Anthony Remington, from Warwick, Rhode Island. Enlisted as a Marine in late August 1776 aboard the frigate Providence, which lay in Providence Harbor at the time, under Capt. Duval, Captain of Marines, and John Channing, 1st Lt of Marines. Term of enlistment: 12 months. Providence commanded by Commodore Abraham Whipple. Honorably discharged twelve months later while the Providence lay in Providence River. Discharge signed by Commodore Whipple.

After leaving the Marine Corps, his health impaired, Remington served every year in the local militia (Pawtuxet Rangers, of which he was a founding member) until 1781, and also as a coastwatcher for the Navy. He endured ill health and poverty for the rest of his life, alleviated in part by pensions awarded for his military service. Transcriptions of his pension applications appear below.

Remington's great-great-great grandson, Alpheus Appenheimer, served with the Marines in France in 1918. His great-great-great-great-great grandson, Mitchell B. Young, served with the Marines in Vietnam.



Anthony Remington of Tolland in county of Hampdon and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, yeoman, aged 60 years upon oath makes the following declaration, that in the latter part of August A.D. 1776 he enlisted on board ship Providence, thirty six carriage guns, lying in Providence Harbor under Capt. Duval as Captain of Marines and John Channing first Lieutenant of Marines, for the term of twelve months, as a Marine ~~ that he faithfully served in said capacity ~~ during said term of twelve months labor for this land and was honorably discharged from on board said ship Providence then lying in Providence River, in waiting under the hand of Commodore Abraham Whipple ~~ that he has not seen his discharge for almost forty years. I verily believe it to be utterly lost ~~ that by reason of his reduced circumstance in life, aggravated by a permanent lameness, he stands in need of his country's assistance for support, and he hereby relinquishes his claim to every other pension heretofore affirmed him by the laws of the United States ~~ that he makes this declaration to obtain the benefit of an Act of Congress passed March 18, 1818 ~~ entitled "An act for the relief of certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War" ~~ and that he has no other evidence of service but which is cast now in the essay taken.

Anthony Remington


Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Hampden

On the 24th day of August AD 1818 personally appeared the above named Anthony Remington before me, John Hooker Esquire, Chief Justice of the Circuit Court of Common Pleas for the Western Circuit in said Commonwealth including said county of Hampden and in his presence subscribed and made oath to the Truth of the forgoing declaration after made and it appearing to my introspection that this said Anthony Remington deposses as a Marine on board said ship Providence in the Service of the United States, more than nine months in the War of the Revolution as set forth in his aforesaid application ~~ and it also appears to my satisfaction that he is in reduced circumstance in life and has in need of the assistance of his country for support and the above is hereby transmitted to the Secretary of the Department of War ~~ Witness my hand with the seal for court affirmed this day & year ~~ John Hooker.

Another by John Ingersoll Clark


Commonwealth of Massachusetts
County of Hampden

On this tenth day of July 1820 personally appeared in open court, before the circuit court of common pleas to the same being a Court of Record and so established by a Statute of said Commonwealth, and Court being now in session at Springfield with, and for said county of Hampden. Anthony Remington aged sixty three years, resident Tolland county, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth, on his oath, declare that he served in the Revolutionary War as follows: As a Marine under Capt. Duval on board The Frigate Providence of 36 Guns. Commander Abraham Whipple, Commander for the term of twelve months on this. I was on board said Frigate in New Port Harbor when the British took possession of New Port and drove us up the river where continued on Guard ship until the expiration of my enlistment ~ afterward I served in the Militia every year until 1781. I made my original Declaration on the 24th day of August 1818 before the Honorable John Hooker and possessed a Certificate No. 10656 ~~ My occupation is that of a farmer, my health is poor occasioned by exceptional fatigue on board said Frigate and from a fit of the apoplexy, nine years since. My family consists of my wife and five children ~~ my wife aged 55 years is weakly and for the last seven years has been under the care of a Doctor and unable to labor. Names of my children: Mary aged 22 years, Joseph H. my son 17 years, Anthony Rice aged 13 years, Lyman I.K. age 6 years, Pameline M. age 3 years ~~ Mary is able to do the work of the family and Joseph assists me to support the other children who are not able to support themselves ~~ until I receive my certificate my two oldest children by their charity assisted me.

Anthony Remington

[This declaration is followed by a partially illegible Schedule itemizing the family's assets, which consist of five acres of land, a small unfinished house, an old barn, 6 cows, 1 mare, 9 sheep, 2 lambs, 4 pigs, 1 horse wagon, harness, collar & traces, 1 sad iron, 2 candles, 3 milk pans, 1 looking glass, 1 bible, 1 chest drawers, 2 pails, 2 tubs, 1 iron spider].

Dated 10th day of July 1820.


10,656
Massachussets
Anthony Remington
of Tolland in the State of Ohio
who was a Marine on ship Alliance
Capt Whipple
for the term of one year


Inscribed on the Rolls of Massachusetts at the rate of 8 dollars per month, to commence on the 7th of August 1818.

Certified of Pension issued 15th of May 1819 and sent to John Hooker Esq. Springfield, Mass.

Arrears to 4th of March 1819 ~~ 1 mo. 10/31 ~~ 50.53
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{Revolutionary Claim}
{Act of 18th Mar. 1818}




Marines in the
Revolution
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