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Read, William
Service RI                                                                Number S14266
carded

24880
New York
William Read of Steuben Co. in the state of New York who was a Private in the Comp commanded by Captain Lester of the Regt commanded by Col Babcok in the Rhode Island line of troops for 15 months 20 days
Inscribed on the Roll of New York at the rate of 52 Dollars 20 Cents per annum to commence on the 4th day of March 1834
Certificate of Pension issued the 15 day of Mar1834 and sent Hon B. Howele H.of R.
Arrears to the 4th of Mar 1834 $156.60; Semi-anl. allowance ending 4 Sep ’34 $26.10; <total> $182.70
{Revolutionary Claim, Act June 7, 1832}
Recorded by Geo. B. Whiting, Clerk Book 6 Vol. 4 Page 119
In the matter of the application of William Read for a pension} Declaration
I hereby certify that the written papers passed through the hands of the clerk in the same state they now are Jany 3rd 1834 Howell in Congress

State of New York
Steuben County-} ss- Personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace in and for the said County of Steuben William Read who being duly sworn deposeth and saith that by reason of old age and the consequente loss of memory he cannot swear positively as to the precise length of his service but according to the best of his recollection he served not less than the periods mentioned below; and in the following grades - viz - For five months I served as a private in the year 1776 - For <ten crossed out> nine months I served as a private in the year 1777 - and for twenty days I served as a private in the year 1778 - and for such service I claim a pension -
Sworn & Subscribed this day of 1833 before me}
The word Ten erased and the word nine inserted by direction of the applicant Wm Hamilton, J.P.
I hereby certify that I am personally acquainted with William Read the above named deponent, that he is a respectable & worthy old man, that his character for truth and veracity is above suspicion, and that he is entitled to the utmost confidence and belief as a witness - Wm Hamilton J.P.

State of New York
Steuben County ss. I William H. Bull clerk of the Court of the County of Steuben do hereby certify that William Hamilton is a magistrate as appears within and that I am well acquainted with his hand writing and truly believe his signature to the within affidavit and certificate is genuine Witness my hand and seal of office the 27th day of September AD 1833
Wm H. Bull
By A.C. Surbged Depy. Clerk
William Read Esq.

