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   List of Invalids resident in the State of Rhode Island, disabled in the service of the
            United States during the late war, as of the 7th day of June, 1785

   Commissioned Officers from the State of Rhode Island who have been slain or died
            in the service of the United States up to March, 1786


Records of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in New England
 
Records of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, pages 162 to 167 

List of Invalids resident in the State of Rhode Island, who have been disabled in the service of the United States during the late war, and are in consequence thereof entitled to receive a monthly pension during life, as affixed to their names respectively, as a compensation proportionate to their respective disabilities and suffering while in the service of the United States, agreeably to an ordinance of Congress passed in favor of invalids, on the 7th day of June, 1785, viz:

 
Rank, Name, Age Date Inspected, Pay/Month Regiment, Corps, or Ship in which they served Disability and the reasons that occasioned it.
Marine Benjamin Tompkins, 27 Dec. 15, 1785 
$5.00
Sloop Providence, commanded by Captain Hacker. Loss of the left arm above the elbow in an action with a British brig, on the 6th of May, 1779, per certificate from Capt. Hacker.
Private Edward Bennett, 35 Dec. 29, 1785 
$5.00
Rhode Island regiment, commanded by Col. Daniel Hitchcock. Loss of the left arm above the elbow, in an action with the enemy at Harlem Heights, on Fort Island, Sept, 16, 1776.
Private Comfort Eddy, 41  Dec. 15, 1785 
$5.00
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Jeremiah Olney Loss of the use of the right arm, foot and leg, by reason of a contraction of the cords of the right knee, when sick in hospital, also a lame back, by reason of an injury received in removing cannon, &c. at the Head of Elk, in Sept., 1781. 
Corporal Joseph A. Richards, 37 Dec. 29, 1785 
$3.50
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Jeremiah Olney  Loss of part of the toes on the left foot, by reason of severe frost when on the Oswego expedition, commanded by Col. Willet, in Feb., 1783; also a wound in the knee in the battle of Springfield, June 23, 1780.
Seargent Benvil Laroach, 39 Dec. 29, 1785 
$4.00
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Jeremiah Olney Loss of the use of the left arm, by reason of fall from sleigh when on public service, after clothing for the troops, from Saratoga to New Winsor, in January, 1783.
Private Francis Robertson, 36 Dec. 29, 1785 
$4.00
Corps of Invalids Loss of the use of one arm by reason of a fall, (which broke the arm and renders it almost useless,) when in the regiment commanded by the late Col. Christopher Greene, in Nov., 1779
Private Brittain Saltonstall, 21 Dec. 29, 1785 
$3.50
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Jeremiah Olney  Loss of all the toes on the right foot and one joint from each of the toes on the left foot, by reason of severe frost when on the Oswego expedition, commanded by Col. Willet, in Feb., 1783.
Private Jack Champlin, 25 Dec. 29, 1785 
$3.50
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Jeremiah Olney The same disability as last mentioned, and on the same expedition.
Private John Elliott, 39 Dec. 19, 1785 
$2.50
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Israel Angell. Broken hip, occasioned by a fall when on fatigue for the use of the hospital at Princeton, New Jersey, in December, 1777, as per certificate and discharge, from Col. I. Angell, April 3, 1778, which renders him incapable of acquiring a livelihood. 
Private Comfort Bishop, 29 Dec. 19, 1785 
$3.33 1/3
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Jeremiah Olney. Loss of the use of the left wrist and hand, occasioned by a sore gathering on the wrist when under inoculation for the small pox at the hospital at Philadelphia, in May, 1782, which has stiffened the fingers and wrist joint.
Private George Townsend, 24 Dec. 26, 1785 
$3.75
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Jeremiah Olney. Loss of all the toes from the right foot, and the left foot and toes very much injured, by reason of severe frost when on Oswego expedition, commanded by Col. Willet, in February, 1783.
Private Anthony Foster, 66 Dec. 26, 1785 
$4.00
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Jeremiah Olney. Wounded in the hip, by reason of the bursting of a shell, in the action of Red Bank, New Jersey, October 22, 1777; also, a wound received in the ankle in the action at Springfield, New Jersey, June 23, 1780; likewise a broken shoulder, when on fatigue on the march to Virginia, in September, 1781. 
Private Levi Ceasar, 24 Dec. 26, 1785 
$3.00
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Jeremiah Olney. Loss of all the toes from the left foot, and the toes on the right very much injured, by reason of severe frost when on Oswego expedition, commanded by Col. Willet, in February, 1783
Private Jabez Pratt, 64 Dec. 26, 1785 
$3.50
