Last night Jim Waller sent us 3 files on Abraham Lyke’s War of 1812 Pension.
Jim has allowed us to post the information to the web. We intend to publish a transcription of the documents verbatim. However the process of transcriptionwill take some time. We will post 2 transcriptions and one summary of the family as we know it, wanted to post this now
Abraham was born in Hudson, NY. He enlisted in the enlisted in the Columbian Artillery under the command of Captain Jordan with his father (Jerome or Jerone) in April or May of 1812 at the age of 12 as a powder monkey.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition.2000 defines powder monkey – as a noun: (Slang) One who carries or sets explosives.
He was honorably discharged in October or November of the year 1812 at Hudson, NY.
He lists his places of residence since his discharge as Hudson, NY Albany, NY Hudson, NY Kattkill, Green Co., NY Albany, NY Athens, Green Co., NY Milton, Dodge Co., NY Steamboat Rock, IA
The application was written from Milton, Dodge Co., MN on February 20th, 1885,