Hampton Men in the War -- Part II
|"State of }
New Hampshire }
July 25th, 1779.
Sir; I have received Orders from the Honourd Committee of Safety to Raise six Able Bodied effective Men in this Regiment for the Defence of the Forts at Portsmouth. You are therefore without loss of time to raise or draught one Able Bodied Man out of your Company for said service for Two Months (unless sooner discharged) from his joyning the Company now there under the command of Colo Dame and you are to make return and send the Man to Collonl Moulton (if he is at Home, if not, to me), to be musterd. These Soldiers are to have thirteen Pound Ten shillings pr Month and two shillings pr Mile Travel from there Homes to Portsmouth to be made up in the Role.
N. B. He need not cary his arms or accoutrements as there is sufficient in the Forts.
|Abraham Drake, Lieutt Collonl|
|To Capt. John Dearborn, Hampton."|
|[A copy from the original.]||John Lane was drafted.|
March 27, 1780, the town voted "To give the back rates of all those young men that went to sea and were taken with Capt. Moses Brown."
April 13, 1780. "Ordered the Naval Officer of the Port of Piscataqua to permit Ezra Johnson to Export for New Meadows [Topsfield] in the State of Massachusetts Bay forty Bushels of Indian Corn &c. &c."
July 13, 1780. The selectmen paid an order of £270 lawful money to Samuel Drake, Jun. drawn on them by
|in part payment
of their bounty to serve
three months in the army
Joseph Freese Dearborn
John Dearborn and
Capt. John Moulton, 2 months.
Josiah Mason, ---- 41/2 months.
Nathan Smith Moulton, 41/2 months.
Theodore Brown, ---- 11/2 months and 18 das., at Portsmouth.
David Moulton, 41/2 months.
Jeremiah Tuck, 3 months in 1775 and 4 months at the island in 1776.
James Hobbs, 41/2 months.
James Tuck, 7 months in 1775 and 4 months at the island in 1776.
Simon Philbrick, 41/2 months.
Jabez Towle, 7 months in 1775.
Zaccheus Brown, 41/2 months.
Jonathan Marston, 7 months in 1775.
Simon Moulton, 41/2 months.
Capt. Henry Elkins, 7 months' service at Cambridge.
The town charged the state with 13,008 pounds of beef, delivered to Captain Giddings in 1780, between July 19 and November 3.
Jan. 11, 1781 -- A resolve to raise 1354 able-bodied men to serve in the army during the war or for three years, including those already in said service from this state -- Hampton, 16.
July 4, 1781 -- 650 men besides officers &c. -- to be held in readiness to march in a week after they shall be called for by the commander-in-chief, for the defense of the United States. Out of Colonel Moulton's 3d regiment, 35 men.
Proportion for £1000 -- Hampton, £10 9s. 2d. -- Apr. 17, 1784.
A considerable number of soldiers' receipts, on the town records, give the names and wages of Hampton men, or men serving for Hampton. Some of them show the depreciation of the currency. At different dates, from 1778 to 1783, receipts are given, as follows:
By Amos Brown ---- £46 4s for 7 months' service.
By John Taylor, 3d - £46 4s. for 6 months' service.
By John Alman ---- £46 4s. for 7 months' service.
By Daniel Taylor of Exeter, -- $8500, for 6 months' service.
By James Kelley of Kingston, -- 40 silver dollars and 3500 paper dollars for 6 months' service.
By Dole Pearson of Kingston, -- 40 silver dollars and 1615 paper dollars for 6 mos. service.
By Jeremiah Rollings ---- £2400 ---- for 6 months' service.
By John Jack -- June, 1780, $605. in part; July, 1780, $600. in part, for 6 mos. service.
By Jonathan Eaton, of Exeter -- 18s. 8d. on account of being a soldier for Hampton.
By John Russell, of Exeter -- £16 7s. 6d. in money & Clothing and a note of hand for £28 12s. 6d. in full for three years.
By Samuel Batchelder }
By Tristram Godfrey } -- £18 each for 6 months, in defense of Rhode Island.
By William Moulton }
By John Lane, May 4, 1779, -- $80. in part for service in Rhode Island at £30 per month:
By John Lane, -- Dec. 6, 1779, £9 in full for 2 mos. at Portsmouth.
|"Hampton, March 20th, 1781.|
Rec'd £6 11s. 4d. -- also note for £7 10s. -- "being in full Satisfaction for money the Parish of Seabrook paid Jonathan Eaton as a Continental Soilder, who is now Deemed a Soilder for the Town of Hampton by the Committee of Safety During the war.
