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Pension Application for Ebenezer Green

W.23164 (Widow: Priscilla.  June 14, 1843, Priscilla Green, aged 76 applied for pension.  Married  April 8, 1785.  Ebenezer died December 10, 1841.)
Declaration of Ebenezer Green, in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7, 1833.
State of New York
Genesee County SS.
            On this fifteenth day of October in the year eighteen hundred and thirty two, personally appeared in open court, before the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of the County of Genesee, now sitting in the town Batavia in and for said county, in said State of New York, Ebenezer Green, a resident of the town of Bergen in the County of Genesee and State of New York aged sixty nine years on the 19th June 1832, 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 June 7, 1832.
            That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers, and served as herein stated.
            That on or about the first day of May 1780 he resided in Nobeltown, in Columbia County, New York, he was drafted or employed by a class and enlisted for seven months in the state Militia of New York and went into a company commanded by Capt. Walter Froman—that Bateman was Lieutenant and was in Col. John Harper’s Regiment—that he went to Albany and thence up the Mohawk River to Little Falls.—That while there he joined a company under the command of Capt. Nathaniel Norton and marched to Orangetown New Jersey and was put into col. Wizenfelts Regiment—and then marched to the English neighborhood and thence to Stonerabie and then back to Orangetown and remained there until after the execution of Major Andrew and then marched to West Point and remained there two or three weeks and then marched to Albany—and soon after went up the Mohawk River to Fort Stanwix and then back to the German Flats—then he marched back to Albany and was discharged on or about the 1st day of December 1780—That he was in no battle during this period.
            That in the month of April or May 1781 which he cannot recollect he enlisted in the State Service, in the militia for nine months and marched to Saratoga and in a company under Capt. Holt Dunham and was in Col. McKinstry’s Regiment and in July enlisted for three years in state militia and was still in same company and remained till the month of August and then went home on business for Col. McKinstry and under his orders—that after he got home, he was attached with the Fever and Ague and remained there until the last of November or the first of December and then joined Capt. Job Wright’s Company at Ballstown and remained there about a month when he was directed to go home, but was still liable to be called upon to do duty, and did go again.  In the month of April or May 1782.  He had enlisted for three years in the state militia raised by the county [lands?] in the month of July in the year 1782 and soon after he enlisted for the nine months in the State militia—that after his enlistment for the three years he went home under the orders of his Col. And was taken sick and did not serve any more except the month aforesaid until the moth of April or May 1782 when he was transferred into Marinus Willet’s Regiment—that the Adjutant was Phiny Moore—the surgeon of the Regiment was [Trimper?]—that he was in a company commanded by Capt. Percy that Josiah Richardson was Lieutenant—that Hamblin, Defreeze and Hollister were seargeants—that he went from Albany up the Mohawk River to Curriestown in Montgomery County NY south of Anthony’s Nose and remained there until September or October as guard—then marched to Fort Plain and joined his regiment—that he remained there until February and then marched to Oswego and staid there one day and then went back to Fort Plain where he remained till some time in the month of May 1783 when he was discharged and returned home—that he never received any discharge, has no documentary evidence of his services and has no record of his age except a record in his possession which he copied from his father’s Bible.
            That he was born in Reading, Fairfield County in the State of Connecticut on the 19th June 1763—That after the war, he resided in Nobletown, Columbia Co. NY two or three years—in in Sheshequin (then) in the County of Luzerne in Pennsylvania on the Susquehannah about one year in or near Chenanto Point, Broome County NY about 3 years, then in Sciprio, Cayuga Co., NY 17 years, then—in Phelps, Ontario Co. NY about five years then in Bergen where he has resided about ten years.  That the Rev. Josiah Persons, Henry Down Grifford & Benjamin Wright and Jacob Spafford reside in his neighborhood, are well acquainted with him and can testify as to his character for veracity and their belief in his services as a revolutionary soldier.
            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.  (Signed) Ebenezer Green
            Sworn and subscribed the day and year aforesaid in open court.  Timothy Fitch, Clerk

Reply dated July 30, 1937 in response to an inquiry.
            Reference is made to your request in regard to Ebenezer Green and Job Robbins who served in the Revolutionary War.
            The data which follow were obtained from papers on file in the pension claim W.23164, based upon the military service of Ebenezer Green.           
            He was born June 19, 1763, at Reading, Fairfield County, Connecticut.  The names of his parents were not given.
            While a resident of Nobletown, Columbia County, New York, he enlisted May 1, 1780, and served seven months as private with the New York troops under Captains Walter Vroman and Nathaniel Norton and Colonels John Harper and Weissenfels.  He enlisted in April or May, 1781, and served until sometime about the close of 1781 as private in Captains Holt Dunham’s and Job Wright’s company in Colonel McKinstrey’s New York Regiment.  He enlisted in April or May, 1782, and served one year as private in Captain Percy’s company in Colonel Marinus Willett’s New York Regiment.
            After the Revolution he lived in Nobletown, in Sheshequin on the Susquehanna River and at that time it was in Luzerne County in Pennsylvania, in or near Chenango Point in Broome County, New York.
            He was allowed pension on his application executed October 15, 1832, at which time he was a resident of Bergen, New York.
            Ebenezer Green died December 10, 1841, in Bergen, New York.
            This soldier married in Nobletown, New York, April 8, 1785, Priscilla Salisbury who was born March 3, 1765.
            She was allowed pension on her application executed June 14, 1843, at which time she was a resident of Bergen, New York.  She was living there in 1848.
            Ebenezer and Priscilla Green had the following children:
            Elizabeth born October 27, 1785.
            Hope born June 4, 1787.
            Thomas Gilbert born November 6, 1789.
            Anna Sophia born October 23, 1793.
            Zalmon born October 19, 1795, resident of Bergen in 1843.
            Simon born December 27, `797.
            Zephen born July 11, 1800.
            Ebenezer H. born April 16, 1802.
            Elexander Hambleton born July 21, 1804, died February 22, 1806.
            Fradrick born May 18, 1810, died January 20, 1812.
            The following family data also appear:
            Priscilla Bulkley was born April 2nd, 18--, year illegible.
            Peter B. Bulkley was born April 28, 18--, year illegible.
            One E. G. Bulkley acted as witness for the widow, Priscilla Green, in 1848, relationship not shown.
            In 1843 the widow’s brother, Joseph Salisbury, was living in Clarendon, Orleans County, New York, aged seventy-one years.  In 1843 the following acted as witnesses for the widow, relationship not shown.  Marien (?) Salisbury, E. W. Salisbury and Betsey Salisbury.  In 1843, one Grace Salisbury, resident of Ledyard, Cayuga County, New York aged eighty-one years, stated that she helped to dress Priscilla for her wedding in 1785, relationship not given.
            The Revolutionary War records of this office fail to afford any information in regard to Job Robbins.

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