Pension Application for John Carr
At a court of common Pleas holden at the court house in the Village of Elmira in and for the county of Tioga in the State of New York commencing on the fourth day of September 1832. Present Hon Grant B Baldwin first Judge Darius Bentley John R Drake Joseph L Darling & Elijah Shoemaker Esqr Judges
State of New York
Tioga County ss.
On this 4th day of September 1832 personally appeared in open court before the Judges aforesaid being a court of record because made so by the constitution and Laws of the State having by Law a Clerk and Seal, now sitting John Carr a resident of the Town of Southport in the county and state aforesaid aged Seventy three years the twenty fifth day of may last 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 on or about the first of October 1776 he enlisted for the term of nine months in the company commanded by Captain John Wisner in the county of Orange and State of New York and in Col Henry Wisner’s Regiment; was march’d to New Windsor on the North River where we were stationed about six weeks - then to Fort Montgomery where he served out the nine months in Garrison duty and repairing the Fort, was dismissed and returned home without any written discharge, about the first of July 1777. He then in the course of a few days enlisted into the company of Captain Ellmer in the same Regiment of Col Henry Wisner and continued in the service along the North River till towards the beginning of winter. In the Spring of 1778 enlisted for three months in the company of Captain Minthorn and under Col Hathorn and was stationed at Fishkill in Dutchess County opposite to Newburg served out that term of three months he then entered the frontier service under Col. Hathorn and continued therein for upwards of two years without any particular engagement as to length but to continue as long as the circumstances of the service should require - during this last mentioned service he was in the Minisink country upon the Delaware which was a strong hold of the Indians and tories and during that period there were various alarms and musters of the Militia in the interior in all which this deponent had to take his equal share of duty; in this service he was under orders till the fall of 1780 having been in active service for the greater part of the time for four years. That he has no documentary evidence of his said services neither does he know of any person whose testimony he can procure who can testify to them.
And in answer to the several interrogatories put to him by the court he says that he was born in the Town of Warwick in the county of Orange and State of New York on the twenty fifth day of may in the year 1759 That he has a record of his age in his family Bible and obtained the date of his birth from his mother. At the time he first entered the service he lived in the place of his nativity and lived at the same place after the Revolutionary War till the year 1822 since which time he has lived at his present residence in Southport aforesaid, that in all his services as before stated he was a volunteer - that Gov George Clinton and Gen James Clinton were with the Troops occasionally where he served in forepart of his service. That he never received any other discharge than a verbal dismission from the service - that he would refer to Solomon L. Smith, John Smith and Caleb Baker all of Southport aforesaid who are well acquainted with his reputation for truth and veracity and who can testify to their belief in the truth of the foregoing declaration.
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) John Carr
Sworn to & subscribed the day and year aforesaid. Green M Tuthill Clk
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