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Niles, Enoch
Service New York
Number S.14026
Carded

27730
New York
Enoch Niles of Steuben Co. in the State of New York who was a private in the Com. commanded by Captain Holms of the Regt. commanded by Selden in the New York line for 8 months.
Inscribed on the Roll of New York at the rate of 26 Dollars 66 Cents per annum, to commence on the 4th day of March, 1831.
Certificate of Pension issued the 8 day of October 1834 and sent to E. Skinner Prattsburg.
Arrears to the 4th of Sept 34 $93.31
Semi-anl. allowance ending 4 March 35. $13.33
Total: $106.64
{Revolutionary Claim, Act June 7, 1832.}
Recorded by Danl Boyd Clerk
Book E Vol. 74 Page 57

State of New York County of Steuben} ss. On this twenty second day of August One thousand eight hundred and thirty two personally appeared before me Ezra Chapin - Esq. one of the Justices of the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Steuben and State of New - York Enoch Niles a resident of Prattsburgh, County and State aforesaid aged seventy three 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 7th 1832. That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated - that he lived in Colchester - State of Connecticut - and volunteered  in the summer 1777 under Col. Latimer of New London - Capt. Jones of Colchester Lieut. Samuel Hale - marched to Stillwater on the Hudson River - had a long battle on Bemus heights - fought more than six hours - Brig. Gen. Poor of the New hampshire troops and Generals Gates and Arnold commanded - from these we moved to Saratoga and was there skirmishing from time to time until the taking of Burgoyne - then marched down river in one day to Albany - to meet the British who were coming up the river - from Albany marched down the river on the east side to or near Claverack in Columbia County where we heard the British had returned to New York and he was discharged after serving two months - He states that his brothers Gaius, Jehiel, & Samuel Niles was in the service - That he has no documentary or written evidence and that he knows of no person whose testimony he can procure who can testify to his service - He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever (except the claim herewith sent for 6 months sevice as a regular) 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 - Enoch Niles
We George R. Rudd a clergyman residing in the town of Prattsburgh County of Steuben & State of New York and Erastus Skinner residing in the same place hereby certify that we are well acquained with Deacon Enoch Niles who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration that we believe him to be seventy three years of age that his is reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the revolution and that we concur in the opinion - Sworn and Subscribed the day and year aforesaid - Sworn this 22nd Aug 1832 George R. Rudd Erastus Skinner Ezra Chapin Judge Com Pleas
I the aforesaid Judge Ezra Chapin - do hereby declare it as my opinion after the investigation of the matter and putting the interogatories prescribed by the War Department that the above named applicant was a revolutionary soldier and served as he states - and I do further certify that I am well acquainted with George R. Rudd has signed the preceding certificate and that he is a clergyman resident in the town of Prattsburgh County & State aforesaid and Erastus Skinner who has also signed the same is a resident of the same place and is a credible person and that their statement is entitle to full credit - I do further certify that Deacon Enoch Niles the aforesaid applicant cannot from bodily infirmity attend the Court -  Ezra Chapin
State of New York, Steuben County ss: I Martin S. Rumsey deputy clerk (in the absence of D. Rumsey Clerk) of said County, do certify that Ezra Chapin Esq. before whom the preceding affidavit purports to have seen sworn was at the date of the same one of the Judges in and for the said County commissioned and sworn and duly authorized by law to take the same, and that I am acquainted with his handwriting and verily beleive his name subscribed to the said affidavit to be his proper hand writing and signature. Witness my hand and seal of office this Twenty fifth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two. M. S. Rumsey

14,026
INVALID.
Rev. War
File No. 14,026
Enoch Niles
Priv Rev War
Act: June 7 1832
Index:-Vol. 1, Page 275
[Arrangement of 1870.]

I Gamahil R. Tracy of Colchester in the County of New London & State of Connecticut of lawfull age do depose and say - That in the month of June A.D. 1776 I enlisted into the United States Army under Generals Wadsworth and Spencer, in Col. Selden's Regiment, Lieut. Col. Latimer, and Lieutenants Isaac Spencer and Charles Williams, I continued in the service six months in Captain Eliphate & Holmes Company and during said term of six months Enoch Niles then then I think of Chatham N served as a private in said Capt. Holmes Company - During said term of six months, Col. Selden and Lieut. Charles Williams were taken prisoner on Harlem Plains New York and both died at what was called the sugar house - Jeremiah Smith of East Haddon N now in full life was in said Capt. Holmes Company during said term and further the deponent saith not - Dated at East Haddam this15th day of August A.D. 1834. Gamahiel R. Tracy
State of Connecticut Middlesex County ss} East Haddam August 16th A.D. 1834 The above deposition sworn to and subscribed before me on the day and year aforesaid -
A- Oliver Green Justice of Peace I hereby certify that I am well acquainted with Gamahiel R. Tracy signer of the above deposition and that he is a man of veracity and respectability B - Oliver Green Justice of Peace

