Revolutionary War Pension application- Atwood Nathan (Bucksport)


Nathan Atwood $1602


� [handwritten] I Nathan Atwood on oath say and declare that I have no real nor personal estate or any income whatever my necessary bedding and wearing apparel excepted


55 acres of lease improved and 120 [?] unimproved - one dwelling house 20 by 36 partially finished and one Barn 30 by 45 - - - 4 oxen 5 cows 2 three year olds 3 two year olds 6 one year olds 1 horse 2 colts 18 sheep 4 hogs 1 Pew in the Meeting House - I have no debts due to me, I owe $944.00 to sundry persons I am a farmer and I am not able to labor. I have two children under me Zoeth aged 21 in October next Alexander aged 19 years a cripple having lost the use of one leg. My wife is very sickly.


Nathan Atwood[signature]


� [form with handwritten insertions noted] STATE OF MAINE [header]


Hancock SS At a Circuit Court of Common Pleas, begun and holden at Castine[handwritten] within and for the County of Hancock[handwritten] on the 2nd Tues[handwritten] day of July[handwritten] A.D.1820.


On this Thirteenth[handwritten] day of July[handwritten] 1820, being the Third[handwritten] day of said term, personally appeared in open court, being a court of record by the laws of said state, with power of fine and imprisonment, Nathan Atwood[handwritten] aged 63[handwritten] years, resident in Bucksport[handwritten] in said county, who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath declare that he served in the revolutionary war as follows to wit:


[handwritten] as a private one year in 1776 in Charles Cushing's cmmnd in Col Weatons Regiment in the Mass'tts troops


[printed form with handwritten insertions] of all which I made declaration before the Honorable Judge Kinsley[handwritten] on the 14th[handwritten] day of April[handwritten] 1818, and have receive my pension certificate therefore No. 14242[handwritten] and I do solemnly swear, that I was a resident citizen in the United States on the eighteenth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, and that I have no since that time, by gift, sale, or in any manner whatever, disposed of my property, or any part thereof with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring myself within the provisions of an act of Congress, entitled "An Act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval services of the United States in the Revolutionary War," passed on the eighteenth day of March one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, and that I have not, nor has any person in trust for me, any property or securities, contracts or debts due to me; nor have I any income, other than what is contained in the schedule hereto annexed, and by me subscribed.


Nathan Atwood[signature]


Sworn to and declared on the thirteenth[handwritten] day of July 1820[handwritten] before the Court[handwritten] Attest Mason Shaw Clerk


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