Name: EBENEZER PALMER CAREY
Revolutionary War Pension No. 515197
Birth: 9 MAR 1764 in Kent Twp, Litchfield, Connecticut 1
Death: NOV 1845 in Hancock, Kentucky 2
Reference Number: KJH7-9Y2
See Volume 4, Mercer County, Kentucky Abstracts of Pensions, Soldiers o f the Revolutionary, 1812, and Indian Wars, Who Settled in Kentucky. P age 32, Section 53.
On this 4th day of March 1833 personally appeared in open court before t he Justice of the County court of Mercer county now sitting Ebenezer P . Carey a resident citizen of ___ state and county aged 72 years who b eing first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the follow ing declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the Act of Congress p assed the 7th day of June 1832 That he entered the service of the Unite d States under the following named officers and served as herein stated V iz I Ebenezer P. Carey do hereby solemnly declare on oath in answer to t he several interrogations put to me in obedience to the directions of t he war department - That I WAS BORN IN THE COUNTY OF LITCHFIELD IN THE S TATE OF CONNECTICUT ON THE 9TH DAY OF MARCH 1761 (as my mother informed m e). MY FATHER DIED WHEN I WAS NINE YEARS OLD ANY MY MOTHER BEING UNABL E TO KEEP HER CHILDREN, I WENT AT THE AGE OF 13 INTO THE STATE OF VERMO NT AND LIVED WITH MY GRANDFATHER'S BROTHER NEAR BENNINGTON, and soon af ter I was sixteen years of age in April 1777 I volunteered as a private s oldier in Capt. Peter Smith's company of militia then ordered into serv ice for six months and was stationed near Bennington as a guard and in A ugust we joined Col Stark's regiment of militia and we had a severe ski rmish with a party of Burgoyne's Army who had been sent out to forage a nd the next day or two another party of Burgoyne's troops were sent to r einforce the first party (Page 2)and Colonel Warner's Regiment came up a nd joined Col. Starks militia. I was attactched (sic) to Col Hendricks R egiment, and we were divided into three divisions and we attacked the B rittish (sic) at three points & we had a severe battle with them and so me Indians who had united with the Brittish (sic) and we captured a lar ge number of prisoners. This battle was near Bennington and we gained a v ictory, and soon after this battle I went to Stillwater, where I was st ationed when Burgoyne's Army was taken and I was prevented from partici pating in that event by sickness having been taken with ague & fever. I s erved my time out and was honorably discharged, my ague and fever laste d all winter and in the spring 1778 I returned to Vermont, & LIVED WITH A N UNCLE until sometime in June 1778. I enlisted with Capt James Porter a s a minute militia man for and during the war and I marched with my Com pany to Fort Ann near Lake Champlain and was placed under the Command o f Colonel Enos, and this year I served four months with Capt Porter, we w ere generally called out for two and three months at a time and the nex t year 1779 I served three months under Capt Nathaniel Hamilton and was e mployed as a guard at Fort Ann and on scouting parties near the lake,an d we had occasional skirmishes with the Indians & Tories (Page 3) and t he next year 1780, I served three tours of two months each one of which w as under Capt Ephraim Coy and two times with Capt Joseph Bostavich all o f which tours under Col Enos making in all nineteen months of actual se rvice, I farther (sic) state that I have no documentary evidence of my s ervice or of my age, having long since lost my discharges, I was always a v olunteer in the militia service as I have stated and was principally em ployed while in the minute service as a guard at Fort Ann and on the Bo rder of Lake Champlain, and my company had frequent skirmishes with the I ndians and Brittish (sic). After the revolutionary war ended I returne d to Connecticut state and lived there two years and then I went on boa rd a vessel and sailed round to Savannah. Then to Augusta and married i n a place called Bedford, I then moved up into South Carolina and in th e year 1794 I removed to the state of Kentucky Mercer County where I ha ve lived until the present day with only temporary absense (sic). I fa rther (sic) state that I know of no person now alive by whom I can prov e my service and I have no documentary evidence of my age or service ha ving lost my discharge. I farther (sic) state that I am well acquainte d with John Bridges, Charles Hart, ___ [General] James Ray & Thomas All en who have long known me. I farther (sic) state that I hereby relinqu ish all claim which I have to any other claim to a pension or anuity (s ic) from the United States any date except the present. Witness my han d 4th day of March 1833,
EBENEZER P. (His Mark) CAREY
We Jesse Head a clergyman residing in the County of Mercer and state of K entucky& Charles Hart and Thos Allen residing in the same county do her eby certify that we are well acquainted with Ebenezer P. Carey who has s ubscribed and sworn to the above declaration that ___ believe him to be o f the age he has stated and he is reported and believed ___in which he r esides to have been a soldier of the revolution and we___. We further c ertify that he is a man of truth and an honored citizen. Witness our h and this 4th day of March 1833.
