Pension Application for John Reed
State of New York
On this twentieth day of September in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty two personally appeared in open court before the Court of Common Pleas of the County of Lewis now sitting John Reed, a resident of the Town of Lowville in the County of Lewis and state of New York aged seventy years in December next who being first 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 June 7, 1832.
That in the year 1781(1) he enlisted under Captain Gross in the Regiment of New York State Troops commanded by Colonel Willett, Adjutant Fonda (2) for nine months and served during that period.
That he entered the service in the spring and was discharged at the expiration of his term of service. That he was stationed at Fort Plains NY, marched to Fort Stanwix and laboured in repairing the Fort (3) was at Fort Herkimer.
That from the year 1777 (4) to the year 1782 he served in the New York Militia under Captain Henry Miller, Lieutenant Samuel Van Atten in the regiment commanded by Colonel Clock, several tours every year except the year 1781 when he served in the State Troops above mentioned.
That he cannot state the time of entering and leaving the service of the length of time he served in each year, but is confident that the whole time he served in the Militia considerably exceeds three months. That his services in the Militia was rendered on the Mohawk River. That he marched at one time to Fort Stanwix while serving in the Militia aforesaid.
That while performing the above services his father and mother (5) were both killed and scalped by the Indians.
And he further states that he was in the Battle at Johnstown (6) in the year 1781 was also in a Battle at Turlow (7) near Bowman’s Creek was also at West Canada Creek (8) at the time Colonel Butler was killed.
That he entered the service as a volunteer at all the times above specified.
That he resided at the time of entering the service in the Town of Palatine Montgomery County New York. That he has no documentary evidence and knows of no person whose testimony he can procure who can testify to his service.
He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension rolls of the agency of any state.
John Reed (his mark)
Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid. Carles Suvil, Clerk
End Notes for John Reed
By James F. Morrison