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Pension Application for John Johnson

R.5604 (Widow: Caty)
Declaration .  Under the 3d [?] of the Act of Congress of the 4th July 1836.
            State of New York
Oneida County SS.
            On this thirteenth day of September eighteen hundred and forty one before the Court of Common Pleas of said County personally appeared Caty Johnson, a resident of the Town of Augusta in said  county aged eighty two 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.
            That she is the widow of John Johnson deceased, who was a private in Captain Cummings Company of Colonel Willett's Regiment of the New York Line of the Army of the  Revolution, to wit; that in the City of Albany on the first day of April seventeen hundred and eighty two, the said John Johnson enlisted as a private in Captain Cumming’s Company of Colonel Willett's Regiment of the New York Line for the period of nine months—that he faithfully served said period of nine months and was honorably discharged from said service the first day of January seventeen hundred and eighty three—at Fort Stanwix as this deponent verily believes—
            That at Fort Stanwix (now Rome) on the first day of January seventeen hundred and eighty three, the said John Johnson enlisted as a private in said Company for the period of three years—that he served faithfully as a private in said company in the service of the United States—till the third day of November seventeen hundred and eighty three—when he was honorably discharged at Fort Stanwix.
            That said regiment was stationed at Fort Stanwix when said Johnson enlisted in 1782.
            She further declares that she was married to the said John Johnson at the Town of [Kinderhook?] the first day of November seventeen hundred and eighty one, (that Rev’d White of Kinderhook in the County of [?] and State aforesaid married said John and Caty Johnson)—That said marriage was not recorded—that it is the belief of this deponent there was no registry of marriages—kept within the said Town or the Parish—in which she resided at the time of said marriage, that her husband the said John Johnson died at Stockbridge in the County of Oneida the twelfth day of May—eighteen hundred and thirty three and that she has remained a widow ever since that period as will more fully and at large appear by reference to the proof hereunto annexed.  The said Caty Johnson [rest of line cut off] John Johnson a short time before his decease had had his pension papers prepared for the purpose of making application for a pension but that this deponent is unable to state whether said were forwarded to the Pension Office or have been since destroyed—and that she believes the discharge of said Regiment was burnt with the other papers belonging to it, in a store which was burnt in an extensive fire which happened in the City of Albany several years after the Revolutionary War—
            That the said John Johnson resided at Kinderhook when he enlisted and moved to the present place of residence of the widow in 1802. 
            That ignorance and old age prevented her sooner making application for a pension.  (Signed with her mark) Caty Johnson
            Subscribed & Sworn in open court this 13th day  of Sept. 1841.

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