Morrison's Pensions

Pension Application for William Kisner

State of New York
Lewis County SS
            On this [blank] day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty [two is crossed out] personally appeared in open court before the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of the County of Lewis, now sitting William Kisner a resident of the Town of Harrisburgh in the County of Lewis and State of New York aged seventy five 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 7, 1832.
            That he entered the service under the following named officers and served as herein stated.
            In the year seventeen hundred and seventy-nine, sometime in the spring he enlisted under Captain Putnam, Lieut. Schaffer for nine months entered the service at the time and served during said term and was discharged sometime in the winter following; that he served in the regiment commanded by Colonel Willett in the New York [Militia crossed out] State Troops.
            In the year seventeen hundred and eighty he served nine months under the same officers in the same regiment.
            Also, in the year seventeen hundred and eighty one he served under the officers above mentioned for the term of nine months.
            In the year seventeen hundred and eighty-two he enlisted under Captain French and served for four months.  Entered the service sometime in the summer and was discharged sometime in the fall.
            The above service was rendered on the Mohawk River.  He marched on to the Delaware River and Susquehanna River, was at Fort Stanwix, was in the Battle at Johnstown; Mayjor Andrus Finck was a regular officer with the troops with which he served.
            That he resided at the time he entered the service at Fort Plains Montgomery County, New York.
            He has no documentary evidence and that he knows of no person except Lawrence Blasure whose affidavit is hereto annexed whose testimony he can procure who can testify to his service.
            He 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 andy state.
(Signed with his mark) William Kisner

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