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Cook, David

Cook, Alice

Service: New Jersey

Number W. 1234

B. L. Wt. 26708_160_55


6497

New York

David Cook of Woodhull in the State of N. York who was an Ensign in the Company commanded by Captain Luce of the Reg. commanded by Col. Starke in the Connecticut line for 2 years.

Inscribed on the Roll of N. York at the rate of 240 Dollars per annum to commence on the 4th day of March, 1831.

Certificate of Pension issued the 27th day of Feby. 1833 and sent to W. Cruger, present

Arrears to the 4th of Sep. 1832 $360

Semi-anl. allowance ending 4th M 33 $120

$480

{Revolutionary Claim, Act June 7, 1832.}

Recorded by Geo. C. Stiles Clerk, Book D. Vol. 5. Page 118

Letter to B. Gravins Sept. 3 1846


1,047

New York    A

Alice Cook widow of David Cook who served in the Revolutionary war, as a Ensign New Jersey Mil.

Inscribed on the roll at the rate of 240 Dollars per annum, to commence on 3 February 1853.

Certificate of Pension issued the 26th day of July 1853 and sent to Chester Babcock, McGrawville, Cortland Co., N.Y.

Recorded on Roll of Pensioners under act 3 Feb 1853, page 70 vol. A


State of New York

Steuben County    ss. On the 17th day of October in the year 1832 personally appeared in open court, before the Court of Common pleas now sitting David Cook a resident of the town of Woodhull in the county and state aforesaid aged eighty years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth, on his oath make the following declaration, 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 and served as herein stated

     That at the commencement of the war of the revolution he resided at Roxbury in the state of New Jersey (Morris County) and continued to reside there until the end of the War. That the militia in Morris county and state aforesaid was classed into four classes; each class when called on were required to perform one months service and so on alternating so that each class would perform three months service in each. That his class which was number one was first called on in September 1776 and this applicant then went into service with his class, under Lieut. Stephen Brown, who then commanded the company. The Captain of said company one Luce having gone into the state of New York with a company of six months men. One Nicholas Emmes acted as Lieutenant. This time was performed as a private – marched to Elizabeth Town point and was there engaged in building breast works and to guard the shores. Staid there one month and was then relieved by another class and returned home and dismissed, but did not receive a written discharge. Regiment commanded by Col. John Stark. There were no regulars stationed there. That his class was called on three times and this applicant regularly performed his duty three months in his class commencing in 1776 and ending in 1777.

     That in the fall of 1777 Capt. Luce having returned from his time of six months service in New York was promoted Colonel Lieutenant. Stephen Brown was promoted to a Captaincy & Nicholas Emmes to a Lieutenancy and this applicant was elected Ensign and acted as such during the war. That from the fall of the year 1777 until the fall of the year 1782 the class to which this applicant belonged performed its regular tour of duty which amounted to three months in the year, according to this applicants best recollection which in the five years amounted to one year and fifteen months service – was engaged in a skirmish at Chatham Bridge, New Jersey. At the time of the Battle of Monmouth he was performing one of his monthly tours of duty and was at Elizabeth Town Point – an express arrived with orders to join General Washington at Monmouth. Marched immediately on a forced march and when we had got about half way from Brunswick to Monmouth we were informed that the battle was over and that the British had got away. Then returned to Elizabeth Town. Remembers the names of Colonels Stark, Cook, Drake, Lindsley, and Ford. Gen. Wines and Major Shethar . Where was you born in Southampton, Suffolk County, New Jersey, in the year 1752. Has a record of his age, left it at home, its in his family. Lived a Roxbury in Morris county New Jersey moved to Wyoming in Pennsylvania, then to Painted Post, Steuben, New York. Moved from there to Lawrenceville, Tioga Co. Pennsylvania, from there to Woodhull Steuben Co. N York where he now resides. The manner in which he was called into service is already stated. He has already stated all he knows respecting the officers. Don’t recollect that any continental officers were ever stationed with the militia. At the he acted under his appointment as an Ensign. He never applied for his commission. He was elected an Ensign by his company, and always recognized as an officer afterwards.

     He can prove by William B. Jones and Stephen Towsley.

     He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state.

Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.

David Cook

M. S. Rumsey Dep. Clk.

Steuben County

     We William B. Jones of Addison in the county of Steuben & Stephen Towsley of Jasper in said county, do hereby certify that we are well acquainted with David Cook, who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration; that we believe him to be eighty years of age; that he is reputed and believed, in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the revolution and that we concur in that opinion.