I Jeremiah Smith of East Haddam County of Middlesex & state of Connecticut of lawfull age do depose and say that in the month of June AD 1776 I enlisted in the United States army under Gen. Wadsworth & Spencer in Col. Seldens Regiment Lieut Col. Latimore & Lieutenant Isaac Spencer & Charles Hill and I continued in the service six months in Capt. Eliphalet Holmes Company & during said time of six months Enoch Niles served as a private in said Capt. Holmes company - & I also agree to the particulars set fourth in the deposition of Gannahil R. Tracy as being correct & further the Deponent sayeth not - Dated at East Haddam August 27th - 1834 Jeremiah Smith
State of Connecticut Middlesex County} East Haddam August 27th 1834 The above Deposition solemnly affirded to and subscribed before me on the day and year aforesaid - Oliver Green Justice of Peace I hereby certify that I am well acquainted with Jeremiah Smith signer of the above deposition and that he is a man of veracity & respectability. D. Oliver Green Justice of Peace
I Sylvester Burnham of East Haddam in the County of Middlesex & State of Connecticut of Lawfull age do depose & say that in the month of June AD 1776 I enlisted into the United States army under Gen. Wadsworth & I served in Col. Seldens Regiment Lieut. Col. Latimore & Lieutenants Isaac Spencer & Charles Williams and continued in the service six months in Capt. Eliphalet Holmes Company and during said term of six months Enoch Niles served as a private in said Company - and further more the Deponant saith not. Dated at East Haddam August 27th 1834. Sylvester Burnham
State of Connecticut Middlesex County} East Haddam August 27th 1834 The above Deposition sworn to and subscribed to before me on the day & year aforesaid. Oliver Green Justice of Peace
E - I hereby certify that I am well acquainted with Silvester Burnham sighner of the above Deposition and that he is a man of truth & respectability. F.- Oliver Green Justice of Peace.

State of Connecticut County of Middlesex} I John Fisk Clerk of the county court for said county of Middlesex do certify that Oliver Green Esquire is a Justice of the Peace within and for said county of Middlesex as per commissioned on file in my office and that his name subscribed to the within certificates (marked A. B. C. D. E. F.) are his proper hand writing and signatures. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said court this 30 day of August Anno Domini one thousand and eight hundred and thirty four. J. W. Fisk Clk.

Recd. Sept. 22, 1834
N. York
Retd.
Admd.
War Department Pension Office Washington

Prattsburgh Steuben Co. N.Y.
Sept. 12th 1834
Sir
Having obtained three affidavits in the case I enclose the papers of Enoch NIles in application for a pension which I hope will be found satisfactory.
Respectfully Yours,
Erastus Skinner
In your printed circulars you state that if it does not appear that the papers have been received that you will apprise the claimant of the fact.
Some two or three years ago I sent by the papers of Thomas Hamlin since which I have asked concerning them several times but have never been able to learn anything about them. As I suppose the great multiplicity of business must be in some degree over I wanted again solicit you to inform me if received & disposed of.
Yours
E. Skinner

State of New York County of Steuben}ss. On this twenty second day of August one thousand eight hundred and thirty two personally appeared before me Ezra Chapin Esq. one of the Justices of the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Steuben and State of New York Enoch Niles a resident of Prattsburgh County and State aforesaid aged seventy three years who being duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832. That he enlisted in the Army of the United States in the year 1776. June 25th marched to New York arrived there on the 4th day of July - Officers were Generals Wadsworth and Spencer, Col. Selden, Lieut. Col. Lattimer of New London Capt. Eliphalet Holmes, 1st Lieut. Isaac Spencer 2d do Charles Williams. - from New York we went to Long Island we fought what was called Lees battle - thence back to New York, was there in several battles, in which Col. Selden and Lieut. Williams was wounded taken prisoners and died, we was driven and retreated before the British from New York to Turtle Bay Haerlam, Kingsbridge, to White Plains, fighting our way led by Gen. Putnam - from White Plains we marched to North Castle where I was discharged on the 25th day of December 1776 - served six months - the time for which I enlisted -
He hereby relinquished every claim whatever to a pension on an annity except the present and he declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any agency of any state -
Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid - Enoch Niles

And the said Judge does hereby declare in his opinion that the within named applicant was a revolutionary soldier and served as he states - And does also certify that Decon Enoch Niles the aforesaid applicant cannot from bodily infirmity attend the court - Ezra Chapin Judge Com Pleas
State of New York, Steuben County ss: I Martin S. Rumsey deputy clerk (in the absence of D. Rumsey clerk) of said card County do certify that Ezra Chapin Esq. before whom the preceding affidavit purports to have been sworn was at the date of the same, one of the Judges in and for the said County, commissioned and sworn and duly authorized by law to take the same, and that I am acquainted with his handwriting and verily beleive his name subscribed to the said affidavit to be his proper hand writing & signature Witness my hand and seal of Office this twenty fifth day of August in the year of our Lord , One thousand eight hundred and thirty two. M. S. Rumsey

3801
Admd.
8 mo. pri
$26.66