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Morrison's Pensions


Pension Application for George Mour

S.27210
Hand written note in file:
            Mour, George
            His name appears on a list of applicants for invalid pension returned by the District Court for the District of New York, submitted to the House of Representatives by the Secretary of War on April 25, 1794, and printed in the American State Papers, Class 9, Page 94.
Rank: Private
Regt: Col Vischer’s
Disability: Wounded in both shoulders in an action with the Indians.
When and where disabled: Aug. 7, 1777, Oriskie (1)
Residence: Mohawk Town
To what pension entitled: Full
Remarks: There are no militia rolls in this office.
Evidence transmitted by the District Court complete.

(Geo. Mour Petition)
George Mour came before me, one of the Justices for the County of Montgomery and made oath that he is the same George Mour who was placed on the Pension List under the Act of Congress passed the 23rd March 1792 and that he now resides in Charlestown Montgomery County and has resided there, previous to the late War.
Sworn before me
This _____day of 1794_____
A Copy of the above certificate must be sworn too every six months on the fifth of March 1795

Herkimer County on this third day of April 1820 before me, the subscriber, a Justice of the peace for the said County of Herkimer personally appeared George Mour who on his oath declares that he is the same person who formally belonged to the company commanded by Captain Robert Yates (2)at the time when he this deponent was wounded at the Oriskany Battle in the Regiment commanded by Colonel Frederick Visscher in the service of the United States, that he this deponent belonged to the company commanded by Captain Garret Putnam (3) in the regiment commanded by Colonel Marinus Willett at the time he was discharged from the service, that his name was placed on the pension list under the act of Congress passed the 23rd March 1792, that he is ignorant of ever having received a certificate of such, his being placed on the pension list that he has regularly drawn a pension semi-annually since the year 1795 that he always has drawn the said pension by virtue of a copy of the annexed papers duly executed, that he received the annexed paper from the person, who kept the pension office in the City of New York at the time he received his first payment as a directory to him in drawing his pension thereafter which has always been deemed a sufficient evidence of his being placed on the pension list and has always heretofore entitled him to and enabled him to draw the pension therein mentioned, that he now resides in the town of Danube in the County of Herkimer and that his disability occasioned by the wounds he received in the Oriskany Battle still exist that he did at the time he was placed on the pension list reside in Charlestown in the County of Montgomery.  Signed George Mour (4) (his mark)
            Sworn and Subscribed to before me the day & year aforesaid. JNM Combs, a Justice of the Peace in & for the County of Herkimer

End Notes for George Mour

  1. The Battle of Oriskany was fought on the 6th of August 1777.
  2. Robert A. Yates was Captain of the Third Company in Colonel Frederick Visscher’s Regiment of Tryon County Militia [Third Regiment.].
  3. According to Captain Garrett Putman’s Pay Roll for 1781, George was owed £10..13..4 which he received after the War.  From REVOLUTIONARY WAR ROLLS 1775-1783, Series M-2461 Roll 78, National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  4. Also given as Mauer, Mouer, Mower, Moore, Moor and Mowers in various records.

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