Pension Application for Adam Everson
[This applicant was granted $24.66 per annum commencing the 4th day of March 1848.]
State of New York
Montgomery County SS
On this thirty-first day of October in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight he personally appeared before the hon. John Hand one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the said county (being a court of record) Dorothy Evirsons (or Everson) a resident of the Town of Mohawk aged 70 years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the provision made by the Act of Congress passed July 7th 1838, entitled “An Act—granting half pay and pensions to certain widows.
That she is the widow of Adam Everson (or Eversons) who was a private in the revolution and served therein as set fort in the evidence hereto annexed and the records of the War Department of United States, reference hereto being had and on which proof she hereby rests her claim. She further declares that she was married to the said Adam Everson on the 4th day of January seventeen hundred and eighty four. That her husband the aforesaid Adam Everson died on the sixth? Day of June eighteen hundred and twenty two, that she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service but the marriage took place previous to the first of January seventeen hundred and ninety-four viz: at the time above stated and that she has remained a widow ever since the death of her said husband as will now fully appear reference to the proof hereto annexed. She was married by the Rev. Thomas Romyn at the time aforesaid—and the said Romyn has been dead for many years past. Her maiden name was Dorothy Dockstader and firther this deponent says not.
(Signed with her mark) Dorothy Everson
Sworn and subscribed on this day and year first above written before me John Hand a Judge of the County Court of the County of Montgomery.
I further certify that I am personally acquainted with the said Dorothy who has sworn to the above declaration and know her to be a creditable person—and the statements by her inside said declaration are entitled to full credit. She made her mark in subscribing said declaration—and she never learned to write.
John Hand, a Judge of the County Court of the County of Montgomery
[There is also a deposition dated 1st day of November 1838 by Adam Everson, son, who was 39 years old the 15th day of April last past. There is nothing else new in the declaration]