Morrison's Pensions


    Pension Application for Nicholas Casler

S.12424
State of New York
County of Montgomery
            On the 19th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & thirty-two personally appeared in open court before the Judges of Court of Common Pleas of the said county now sitting Nicholas Casler, a resident of the Town of Minden in the County & State aforesaid aged sixty-eight on the fifth day of March last.  When 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 June7th 1832.
            That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers served as hereafter stated.
            That he enlisted in the City of Schenectady in the County of Schenectady under Captain Guy Young, Lieutenant Christopher Peake. The latter part of March 1782 for nine months that after the company was raised it was mustered and marched up the Mohawk River where they joined a regiment commanded by Colo. Marinus Willett where they were kept on duty and sent out to guard the inhabitants at Fort Clyde, Fort Keysor, Fort Windecker and Fort Plank.  And in the fall marched to Fort Dayton in the County of Herkimer where they remained on duty until the latter part of December when they were marched to Fort Plain when they were discharged on the last day of December of that year and that he has no documentary evidence of his services.
            That he was born in the [County] of Herkimer & State aforesaid in the year 1765.  That he has no record of his age.
            That he has lived in the City of Schenectady & County of Schenectady & State aforesaid when he enlisted & entered the service as above mentioned.
            That he resided in Schenectady until about two years after the war when he moved to Minden in the County of Montgomery and State aforesaid where he has since continued to live and now lives.
            That he entered the service by enlistment as above stated.
            That he cannot state the names of officers with troops Continental & Militia Regiments or the general circumstances of his services other than as he has above stated the same.
            And that he never received a written discharge from the service.
            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.
            Sworn and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.
(his mark) Nicholas Casler
Geo. D. Ferguson, Clerk.
Letter in pension folder
September 24, 1930
Alice Casler [? Illegible last name]
Fort Plain, New York
Dear Madam:
            You are advised that it appears from the papers in the Revolutionary War pension claim S.12424, that Nicholas Casler was born March 5, 1765 in Herkimer, New York.
            While a resident of Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York, he enlisted the latter part of March, 1782, and served as a private in Captain Guy Young’s Company, Colonel Marinus Willett’s New York Regiment until the last day of December, 1782.
            He was allowed pension on his application executed September 19, 1832, while a resident of Minden, Montgomery County, New York, where he had moved two years after the war.
            He died February 25, 1843.
            There are no family data.
            Very truly yours, N. W. Morgan
            Acting Commissioner

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