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In the matter of Daniel Everitt -
State of New York}
Steuben County} On this sixteenth day of October 1832 personally appeared in open court before the Court of Common pLeas of the County of Steuben and State of New York now sitting Daniel Everitt a resident of the Town of Howard in the said County of Steuben aged sixty eight years and upwards 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 in the fall of the year 1779 which particular month he does not recollect he entered a Company of militia which was drafted at Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut and was commanded by a Captain Eliakin Smith with an Ensign Crowley - That the said Company never joined any regiment while he was with it and he does not know what regiment it regularly belonged to nor does he recollect the names of any other of the officers of the said Company than those above stated - That he does not recollect the name of the person whose place he took in said Company for the reason that his father made the agreement for his service, that his father was also one of the said Company - that the term for which he engaged was two months - That from Norwalk aforesaid they marched immediately to Horseneck where they remained a few days and from thence marched to Stamford in Connecticut when they remained guarding the town until the expiration of his said term of two months where he was dismissed at Stamford aforesaid and returned hence to Norwalk where he resided where he joined said company. That he does not recollect that he received a written discharge, and thinks he did not, but if he did receive one he has lost it.
That in the year 1780 and on the third day of June he entered in a Company of Militia at Norwalk commanded by a Captain Rayford whose Christian name he does not recollect for the term of six months. That he recollects the day he entered said Company from the fact that it was the day after he was sixteen years of age. That said Company was commanded by inferior officers whose names he does not recollect and belonged to a regiment commanded a Col. St. John whose Christian name he does not recollect - That said Company was stationed at Norwalk aforesaid during the said term of six months and was enployed during that time in guarding the Town and Harbour of Norwalk from the Tories and cowboys who were in the habit of taking provisions and other articles from about Norwalk for the supply of British troops in New York that at the expiration of the said term of six months he was
dismissed at Norwalk aforesaid that he did not receive a written discharge.
That on or about the first day of April 1781 he was drafted into a Company of Militia at Norfolk aforesaid where he then reside commanded by Capt. Raymond aforesaid and belonging to Col. St. Johns regiment aforesaid for the term of two months that I continued to serve in the said company employed in guarding the said town and harbour of Norwalk as is before in this declaration stated during the said term of two months where he was dismissed from said service did not receive a written discharge.
That he has not been able to provide any evidence of his said services and does not know of any person now living who was acquainted with him at the time they were residents.
That he was born in the Town of Norwalk in the County of Fairfield in the State of Connecticut aforesaid on the second day of June 1764 - That he has for a record of his age a copy of his fathers family record, which said copy is now in his possession-
That after the war ended he lived eight months at Horseneck Connecticut and from thence went to Salem New York where he lived one year and afterwards lived one year at Norwalk aforesaid, that he spent short intervals of time at different places which he does not recollect. That he went to Frederickstown, Dutchess County, New York where he lived about a year, married at that place and went to Freehold, Greene County New York and lived there about fourteen years and then went to the town of Greene Chenango County New York and lived there about fifteen years and from thence to Howard Steuben County where where he now lives and where he has lived ever since his removal from Greene aforesaid -
That in his present neighborhood he is known to John Rathbun, Esq. Capt. Joseph Bartholomew, Charles Graves, Simeon Bacon, Hubbard N. Rathbun, Esq., William Goff Esq., Adonijah Ford, and others who can testify as to his character for veracity and their belief of his services as a Soldier of the revolution.
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} Daniel Everitt
M. S. Rumsey Dep. Clk Steuben County
Adonijah Ford a clergyman residing in the Town of Howard and John Gowdy residing in same place hereby certify that we are well acquainted with David Everitt who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration that we believe him to be sixty eight 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 and year aforesaid} Adonijah Ford John Gowdy
M. S. Rumsey Dep. Clk. Steuben County
And the said Court do hereby declare their opinon after the investigation of the matter and after putting the interrogations 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 it appears to them that Adonijah Ford who has signed the preceding certificate is a clergyman resident in the Town of Howard and that John Gowdy who has also signed the same is a resident in the said town of Howard and is a credible person and that their statement is entitled to credit.
I Martin S. Rumsey deputy Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of said County hereby certify that the foregoing contains the original proceedings of the said Court in the matter of the application of Daniel Everitt for a pension.
On testimony whereof I have herewith set my hand and seal of this office this sixteenth day of October one thousand eight hundred and thirty two
M. S. Rumsey Dep. Clk.
BRIEF in the case of Daniel Everitt
of Howard - in the State of New York
(Act 7th June, 1832.)
1. Was the declaration made before a Court or a Judge? Open Court
2. If before a Judge, does it appear that the applicant is disabled by bodily infirmity?
3. How old is he? 68 years
4. State his service, as directed in the form annexed.
Period Duration of Service Rank. Names of General and Field Officers
Years, Months, Days. under whom he served.
Fall 1779 2 Capt. E. Smith Co. Militia Drafted
June 1780 6 Col. St. John Regt. Vol.
April 1781 2 Ditto - Drafted Capt. Raymond Co.
5. In what battles was he engaged? none stated
6. Where did he reside when he entered the service? not stated
7. Is his statement supported by living witnesses, by documentary proof, by traditionary evidence, by incidental evidence, or by the rolls? by the traditionary evidence of two witnesses - one a clergyman - Certified to be a credible person.
8. Are the papers defective as to form or authentication? and if so in what respect? not attached according to the regulations
I Certify that that the foregoing statement and the answers agree with the evidence in the case above mentioned.