Morrison's Pensions


Pension Application for Rudolph Cook

In the pension folder:
Cook, Rudolph
            His name appears on a list of applicants for invalid pensions returned by the District Court for the District of New York, submitted to the House of Representatives by the Secretary of War on April 25, 1794, and printed in the American State Papers, class 9, page 92.
            Rank: Captain
            Regt. Col Klock’s (1)
            Disability: Loss of sight, occasioned by having an eye struck out in assisting some women to draw water out of a well at Stone Arabia ft.
            When and where disabled: July 1780, Stone Arabia fort. (2)
            Remarks:  There are no militia rolls in this office.
            Evidence transmitted by the District Court incomplete.
            Every document and evidence wanting, except the reasons why he did not apply before.

Letter in folder:
Rev. and 1812 War Section
May 5, 1924

Robert C. Taylor
17 Stoneleigh Park
Westfield, NJ
Sir;
            I have to advise you that from the records of this bureau it appears that Rudolph Cook  (3) served as a Captain in Colonel Klock’s New York Regiment.
            He applied for pension on account of loss of sight occasioned by having an eye struck out in assisting some women to draw water out of a well at Stone Arabia Fort in July 1780, but the claim was not allowed as he failed to prove that the injury was incurred in the line of duty.
            There is no further data relative to his services and no data on file as to his family.
Respectfully,
Commissioner [Not signed]

End Notes

  1. Colonel Jacob Klock’s Regiment of Tryon County Militia [Second Regiment].  His company did not exist very long.
  2. He is referring to Fort Paris.
  3. Originally spelled Koch, Kock, etc.  A Rudolph, Jr. Serverinus Sr. & Jr. served in the same company.  After his injury his company became part of another company.

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