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The following is from the pension  file of Samuel Rhoades, (pension no. W. 4319). 

Revolutionary War pension claim, W. 4319, it appears that Samuel Rhoades, Rhoads, Roads, Rhodes, the son of Samuel and Abigail Rhoades of Dedham, Massachusetts, enlisted in the War of the Revolution at Roxbury and also Shutesbury, Massachusetts, and was allowed pension for two years service as a private in the Massachusettes Troops, on his application executed March 27, 1818, at which time, he was a resident of Sandy Hill, Kingston Township, Washington County, New York, aged sixty-six years, and he died there Feburary 9, 1832.

  Soldier married November 21, 1774, Mary, daughter of Obadiah Morse of Dedham, Massachusettes, she died November 22, 1837 in Guilford Township, Medina County, Ohio, aged about eighty-two years.

  Heirs in 1838 were Jesse (relationship not stated), son Elias and daughter, Irena born February 12, 1780 and was the wife of Solomon Rhoades.

Samuel Rhoades, A Soldier of the Revolutionary War

Dates of Enlistment or Appointment

Length of Service

Rank

Officers Under Whom Service Was Rendered: Captain

Officers Under Whom Service Was Rendered:

Colonel

State

May 1775

8 mos.

Pvt.

Seth Ballard

Joseph Read

Mass.

Jan. 1776

12 mos.

Pvt.

Samuel Parsons

Joseph Read

Mass.

Sept. 1777

4 mos.

Pvt.

Harvey

Woodbridge

Mass.

May 1778

2 mos.

Pvt.

Daniel Shays

Rufus Putnam

Mass.

 

 

 

Page

Tupper

Mass.

Aug. 1778

7 mos.

Teamster

Thomas Scott

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Mass.

 

  Battles engaged in: Frogs Point & Burgoyne's surrender.

Residence of soldier at enlistment: Probably, Dedham, Mass.

Date of application for pension: March 27, 1818

Residence at of application: Sandy Hill, NY

Age at date of application: Sixty-six years.

Remarks: He was probably born in the town of Dedham, Mass., and during the wr resided there and in Shutesbury, Mass., afterwards in Pelham, Mass. And Fort Anne, Sandy Hill, and Kingsbury, NY.  Married Mary Morse at Walpole, Mass., Nov. 24, 1774 and died Feb. 9, 1832.