Morrison's Pensions


Pension Application for George Edick

The document is difficult to read, faint and not legible in many places.
S.12854
State of New York
Onondaga County
            On this 11th day of September personally appeared in open court before Daniel Moseley vice Chancellor at a Court of Chancery?, George Edick, a resident of the Town of ??? County of Onondaga and State of New York, aged seventy-six years, who 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 the 7th day of June 1832.
            That he entered service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated.  That in the month of April of May 1775 he volunteered under Captain George Herkimer and was stationed at Herkimer on the Mohawk River about two months in the month of July of that year enlisted under Captain Eisenlord and was employed in building Fort Herkimer and Fort Dayton on the Mohawk River was at a place called Rome near Fort Stanwix was ??? thinks Col. Van Schaick had the command at that time was discharged late in the fall, thinks in November was at this time in the New York Militia. 
            In the month of April 1776, this applicant enlisted again; under Captain Eisenlord for nine months under Col. Van Schaick of the New York Militia and was stationed at Fort Herkimer and Fort Dayton that year and was discharged about the first January 1777. 
            In the month of April 1777 enlisted under Captain William McKee was ordered to Fort Edward on the Hudson River and was employed on board the boats in the service of United [States] on that river transporting stores for the army and to the different forts on the river between Albany and Fort Miller and Fort Edward.  Was discharged that year at Fort Herkimer on the 1st January 1778.
            On the first of April 1778 enlisted in Captain Bigbread’s Company in Col. Harpers Regiment New York Militia for nine months and was stationed at Fort Herkimer on the Mohawk River and was out in; frequent scouting parties and in ??? Indians and Tories was discharged at Fort Herkimer the last day of December of that year.
            In the month of April of the year 1779 enlisted under Captain Leffler and was employed during that year in boating continental stores from Schenectady to the different forts on the Mohawk River until cold weather and was then sent out with a party to get wood for the soldiers at Fort Herkimer and Fort Dayton, Fort Plain and was discharged in January 1780.
            In the spring of the year in the month of May 1780 volunteered under Captain Gitman and while on guard over some continental stores near Fort Herkimer on the 4th of June 1780, was taken prisoner by the Indians and conveyed to Fort Niagara and in about four weeks thereafter to Montreal where he was detained a prisoner until the month of December 1782 when he was released. 
            That he has no documentary evidence of his services except the testimony hereunto annexed and had no written discharge from the service. 
            He was born at Palatine on the Mohawk River, State of New York on the 13th? day of December 1755.  That John Frank of Herkimer has a Bible which contains a record of his age.  That he was living at Herkimer when he entered the service and lived at that place until the year 1810 when he removed to Manlius where he has since that time lived and now lives.  That the persons with whom he is acquainted in his neighborhood and who can testify to his veracity and is their belief in his services are Allen Bierco and Thaddeuis Patten.
            That he hereby relinquishes all claims whatever to any pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state.
            (Signed with his mark)  George Edick
            Sworn this 11th Sept. 1832.   Daniel Moseley, Circuit Judge
Letter in the pension folder.
August 7, 1939
Mrs. Dwight T. Randall
30 Rhode Island Avenue
Highland Park, Michigan
Dear Madam:
            Reference is made to your request for information relative to George Edich, Eatich, Edigh, or Itigh who served in the Revolutionary War from New York State.
            The data which follow were taken from papers on file in the pension claim S.12854, based on the military service of the only George Edick or Edich (searched under all spellings) that is found in the Revolutionary War records of this office.
            George Edick, or Edich was born at Palatine on the Mohawk River in New York, December 13, 1765.  The names of his parents are not shown.
            While living in Herkimer, he served as private with New York troops as follows: he volunteered in April or May, 1775, under Captain George Herkimer and was stationed at Herkimer on the Mohawk River about two months.  He enlisted in July 1775, under Captain Eisenlord and Colonel Van Schaick and was employed in building Fort Herkimer and Fort Dayton and was discharged in November, 1775.  He enlisted in April, 1775, under Captain Eisenlord and Colonel Van Schaick, was stationed at Forts Herkimer and Dayton and was discharged about the first of January, 1777.  He enlisted in April 17677, under Captain William McKee, was ordered to Fort Edward on the Hudson River and was employed on board the boats in the United States service in transporting stores for the army to various posts on the Hudson between Albany and Forts Miller and Edward and was discharged January 1, 1778.  He enlisted the first of April, 1778, in Captain Bigbread’s company in Colonel Harper’s regiment, was stationed at Fort Herkimer and was discharged December 31, 1778.  He enlisted in April, under Captain Leffler, was employed in boating continental stores from Schenectady to different posts on the Mohawk River until cold weather when he was sent to get wood for soldiers at Forts Herkimer, Dayton and Plain, and was discharged January 1, 1780.  He volunteered in May 1780, under Captain Gitman and while on guard over some continental stores near Fort Herkimer on June 4, 1780 was taken prisoner by the Indians and conveyed to Fort Niagara and from there to Montreal where he was held until released in December, 1782.
            George Edick or Edich lived at Herkimer until 1810 when he moved to Manlius, Onondaga County, New York.
            He was allowed pension on his application executed September 11, 1832, while living in Manlius, New York.
            In 1833, one Conrat Ittig (personal signature) made affidavit in Herkimer County that he served with George Edick or Edich in 1778, relationship not shown.  There are no further data relative to family.
            Very truly yours,
            A.D. Hiller, Executive Assistant to the Administrator

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