Morrison's Pensions


New York State Audits.

Audited Accounts Vol. A—Page 4
State of New York to John Fry
            To my half pay as Brigade Major to Genl Herkemer from 6th Augt 1777 to 25th March 1782, is 55 months & 19 Days a [at] 25 Dollars per month.  556..6..8
New York State Library, Special Collections and Manuscripts, Albany, NY
            Many of these were destroyed or badly burned in the capitol fire of 1911.  These accounts refer to men that were owed money for their services during the War of Independence. 
            In many cases surviving spouses and or children put in claims for their husband and or father’s pay if he died during the War.
Note: Major Frey is collecting half pay for being wounded and taken prisoner at the Battle of Orskany on 6 August 1777.
Audited Accounts Vol. A--Page 209
State of New York to John Fry
            For my pay as Brigade Major of the Militia Tryon County during the time I was in Captivity from 6th Augt 1777 to 28th October 1778—14 m & 22 days at 50  Dollrs per month 291..13..4.
            For Retain’d Rations 442 days at 3 Rations per day is 1326 Rations at 10 s [shilling] per Ration.
            55..5..__
            349..18..4
By a Depreciation Note Rec’d from the Auditors 220..13..3
                                                                        129..5..1
Audited 11th April 1785
New York State Library, Special Collections and Manuscripts, Albany NY
Audited Accounts  Vol. A—Page 209
State of New York to John Fry
            To my half pay as Brigade Major from 26th March 1784 to 26th March 1785 is 12 months at 25 Dollrs per month 120..__.. Audited 11th April 1785.
New York State Library, Special Collections and Manuscripts, Albany, NY
Audited Accounts Vol. A—Page 4
State of New York
            To my half pay as private in Capt. Mark Demeed’s Compy from 29th October 1780 to 25th March 1782 is 16 months & 26 days at 26/D per month.  22..9..9
Audited Mary 25th 1782
New York State Library, Special Collections and Manuscripts, Albany NY
Note:  Adam Hartman was shot in the shoulder in a skirmish with the Indians on 29 October 1780 near Fort Dayton.  Captain Hans Marcus Demuth was also captured at this time.  His account for half pay is due for his wound as he was unable to serve as a soldier during his time of convalesce.
Audited Accounts Vol. A—Page 4
State of New York to John Jost Foltz
            To my half Pay as Private in Captain [Henry] Herter’s Company [Col. Peter Belligner’s Regiment] from 9th July 1779 until 25th March 1782 is 2 years 8 months & 16 Days at 26/8 D per month.  43..7..6
New York State Library, Special Collections and Manuscripts, Albany NY
Note: John Jost Foltz was wounded while working in the fields near Fort Dayton on July 9, 1777.
Audited Accounts Vol. A—Page 4
State of New York to Peter Covenhoven
            To my half pay as Sergt from 6th Augt 1779 [1777] to 27th May 1782 is 33 months & 21 days at 6 Dollars per month.  67..8
Capt [Jacob] Gardners [Gardiner] Co’y [1st Co’y] Col. [Frederick] Fishers [Visscher] Regt.
New York State Library, Special Collections and Manuscripts, Albany NY

Note: Peter was wounded in the knee on 6 August 1777 at the Battle of Oriskany.  Why 1779 is not listed is unknown unless he had made a claim for it at ad Covenhoven but it has now been changed to Conover.
Audited Accounts Vol. A—Page 244
May 27, 1785.  State of New York to Pete Covenhoven.  To my half Pay as an Invalid Sergeant in Capt. Gardinear’s Co’y Col. Fisher’s Regt Montgomery [Tryon] County Militia from 27th May 1782 to this day is 36 months at 40 per month.  72..__..__
Audited 1st June 1785
New York State Library, Special Collections and Manuscripts, Albany NY
Audited Accounts Vol. A—Page 31
State of New York to William Loucks
            For my half Pay as an Invalid Private in Col. Jacob Klock’s Regt of Militia Capt. Christopher [W.] Fox’s Company from 6th August 1777 to 6 Feby 1784 is 6 years & 6 months at 26/8 D per month.  104..__
Audited 10th Feb’y 1784
New York State Library, Special Collections and Manuscripts, Albany NY
Note: William was wounded on the 6th of August 1777 at the Battle of Oriskany.
Audited Accounts Vol. A—Page 88
State of New York to Elizabeth Seeber and Orphan Child to Jacob W. Seeber late Capt’n in the Tryon County Militia under the Command of Lieut. Col. Samuel Clyde.
            Sto Seven years half pay as Capt. which I am intitled to by Law by the Death of my Father who was slain in the Field on 6th August 1777 as per Col. Clydes Certificate.

