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Pension Application for Samuel Anderson

S.45214
NY Line, Captain McKean
State of New York
Chautauqua County  SS.
            On this first day of May 1818, before me the subscriber, one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in & for the County of Chautauqua, in the State of New York personally appeared, Samuel Anderson aged fifty six years, resident in the Town of Portland in said County, who being by me first duly sworn, according to law, doth on his oath, make the following declaration in order to obtain the provisions made by the late act of Congress, entitled “An act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land & naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War, that the said Samuel Anderson enlisted in Cherry Valley in said State in the year 1777, in the company commanded by Captain Robert McKean of the first New York Regiment commanded by Col. VanSchaick in General James Clinton’s Brigade, that he continued to serve in the said Corps. in the service of the United States during the Revolutionary War at the expiration of which & when the company was disbanded, he was honorably discharged at Snake Hill in the State of New York being then a private in Capt. Benjamin Hicks’ company.  That he was in the Battle at Monmouth and in the engagement at the taking of Lord Cornwallis and that he 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 serves, except the testimony of William Dickson & Alexander William whose affidavits are hereto annexed & a patent of bounty lands granted to him by the state of New York in consideration of his said services.  (Signed) Samuel Anderson
            Sworn to & declared before me the day & year aforesaid.  Matthew Prendergast.

Letter in file written in reply to request for information, dated June 23, 1924.
            I have to advise you that from the papers in the Revolutionary War pension claim S.45214 it appears that Samuel Anderson enlisted in Cherry Valley, New York in 1777, served as a private in Captains Robert McKean’s and Benjamin Hicks’ Companies, Colonel VanSchaick’s New York Regiment, was in the battle of Monmouth and Siege of York and was discharged at the close of the war.
            He was allowed pension on his application executed May 1, 1818 while living in Portland, Chautauqua County, New York aged fifty-six years.
            In 1820 he referred to his wife Garuse aged fifty-eight years, daughters Sally aged twenty-five years and Betsey aged eighteen years, son Samuel aged twenty years, and grandson Allen Shepherd Sisson aged three years and three months whose mother was dead and father living in Indians.  No further family data on file.

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