Pension Application for Enoch F. Henry
Declaration of Enoch F. Henry in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June th 1832.
The State of Ohio
Franklin County SS.
On this 23rd day of September 1835 personally appeared in open court before the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of said County of Franklin now sitting Enoch F. Henry a resident of Washington Township in the County of Franklin and State of Ohio aged eighty three 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 June 7th 1832.
That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated.
He went out as a volunteer in the year 1775 under Capt. Or Lieut. Wattles and served three months, principally employed in making fortifications on York Island and drilling. He again volunteered in 1776 under Capt. Sacket was employed in keeping guard and fighting, he was on Long Island, and guarded the boats and was in the battle of Long Island, he was out at different times this year, and served during the year nine months, and was at the battle of White Plains he was attached to the Weschester Brigade of Militia. He thinks Col. Luddington commanded the Regt. He thinks Putnam or Wooster commanded. In the spring of 1777 he again volunteered and march[ed] to Danbury he belonged to the same brigade. He was under Capt. Sacket or Capt. Slawson was near Danbury when the British set fire to it, he followed and fought the British to the shore. He was under the command of Genl Putnam or Wooster or Arnold. After the retreat of the British from Danbury he was attached to a party he thinks under Genl Heath and went up the Hudson River to what was called the Highlands, was stationed in different places he served this year five months.
In the years 1778-79-80 & 81 he staid principally at home but went out frequently when alarms were given and was many times out from one to six days at a time, during the four years he was in many skirmishes with the foraging parties, Cowboy (as they were called) Tories and British. He was under different Commanders, Capt. Miller & Jesse Hawley. He served during these four years five months or more. He was marched to North Castle, Bedford, Rye and East Chester.
He has no documentary evidence, and knows of no person who can testify to his service.
Questions propounded by the Court.
1st Where and in what year was you born? Ans. In Ireland in 1752, came to America in 1765.
2d Have you any record of your age? Ans. None except one kept by myself.
3d Where were you living when called into service, where have you lived since the Revolutionary War, and where do you now live? Ans. When called into service he lived in Westchester County State of New York, since the Revolution he had lived in different places, he lived in Weschester for four years after the War, then moved to Vermont, in about 1792. He removed to New York in 1810 he removed to Pennsylvania and in 1813 to Coshocton Co. Ohio and in 1829 he removed to where he now lives.
4th How were you called into service, were you drafted or did you volunteer. Ans. He volunteered generally when troops were called for he went.—
5 State the names of some of the regular officers who were with the troops where you served, such Continental and militia Regts, as you can recollect and the general circumstances of your services. Ans. He was under Genls Heath, & Col. Thomas Thomas and Capts Sacket and Slawson and Jess Hawley & Miller his service was building forts drilling keeping guard patrolling & driving off foraging parties. That he served in all one year and ten months.
6th Did you ever receive a discharge. Ans. Not any.
7th State the names of Persons to whom you are known in your present neighbourhood and who can testify as to your character for varacity and their belief of your services as a soldier of the Revolution. Ans. Benjamin Bretton and John Sells.
He hereby relinquishes every claim 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. He about two years since made application but M.M. Clair whom he employed can give him no satisfaction. (Signed) Enoch F. Henry
Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid. A.J. McDowell Clerk
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