Will of Ebenezer P. Carey, dated 5 Sep 1845:
see Will Book 2, pages 212, 213, Hancock County, KY
I Ebenezer P. Carey of Hancock County and State of Kentucky being i n common health and of sound and disposing mind and memory do constitut e and declare this to be my last will and testament.
First it is my wish that all my just debts and funeral expenses be p aid out of my Estate.
Secondly it is my wish and desire that my beloved wife Lucinda Car ey shall have all my property of whatsoever kind it might be.
Thirdly I hereby appoint my beloved wife the Executrix of this my l ast will and testament and request that the county court will not requi re any security from her when she applies to be qualified as such.
In testimony whereof I this day sign my name September the 5th 1845.
signed sealed & published in presence of W.P.D. Bush, D.L. Adair
Ebenezer P. [his X mark] Carey
Kentucky Hancock County Court
November term 1845
At a county court began and held in and for Hancock County at the court house in Hawesville on Tuesday the 25th day of November 1845 the within I nstrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Eb inezer P. Carey dec'd was produced in court and proven agreeably to law b y the oaths of William P.D. Bush and Davis L. Adair the subscribing wit nesses thereto and thereupon It is Established and ordered to be record ed as such.
Whereupon I have duly admitted the same to record in my office.
attest James E. Stone
Father: MOSES CARY b: 15 DEC 1740 in Windham, Windham, Connecticut
Mother: LUCY PALMER b: 24 APR 1742 in Windham, Windham, Connecticut
MARGARET BLACK b: BET 1765 AND 1770 in South Carolina
in Bedford, Richmond, Georgia 3
- John E. Carey b: 14 OCT 1789 in Richmond, Georgia
- Daniel Carey b: ABT 1791 in Bedford, Richmond, Georgia
- EBENEZER PALMER CAREY b: ABT 1795 in Bedford, Richmond, Georgia
- Lucy Carey b: ABT 1796 in Mercer, Kentucky
- Moses Carey b: BET 1796 AND 1799 in Mercer, Kentucky
- Margaret Carey b: ABT 1801 in Mercer, Kentucky
- Mary Ann Carey b: 1804 in Mercer, Kentucky
- Jane Carey b: 13 OCT 1803 in Mercer, Kentucky
- George Washington Carey b: 13 OCT 1808 in Kentucky
Lucy Johnson b: BEF 1813 in United States
22 JUL 1834
in Mercer, Kentucky 4 5
- Title: 1) 1840 Census: Mercer Co., Ky: p.165: age 83 2) ARW pension applic ation S
Text: 1) 1840 Census: Mercer Co., Ky: p.165: age 83 2) ARW pension applicati on S 15, 192: age 72 in 1833 3) Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town V ital Records, Kent, vol. 1, p.222
- Title: DAR papers of Mary Virginia Carey Cottingham, Nat'l No. 693285
Text: DAR papers of Mary Virginia Carey Cottingham, Nat'l No. 693285
- Title: Application for Revolutionary War Pension S 15, 197
Text: Application for Revolutionary War Pension S 15, 197
- Title: "Mercer Co, Ky Records, vol.2" by Cook
- Title: ...Mercer Co. Ky Marriage Records
Page: Bk.2, pg.4