Sworn to and subscribed the day & year aforesaid

Wm. B. Jones

Stephen Towsley

M. S. Rumsey Dep. Clk

Steuben County

And the said Court do hereby certify and declare their opinon after the investigation of the matter and after putting the interrogatories prescribed by the war department that the above named applicant was a revolutionary soldier and served as he states. And the Court further certifies that if appears to them that William B. Jones who signed the above certificate is a resident in the town of Addison in the County of Steuben and Stephen Towsley who also signed the same is a resident of the town of Jasper in said County and are credible and that their statement is entitled to credit.

Geo. C. Edwards

Ezra Chapin

(?) I. Williams

Paul C. Cook

I David Rumsey Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas do hereby certify that the foregoing contains the original proceedings of the said court in the matter of the application of David Cook for a pension.

     In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal of office this 16th day of Oct. 1832.

David Rumsey


State of New York,

COUNTY OF Steuben    ss.

     On this 2d day of April A.D. 1853, personally appeared before the undersigned County Judge within and for the county and state aforesaid Alice Cook aged seventy nine years, a resident of the town of Woodhull in the county of Steuben and state of New York who being duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath, make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress approved the 3d day of February, 1853:

     Who says that she is the widow of David Cook deceased, who was an Ensign in the war of the Revolution, and was pensioned under the act of 7th June 1832 at the rate of $240 per annum, and was paid at the Albany NY agency. She further declares that she was married to the said David Cook on the 22d day of April 1819 in the town of Painted Post in the county of Steuben in the state of New York, that her name before her said marriage was Alice butler, & that she was not married to him prior to January eighteen hundred but that it took place at the time above stated.

     She further declares that her husband, the aforesaid David Cook died in the town of Woodhull in the county of Steuben and state of New York on the 9th day of March AD 1841.

     She further declares that she was a widow at the passage of the act, and is still a widow, and that she has never before made application for a pension.

Alice Cook

Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid, before me

J. Larrowe

Steuben County Judge

     I hereby certify that the above named deponent is unable to attend the sitting of the Court, in consequence of the infirmities of old age; and I further certify that I have no interest in the result of this case, and am not concerned in its prosecution.

J. Larrowe

Steuben County Judge

State of New York,

Steuben County Clerk’s Office.    ss.    I, Philo P. Hubbell, Clerk of the said County, do hereby certify that J. Larrowe Esquire, before whom the annexed instrument in writing was proved or acknowledged, was, at the time of taking the same, a County Judge in and for said County, duly authorized to take the same, and that I am well acquainted with his hand writing, and verily believe that the signature to said Certificate is genuine, and that the annexed instrument is executed and acknowledged according to the laws of this State & the County Court is a court of Record.

     In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said County, at Bath, this day of April A.D. 1853

P. P. Hubbell Clerk.

of Steuben County Court

State of New York

Steuben County

     On this eleventh day of April A.D. 1853, personally appeared before the undersigned, a Justice of the Peace within and for the county and state aforesaid, Caleb Butler, aged forty six years, a resident of Jasper in the county of Steuben and state of New York who, being duly sworn according to law doth depose and say that he was personally acquainted with David Cook who was a resident of the Town of Woodhull County of Steuben & State of New York, and who was a Revolutionary Pensioner at the rate of two hundred and forty dollars per annum, and is also well acquainted with Alice Cook widow of the said David Cook and was present when Alice (then Alice Butler) was lawfully joined in marriage with the above named David Cook, and that they were married in the month of April AD 1819 in the Town of Painted Post, County of Steuben & State of New York.

     Deponent further says that the said David Cook died in said Town of Woodhull about the year 1841 and at his death, he left the above named Alice Cook, his widow, and that she still remains his widow. Deponent further says that he was well acquainted with the hand writing of the said David Cook, and that the family record hereunto annexed is in his hand writing.

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THIS BIBLE IS THE PROPERTY OF David Cook

David Cook was born in the year 1752 ? 1st

Mary Cook was born ?

Mary Cook departed this life

March 28th 1816

David Cook was married

to Alice Butler April 22, 1819

Joseph Fenton

Justice of the Peace


State of New York

Steuben County    ss. I Philo P. Hubbell clerk of said County do hereby certify that Joseph Fenton Esquire before whom the foregoing declaration was made was at the time thereof a Justice of the Peace in and for said county and state aforesaid and duly authorized to administer oaths for general purposes.

