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Pension Application for William Ackerman or Ackeman

S.44545
State of New York
Cayuga County SS.
            On this first day of May in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and eighteen before me the subscriber, one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas, in and for the County of Cayuga in said State, personally appears William Ackerman aged Sixty years, resident in the town of Sempronius in the County of Cayuga and state aforesaid, who being by me first duly sworn according to Law, doth, on his oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the provision made by the late 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.”
            That the said William Ackerman enlisted in the Town of Chester Orange County in the state of New York in the company commanded by Captain Barent TenEyk in Colonel Philip VanCortlandt’s Regiment in General James Clinton’s Brigade in the New York line—in the month of January in the year seventeen hundred and twenty seven that he continued to serve in the said Corps, or in the service of the United States, until the month of January Seventeen Hundred and Eighty when he was discharged from service in Morristown (Braskin ridge) state of New Jersey that he was in the battles of Saratoga and Monmouth and is in reduced circumstances, and stands in need of the assistance of his country for support, and that he has no other evidence now in his power of his said service.  (Signed) Wm. Ackerman
            Sworn to and declared before me the day and year first aforesaid. Charles Kellogg.

Letter written in response to a request for information, dated August 11, 1925
            I have to advise you that from the papers in the Revolutionary War pension claim S.44545 it appears that William Ackerman enlisted in Orange County, New York in January 1777, served as a private in Captain Barent TenEyck’s Company, Colonel Philip VanCortlandt’s New York Regiment, was at the battles of Saratoga and Monmouth and Sullivan’s Expedition and was discharged in January 1780.
            He was allowed pension on his application executed May 1, 1818 while a resident of Sempronius, Cayuga County, New York aged sixty years.
            In 1820 he referred to his wife Sarah aged fifty-eight years, her two children Patience Savage aged twelve years and Isaac Savage aged nine years, children by a former husband, and to his grandchild Rachel or Ruhel (?) lAckerman aged seven years.  He died July 13, 1834.

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