State of New York
Steuben County } ss.
On this fifteenth day of October in the year 1832 personally appeared before me George C. Edwards first Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of the said County of Steuben William Read a resident of the Town of Urbana in the said county of Steuben and State of New York aged seventy two years on the fifteenth day of December last who being first duly affirmed according to Law doth on his affirmation make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832.
That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated – That he first entered the service on the eighth day of February 1776 under an enlistment for one year in the State Troops of Rhode Island that the Regiment to which he belonged was commanded by Colonel Harry Babcock and that the Company was commanded by Captain David Dexter, and was stationed about one mile from New Port for about two weeks afterwards in New Port that he served under said enlistment about two months when he hired Adin Trask as a substitute and received a written discharge which he has lost – and that the Regiment to which he had belonged was called to the southward and militia was called to supply their place and that he volunteered on the 18th day of September 1776 in the militia so called out for the term of three months under the command of Captain Samuel May and Lieutenant Colonel Morey and that the Company to which he belonged was stationed about three weeks at New Port and the residue of the said term of three months at Bristol about eleven or twelve miles from New Port and that he served out the said term of three months was discharged on the 18th day of December 1776 at Bristol.
And that about the 20th day of June 1777 he went from his place of residence at Smithfield in the State of Rhode Island to Howlands Ferry for the purpose of entering the service as a substitute for Thomas Mann who had enlisted in Troops which had been raised in the said State of Rhodes Island for the term of fifteen months and that he signed an enlistment for the residue of the said term of fifteen months and the said Thomas Mann was discharged. And that the company to which he belonged was commanded by Captain Hoppin and the Regiment by Colonel Staunton and that he was stationed under the Command of those officers at Howlands Ferry about one months and was then transferred to a Company commanded by Captain Reuben Ballon in a Regiment of State Troops of Rhode Island Commanded by Colonel Archibald Crary which was stationed at Bristol in said State and that he continued and did duty in said Regiment until the Eighteenth day of March 1778 which was the expiration of the term of said enlistment and then was discharged and that he served twenty days in the month of August 1778 as a Substitute for Israel Aldridge and that the Company to which he belonged was Commanded by Captain Ebenezer Trask said service was on Rhode Island at the time of Sullivans Expedition and that when he entered the service at the several times above stated he resided at the Town of Smithfield, County of Providence and State of Rhode Island and that he has no documentary evidence and that he knows of no person whose testimony he can procure who can testify to his service.
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.
Wm Read
Affirmed to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid
Geo C. Edwards
I George C. Edwards first Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of the said County of Steuben do hereby certify that the above named applicant cannot from bodily infirmity attend the Court and that the interogatories prescribed by the war department were put to him by me dated October 15. 1832-
Geo. C. Edwards
We David Higgins - a Clergyman residing in the Town of Bath - in the County of Steuben and Robert Campbell residing in the Town of Bath - in the said County hereby certify that we are well acquainted with William Read who has subscribed and affirmed to the above declaration, that we believe him to be seventy two years of age, that he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the revolution and that we concur in that opinion -
Sworn & Subscribed the day & year aforesaid} David Higgins  Robert Campbell
M. L. Rumsey Dep Clk Steuben County
And the Court of Common Pleas of the said County of Steuben, do hereby declare their opinion, after the investigation of the matter that the above named applicant was a revolutionary soldier and served as he states - And the Court further certifies that it appears to them, that David Higgins - who has signed the preceding certificate is a Clergyman resident in the said Town of Bath - and that Robert Campbell - who has also signed the same is a resident in the said Town of Bath - and is a credible person and that their statement is entitled to credit -
Geo. C. Edwards    John Cooper Jr    Ezra Chapin
I M L Rumsey Deputy Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of the said County of Steuben do hereby certify that the foregoing contains the original proceedings of the said Court, in the matter of the application of William Read for a pension - In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal of office this 16th day of October A.D. 1832 - M L Rumsey Dep Clerk Steuben County
State of New York
Steuben County ss.} I David Rumsey Clerk of said County do hereby certify that George C. Edwards Esquire before whom the within affidavit purports to have been affirmed was on the date thereof first Judge of  the said County and that I am acquainted with is hand writing and verily believe that his name subscribed to the said affidavit is his proper hand writing and signature
Witness my hand and seal of office at Bath this 27th day of October 1832    David Rumsey
I certify that I am personally & intimately acquainted with the within applicant William Read Esq that he is man of the first respectability and standing & has been one of the judges of the County Courts of the County of Steuben in the State of New York for more than fifteen years and sustains a character unimpeachable integrity & veracity that at the time of this application he was & still is confined to his house by sickness (consumption) if he is now living - That at the time of this application his mental faculting were unimpaired by disease - January 8th 1833
Howell in Congress

William Read afft - Done
Steuben Co. N York
23 389
M.
On rolls of Col May
Admitted
Private 15 mo & 20 days
Hon. E. Howell H.R
                                                    

War Department, Pension Office,183
Sir:
The evidence in support of your claim, under the act of June 7, 1832, has been examined, and the papers are herewith returned. The following is a statement of your case in a tabular form. On comparing these papers with the following rules, and the subjoined notes you will readily perceive that objections exist, which must be removed, before a pension can be allowed. The notes and the regulations will show what is necessary to be done. Those points to which your attention is more particularly directed, you will find maked in the margin with a brace, (thus }). You will, when you return your papers to this Department, send this printed letter with them; and you will, by complying with this request, greatly facilitate the investigation of your claim.
A Statement, showing the service of William Read

