War Pension Application
Soldier in the Revolution
Submitted by Annette
his gggg grand daughter
STATE OF NEW YORK
COUNTY OF GREENE
On this thirty-first day of August, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Two
(1832) personally appeared before me, Dorrance Kirtland, Esq., first Judge of
the Court of Common Pleas of the County of Greene and State of New York (the
said court being the Court of Record) Jacob Bogardus, aged
between eighty and eighty-two years, a resident of the town of Greenville in
the county of Greene and State aforesaid, 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 was born in the town of Coxsackie in the County of Greene and State of
New York on the 16th day of September 1750---That his sister-in-law Elizabeth
Bogardus of Coxsackie aforesaid has a family record in which his age
is set down--That he continued to reside in the town of Coxsackie until 1777
when he removed to what is now called Greenville, in the same county, where he
resided ever since. That in the commencement of the Revolutionary War he
enrolled in the Militia Company commanded by Capt. Thomas Houghtaling of
Coxsackie aforesaid, in a regiment under Col. Anthony VanBergen, both of whom
are dead. Henry VanBergen of Coxsackie also deceased was Lieutenant,
That upon his enlistment he was ordered to be prepared and in constant readiness
for actual duty. That pursuant to such orders, he furnished himself with
(illegible) and ammunition, and (illegible) prepared and ready for active duty
during the whole of said War. That he considered himself bound to
Military Service for the United States during that War.
That previous to the surrender of Burgoyne he went west of Albany and did
Military duty and was gone sometime, but how long he cannot say, nor does he
remember the names of the officers under whose command he went.
That he also did duty before the surrender of Burgoyne, but the year he does
not recollect, at Schoharie in a fort--That he was then under the command of
two Lieutenants of the Militia to wit--Jehoachim Tay---(rest illegible), and
Leonard Bronk both of Coxsackie, both of whom are dead. That he remained
there more than a month, it could have been six weeks.
That in the year 1770 in the fall of that year he did duty at a place called
Gerr___burgh, now Athens in the county of Green aforesaid---that he was then
commanded by Capt. Thomas Houghtaling and Lieutenant Ryckert Vanderberg both of
Coxsackie and deceased. That the Militia then (illegible) service in boats and
canoes and defended the country against the anticipated attack of tories. That
he did duty then at that time about six weeks.
That in the summer of 1777 he was ordered out north against the British forces
under Gen. Burgoyne. That he went under the command of the aforesaid
Lieutenant Henry VanBergen and Ryckert Vandenbergh. That he went about five
miles north of Fort Edward. That the American forces under Gen. C. Schuyler
commenced retracting and that he remained in active duty until the army
retracted to Saratoga. That he was then in active duty about six weeks.
That he was also ordered to and did duty for two or three seasons at a place
called Passamacossac in the town of Catskill in the County of Greene aforesaid
under Philip Conine, a Capt. Lieutenant in the New York line of the
Continental Army and he believes he did actual service from four to six
That he also did duty on the Mohawk River and he believes it was in the year
1779 at Johnsons Hall. That he thinks the aforesaid Henry VanBergen and
Ryckert Vandenbergh were his officers. That he was then on duty but left them
in two weeks. That Johnsons Hall was at least seventy miles from Coxsackie.
That after he was enrolled in Thomas Houghtaling's company as aforesaid, the
company was divided into classes to guard a district of country extending
along the north river about twenty miles, and west from the same river about
thirty or forty miles. That the said classes were alternately called out in
such a manner as to have a class out constantly and thus have a guard on duty
every day and night. That the company so relieved this class and did duty for
a number of successive seasons in that manner. That the duty was done under
different officers, both commissioned and non commissioned, all of whom he
believes are now dead. That he cannot state precisely how much duty he did in
each of these seasons but he went when called out and did duty generally twice
a week, (_____) once and occasionally once a fortnight. That at each time one
or two days and nights were directed to the fulfillment of the duties aforesaid.
That he was also called out as claimed, on other special occasions and or
scouting parties. That all these services he rendered were on his own account
and not as a substitute. That he has no discharge.
That he has been very infirm for several years last past. That his memory has
considerably failed and that he cannot recollect dates of his services so
particularly as might otherwise be able to do. Yet he has (___) (____) that
the actual services he has rendered as a soldier for the United States during
the Revolutionary War exceed the term of two years.
He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the
present and he declares that his name is not on a pension roll of any agency
in any state. Sworn to and subscribed the
Signature of Jacob Bogardus
Sworn statements of Peter Brandow and Peter Bogardus, Jr. attesting to the
fact of his residence and age and that he was a soldier in the War. Signed by
NOTE: Some of the words in ( )
were not readable. This document was obtained from another Bogardus cousin and
friend and was from a copier on fax paper. The original Pension papers
are with Evelyn Goodine in Avoca, Steuben Co, NY who is also a gggg grand
daughter of Jacob Bogardus.
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