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Amos Crane
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Birth: Nov. 23, 1764
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: May 7, 1841
Windsor County
Vermont, USA

Revolutionary War Pension Record of AMOS CRANE
Received from National Archives, Washington, D. C. 1986.
Pension Application #S12716

Amos Crane served as a Private under the command of Col. Samuel Fletcher's Battalion; Capt. James Blakeslee's Co., C., of the Vermont Militia.

State of Vermont
Windsor County

On this second day of October, A. D., 1833, personally appeared in open court before the Judge of the Probate Court of Hartford District now setting, Amos Crain, a resident of the County of Windsor and State of Vermont, aged sixty nine years, who being first duly sworn according to law, do thus make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress, passed June 7, 1832.
That he enlisted in the month of March in the year of our Lord one thousand and seven hundred and eighty one and mustered into Captain James Blakley's Company under the command of Col. Samuel Fletcher of the Vermont State Troops and that he faithfully served out the full term of his enlistment and was regularly discharged or dismissed. That he has no written discharge and this service aforesaid was performed at a fort in Castleton, in the County of Rutland in said state of Vermont. He was born in Brookfield in the state of Massachusetts the twenty third day of November, 1764, and he has not any record of his age, nor does he know that there is any.
He was living at Battleboro, in the county of Windham, in the state of Vermont, when he was called into the service as aforesaid, about the time of the close of the Revolutionary War. His father removed to Bethel in the county of Windsor aforesaid, and he removed with his father at the same time and has lived there at Bethel ever since that time. He volunteered unto the service, General Roger Enos commanded the Troops. While he was in service aforesaid, Samuel Fletcher was his Colonel and Isaac Heath, Major, and the service was for the purpose of guarding the frontiers.
He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the Pension Roll of the Agency of any State.

Sworn to and duly signed
the day and year aforesaid
Amos Crain (his signature)
Edwin Hutchinson, Register

NOTE: Revolutionary Records of Amos Crane: (In some places his name was spelled "Crain", and other pages of this record the name was spelled "Crane".

There was another record found that states:
"U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 about Amos Crane
Name: Amos Crane
Rank - Induction: Corpl
Roll Box: 90
Roll State: VT"

Guilford, VT., Windham Co., 17 Sept. 1833....
"I, Wm. Marsh of Guilford, Windham Co., VT., of lawful age, deposeth in faith, that I was personally acquainted with Amos Crain now of Bethel, Windsor County and State of Vermont, in the year 1781. I do know that said Amos Crain was a soldier in the Revolutionary service with me, and served in Capt. James Blaksley's company under the command of Col. Saml Fletcher in the nine months service of the Vermont State Troops; further, your deposent saith not. Wm. Marsh.

SOURCE: Pay Roll records of Revolutionary Soldiers in the State of Vermont;

Page 388.
Capt. James Blakeslee's Pay Roll for service of the State of Vermont from the beginning of campaign 1781 to June 30, 1781.
Sum- 2.12.0

Page 561.
Pay roll of Capt. James Blakeslee's Company in Col. Fletcher's Battalion and Gen. Enos's Brigade in the service of the State of Vermont, 1781.

Commencing July 1
Ending Nov. 25
Mustered for 148 days
Total- 9.17.4
Discharged Nov. 25, 1781
This report was filed in Arlington, Vermont.

Amos later received a pension in 1833 for his Rev. War service in the amount of $30.00 per annum, to start in arrears from the 4th day of March, 1831.

BURIAL: He is buried in the Gilead Cemetery, North East, and has a Revolutionary War marker at his grave. Next to him is his wife, Welthy. He was 75 yrs. old when he died, and she was 81.

Family links: 
  Benjamin Crane (1740 - 1803)
  Welthy Crane (1761 - 1842)*
  Amos W. Crane (1813 - 1847)*
*Calculated relationship
Amos Crane
May 7, 1841
aged 75
Gilead Cemetery
Windsor County
Vermont, USA
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Record added: May 17, 2011
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What an honor to be related. I proudly respect your brave and heroic service. Slumber in heavenly rest, knowing you have given your very best.
- M. Richards
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- Nancy~
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