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Jeremiah Olney. Old age, rheumatic complaints and bodily infirmities; also seven wounds received in the battle of Monmouth, June 28, 1778.
Private William Emerson, 28 Feb. 2, 1785 
$4.00
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Jeremiah Olney. Loss of all the toes on the left foot, and a bad sore on the ball of said foot; likewise the toes of the right foot much injured, by reason of severe frost, on the Oswego expedition, commanded by Col. Willet, in February, 1783.
Private Prince Greene, 39 Feb. 3, 1785 
$4.00
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Jeremiah Olney. Loss of all the toes and the feet very tender, by reason of severe frost, when on the Oswego expedition, commanded by Col. Willet, in February, 1783.
Private Simeon White, 57 Feb. 10, 1785 
$4.00
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Jeremiah Olney. A broken knee, which renders the leg almost useless, occasioned by a fall upon the ice when drawing provision for the regiment at West Point, in December, 1782.
Private Bristol Rhodes, 31 Feb. 10, 1785 
$5.00
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Jeremiah Olney. Loss of the left leg and left hand by a cannon shot in the memorable seige of Yorktown, in Virginia, in October, 1781.
Private John Anthony, 23 Feb. 29, 1785 
$4.00
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Jeremiah Olney. A bad fever sore in his neck, which renders his neck stiff, and his back and shoulders much deformed; this sore was contracted when in service, in February, 1781, when sick in hospital.
Private Matthew Henley, 36 Jan. 5, 1786 
$4.00
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Jeremiah Olney. A very bad rupture in his groin, which renders him incapable of obtaining a livelihood by labor, occasioned when on fatigue in packing wood from the public magazine to the barrack in Philadelphia, in March, 1782.
Seargent William Bastow, 32 Jan. 5, 1786 
$3.50
4th Massachusetts Regiment, commanded by Col. William Shepard. Loss of the use of the left arm, occasioned by a fever sore on the elbow, in October, 1779, which stiffened the joint and withered the arm and hand, per certificate from Brig. Gen. Glover, Sept. 20, 1780.
Private George Lawton, 25 Jan. 12, 1786 
$4.33 1/3
State regiment commanded by Col. John Cooke Loss of left foot, and a bad wound in the wrist and left hand, which stiffens the hand and renders it almost useless, occasioned by a cannon shot from a British ship when on duty at Fogland Ferry, Jan. 10, 1777, per certificate from Col. John Cooke.
Private Job Greenman, 43 Jan. 12, 1786 
$4.00
State regiment, commanded by Col. Wm. Richmond Loss of the use of the left knee and leg, occasioned by a wound received in a skirmish with the enemy on the island of Prudence, in January, 1776, per certificate from Col. William Barton, who then commanded the party.
Private John Slocum, 30 Jan. 12, 1786 
$5.00
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Israel Angell. Loss of the left leg, occasioned by a wound received in an action with the British at Connecticut Farms, in New Jersey, June 7, 1780.
Private Prince Vaughan, 22 Jan. 12, 1786 
$3.66 2/3
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Jeremiah Olney. Loss of all the toes on the right foot, and one joint from the toes on the left foot, by reason of severe frost, when on the Oswego expedition, commanded by Col. Willet, in February, 1783.
Private John Amesbury, 21 Feb. 12, 1786 
$2.50
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Jeremiah Olney. Loss of the one joint from the toes of the right foot, and the toes of the left foot considerably injured, by reason of severe frost when on the Oswego expedition commanded by Col. Willet, in February, 1783.
Private Peter Barrows, 30 Jan. 12, 1786 
$2.33 1/3
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Jeremiah Olney. A fractured jaw, occasioned by a wound received on the 14th of October, 1781, in gallantly storming a British redoubt in the memorable siege of Yorktown in Virginia.
Private Robert Piper, 35 Jan. 12, 1786 
$4.00
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Jeremiah Olney. Disabled in the left shoulder, by reason of a wound received in action with the British on Rhode Springfield, New Jersey, June 23, 1780; also loss of all the toes on the right foot, by reason of severe frost, when on the Oswego expedition, commanded by Col. Willet, February, 1783.
Private Charles Scott, 27 Jan. 23, 1786 
$2.50
Maj. General Sullivan's Life Guard Lame hip, occasioned by a wound received in action with the British on Rhode Island, Aug. 29, 1778, which renders the hip joint stiff, and has drawn the joint up in such a manner as to shorten right the leg about five inches, which renders it difficult for him to travel, the ball remaining in the hip or thigh, which has occasioned the wound to break out several times, per certificate from Dr. John Gould and Capt. Aaron Mann, who commanded the guard.
Private William Parker, 69 Jan. 23, 1786 
$4.00
