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First there are transcripts from Eliphalet's Pension papers, followed by Eunice's Bounty Land Warrant. On the pension papers it appears that on some of the documents the last name was Gorden and later changed to Gordon. I am trying to make a comparison of the service of Eliphalet Gordon and the services of William Towl, and Theophilus Lovering. I think both of these claims are actually for the same individual.


Eliphalet's Claim

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N.H.		Gorden, Eliphalet				17028
	or	Gordon

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	17028
New York

Eliphalet Gorde/on

of  Willink, in the State of New York

who was a private in the regiment commanded by

Colonel Reed of the New Hampshire 

Line, for the term of  6 years ___@@@___

Inscribed on the Roll of New York

at the rate of 8 Dollars per month, to commence

the 17 of Sept 1818

Certificate of pension issued the 21 of May 1820

and  @ent Charles Townsend Esqr

Buffalo, Niagara County: N.Y.

Arrears to the 4th of  Mar: 1820                $140.76

semi-anl, all’ce ending 4 sept 1820              $48.00
                                              -----------
14 mo 14/30 4/31                                $188.76

		Revolutionary claim
		Act 18th March, 1818
	Continued

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State of New York	|
Nigara County		|			Be it remembered that on the Seventeenth     
                                                day of September  in the year                                 

One thousand eight hundred and eighteen before me the Sub@@@@@ one of the Judges of the
Court of Common Pleas in and for the said County personally came Eliphalet Gorden aged
fifty seven years and upwards a resident of Willink in the said county who being by my
first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order
to obtain the pension made by the late 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"
That the said Eliphalet Gorden on the 13th day of May 1777 enlisted in the regiment in the
state of New Hampshire in the Company commanded by Capt William Rowell of the 2 New
Hampshire Regiment of Continental Troops Commanded by Col Reed of Brig Gen Poor’s
Brigade, that he continued to serve in said company in the service on the Uniterd States
until the end of the War when he was discharged at Newburgh or New Windsor in the State of
New York from the service

That he was in the battles of Hubbardton, Bemis Heights, Kingsbridge, & Monmouth and at
the capture of Cornwallis Army That he is in reduced circumstances and standing in need of
the assistance of his country for support and that he has no other evidenve in his power of his said service

Sworn to and declared before me				Eliphalet Gorden
The day and year aforesaid  
                         Chas Townsend Judge Court Com Pleas





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State of New York	|
Niagara County	        |				On the 23rd day of
							August 1820 personally
Appeared in open Court being a Court of record to wit in the Court of @aw@@@@@@ Pleas in
and for the said county Eliphalet Gorden Aged upward of fifty seven years resident in said
county who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath declare that he
served in the Revolutionary War as follows that in the month of May 1777 he enlisted in
Capt W Rowell’s Company of Col Hale’s Regiment of New Hampshire Troops and continued to
serve in said Company until the end of the war when he was discharged at Newburgh. That in
order to obtain his pension for said service he did apply for the @@@@ on the 17 Sept 1818
and subsequently received a certificate that he was placed on the Pension List Roll of the
New York Agency- the number of which certificate is  170-28

					And I do solemnly declare that I was a resident
citizen of the United States on the 18 day of March 1818 and that I have not since that
time by gift sale or any other (means) disposed of my property or any part thereof with
intent through so to diminish it as to bring myself within the Pro@@@@@ of are Act of
Congress of the 18th of March 1818 and that I have not nor was any person in trust for me
any property or sureties contract or @@@ @@@@ @@@ @@@ nor have I any income other than
what is contained in the schedule hereto attached @@ by @@@ sub@@@@ and that the articles
comprising the @@@@ are not worth more than the sums assigned to said articles 
respectively
 
		1 pot and kettle                        $1.50
		6 tea cups and saucers                  $ .38
		1 table                                 $1.00
		A judgement against                  ----------
		E Parin	 an insolvent                   $2.88
		Debtor                                 $10.00

