Revolutionary War Pension
Robert A. Baldwin
REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION RECORDS
State of New York Otsego Com. plios
County of Otsego Ss: of October Term 1832
On this 15th day of October personally approved in open court before the Judges of the said Court now sitting & beint a Court of Law, Aaron Baldwin a resident of the town of Westford in the county & State of on said, aged Seventy one years on the 21st day of February 1832 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 7, 1832. That he was drafted for nine months and entered the service of the United States in 1779 & this deponent cannot tell which and that he was discharged about the first day of January following but has lost his discharge & has no other document and evidence except what is herewith transmitted. That this deponent at the time he entered the service, lived in the Town of Cornwall Litchfield County & State of Connecticut. That the Capt. of his company was A.M. Woodbridge in Col. Swifts Regt. & Genl. Huntington's Brigade. That subsequently to the service of the said this deponent with several others was ordered out on service & proceeded to Stratford on Long Island Sound in Connecticut for the tenure of 3 months when he was dismissed & returned home until he volunteered in the New York State troops for nine months in the year 1782 & was attached to a Regt. commanded by Col. Wisenfelt at Fishkill in the State of New York. This deponent soon after entered the artillery troops at West Point under the command of Capt. Moody in Col. Lamb's Regt. and remained there until he was discharged in January following when he returned home. He duly distinguishes every claim whatever to a pension of annuity except the present & declares that his name is not on any pension roll of the agency of any state.
Sworn to & subscribed the day & year & deponent of one said.
Horace Bathrop Clarke Aaron Baldwin
and the said Court so hereby declare their opinion that the above applicant was a Revolutionary Soldier as he states.
S. Page Justis
WITNESS, ELIAS HART, TESTAMONY FOR AARON BALDWIN, SR.
I Elias Hart of Cornwall in the County of Litchfield and State of Connecticut of lawful age depose and say that during the Revolutionary War I was acquainted with Aaron Baldwin he then resided in the town of Cornwall and I was knowing that he the said Baldwin was in the service of the United States in the Revolutionary War and that he was stationed at West Point in the State of New York, according to my belief and recollection the said Baldwin was in the army at this time for the term of nine months and that it was int the year 1782.
(sig) Elias Hart
State of Connecticut |
Litchfield County | Cornwall
on this 26th day of June 1832 personally appeared before me the Subscribes Elias Hart the subscriber of the foregoing deposition and made Oath to the truth of the facts by him Subcribed
George Wheaton Justice of the Peace
WITNESS, NOAH ROGERS, TESTAMONY FOR AARON BALDWIN, SR. I Noah Rogers of Cornwall in the County of Litchfield and State of Connecticut of lawful age deposed and say that during the Revolutionary War I was acquainted with Aaron Baldwin he lived a near neighbor to me in the town of Cornwall and I will remember that the said Baldwin went from home and as I supposed and as it was these understood in the neighborhood that he the said Baldwin had gone into the army or service of the United States and from my knowledge of the facts attending his going from home and returning I have no doubt but what he the said Baldwin served in the army of the United States in the Revolutionary War I cannot say with certainty the length of time he was in the service at this time though it is my impression that he continued nine months, the said Baldwin during the time he was in the service he returned home sick and afterwards returned into the service as I supposed, I cannot say the year that the said Baldwin went into the service at this time though it is my impression it was four or five years after the war commenced.
(sig) Noah Rogers
State of Connecitcut |
Litchfield County | Cornwall
on the 26th day of June 1832 Personally appeared before me Noah Rogers the Subscribes to the foregoing deposition and made oath to the truth of the facts stated in his said deposition
George Wheaton Justice of the Peace
I Certify that I am acquainted with the Characters of the aforesaid Elias Hart and Noah Rogers and know them to be good for truth and integrity Cornwall June 26th 1832
George Wheaton Justice of the Peace
I Frederick Wolcott (sp) Clerk of the County Court within the County of Litchfield in the State of Connecticut, verify that George Wheaton Esq. was at the date of the preceding certified which _____ out to signed by him a Justice of the Peace within the said County & that said signatures wich present to be his are as I verify _____ his marks and writing. Witness my hand & the Seal of the County at Litchfield in _____ Country this 28t day of June 1832.
Frederick Wolcott, Clerk
WITNESS, AMMARE JACKSON, TESTAMONY FOR AARON BALDWIN, SR.
