Pension Application for William Ostrander
Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed the 7th June 1832.
State of New York
On the twelfth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two personally appeared in open court before the Judges of the court of Common Pleas in and for the County of Ulster, being a court of Record for said County proceeding according to the course of common law with jurisdiction unlimited in point of amount and keeping a record of their proceedings having a Clerk and seal of their own. William Ostrander a resident of the town of Woodstock in said County aged seventy three years who being 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 the 7th of June 1832, That he enlisted in the army of the United States in the year 1776 with Capt. Dewitt and served in the [Third?] Regiment of the New York line under the following named officers.
Now that about the 22d day December this applicant enlisted in the regiment commanded by Colonel Gansvort for three years as a private soldier and continued in said service until at the end of said term and them immediately entered as a Corporal and continued in said [?] until the conclusion of the war and was discharged at West Point received a written discharge but has since lost it. He further declares that in consequence of the length of time and loss of memory he cannot state the particular service but positively declares that he has served in the Revolutionary War from the year 1776 until the end of the war.
He further declares that he was born in Livingston Manor County of Dutchess in the year 1759—
That he has no record of his age—that he lived when he entered the service in the town of Hoosack Rensselaer County that he has lived since the revolution in the town of Nine partners Dutchess County that he now lives in the town of Woodstock Ulster County – The he remembers no officers except those above stated.
He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present, and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any agency in any State. (Signed with his mark) William Ostrander
Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.
In order to obtain the benefit of the third Section of the act of Congress passed the fifteenth of May 1828 entitled an act for the relief of certain surviving officers and soldiers of the army of the Revolution.
State of New York
Ulster County SS
On this Sixteenth day of September in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty at a Court of Common Pleas, held at the Court house in the village of Kingston in and for the County of Ulster aforesaid personally appeared in open Court before the Judges thereof Maria Ostrander a resident of the town of Woodstock County of Ulster and State of New York aged forty eighty 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 third section of the act of Congress passed the 15th day of May 1828 entitled an act for the relief or certain surviving officers and soldiers of the army of the revolution.
That she is the widow of William Ostrander deceased late of the town of Woodstock County and State aforesaid who in the revolutionary war resided in Columbia County of said State of New York—and as he has informed her enlisted in the Service of the United States for three years and served out his enlistment as a private soldier—That shortly afterwards he again enlisted in the same Service as a Corporal for during the war and according to the best of her knowledge he continued in said corps until the end of the war.
That after the revolutionary war her husband the said William Ostrander continued to reside in said County of Columbia until or about the year [blank]
When he was legally married to this applicant in the town of Rhinebeck that the ceremony Abraham Fulton Justice of the Peace. That her maiden name previous to her marriage was Maria Plimley.
That shortly after their marriage to wit on or about the year [blank]
She with her said husband moved into the said town of Woodstock the place where they continued to reside until the day of her husbands death and where she still resides.
She further declares that in the [year] 1832 her husband the said William Ostrander made application or and obtained a pension of Eighty dollars per annum which was subsequently increased to eighty eight dollars per annum—which amount he continued to receive until the fourth of September 1839—
She further declares that he husband the said William Ostrander never received any bounty lands for his revolutionary Service as she now believes—but that in the spring of the year of 1834 he the said William Ostrander received in lieu thereof six hundred dollars from the Treasurer of the State of New York.
She further declares that her husband the aforesaid William Ostrander died the fifteenth day of November in the year—one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine and that she has not intermarried but remains the widow of the said William Ostrander as will more fully appear by reference to the proof hereto annexed. (Signed with her mark)
Sworn to and subscribed on the day and year aforesaid before me. Rich’d Keaton,Dep. Clerk.
State of New York Dutchess County SS
Jacob Ostrander of the town of Redhook County and State aforesaid being duly sworn deposeth and saith that he is thirty five years of age and is the son of the late William Ostrander deceased of the town of Woodstock Ulster County a pensioner of the United States who died in the fall of the year of 1839 and left a widow named Maria Ostrander—
And this deponent further saith that his father the said William Ostrander was legally married to the said Maria on or about the first day of January in the year one thousand eight hundred and nineteen—that the ceremony was performed by Eppraim Fulton than a Justice of the Peace in said County and that her maiden [name] previous to her marriage was Maria Plimley and is the identical Maria Ostrander who is not an applicant for a pension for the Services of her deceased husband the said William Ostrander and further this deponent saith not. (Signed with his mark) Jacob Ostrander
On the 29th day of July 1841 before came the above named deponent and after having the foregoing affidavit read to him duly made that to the truth of the facts therein stated—and that I am personally acquainted with & believe him to be a credible witness. Joseph Martin Justice of the Peace.
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