Period When the Service Was Entered Duration of the Claimant's Service
Yr. Mos. Days
Rank of the Claimant Names & Rank of the Company Officers under whom he Served Names & Rank of the General and Field Officers Battles in which the Applicant was Engaged Country through which he Marched Place of Abode when he Entered the Service, and age at the Present Period Evidence by which the Declaration is Supported
8 Feby 1776 2 months Private Capt Dexter Col. Babcock 72 years Traditionary
18 Sept 1776 3 months " Capt May 1st Col. Morey Providence County Clergyman
20 June 1777 1 month " Capt Hopping Col. Staunton Howlands Ferry Rhode Island
transferred 9 months " Capt Ballou Col. Cary Bristol
and 1778 20 days " Capt. Trask Sullivans Exp

 I am, respectfully, your obedient servant, J. L. Edwards, Commissioner of Pensions.
It can not be readily admitted that the above allegations of service on insurceptible of proof and claimants are required by the regulations to produce the best evidence in their power

August 8, 1932
BA-J/MCS
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William Read
S.14266
Captain Herman M. Gunn
Hospital Company No. 135
AshlandOhioDear Sir:
The data furnished herein were obtained from the papers of file in the pension claim, S. 14266, based upon the military service of William Read.
 He was born December 15, 1759, place not given. While living in Smithfield, Rhode Island, he enlisted and served as a private with the Rhode Island troops as follows: from February 8, 1776, about two months in Captain David Dexter’s company in Colonel Harry Babcock’s Regiment: from September, 18, 1776, three months under Captain Samuel May and Lieutenant Colonel Morey; from June 20, 1777, about one month under Captain Hoppin and Colonel Stanton, was then transferred to Captain Reuben Ballou’s Company in Colonel Archibald Crary’s Regiment and served until March 18, 1778; in August, 1778. Served twenty days in Captain Ebenezer Trask’s Company and was in Sullivan’s Rhode Island expedition. He was allowed pension on his application executed October 15, 1832, at which time he was living in Urbana, Steuben County, New York. The papers in this pension claim contain no data relative to the soldier’s family.
Very Truly Yours,
A.  
D. Hiller
Assistant to Administrator

1932 Aug 8 hist to
Capt Herman M. Gunn
MAS
Rev War14266 INVALID.File No. 14266William ReadPriv. Rev. WarAct: June 7th 1832Index: - Vol. 1, Page 312[Arrangement of 1870.]

NY
June L Edwards by Pension Office
Hon. E. Howell
Washington April 10th 1834
J. L. Edwards Esq.
Sir
I herewith return the papers within with an affidavit <?> prove satisfactory - in each answer is requested -
Respectfully your servant
E Howell

Hospital Company No. 135
112th Medical Regiment
Ashland, Ohio
June 30, 1932.
Administrators Office Jul 2 1932 Received
Mr. A. D. Hiller,
Asst. to Administrator,
Veterans Administration,
Washington, D.C.
Dear Mr Hiller:
I want to thank you for your letter of the 24th inst., and for the time and pains that you have taken to get this information for me. I assure you I appreciate it very much. I am returning your one letter as requested and I can give you this additional data:
Benjamin Warner was born Jan. 26, 1734. He live, I believer either in Waterbury, Brooks Hill or Woodbury/
Wm Reed's wifes name was R"chel, and a daughter named Phoebe was born July 4 - 1789.
Col. Seth Warner, who commanded a Vermont Regiment, with Montgomery's Expidition. He is referred to as commanding a regiment of Green Mountain Boys, pages 64 and 103, Medical Men in the American Revolution 1775-1783, Army Medical Bull. No. 25.
Thanking you in advance for any further information you may give me, I am,
Very truly yours,
Herman M. Gunn,Capt. M. C.
Comdg.
Also a Dr. Daniel B Porter Born 3/17/1751 - a surgeon in the Army - died at Crown Point 1759
H.M.G.

