Pension Application for John Beaty
Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed the 7th June 1832.
State of New York
County of Ulster SS
On the 30th day of August in the year of our Lord, one thousand Eight Hundred and thirty three, personally appeared before Me. Samuel Stilwell one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in and for said County, being a court of record, having by law a Clerk and a Seal John Beaty a resident of the town of Marbletown in the County of Ulster and State of New York aged Eighty two years, who being first duly sworn according to Law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed 7th June 1832—That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers, and served as herein stated.
In the year 1777 in the month of January—the whole militia Regiment of Col. Hoornbeck (1) to which said applicant belonged was ordered and marched to New Jersey, went by land through Ulster and Orange Counties to a place called Kakiat—were engaged in guarding the Country against the British who were then in New Jersey—Served in the company of Capt. Charles Brodhead (2) and was discharged after serving one month—
In said Year 1777 in the month of August volunteered and enlisted for three months to go to the northward, under Charles Brodhead Captain, (3) James Rosekrans First & Moses Cantine’s (4) Second Lieut., went on board of a Sloop to Albany and was ordered to March to Fort Stanwix,--Marched to Schenectady, the field officers had not yet come—Van Schaicks (5) Regiment was there, which was then ordered for Fort Stanwix—our Company was then marched to Van Schaicks Island near Waterford, there our Regiment was formed under Col. Graham, Lt-Col. Hopkins & Major John Cantine’s, (6) and we were attached to Genl. Glovers Brigade (7)—then marched to Stillwater and joined Genl Gates’s (8) army before Burgoyne came there—was in a skirmish there with the Hessians, took their guard house and burnt it in this skirmish my leg was grazed by a musket ball the mark of which can yet be seen—was on duty when Burgoyne surrendered—was ordered and marched to Marbletown, Ulster County and there discharged in the beginning of November some time after Kingston was burnt, (9) recollects Genls Lincoln, Nixon, Arnold, (10) &c.
In the fall of the said year 1777 in December said applicant did serve for the term of one month at Wawarsing in Ulster County—the stores which had been removed from Kingston after it was burnt being removed there, said applicant was engaged in guarding said stores—served in the Militia Company of Capt. Charles Brodhead.—
In the year 1778  (11) in the month of April said applicant volunteered and enlisted for seven months and served said term on the frontiers at Shawangunk, Ulster County under Henry Pauling, Capt. Henry Van Hossenbergh first, John Van Deusin 2 Lieut. Albert Pawling Col. Was engaged in guarding the Country against the incursions of the Indians and Tories, and was discharged in the month of November following after serving said term of seven months—
In the year 1779 early in the spring when Col. Cortlandt’s (12) Regiment was at Wawarsing said applicant did serve for the term of one month on the frontiers at said place, in the company of Capt. Charles Brodhead in Col. John Cantine’s Regiment.
In the same year (1779) immediately after the above service, said applicant volunteered and enlisted for three months and did serve said tours in a company of Militia commanded by Capt. Charles Brodhead in Col. Hathorn’s (13) Regiment was stationed at FishKill in Dutchess County, and was engaged in Scouting about an keeping guards enlisted in the latter part of April and was discharged near the first of August following. In the latter part of August or first of September in said year, said applicant again volunteered and did serve for the term of three months on the frontiers at Sawkill in said County of Ulster—was engaged in guarding the country against the Indians and Tories & served in Capt. Charles Brodhead’s Company of Militia in Col. John Cantine’s Regiment was stationed at the house of John Brodhead—was discharged in the latter part of November or about the first of December—
In the month of December in said Year 1779, said applicant again enlisted as a month’s guard and did serve said term on the frontiers in a fort at Laghawack in Capt. Andries Beviers Company of Militia—
In the year 1780 in April said applicant did again serve on the frontiers at Rochester in said County of Ulster in a Company of Militia commanded by Capt. Derick Westbrook in Col. Cantine’s Regiment was stationed at the home of Jacob Hoornbeck—served one month—
In the same year in the fall, said applicant again served for the term of three months on the frontiers at Naponach in Wawarsing in the Militia Company of Capt. Andries Bevier in Col. Cantine’s Regiment.—
In the year 1781 (15) said applicant did serve for the term of two months on the frontiers at Peenpackin the Militia Company of Capt. Bordawine Teerpenning, Frederick Westbrook Lieut.—was engaged in keeping back the Indians & Tories—enlisted in August and was discharged in November.—
Said applicant farther believes that he has also served several short terms on alarms and scouts along the frontier which he cannot now particularly describe and has positively served his country in the Revolution, the within several terms amounting to more than two years.—
And in answer to the Interrogatories put to him by the said Judge as prescribed by the War Department said applicant states 1st that he was born on the 15th day of Jany 1751 at Marbletown in the County of Ulster and State of New York—2d that his age is recorded in the family Bible now in his possession—3d that he has lived in said Marbletown when called into service, has lived there since the Revolutionary War and still resides in said town.—4th that he entered the service as a Volunteer, and when he served for one month on the frontiers was drafted.--5th that while in the service he recollects Genl Gates, Arnold, Nixon & Col Cantine, Pawling &c.—6th Never received any but a verbal discharge—7th He would state the names of Jacob Chambers Esq, John Louisberg Esq & Abraham Ebbardenburgh Esq in his present neighborhood who can testify as to his character for veracity and their belief of his services as a soldier of the Revolution—that he does not now recollect any other continental of Militia Regiments or any other circumstances than stated what is set forth.
