Morrison's Pensions


Pension Application for John Secor

S.43122  John died December 6, 1830.
Private from Schoharie County NY, Col. Dubois, N.York Line.
State of New York
Delaware County SS.
            On this 30th day of August 1820 personally appeared in open Court being the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Delaware and made a Court of record by the acts of the Legislature of the State of New York in such case made and provided John Secor aged sixty four years resident in the Town of Roxbury in said County of Delaware, who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath declare that he served in the revolutionary war as follows, that he enlisted into a company commanded by Captain Amos Hutchings in [the] regiment commanded by Colonel Lewis Dubois in 1776 for nine months, that in June 1777 he enlisted again under the same Captain and Colonel for three years that he served out the said two enlistments and at the expiration of each term he was regularly discharged that the above regiment belonged to the New York State Line and the date of the original declaration of this deponent was as he believes the thirteenth day of May 1818 and that he has received a pension certificate the number whereof is 10,219.
            And I the said John Secor do solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March 1818 and that I have not since that time by gift, sale or in any manner disposed of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring myself within the provision of an act of Congress entitled “an act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the revolutionary war” passed on the 18th day of March 1818, and that I have not nor has any person in trust for me any property or securities, contracts or debts due to me, nor have I any income other than what is contained in the schedule hereto annexed and by me subscribed.  (Signed) John Secor
            Sworn in open court this 30 August 1820 H. R. Philps Dep Clk

Schedule of Property
            1 pig, 2 plates, 1 platter, 5 tea cups & saucers, one tea pot, 1 kittle, 1 old tubb, 1 chest, 1 spider, 1shovewl, 1 ax, 1 hoe, 2 pails, small keg meat barrel, @ dry caskes 1 empty HF, 1 old cracked pot ash kettle, 1 testament & a few school books.
            I have due to me from one man about three dollars & about ten from another.
            I have not wearing apparel and bedding sufficient for myself and family and are from necessity compelled to receive small charities from my neighbors to prevent myself and family from suffering.
            I am by occupation a shingle maker, but from a low state of health and a troublesome rupture which prevents me from setting I am unable to pursue the same.  I can not support myself by my labor.
            I have a wife Eleanor, aged 56 years she enjoys tolerable good health for a woman  of her years a part of her time, but is occasionally troubled with what the physicians term the cramp convulsion upon nerves when she is free from these spasms.  She may do sufficient to support her self.—
            Also William aged 12 years, he is a weakly unhealthy boy and totally unable to labor any at all, also Elisabeth aged 7 years she is unable to labor, one hand being so cramped as to render incapable of being opened, Also Sarah aged 4 years, she is quite troublesome having what is termed the sealed head.  I woe in all about $30.00 principally to Physician’s for attendance on my family (Signed) John Secor
            I, Homer R. Phelps Deputy Clerk of the county of Delaware do hereby certify that the foregoing oath and the schedule thereto annexed are truly copied from the record of the said court.  And I do further certify that it is th e opinion of th e said court that the total amount in value of the property exhibited in the aforesaid schedule is nineteen dollars and fifty cents.
            In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the Court of Common Pleas of said county this sixth day of September 1820.  H. R. Phelps, Dep. Clk

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