District of New Jersey
On this seventh day of July, 1820, personally appeared in open Court, before the Judge of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas, holden at Morris-Town, in and for the County of Morris, in the term of July, in the year aforesaid. [The said court being a court of record possessing a seal, proceeding according to the course of the common law, having a jurisdiction unlimited in point of amount, keeping records of the proceedings and the Judgments being removeable [sic] by writ of error only.
Daniel Guard aged sixty five years, resident in the township of Roxbury in said county, who being duly sworn according to law doth on his oath declare, that he served in the third Jersey Regiment commanded by Col. Elias Dayton in Capt. Jeremiah Ballard’s company and was discharged at west point [sic], that he applied for his pension on 6 April 1818, That his pension certificate is deposited in the Funton [Fulton?] Bank for safe Keeping (about fifty miles off) by reason of which he cannot state the number of it.
And I do solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States, on the 18th day of March, 1818; and that I have not, since that time by gift, sale, or in any manner, disposed of my property, or any part thereof, with intent so to diminish it as to bring myself within the provisions of an 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,: passed on the 18th day of March, 1118; and that I have not, nor has any 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 the schedule hereto annexed, and by me subscribed. That I am by occupation a Forge man, but from the loss of my right arm, which is amputated near the shoulder, can do nothing towards my support; that I have a wife aged sixty years, who enjoys tolerable health; that I have one son, aged nineteen years, able to earn his living, and one son aged ten years, not a very healthy child, which composes all my family—
Sworn to and declared on the his
10th July 1820. before David X Gard
Gab. H. Ford mark
Ancestry.com. U.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Accessed 10 Nov 2014.
Original data: Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files (NARA microfilm publication M804, 2,670 rolls). Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group 15. National Archives, Washington, D.C.