REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIERS

Town of Otisco

Submitted by Kathy Crowell

Source:  Dwight H. Bruce, Onondaga's Centennial.  Boston History Co., 1896, Vol. I, pp. 169-170.



Atkins, Chauncey--Was a pensioner in 1840, aged seventy-seven years and lived with Hiram Perkins.

Billings, Leavett--This veteran served in a Massachusetts regiment three years and was sixty-seven years old in 1820.  He was a laborer and had property worth $73.32.

Clark, Eliakim--Was father of Willis and Lewis Gaylord Clark...settled early in Otisco and was a Revolutionary veteran.

French, Ebenezer--This veteran was one of the early settlers of Otisco and served one year in a Massachusetts regiment.  He was uncommonly well-to-do for a Revolutionary veteran, having property in 1820 worth $221.60, but he was considerably in debt.  He was a farmer and lived with his wife and a young son.

King, Apollos--Was a pensioner in 1840, seventy-six years old, and lived with his family.

Ladlow, John--Served in Colonel Weisenfeldt's New York regiment and in 1820 was sixty-three years old, and had property worth $42.69, with debts of $26.75.  He had a wife, a daughter, and a son.

Monk, Christopher--Applied for his pension in 1825, when he testified that he was sixty-seven years old and had served in a Massachusetts regiment.  His property was worth $86.12, and he had a mortgage against property of Jonathan B. Nichols, but Nichols was insolvent and on "the gaol limits," which depreciated the value of this security.  Monk made a second application in 1831, when he said he had been supported since 1824 by his two sons, Joseph and Benjamin.  He was alive at the age of eighty-two in 1840.

Norton, Elon--Served in a Connecticut regiment from 1777 to the close of the war.  He said he had property worth $30.49, owed $823 and "didn't know that any one was indebted to him one cent."  He was a carpenter and had lost three fingers from one hand.

Robinson, Isaac--Mentioned in the Pompey Re-union as a soldier of the Revolutionary war who died in Otisco, having come there at an early day from Saratoga county.


Submitted 2 August 1998