ss: Special County Court, or Court of Common Pleas, holden by order of Chief Judge of said Court on the first Tuesday of August, 1820
On this 1st day of August, 1820, personally appeared in open Court, the same Court being a Court of record for said County, having the power of fine and imprisonment,
ABIEL DRAKE, AGED 66 YEARS, resident in East Windsor, in the County of Hartford
Who being duly sworn according to law doth, on his oath, declare that he served in the Revolutionary War, as follows;
I entered the service of my Country in 1775 & in 1776. I enlisted into the continental establishment in Capt. Eleazar Hubbard's company in Col. Jedidiah Huntington's Regt. for one year and served out my time & something more to is in the battle of Flat Bush on Long Island. My original declaration March 31, 1818 my pension certificate is No. 1786.
And I do solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March, 1818, and that I have not since that time, by gift, sale, or in any manner 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 service of the United States, in the Revolutionary War," passed on the 18th day of March, 1818; 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."
The Following is a true inventory of my estate:
One cow. . . . . .$10.
3 pigs . . . . . . 6.
sundry chairs &
table old household
furniture. . . . . 18.
I am by occupation a day laborer but and unable to earn my board. I have a wife aged 66 & I am lame being unable to walk or labor without my countrys aid must be supported by the town East Windsor
August 1, 1820 Signed Abiel Drake
Thomas Chester, the Clerk of County Court verifies the above 21st of August 1820.
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Several Affidavits for his pension are given; not listed here. He is not nor is the other Abial, from Sharon, Massachusetts. I listed the listed here that was sent to:
Dec. 2, 1925 (Rev. & 1812 Wars Section)
Charles R. Hale
33 Capitol Ave.
I have to advise you, that from the papers in the Revolutionary War Pension claim S.28674, it appears that Abiel Drake served as a private in the Connecticut troops as follows:
From May 1775, for seven months in Captain Enos' Company, Colonel Samuel Tyllys Regiment and from February 1776 for one year in Captain Eleazer Hubbard's Company, Colonel Jedediah Huntington's Regiment.
He was allowed pension on his application executed March 31, 1818, while living in East Windsor, Conn.
He died April 19, 1821, aged about sixty-seven years. The date and place of his birth and place of his death are not on record.
Respectfully, Winfield Scott Commissioner