Charles Vanderford (1008)
Father: Charles Vanderford (223)
Mother: Susannah Peters
b. 1757, in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
m. August 9, 1781 in Salem, Essex County,
Massachusetts, Sarah English [Salem
5:45], daughter of Philip English and Eunice Ellingwood.
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.
Charles attended school at Mr. Watsons, Mr. Norris and Mr. Fords
in Salem. [NA]
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
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.
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.
November 18, 1780:
Charles was a sailor on the
brigantine Murr, John Burchmore, Master.
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
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.
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.
Charles, a resident of Baltimore County, Maryland
was listed on the Revolutionary War Pension Roll as Private in the New
Hampshire Line. [ancestry]