38 Lincoln Street

New Britain, Connecticut

September 22, 1923


U.S. Commissioner of Pensions

Washington, DC

Dear Sir,

Kindly give me a copy of the Pension application of Nathan Forbes, whose wife was Thankful Hale. He was probably from Connecticut, but may have served with Massachusetts, New York, or Pennsylvania troops. I do not find his name in the Connecticut list, so he may have been named Anias, or some other first name, or he served from some other State. He was probably from northwestern Connecticut. He removed to Huntington Twp., Luzerne Co., PA. My grandmother wrote of him [1] that he was a Revolutionary Pensioner and she gave his first name as Nathan. He had a son Amos and a daughter Thankful. I desire this information to complete some genealogical charts for descendants. One of them is Congressman Clarence Coughlin [2] of Wilkes-Barre, PA. The militia of Huntington Twp, Luzerne County, were in the 24th Connecticut Regiment, July 3, 1778, under Colonel John Franklin and I wish I had a list of them, because our tradition is that my ancestor, Solon Trescott was one of them (variously misspelled Tresott, Trisket, Traket, Triscot, etc.).

Any information thankfully received. Mrs. William H. Lewin DAR# 175499


Footnotes mine:

[1] "History of Huntington Valley" written in 1886 by Mrs. Margaret Lewis Trescott HARTMAN (1817-1896), grandmother of (Mrs. William H.) Emily Wheeler LEWIN.

[2] Clarence Dennis COUGHLIN (1883-1946): Grandson of John COUGHLIN (1811-1886) and Diana SEWARD (1818-1884). Diana was one of the children of Titus SEWARD (1783-1851) and Clarissa FORBES (1783-1875).

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