REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIERS

Town of Salina

Submitted by Kathy Crowell

Source:  Dwight H. Bruce, Onondaga's Centennial.  Boston History Co., 1896, Vol. I, pp. 166-167.



Nine Revolutionary soldiers are known to have lived in the town of Salina.  Only two of these are represented in the court reports of the county--William Conner and Albert Van de Werker.

Avery, Dennison--Was one of the oldest residents of Salina in 1840, and was then drawing a pension at ninety years of age.

Conner, William--Appeared in court in 1820, and said he was sixty-two years old; that he enlisted in the spring of 1775, joined the army at Valley Forge, and was discharged about February 1, 1779.  Besides his clothing his property consisted of a pair of spectacles and a tobacco box, worth fifty cents each.

Coy, Vine--Was seventy-four years old in 1840 and a pensioner, living then with William Ranger.

Hobart, ___--In Clark's Onondaga he alludes to a Mr. Hobart, who shared in the war and was in Sullivan's expedition against the Indians.

Huntley, Solomon--Was living at the age of eighty-six in 1840, and drawing a pension.

Sweeting, Lewis--Was eighty-eight years old in 1840, and a pensioner in Salina.

Tripp, Calvin--Was living with Elijah Tripp in Salina in 1840, was eighty-one years old and drew a pension.

Van De Werker, Albert--held a lieutenant's commission in the army, and was in Cornelius D. Wynkoop's New York regiment.  He was seventy-five years old in 1820, and had only personal property worth $20.62.


Submitted 2 August 1998