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Pension Application for Conrat Ittig or Conrad Hitty or Edich

W.1776 (Widow: Nancy)
B.L.Wt. 135-60-55 also B.L.Wt.7286-120  Issued Sept. 15, 1790
Continental (New York)
State of New York
County of Herkimer SS.
            On this 30th day of June personally appeared before the County Court of the County of Herkimer of the State of New York A.D. 1853, Nancy Ittig a resident of the Town of Frankford [Frankfort] in the County of Herkimer  & State aforesaid aged seventy eight years, who first being duly sworn according to Law doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the Provisions made by the act of Congress passed on the 3rd February 1853 granting pensions to widows of persons who served during the Revolutionary War.  That she is the widow of Conrad Ittig who was a pensioner of the United States under the act of Congress and approved 15th May 1828 at the rate of eight dollars & thirty three 1/3 cents a month on account of his services as a [Mattross?] in the New York line of the army of the Revolution.
            She further declares that she was married to the said Conrad Ittig on the thirtieth day of October in the year eighteen hundred & ten at Johnstown in the County of Fulton by the Rev’d [blank] Treadway a minister of the Episcopal Church of Johnstown.  That her maiden name was Nancy Fikes she was married to John Coughnat her first husband & after his death she was married to Conrad Ittig as above stated.  That her said husband Conrad Ittig died on the 12th day of September in the year eighteen hundred & forty six.  That she was not married prior to the second day of January eighteen hundred but at the time above stated she further declares she is not a widow.
            She also claims the balance due her husband at the time of his death his pension certificate accompanye this declaration also the Proof of her marriage.  (Signed with her mark)  Nancy Ittig
            Sworn  examined and subscribed in open court on the 30th day of June A.D. 1853 before me.  [Ezresremy?] County Judge of the Court of Herkimer.

State of New York
County of Herkimer SS.
            On this 5th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & twenty five personally appeared in open court to wit a Court of common Pleas held in and for the county aforesaid, and constituted a court of record by the Laws and Statutes of said State, Conrad Ittig otherwise called Conrad Hitty aged sixty five years and a resident of the Town of Frankford in the County aforesaid who being first duly sworn according to Law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the provision made by the Acts of Congress of the 18th March 1818 and the first of May 1820 that he the said Conrad Early [sic] in the Spring of the year 1781 enlisted in Captain Moody’s Company of Artillery (New York Line) commanded by col. Lamb, for and during the term of the war between America & Great Britain on the Continental Establishment that he faithfully served during the war and until the year 1783 when peace was declared and he was honourably discharged from the service in the State of New York at West Point that eh hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension except the present, and the following are the reasons for not making earlier application for the continuation of my pension under the act of 1820 before that act was passed I made application to Judge Miller of Oneida County to obtain my pension & made a declaration before him & procured my witnesses for a pension, and he obtained my Certificate (as he said) & I drew my pension for part of a year soon after Judge Miller died; and I cannot tell what became of my certificate and I was further told my some people, that as the act of 1820 required all the pensioners to take the oath in Open Court, and if they had any land if it was ever so poor, and ever so much incumbered they would not be entitled to a pension and I have waited until the present time, and should not now have called upon my country had not necessity imperiously demanded it of me, for the support of myself fan family—And in pursuance of the act of the first of May 1820 I do solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March 1818 & that I have not since that time by fits—sale or in any manner disposed of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring myself within 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 day of March 1818 and that I have not nor has any person in trust for me any property or securities contracts of debts due to me nor have I any income other than what is contained in the Schedule hereto annexed & by me subscribed.—
            Real Estate--one small piece of land a little more than thirty acres, full of Gulfhs & hollows, land I cannot raise my bread stuff for my family from the same—It may be worth three hundred dollars.
            Personal Property – an old horse 24 years old may be worth $10—one old waggon $5 one old Harrow #2 old plow worth $2 three hogs and four pigs $8.. 2 poor cows $20—2 calves $8 Kitching furniture $5—personal property $60, Real property $300;  $360.
            The above property is incumbered with debts from different persons to the amount of two hundred & sixty or seventy dollars, and if they put their claims in force it would sweep every cent that I am worth but that if everything was sold at its true value it would leave a balance due to me on the Land and property about $100—I am by occupation a farmer but so old and feeble that I am unable to do but little labour.
            I have a wife fifty one years, and has been very sickley twelve years and been under the Doctor’s care pretty much all the time and still is now under the Doctor’s care.  I have one girl by my first wife about forth years, very sickley and has lost the use of her right arm and her right leg, I have three small girls, the oldest nearly fourteen, very sickley and has been under the doctor’s care two years, the other two girls one about ten years and the of the eight years both very weakley—a good many of the above debts were contracted for Doctor’s bills & for money to support my family during sickness, and the probability is such unless they soon get better, that everything I possess will be sold at vendue—
            I write my name in Dutch Conrad Ittig but in English they have written it on the Muster Rolls—Conrad Hitty and so my name is spelt on my Land Warrant & further said not.  (Signed ) Conrad Ittig otherwise Conrad Hitty.
            Sworn before me this 5th day of September 1825 John Mahon one of the Judges of the court of Common Pleas in and for the County of Herkimer.

Letter dated September 11, 1931, replying to a request for information.
            You are advised that it appears from the papers in the Revolutionary War pension claim, W. 1776, that Conrad (Conrat) Ittig, the name also appears – Hitty, Hilty, Edich, Edee, Kilty, was a German and was born January 20, 1782.
            While residing at German Flats, New York, he enlisted in the spring of 1781 and served as a private in Captain Andrew Moody’s Company, Colonel John Lamb’s Regiment of Artillery until the close of the war.
            He was allowed pension on his application executed November 4, 1819, at which time he was living in Oneida County, New York.
            In 1825, he was living in Frankfort, Herkimer County, New York and referred to a daughter aged forty years by his first wife, their names were not stated.
            He died September 12, 1846 in Frankfort, New York.
            The soldier married October 30, 1810 at Johnstown, New York, Nancy (his second wife), the widow of Jacob Coughnat, Coughnot or Coughns.  She was born July 30, 1775 and her maiden name was Fikes.    
            She was allowed pension on account of the services of Conrad Ittig, on her application executed June 30,1853, at which time she was living in Frankfort, New York.
            The children of the soldier and his wife Nancy—
            Rhoda born October 18, 1811, married January 29, 1827, Freeborn Austin, Jr.
            Andrew born February 5, 1814.
            Mary Ann born September 8, 1815, married May 13, 1832, Lucius Rodger.
            Barbara born October 30, 1818, married September 3, 1835, Joseph Borden who was born December 13, 1804.
            The children of Joseph Borden and his wife Barbara:
            Andrew J. born November 22, 1836.
            Hellen Frances born September 24, 1838.
            Mary Ann born July 28, 1840.
            Fedelia Eugenia born September 13, 1842.
            Alfonzo Lansing born August 21, 1844.
            Barnard Winslow born March 20, 1850

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