Pension Application for George Shults
State of New York
Onondaga County SS.
On this 11th day of September 1832, personally appeared in open court before a Court of Chancery now holden for the State of New York at Onondaga present Daniel Mosday, Vice Chancellor now sitting George Shulthies or Shults a resident of the Town of Manlius County of Onondaga and State of New York aged Seventy three years, who being first duly sworn according to Law, doth on his oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress, passed June 7th 1832. That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers, and served as herein stated, That in the month of September 1775 he volunteered as one of a company under Captain Andrew Tillaback in Col. Clock’s Regiment of the New York militia, and was engaged about one month in building a fort at Stone Arabia on the Mohawk River that in the winter following was again called with the company and was employed in completing said Fort, for a few days that early in the spring of 1776, he again volunteered in the same Regiment and company and during that summer was out at different periods as long as four months, was part of the time, at the fort in Stone Arabia and at Fort Herkimer and Fort Dayton and was out on frequent scouting parties. That early in the month of April of the next year 1777, volunteered under the said Captain Tillaback in the same Regiment and was stationed at the above places mentioned and employed in Scouting parties, that in August went up the River and on the 12th of that month was in the Battle at Oriskany under General Herkimer parties of Indians and tories, with which the valley of the Mohawk was infested, and does not hesitate to declare that he performed, altogether more than three years service for the United States during the Revolutionary War. That he was born in Stone Arabia, County of Montgomery, State New York on the 18 day of June 1759 has a record of his age which has been kept in the family, ever since his recollection was living in Stone Arabia, when he entered the service continued to live there until the year 1818, when he removed to Manlius where he now lives, and has since lived, never received a written discharge from the service has no documentary evidence in his performance of his services, and no Testimony except Pendel Cosselman annexed hereto the names of the persons in his neighborhood to whom he is known and who can testify as to his veracity and to their belief in his services as a soldier of the revolution war Allan Breed and Thaddeus Patten.
He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state. (Signed with his mark) George Shults
Sworn this 11 Sept. 1832 Daniel Mosley Circuit Judge
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