Pension Application for Jacob Sax
Private, Col. Gansevort
State of New York
Saratoga County SS.
On this eight[h] day of April 1818 before me the subscriber, one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the county of Saratoga and state of New-York, personally appears Jacob Sax, aged sixty four years, resident in the town of Greenfield in the County of Saratoga in the said state, who being by me first duly sworn, according to law, doth, on his oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the provision made by the late 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:” That the said Jacob Sax in the fall of the year 1777 enlisted in Hosack then Albany County in the state of New York in the company commanded by Captain Cornelius T. Johnson of colonel Peter Gansevort’s Regiment of the New York Line that he continued to serve in the said corps, or in the service of the United States until he had served his country faithfully three years in the said Regiment when he was discharged from service in Saratoga (with an honorable discharge) and state of New York that he was in the battles of Newton with the Indians & Staten Island under Lord Sterling & several skirmishes and that he is in reduced circumstances, and stands in need of the assistance of his country for support; and that he has no other evidence now in his power of his said services.—And the said Jacob Sax further maketh oath that his said discharge was put into the hands of a member of the Legislature of the State of New York some years ago for the purpose of obtaining a bounty of land, that he has recently wrote to said Member who lives at a considerable distance for the said discharge, to be forwarded to him, but has received no return & whether said discharge is to be found he cannot certify. (Signed) Jacob Sax
Sworn to and declared before me, the day and year aforesaid. Salmon Child, Judge of Court of Common Pleas in and for the County of Saratoga.
Letter dated November 11, 1930 written in response to a request for information.
You are advised that it appears from the papers in the Revolutionary War pension claim S.42250, that Jacob Sax enlisted in Hoosick, then Albany County, New York, about October 31, 1777, served as a sergeant in Captain Corenlius I. Jansen’s Company, Colonel Peter Gansevort’s New York Regiment, was in the battle of Newton and several skirmishes, and was discharged in October 1780. It is also stated that he was in the battle of Staten Island under Lord Stirling, no details of this service given.
He was allowed pension on his application executed April 8, 1818, at which time he was aged sixty-four years and resided in Greenfield, Saratoga County, New York.
There are no data as to his family.
In a request for information, the person states that Jacob Saxe or Sax was born about 1753, that he was a Hessian who deserted the English, joined the Continental forces at the Battle of Saratoga Springs, Saratoga NY. He is buried at Porter’s Corner’s NY, outside of Saratoga.
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