of Nathaniel Barrett and Mercy his wife was Born April 23d 1791

Nelson January 18th 1854

I hereby certify that the above is a true Copy of the Record of the Births of Nathaniel Barretts Children as they stand on the Records of the Town of Nelson.
A true Copy, Attest Chas. H. Whitney (Town Clerk of Nelson)

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State of New Hampshire Cheshire County. ss

On this sixth day of April in the year of our Lord, Eighteen hundred and fifty two personally appeared before the County of Probate, held this day Record within and for the County of Cheshire, John Barrett, resident of Stoddard in the County of Cheshire and the State of New Hampshire, aged Seventy one years, who being --?-- sworn according to law, doth on his Oath, make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the provision made by the act of Congress passed July 4, 1836. That he is the only surviving child of Mercy Barrett, widow of Nathaniel Barrett who was a soldier in the war of the Revolution.

That the said Nathaniel Barrett entred the service from the town of Mason, on or about the first of May, 1773 as a private in Captain Orasly's Company in Col. Reeds Regament and was at the Battle of Bunker Hill, the seventeeth of June and continued in the service about eight months when as honorably discharged.

That in the year 1781 the said Nathniel Barrett enlisted into the service from Mason. In February, 1781 and continued in active service until the close of the war in 1783. That at the time of his discharge, he was in Capt. Issac Fay's Company in the 7th New Hampshire Regiment.

That he has often heard his father narrate his services and tell of the hardships and [-?-] that he endured while he was in the Service. Also of others that served with him - that those who were knowing the facts are to his best knowledg and belief, dead.

That his mother, Mercy Barrett, applied for a pension [-?-] the act of July 4, 1836 and had her claim suspended from what [-?-] he is unable to state. - That the aforesaid Nathniel Barrett performed the aforesaid services [-?-] July appears ... reference to the Certificate of the Secretary of State of his serveces as sworn upon the [-?-] now in his office herewith presented.

He further delares that his mother, the said Mercy Barrett was married to Nathniel Barrett on the fourth day of June year seventeen hundred and seventy two. That Nathniel Barrett died on the thirteenth day of October in the year Eighteen hundred and twenty eight.

and that Mercy Barrett remained a widow from that period down to the time of her death which was on the fourteenth day of January, AD 1840. As will ...?... appears by reference to the proof herto annexed that he is the only surviving child and that he is interested.

[signed] John Barrett

Sworn to and subscribed on the day and year about written before me in open court
Larkin Baker, Judge of Probate for Cheshire County
State of New Hampshire } I George W. Sturtevant Register
Cheshire ss } of Probate for said County herby
certify that the above named Larkin Baker is Judge of Probate of said County and that the Signiture to the above is his true and guenine signiture.
In testimony where of I here to set my hand and the Seal of the Courty of Probate at Keene this
Sixth day of April A.D. 1852 [signed] Geo. W. Sturtevant Regs

PAGE 1: Papers filed by Mercy Barrett in 1838 and her son John in 1852 (above)
PAGE 2: Papers filed by Sybil Barrett
PAGE 3: Papers filed by friends
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