Morrison's Pensions

Warren Hull

State of New York
Erie County
On this twelfth day of December 1832 personally appeared before the honorable William Mins, one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Erie, Warren Hull, a resident of the Town of Clarence in the County of Erie and State of New York aforesaid aged seventy years who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath makes the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress passed June 7th 1832.

That he was born in the Town of Millingsworth in the State of Connecticut but has no proof of his age, in the year 1762, that he volunteered and enlisted into the army of the United States as a private from the Town of West Stockbridge in Berkshire County in the State of Massachusetts in the month of July in the year seventeen hundred and seventy nine for nine months.

That he marched from West Stockbridge to Springfield thence to Westford Connecticut then through Litchfield to West Point on the Hudson River in the State of New York. There were about 330 who were their mustered or examined by the Barron D. Steuben.

That he continued in the service at West Point and at Fishkill Landing under Captain Wales, Colonel Marshal and Brigadier General Palttinan?, of the Massachusetts Line until the 10th day of April in the year 1780, when he was discharged after serving nine months. He has lost his discharge nor does he recollect by whom he was discharged.

The winter was extremely severe and the army suffered for want of clothing and provisions. He drew no clothing and but two months pay during the ten months frequently saw Generals Washington, ??? Putman, and Nuscisso? and recollect a visit to that station of the ??? ???

And the said Warren Hull further says in July of the year Seventeen hundred and eighty he again volunteered and served in the Revolutionary War in Captain Fords’s company, the Lieutenant’s name was Massion in Colonel Pawling’s Regiment of Militia Volunteers. That he resided at West Stockbridge, Massachusetts and marched through Albany to Schoharie in the State of New York where he was stationed at what was called the Upper Fort. In the month of October the British Tories and Indians estimated at 800? under Sir Johnson made an attack upon the Middle Fort at Schoharie, and burnt and destroyed the country along the Schoharie Creek and the Mohawk.

That he with about 300 Militia and Major Woolsey pursued the enemy down the Schoharie Creek through the woods at a distance of 35 miles to the Mohawk then upwards of said river to Fall Hill where he was discharged in the month of October after serving three months.

In the meantime General Van Renselear with the Albany Militia had proceeded then up the Mohawk. Colonel Brown who with the principal part of his regiment was stationed at Stone Arabia as he understood was killed in armed action with the said party of British and Indians. He had only a verbal discharge.

And the said Warren Hull further says that in July or August in the year seventeen hundred and eighty one he again volunteered and served under Captain Nissack? In a regiment commanded by Colonel??? Of the Militia Volunteers of Massachusetts as a private for three months.

That he went from West Stock Bridge, Massachusetts to Albany when General Stark ordered him and a part of Capt. Hancock’s Company on to Fort Plain on the Mohawk where he was stationed under Colonel Marinus Willett, Captain Stark and a part of his company was stationed at Saratoga as he was informed in the month of October, a party of the enemy under Major Ross appeared below Fort Plain, about 600, and burnt and destroyed the country along the Mohawk. That he served under Col. Willett, pursued them down the Mohawk and across it to Johnstown where he was in an action against the British they were destroyed by Col. Willett. Major Rawlings of the??? And this deponent had a ball that went through his coat. The next day after the battle he pursued the enemy with the men and marched to Fort Herkimer where he was discharged about the last part of ??? after serving three months at which time he received the agreeable intelligence of the capture of Lord Cornwallis. We had but a verbal discharge.

He say that he has served fifteen months in the Revolutionary War at three periods on tours as above stated and that he has no documentary evidence in his possession of any of his services nor does he know of any living person that can prove his services except the affidavit hereto annexed. And further says that he has served time in the Revolutionary War at West Stockbridge and Otsego County New York and lived in Eaton, Madison County, Bloomfield, Ontario County, Limm, Livingston County and for the last 26 years in the town of Clarence where he now resides. That he is acquainted with Elder Glease, Fillmore and Ely ??? who reside in this neighborhood and who can testify to my character and truthfulness and veracity and their belief of my services as a Revolutionary Soldier.

Her hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to any pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any agency or state.

(Signed) Warren Hull

The following letter is part of the pension application folder.

October 11, 1934
Mrs. Louis B. Jones
367 Linden Avenue
Buffalo, New York

Dear Madam:

The data which follow were obtained from the papers on file in pension claim, S.22841, based upon the Revolutionary War service of warren Hull.

Warren Hull, son of Captain Peter Hull, was born in 1762, in Killingworth, Connecticut; the name of his mother was not given.

While residing in West Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, he enlisted in July 1779, served as private in Captain Wales’ company, Colonel Marshall’s Massachusetts regiment, and was discharged April 10, 1780. He enlisted in July 1780, and served three months as private in Captain Ford’s Company, Colonel Brown’s Massachusetts regiment. He enlisted in July or August, 1781, served as private in Captain Hiskek’s company, Colonel Sear’s Massachusetts regiment, was detached and served under Colonel Marinus Willett, was in the battle of Johnstown and was discharged about November 1, 1781.

After the Revolution, he resided in West Stockbridge, in Otsego, Otsego County, New York, Eaton, Madison County, Bloomfield, Ontario County, Limm, Livingston County and Clarence, Erie County, New York of which latter place he had been a resident for twenty-six years when he was allowed pension on his application executed December 18, 1832.

It is not stated that soldier was ever married.

The above history is that of the only soldier named Warren Hull found in the Revolutionary War records of this office.

Very truly yours,
A. D. Hiller
Assistant to Administrator

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