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Pension Application for Nicholas G. Weaver

W.18234 (Widow: Gertrude. Married July 4th day of July 1786 by Abraham Rosencrants at her father’s house in German Flatts.  Nicholas G. died March 12, 1838.)
State of New York
Oneida County SS.
            On the twenty ninth day of November 1832 personally appeared in open Court before Nathan Williams, Esquire Vice Chancellor at a Court of Chancery held for the State of New York now sitting at the City of Utica Nicholas G. Weaver a resident of the Town of Deerfield and County of Oneida and State of New York aged seventy 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 & served as herein stated to wit:  That he entered the service of the United States as a volunteer in the Militia of the State of New York in the year 1777 and was stationed in and about the block house and Stone Church in the Town now called German Flatts in the County of Herkimer and state of new York and he remained on duty at that time one week.
            That in the spring of 1778 as early as the fifteenth day of May he was called into the service of the United States in the Militia under Capt. Staring & Lieut. George J. Weaver and stationed at the German Flatts, then called Fort Dayton where he remained in the service until the first of October following and then he was stationed under Lieut Weaver at and in the neighborhood of Fort Schuyler and employed as a guard, to protect supplies going to Fort Stanwix through the succeeding Fall and winter and until the first day of May 1779.
            That on the first or second day of May 1779 he was again in the service of the United States and stationed at the town of Germantown under Capt. Staring and continued there until sometime in the first week of August next ensuring erecting block houses and other works of defence—he was then stationed during the rest of the fall and summer under Col. Peter Bellinger, Captain Harter & Ensign Bellinger and remained there until the summer of 1780.  After the death of said Bellinger in July 1780 (who was killed).  That from July 1780 until the middle of February 1781 he served in the Militia of New York at Fort Dayton under George Smith who was Orderly Sergeant.
            The first service herein before mentioned was performed as a volunteer the residue of the time he was a drafted militia man in the Militia of the State of New York; he does not recollect the names of any of the regular officers if any commanded at the Fort during his time of services; he never had any written discharge and never served as a substitute; he was born April 5th 1762 has a family record of his birth which is produced in open court, was born at German Flatts, now Herkimer.—He lives at German Flatts, now Herkimer when called into service, has lived in Deerfield & County of Oneida ever since the Revolutionary War and now resides there—was called into the service by draft and never served as a substitute; does not recollect the names of any (if there were any) of the regular officers who were with the troops where he served, never received any written discharge and never held a Commission; he is known by Nicholas Harter, George Michael Weaver of Deerfield and the Rev. George W. Bethune of Utica Utica who can testify as to his veracity & their knowledge and belief of his service as a soldier in the Revolution; 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) Nicholas G. Weaver.
            Sworn & subscribed the 29th day of November 1832 before me.  C.N. Williams, Vice Chancellor

State of New York
Oneida County SS.
            Nicholas G. Weaver being duly sworn maketh oath and saith that the several periods of his service in the Revolutionary War as mentioned or meant and intended to be mentioned in his application for a pension were as follows:
            In the year 1777 one week at German Flatts
            In the year 1778 from the fifteenth day of May until the first day of October following four and a half months at Fort Dayton.
            In the year 1778-1779 from the first day of October in the year 1778 until the first day of May 1779 seven months at Fort Schuyler and as Guard.
            In the year 1779 from the second day of May 1779 until the first day of August 1779 three months lacking one day at Germantown.
            In the year 1779-1780 from the first week in August 1779 until the first day of of July 1780 under Bellinger & Harter 9-ten months & three fourths.
            In the years 1780-1781 from July 1780 until the middle of February 1781 at Fort Dayton six months and a half.
            And this deponent further saith that he was well acquainted with George Michael Weaver who was a brother of this deponent and this deponent knows from his own knowledge that the said George Michael Weaver performed at least six months service as mentioned in his the said George Michael application in the years 1777-1778—and this deponent further saith that the said George Michael Weaver died on the fourth day of December 1832.  (Signed) Nicholas G. Weaver.
            Subscribed & Sworn before me May 25th 1833.  J. Watson Williams.

The family data is listed:
            Johan Nicholas Weaver born April 5, 1762.
            Gerdrauth his wife born January 2, 1767.
            Children:
            Eliesabet born March 13, 1787.
            Jeremais born September 29, 1788.
            Nicholas born July 29, 1791.
            Willim born October 17, 1794.
            A daughter born January 19, 1802.
            Isaac born May 11, 1804.
            Amese (a son) born November 5, 1808.

State of New York
Oneida County SS
            On this 30th day of April 1844 before me Amasa Rowe Esquire a Justice of the Peace of the town of Deerfield and County of Oneida personally appeared Gertrude Weaver a resident of the Town of Deerfield County of Oneida and State of New York who is well and personally known to me aged 76 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 provisions made by the act of Congress, passed 3rd March 1843 granting pension to widows of persons who served during the Revolutionary War—That she is the widow of Nicholas G. Weaver late of Deerfield deceased who was a revolutionary soldier and Pensioner—That she received a pension under the act of “July 1838 of $20 per annum from 12th March 1838 to 4 September 1840—That there is now due to her ten dollars under the old certificate from September 4th 1840 to March 4th 1841—She further declares that she still remains a widow of the said Nicholas G. Weaver—that from age & infirmity she cannot write her name and that in her former application she took hold of the top of the pen while her friend wrote her name [can’t read the last of the sentence.]  (Signed with her mark)  Gertrude Weaver
            Sworn to and Subscribed before me the day & year first above written.  Amasa Rowe Justice.

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