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From Stephentown Genealogy

Pension Rolls and Applications for Pension

1885 Pension Rolls


This particular list shows recipients of pension payments for their service or the service of a family member in the War of 1812 and/or Civil War:

Austin, Lucy; widow; 1812; $8.00; March, 1879
Blake, Eliza; widow; 8.00 ; April, 1878
Bligh, John H.; Stephentown Center; wound left arm; $10.00; Nov. 1866
Burke, William N.; Stephentown; disease of lungs; $24.00; June 1882
Coons, Eliza; W. Stephentown; widow; $8.00; Fef. 1865
Dodge, Betsey; W. Stephentown; mother; $8.00; October, 1863
Doty, Sybil; Stephentown Center; mother; $8.00; August 1868
Greg, Margaret; W. Stephentown; widow; $8.00; July, 1867
Hollis, Caroline; W. Stephentown; widow; 1812; $8.00; September, 1878
Keller, Jacob; Stephentown Center; wound right thigh; $4.00; April, 1875
Manwarring, E.S.; West Stephentown; wound left leg; $6.00; July, 1867
McGill, John; Stephentown Center; g.s.w.left shoulder; $4.00; January, 1877
McTee, Elnathan A.; W. Stephentown; chronic diarrhea; $4.00; March, 1881
Saxby, John C.; West Stephentown; injury left hand and abdomen; $6.00; May, 1864
Taylor, Amy; West Stephentown; widow; $8.00; February, 1869
Tooley, Heil J.; Stephentown Center; g.s.w. right thigh; $4.00
Warren, Aaron G.; Stephentown; chronic diarrhea; $2.00; February, 1881
Waters, Lucinda M.; Stephentown Center; widow; $8.00; December, 1866
Wheeler, Orcenia K.; W. Stephentown; widow; $8.00; December, 1867
Whitbeck, Peter; W. Stephentown; g.s.w. right foot; $3.00
White, Prissa; W. Stephentown; widow; 1812; $8.00; August, 1879
Wise, Mary A.; Stephentown Center; widow; $8.00; March, 1866

To obtain your ancestor's military records, you can go to: Archives They will send you forms to fill out. Return the form to them with required payment and in a relatively short period of time (considering that you are getting information from the government), you will receive copies of your ancestor's military records.

I sent for my ancestor, Stephen Wheeler's Revolutionary War military records, and when I got them, I was so pleased to see that I actually had a copy of his signature, as well as the fact that evidently he had deserted at one point and came back to his unit. Interesting stuff!! Mary Franklin Gillie

January 15, 1937

WILLIAM HUNT

The data herein were obtained from pension claim, W. 7819, based upon service in the Revolutionary War of William Hunt.

William Hunt was born October 17, 1755, in Dover, Dutchess County, New York, the name of his parents not given.

While a resident of Dover, New York, William Hunt volunteered June 1, 1776, served as private in Captain John Dulin's company, Colonel Humphrey's New York regiment, marched to Fort Montgomery where he was employed in constructing and strengthening the works at that fort and increasing the number of mounted cannon from eighteen to eighty, ready for action, and was discharged sometime in December, of that year. After his first tour of service, he moved from Dover, New York, to Sharon, Connecticut, and while residing there with his wife's father and sister, Abigail Roberts, he volunteered about August 1, 1777, and served two months as private in captain John Poinier's company, Colonel Hooker's Connecticut regiment, then returned to his home in Sharon. In the winter following that tour, he moved from Sharon, Connecticut, to Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where he again volunteered June 1, 1778, served as private in Captain Parker's Massachusetts company, engaged in guarding the magazine and field pieces of artillery at Springfield, Massachusetts, and was discharged after having served a tour of six months. He was not again engaged in service except on occasional alarms for a few days at a time; his whole service during the Revolution amounted to fourteen months.

The soldier was allowed pension on his application executed September 5, 1832, at which time he was a resident of Nassau, Rensselaer County, New York. He died at his residence there April 9, 1848.

William Hunt married in March 1775, in Sharon, Connecticut, Mary Roberts, a resident of that place, who was born June 20, 1756; the place of birth and names of her parents were not given. They were married at the home of her father. Soon after marriage, the soldier took his wife to Dover, New York. She died October 5, 1849, in Nassau, New York.

The following names of children of William Hunt and his wife, Mary, are shown in the claim:

Lucinda Hunt born July 1, 1776 married John Casey and in 1850 living in Nassau, N.Y. Lois Hunt born August 8, 1778; died August 18, 1807 Polly Hunt born January 17, 1780 Sary or Sarah Hunt born January 30, 1782 married David Wolcott and in 1850 of Nassau, N.Y. William Hunt born February 26, 1784 in 1850 living in Nassau, N.Y. Benjamin Hunt born February 21, 1786 died December 5, 1817 Hannah Hunt born September 8, 1788 married ? Travis in 1850 living Boston Mass. Alvah (penciled in) Hunt born July 7, 1795 (record mutilated) Unknown Hunt born December 29, 1796 (record mutilated) Chrischan? Hunt February 11, 1798 died November 7 1808 Hiram Hunt September 8, 1801

Alvah Hunt was also one of the soldier's children and that name probably belonged in one of the mutilated places on the above list. The place of residence of Alvah Hunt in 1850 was Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York.

