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Joshua Elder, Rev. War Pension
Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland Co MAINE
JOSHUA ELDER of MAINE (and Massachusetts) - REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION
Joshua ELDER -- NARA Publication #: M804 (Mass)
Listed with PENSIONS of MASSACHUSETTS , 3rd Regiment (1783)
Enlistment dates, with Col. Greaton and Hull
War Dept. Certification
Handwritten land record with address for Monmouth, MAINE - wife Joanna,
"I John Merrill of Lewiston in the County of Lincoln and State of Maine
aged sixty nine do testify and say JOSHUA ELDER now of Monmouth in
the County of Kennebec and State aforesaid was a revolutionary soldier
with me in the third Massachusetts Regiment commanded by Col. Greaton in
the years of 1782 and 1783. - If it should be necessary I can state
Signed JOHN MERRILL
STATE OF MAINE
"I Samuel Crockett of Cape Elizabeth in the County of Cumberland, State of Maine do testify and say, That I am well acquainted with JOSHUA ELDER of Monmouth, in said State, & Formerly of said Cape Elizabeth, and that I know that said ELDER on or about the first day of June 1782 enlisted in the United States Service, at said Cape Elizabeth, in a Company first commanded by
Captain Lee, and afterwards by Captain Hunt in the Regiment commanded by Colonel Greaton..."
Handwritten page posted
Requested on ILL - Ft. Vancouver Lib: 6/13/09 - Received 6/27/2009 From Providence College Library, Rhode Island.
"A history of Cape Elizabeth, Maine "
by William B. Jordan, Jr.
Bowie, MD : Heritage Books, 1987, c1965.
# Subjects Cape Elizabeth (ME) -- History.
Call #: SC 974.191 Jor
ISBN: 1556130430 (pbk.)
Description: 385 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm.
Edition: Facsim. reprint ed.
Page 32: "During the winter of 1718 a vessel carrying Scotch-Irish immigrants anchored for some weeks close under Clarks Point.
The passengers resided on Purpooduck Point until they sailed the following spring for Londonderry, N.H. Several families remained, however, becoming valuable citizens."
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