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Pension Application for Abraham Hodge

State of New York
Jefferson County SS

On this Second day of October 1820 personally appeared in open court, being a court of record by a law of said state for the said county Abraham Hodge 2 nd aged sixty three years, resident in Brownville in said county who being first duly sworn according to law, doth, on his oath declare that he served in the Revolutionary War, as follows: to wit, in the 1 st New York Regt commanded by Col. Van Schaick and in Capt Robert McKean's Company & that the date of his original declaration is April 13 th 1818 the no. of his Pension Certificate 15136.

And I do solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18 th day of March 1818 and that I have not since that time, by gift, sale, or in any manner disposed of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby so to diminish it, as to bring myself within the provisions of an act of Congress entitled An act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary war, passed on the 18 th of Mach 1818; and that I have not, nor has any person in trust for me, any property or securities, contracts or debts due to me; nor have I any income other than what is contained in the schedule hereto annexed, and by me subscribed.


One Cow one sett of Harrow teeth one broad axe one narrow do one hoe one fire shovel & tongs one three pail kettle one Dish Kettle one Tea Kettle one Cake pan three Table spoons 3 knives and forks 3 cups & saucers one quart bowl.

(Signed) Abr'm Hodge 2nd

And further that I am by occupation a farmer and infirm by reason of the Rheumatism & have not any family dependant on me.

Sworn in 1820 declared on the 2 nd day of October before me Geo'r Andrews Clerk.

I George Andrew, Clerk of the county of Jefferson, do hereby certify that the foregoing oath and schedule thereto annexed, are truly copied from the record of said court; and I do further certify, that it is the opinion of the said court that the total amount in value of property exhibited in the aforesaid schedule, is 28 dollars, and ----cents. In testimony whereof, I have thereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the said court, on this second day of October 1820. George Andrews Clerk of the County of Jefferson.


Letter of inquiry included in the pension file.

Reference is made to your letter of December 8, relative to Abraham Hodges, a soldier of the Revolutionary War.

The data which follow are obtained from the papers on file in pension claim, S.43700 based upon his military service in that war.

Abraham Hodge (1) enlisted in April 1776, served until the last of October, as a private in Captain Getman's (2) company of rangers on the Mohawk River; then until about December 15, 1776, in Captain Robert McKean's New York company. While a resident of Florida, Mohawk District (later Montgomery County), New York, he enlisted about January 1 or 5, 1777, served until October 15, 1777, in Captain Robert McKean's (3) company, Colonel Goose Van Schaick's 1 st New York Regiment.

He was allowed pension on his application executed April 13, 1818, while a resident of Adams, Jefferson County, New York.

In 1819, one David Hodges was living in Seneca County, New York; relationship to soldier not stated.

In 1820, soldier was sixty-three years of age, was living in Brownville, Jefferson County, New York, and signed his name as Abram Hodge, 2 nd . At this time he stated that he had no family dependent upon him, and made no reference to wife.

End Notes for Abraham Hodge 2 nd S.4370

1. Abraham's father Abraham was Captain of the Eighth Company in Colonel Frederick Visscher's Regiment of Tryon County Militia [Third Regiment].

Captain Hodge moved out of Tryon County in 1778. First Lieutenant Joseph Yeoman was then promoted to Captain by 1779.

Abraham's 2 nd s name appears on Captain Yeoman's Company roll and also in Captain David McMaster's Company [Sixth Company] in Colonel Visscher's Regiment for 1779 or later.

As Abraham 2 nd was born circa 1757 he probably served under his father but there has been no muster roll or payroll found for that company.

2. Abraham enlisted as a private in Captain Christian Getman's Company of Tryon County Rangers on the 16 of August 1776.

Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783, Series M-246, Roll 74, National Archives, Washington D.C.

3. Abraham Enlisted as a private on the 2 nd February 1777 in Captain Robert McKean's Company [Seventh] in the First New York Continental Regiment Commanded by Colonel Goose VanSchaick.

He is listed as sick in the General Hospital on the muster roll dated 4 th of October 1777.

Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783, Series M-246, Roll 74, National Archives, Washington D.C.

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