PUB #: M804
PUB TITLE: Revolutionary War Pension & Bounty Land Warrant Application Files
PENSION #: S.14,176

The following Pension files for DAVID PIKE have been transcribed by me, to the best of my ability, however some of the records and handwriting are difficult to read. If you can shed light on any of the missing words or phrases I have missed, please contact me with the information and I will correct it.

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Massachusetts Service
David Pike
Pension # S5153
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DAVID PIKE of Worcester in the state of Mass. Who was a Private in the company commanded by Captain ______ of the Reg't commanded by Col. Putnam in the Mass line for 2 years.

Inscribed on the Roll of Mass. At the rate of 80 Dollars - Cents per annum to commence on the 4th day of March, 1831

Certificate of Pension issued the 12th day of Dec. 1832 and _____ George Folsom of Worcester, Mass

Arrears to 4th of Sept. 1832 $120---
Semi=ant. Allowance ending 4 Mar 1833 $40-
Total: $160-

Revolutionary Claim Act June 7, 1832

Recorded by J.H. McBlair, Clerk
Book D, Vol 257 Page 75

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David Pike, Application

Private, 2 years-----$80

George Folsom, Esquire, Worcester, Mass.

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DECLARATION, in order to secure the benefit of the Act of Congress, passed June 7, 1832
County of Worcester, SS

On this 14th day of August in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty two personally appeared in open Court, before Nathaniel Paine Judge of the County Probate now sitting David Pike a resident of Phillipston in the County of Worcester and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, aged seventy three 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 7th, 1832.
THAT he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated.
I was born in Hopkinton Massachusetts in 1759 and removed when young to what is now Phillipston, where I enlisted for the term of three years on the Continental establishment in 1777. I think I enlisted at Phillipston in the company of Captain Benjamin Gates in Colonel Rufus Putnams Regiment. I Served out my term of enlistment & was regularly discharged tho I have not the name in my possession. A pension was granted me under the law of 1818 the certificate whereof was dated December 19th, 1815 and after reviewing the same a short time I was informed that my name was stricken from the Roll of the Pensioners. And I refer to the evidence there is in the war department of my having done services as aforesaid.

He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present, and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state.
Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.

(Signed) David Pike

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I Theophilus Wheeler Register of the Court of Probate do hereby certify, that the foregoing contains the original proceedings of the said Court in the matter of the application of David Pike for a pension.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and the seal of said Court this 14th day of August in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty two.

(Signed) Theophilus Wheeler, Register of Probate for the County of Worcester in Mass.

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DAVID PIKE Private, Putnam's Mass Reg 1777 to 1780
(Signed) Lee Roth


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David Pike, Private - Mass. Line in the army if the United States during the Revolutionary War

Inscribed on the Roll of Massachusetts at the rate of eight Dollars per month, to commence the 24th of April 1818.

Certificate of Pension issued the 19th of Dec, 1815 and sent to Jon Leavitt, Esq. - Judge Greenfield, Mass

Arrears to 4th of Sept 1818 4th N 11/30 ---$34.93
Semi-annual allowance ending 4th March 1819 ---$42.00
Total: $82.93

Three years
Phillipstown, County of Worcester

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File No. 5153
David Pike
Private Rev War

Act June 7th, 1832
Index:--Vol M, Page 296

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David Pike

Payable semi-annually the first payment on this certificate will be made on the 4th of March next, at the United States Branch Bank--Boston.


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Revolutionary Claim

I CERTIFY that, in conformity with the Law of the United States, of the 18th of March, 1818, David Pike late a Private in the Army of the Revolution, is inscribed on the Pension List, Roll of the Massachusetts Agency, at the rate of Eight dollars per month, to commence on the 24th day of April one thousand eight hundred and eighteen.

GIVEN at the War Office of the United States, this 19th day of December one thousand eight hundred and eighteen.

(Signed) J.C. Calhoun
Secretary of War

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I David Pike a citizen of the United States, now resident at Phillipston in the County of Worcester in the State aforesaid do on oath testify & declare that in the War of the Revolution, in the month of April or May, I enlisted for the term of three years in 1777.
I entered and was engaged in the Land Service of the United States, on the Continental Establishment and served accordingly from that time to, April AD 1780, at which time I took my discharge and returned home, but thinking my dishcharge of no value, have destroyed it, but served my time out.

Against the Common Enemy without any interruption or Absence, that I left the service in April AD 1780, after serving my full term of time, as a private soldier; that I belonged to Capt. Benjamin Gates Company and Col. Rufus Putnam Reg't.

And that by reason of my reduced circumstances in life and poverty, I stand in need of assistance from my Country, for support being now of the age of fifty eight years, and that I have a Wife and eight children, five of which rely on me for support; And I hereby relinquish all claims to every ________________ allowed me by the Laws of the United States, if any may be or hath been so allowed.

(Signed) David Pike

State of Massachusetts
Worcester, SS April 12th, 1818
The above named David Pike made oath that the foregoing declaration by him _________ true. Before me,

(Signed) John Leavitt, Judge of the Circuit Court of Common Pleas

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We the subscribers, living soldiers in the Revolutionary War, and was out at the time ___ within named David Pike, was in the service, and know of his serving in Capt. Benj. Gates Company, & Col. Rufus Putnam's Regiment; and have no doubt that he served the full term of three years according to his enlistment.

(Signed) Earl Cutting
(Signed) Zachary Bish
(Signed) Noah Bates

Worcester, SS, April 24, 1818
Personally appeared the above named Earl Cutting, Zachary Bish and Noah Bates and made solemn oath to the truth of the above certificate.

Before me, James Humphreys, Justice of the Peace

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