Mary Hunt, widow of William Hunt, was survived by the following children - Lucinda Casey, Sarah Wolcott, William Hunt, Hannah Travis and Alvah Hunt.

November 22, 1850, Lucinda Casey, daughter of William and Mary Hunt while living in Nassau, New York, applied for pension which was due her mother on account of the Revolutionary War services of her father. She applied on behalf of herself and the other surviving children named above. The claim was allowed.

The following item of family data appears, also, in the claim: "Abigail Roberts died September 21, 180?, aged seventy-six years one month and seven days.

In 1833, the soldier made reference to one William Roberts, then residing in Troy, New York, his relationship to soldier's wife, Mary, not stated. At that time, reference was made, also, to one David Wolcott, living in Nassau, New York, his relationship to soldier's daughter, Sarah Wolcott, not given"

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End of HUNT-D Digest V03 Issue #84

Pension application for Stephen Wheeler


On an application for pension, dated April 9, 1818, Stephen Wheeler claimed he had lost papers, but stated, "I belonged to Capt. John Johnson's Company, private, col. Lewis Dubois Regiment and New York line. Entered service Spring 1777 and his term of service having expired, "I was in the Battle of Fort Montgomery." Ezra Wheeler and Henry Stanton signed the deposition as witnesses. (there is speculation as to who Ezra Wheeler was - possibly a brother)

In court papers provided by Marilyn Armstrong of Lanesboro, Mass., another Wheeler cousin, Stephen stated the following:

"Stephen Wheeler, aged fifty-nine years, resident of Rensselaer County, in the state aforesaid, who being first duly sworn accoring to law, doth, on his oath declare that he served in the Revolutionary War as follows: In the year 1777, he enlisted, under Capt. John Johnson in Colonel Lewis Dubois' Regiment in the New York Line. Then he applied for a pension, the 9th of April, 1818, and received a certificate, # 7099, dated the 17th day of March, 1819, signed Secretary of War.

And I solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March, 1818, and that I have not since that time, by gift, sale or in any manner, disposed of my property, or any part thereof, with intent thereby so to diminish it, as to bring myself within the provisions of an act of Congress, entitled 'An act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and navel service of the United States, in the Revolutionary War,' passed ont he 18th day of March, 1818; and that I have not, nor has any person in trust for me, any property or securities, contracts or debts, due to me; nor have I any income other than what is contained in the schedule hereto annexed, and by me subscribed, to wit: one heifer, worth ten dollars one table, worth twenty five cents one old chest one old trunk seven (unreadable) chairs one pot one kettle one ___ two six knives and forks six teas and saucers several other articles of___ note of little or no value

All allowed by appraisers to be worth twenty seven dollars, four cents.

My family consists of a wife and one child, three years of age. I have on other way to support my family than by day labor of farming for those that wish to employ me. I am weak and infirm, am very lame and unable to do much and can see on way to subsist save by the bounty of my County.

Sworn to and declared in open court on the 25th day of September, 1820. Signed, Stephen Wheeler:

The court certified that the total value of Stephen's property was "Thirty seven dollars and twenty nine cents"

In 1898, Stephen's daughter Lydia, applied to the government:

"Declaration for Pension or for Increase of Pension of Children Under Sixteen Years of Age"

"State of Massachusetts, County of Hampton:

On this 10th day of June A.D., one thousand eight hundred and ninety eight, I personally appeared before me, notary public of the ____ a court of record within and for the County and State aforesaid, Lydia Hunt, resident of Westfield, County of Hampden, State of Mass., aged 76 years, respectively, who being duly sworn according to law, make the following declaration in order to obtain the pension provided by Act of Congress for children under sixteen years of age. That they are the legitimate children of Stephen Wheeler in the War of Revolution at Hancock, Mass., on the 19th day of March A.D. 1831 and who bore at the time of his death the rank of private, otherwise that he left a widow surviving who died Feb. 28th, 1846 that the above named are the only surviving legitimate children of Stephen Wheeler, who were under sixteen years of age at the time of his death, of whom Zopher, who died in Soldiers Hospital at Washington, D.C. during the war of Rebellion (Civil War), that said children were ithe issue of soldier, as follows, the dates of their birth being as hereinafter stated:

Lydia, of soldier by Roxanna (Bishop) Wheeler, born June 8, 1822 Zopher, of soldier by Roxanna (Bishop) Wheeler, born June 12, 1820 d. 1865

That the mother was married under the name of Roxanna Bishop to Stephen Wheeler, there being no legal barrier to such marriage; that the said children have not aided or abetted the rebellion; and that no prior application has been filed. Soldier received on pension to date of death. His widow never applied that declarant hereby appoint with full power of substitution and revocation herself of Westfield, Mass., her attorney to prosecute the above claim; that her Post Office address is Box 108, Westfield, Mass.

