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Pension Application for Jacob Ore

State of New York
Montgomery County SS
            On the 22d day of August 1832 personally appeared before Abraham Morrell Esquire one of the Judges of the Court of common Pleas in & for the County of Montgomery Jacob Ore a resident of the town of Canajoharie in said County aged 71 years and who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provisions made by the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832.
            That he was born at a place called Albany Bush in the town of Johnstown in the County of Montgomery aforesaid that when he was about three years old he removed from the place of his birth to the town of Palatine in said County where he lived until he was eleven years of old when he went into the adjoining town of Minden in the same county where he lived or within four or five miles of which place in the town of Canajoharie his present residence he has lived every since—that said applicant is, as near as he can ascertain, about 71 or 72 years of age—That in the summer of the year 1776 the applicant was drafted with 4 or 5 of his company into the regular service into a company commanded (said applicant thinks) by Abraham Copeman.  He is certain he was an officers—said applicant does not know precisely how long he did duty under this draft but is certain that he was a month on an expedition of Fort Stanwix during which time he was some day employed in falling trees into Wood Creek and upon the adjoining banks for the purpose of interrupting the passage of the enemy from Canada—Applicant further states that from 1776 until 1781 he was often called into actual service & stationed for days & sometimes weeks in the various forts in and near the neighborhood of his residence to wit: at Stone Arabia, Fort Plain, Fort Herkimer, Fort Plank, Fort Willett at Cherry Valley, Johnstown & various other places—Applicant distinctly recollects that he was at one time eight days stationed at Stone Arabia, eight days at Fort Snell, as much as ten at Johnstown during which time he was engaged in the Johnstown battle & had the honor of delivering over to Colonel Willett a red coat prisoner whom he had in the court of the contest compelled to Lay down his arms—applicant thinks he was three weeks stationed at Fort Herkimer and was as much as eight days stationed at Cherry Valley—applicant living near fort Plank, Fort Plain & Fort Willett was often called out to keep guard there but generally but a few days at a time—applicant states that he was in the Dorlach battle in the company of Captain Countryman, Colonel Willett commanded the American forces—Applicant further states that in the year 1781 as near as he can recollect he enlisted for three months & served for that period under the command of Captain Putman another person by the name of Putman was then Ensign or Lieutenant—Applicant lay the principal part of the time at Fort Herkimer, Plain & Willett—applicant further states that in April 1782 he enlisted for nine months into the company of Captain French Lieutenant Shaver & he thinks Putman was Ensign and served faithfully during about eight months of said time when he enlisted for three years into the company of Captain Tierce or Dierce, Colonel Willett’s Regiment, John Thornton was the ensign or Lieutenant, applicant served out his time faithfully to the end of the war when he was honorably discharged—Applicant states that if he ever had any written discharge it has been long since lost & forgotten—Applicant further states that he was drafted for a month and dispatched in the company (he thinks) of Captain Small under command of Colonel Campbell to Stillwater during the siege of Burgoine from whence he returned (his time having expired) the same day that Burgoine surrendered—Said applicant hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and he declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any agency of any state.  (Signed with his mark)  Jacob Ore
            Sworn to & subscribed the day & year aforesaid.  Abm. Morrell one of the Judges of Montgomery County Courts [???] in the Supreme Courts.

Letter dated April 7, 1924, written in reply to a request for inquiry.
            I have to advise you that from the papers in the Revolutionary War pension claim, s. 14059, it appears that Jacob Ore was born in Johnstown, Montgomery County, New York.
            While residing in Minden, Montgomery County, New York, he enlisted in the summer of 1776 and served as a private at various times until 1781, under Captains Abraham Copeman, countryman, Smith, Colonels Campbell and Marinus Willett of the New York Troops.
            He enlisted in 1781 and served three months as a private in Captain Putman’s company, Colonel Marinus Willett’s New York Regiment.
            He enlisted in April 1782 and served as a private in Captain French’s Company, Colonel Marinus Willett’s New York Regiment, served about eight months, when he enlisted and served in Captain Tearce’s company in same regiment and under same Colonel, was in the battles of Johnstown and Durlock and served until the close of the war.
            He was allowed pension on his application executed August 22, 1833, while a resident of Canajoharie, New York, aged seventy one years.
            There is no data on file as to his family.

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