This was on a mailing list and thought it might be of some help to someone.I am not related and can't tell you any more. (Palmyra is in Wayne Co., NY)
Rochester Republican, Monroe Co., NY Aug 10, 1848
DEATH OF AN OLD PENSIONER - We see announced the death of William JAKEWAY, of Palmyra, aged 90 years. He was born in Pomfret Widham Co., Conn., May 10, 1759 and entered the Continental Army in 1776, and remained in it till its close. He was in the memorable battles of Germantown and Monmouth, besides some minor engagements, underwent the horrors and sufferings of Washington's army at Valley Forge in the dreadful winter of 1777-8, and was honorably discharged at the conclusion of peace in 1783.