There being some dispute to what towns certain soldiers belonged, it was decided that the following belonged to Hampton, viz.: Wm Moulton, James Allard, Jona Eaton.
Names of soldiers hired by Hampton:
Chas. Branscomb, April 13, 1781.
John Mann, 6 mos.
|Jos. French, 6 mo.
Saml George, 3 mo.
Moses Morril, 3 mo.
John Page, 3 mo.
John Russell, 1782.
Nathl. Smart, July 19, 1782
By Simon Towle -- £15 in part for wages and bounty at £30 per month.
By Thomas More -- £15 in part for wages and bounty at £30 per month.
By Isaac Godfrey -- £15 in part for wages and bounty at £30 per month.
By Levi Francis -- 70 silver dollars and note for 60 silver dollars.
By Elisha Towle -- £3, in full for service as soldier in Portsmouth.
By Simon Towle -- £3 in full for service as soldier in Portsmouth.
By Charles Branscomb -- 250 silver dollars in full for 3 yrs. service.
By Caleb Kimball -- 50 silver dollars.
|By Amos Garland }
|By Thomas Churchill }
By Zadock Sanborn }
By William Batchelder }
By Josiah Dearborn, Jun. }
By Simon Dow, Jun. }
|joint receipt of note to each for twenty-
five bushels Indian Corn per month,
"which when paid is in full for 3 months'
service in the army."
|By Isaac Godfrey}||July 16, 1781.
|"In Committee for }
settling depreciation. }
|Exeter, April 8, 1783.
The Honble Court have not allowed any depreciation to the above Soldiers, and the Town has no credit for the above Sums.
|Attest Josiah Gilman Jun. (one of the Comtee)|
1777, April, Hampton hired James Allarad for 3 years and gave him Thirty Pounds.
1778, May, John Spring for Three Years and paid him Thirty Pounds."
|(From the Original, in Town Clerk's office.)|
At the adjourned annual town meeting, March 21, 1791, "Voted: to allow Lieut. Nathaniel Leavitt thirty-one pounds in full, on account of a bounty he paid Asa Crosson as a Soldier for sd town, but afterward was taken away by claime of Richmond."
Barns and other Buildings, 146.
Service of Hampton Men in the Revolutionary War
The names following are of men enlisted at different times, under Captains Henry Elkins, Samuel Nay, Richard Weare (of H. F.), Moses Leavitt (of No. H.), Winthrop Rowe (of K.) and others, for service at Portsmouth and as coast guards, and at various points in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York:
|Josiah Barker, Jr.||Christopher Gould||Edward Brown Moulton|
|Samuel Barker, Serg't||James Johnson||Jeremiah Moulton|
|Henry Batchelder, Fifer||Nathaniel Johnson||Thomas Moulton|
|John Batchelder||Amos Knowles||Coffin Page|
|Nathan Batchelder||Jonathan Knowles||Daniel Page|
|Jonathan Blake||Levi Lamprey||Benjamin Palmer|
|Levi Blake, Corp'l||Simon Lane||Jonathan Perkins|
|Philemon Blake, Serg't||Joseph Leach||Moses Perkins|
|John Brown||Simon Leavitt, Drum'r||John Philbrick|
|Joseph Brown||Richard Mace||Joseph Philbrick|
|Simon Brown, Serg't||Caleb Marston||James Sanborn, Jr.|
|Philip Burns||David Marston||Nathaniel Sanborn|
|Joseph Dearborn, Corp'l||David Marston, Jr.||Benjamin Shaw|
|Jeremiah Dow||Ephraim Marston||Ichabod Shaw|
|Nathaniel Emery||Jeremiah Marston||Josiah Shaw|
|James Fogg||Josiah Marston||Simeon Shaw|
|Jeremiah Fogg||Levi Marston||Samuel Smith, Serg't|
|Jonathan Fogg||Matthias Marston||Levi Stickney|
|Joseph Garland||Thomas Marston||Amos Towle|
|Jonathan Godfrey, 3d||Benjamin Mason||Daniel Weare|
Of, or for Hampton:
|Isaac Adams||Josiah George||James Moulton|
|Samuel Ayres||Samuel T. Gilman||Simeon Moulton|
|Ebenezer Blaisdell||Aretas Leavitt||Jonathan Seavey|
|Roberts Bushly||Nathaniel Leavitt||Levi Seavey|
|Caesar Clough||George Long||John Smith|
|Samuel Conner||Nathaniel Marston||Jacob Taylor|
|John Coombs||Cato Moulton||Edmund Wade|
(End of Chapter 14)