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Pension Application for Peter Pruyne or Prume or Prime

R.8508  (Widow: Maria)
Declaration.  In order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress of the 7th July 1838 entitled “An act granting half pay and pensions to certain widows”.
State of New York
County of Fulton SS.
            On this 20th day of January 1841 personally appeared before the Court of Common Pleas of the said County of Fulton and State of New York now sitting Maria Pruyne a resident of Ephratah in the said County aged seventy nine 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 Act of Congress passed July 7th 1838 entitled an act granting half pay and pensions to certain widows”.  That she is the widow of Peter Pruyne who was a private in the army of the revolution and served as set forth in the accompanying document, this declarant is unable to specify the particulars of the service of her said husband from her own personal knowledge as she was not married to him until after the said war of the revolution, but she has [was] frequently and credibly informed that he did serve upon various occasions during said war that he was duly enrolled in and served with the company of militia commanded by Captain William Snooks whereof one Van Horn was Lieutenant which said company belonged to the regiment of Colonel Fisher and she believes that he also served pursuant to enlistment in the regular army but she is unable to relate under what officers or in what capacity he served.
            She further declares that she has been informed that her said husband served in the expedition to Canada in the beginning of the war, but under what officers declarant cannot remember.  She further declares that during said war her husband was a resident in the town of Florada [Florida] in the County of Montgomery and state aforesaid, that she was married to him the said Peter Pruyne of [on] the sixth day of September seventeen hundred and eighty eight in the town of Johnstown by the reverend Mr. Romyen.  That her maiden name was Maria Vroman and that previous to her said marriage she resided in Johnstown.  That her husband the aforesaid Peter Pruyne died on the 30th day of September Eighteen hundred and nineteen.  That she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service but the marriage took place previous to the first of January seventeen hundred and ninety four viz at the time above stated.  (Signed with her mark)  Maria Pruyne

            Following is a statement by Jacob D. Fonda, pastor of the Reformed Dutch Church at Caughnawaga in the town of Mohawk, County of Montgomery and State of New York.  The reverend states  that the record of the Reformed Dutch Church at Caughnawaga shows the marriage 1789 under the date Sept 6 for Peter Prume with Maria Vroman.  “Peter Prume met Myaw Froman”

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