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Pension Application for Luke Crandall or Crandell

W.16931 (Widow Rachel)
State of New York
Niagara County SS.
            On this first day of May 1818 before the Subscriber one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in and for said County personally came Luke Crandell aged sixty three years a resident of Concord in said County who being by me first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the provisions made by the late act of Congress entitled “An act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the revolutionary war.”  That the said Luke Crandall in the month of March or April of the year 1776 at Little Hoosack in the State of New York enlisted in the company commanded by Capt. Benjamin Hicks of the Regiment in the New York line of Continental Troops commanded by Col. VanSchaick, that he continued to serve in said  Crops one year when he was honorably discharged.—
            That in the month in May 1777 he enlisted in Capt. Henry Tiebout company of Col. Peter Gansevoorts Regiment on the New York line of Continental Troops at Hellebarracks in the said State of New York, and that he continued to service in said Corps or in the service of the United States until the month of May 1780 when he was discharged from service in Morris Town in the State of New Jersey—That he was in the battles at Chemling Point and at the Siege of Fort Stanwix in the State of New York.
            That he is in reduced circumstances and stands in need of the assistance of his county for support and that he has no other evidence now in his power of his said services.  (Signed) Luke Crandall
            Sworn to and declared before me the day and year aforesaid.  Th. Townsend, Judge of Niagara Com. Pleas

State of New York
County of Erie SS.
            On this sixth day of June 1821 personally appeared in open court the same being constituted a court of record by the laws of said state.  Luke Crandall resident in Collins late the Town of Concord in said County of Erie, abed about sixty seven years, who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath declare that he served in the revolutionary war as follows.  That in the spring of the year 1776, he enlisted in the years service in Captain Benjamin Hicks Company in Col. Van Schaicks Regiment of New York Troops, served about a year and was discharged—afterwards and he thinks in the month of May 1777 he enlisted in Capt. Henry Tiebouts Company in Col. Peter Gansevoorts Regiment and did actually serve [?] that period and was honorably discharged at Morristown in New Jersey.
            That for said service he received a pension from the United States, having made application for the same in the 1st day of May 1818. The number of the certificate appears to be 17,189.
            And I do solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th 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, with intent thereby to so diminish it as to bring myself under the provisions of an act of Congress entitled an act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War, passed on the 18th of March 1818, and that I have not nor has any person in trust for me any property or securities, contract or debt, due to me nor have I any income other than what is accounted in the schedule hereto annexed and by me subscribed and that the same is not worth more than the several sums annexed to the [?] respectively.
            2 chairs $1.25
            2 axes [?] $4.25
            6 knives and forks [?] $1.25
            3 spoons [?] $.44
            2 tea cups and saucers 6
            2 hoes [?] $1.50
            2 pails $.62
            [?] $19.00
            [?] $1.12
            [?] $.56
            [?] $.18
            That he this defendant is by occupation a farmer, but in consequence of the wrist of his left hand, and three fingers of the right hand having been dislocated, and his left knee being much swollen from rhemache affliction, he is unable to labor more than one day in the week.
            That his family residing with him consists of Rachel his wife aged sixty years, she is very lame and infirm—Philitis? his son aged fifteen years, who is in part able to contribute to their support—That this declarant is indebted to different and owe [?] to about the amount of seventy dollars.  (Signed with his mark) Luke Crandall
            Sworn to and declared on this sixth day of June 1821 before me, James S. Barton, Clerk

State of New York
County of Erie SS. 
            On this 1st day of May 1838 personally appeared before the Subscriber a Justice of the peace in and for said County, Rachael Crandall a resident of the Town of Collins in the County aforesaid, aged seventy seven years, who being first duly sworn according to law doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress passed July 4th 1836; that she is the widow of Luke Crandall who was a Revolutionary pensioner of the United States, that her husband served in the war of the Revolution as a private soldier as she was informed and believes but that she does not know in what Company or Regiment or the names of the officers under whom he served,  The Deponent further declares that she was married to the said Luke Crandall in the Town of Hoosick in this state on the 13th day of June in the year (1777) Seventeen hundred seventy seven that her said husband was in the service of the United States after they were married and that the said Luke Crandall her husband, died on the 1st day of August 1832 and that she has remained a widow ever since that period, as will more fully appear by reference to the proof hereto annexed.  Samuel Lake, witness to mark.  (Signed with her mark) Rachael Crandall
            Sworn and Subscribed the 1st day of May 1838 before me, and from a personal acquaintance I certify the deponent is entitled to credit & belief.  Jonas Glouse, Justice.

State of New York
Chauque? County SS.
            Thankful Curtis being duly sworn according to law doth on her oath say that she is a sister to Luke Crandall late of the Town of Collins deceased who was a pensioner of the United States at the time of his death that he left his wife Rachael Crandall a widow who now resides in the said Town of Collins as the Deponent is informed and believes.  The Deponent further says that her Brother the said Luke Crandall was lawfully married to the Said Rachael in June one thousand seven hundred and seventy nine by Elder Barns a clergymen at a place then called little Hoosack in Washington or Rensselaer County in this state.  The Deponent testifies to the date of the marriage from her recollection and having reference to other incidents that occurred about the same period of time, but she testifies to the marriage from her knowledge of the fact having a perfect and distinct recollection of the same and the circumstances attending the same.—The Deponent further says that her Brother the said Luke was absent from home after his said marriage, and as she then believes in the service of the United States, and that it was well understood at the time he was married.  That he was a soldier—(Signed with her mark) Thankful Curtis
            Sworn to and subscribed this 21st day of August 1840 before me and I certify the Deponent to be a credible Witness.  Deloss Beebe.  Jeremiah Curtis, Justice of the peace for the Town of Stockton

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