Pension Application for Conrad (Conradt) Coon
State of New York
Tompkins County SS.
Conrad Coon who was born in the City of Albany in the State of New York now resident of the Town of Ulysses in the County of Tompkins and State of New York being duly sworn deposeth and saith that he enlisted in the year one thousand seven hundred & seventy seven or there abouts, as near as he can recollect at the City of Albany as a private in the Company Commanded by Captain Robert McKean in Colonel Goose VanSchaick’s Regiment of the New York Line in the Army of the United States on the Continental Establishment against the common enemy for five years & he marched from Albany to Lake George at which place he remained until Burgoyne took Ticonderoga from thence to Stilwater from thence to Fort Stanwix & from thence to Albany after Captain McKean resigned & retired from the Army he was commanded by Captain Benjamin Hicks and when at Albany having the Rheumatism in some of his knees & otherwise unwell he hired a substitute to take his place who enlisted for during the war and upon his so enlisting & taking the deponents place before for a longer term of time & considering that he this deponent was unwell he was duly discharged under the hand of Colonel Van Schaick after having served for more than three years in the United Army as a private soldier & that from the ill health of this Deponent and from his reduced circumstances he needs the assistance of his country for support—That he is not apprised of any pension having heretofore being allowed him by the laws of the United States—And that he hereby released and relinquishes his claim to every pension heretofore allowed him by the laws of the United States. (Signed with his mark) Conrad coon
Subscribed and sworn this 14th day of April 1818 before me. John Ellis one of the Judges of Tompkins Com. Pleas
State of New York
On this fourteenth day of August 1819, before me the subscriber one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of the County of Albany personally appeared Conradt Coons aged sixty five years resident in Albany who being by me first duly sworn according to Law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the provision made by the late act of Congress entitled “An Act to provide to provide [sic] for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War”. That he the said Conradt Coons on the 10th day of May 1777 enlisted for during the War at Albany in the State of New York in the Company commanded by Capt. Robert McKeen in Col’l Goose VanSchaick’s Regiment of the New York Line, That he continued to serve in the said Corps until the 4th day of October 1778 when he was discharged in writing at Albany by Col’l Van Schaick in consequence of being unfit for duty by reason of the Rheumatism and also of a Cancer which came upon his face, that he had a written discharge which he has since lost. That he is in reduced circumstances and stands in need of assistance from his country for support having actually been supported at the Alms house of the City of Albany six weeks of the last year. (Signed with his mark) Conradt Coons
Sworn before me this sixteenth day of Augt 1819. Estes [?] Judge Albany Com. Pleas.
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