Veterans Administration
Washington
June 24,1932
Administrators Office Jul 2 1932 Received
In reply refer to:
BA-J/MCHF
Your file reference
Captain Herman M. Gunn
Hospital Company No. 135
Ashland, Ohio
Dear Sir:
Reference is made to your letter in which you request information in regard to Enos and Nathaniel Gunn, Gideon Candee, Ard and Doctor Benjamin Warner and Doctor Daniel Porter, all of Connecticut, and William Reed, of New York, soldiers of the Revolutionary War.
A search of the Revolutionary War records has been made and no claim for pension found based upon service in that war, of Enos and Nathaniel Gunn, Gideon Candee, or Ard Warner.
The record of the only soldier named Daniel Porter, who served in the Connecticut Troops or who applied for pension from that state, that has been found, is furnished herewith.
In order to identify the records of the particular soldiers named Benjamin Warner and William Reed, in whom you are interested, it will be necessary to have some of the following data: approximate dates of birth and death, places of residence at enlistment and after service and given name of widow. It will expedite the matter if you will return this letter with your reply.
It is very much regretted that your letter has not been answered earlier, but the demand for Revolutionary War data is great and the clerical force available for furnishing such data is limited.
Very truly yours
A.D. Hiller
Assistant to Administrator.

August 8, 1932
BA-J/NCS
Captain Herman M. Gunn
Hospital Company No. 135
Ashland
Ohio
Dear Sir:
Reference is made to your letter of June 30 requesting the records of Benjamin Warner, William Read and Seth Warner, soldiers of the Revolution, and Dr. Daniel B. Porter who was born March 27, 1731, and died in 1759 at Crown Point.
The Revolutionary War records have been searched and there is no claim for pension or bounty land on file based upon the service of Benjamin Warner as described by you.
You are herewith furnished the records of William Read and Colonel Seth Warner. There is no record of a William Read who served from New York state and the one furnished you is that of the only William Read who applied for pension while living in New York State.
This office has no record of service rendered prior to the Revolutionary War, hence no record of Dr. Daniel H. Porter who was born in 1731 and who died at Crown Point in 1759.
Very truly yours,
A. D. Hiller
Assistant to Administrator

State of New York
Steuben County-}ss. William Read being duly sworn deposeth and saith that he entered the service as a soldier in the Revolutionary war and served as a private for two months in Captain David Dexter's Company - that this deponent recollects the names of the following persons who belonged to the said Company viz - Lieut Peleg Slocumb, Ensign David Sales, Sergeant Gilvert Grant, Drummer Esek Aldrich, Fifer Otis Dexter, Corporal Abel Brown, Privates Benjamin Cook and Aaron Read - This deponent further saith that he afterwards served in Capt. Samuel May's company, in which were two Lieutenants by the names of Smith & Sprague - Ensign Sheldon, Drummer Caleb Randall, fifer Sheldon, privates Thomas & Joseph Shipley, Israel & John Madrington, Samuel White, Samuel Cruff, Andrew Mann, Philip Mory, Job Mory, Benjamin Appelby, and Silas Smith - and this deponent further saith that he afterwards served in Captain Reuben Ballou's company and that he held no office in that, or either of the other companies. that he recollects of - that he may at sometimes have done the duties of a non-commissioned officer, but never to his recollection was appointed to any office in those companies- This deponent further saith that he recollects the names of the following persons who served in Ballows company Viz - Ensign Dexter, Sergeant Dexter, Sergeant Grant, fifter Gaskill, and the following persons this deponent thinks served as privates in Ballou's company - the first names of some of whom he cannot recollect - viz. Ezekiel Morris - Gaskill - Peter Whipple, Comfort Whipple, David Stephens, Joseph Cook, Oliver Perry - Perry - Collier - and Rhodes - and this deponent further saith that he served at other times than those above mentioned as set forth in his declaration heretofore made, and which this deponent believes to be true -
Sworn & Subscribed this day of February 1834, before me}

State of New York
County of Steuben} ss. I William H. Bull Clerk of said county do hereby certify that Benedict W. Franklin Esquire before whom the foregoing affidavit was at the time of taking the same a commissioner of deed in & for the said county duly commissioned and sworn. and that I am well acquainted with his hand writing and verily believe his signature thereunto annexed to be genuine - 
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand & seal of office this 22 day of February 1834
Wm. H. Bull
William Reads afft -