Bill West's Blog – July 2010 Archive (4)

AMANUENSIS MONDAY: THE PENSION FILE STATEMENT OF ELISHA HOUGHTON

I mentioned in an earlier post that I would be exploring the

Revolutionary War service of my ancestor Elisha Houghton.

I'm starting off with his testimony from his Pension Request

file as given to Justice Samuel Putnam :



"Commonwealth of Massachusetts

(“District of” crossed out) Berkshires of Commonwealth of

Massachusetts .

On this sixth day of May 1818 Before me the subscriber one of

the Justices of the…

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Added by Bill West on July 19, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

THE CASE OF FRED R ELLINGWOOD

One of my ongoing genealogy projects is entering the

information on my Ellingwood ancestors and relatives onto

my Ancestry.com tree from Florence Evelyn O'Connor's

book "The Ancestors and Descendants of Asa Freeman

Ellingwood and Florilla(Dunham) Ellingwood". I've started

with the descendants first because there are so many of

them and there are sources and images of records

that aren't available for earlier…

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Added by Bill West on July 15, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

ELISHA HOUGHTON: "ON GUARD", "ON COMMAND" AND BUSTED BACK TO THE RANKS

Back in November of last year I wrote my first two posts about

my 5x greatgrandfather Elisha Houghton, including one which

told how he lost his rifle in the aftermath of Bunker Hill. Looking

over his service record and the muster rolls for his regiment, it

struck me he was a colorful fellow and I decided to do a series

transcribing his Pension Request file. But the busy Christmas

season at work and then my illness at the start of the year…

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Added by Bill West on July 7, 2010 at 12:08am — 2 Comments

WITH THANKS TO MY ANCESTORS

I first published this list a few years back, but in honor of the

4th of July I'm publishing it again.We know about Washington

and Knox and Lafayette, but we should never forget that it

was the unknown citizens who served under them who fought

and bled to win us all our freedom.



The italicized names are those whose Pension Files I've found.

I've already shared some of their stories here and plan to do so

with the rest,…

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Added by Bill West on July 5, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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