Pension Application for Barnard Carpenter
R.1716 (Widow: Phebe)
State of New York
County of Oneida SS.
On this twenty eighth day of September 1832, personally appeared before the Court of Chancery held for the State of New York at the City of Utica on the day & year aforesaid, before Nathan Williams Vice Chancellor of the fifth Circuit, Barnard Carpenter, a resident of the Town of Boonville in the county of Oneida and State of New York aged seventy five 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 June 7, 1832.
That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated.
That he was born at Nine Partners in the County of Dutchess & State of New York on the 21st day of December 1756, that he has a record of his age taken from his father’s family record. That the fore part of the time that he entered the service he resided at Nine Partners aforesaid, & the latter part at Stillwater in the County of Saratoga where he was called into the service as herein after mentioned, that at the close of the war he resided at Stillwater aforesaid & remained there nearly all the time until about the year 1788 when he removed to the now Town of Florida County of Montgomery & State of New York where he continued to reside until about two years ago last March when he removed to Rupier Herkimer County & resided there until March last when he removed to Boonville aforesaid where he has & still resides.
That in the spring of the year he thinks in the year 1776 but he can not be positive as to the year he volunteered at Nine Partners for the term of eight or nine months but which term he can not remember in Captain Lank Smith’s company of rangers, Stephen Haight was the Lieutenant & one Finney was the orderly serjeant the other officers he does not remember—He thinks they were not attached to any particular Regiment, the principal part of the time the company were engaged in guarding the country from the Tories & were marched to different places for that purpose, that they were stationed at Poughkeepsie in the State of New York a time & were engaged he well recollects in preparing taggots to put on Board the Sloop called the Fire Sloop—which was intended to burn the British fleet that their lay in the river, that he continued in the service at this time eight or nine months & was discharged at a place called the Great Nine Partners in the State of New York, the time he was discharged he can not tell but it was cold weather & returned to Nine Partners aforesaid.
That soon after he thinks within a month after he returned at home his brother, Thomas Carpenter was drafted for the term of three months as near as he can recollect as to the time, & this deponent went as a substitute for his said brother, that he entered in Captain Westfall’s company—that he thinks the Lieutenant’s name was Kermit, he thinks one Cudworth was the Orderly Serjeant, that he does not remember the name of the Colonel that they marched from Nine Partners to North Castle & from there to East Chester & then to White Plains & was at Croton River in the State of New York & then went back to White Plains & was there taken sick after being in the service two or three months & soon after he was permitted to go home, being unable to do duty & did not return nor recover until in the month of May, nor until his term or service had expired.
That in July 1777 he volunteered at Nine Partners, but the precise term of time he can not tell in Captain James Tallmadge company—the Lieutenants name he can not recollect.
The other officers he can not recollect, that they were in Col. Graham’s Regiment in Gen. Glover’s Brigade. That they went to VanSchaick’s Island in the Hudson river & then marched to Bemus Heights near Saratoga & was in some skirmishes in scouting parties, & was present at the taking & surrender of Burgoyne & saw him Burgoyne deliver up his sword & was in the service at this time about two months& was discharged at Esopus soon after it was burnt & then returned to Nine Partners.
That in the year 1780 according to his best recollection as to the time, that he thinks it was in the month of May—he enlisted at Nine Partners or he went to supply a class that were bound to punish a man he thinks for the term of nine months. That he was in Captain Daniel Shepard’s Company & Isaac Finch was the Lieutenant, the other officers he does not recollect, that they were attached to Col. Wisenfelt’s regiment, the other officers he can not remember, they marched to Fish Kill & from there to the highlands & went to different parts of the country & was at Albany & was discharged at Albany—After being in the service about nine months & returned to Stillwater.
That in the year 1781 according to his best recollection & he thinks in the month of April or fore part of May, he enlisted in Captain Starkweather’s Company in which Asahapl Putman was the Lieutenant & the orderly serjeant was David Hall that they were in Col. Warner’s Regiment in which one Chipman was the Major that the commissary or Quarter Master’s name was Bates, that they marched to Fort Edward on the Hudson river, & remained there until he was discharged on Christmas or New Years day & he thinks it was New Years day after having been in the service at this time the full term of his enlistment being nine months & returned to Stillwater aforesaid.
That the whole time he was in actual serv ice according to his best recollection was upwards of two years & eight months.
That he was well acquainted with Major Chipman who was in the regular army.
That he knew Col. Warner also & some others whose names he can not recollect.
That he has no documentary evidence of his service. That he never received any written discharge.
That he knows of no person whose testimony he can procure who can testify to his service except John Davis of Deerfield Oneida County & Jotham Carpenter & Arabel Carpenter of Rupier Herkimer County who are his cousins, who know something about he services.
That he is known to the following person in his present neighborhood who can testify to his character for truth & veracity & their belief of his services as a soldier of the revolution viz, Caleb Sweet, Farmer Alexander Murray, Norman McFarling, Mr. Booth Deputy Sheriff, Mr. Johnson Farmer, Asa S. Rockwell, Farmer of the Town of Marcy—that from his short residence in Boonville, he has become acquainted with no clergyman here.
He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present & declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state. (Signed) Barnard Carpenter
Sworn & Subscribed the day & year aforesaid before me. N. Williams, Vice Chanc.
Syracuse NY July 7, 1860
Barnard Carpenter was a Revolutionary Pensioner & resided in Boonville Oneida Co. NY, where he died in May 1841.
He was married in 1788 & his wife Phoebe Carpenter survived him and died Nov. 8th 1848.
Hannah Simonds, a widow residing in this City is the only surviving child of the above named Barnard & Phoebe Carpenter.
The above is Mrs. Simonds’ story and you will oblige me by seeing if it is confirmed by the pension rolls & if under such a state of fact. She is entitled to any arrears of pension & will feel obliged if you will send me the bank forms for an application which I propose to make in her behalf. I am very respectfully known, C. G. Sedgwick
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