REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIERS

Town of Tully

Submitted by Kathy Crowell

Source:  Dwight H. Bruce, Onondaga's Centennial.  Boston History Co., 1896, Vol. I, pp. 168-169.



The names of only six Revolutionary soldiers are found in what is now the town of Tully, as follows:

Bailey, Enoch--Lived in this town in 1840, and drew a pension.

Christian, Michael--From this Revolutionary soldier Christian Hollow took its name.  He was one of the very few who settled on the land granted them by the government and drew lot 18.  He settled in Christian Hollow in 1792.

Fuller, James--Applied for his pension in 1825, and swore that he resided in Otisco; but he afterwards made his home in Tully and lived there in 1831, when he made a second application.  Fuller served about three years in a Massachusetts regiment, had property with $95.81, and lived with his son and two daughters.  In 1831 his property had dwindled to $43.42 1-2.  In 1825 he sold his farm on lot 6 for $500, to get money to support himself.

Hyde, Oliver--Applied for his pension in 1822, and said he enlisted in 1777 in Colonel Putnam's Connecticut regiment for three years, and served his time.  His property, which include "a yearling bull which had its feet frozen off," was worth $47, and he owed $300.  His wife and daughter lived with him.

White, Henry--Was sixty-seven years old in 1820, had property worth $36.80, and owed a little more than that.  Among those whom he owed were Baker & Brooks, G. Van Heusen, jr., L. & S. King, and Peleg Babcock.  After giving a quaint list of his property the old man said, "I have a wife aged sixty-four years, who is an invalid, and a son aged twenty-one years, who is incapable of maintaining himself, both depending on me for support.  I am not able to do a day's work and am a farmer by profession."

Winchell, Jedediah--Enlisted in 1777 and served two years.  His property was $20.97 and he lived with his wife; neither of them was able to work.


Submitted 2 August 1998