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Charles Vanderford (1008)

Father: Charles Vanderford (223)
Mother: Susannah Peters

b. 1757, in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts [Mass Soldiers]

m. August 9, 1781 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, Sarah English [Salem 5:45], daughter of Philip English and Eunice Ellingwood. [Bentley Diary]

Issue: [census-Ma]

Charles Vanderford (2003), b. October 5, 1783, d. before 1830 [Salem 3:81]

Sarah Vanderford (2002), b. 1798, d. May 7, 1872 [Dunham]


In 1780, Charles was 5 foot, 7 inches tall and darkly complected. [Mass Soldiers]


Charles attended school at Mr. Watsons, Mr. Norris and Mr. Fords in Salem. [NA]

February 1776:
Charles enlisted in the New Hampshire Line at Malden, Massachusets. He mustered in Winter Hill under Capt. Bell in the regiment commanded by Col. Poor. [NA]

Charles' Company went to New York, up the North River to Albany, then to Fort Edward on Lake George, then to Ticonderoga. They went down the Lake to Fort St. Johns, then to Fort Chambelle and then to Surrell Point. When Small Pox appeared in camp they went back to Fort St. Johns, then to the Isle a Noix, and to Chimney Point opposite Crown Point on Lake Champlain. When the Small Pox abated they went to Ticonderoga where they built a floating bridge to Mount Independence. Charles was then drafted onto the "Boston Gunboat" commanded by Capt. Sumner. Under the command of General Arnold they had "a severe engagement with the British flotilla." They retreated to Ticonderoga where they burned or destroyed their boats. They went to Fort Independence and from there Charles was drafted to guard cattle to Sheensborough. [NA]

Charles' family received assistance because he was a soldier in the Continental Army. [Felt,1827]

June or July 1777:
Charles was discharged from Skeensborough where he had been sick in the hospital for eight weeks. [NA]

October 10, 1777 to May 8, 1778:
Charles was a Seaman on the brigantine Tyrannicide, commanded by Captain Jonathan Haraden. [Mass Soldiers]

March 8 to 21, 1778:
Charles was reported as sick in the hospital. [Mass Soldiers]

1778 or 1779:
Charles served aboard the Brig Hazard, commanded by Capt. Sampson, for six months. [NA]

November 18, 1780:
Charles was a sailor on the brigantine Murr, John Burchmore, Master. [Mass Soldiers]

June 1785:
Charles appears in the list of "Inhabitants in the Town of Salem." [Bentley Diary]

Charles was living in Salem, Massachusetts with his wife and a son.

Charles was living in Boston with his daughter, son Charles, Charles' wife and their two small children on Lynn St. Also living there with their families were John Nobby, William Green, William Dillaway and William Portlock. [census-Ma]

June 15, 1818:
Charles applied for a Revolutionary War pension in Baltimore, Maryland where he was living and working as a shoemaker.[NA]

March 28, 1820:
Charles submitted two affidavits sworn to in Salem, Massachusetts on December 28, 1819 to support his application for a pension. Charles had traveled to Massachusetts and back on foot. [NA]

June 6, 1820:
Charles was granted his Certificate of Pension (effective from June 15, 1818) and paid the arrears of $165.29 thru March 4, 1820 and his semi-annual allowance of $48.00. [NA]

July 11, 1820:
Charles appeared in the District Court of Baltimore, Maryland to swear to his property schedule. His property consisted of only a few shoemakers tools. This was verified by Henry Vandiford. [NA]

Charles, a resident of Baltimore County, Maryland was listed on the Revolutionary War Pension Roll as Private in the New Hampshire Line. [ancestry]

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