Pension Application for George Warner
State of New York
On this first day of October 1833, personally appeared in open court before the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in the county of Schoharie now sitting George Warner a resident of the Town of CoblesKill in the county of Schoharie aforesaid aged 75 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 7th 1832.
That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated.
First that in the fall in the year 1775, that he the said George Warner was in Schoharie called into service by the command by Captain George Mann in Schoharie in the regiment commanded by Col. Peter Vrooman of the militia, that he the said captain Mann with his company marched from Schoharie to the Mohawk river from thence to stonearabia, now the town of Palatine, Montgomery County, that he the said George Warner served eight days in that vicinity under the command of Capt. Mann, that he was honorably discharged by his capt. by word.
2d That in the year 1776, that he the said George Warner was called into service again at Cobleskill by the command of Capt. John Bourk by the command of Col. Peter Vrooman of the Militia served three months at CobelsKill and in that vicinity, in the fall in 1776, the whole of the militia of Col. Peter Vrooman’s Regiment in Schoharie was called into service, Col. Vrooman with his regiment to Fort Edwards to Lake George, that the said George Warner served in Capt. Bauck’s company; from thence colonel Vrooman marched with his regiment to Schenectady, from thence to the Mohawk River, from thence to Johnstown, now Montgomery County. The he the said George Warner served one month in Captain Bauck’s company in Col. Vrooman’s regiment of Militia that he was honorably discharged in Johnstown by his capt by word.
3d That in the year 1777, that he the said George Warner was called into service again by the command of Col. Vrooman of the militia in Schoharie, in company commanded by Capt. George Mann; the said Capt. Mann with his company marched from Schoharie to the Hallibergs [Helderbergs] so called in Albany County after Torys, that it was saith that one Harman VanDesen was the captain of the Torys, that he hath about forty men of Torys lying in the wood under the Hellegergh, the said Capt. Mann with his company marched under the Hellegergh and [?] two Albany regiments of Militia and John Dilman’s company of State troops.
That it was saith that the Capt. Van Desen of the Torys would some times come home to see his wife. Henry Shafter the orderly sergeant in Captain Mann’s company was ordered to take five man with him and to go in the night time to this Van Desen’s home in order to take this Van Desen prisoner if found; that the said George Warner was one of the men which whend with the said Henry Shafer to Van Desean’s house and took him prisoner and brought him to the regiment aforesaid for trial, and was tried by a committee and was found guilty and put in prisonment. That he the said George Warner served half a month in that vicinity, in Capt. Mann’s Company. This services commended in the spring of the same year and was honorably discharged by his capt by word. That after the said George Warren came home, that he reenrolled into the service again at CoblesKill by the command of Col. Vrooman of the Militia in Schoharie Served six months at CobelsKill in the company of Captain Brown in the fall of the same year that Col. John Harper called on him to go with him with a hundred men to Harpersfield after Torys, that he marched with Col. Harper to Harpersfield and tooke about forty prisoners, some of them was put into prisonment, that he was honorably discharged by Col. Harper by word.
4th That in the year 1778, in the spring in same year, that he was by command of Col. Vrooman of the militia called into service again in the company of Captain Christian Brown, served nine months at CobelsKill and in that vicinity in Col. Vrooman’s regiment in May in the same year that he the said George Warner was in a battle at CobelsKill against the Torys and Indians, that Capt. Patrick, a United States officers was killed that our party lost 22 killed the lieutenant and the fifer was taken prisoner by the Torys and Indians. Henry Shafer the Orderly Sargant in Capt. Brown Company Peter Shafer and Leonard King was wounded in said battle. The Indian and Torys at the same time burned the buildings at CoblesKill that his fathers house was burned with six of our men there in that he and his father and family lost all there personal property which was in his fathers house; that he was honorably discharged by his captain Brown by word.
5th That in the winter in the year 1778 AD, Colonel Dubois with his soldiers and the militia at CobelsKill builded a fort at CobelsKill which was called fort Dubois, that the said George Warner was one of the man to build said fort, that spring in the year 1779 that the said George Warner was called in the service again, Served six months in fort Dubois at CobelsKill and in that vicinity in the company commanded by Capt. Christian Brown in the regiment commanded by Col. Vrooman of the militia in Schoharie that he was in fort Dubois at CobelsKill honorably discharged by his Capt. Brown by word.
6th That in the year 1780, that he the said George Warner was called into the service again served six months in fort Dubois at CobelsKill and in that vicinity in Capt. Brown’s company, Col. Vrooman’s regiment of the militia in Schoharie that he was in fort Dubois at CobelsKill honorably discharged by his Capt. Brown by word.
7th That in the spring of the year 1781, the said George Warner was called into the service again in company of Captain Brown in Col. Vrooman’s Regiment, served at CobelsKill and in that vicinity until the 27th day of July, then the Indians take him the said George Warner in actual service a prisoner and take him off from CobelsKill a prisoner to Niagara; and was [?] there until peace, then came home. The said George Warner says on his oath that he rendered all the aforesaid services faithfully in the American Revolutionary War in the force of his county.
That 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 the agency of any State of the United States.
(Signed with his mark) George Warner
Subscribed and sworn in open court the day and year aforesaid, John Gebhard, Jr. Clerk.
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