     In testimony whereas I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of  the county court of said county at Bath this 13th day of April 1853.

P. P. Hubbell Clerk

of Steuben County Court

Alice Cook

Widow of

David Cook

Bounty Land Claim

60566

Chester Babcock

Agent

McGrawville

Corland Co

NY


State of New York

County of Steuben   ss.

     On this 24th day of March A.D., 1855, personally appeared before me Joseph Fenton a Justice of the Peace in and for the County and State aforesaid Alice Cook aged 81 years, a resident of Woodhull in the County of Steuben and State of New York. Who being duly sworn, according to law, declares that she is the widow of David Cook deceased, who was an Ensign in the War of the Revolution, and was Pensioned under the act of February 3d, 1855 at the rate of $240, per annum, as the widow of said David Cook deceased.

     She further declares that she was married to the said David Cook in Painted Post in the County of Steuben and State of New York on the 22 day of April 1819.

     She further declares that her husband, the aforesaid David Cook died in Woodhull in the County of Steuben and State of New York on the 9th day of March 1841 and that she is still a widow.

     She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the Bounty Land to which she may be entitled under the act of March 3d 1855.

Sworn to and subscribed the day and year above written, before me.

Alice Cook

Joseph Fenton, Justice of the Peace

     We John A. Williams and Caleb Butler, residents of Woodhull in the State of New York upon our oaths, declare that the foregoing declaration was signed and acknowledged by Alice Cook, in our presence, and that we believe, from the appearance and statements of the applicant, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be.

John A. Williams

Caleb Butler

     The foregoing declaration and affidavit were sworn to and subscribed before me on the day and year above written; and I certify that I know the affiants to be credible persons; that the claimant is the person she represents herself to be, and that I have no interest in this claim.

Joseph Fenton

State of New York

Steuben County Clerk’s Office, ss.    I, Charles W. Campbell, Clerk of said County do hereby certify that Joseph Fenton Esq., before whom the foregoing declaration and affidavit were made and acknowledged, and who has thereunto subscribed his name, was at the time of so doing, a Justice of the Peace in and for said County, elected and sworn, and duly authorized to take the same, and that his signature thereto is genuine.

In Testimony Whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name, and affixed the Seal of said County, at Bath, this 31 day of March 1855.

C. W. Campbell Clerk.


REVOLUTIONARY WAR RECORDS SECTION.

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,

BUREAU OF PENSIONS.

Washington, D. C.

W. F. 1234

     In reply to your request for a statement of the military history of David Cook a soldier of the REVOLUTIONARY WAR, you will find below the desired information as contained in his (or his widow’s) application for pension on file in this Bureau.

1776 and 1777, length of service 3 months, rank Pvt., under Capt. Luce, Col. Starke, NJ

Fall 1777 - 1782, 3 months each year, Ensign, under Capt. Stephen Brown, Col. Luce, NJ

Battles engaged in, Chatham Bridge

Residence of soldier at enlistment, Roxbury, Morris Co., NJ

Date of application for pension, Oct 17, 1832

Residence at date of application, Woodhull Steuben Co. NY

Age at date of application, b. at Southampton Suffolk Co. NJ Oct 1, 1752

Remarks: d. at Woodhull NJ Mch 9, 1841. Soldier mar. at Painted Post, Steuben Co. NY Apr. 22, 1819, Alice Butler. She was al. pens. on an application executed Apr 2, 1853 when a resident of Woodhull, NY aged 79 years.

brother Jonathan.

Respectfully,

Commissioner

McGrawville, April 29th 1853

Hon L. P. Waldo

Comr of Pensions

Sir

     Enclosed is Alice Cooks Declaration claiming a Pension under act of 3d Feb 1853 together with proof of her marriage & his death.

     When this claim has been examined please send me your report.

Respectfully your Obedient Servant

Chester Babcock

McGrawville, Cortland Co, New York


Pension Office

30th June 1853

Sir:

     David Cook was inscribed upon the roll of New York as an Ensign in the War of the Revolution. Subscribed under the Act of 7th June 1832, at the rate of $240.00 per annum. He’s verified at the Albany Agency, I think.

     Be pleased to inform me to what time he was paid.

I have the honor to be sir,

Respectfully your servant;

S. Cole

Court Commissioner,

Paid to 4th March, 1841.

F. Bent

Auditor

Francis Bent Esq.

