War Soldiers in
British Surrender at the Battle of
Saratoga, NY 1777
Painting of the surrender that hangs in the United States Capitol Rotunda
Greene County was not formed as a county in its own right until 1800, therefore researchers must look to the Albany and Ulster County records in hopes of discovering information regarding the enlistment of men to the Revolutionary War from this area.
Many Revolutionary War soldiers are buried in Greene County, largely due to the fact that many were pioneers and settled in Greene County after the end of the Revolutionary War. It appears that most settlers in Greene County immediately after 1776 came from Dutchess County in New York, and from Connecticut.
Samuel Van Vechten's Company, from J.B. Beer's "History of Greene County", published in 1884
Men of Greene County in the American Revolution, compiled by Olive N. Woodworth
More Men of Greene County in the American Revolution, compiled from different sources
Letter from the Secretary of War, communicating a Transcript of the Pension List of the United States shewing the Number of Pensioners in the Several Districts also the Amount allowed to each Pensioner, June 1, 1813