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Jeremiah Olney. A very bad rupture in the groin, occasioned by a fall, when on the march from Red Bank to Mount Holly, in November, 1777, together with the infirmities of old age, which renders him incapable of obtaining a livelihood.
Private George Bradford, 28 Jan. 23, 1786 
$2.00
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Israel Angell. A lame arm, occasioned by a wound received in the battle of Monmouth, June 28, 1778, which fractured the bone and renders the arm weak, and the wound has several times broken out, per certificate from Dr. Mason.
Private Sibe Richmond, 68 Jan. 23, 1786 
$2.50
Corps of Invalids Worn out with old age and bodily infirmities contracted when in the army, which renders him incapable of acquiring a livelihood of labor.
Private Richard Grant, 36 Jan. 23, 1786 
$3.00
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Jeremiah Olney. Loss of all the toes on the right foot, and the toes on the left foot considerably injured, by reason of severe frost when on the Oswego expedition, commanded by Col. Willet.
Private Guy Watson, 33  Jan. 23, 1786 
$2.50
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Jeremiah Olney. Loss of three joints from the toes of the right foot, by reason of severe frost when on the Oswego expedition commanded by Col. Willet in February, 1783.
Private Daniel Monks, 67 Jan. 23, 1786 
$2.50
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Jeremiah Olney. Worn out with old age and bodily infirmities, and the rheumatic complaint with his joints, contracted while in the service, which renders him incapable of acquiring a livelihood by labor.
Private Hugh M'Dougal, 57 Jan. 23, 1786 
$2.50
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Jeremiah Olney. General disability and bodily infirmities, contracted while in service, which renders him incapable of acquiring a livelihood.
Captain Thomas Arnold, 44 March 1, 1786 
$20.00
Rhode Island regiment commanded by the late Col. Christopher Greene. Loss of the right leg in the battle of Monmouth, June 28, 1778.
Private Richard Hopkins, 25 March 10, 1786 
$2.50
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Israel Angell. Lame in the left leg, occasioned by the leg being broken by a musket ball in the battle of Springfield, New Jersey, June 23, 1780
Private John Smith, 48 March 10, 1786 
$2.33 1/3
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Jeremiah Olney. A broken arm, occasioned by a fall, near Newtown, Pennsylvania, when on the march from Red Bank, in New Jersey, in October, 1777, which renders the arm weak and of little use.
Private Plato Wheeler, 41 March 17, 1786 
$4.00
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Jeremiah Olney. Loss of all the toes on the left foot and part of the toes on the right foot, by reason of severe frost, (and the sores have never been cured), when on the expedition, commanded by Col. Willet, February, 1783.
Brigadeer Major Daniel Box, 51 March 23, 1786 
$10.00
By Brigade, commanded by Gen. Varnum. The left arm rendered useless, occasioned by a fall from a horse, in December, 1776, when the army was quartered at Neshamany ferry, Pennsylvania, which wound so fractured the arm that several pieces of bone have been extracted, and the wound is still open and the hand entirely useless.
Private Joseph Tanner, 30 March 23, 1786 
$3.50
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Jeremiah Olney. A bad rupture in the groin, occasioned when on fatigue, building huts at Morristown, New Jersey, in December, 1779, which prevents him from acquiring a livelihood by hard labor.
Private Plato M'Clanning, 28 March 23, 1786 
$3.00
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Jeremiah Olney. Loss of one joint from two toes of the right foot, and one joint of the great toe of the left foot, occasioned by severe frost when on the Oswego expedition, commanded by Col. Willet, in February, 1783; also a rupture in the groin. 
Private Abiel Weaver, 54 March 23, 1786 
$2.50
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Jeremiah Olney. Loss of sight of the left eye, by reason of an inflamation settling in the eye, occasioned by a bad cold taken when on the sentry in a severe snow storm at Warren, the last of December, 1778, and the left hand being a little frozen at the same time, and has a lame knee, by reason of rheumatism.
Private Richard Shephton, 31 March 23, 1786 
$5.00
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Jeremiah Olney. Loss of the left arm in a skirmish with the enemy at Princebridge, New York, May 14, 1781, and several wounds received in the action of Red Bank, Oct. 22, 1777.
Seargeant Edward Pearce, 39  March 23, 1786 
$5.00
State regiment commanded by Col. Robert Elliott. Loss of the right arm, in loading a field piece that went off by accident, at Warwick, to give an alarm on the 17th of April, 1778, as per certificate from Lieut. Oliver Cory, of the same regiment and company.
Private South't Langworthy, 40 March 1, 1786 
$3.00
Rhode Island regiment commanded by Col. Jeremiah Olney. A general disability and bodily infirmity; also the asthma, contracted while in service, which renders him incapable of acquiring a livelihood by labor. 
 

