Pension Application for Johannes Schoonmaker
Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed the 7th June 1832.
State of New York
Ulster County SS.
On the thirteenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two personally appeared in open court before Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in and for Ulster County, being a court of record for said county, proceeding according to the Course of Common Law with a jurisdiction entrusted in point of amount and keeping a record of their proceeding having a clerk and seal of their own, Johannis Schoonmaker as resident of the town of Saugerties in the County of Ulster aged Seventy years, who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain he benefit of the act of Congress passed the 7th June 1832.
That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated to wit, That on or about the first of April in the year 1780 he volunteered as a private soldier in the Militia service of the State of New York in the revolutionary war in the company commanded by Captain Henry Pauling in Col. Albert Paulding’s Regiment for nine months as a frontier guard and was stationed at Shandaken at a fort built around the house of one Longyear to guard the frontiers and the vicinity from the Indians and Tories and continue there in said service until about the first of January following when he and the said company was discharged but received no written discharge.
And he further declares that about the first of April in the year 1781 he again volunteered as a private soldier in the said service of the State of New York in Captain Livingston Company in Col. Paulding’s Regiment for nine months, marched with the said company to Woodstock in Ulster County remained there part of the time and the rest part of the time in Little Shandaken at a house of one [John S. Row is crossed out.] and its vicinity and was discharged about the first of January next following—and was then discharged, but received no written discharge.
He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any agency in any state.
And he further declares in answer to the interrogatories that he was born in the Town of Saugerties in Ulster County. That he has the record of his age in his Father’s Family Bible.
That he lived when called into service that he has lived since the Revolutionary War and now lives in the Town of Saugerties aforesaid.
That he was drafted and volunteered.
That he knew Gen’l George Clinton & Hayht.
That he does not recollect of having received a written discharge.
And that the [blank, sentence not completed.] (Signed with his mark) Johannis Schoonmaker
Sworn to and Subscribed the day and year aforesaid in open Court
A. G. Hardenburgh, John Jansen, Abm. A. Deyo, Judges
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