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Pension Application for Smith Scofield

W.19318 (Widow: Susannah)
State of New York
Broom CountySS.
            On this the 18th day of April AD 1844—personally appeared before the undersigned a Judge of the County Court of this County of Broom and State aforesaid it being a Court of Record, Suzannah Scofield a residen of the named county and State aforesaid aged 77 years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the provision made by the act of Congress past July the 7, 1838, and the 23 of August 1842, granting pensions to Widows of persons who served during the Revolutionary War.  That she is the widow of Smith Scofield who was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.  That she does not recollect the Regiment now the company in which her said husband served, nor any of his officers names excepting one of his captains was Ebenezer Scofield who was his brother.  That she was informed by her said husband that he was out at a number of different times during the Revolutionary War.  She further declares that she was informed by her said husband that he served as a Sergt a part of the time during the war.  That she does not recollect the time or times he enlisted and the time nor times her said husband was discharged, nor the amount of service he did.  She further declares that she recollects of hearing Capt. Ephraim Lockwood, who lived in that vicinity & also Capt. Benten and Capt. Chaptman.  That she recollect Col. Drake, also Crane and Col. Thomas Thomas.  She also declares that she was married to the said Smith Scofield on the fifteenth day of December 1785.
            That her husband the aforesaid Smith Scofield, died on the eighth day of May 18, 1803.  That she was married in the town of Salem Westchester County and State of New York by a Presbyterian minister but does not recollect the said minister’s name.
            That she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service, the marriage took place previous to the first of January seventeen hundred and eight-four, viz, at the time above stated.  That her maiden name was Susannah Woods and that she is still a widow.  (Signed) Susannah Scofield
            Sworn to and subscribed on the day and year above written before me.  Vincent Whitney, Judge of the County Court aforesaid.

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