I Ammare Jackson of Meredeth in the County Delaware State of New York being acquainted and sister to Aaron Baldwin of Cornwall State of Connecticut de____ and s_____ that said Aaron Baldwin was drafted to service in the Militia of the Revolutionary War for nine months and that said Baldwin did serve the nine months thinks it to be in Seventeen Hundred Seventy Eight or Seventy Nine
Ammare X Jackson
New York | on the Second day of July 1832 personally appeared before me the under named one of the Justices of the peace in said County Ammare Jackson the Subscriber of the foregoing deposition and made oath to the truth of the fact above Stated.
Martin Leet Justice of the Peace
WITNESS, CRAWFORD B. SHELDON, TESTAMONY FOR AARON BALDWIN, SR.
State of New York
County of Delaware ss.
I Crawford B. Sheldon Clerk of the said County do certify that Martin Leet Esquire before whom the written affidavit purports to have been Sworn was at the date of the Same one of the Justices of the peace in and for the said County and further that I am well acquainted with the said writing of the Said Justice and verify believe that the Signatures of Martin Leet Subscribed witness to be his proper hand writing and Signature Witness my hand and Seal of office 3d day of July 1832
C B Sheldon
WITNESS, DANIEL BROWN, TESTAMONY FOR AARON BALDWIN, SR.
M________ Cam_______. Daniel Brown of Hamilton in said County ____ duly sworn saith that was well acquainted with Aaron Baldwin at the time said Baldwin was in the Revolutionary War and that said Baldwin served as a private in said War. and the third or fourth year of said War. but the length of time said Baldwin served or the precise year is not now w_______ the ______ of this deposition. this deponent is however ________ that said Baldwin _______ with this depossed in the same company as aforesaid for the span of three months or more at one time. and that the said Baldwin & this deponent both resided in Cornwall in the State of Connecticut when said Baldwin entered into the Service & further this deponent ________ ______
Sworn this 9th day of June | (sig) Daniel Brown
1832 before me |
James B. Eldridge first | Judge ________ _______
State of New York |
_______ County Clerk Office | I. Andrew S. Sloan Clerk of the Said County do Certify that James B. Eldridge
before whom the written Affidavit purports to
have been Sworn was at the date of the same
the First Judge of Madison County Courts And
that I am acquainted with his hand writing and verify believe his name Subscribed to the Said Affidavit to be his _______ hand writing and Signature. WItness my hand and Seal of Office this 20th day of August 1832
State of New York |
Otsego County ss. | I Horace Lathrop. Clerk of the Court of
Common Pleas in for the said County of Otsego do
hereby certify that the foregoing contains the
original proceedings in the matter of the application of
Aaron Baldwin for a Pension...
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal of Office this 19th day of October 1832
Horace Lathrop. Clerk
PENSION ROLL RECORDS INDICATED:
1. Col. Lamb's unit was the 2nd Continental Artillery.
2. October 15, 1832 application was allowed for Pension Roll.
3. Roll file number was 12090.
4. Certificate number was 14912.
5. On the 27th of July 1832 it was stated that he was to receive $71.12 per year retroactive from March 4, 1831 with arrears payment for four months totalling $142.34 and for semi-annual allowance of $25.50 with the grand total of $177.80.
9. AARON BALDWIN, JR. (son of Aaron Baldwin, Sr. and Experience Hart)
Born: June 26, 1788 CT
Died: November 29, 1838 Buried: Westville Baptist Churchyard
Wife: HARRIET BAKER
Married: May 26, 1808
Born: March 31, 1787 Otsego County, NY
Died: July 25, 1861 AE 74y3m25d Middlefield, NY
Buried: Westville, NY
CHILDREN OF AARON BALDWIN, JR. AND HARRIET BAKER:
10. ii. Almarin
iii. Sally Born:December 29,1810
Died:December 24,1834 AE 24y8m20d
Buried: Westville Baptist Churchyard
iv. Mary Ann married George Crocker
vi. Harriett Jane married Joseph Coats
vii. Henry William
viii. German Baker
ix. Henrietta married William Nellis
x. Philo Solomon
Aaron was a large land holder and a prominent farmer in the area. It is noted in Aaron's will that he had a son named Truman. Presently, that is the only resource notating this offspring, if he is.
DEATHS Mrs. Harriet Baldwin d. July 25, 1861 ae 74-3-26 in Middlefield.-Widow of Aaron.
