ASA HALL - Revolutionary War Pension Declaration (1833)

Source: NARA Microfilm Reel M804 1158
LDS Microfilm Reel 971.158

State of Virginia, Montgomery County  

On this 30th day of April A.D. 1833 personally appeared in open court before the Judge of the circuit superior court of law and chancery for the county of Montgomery aforesaid, now sitting, Asa Hall a resident of the said county and state, aged seventy four years last June, who being first sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7th, 1829. That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated -- That he, on the 2nd of March 1776, in the county of Dutchess and state of New York enlisted in the service of the United States to continue in such service during the pleasure of Congress and was enlisted and commanded by Captain Nathan Pierce, who having shortly retired from service, this applicant was put under the command of Captain Balding, in the regiment commanded by Colonel Richmore. In consequence of the loss of many of our men at Long Island and White Plains and Stoney Point in which action applicant participated, he served but nine months and four days up to the 8th of December following the time of his enlistment, at which latter period he was discharged at the encampment near the Peakskiln mountain -- That he afterward on the 1st day of July 1777 in the county of Albany and state of New York enlisted under Captain John Salisbury for three months in the regiment commanded by Colonel Fornass (he thinks). He was at the taking of Burgoyne, under General Gates, and was continued in the service not three but four and a half months, up to the 15th december according to his best recollection -- That he had lost his discharges and has no documentary evidence of his service, and has been able to procure no other evidence of his service, except what accompanies this declaration. He hereby relinquishes any 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 other state. Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.

Asa Hall (his mark)

We Richard Buckingham, a clergyman residing in the county of Montgomery and state of Virginia and Jacob Kent residing in the same county and state hereby certify that they are well acquainted with Asa Hall who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration, that that they believe him to be 74 years of age, and the he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the revolution and that they concur in that opinion. Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.

Rich'd Buckingham
Jacob Kent Virginia 12.925

Asa Hall of Montgomery County in the State of Virginia who was a private in the company commanded by Captain Pierce in New York for 12 months and 5 days. Inscribed on the Roll of Virginia at the rate of 40 Dollars 55 Cents per annum, commence on the 4th day of March, 1834. Certificate of Pension issued the 17th day of June 1833 and sent R. D. Montague, Christiansburg CH, VA.

Arrears to the 4th of March 1833 $81.10
Semi-anl. allowance ending 4 Sept. 1833 $20.27 Total 101.37

Recorded by Wm Miller clerk
Book 3 vol. 6 page 12