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Pension Application for George Hickey

W.18.009
State of New York
Montgomery County SS
            On the nineteenth day of June 1837 personally appeared before me David F. Lacia one of the Judges of the Montgomery County Courts, Catharine Hickey a resident of the town of Canajoharie in the county of Montgomery aforesaid and State aforesaid aged Eighty three 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 and the papers annexed hereto—that she is the widow of George Hickey who was a private soldier in the army of the Revolution.  That her said husband did render service to the United States in said Revolution as a private soldier for considerable portion of said war the particulars of which she now unable to state but she relies upon the evidence hereunto annexed together with such evidence as may appear form the rolls on file in the war office to prove the service actually rendered—She further declares that she was married to the said George Hickey about one year before the commencement of the said Revolutionary War by the Rev’d Mr. Gross at a place called Bowman’s Creek now in the Town of Canajoharie in the County of Montgomery aforesaid but the precise day she does not remember—That he husband the said George Hickey died on 12th February 1821—and that she has remained a widow ever since that period and as will more fully appear by reference to the proof hereunto annexed.
(Signed with her mark) Catharine Hickey
            Sworn & Subscribed on the day and year above written before me—D. F. Lacia of Montgomery County Courts.
            And I do certify that she the said Catharine cannot attend court to make her declaration by reason of bodily infirmity—and that I know her personally & that she is reputable and entitled to full credit and that she made her mark because she could not write—June 19, 1837
D.F. Lacia
Judge of Montgomery County Courts.

State of New York
Wyoming County SS.
            Jacob Hickey of the Town of Eagle in said county being duly sworn deposeth & saith that Catharine Hickey is now living & resides with this deponent in said town of Eagle in Said County & is in her ninety ninth year  according to this deponents best recollections & belief and that deponent is the son of said Catharine Hickey who is the widow of George Hickey & was all formerly residents of the Town of Canajoharie County of Montgomery & States aforesaid & that this deponent is now sixty three years of age, & further deponent says not.
(Signed) Jacob Hickey
            Subscribed & sworn this 18th day of July A.D. 1853 before me, B. F. Bristot, Justice of the Peace.

State of New York
Wyoming County SS
            Charles Lucia of Canajoharie Montgomery County & State aforesaid being duly sworn says that his is acquainted with Mrs. Catharine Hickey the widow of George Hickey.  & that he saw the said Catharine Hickey on the 17th day of July instant at the residence of her son Jacob Hickey in the Town of Eagle in said County of Wyoming & conversed with her upon the subject of procuring her pension, that she informed deponent that she was in her ninety ninth year, that she is not confined to her [page ends here]

State of New York
Montgomery County SS.
            Elizabeth Cradle of the town of Stark in the County of Herkimer in said state being duly sworn says that she is a sister to Catharine Hickey an applicant for a pension, that this deponent will be seventy nine years on the 24th day of February next—That this deponent was present at the marriage of the said Catharine to George Hickey—that said marriage took place at Bowmans Creek in the now town of Canajoharie in the County of Montgomery at the house of John Hickey who was the father of said Geroge Hickey—that this deponent knows the fact distinctly that said marriage took place before the Revolutionary War and she verily believes it was one or two years before the commencement of the Revolutionary War—and this deponent further says that after said marriage which was performed by the Rev’d Wm. Gros the said George Hickey & the said Catharine had one child born by the name of Elizabeth who died whilst a child and that said child was born before the said Revolutionary War--& that this deponent stood as godmother at the christening of the said child, and this deponent further says that said Catharine Hickey is some years older than this deponent but how many she does not remember—now can this deponent state the day& year when said Catharine & said Hickey got married as there was no record kept of the same in the Family which this deponent knows to be a fact and this deponent further says that she thinks deponent was not married until one or two years after the said Catharine & that this deponent hears of no war until after she was married--& further this deponent said that she this deponent further saith that after her marriage & nearly two years after she had a child what she called Caty & that said child was murdered by the Indians during said Revolutionary War at the time she was murdered nearly five years old.  Further this deponent saith not.
(Signed with her mark)  Elizabeth Cradle
            Sworn before me this 20th day of November 1837.  D. F. Lacia, Judge of Montgomery County Courts
State of New York
Montgomery County SS.  I certify that I know the above named Elizabeth Cradle personally & that she made her mark because she could not write & that she is of sound mind & memory.  D. G. Lacia Judge of Montgomery County Courts.

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