PROVED WILL OF AARON BALDWIN, JR.
In the matter of proving |
the last will and testament |
of Aaron Baldwin, Jr. |
To George H. Starkweather Surrogate of the County of Otsego. The Petition of Hiram Baldwin and Henry William Baldwin respectfully sheweth,
That Aaron Baldwin Jr. lately died at Middlefield on or about the 29th day of October 1838 having previously duly made and published his last Will and Testament of Real & Personal Estate whereof he did therein and hereby appoint your petition, the Executor. that the said Aaron Baldwin Jr. left goods chattels rights and credits in the County of Otsego by means whereof, as your Petitioner, have been informed, and believe the Surrogate of the said County. has sole and exclusive power to take the proof of the said last Will and Testament, that the said deceased left a widow Harriet Baldwin. who resides in Middlefield & the following heirs at Law to wit. Aaron Baldwin. Henrietta Baldwin. Almarin Baldwin. German Baker Baldwin. Philander E. Baldwin and Philo S. Baldwin. Harriett Jane the wife of Joseph Coats. all of Middlefield Otsego County. Mary Ann the wife of George Crocker of Niacldonville Wayne County. the said Jane wife of Joseph Coats and German Baker. Philander E. and Philo S. being under twenty one years of age and your Petition, being desirous that the said Will should be admitted to proof, the Letters Testamentary thereon be granted to them Your Petitioner, therefore pray a citation issuing out of and under the Seal of this Honorable Court, requiring the said above named persons personally be and appear when and where this Court may direct, to oppose or support as may see fit, the Probate of the said last Will and Testament
And your Petitioner will ever pray, & C. Hiram Baldwin
Henry Wm. Baldwin
County of Otsego ss. Hiram Baldwin and Henry William Baldwin of Middlefield being duly sworn depose and say, that the matters set forth in the foregoing Petition are true, to the best of their knowledge, information and belief
Sworn this 2d day | Hiram Baldwin
of November 1838 before me | Henry Wm. Baldwin
Geo. A. Starkweather SURROGATE
In the matter of
Proving the last Will
& Testament of Aaron
Petition and affadt.
Filed 2d Nov. 1838
STATE OF NEW YORK | ss.The People of the State of New York, By the Otsego County, | Grace of God Free and Independent:
To Eliza Jane Cap, & Robert Campbell
WE COMMAND YOU, and each of you, that all and
singular business and excuses being laid aside,
you personally be and appear before our
Surrogate of the County of Otsego, on the
Seventh day of December next at ten o'clock in
the fore noon of that day, to TESTIFY all and
singular that you know, in the matter of
proving the last will & Testament of Aaron Baldwin Jr.
deceased, now depending before our said
Surrogate at his office in Cooperstown.,
and hereof fail not, under the penalty of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars. Witness, Geo. H. Starkweather Esquire, Surrogate of our said County of Otsego, at the Village of Cooperstown the 2d day November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight
Geo. H. Starkweather Surrogate.
In the Matter of proving the last will & Testament of Aaron Baldwin Jr.
Bring this back
(outside cover lists witnesses for Testate)
Aaron Baldwin Sen
Peter L. Nellis
Joseph W. Reynolds
Frances Law Shaw
Clark D. Pasale
Isaac J. Sibley
E S Abbott
AARON BALDWIN, SEN., WITNESS IN TESTAMONY FOR AARON BALDWIN, JR. WILL Aaron Baldwin Sen being sworn says he is the Father of Testator wit. lives within about a mile and a half of Testators residence, saw him during his last _______, first time was Monday previous to making his will witness saw him again Tuesday, the day the will was made. Wit had no doubt but that he was as regular as he ever was both days. never entered wit. mind that Testator was not in his right mind. Witness talked with him ______ not must it was hard for him to talk. He _____ had sometimes ______ would ask him how he did and other times he would so and look at him. Wit went into the room on Tuesday siad Mr. Campbell then. Testator was sitting up. Wit don't recollect that he spoke to Testator then he offerd. to ________ and soon went to bed thinks he spoke to him that day. His throat was sore & he did not talk with him much when he asked him how he did sometimes he would say he was better.
Mr. Campbell was there before wit. Mariah Campbell Daughter of wit. came then in the afternoon. Wit can't say how many times he went into the room that day, says he was in twice thinks he was not in with wit. Daughter, says he did speak to his son that day. never told any person he did not speak to him that day.
