Pension Application for John Young
At a Surrogates Court held in and for the County of Delaware in the State of New York the same being a court of record held at the office of the Surrogate at Delhi in said county, personally appeared Ambrose Beebe a resident of the county of Delaware in said state, aged 44 years and made oath in due form of law in open court and made the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress passed July 7th 1838.
That he is a son of Samuel Beebe and Elizabeth Beebe now both deceased, late residents of the County of Delaware and State of New York aforesaid and that his mother the said Elisabeth Beebe was married to John Young, her first husband at Sharon in the County of Litchfield in the State of Connecticut previous to the first day of January A.D. 1794 and that the said John Young died on or about the year 1796 in the County of Delaware in the State of New York and that he left him surviving Elizabeth Young his widow. And that she the said Elisabeth Young was married to Samuel Beebe in the year 1799 at Kortright in the County of Delaware by one Elder Blake a Baptist minister, all of which he this declarant has understood from his said mother the said Elizabeth Beebe and that he believes the same to be true and that this deponent’s father the said Samuel Beebe died at his residence in the County of Delaware and state aforesaid in the year 1844 and that he left his surviving Elizabeth Beebe the declarant’s mother and that she the said Elizabeth Beebe died at her residence in the County of Delaware and State of New York aforesaid on the 15th day of September in the year 1849, and that she left her surviving the following named children to wit: Sarah Goodrich her only child by her first husband the said John Young and Whiting Beebe, Rebecca Maring wife of Hiram Maring and Ambrose Beebe, this declarant were the children by her second husband the said Samuel Beebe and that they are now the only four children of the said Elizabeth Beebe, this declarant’s mother and that they are all of lawful age, and that he this declarant makes the declaration in order to obtain the pension that was due his mother the said Elizabeth Beebe at the time of her death for service of the said John Young, her first husband in and during the war of the Revolution and that he this declarant further states that he has understood from Elizabeth Beebe his mother and other persons that John Young served in and during the War of the Revolution as follows:- in the New York Militia and New York Lines all of which he the said Ambrose Beebe, this declarant believes to be true. That the said John Young entered the service in the year 1779 and served under Captain or Lieutenant Brinkerhoff in Colonel Hopkins (1) Regiment and served three or four months in that year and that in the spring and summer of the year 1780 he was out under Captain Sherwood (2) in Colonel Harper’s regiment and served all of the spring and summer of that year and that in the year 1781 he was out and served under Captain Aaron Hale (3) in Colonel Willett’s regiment and served during the fall of that year and that in the year 1782, he was out and served under Captain Percy (4) in Colonel Willett’s regiment and served for a long time in the aforesaid Willett’s regiment. This declarant refers the office of the Pension Department to the records his possession to support this application.
This declarant further states that he has understood from his said mother the said Elizabeth Beebe that she was married to her first husband the said John Young at Sharon in the County of Litchfield in the State of Connecticut previous to the first day of January 1794, all of which he believes to be true, and that he this declarent makes this declaration in order to obtain the pension that was due his mother the said Elizabeth Beebe at the time of her death for the services of her fist husband the aforesaid John Young.
(signed) Ambrose Beebe
Sworn and subscribed before me the said Surrogate this 27 day of November, 1850. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal of office at Delhi in said county.
E.Mour Surrogate & County Judge.
The words “the day of in” erased and the figure “6” blurred, in the 17th line from the top before executed. Also the words “on or about the day of February” in the 20th line from the top fo the page were erased before executed. E. Mour, Surrogate.
by James F. Morrison
1. John's name appears in Captain Johannes Schutt's Company in Colonel Dirck Brinckenhoff's Regiment of Dutchess County Militia [Second Regiment]. On June 25, 1778, Abraham Brinckerhoff was promoted Colonel in place of Dirck as he residgned as Colonel.
2. Captain Adiel Sherwood was in Colonel Morris Grahams' Regiment of New York State Levies in 1780. John's name does not appear in that company. His name does not appear in Captain Joshus Drake's Company in Colonel John Harper's Regiment of New York State Levies.
It is possible that he served with Captain Sherwood at Fort George or Fort Edward as some of Captain Drake's Company was stationed there.
3. Captain Aaron Hale's Company was raised for 4 months starting on 1 August 1781 in Lieutenant-Colonel Marinus Willett's Regiment of New York State Levies. This company was stationed mostly in Schoharie during their service.
4. Captain John Peacre's [Piercy, Percy, etc.] Company in Col. Willett's Regiment.