Morrison's Pensions

Pension Application for Christian Leather (Ledder, Lieder,Lathers)

Declaration of a Revolutionary Widow claims a Land Warrant under Act of March 3, 1855.
            On this 17th day of April A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty five, personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace within and for the said county and state aforesaid, Anna Lather, aged ninety seven years, a resident of the Town of Mohawk, Montgomery County in the State of New York, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the widow of Christian Lathers, deceased, who was a private in the Revolution, that her first husband Christian Lathers did not receive  a pension in his life time for his services now died.  In the Revolutionary that the declarant is now receiving a pension under the Act of 4th July 1836 for $64 per annum for services rendered by her first husband Christian Lathers, for the time she made her application for a pension she was the widow Lasher, the widow of Conrad Lasher her second husband which will more fully appear in her papers on file in the office of the Commissioner of Pensions, that she received her pension at the agency office at Albany, NY.
            She further states that she was married to the said Christian Lathers in Town of Palatine, County & state aforesaid on the ­­­­­­­­­­­________A.D. 17____by one Revd Rosecranby [Rosencrantz] that her name before her said marriages was ___________and said husband died at ___________on the ___day of________AD 18___ and that she is now a widow.
            She further states that she & her husband could not write & kept no family record, that she does not now recollect the time she was married to her first husband Christian Lather nor the time of his death Jules & Yate’s Espry? Was her attorney & agency to prove her pension and he procured the proof of marriage & death which is on file at the office of the Commissioner of Pension on her papers for a pension & that she was not married before the war closed.
            She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which she may be entitled under the act approved March 3, 1855, and she hereby requests the commissioner of Pensions to forward her warrant to Abm. A Van Horne Fonda Montgomery County NY and appoint him my attorney to receive the same for me.
(Signed with her mark) Anna Lathers
            We David H. Lathers and Martin Vrooman residents of the Town of Mohawk, Montgomery County in the State of New York, upon our oaths declare that the foregoing declaration was signed and acknowledge by Anna Lathers in our presence, and that we believe from the appearance and statements of the applicant that she is the identical person she represents herself to be.  David Lathers, Martin Vrooman
            The foregoing declaration and affidavit were sworn to and subscribed before me on the day and year above written; and I certify that I know the affiants to be credible person, that the claimant is the person she represents herself to be, and that I have no interest in this claim.  John Everson Justice of the Peace.
State of New York
Montgomery County SS.
            On this 8th day of September one thousand eight hundred and forty three personally appeared before the undersigned a judge of the Court of Common Pleas of the said County of Montgomery, Anna Lasher a resident of the town of Palatine in the County of Montgomery and State of New York Aged seventy seven years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed July 4th 1836 and the acts supplementary thereto.  That she was married to Christian Leathers who was private Corporal and Batteauman in the Revolutionary War.  That to the best of her knowledge belief and the evidence she has been able to procure her husband the said Christian Lathers then a resident of the town of Palatine (then) county of Tryon and State of New York entered the service of the Untied States by enlisting into the company of Rangers under the Command of Captain Christian Getman in August 1776 and served therein until the March following being a term of seven months or more.  That in the year 177 he performed three several tours in Capt. John Bradbigs Company of Militia in Colonel Jacob Klock’s Regiment viz at Unadilla at Oriskany and at Saratoga amounting in all to three months or more.  That in the year 1778 he performed a tour of mine months as a Batteauman in the Company of Captain Samuel Gray.  That in the year 1779, 1780 and 1782 he performed the service set forth by records found in the Comptroller’s Office and contained in the comptroller’s certificate herewith accompanying accounting for those months or more.  That she refers to the proof hereto annexed to substantiate her statements and on which she rests her claim—She further declares that she was married to the said Christian Leathers on the 29th day of August in the year Seventeen hundred and eighty two that her husband the aforesaid Christian Leathers died on the 16th day of July Eighteen hundred and thirteen.  That she was afterward married to Courdo [Conrad?] Lasher who died on the 18th day of July 1843 that is now a widow—(Signed with her mark) Anna Lasher
            Sworn to and Subscribed on this day and year above written before me.  Jacob Graff, Judge of Montgoemry County
            I so hereby certify that I am personally acquainted with Anna Lasher the above declarant that she is a person of credibility and that she is unable to appear in court by reason of her age and bodily infirmity.  Jacob Graff, Judge of the Court.
State of New York
Herkimer County  SS
            I Abraham G. Rosencrantz of the Town of Little Falls being duly sworn deposeth and says that he is the personal representative and son of George Rosencrantz deceased who was the son of the Reverend Abraham Rosencrantz decd, who in his lifetime was the minister of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Herkimer and German Flatts.  That he was always informed and believed and now believes that his Grandfather as such minister solemnized marriages and kept a record of marriages which said book of records was after the decease of his said grandfather in the possession of his father the said George Rosencrantz until his decease.  Which even took place the 21st December 1838.  And since the said Book of Records have been and are now in the possession of this deponent he being the executor of the said George Rosencrantz Decd.  That he has this day examined the said Book of Records of Marriages and finds and [as written] Entry therein that seventeen hundred and eight two the twenty eight day of August, Christian Lethers was married to Anna Even, that the entry of said Marriage is in the following words and figures.
            1782 at 28th Aug 6 Christian Leder and Anna Even.
            Which said record is that on the twenty eighth day of August one thousand seven hundred and eighty two  Chrisitan Lethers was married to Anna Even.
(Signed) Abraham G. Rosencrantz
            Subscribed and sworn this 28th day of August 1843. Before Robert Casler Justice of the Peace.
            I certify that I am well acquainted with the above named Abraham G. Rosencrantz and that he is a man of good morals and of truth and veracity.  Robert Casler, Justice of the Peace.
            Under remarks: Soldier married in German Flatts or Palatine NY July or Aug 28, 1782 Anna or Nancy Even; he died July 16, 1813; she then mar. Conrad Lasher (date not given) who died at Avoca, Steuben Co., NY July 18, 1843.  Soldiers name also appears as Ledder, Leder, Lather and leathers.

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