To 1st yr

Pension due

6th August 1778

96..__..__

2d

Do[ditto]

Do, 1779 & 1 yrs interest

4..16..__96..__..__

3d

Do

Do  2 do

9..12..__96..__..

4th

Do

Do  3 do

14..8..__96..__..__

5th

Do

Do4 do

19..4..__96..__..__

6th

Do

Do 5 do

5 do 24..__..__96..__..__

7th

Do

Do 6 do

6 do 28..16..__96..__..

 

 

 

100..16..__672

 

 

Amount of Interest

100..16..__

 

 

 

£772..16..__

Audited Sept’r 14th 1784
Note:  Jacob was killed on 6 August at the Battle of Oriskany.
New York State Library, Special Collections and Manuscripts, Albany NY
Audited Accounts Vol. A—Page 88
State of New York to Jacob Seeber an orphan child to Adolph Seeber late an Ensign in Tryon County Militia under the command of Lieut. Col. Clyde.
            To seven years half pay which I am entitled to by the Death of my Father who was slain in the Field on the 6th August 1777 as per Col. Clyde’s Certificate.
To 1st yr

Pension due

6th August 1778

48..__..__

2d

Do[ditto]

Do, 1779 & 1 yrs interest

2..8..__48..__..

3d

Do

Do  2 do

4..16..__48..__..

4th

Do

Do  3 do

7..4..__48..__..

5th

Do

Do4 do

9..12..__48..__..

6th

Do

Do 5 do

12..__..__48..__..

7th

Do

Do 6 do

14..8..__48..__..

 

 

Amount of Interest

50..8..      336..__

 

 

 

50..8..__                   

 

 

 

£ 386..88__

Audited Sept’r 14th 1784
Note:  Adolph was killed at the Battle of Oriskany
New York State Library, Special Collections and Manuscripts, Albany NY
Audited Accounts Vol. A—Page 88
(Upper left corner burned off)
[State of New] York to Thomas Maby
[To my half] pay as a private from 7th Sept’r 1781 to [?] July 1783 the day I return’d from captivity is 22 months & 20 days at 53/4 per month.
Audited Sept’r 13, 1784
New York State Library, Special Collections and Manuscripts, Albany NY
Note:  Thomas Malloy was serving as a private in Captain Abraham Livingston’s Company in Lieutenant-Colonel Cmdt [commandant] Marinus Willett’s Regiment of New York State Levies in 1781.
            Thomas was detached at the time of his Capture to a Company of Rangers raised from the Levies and under the Command of Lieutanants Solomon Woodworth and Richard Randolph Wilson.  Woodworth andWilson were killed along with several others in the 7 Sept 1781 ambush.
            The site of the ambush and burial site of those killed are near the Smith Road, Town of Herkimer, Herkimer County, NY.  A marker marks the area near the ambush site.
Audited Accounts Vol. A—Page 92
State of New York  to George Cox, Eben’r Cox & Anna Cox children of Lieut. Col. Ebenezer Cox of Montgomery [Tryon ]County Militia
            To seven years half pay which we are entitled to by the Death of our Father Lieut. Col. Eben’r Cox who was slain in the Field on 6th August 1777 as per Col. Jacob Klock’s Certificate.
To 1st yr

Pension due

6th August 1778

 144..__..

2d

Do[ditto]

Do, 1779 & 1 yrs interest

 7..4..__ 144..__..

3d

Do

Do  1780 2 do

 14..9..__144..__..

4th

Do

Do  1781 3 do

 21..12..__144..__..

5th

Do

Do 1782 4 do

 28..16..__144..__..