Auditor of the Treasury


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26, 708

160 acres


Brief in the case of Alice Cook, widow of David.

Steuben County and State of New York

Act 3d Feby 1853

Is it documentary, traditionary, or supported by rolls? If either, state the evidence.

Husband was a pensioner under the act of 7 June 1832, Record evidence & parole proof of marriage

Chester Babcock, Esqr.

McGrawville, Cortland Co., NY

Name and residence of Agent

S. C. Boynton,

Examining Clerk.


State of New York,

Steuben County.     On this twenty fifth day of March A.D. 1853, personally appeared before the undersigned, a Justice of the Peace within and for the county and state aforesaid, John A. Williams aged fifty two years, a resident of Woodhull in the county of Steuben and state of New York who, being duly sworn according to law doth depose and say that he was well acquainted with David Cook, deceased, late of town of Woodhull in County of Steuben and State of New York who was a pensioner of the United States. That this deponent was present when the said David Cook died, that he died in the Town of Woodhull in said County and State, aforesaid, on the 9th day of March 1841 and at his death he left a Widow whose name is Alice Cook and that she still remains his widow.

Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid, before me,

Joseph Fenton, Justice of the Peace

John A. Williams

     I certify that the above named deponent is a reputable witness; and I further certify that I have no interest in the result of the case where this is to be used, and am not concerned in its prosecution.

Joseph Fenton


State of New York

Steuben County    ss. On this 17th day of October in the year 1832, Jonathan Cook, aged seventy-eight years, of the town of Wayne in the county of Steuben, appeared before me Henry W. Rogers, one of the Justices of the Peace in and for said and being duly sworn according to law doth on his oath say that he is a brother of David Cook of Woodhull, in the County and State aforesaid, an applicant for a pension in said county. That the deponent was in the war of the revolution & resided in the state of New York. That his said brother David Cook resided in the state of New Jersey, and that he was informed & believes and that it was a matter of family history that the said David Cook performed military services in the said state of New Jersey as a private and as an ensign at various times during the Revolutionary war.

Sworn & subscribed this day & year aforesaid before me

H. W. Rogers J. P.

Jonathan Cook

     I do hereby certify that Jonathan Cook, who is subscribed and sworn to the above affidavit is a credible person and entitled to belief as a witness.

H. W. Rogers, Justice of the Peace of Steuben County


State of New York

Steuben County    Personally came before me Besey Campbell formerly Betsey Lindsley of the town of Erwin in the County & State aforesaid & being duly sworn on his oath says that she aged 69 years that during the Revolutionary War she resided with her father Col. Eleazer Lindsley at Mendham Morris County state of New Jersey that his father kept a tavern that she frequently saw David Cook who is now an applicant for a pension in the service of the United States during the Revolutionary War and officer from the year 1777 to the close of the war but whether he was a Lieutenant or an Ensign she cannot say. That he was frequently while in service at his father’s house and from his best recollection she thinks that the said Cook took his regular turn in his class during the above period as an officer. She thinks that he was an officer by seeing him in officer’s uniform with an Epaulette. That ever since the revolutionary war she has lived near the said David Cook and seen him frequently and knows him to be the same person.

Sworn & subscribed this 16th day of October AD 1832 before me.

Silas Cook, one of the Justices of the peace for Steuben County

Betsy Campbell

I do hereby certify that I am well acquainted with the above named Betsy Campbell and have been a neighbor to her for more than twenty years and she is a person of credibility and that her affidavit is entitled to full credit.

Silas Cook

State of New York

Steuben County    I David Rumsey Clerk of said County do hereby certify that Henry W. Rogers and Silas Cook Esquire before whom the preceding affidavits purports to have been sworn were at the dates thereof Justices of the Peace in and for said County and that I am acquainted with their hand writing and verily believe that their names subscribed to said instruments are their proper hand writing and signature

     Witness my hand and seal of Office this 22d day of October 1832

D. Rumsey


January 14, 1914.

2123 – 185h St.

Washington, D.C.

Comissioner of Pensions,

Washington, D.C.

Dear Sir:

     Will you kindly send to the following address the record of David Cook, a Revolutionary pensioner under the act of 1832, at which time he was a resident of Steuben Co., New York. Pension given for Connecticut service.

     Also would like record of James Dennison, of Rensselaer Co., N.Y., a pensioner under Cert of, for service.

Respectfully

Alice Griggs

2/ 23 – 18th Street

Washington, D.C.