Affidavit of Revolutionary War Service
Transcribed by Sylvia Hasenkopf
Document located in file J6011 at the State Library at Albany
According to the State Library at Albany webpage: Series J6011 consists of sworn declarations of military service and real and personal property made by Revolutionary War veterans who intended to apply for pensions under an act of Congress passed on March 18, 1818. The declarations of property could be made in any court of record. The overwhelming majority of them were made not in the Supreme Court of Judicature but in the Court of Common Pleas, whose records are maintained by the county clerks.
State of New York) ss.
County of Albany )
On this fifteenth day of August 1820 personally appeared in open court, being a court of record for the said State
Jedediah Hebard aged 60 years, resident in Greenville Green County in said state aforesaid, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth, on his oath, declare that he served in the Revolutionary was as follows: I belonged in Colonel Heman Swifts Regiment and Capt Vine Elderkin Company also under Capt Thomas Consevine (?) the date of the original declaration was the 27th day of April 1818 and the number of my original certificate is 1,239.
And I solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March, 1818; and that I have not since that time, by gift, sale or any manner, disposed of my property, or any part thereof, with intent thereby so to diminish it, as to bring myself within the provisions of an act of Congress, entitled An act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States, in the Revolutionary war, passed on the 18th day of March, 1818; and that I have not, nor has any person in trust for me, any property or securities, contracts, or debts, due to me; nor have I any income other than what is contained in the schedule hereunto annexed, and by me subscribed. Real estate I have none Personal property as follows one mowing sythe and sneath(?) one broad how one Rake one brokin pitchfork one Chest & some wearing apparel, not exceeding in the whole the value of ten dollars My occupation is to work out on the farm by the day and work at gardning whenever I am able but my age and the Infirmities of my body Will not enable me to work generally more than half of the time & I have no family residing with me
Sworn to and declared in open court on the fifteenth day of August 1820
Fr. Moodford Clk