Said Applicant would state that the Clergymen in his neighborhood is a young man lately settled in the Congregation and not acquainted with said applicant, he has therefore produced before said Judge Abraham G. Hardenburgh and John Chambers Esqs to certify under oath as to their belief of his age, and his reputation of having been a soldier of the Revolution as required by the War Department.—
He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present, and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state. (Signed with his mark) John Beaty
Sworn to & Subscribed the day & year above stated. [rest is cut off]
State of New York
Ulster County SS.
Jacob J. Roosa of the town of Marbletown in said County being sworn says that he is in the seventy third year of his age; that he was well acquainted with John Beaty in the time of the Revolutionary War and has known him since that in the year 1777 he said deponent and said John Beaty did serve together for the term of three months in a company of Militia commanded by Capt. Charles Brodhead in Col. Grahams Regiment—that said service was performed at Saratoga, and Stilwater to stop the progress of Genl Burgoyne—That he said Deponent and said Beaty enlisted at the same time in August in the year 1777 and were discharged in November in said year after serving out said term of three months.— (Signed) Jacob Roosa
Sworn & Subscribed this 6th day of September 1833 before me Edw. Lounsbery Justice of the Peace
Ulster County SS.
I do certify that on the 6th day of Sept. 1833 before me a Justice of the Peace in and for said County appeared Jacob S. Roosa to me well known and made oaths to and subscribed the above deposition before me—and I also certify that he is a person of good character and entitled to full credit as a witness. Edw. Lounsbery
State of New York
County of Ulster SS.
Christopher Van Leuvan (16) of the Town of Olive in said County being sworn deposeth and saith that he is in the seventy third year of his age, that he was well acquainted with John Beaty in the time of the Revolutionary War, that he knew him before, and has known him ever since—that in the year 1777 in the month of December after Kingston was burnt by the British the Stores which had been placed there, being removed to Warwarsing, said Deponent and said John Beaty did serve for the term of one month as privates in guarding the said stores at the home of Nathan Vernooy.—
In the year 1778 in the month of April said Deponent and said John Beaty volunteered and Enlisted for the term of seven months and did serve said term on the frontier at Shandakan in Ulster County in a Company of Militia commanded by Capt. Henry Pawling in Col. Albert Pawling’s Regiment, were discharged at the same place in November following—in the Spring of the year 1779 when Col. Cortlandt’s Regiment was at Wawarsing said deponent and said John Beaty did serve together for the term of one month on the frontiers in Capt. Charles Brodhead’s company of Militia—in the same year immediately after said last mentioned service said deponent and said John Beaty did serve for the term of three months in a Company of Militia commanded by Capt. Chs. Brodhead in Col. Hathorn’s Regiment and were placed at FishKill in Dutchess County—in September in said year said deponent and said Beaty volunteered and did serve for the term of three months on the frontiers at [Luwekill?] in the Company of Capt. Charles Brodhead, in Col. John Cantine’s Regiment and were stationed at the house of John Brodhead—in the fall of said year 1779, in December said Deponent and said John Beaty did serve together for the term of one month on the frontiers in the Militia company of Capt. Andris Bevier, and were stationed at a fort in Laghawack -- Said deponent farther swears that in the year 1780 he and said Beaty did serve together for the term of Three Months in the Militia Company of Capt. Andries Bevier on the frontiers at Napanack; this was in the fall of said year—Previous to the last mentioned service in the Spring of the said war 1780, he said deponent and said John Beaty did serve together on the frontier at Rochester in said County of Ulster for the term of one month, and were stationed at the house of Jacob Hornbeck served in the Militia Company of Capt. Derick Westbrook, in Col. John Cantine’s Regiment.—In the year 1781 said deponent and said John Beaty (in the month of August) volunteered and did serve for the term of two months at Paghkoachkan on the frontiers in a company of Militia commanded by Capt. Bowdwine Tarpenning. Said Deponent farther swears that in the several services within mentioned he and said Beaty, marched at the same times and were discharged at the same time after serving out said service terms—that said Beaty was also frequently out on alarms & scouting parties for short terms which said deponent cannot now particularize. (Signed with his mark) Christopher Van Leuvan [VanLeugen, VanLewan, etc.]
Sworn and subscribed this 30th day of August 1833 Before me, Samuel Stilwell one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for Ulster County
End Notes—John Beaty S.9275
“Pay Role of Captain Charles Brodhead’s Company in the Regt Commanded by Coll. Morris Graham consisting of Drafts of the Militia of Dutchess and Ulster Counties, with their respective Commencements and Ending both Days Inclusive and now stationed at VanSchaick’s Island.”
John Beaty is listed as enlisting Aug 7 and is still there on Aug 31, pay per month is 6 2/3 dollars, and he was paid £2..4..5 ¼ for 25 days service.