Signed, Lydia Wheeler Hunt

Lydia Wheeler Hunt was a member of the Daughter's of the American Revolution - DAR ID number 29514. Claim 1748 Claim of John Vandebogart


For Contingent expenses of clothing and equipments, depreciated, worn out, lost and destroyed in the War with Great Britain, declared June 18th, 1812. Presented in conformity to an Act “For the relief of certain Volunteers and Militia called into service,” &c., passed April 21st, 1818, and 9th April, 1819.

Petatiah J. Marsh, Attor West Troy, Albany Co, N.Y. DECLARATION United States of America State of New York County of Rensselaer

On this 13 day of July A.D., one thousand eight hundred and fifty seven personally appeared before me, a Justice of Peace within and for the County and State aforesaid John Vandebogart aged 72 years, a resident of Stephentown, Rens Co in the State of New York, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical John Vandebogart who was a Private in the Company commanded by Captain Henry Vanvleck in the Regiment of Infantry commanded by Colonel Vanrensselaer in the War with Great Britain, declared by the United States on the 18th day of June 1812. That he volunteered or was drafted under the General Orders of the Governor of this State, for its defense at New York and vicinity on or about the 1st day of September 1814 for the term of 3 months and under further General Orders of said Governor, he volunteered at Chatham, Columbia County, on or about the _____ day of ___ A.D. ___ for the term of ____ and continued in actual service in said War, for the term of 3 months and was honorably discharged from said service; for which he has received from the United States Land Warrant, Number 43852 for 120 acres, and that he has not received any pay for the said service, nor any portion of the sum directed to be paid him by the Act entitled “An Act for the relief of certain Volunteers and Militia called into service for the defense of the frontiers of the State in the late War, and for other purposes, passed April 21st 1818; and the Act of 9th April 1819, and that there is now due and payable to him from the State of New York, the sum of ____ dollars, with interest thereon, agreeable to the said Law. And further, in the performance of the service before recited, he furnished at his own cost the following clothing and equipments, as directed by “An Act to organize the Militia of the State of New York,” &c passed March 29th 1809, and the General Orders heretofore referred to:

1 Hat $3 1 Ordinary Coat $12 1 Vest $4 1 Pair Pantaloons $6 1 Stock $1 1 Overcoat $16 1 Blanket $3.50 2 Pr. Stockings $1 2 Shirts $4 1 Pr. Suwarrow Boots $6 1 Neckerchief $1 Cash Pd. for Transportation to New York $7.50 Cash Pd. for Transportation from New York $7.50

In amount seventy five dollars, which were depreciated, worn out, lost and destroyed in said service, for which he has not received payment, either in part or whole. And that said sum, together with his additional pay ____ dollars, is justly due and payable to him, with interest thereon, for his services and contingent expenses as Volunteer or draft in the Militia of said State , for its defense during the said War, as provided to be paid by the Act entitled “An Act for the relief of certain Volunteers,” &c, passed April 21st 1818, a copy of which is hereunto annexed. John Vandebogart I do hereby constitute and appoint, irrevocably Petatiah I. Marsh my true and lawful Attorney for me, and in my name, place and stead, to ask, demand and receive from the State of New York, or from and officer or person appointed or directed to pay the same, the amount due me as above stated, or any sum that may be found to me justly due me, giving and granting unto my said Attorney full power and authority to do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever requisite to be done in and about the premises, as full, to all intents and purposes, as I might or could do if personally present, with full power of substitution, and revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that my said Attorney or his substitute shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof. Witness my hand and seal the day and year first above written John Vandebogart Sealed and delivered in the presence of D. Lewis


State of New York County of Rensselaer I, D. Lewis a Justice of Peace within and for the County and State aforesaid, Do Hereby Certify, that the Militia service of John Vandebogart as set forth, has been acknowledged and confirmed by the United States issue to him of Land Warrant No. 43852 for one hundred and twenty acres under the Bounty Land Act passed by Congress March 3, 1855. I also certify, that the said John Vandebogart personally known to me, or has been proven to my satisfaction to be the person described above, and subscribed the before written matter in my presence, and duly made oath according to law, that the foregoing claim, to the best of his knowledge and belief, is true; and also acknowledged the execution of the foregoing Power of Attorney to be his act and deed. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name This thirteenth day of July 1857 D. Lewis Justice


Claim 1387 Claim of Isaac Finch


For Contingent expenses of clothing and equipments, depreciated, worn out, lost and destroyed in the War with Great Britain, declared June 18th, 1812. Presented in conformity to an Act “For the relief of certain Volunteers and Militia called into service,” &c., passed April 21st, 1818, and 9th April, 1819.

