Stopped by Cement City, Lenawee CO, MI yesterday to photograph the headstone of Thomas Swartout, American Revolutionary War veteran.
Web site for Thomas Swartouthttp://genforum.genealogy.com/swarthout/messages/313.htmlhttp://genforum.genealogy.com/swarthout/messages/313.html
There are only two known Swarthout Rev. War veterans buried at MI. A Peter Swartout has been listed as having been buried at the same cemetery, but no headstone there and a 1929 DAR reading did not show one either. Trying to research where or if Peter Swartout, Rev War veteran,was buried at MI.
This reminded me of the Orange County Swarthout's in the Revolution.
Here is a transcript of Moses Swortwout (Moses Swartwout / Swarthout) brother of Aaron "the fifer" Swarthout who both served from Orange CO, NY. Their first cousins were Anthony Swarthout, Jr and Ralph Swarthout who also served from Orange CO, NY.
Pension record of Moses Swortwout also known as Moses Swartwout / Swarthout born 29 MAR 1761 at Goshen, Orange CO, NY, son of Jacobus Swartwout b. abt 1735 and unknown wife.
Transcribed by Gene Taylor 16 MAY 2006
Pension # S11499
Note: Ordered complete pension file, M804 record set. Not a lot in it.
1) Pension card:
“Moses Swortwout, Otsego CO, NY was a Private in the company of Captain Wisner of the Regt of Col Hawthorn in the New York for 12 months.”
“Inscribed on the roll of N. York at the rate of 40 dollars per annum commence on 4th day of March 1831.”
“Certificate of pension issued the 1st day of June 1833.”
“Arrears to the 4th of March$80.00 ??? allowance ending ??? $20.00 total $100.00.”
“Recorded by G.C. Stiles? Book E Vol. 4 Page ?”
Brief in the case of Moses Swartwout, County of Otsego, State of New York. (Act 7th June 1832)
1: Was the declaration made before a court or a judge? Court
2:If before a judge, does it appear that the applicant is disabled by bodily infirmity?
3: How old is he? 72
4: State his service, as directed in the form annexed.
Enlisted March 1779 for 4 months as a PVT under SGT P. Carpenter, COPL Reed, no other officers this tour.
Enlisted 1780 for 8 months as a PVT under CAPT Wisner, COL Hawthorn.
5: In what battles engage? None
6: Where did he reside before entering service? Orange County, NY
7: Is this statement supported by living witnesses, by documentary proof, by traditionary evidence, by incidental evidence, or by the rolls? Traditionary
8:Are the papers defective as to form or authentication? And if so in what respect? They are not attached to the seal.
9: I certify that the foregoing attachment and the answers agree with the evidence in the case above mentioned.
F. Waugh Examining clerk Feb 22, 1833”
1) Cover sheet:
“Moses Swortwout, M. Vrom? Attorney, Cooperstown, NY “
1) Court document.
“Otsego County Pleas of October Term 1832. ???? in order to October the be???? Of the act of Congress ???? June 7, 1832. State of New York, Otsego County.
On this 11th day of October 1832 personally appeared in open court before the judge of the court of common pleas ??? ??? the county of Otsego being a court of record and now sitting Moses Swortwout a resident of the town of Hartwick in the county of note aforesaid aged 72 years on the 29th day of March 1833 who being first duly sworn ???? to ??? oath on his oath makes the following ?????? in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7, 1832. That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers served as ?????? after noted to wit.
In the year 1779 this deponent lived in the town of Goshen in the county of Orange, state aforesaid and in the month of March of that year he enlisted into theUnited States service for four months into the New York State troops was stationed at Orange County Court House for the purpose of guarding said house ????? the Cow Boys who were daily committing depridations upon the lives and property of ???? people He was under the command ofSergeant Common Carpenter and Corporal Elisha Reed. He never joined any regt. nor had any other commanding officers during the period aforesaid the whole term of which he faithfully served and was discharged in the month of June and returned home. During the time he was so ???? ??? four Tories or Cowboys were captured tried by a court martial and hung at which this deponent was present and asserted their names were Isaac Smith, James Flu Ellen, James McCormick and Daniel Kuth and furthermore this deponent states that in the opening of the year 1780 he was again drafted into the militia of the State of New York under the command of Captain Henry Wisener or Wisner in COL Hawthorn’s Regt. Was stationed for a part of the time 16 miles north of New York and during a part of the time he was also under the command of Captain John Minthorn in COL Wisener’s or Wisner’sRegt, Capt Wisner succeeded Col Hawthorn in command at the formation of that officer to a General. This deponent was also stationed at a place called Minisink for a time also at a place called Sterling Iron Works. When he was employed with others in building a furnace to cast a chain to obstruct navigation of the Hudson River by throwing them across the Hudson River.
This deponent remained in the service under this draft for the term of eight months when he was discharged returned home sometime in the fall of the year. He has no documentary evidence, knows of no person who’s testimony to his service he can prove except what is herewith transmitted.
He herby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or amount except the payment ?????????????
That his name is not on any pension roll or agency of note._______ He was born in the town of Goshen, Orange CO, NY on the 29th of March 1761. Has no record of his age and only knows from what his parents have told him. Lived in Goshen till he was 37 years of age when he removed to Canajoharie, Montgomery for about 12 or 14 years from there to Cherry Valley Otsego CO about two years from there to German, Chenango CO about 2 years from there to Canajoharie again about 1 year then to Hartwick, Otsego CO about 20 years ??? where he has ever since resided. Never had a written discharge from the service.”(Signature of Moses Swartwout hard to read.)
“Sworn to in open court the 16th day of October 1832 Horace Lathrup, Clerk”
1) Supporting affidavit by Mr. Samuel Mallory and Mr. McGeorge H. Derbyshire of Hartwick, Otsego CO, NY 13 OCT 1832. Both state that they believe Moses Swartwout was in the revolution and that he lives in their neighborhood and they believe him to be 72 years old.
1) Court document
“State of New York, County of Otsego
Personally appeared before me the undersigned a justice of the peace ?? ?? the town County of Otsego Moses Swortwout who being duly sworn deposeth saith that he served in the Militia of New York in the year 1779. Commencing in the month of March of that year four months at orange County court under the command of Sergeant Comon? Carpenter. His Corporal’s name was Elisha Reed. They had no other officer attached to the Company in ??? ????? or otherwise ???? was his company attached to any regiment. In the spring of 1780 he was drafted into the Militia of the State of New York under the command of Capt. Henry Wisener in Col Hathorn’s Regt ???? eight months. A part of this time he was in Capt Minthorn’s Company whose regt was stationed at Sterling Iron Works, at Minisink and at a place 16 miles north of New York. He holds a clergymans certificate as evidence that says that he never served as a substitute for any other persons. Refers to Jerome Clarck, Isaac Birch, Lemuel Todd, Clack ????, of Hartwick, county aforesaid for his character,also Shirtleff Ellsworth, Henry Baker, ??? of the same town the whole of his service was in the militia as a private a ???? for twelve months. “
(Signature of Moses Swartwout hard to read.) Looks like Swatwout
“Sworn and subscribed before me this 1st day of April 1833 Seth Doubleday, Justice”
1) Supporting affidavit by reverend Job Potter of Coopertown, Otsego CO, NY attesting to them character of Moses Swartwout of Hartwick, Otsego CO, NY. Dated 1 April 1833 referring to Moses Swartwout’s court date of 16 OCT 1832.
1) Pension card
“11499 Invalid File No. 16669 Moses Swortwout Priv Rev War Act June 7th 1832 Index:- Vol. A, Page 366 Arrangement of 1870.”