MICHAEL DRAKE/ HIS WIDOW, SARAH DRAKE

MASSACHUSETTS LINE

Sarah Drake, widow of Michael Drake, dec'd from Mass. who died in 1816, of Essex County, State of Massachusetts, who was a corpl in the company commanded by Captain Newhall of the Regt commanded by Col. _________ in the Massachusetts line for 21 months.

Inscribed on the Roll of Mass. at the rate of $13.33 per annum to commence on the 4th day of March 1834.

Certificate of Pension issued the 18th day of Aprl 1837 and sent to H. Baldwin, Esq, Boston, Mass.

Arrears to the 4th of March 1837 . . . .$439.98

Semi-annual allowance ending 4 Sep 37 . 36.66

Total sent: $476.64

Recorded by D D Addison Book A Vol I, Page 48

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Essex County ss:

On the Fifteenth day of November in the year of our Lord, Eighteen hundred and thirty six, personally appeared before the Hon. David Cummins, & one of the Justices of the Court of Common Pleas for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Sarah Drake, a resident of Marblehead in Said county of Essex and Commonwealth aforesaid, aged Ninety one years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provisions made by the Act of Congress passed the 4th July 1836. That she is the widow of Michael Drake formerly of Lynn but later of Marblehead, dec'd that her late husband, the said Michael served as a soldier in the War of the Revolution and was in the Battle of Bunkerhill. That according to the best of her recollection he was a Sergeant or Corporal in Capt Truitt's Company of Artillery commanded by Col Grindley in Said engagement. After which he enlisted and served as Corporal in Capt Ezra Newhart's compy Lt. Stocker both of Lynn. Col Hutchinsons regt one year.