I am indebted   to James Sloan                          $55.00
	        to Jonathon Wright                      $20.00
		to Sam Blake                            $ 2.00 
		to Dr @@@@@@                            $ 5.00	
						      ----------
							$82.00
that I am by occupation a laborer but having had my arm and thumb broken while in service
in the Revolutionary War which still remains weak I am unable to labor  but----
                           My family resides with me consisting of Mary my wife aged
thirty eight and Sally Maria her daughter aged one year
							Eliphalet Gorden
Sworn to and declared
this 23rd day of August
1820 before me------
	JE Marshall clerk	of Niagara Com Pleas

Eunice's Claim

This is the transcript of the pension papers Eunice filed using her father's Revolutionary
War service. The claimed service matches my Eliphalet's service, making me think they are
one, and the same individual. There are a couple of words and a sentence that I could not
decipher, but they are not in areas that change the comparison of services.


Theophilus Lovering was a soldier in the Revolution at 15. NEGHR 10:141. Enlisted at
Raymond, NH on May 8, 1777, at the age of 18.  He was also report as a deserter in Albany
NY after Col Hale was captured.

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Gordon, Eliphalet        BLWt 10321-100

Soldier dead in 1822
This claim allowed on service of Eliphalet Gorden who was alive in 1836.

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Claim of Eunice Welch for bounty land.

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State of New Hampshire, Rockingham.
Probate Court at Exeter in said county October 10th AD 1822.

To all whom it may concern this may certify that from evidence produced to this court, it
appears that Eunice Welch is the reported daughter of Eliphalet Gordon, deceased, and is
the only heir to the estate of the said Eliphalet Gordon, deceased.
In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and cause the Seal of the Court of Probate for
said county of Rockingham to be affixed.


Signed by John Parker Reg.  Daniel Gookin Judge of Probate.

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I William Towl of lawful age testify and say that I entered into the company of Capt.
William Rowell in the year 1777 and served as a soldier in the second New Hampshire
Regiment commanded by Col. George Reed to the close of the Revolutionary War, and that I
was well acquainted with Eliphalet Gordon a soldier in the same company and regiment and
that he enlisted to serve until the close of the war and that he did actually serve in the
company commanded by Capt. William Rowell in said regiment till the close of the war. And
I further testify that the said Eliphalet Gordon formerly lived in Raymond, New Hampshire
and that I suppose him to have been dead for several years past. And I further testify
that Eunice Welch is a daughter of the said Eliphalet Gordon the only lawful heir now
living to the said Gordon to my knowledge

Raymond October 3 1822  signed William Towl

Rockingham October 3 1822. Personally appeared William Towl the above named and made oath
that the above affidavit by him in @@@@@ is true before me Sherburn Blake
Justice of the Peace.

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I Theophilus Lovering of lawful age testify and say that I enlisted into the company of
Capt. William Rowell in the year 1777 and served as a soldier in the second New Hampshire
Regiment commanded by Col. George Reed to the close of the War of the Revolution, and that
I was well acquainted with Eliphalet Gordon a soldier in the same company and regiment
and that he enlisted to serve until the close of the war and that he did actually serve as
a soldier in the company commanded by Capt Rowell in the said regiment till the close of
the war. And I further testify that the said Eliphalet Gordon formerly lived in Raymond,
New Hampshire and that I suppose him to have been dead for several years past. And I
further testify that Eunice Welch is a daughter of the said Eliphalet Gordon and that I
suppose her to be his only lawful heir now living.


September 26  1822  signed Thos Lovering

Rockingham September 26 1822 then personally appeared Theophilus Lovering the above named
and made solemn oath that the above affidavit by him @@@@ is just and true before me
Sherburn Blake Justice of the Peace

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Hon. Josiah (Jonas) Butler (Butter) member of Congress Lin(?) please to call at the office
of the United States @@@@@@@@@@@ for @@@@@@@@ in my name for my use a certain Land
Warrant due to my father Eliphalet Gordon for his service as a soldier during the
Revolutionary War. If you will oblige your humble servent. Signed Eunice Welch (her mark),
Sherburn Blake, Thomas H Mercier.


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1054
The heir at law of Eliphalet Gordon private NH Line.
Warrant Issued Dec 12 1822