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Re: Andrew Mcgaffey family - Vermont
Posted by: JULIA BRITTAIN (ID *****0223) Date: July 12, 2011 at 06:41:54
In Reply to: Re: Andrew Mcgaffey family - Vermont by gcf of 63

As there were several Andrew McGaffeys in the area at the time of the Revolutionary War, I am not certain that "ours" is the one for whom you are searching.
Our ancestor, Andrew McGaffey (son of Neal/Neil and Jane Lucas McGaffey), married Hannah Harriet Wallace on 3 Sep 1775 in Deerfield, NH. She applied for and received a Rev. War Widow’s Pension after personally appearing before the Court of Common Pleas on 7 Oct 1836. Proof of service was sworn and attested to by affidavit from David Philbrick and Neal McGaffey that Andrew McGaffey served from 1775; was injured in the battle of Bunker Hill; was a Lt. in the Third NH Regiment of the Infantry for the two or more required years prior to 1778-1779, and, was pensioned from July 31, 1786, while a resident of Strafford County, New Hampshire, on account of disability (the nature of which is not stated) incurred in the service. He died August 20, 1825 in Sandwich, Strafford County, New Hampshire to which place he had moved from Epsom, New Hampshire. He was buried in Whiteface Intervale Cemetery in Sandwich, NH.
Proof of their marriage by Rev. Timothy Upham was accepted, as was her status as a widow who had never remarried, and was supplied by Benjamin Stevens, Jr who was the Town Clerk of Deerfield, Rockingham Co, NH. Hannah McGaffey received her Widow’s Pension while a resident of Sandwich, NH, aged 80 years. Hannah moved to Mt Vernon, Kennebec Co, Maine in July of 1837 to live with her children.

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