Petatiah J. Marsh, Attor West Troy,, N.Y. DECLARATION United States of America State of New York County of Rensselaer

On this 14 day of July A.D., one thousand eight hundred and fifty seven personally appeared before me, a Justice of Peace within and for the County and State aforesaid Isaac Finch aged 76 years, a resident of the town of Stephentown in the State of New York, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Isaac Finch who was a Private in the Company commanded by Simon Tifft in the Regiment of Militia commanded by General Eddy in the War with Great Britain, declared by the United States on the 18th day of June 1812.That he volunteered or was drafted under the General Orders of the Governor of this State, for its defense at Plattsburgh on or about the 1st day of September 1814 for the term of 14 days and under further General Orders of said Governor, he volunteered at Stephentown on or about the _____ day of ___ A.D. ___ for the term of ____ and continued in actual service in said War, for the term of 3 months and was honorably discharged from said service; for which he has received from the United States Land Warrant, Number _____ for 160 acres, and that he has not received any pay for the said service, nor any portion of the sum directed to be paid him by the Act entitled “An Act for the relief of certain Volunteers and Militia called into service for the defense of the frontiers of the State in the late War, and for other purposes, passed April 21st 1818; and the Act of 9th April 1819, and that there is now due and payable to him from the State of New York, the sum of ____ dollars, with interest thereon, agreeable to the said Law. And further, in the performance of the service before recited, he furnished at his own cost the following clothing and equipments, as directed by “An Act to organize the Militia of the State of New York,” &c passed March 29th 1809, and the General Orders heretofore referred to:

1 Hat $3 1 Ordinary Coat $10 1 Vest $3 1 Pair Pantaloons $5 1 Stock $1 1 Overcoat $12 1 Blanket $3 1 Knapsack $1.50 1 Canteen $1 1 Musket $8 1 Bayonet $2 1 Cartridge Box $1.50 2 Belts $2 2 Pr. Stockings $1 2 Shirts $4 1 Pr. Suwarrow Boots $3 1 Neckerchief $1 Cash Pd. for Transportation to Grondvil $5 Cash Pd.. for Transportation from Grondvil $5

In amount seventy two dollars, which were depreciated, worn out, lost and destroyed in said service, for which he has not received payment, either in part or whole. And that said sum, together with his additional pay ____ dollars, is justly due and payable to him, with interest thereon, for his services and contingent expenses as Volunteer or draft in the Militia of said State , for its defense during the said War, as provided to be paid by the Act entitled “An Act for the relief of certain Volunteers,” &c, passed April 21st 1818, a copy of which is hereunto annexed. Meshach Strait Isaac Finch X his mark


I do hereby constitute and appoint, irrevocably Pelatiah I. Marsh my true and lawful Attorney for me, and in my name, place and stead, to ask, demand and receive from the State of New York, or from and officer or person appointed or directed to pay the same, the amount due me as above stated, or any sum that may be found to me justly due me, giving and granting unto my said Attorney full power and authority to do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever requisite to be done in and about the premises, as full, to all intents and purposes, as I might or could do if personally present, with full power of substitution, and revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that my said Attorney or his substitute shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof. Witness my hand and seal the day and year first above written Isaac Finch X his mark Sealed and delivered in the presence of Meshach Strait


State of New York County of Rensselaer I, Meshach Strait, Justice within and for the County and State aforesaid, Do Hereby Certify, that the Militia service of Isaac Finch as set forth, has been acknowledged and confirmed by the United States issue to him of Land Warrant No. _____ for one hundred and sixty acres under the Bounty Land Act passed by Congress March 3, 1855. And I am knowing to the above facts having seen and read the said Warrant ishewed [issued] to Isaac Finch by the United States. I also certify, that the said Isaac Finch personally known to me, or has been proven to my satisfaction to be the person described above, and subscribed the before written matter in my presence, and duly made oath according to law, that the foregoing claim, to the best of his knowledge and belief, is true; and also acknowledged the execution of the foregoing Power of Attorney to be his act and deed. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name This 14th day of July 1857 Meshach Strait Justice of the Peace


State of New York County Clerk’s Office

I, John P. Ball, clerk of said county, do hereby certify, that Meshach Strait, Esquire, before whom the foregoing Declarations were made and sworn to at the date thereof, was a Justice of the Peace in and for the county aforesaid, duly commissioned and sworn and authorized to administer oaths and take acknowledgments, and that I believe the signature thereto is genuine. In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand And affixed the seal of said county and of the several Courts of Record thereof, being my official seal, this 20th Day of July 1857. John P Ball Clerk