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Pension Application for Warren Carpenter

  W.16886  (Wife Jerusha)
State of New York
Herkimer County SS.
            On the second day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty five personally appeared in open Court of the Court of Common Pleas being a Court according to the Constitution and Laws of the State of New York in and for the County of Herkimer being a Court of Record for the said County, Warren Carpenter aged sixty three years resident of the Town of Russia in the County aforesaid who being first duly sworn according to Law doth on his oath declare that he served in the Revolutionary War that he enlisted in the month [of] April 1778 in Capt. Job Wright’s (1) Company of Infantry in Col. McKenster’s (2) Regiment New York Line and was employed forwarding provisions & forage to the army & navy of the United States; that he serve[d] nine months and was discharged, that in the spring of 1779 he enlisted in Capt. Holl Dunham’s Company of Infantry in the same Regiment and marched to Saratoga where he was put under the command of Capt. Silas Grey and remaining on that station for nine months and was then discharged, that the above mentioning service was [?] on the Continental Establishment (3)—And I so solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the united States on the Eighteenth day of March 1818 and that I have not since that time by gift sale or in any manner disposed of my property or any part thereof to diminish it so as to bring myself within the provisions of an 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 passed on the eighteenth day of March 1818—and that I have not now any other person in trust for me any property or securities, contracts or debts due to me nor have I any income whatsoever of any kind except what is contained in the schedule hereunto annexed, wearing apparel and bedding excepted.
            That my family consists of myself aged sixty three years my wife Jerusha aged fifty nine years and my son Isaac aged seventeen years, that by occupation I am a Farmer of which old age and infirmity prevents me from being able to support my family by hand labour—That my property consists of thirty seven acres of poor Land incumbered with a mortgage to [?] the value of it.
A Schedule of Property

One cow $15.00

Six old Kitchen Chairs $0.75

One old one horse Waggon 5.00

One old table 1.00

One old Plough 1.00

One old chest .50

One chain 1.00

Two old barrels 1.00

One Yearling Calf 3.00

Two old water pails .25

Three sheep 4.00

One fire shovel & tongs .50

Two small young hogs 2.00

One old trammel .25

One old horse 12.00

$47.25

Sworn to in open court this 5th day of May 1825 before me Edmund Varney Judge of Herkimer Comm Pleas.

(Signed) Warren Carpenter

End Notes—Warren Carpenter W.16886

    1. Warren enlisted in Capt. Holturn Dunham’s Company in Colonel Marinus Willett’s Regiment of New York State Levies in 1781.  Captain Dunham was arrested for treasonable practices and was found guilty and he was cashiered on November 19, 1781.  Lieutenant Abraham A. Fonda a Lieutenant of Capt. Gray’s Company was appointed Captain of Dunham’s Company.  Although Warren did not serve in Captain Wright’s or Captain Gray’s Companies they were all at or near Saratoga, Ball’s Town now Ballston Spa, and Stillwater area in 1781.   Warren was paid what he was owed, £ 19..13..4, which was paid after the war to Isaac Hutton.  FROM: Revolutionary War Rolls 1775-1783, Series M-246, Roll 78, folder 173, National Archives, Washington DC.
    2. John McKinstry was commissioned major in Colonel Willett’s Regiment on April 27, 1781.  He was promoted Lieutenant-Colonel in August of 1781.
    3. The only other service I found for Warren is that he served as a private in Captain Ephraim Woodworth’s Company in Colonel John McCrea’s 13th Regiment of Albany County Militia.

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