Pension Application for Uriah Wallace
W.25907 (Widow: Fanny)
State of New York and County SS
On this 16th day of April 1855, before me a Notary Public in and for the State and County of New York, personally appeared Fanny Wallace a resident of the City of Brooklyn in the County of Kings in said state of New York, aged 89 years who on her oath declares that she is the widow of Uriah Wallace, deceased who was a Lieutenant of Dragoons and private of Infantry in the Revolutionary War; that her said husband continued in service in said war for fourteen days and over as will appear from the evidence already produced and on file at the Pension office at Washington; that she now received a pension of two hundred and thirty eight dollars and eighty eight cents per annum under the act of Congress of February 2d 1848, on account of the services of her said husband in said war. She makes this declaration in order to obtain the bounty land she may be entitled to under the “act approved March 3d 1855, and further declares that she has never before applied for nor received any bounty land under this or any other act of Congress. She furthermore declares that she is now a widow. (Signed) Fanny Wallace.
We Minerva Clough and Minerva A. Johnson residents of the City of Brooklyn aforesaid upon our oaths declare that we are personally acquainted with the above Affiant Fanny Wallace and know her to be the same person she represents herself to be in the foregoing affidavit, which she has subscribed to in our presence; and that she is now a widow. Minerva Clough, Minerva A. Johnson
The foregoing declaration and affidavit, were sworn to and subscribed before me, on the day and year before written; and I certify that I know the affiants to be credible persons; and that I have no interest in this claim. M. Clarkson, Notary Public
I certify that Fanny Wallace, who has signed the foregoing declaration, is a pensioner on the roll of this agency, as therein set forth, viz, act Feb 2d 1848. New York City Pension Agency. VanBrugh Livingston. P.A. April 16th 1855.
Declaration: In order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress of the 7th July 1838 entitled “An act granting half pay and pensions to certain widows.”
State of New York
City and County of New York SS.
On this first day of April in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine personally appeared before the court of common pleas in and for the City and County of New York aforesaid Fanny Wallace a resident of the City and County of new York aforesaid aged seventy three years on the 19th day of January last who being first duly sworn according to law doth on her oath amuck the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed July 7th 1838 entitled “An act granting half pay and pensions to certain widows.
That she is the widow of Uriah Wallace who was as this declarant always understood and believes a private and Lieutenant in the war of the revolution and served as this declarant always understood and believes in the war of the revolution as follows—that is to say in the year one thousand seven hundred an seventy five the said Uriah Wallace enlisted as a private funder Capt. Joseph Benedict of the State of New York or under Captain Doolittle of the State of Connecticut and was marched to Canada and was in said service under the said enlistment six months, but in what Regimen the served this declarant is not informed and informed and cannot state.
And the declarant further saith that after the expiration of said term of six months as she is informed and believes and during the said war the said Uriah Wallace served as an officer—she believes as a Lieutenant in the militia of the County of Westchester in a company of Light Horse commanded by Captain John Mandeville of said County of Westchester and was in actual service in said Company, but how long he was in actual service in said company this declarant does not know nor can she state but begs leave to refer to the department to the proof thereof on file in the department-&c. That at the time of said service the said Uriah Wallace was an inhabitant of the said County of Westchester.
She further declares that she was married to the said Uriah Wallace on the twenty first day of June in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty four by the Reverence Joel Benedict then a minister of the gospel of the Presbyterian denomination. That she has no record of her marriage nor does she know whether there is any record thereof in the church of which said Joel Benedict was pastor. That her said marriage took place in the town of North Salem in the said County of Westchester. That her husband the aforesaid Uriah Wallace died at Sing Sing in the said County of Westchester on the twenty fourth day of February in the year one thousand eight hundred and twelve, that she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service but the marriage took place previous to the first day of January seventeen hundred and ninety four viz. at the time above stated. (Signed) Fanny Wallace.
Sworn to in open court this first day of April 1839. Joseph Hoxie Clerk.
State of New York
Greene County SS.
James Phillips of the Town of Greenville in said County being duly sworn before Stephen Tryon, a justice of the peace of said county, doth depose and say that he was well acquainted with Uriah Wallace previous to the American Revolution and the first that he new of Uriah Wallace being in the service was the time when Caps Joseph Benedict was Ingaged in gitting volunteers to go to Canada & in a short time after he saw Uriah Wallace in a company with a Wm. Ferris with Cocheades on their hats & they informed this deponent that they had listed and upon an invitation he went to Peekskill in company with Uriah Wallace where on his way to the North to Join the army at Albany this was in the fore part of the Season in the year 1775. To the best of his recollection and that Uriah Wallace was either in Capt. Joseph Benedit’s company or in Capt. Dolittle’s Company of which his is that confident and that Uriah Wallace was in the service six months at this time according to the best recollection of this deponent.
And this deponent has a distinct recollection of being in company with Uriah Wallace and Major Strang when on their way to join the army and further this deponent saith not. (Signed) James Phillips.
Sworn and subscribed this 25th day of September 1838 before me. Stephen Tryon Justice of the Peace.
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