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Records of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, page 159



Return of all the Commissioned Officers from the State of Rhode Island who have been slain or died in the service of the United States, and the widows or orphans of such as have left any are entitled to receive seven years' half pay, as allowed at the time of their decease, agreeably to a resolve of Congress, passed on the 24th day of August, 1780, commencing from the day of their deaths respectively, and calculated on compound interest up to March, 1786, to wit:
 
Rank, Name When killed or deceased. Remarks.
Adjutant Augustus Mumford August 28, 1775 Killed with a cannon ball when the army lay before Boston.
Captain Sylvanus Shaw October 22, 1777 Killed in the action of Red Bank on the Delaware.
Capt. Lieut. Benajah Carpenter August 27, 1776 Killed in battle on Long Island.
Lieutenant Nathan Wicks June 28, 1778 Killed in the battle of Monmouth.
Lieutenant John Waterman April 20, 1778 Died of the small pox at Valley Forge.
Lieutenant Oliver Jenckes February 3, 1782 Died of a fever at Philadelphia.
Colonel Christopher Greene May 14, 1781 Killed by the enemy at Poins bridge, state of New York.
Lieutenant David Johnson November 22, 1780 Died of a fever on Rhode Island.
* Major Ebenezer Flagg May 14, 1781 Killed by the enemy at Poins bridge, state of New York.
* Lieutenant William Jennings  May 25, 1778 Died of the small pox at Valley Forge.
* Lieutenant Noah Allen September 16, 1786 Killed in an action on Harlem heights, York Island.
* Ensign John Thomas  August, 1776 Drowned in North River in an attempt to burn the enemy's ships.
* Ensign Hezekiah Medbury May 17, 1777 Died of the small pox in the hospital at Coventry.
* These five have left neither widows nor orphans.

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