Wit. said to him you are in a ______. Testator too said yes don't recollect of saying any thing more to him that day ____ wit. did not ask Testator on Tuesday whether he had made his will ____ don't recollect that he asked Testator on Tuesday whether he had givin wit. any thing.
Witness is certain he went into Testators room twice on Monday, perhaps more. won't say. Wit. said to Testator: you are sick, Testator said yes--Witness memory has failed him. thinks he could not recollect to morrow the questions put to him to say by the ________. Witness was at Testators most every day in the week after the will was made wit. was ____ thing by the bed of Testator & he said I have no property. wit. says you have given away. Testator said yes. Wit then asked him what he had given, and asked him to see what he would say. Testator said nothing and you will never get any thing ______ _______ it out of the ________.
Witness was seventy seven years old last February. So Hiram and Henry wanted to know what wit. opinion was as to Sanity of Testator
Sworn aforesaid the 8th of Dec. 1838
Geo. A. Starkweather Surrogate
(sig) Aaron Baldwin
EXPERIENCE BALDWIN, WITNESS IN TESTAMONY FOR AARON BALDWIN, JR. WILL Experience Baldwin being sworn said that she is the Mother of Testator. Wit. saw him on the day he made his will saw Mr. Campbell there & wit took dinner with Mr. Campbell. Mr. Campbell got there first. Wit. did not see or know of any thing _____ that Testator was _____ that day. Wit. had but very little talk with him. asked him how he did he either said he was sick or not any better--he appeared to be exhausted Wit. supposed he had been making his will he was sitting up but lay down while. Wit. was in the room There was a man came to buy a yoke of cattle one day & called upon Almarin & he went in to see Testator he was asleep he was woked up and Almarin told him there was a man there who wanted to buy six head of fat cattle & he wanted five $135 for them Testator _______ up in bed & said if I had a pen and ink I could tell in a minute & then Almarin said it was $22.50 per head. Almarin said the man wanted to be trusted. Testator said he had rather have the cattle in the field than note on interest & Almarin told the man & he made out the money as wit. understood.
Wit. was seventy years old in August last.
Wit. told that all the faculties fail together
Wit. won't remember half as well as she used to except things then.
Wit. says _____ attention to that judgement of wit. has failed in a ____ _____. Thinks the will had not been signed when Testator lay down. Thinks it was before dinner.
Experience V Baldwin
Sworn before me this 8th day of Dec. 1838
Geo. A. Starkweather Surrogate
10. ALMARIN BALDWIN, SR. (son of Aaron Baldwin, Jr. and Harriett Baker)
Born: December 28, 1810
Died: March 16,1842 AE 31y3m19d Middlefield, NY
Buried: Westville Baptist Churchyard
Wife: LYDIA ANN WAY (daughter of Laurence Way and Clarissa ?)
CHILD OF ALMARIN BALDWIN, SR. AND LYDIA ANN WAY:
11. i. Almarin, Jr.
Baldwin, Almarin, Sr.
This my last Will & Testament maid this twenty second day of December in the year one thousand eight hundred & forty one as follows
I will & bequeath to my Wife Lydia one thousand & five hundred dollars and all of my house hold furniture. I Will and bequeath to my son Almiran one thousand dollars and all of my close. I will & bequeath to Clarissa Way my Motherinlaw fifty dollars. I will & bequeath to Philander Crocker five dollars and after haying the above & all expenses. I will & bequeath the remainder of my property to My Mother Harriett Baldwin, Aaron, Hiram, Henry, German, Philander & Philo Baldwin my brothers, Henrietta Nellis, Mary Ann Crocker and Jane Coats my sisters, to be divided equally between them. And I appoint in this my last Will and Testament Charles Hamlen and John M. Lake to be my Executor to settel this estate of this my last Will and Testament.
And delivered in
the present of the day and date
above. Almarin Baldwin (signed)
Clarissa Snider (signed)
As the intesting was done before it was signed out at Baldwin resident
Joel Gillett (signed)
State of New York, Otsego county
I do hereby certify that the within written instrument was duly admitted to proof, as & for the last will & testament of the real & personal estate of the within named Almarin Baldwin deceased on the fourteenth day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & forty two. In testimony where of I have hereunto set my hand
and affixed my seal of office, the day
(seal) and year aforesaid.
James Brackett, Surrogate (signed)