Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Pruning the Pendells!

          It has been a while since I added anything new to my little blog…. But that doesn't necessarily mean that I haven’t been doing a little research! I have been trying to stay focused on one line but that is not easy, not for me! So… I've started to meander off the Carnes line just a bit and found myself somewhere among the Pendell branches! Arthur Carnes married Harriet Pendell… so it was a logical jump over to the Pendell branch! This particular branch I haven’t worked with much and a lot of my information is either not sourced or sourced by someone else’s tree, something that I haven’t done in a very long time. This part of my tree needs pruning and cleaning up and I decided that now’s the time! This part of my tree is embarrassing to say the least! While looking for documentation to prove what I have in my tree I have come across some interesting information that I think is worth posting.

            I’m always looking for more Revolutionary War Patriot ancestors and I think I have found a Pendall. Elisha Pendell is my 5th Great-Grandfather and I believe he was a Patriot. He may not have fought, haven’t found proof of that just yet, but he did declare his loyalty to the United Colonies. Along with Elisha Pendell there are also two men with the last name of Boynton. Elisha’s wife’s maiden name was Boynton so it is quite possible that one of the men may have been her father, brother or both. 

I have only included the section of names from Gilsum, New Hampshire but the book is free on Goggle Books. Google Books is one awesome resource!!!

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Colony of New Hampshire

April 12th, 1776

In Order to carry the underwritten RESOLVE of the Hon’b1e Continental CONGRESS into Execution, You are requested to desire all Males above Twenty One Years of Age (Lunaticks, Idiots, and Negroes excepted) to sign to the DECLARATION on this Paper; and when so done, to make Return hereof, together with the Name or Names of all who shall refuse to sign the same, to the GENERAL-ASSEM BLY, or Committee of Safety of this Colony.
 M. Weare, Chairman.

In CONGRESS, March 14th, 1776

 Resolved, That it be recommended to the several Assemblies, Conventions, and Councils, or Committees of Safety of the United Colonies, immediately to cause all Persons to be disarmed, within their Respective Colonies, who are notoriously disaflected to the Cause of AMERICA, Or who have not associated, and refuse to associate, to defend by ARMS, the United Colonies, against the Hostile Attempts of the British Fleets and Armies.

 Extract from the Minutes
Charles Thompson, Sec’ry.

In Consequence of the above Resolution, of the Hon. Continental CONGRESS, and to shew our Determination in joining our American Brethren, in defending the Lives, Liberties, and Properties of the Inhabitants of the UNITED COLONIES

             WE, the Subscribers, do hereby solemnly engage, and promise, that we will, to the utmost of our Power, at the Risque of our Lives and Fortunes, with ARMS, oppose the Hostile Proceedings of the British Fleets, and Armies, against the United American COLONIES.


Ebenezer Dewey
Pelatiah Pease
Gershom Crocker
Ebenezer Kilbarn
Josiah Kilburn Jr
Jonathan Adams
Henry White
Stephen Bond
David Bill
Elisha Mack
Levi Bliss
Abner Bliss
Jonathan Bliss Jr
Joel Kilbourn
Ebezer Willcox
John Marks
James Rowe
John Boynton
John Dimick Juner
Timothy Dimock
John Row juner
Justus Hurd
Ebenezer Dewey Jr
Josiah Kilburn
Tho morse
Ebenezer Church
Ichabod youngs
Shubael Hurd
Joseph Youngs
Stephen Bond Jr
Obadiah Smith
Jonathan Bliss
David Bliss
Ebenezar Bill
Obadiah Willcox juner
John Chapman
Stephen Griswold
Elisha Pendell
John Boynton Jun
John Dimeck
John Row
Obadiah Willcox

           This may Certifey that the Names Annexed to this paper are all the inhabitants of the Town of Gilsum that Come within the Limits of this Request Test

                                                     Eben’r Dewey Jr
                                                                        Pelatiah Pease
of Gilsum


                  I also found some info in another book stating that Elisha Pendell was a Selectman. In New England the executive branch of the government is the Board of Selectmen. There were usually 3-5 members and according to these records, Elisha would have been one of the members in Gilsum, NH in 1779.

 Then the above named Capt. John Griggs Elisha Pendel and Ebenezer Church Select men of the town of Gilsum for the year 1779 personally appeared and made Sollum oath that the above account is true and justly charged
                                                                           Before me Isaac Wyman Just peace    
                                                                                                                     pg. 662

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