Pension Application for Bela Dyer
W.14662 (Widow: Ruth. Pension granted $27.67 per annum.)
State of Massachusetts
County of Plymouth
On this eleventh day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight personally appeared before Wilbur Wood Esquire Judge of the probate of [?] for the County of Plymouth Ruth Dyer a resident of Abington in said County aged seventy eight 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 provision made by the act of Congress passed July 7, 1838 entitled “An act granting half pay and pension s to certain widows.” That she is the widow of Bela Dyer late of said Abington who was a soldier in the Revolutionary War—and that she has reason to believe he served as a private therein as follows.—
In the month of December-1775 he enlisted in Capt. Walter Snows Company & Col. John Bailey’s Regiment for six weeks and served that time at Roxbury near Boston.
In June 1776 he enlisted into Capt. Teassol Eufants? Company and Col. Whitneys Regiments for six months and served out that time at a place called Nantasket in the vicinity of Boston.
In April 1777 he enlisted again for two months and served that time on the Castle now Fort Independence under Col. Burbank.
In July 1780 he again enlisted under Capt. Jacob Pool for four months—and performed that tour of service at Schoharie in the State of New York and that vicinity in this tour she believes he was a Sergeant. That he served at Abington and went from thence at the several times as above stated—All the above tours of service she believes he faithfully performed—and she herewith produces the best proof of the same that she is able.
She further declares that she was married to the said Bela Dyer on the twenty first day of February in the year seventeen hundred and eighty one, that he husband the aforesaid Bela Dyer died on the sixth day of August in the year eighteen hundred and thirty[?] that she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service, but the marriage took place previous to the first day of January seventeen hundred and ninety four and at the time above stated. (Signed) Ruth Dyer
Sworn to and subscribed the day and year first above written before me and I certify that through age and infirmity of body the Declarant is unable to travel to any Court of make her declaration Wilber Wood. J.Prob.
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