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John Bennett of New Jersey, Revolutionary War

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John Bennett of New Jersey, Revolutionary War

Posted: 1548264407000
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I'm posting this here since he served from the state of New Jersey but filed for his pension in Georgia.

From FamilySearch (, Georgia Probate Records,
Pulaski County Returns 1817-1841, pp. 161-162, image 94.

State of Georgia
Pulaski County

On the thirteenth Nov 1820 personally appeared in open court being a court of
record for the district of Georgia and county aforesaid John Bennett age not
correctly ascertained but under seventy Ann Bennett his wife aged seventy years
and as for property nothing but a bed and furniture nor has any other person in
trust for me any property or securities contracts or debts due to me nor have I
any income other than what is contained in this schedule hereto annexed and by
me subscribed my occupation has been a hatter but now too infirm to follow the
same And I enlisted in the service of the United States on the first day of
March in the year 1776 for the term of on month in the State of New Jersey and
in the company commanded by Capt William Cocks in the regiment commanded by by Colo. David Freeman[?] in the line of the State of New Jersey on the continental
establishment I continued to serve in the said corps untill I was discharged
from the said service in the regiment of Colo. Freeman and in the State of New
Jersey I then enlisted for the term of six months under Capt Benjamin Fennamore
in Genl. Freeman's Brigade and in the line of the State of New Jersey on the
continental establishment and I was continued in said corps untill I was
discharged from the service of the Brigade of Gen Freeman after the Battles
fought at Prinston & Trenton and on the 25th of March 1777 I was enlisted in the
third regiment of the New Jersey Blues under Colo. Israel Thirvy [?] in Capt
John Hollandshead's company for and during the war and served in that regiment
until the 30th November 1779 and then I took the Rheumatism which incupasitated
me for marching consequently I was [the word "discharged" is lined through]
advised by a doctor to go to sea for my health On the 1st March 1780 I was
shipped on board the enterprise privateer under Capt Gardiner for a four months
cruize and then I shipped on the General Greene and remained on her untill she
was lost at Cape May And after that I was no more in the United States Services
N.B. I was in the Battle of Brandywine and in Battle of Germantown and Battle of
Monmouth. I have also recd one years pension from the United States Ending on
the 4th September 1819.

John Bennett

Sworn to in open court November 13th 1820

Allen Tooke J.I.G.
Richd H Thomas J.I.G.
John A Williams J.I.G

Robert Moreland C.C.O.

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