6th

Do

Do 1783 5 do

 36..__..144..__..

7th

Do

Do 1784 6 do

 43..4..__144..__..

                                                                                                   151..4..__1008..__..
Medium time 6th August 1781 from which Interest Commences on £ 1008..__..__ at 5 per annum
                                                                                                     151..5..__
                                                                                                 £ 1159..4..__
Audited Sept’r 18th 1784
New York State Library, Special Collections and Manuscripts, Albany NY
Note:  Cox was actually a Colonel when he was killed at Oriskany.  Klock should have known that as he was appointed Chief Colonel of the Tryon County Militia when Nicholas Herkimer was promoted to Brigadier General.
Audited Accounts Vol. B—Page 217
State of New York to George Stine
1781 Sept’r 21  For supplies for the use of the Army per order of Col. [Marinus] Willett & sworn to by Stine vixzt—
50 Skipples [a Dutch measure] wheat or 77 ½ Bush’l a12/£22..10..
Transportation of ditto from WarrenBush)
To Veeders Mill 15 miles being two Load a 16/ per load)  1..12..—
                                                                                 24..2..__
Audited 5th March 1790
New York State Library, Special Collections and Manuscripts, Albany NY
Note: George Stine served as a Lieutenant and Ensign at various times in Colonel Frederick Visscher’s [Fisher] Regiment of Tryon County Militia [3rd Regt]. 
            WarrensBush was in the present day Town of Florida, Montgomery County, NY
            The mills of Johannes Veeder were in the now Town of Mohawk near the Village of Fonda, Montgomery County, NY.
Audited Accounts Vol. B—Page  275
State of New York to Sundry Persons
Invalids for Half Pay Vizt—
Chris’r Wm. Fox from 6th Feb’y 1784 to the 6th Feb’ry 1785 is Mo at £8 per mo 96..__
Jacob Radenaaer from 10th July 1784 to 10th July 1785 is 12 months at 26/8 per mo. 16..__..__
John Bradpick from 6th May 1784 to 6th May 1785 is 12 months at £8 per mo.  96..__..__
Audited [3rd?] Sept’r 1785
New York State Library, Special Collections and Manuscripts, Albany NY
Note: Christopher W. Fox and John Bradpick [Breadbakd] were Captain in Col. Jacob Klock’s Regiment of Tryong County Miilitia [2nd Regt].  They were both wounded at the Battle of Oriskany on 6 August 1777.
            Jacob Radenaer [Ratnour, Radnor] served as a private in Captain Adam Leipe’s [Lipe] Company in Col. Samuel Campbell’s Regiment of Tryon County Militia [First Regt].  Jacob was wounded in the left thigh at the Battle of New Dorlach [present day area of the village of Sharon Springs.]

                                                                     JACOB APPLY
State of New York Dr to Margaret, Dorothy,
Jacob & Elizabeth Apply children of Jacob Apply late
Private in Col: Klock's Regt of Montgomery County Militia
To Seven Years half pay which we are intitled to by the
Death of our father Jacob Apply who was Slain in the
field on the 20th April 1779 as V Coll: J Klock's Certificate
To 1 Years Pension due 20th April 1780         £ 16 _ _
"  2  "       "     "   "     "   1781 & 1 Yr Int £_ 16 _16 _ _
"  3  "       "     "   "     "   1782 " 2 "   "   1 12 _   16 _ _
"  4  "       "     "   "     "   1783 " 3 "   "   2  8 _   16 _ _
"  5  "       "     "   "     "   1784 " 4 "   "   3  4 _   16 _ _
"  6  "       "     "   "     "   1785 " 5 "   "   4  _ _   16 _ _
"  7  "       "     "   "     "   1786 " 6 "   "   4 16 _  16 _ _
                                                                  
                                                  £16 16  £112                                                   
                     Medium time 20th April 1785 from which 16 _ _
                                     Interest common £112 5 P 6          
£128 6   Audited 1 November 1784
SOURCE:AUDITED ACCOUNTS, VOL. A, page 133, MANUSCRIPTS AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, NEW YORK STATE LIBRARY, ALBANY, N.Y.

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