Probate, said County of Strafford, EPHRAIM DRAKE,a resident of Tuftonborough
in said County of Strafford and State of New-Hampshire, aged Eighty four years,
who being first duly 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 7, 1832. That
he enlisted in the army of the United States, in the year 1775 and served as follows:
- he resided at Hampton in the county of Rockingham and state of New Hampshire, enlisted the first of June under Capt. James Norris of Effing Simon Dearborn Lieut. John Gilman Ensn, marched to Cambridge Massachusetts and served five months, then enlisted for one year under the same Captain served two months then hired John Sandeson as a substitute and returned home to Hampton in 1777 he enlisted in Woultonboro, County of Strafford, and state of New Hampshire under Capt. Taylor in the regiment commanded by Cols Thomas Strikney for two months and marched to Bennington where Genl Stark commanded the Brigade and was in Battle of Bennington and served his term of enlistment out and returned home was dismissed, had no written discharge.
He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a Pension or an Annuity except the present and he declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any agency in any state. Signed: Ephraim Drake
An Affidavit stating in their opinion that he was a soldier in the revolutionary war. Signed by Daniel Atkinson, Jude of Probate
Attested 12 September 1832 by: James Bartlett.
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I William Page of Wakebier in the County of Strafford and State of New Hampshire, aged Seventy four years, testify and say that in the month of June 1775 I enlisted in the militia service of the United States together with Ephraim Drake then of Hampton in the County of Northampton and State of New Hampshire for seven months at the time of my enlistment. I reside in Eppine County of Rockingham and state aforesaid we enlisted under Capt James Norris of Eppine June 19, 1775, we marched on to Winter Hill in the State of Massachusetts we then formed the regiment under Col Enoch Poor The said Drake belonged to this same Mass. that I did and I was acquainted with the said Drake in the service during the term of our enlistment and he actually served his time amt to my knowledge. The said Drake now lives in Turftonboro of the County of Strafford and state of New Hampshire. Signed by: William Page
Made the 14th of September 1832. signed also by Thos F Tibbets, Justice of Peace;
Again signed by James Bartlett;