Tuesday, March 14, 2017

David Darling (1761-1839) Applies for 1832 Revolutionary War Pension

My fifth great grandfather David Darling served in the Revolutionary War for 6 months.  In 1832 he went into the Court of Common Pleas in Cortland County to apply for a pension for his service.

Page 5 of David Darlin/Darling's pension file.  Service statement of David Darlin to clerk Samuel Hotchkiss on 2 Oct 1832 (Pvt., Capt Hitchcock, Col Sprout, Massachusetts), pension application file W25519, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files; Publication M804, Record Group 15, National Archives at Washington, DC; digital image, Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com/image/1/14437057 : 14 Mar 2017).

State of New YorkCortland CountyOn this 2e day of October personally appeared in open court before the Court of Common Pleas now sitting David Darlin a Resident of Virgil in the County of Cortland and State of New York and aged Seventy one years the 21st of October next who being duly Sworn according to law doth on his oath makes the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed the Seventh June 1832 

That he entered the Servis[sic] of the united States under the following named officers and and[sic] Served as herein Stated 

I enlisted at Menden Woster[sic] County in the State of Massachusetts under Capt Luke Hitchcock and was in Col Sprouts Regiment and General Glovers Brigade and Served at fishkill the fore port of the time and the Rest of the time at west point both in the State of New York and I enlisted for Six months and Served the time out and was discharged at west point I enlisted in September 1777 General Washington and General Lee were both at west point a part of the time. I have no documentary evidence and that I know of no other evidence or person whose testimony I can procure who can testify to my servis
I hereby Relinquish every claim whatsoever 

page 6 of the pension file.

to a pension and annuity except the ???? and declares that his name is not on the Pension Roll of the agency of any state
Sworn and Subscribed this day and year aforesaid 
Samuel Hotchkiss Jr(?) Clerk 

David x Darlin

Edited to add: My mother had done a post on just this topic last year, but apparently I had to do my own! lol

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