Pension Application for John Quackenboss or Quackenbush
W.18160 (Alida Truax, Former Widow)
In order to obtain the benefits of the 3d Section of the act 4 July 1836 & of the 1st Section of the Act of 3 March 1837.
State of New York SS
On this ninth day of October 1838 personally appeared before the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in & for Schenectady County Alida Truax a resident of said City of Schenectady aged eighty two years and upwards 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 4, 1836, and the act explanatory of said act passed March 7, 1837. That she was married to John Quackenboss who was a private of militia and a batteauman in and during the war of the Revolution. This Declarant cannot recollect if she ever knew all the particulars of the service of her said husband during said war; she knows however that he was on duty at sundry times and in various places from the commencement to the close of the war. Early in the war (Declarant think in the year 1776) said John Quackenboss served as a laborer in the Department of the Quarter Master General but for how long a period Declarant cannot say. Shortly after this service Declarant remembers that the said husband enlisted into Capt. Brad’s Company of Rangers and was absent several months on military duty. After this he served on militia at sundry times till the close of the war. This declarant remembers that he frequently marched to Schoharie, Fort Plain and other garrisons and forts on the Mohawk River but cannot specify particular. She further declares that she was married to the said John Quackenboss on the twentieth day of August in the year One Thousand and seven hundred and Eighty.
That her husband the aforesaid John Quackenboss died on the fifth of October 1814. That she afterward married to Jacob Truax who died on the twelfth of May 1822 and that she was a widow on the 4 July 1836 and still remains a widow as will more fully appear by reference to the proof hereto annexed. (Signed with her mark) Alida Truax
Sworn to & Subscribed in open court. W. W. Tredway, Dep Clk.