Return of the
Recruiting Party at Troy


In a box of junk that he had bought at a house sale, Mr. William Eaton of Cleveland, Ohio, found a tattered book 18 inches by 7.5 inches, containing only two complete pages and half of a third. Many entries are blotted; others have been damaged by moisture. The following list was prepared from the original by Mr. Donald D. Webb of Lakewood, Ohio; Mrs. Ruth Zorn of Saginaw, Michigan; and the Associate Editor of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. Each of the recruits was given eight dollars in bounty money. Most are shown as having received one hat, one coat, one vest, two linen overalls, two shirts and one blanket. Josiah Fuller and Abraham Knapp were also issued one drum each.

Name Age Height Birthplace Eye Color Hair Color Complexion Enlistment Date
Baker, Abijah 19y 5m 5' 5-1/2" Dutchess, NY Dark Dark Dark 26 May 1799
Bard, John 37y 5m 5' 6" Armash, England Dark Black Dark 12 June 1799
Bentley, John 24y 3m 5' 9" Richmond, RI Blue Brown Light 21 May 1799
Bins, James 27y 1m 6' 1" Schenedtady, NY Dark Dark Dark 5 June 1799
Burgess, Jonathan 18y 7m 5' 5" Berkshire Black Brown Dark 24 May 1799
Camel, James 21y 10-1/2m 5' 8-1/2" Monmouth, NJ Blue Light Light 23 May 1799
Cofrin, Samuel None listed 5' 11" W. Stockbridge, MA Grey Brown Light 12 June 1799
Coonrad, John 25y 9m 5' 5" Columbia, NY Blue Dark Dark 3 June 1799
Farnham, Elisha 18y 6m 5' 5-1/2" Albany, NY Blue Brown Light 14 June 1799
Ferguson, Allen 25y 7m 6' 0" Beeckmans, NY Blue Brown Light 25 May 1799
Frost, Joseph 22y 7m 5' 6" Dutchess, NY Dark Brown Light 24 May 1799
Fuller, Josiah 37y 1m 5' 9" Norfolk Dark Dark Dark 3 June 1799
Harding, Samuel 26y 3m 5' 7" New Haven, CT Blue Dark Light 11 June 1799
Harington, Daniel 23y 3m 5' 8" Essex, England Grey Brown Light 27 May 1799
Hill(?), Hall(?) 20y ?m 5' 5-1/2" Lenox Blue Dark Light 26 May 1799
Jolls, Simeon 19y 0m 5' 7" Stephentown, NY Blue Light Light 12 June 1799
Kelsey, Roger 19y 4m 5'8-1/2" Suffolk, NY Blue Brown Dark 20 May 1799
Knapp, Abraham 19y 0m 5' 5" Dutchess, NY Blue Light Light 10 June 1799
Linsley, Uriel 22y 5m 5' 7-1/2" Danbury, CT Black Brown Darkish 7 June 1799
Macconel, Stephen 29y 0m 5' 6" Orange, VT Dark Sandy Dark 5 June 1799
Manchester, Samuel 25y 4m 5' 5" Tiverton, RI Black Dark Dark 17 June 1799
Monday, Cornelius 21y 1m 5' 9" Lancaster, PA Blue Sandy Light 31 May 1799
Moor(?), Abel 29y ?m 6' 0" Worster Blue Red Light 25 May 1799
Read, Abigah None listed 6' 0" N. Molborough, MA Blue Brown Light 12 June 1799
Schermahorn, David 22y ?m 6' 5" Dutchess, NY Grey Sandy Light 25 May 1799
Seever, John 31y 1m 5' 10" Newport, RI Dark Light Light 22 May 1799
Taylor, Horace 19y 0m 5' 7" Chastown, NH Grey Light Light 23 June 1799
Vala, David 22y 10m 5' 6" Kinderhook, NY Blue Brown Light 27 May 1799
Vandeviar, Henry A. 29y 5m 5' 10" Saratoga, NY Dark Brown Light 24 May 1799
Weaver, Abraham 19y 2m 5' 8" Pownal, VT Blue Light Light 20 May 1799
Willcocks, Justis 18y ?m 5' 8" [blotted] Dark Dark Dark 5 June 1799

Name of the recruits enlisted since last return:

John Brokaw [no information]
Peter Brokaw [no information].



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