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Pension Application for Uriah Johnson or Johnston

W.16,247 (Former Widow: Charity Eisenburgh or Eisenburg)
Uriah Johnson died in the year 1778.  He was from Orange County and was a private in the company commanded by Captain Smith of the regm’t commanded by Colonel Livingston in the New York line for 9 months, and 13 months 9 days as corporal.

State of New York
Orange County SS.
            Be it known that before me James G. Clinton one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of said County personally appeared this twenty sixth day of May 1837 Charity Eisenburgh a resident of the Town of Montgomery in said County and State aged Eighty Six years on the Fifteenth of March last who being duly sworn according to law does on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefits made by the provision of the Act of Congress passed July 4th 1836 and the act explanatory of said act passed March the 3d 1837.  That she is the widow of Urian Hohnson who was a corporal in the Army of the Revolutionary War, that as she has been informed and believes her husband the said Uriah Johnson entered the service of the United States in the year 1776.  That he inlisted in the company commanded by Capt. William Jackson for one year and then inlisted in the standing troops of the Continental line for during the war, and in the year 1777 was at the taking of Burgoine in the 4th New York regiment.  She further declares that she was married to the said Uriah Johnson in the year 1773 but on account of old age and the loss of memory can not give the day of the month of her marriage but is confident as to the year from the record in her possession herewith transmitted that she was present and saw her said husband enter it in her book in his own hand something like-wise the ages of their children.  That her said husband died in the service of the United States in the [year] 1778 that in the year of 1787 she was married to John Eisenburgh.  That her last husband John Eisenbrugh died in the year 1797 that she has continued a widow ever since that period as will more fully appear by the proof hereto annexed.
            That she has no documentary evidence in her possession of her said husband and must rely upon the records for proof thereof.  (Signed with her mark)  Charity Eisenburgh.
            Subscribed & sworn to this 28th day of May 1837 before me.  Jas. Clinton, one of the Judges of Orange County Common Pleas.  I the said Judge before whom the foregoing declaration was made do hereby certify that the above named Charity Eisenburgh is by old age and infirmity unable to attend court.  May 26, 1837.  Jas. Clinton

State of New York
Orange County SS
            On this 4th day of June 1837 personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the Peace in and for said County Christian Rockefeller a resident of the Town of Montgomery in said County aged Eighty one years on the 25th of Oct Next.  Who being duly sworn according to law, saith on his oath that he is well acquainted with Charity Eisenburgh who subscribed the foregoing declaration and with her first husband Uriah Johnson named in the foregoing declaration.  That this deponent was present at the marriage of the said Uriah Johnson and said Charity that they were married by the Rev’d Michael Carren the pastor of the Dutch Reformed Church in town aforesaid that according to the best of his recollection they were married in the month of August 1773.  That in the year of 1776 the said Uriah Johnson inlisted in a Comp’y of Capt. Wi8lliam Jackson for one year that during the time of his service they received information that the said Uriah was sick in the camp that this deponent resided in the neighborwood [neighborhood] near to Capt. Jackson[s] residence.  That said Jackson returned home this deponent at the request of the said Charity whent [went] to Capt. Jackson to ascertain how the said Uriah was and was informed by Capt. Jackson that the said Uriah was getting better, and as this deponent understood the said Uriah enlisted in the standing army for during the war and died in the service.
            That the said Charity was afterwards married to the within named John Eisenburgh who died about the time stated in the said declaration and that the said Charity has remained a widow ever since the death of her husband the said John Eisenburgh and further saith not.  (Signed with his mark)  Christian Rockefeller
            Sworn and subscribed before me the day and year above written.  Hiram E. Conger, Justice

State of New York
Orange County SS.
            William Buchanan of BloomingGrove in said County being duly sworn says, that he was well acquainted with Uriah Johnston late of the County of Orange that this deponent states that in the month of February in the year 1776, he enlisted into a company of volunteers of the State of New York of which William Jackson was Captain Israel Smith was the first & Peter Elsworth Second Lieutenant and Isaac Roosa Ensign.  That said company was mustered on the first day of April in said year & then were paid six shillings per week for billet money & three shillings per week for milks money for six weeks which was for time from which they enlisted until the time when said company was mustered at New Windsor on the first day of April and then embarked on board of a sloop & was conveyed to fort Constitution on the Hudson River and remained at said fort until cold weather in the fall of said year. And was then marched to Fort Montgomery & remained at said fort until the first day of March in the year 1777 when their term of enlistment which was on year expired & were then discharged.  That during all the time last aforesaid this deponent well recollects that Uriah Johnston was a soldier in said company & served therein as a private the Term of one year and was discharged at the time & place last aforesaid.  And that this deponent & said Johnston were roommates in said service the greater part of the time.  And that said Johnston then enlisted into the service of the United States into Colonel Livingston’s Regiment.  That Captain Jackson’s company during the tour of one year aforesaid belonged to Colonel James Clinton’s regiment.  That this deponent also enlisted into Colonel Lamb’s regiment.  That during the summer of the year 1777, this deponent saw said Johnston in the service of the United States at Peekskill on the Hudson river in Colonel Livingston’s regiment.  And this deponent says that he cannot be mistaken but well knows that said Uriah Johnston served the full term of one year in Captain Jackson’s Company aforesaid under Col. Clinton in the years 1776 & 1777.  (Signed) William Buchanan
            Subscribed & sworn before me this 7th day of June 1837.  H. Armstrong, Justice of the Peace.

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