Morrison's Pensions

Pension Application for John Satterly or Satterley

(Donated by Rose Crosier)
State of New York
Montgomery County SS.
            On this 14th day of April 1842 personally appeared before the undersigned a Judge of Montgomery County, Ira Satterley who being duly sworn doth depose and swear that he is the son of John & Hannah Satterlee, that is father the said John Satterlee died on the 13th day of February 1829 and that is mother the said Hannah Satterlee ever since that time has remained his widow.  That the reason why an application has not been made before this present time for a pension for his mother is that the business was put into the hands of Giles F. Gates of Schenectady NY who could not find proof sufficient to establish the claim & abandoned the prosecution of it some two years ago, after which this deponent applied to Benjamin Cowell of Rhode Island who he has reason to believe has succeeded in obtaining documentary evidence sufficient to establish the accompanying proof both as to the marriage & service of his father in the Revolutionary War and thereupon his mother makes this her application at this time.
(signed) Ira Satterley
            Sworn and subscribed before me on this 14th day of April 1842
            Stephen Yates, Judge of Montgomery County Courts.  I certify that the above named Ira Satterlee is a man of truth and veracity & his statements are entitled to credit.
(signed) Stephen Yates, Judge of Montgomery County Courts.
State of New York
Montgomery County SS.
            On this 14 day of April 1842 personally appeared before the undersigned a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of the said county, Hannah Satterly a resident of the Town of Canajoharie in the County of Montgomery and State of New York, aged eighty-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 4th 1836.
            That she is the widow of John Satterly who was at the commencement of the war of the Revolution a corporal in the militia company of Captain Abel Tanner in Colonel George Thurstin Regiment that to the best of her recollection her husband the said John Satterly in the spring of 1776 entered the service of the United States under the above named officers and marched to Stonington in Connecticut and before he returned to his place of residence he enlisted into the Continental Army under Captain McGregor and continued to serve in said army until the close of the war that from the time he left his farm in 1776 until his return when the war ended his whole time was employed in the services of his country having his farm unoccupied neither a plow or picke or syckel was used during his absence; that she has reason to believe information of her said husband that he was at Rhode Island under Gen. Sullivan and also at New London when General Arnold stormed Fort Griswold.
            She further declares that she was married to the said John Satterly on the 17th day of July 1775 twenty seventh day of July seventeen hundred and seventy-five.  That her husband the aforesaid John Satterly died on the 13th day of February 1829, and that she has remained a widow ever since that period as will more fully appear by reference to proof hereto annexed.
(her mark) Hannah Satterly
            Subscribed and sworn before me this 14th day of April 1842.  Stephen Yates, Judge of Montgomery County Courts.

Letter included with the application.
May 8, 1934
Mrs. C. R. Baker
571 Broad Street
Oneida, New York
Dear Madam:
            Reference is made to your request for the Revolutionary War record of John Satterlee who died in 1829 or 1830.
            The data which follow were obtained from papers on file in the pension claim, W. 18966, based on the military service of John Satterley or Satterly.
            He was born in Hopkinton, Rhode Island.  The date of his birth and names of his parents were not given.
            While a resident of Hopkinton, Washington County, Rhode Island, he enlisted in the spring of 1776 as a corporal in Captain Abel Tanner’s company in Colonel George Thurston’s Rhode Island regiment and on April 27, 1777, he re-enlisted as private in Captain McGregor’s company in Colonel John Durkee’s Connecticut regiment and served until April 27, 1780.
            From Hopkinton, Rhode Island, he moved to Saratoga County, New York, and from there to Washington County, New York.
            He died February 13, 1829.
            This soldier married July 27, 1775, in Hopkinton, Rhode Island, Hannah Hyde.
            She was allowed pension on her application executed April 14, 1842, at which time she was living in Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York, aged eighty-nine years.  In 1843 she was living at Fort Plain Montgomery County, New York.
            They had children, but the only name given was that of a son, Ira, who referred to his brothers.
            In 1842 the soldier’s sister, Amy Lamphier was living at Hopkinton, Rhode Island, aged Ninety years and upwards and she stated that she had two or three children at the time her brother married Hannah Hyde.
            No charge is made for furnishing this information.
            Very truly yours,
            A.D. Hiller
            Assistant to Administrator

Hannah Satterly, Widow of John Satterly who died on the 13th February 1829 at Liberty in the State of New York, was a private in the company commanded by Captain McGregor of the Regt commanded by Col. Durkee in the Connecticut line for 2 years.  Inscribed on the Roll of Albany at the rate of 80 Dollars per annum to commence the 4th day of March 1831.

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