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Revolutionary War Pension Application

Submitted by Judy Schreiber

JONATHAN CARLEY

In the abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files is "Jonathan, S23152 NY Line, soldier was b 1757 in Wilton CT, lived in South East Town in Dutchess City NY at enlistment & lived there 20 years after the war then moved to Sidney in Delaware City NY, appl 8 Oct 1832 Delaware City NY a res of Sidney NY, in 1832 soldier mentions a sister  not named.

From National Archives -

DELEWARE COUNTY   }    appeared in Open Court before the Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the County of Deleware now sitting Jonathan Carley a resident of the Town of Sidney in the County of Deleware and State of New York age seventy five years and nine months 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 the 7th of June 1832 that he Entered the Service of the United States under the following named Off icers and served as herein Stated - to wit - that he enlisted at South East Town in Dutchess County for six months in Capt. Barnum's Company in Col. Field's Regiment New York Militia (and that) he served about seven months that Term was in 1775 that in the Spring of 1776 he enlisted in the same Company for six months and served out Term in said Company of Regiment at Horse Neck and on New York Island at Westchester LI - that (__ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ____ ___) Enlisted into Col. Ludington's Brig for 9 months.  Served all as Minute Man.  That he remained and did serve under various Officers and various colors on the Line for more than two years that time except the time he lay in the Hospitall by by reason of his wounds - That he was in the Battle at White Plaines That he had Nineteen Ball holes shot through his Body and clothes in that Battle at White Plains - that he survived one ball in his breast, one in his right shoulder which broke the bone - three flesh wounds in his left arm and one in his hip which wound made him a Cripple and that he is still a Cripple by means of said wound That in fact of the year 1781 he Enlisted as a Sargeant in Col. Ludington's Regiment for 3 months - That they went to assist in the taking of Cornwallace but before they got there heard of his Surrender and was ordered back and to Peeks Kill on Hudson River and served about nine monthes and was dismissed and went home - That in the year 1777 the Neighborhood where he lived was put into (Clapes?) each (Keep?) to furnish a Man for the Army for three years - that this lot fell on him to go - and that he hired a Man for 48 dollars to take his place who (has survived?) and served That he has no Documentary evidence, he knows of no person whose Testamony he can produce to  prove his Services that he hereby relinquishes every claim to any pension except the present (said?) Declares that his name is not on the Pension Roll of the Agency of any State ( ___ ____ _____ ) _    (signed) Jonathan Carl(y off page) Sworn and Subscribed the day and year Afore said)   (hole in paper) (name illegible)

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        A search of our Patriot Index provided the information found below.

CARLEY,   Johnathan Birth:  CT   1757 Service:  NY Rank:  Sgt Death:     p 1832 Patriot Pensioned:   Yes     Widow Pensioned:   No Children Pensioned:   No     Heirs Pensioned:   No Spouse:  (1) Jenny Gray

DAR The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 29 [p.387] ROLL OF HONOR page 157 Mrs. Fanny M. Johnson Austin. 28428

Mrs. Fanny M. Johnson Austin. DAR ID Number: 28428 Born in Triangle, New York. Wife of John Jenkins Austin. Descendant of Sergt. Jonathan Carley. Daughter of Amos Johnson and Martha Patty Carley, his wife. [p.157] Granddaughter of Johnathan Carley and Jenny Gray, his wife. Jonathan Carley was placed on the pension roll of Delaware Co., N. Y., 1832, for thirteen months actual service as private and three months as sergeant in the New York troops. He was born, 1757, in Wilton, Conn.



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