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Patterson, Benjamin
Patterson, Sarah
Service Penn
Number $. 8010 

State of New York
Steuben County} ss. On this twenty fifth day of January in the year 1849, personally appeared before Cessha F. Platt a justice of the peace in and for said County of Steuben, Sarah Patterson a resident of the town of Erwin, in the said County of Steuben aged Eighty Six years, who being first 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 passed July 29th 1848, entitled ďAn Act for the Relief of Certain Surviving Widows of Officers, and Soldiers of the Revolutionary Army.Ē

            That she is the widow of Benjamin Patterson who was a private in the Revolutionary Army. She Further declares that, as she has been informed, and according to the best of her knowledge, and belief, her husband the aforesaid Benjamin Patterson, entered the service in the year 1775 and left the service in the year 1781; that he served under Captain Clark, Captain Fergeson or Captain Campbelton, Captain Samíl Daugtery, and Captain Boon; that he resided in the County of Northumberland in the state of Pennsylvania where he entered the service; that he was engaged in the battle of Fort Freelands, and in Sullivans Expedition.

            She further declares that she was married to the said Benjamin Patterson on the twenty eighth day of February in the year seventeen hundred and ninety six, that her husband the aforesaid Benjamin Patterson died on the second day of July in the year Eighteen hundred and thirty; that she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service, but the marriage took place previous to the first day of January one thousand and eighteen hundred viz: at the time above stated. And she further declares, that she is still a widow.

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Sworn to and Subscribed on the day and                               her

Year above written before}                                          Sarah  X  Patterson

C. F.  Platt Justice of the                                                      mark

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In presence of Alfred Reed

I hereby certify that the above named Sarah Patterson, is unable to appear in a Court of Record, or to write her name, by reason of bodily infirmity

C. F. Platt        Justice of the Peace of Steuben County


State of New York

Steuben County ss.       Be it remembered that on the twenty fifth day of January 1849 before me the subscriber a Justice of the Peace in & for the County of Steuben appeared Robert Patterson to me well known who being duly sworn according to law doth depose & say that he is a resident of the said county & is aged about fifty three years & is by occupation a farmer. That he is a son of the late Benjamin Patterson, late a resident of the town of Painted Post (now the town of Erwin) in the said County of Steuben & the identical person named in the said deposition. That the said Benjamin Patterson died on or about the second day of July 1830. That the deponent resided with the said Benjamin Patterson at the time of his death & that previous there to the deceased was an applicant for a pension under the laws of Pennsylvania which was well known to this deponent. That after the passage of the act of the 29th July 1849 this deponent wrote to David Flemming a Counsellor at Law residing in Harrisburgh, PA to search the public archives remaining in that place for the testimony furnished by the said Benjamin Patterson, to the Legislature of Pennsylvania, that he received several letters from the said Flemming & the papers hereto annexed (enclosed in the Eapper also annexed) consisting of the fly leaf of the  report on the committee on claims (printed), the deposition of Henry McHenry, the memorial or petition of the said Benjamin Patterson, the deposition of James Hammond, John Eases, Richard Martin, Robert Covenhoven, Robert Patterson, John Knox & Eldad Mead. Deponent further states that he is well acquainted with the hand writing of the said Benjamin Patterson & that the signature to the memorial or petition is in the proper handwriting of the said Benjmain Patterson. That the said deponents, Robert Patterson & Eldad Mead resided in this state & are now dead that he has made diligent enquiry for Henry McHenry, Richard Martin, Robert Covenhoven & John Eases & has ascertained that the first named are dead & can get no information of the said John Eases & further deponent says not.

The interlinations on 3 & 5 hours above

made before & signed

Sworn & Subscribed before me

this 25 day of January 1849 }                                      

Robert Patterson

A.D. Read Justice fo the Peace in & for Steuben County N.Y.


4 Ford.
Tioga
Document in favor of Benjm. Patters - Rev V. Soldier

H. K. Mch 16, 1826
Clms.


To the Honorable the Senate & House of Representatives of the Commmonwealth of Pennsyvania, in general assembly met;
     The memorial and petition of Benjamin Patterson, of the County of Steuben, in the State of New York, formaly of Northumberland County and State of Penna.

Respectfully Sheweth,
     That your petitioner entered the army of the United States in the year one thousand, seven hundred & seventy six under Captain Clark of the Militia of Northumberland County. That shortly after the inhabitants having been driven by the Indians, a volunteer company was raised of which he became a member for the protection of the inhabitants against the incursions of the Savages in this he remained till fall. In the Spring of one thousand seven hundred and seventy seven, your petitioner enlisted under Captain Thomas Campleton, attached to Col. Thomas Hartley's regiment. He so continued until the spring of 1778, where he again enlisted under Captain Samuel Dougherty and was subsequently enlisted under Captain's Hawkins Boon, Ths. Ferguston & Jno. Chatam, that during the time of his being in service, the companies to which he belonged were employed on the frontiers of the state of the Indians. That your petitioner was in a number of engagements, among the mention moralle of theirs was that at Freelams Fort he was also among the troops that accompanied Sullivan. For some proof of his services your petitioner begs leave to refer your Honorable bodies to the affidavits of a few of his remaining fellow soldiers, accompanying this petition. He also adds that he had regular discharges from Col. Long, Captain Samuel Dougherty & Capt. Jno. Chatam. Two of these were destroyed at the burning of Boon's Fort, & the third was mislaid a number of years ago. The last was dated in the fall of 1781. Your petitioner states that, for his services on behalf of his country, during the whole period assd., he never has yet received any remuneration, or compensation whatever, except a Certificate for L 22.10 recd. in 1785, for services as a spy during the summer of 1780. Your petitioner being very far advanced in life; and finding that your Honorable bodies have made provision, at different times, for those of his companions in arms, who were similarly situated, and have brought their claims before your honorable bodies, presumes to lay his also before you, under a full persuasion that the same liberality wheel actuated your honorable bodies in their cares will also induce you to make suitable provision by law to his, and he will ever pray so.
Benjamin Patterson


Lycoming county ss.
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     Personally appeared before me the subscriber one of the justices of the peace in and for said county James Hammond who being sworn according to law doth say that he was acquainted with Benjamin Patterson in the year 1777 at which time he the said Benjamin Patterson as described enlisted under Capt. Samuel Bougherty was employed on different scouting parties into other services under the direction of Lieutenant Hunter of the county of Northumberland and  afterward said deponent states that he was frequently on scouts with the said Benjamin Patterson and further deponent saith not.
Sworn and subsribed before me
Jno. Hunter

His Mark
James Hammond
July 30th 1826


Lycoming County ss.
the commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     Personally appeared before me the subscriber one of the Justices of the peace in and for said county John Eason who being affirmed according to law doth say that he was acquainted with Benjamin Patterson in the year 1777 and until 1780 during which period he the said Benjamin Patterson was on different scout, against the indians on the frontier of northumberland county under the command of Capt. Samuel Dougherty and also deponent states that he was on different scout, himself with the said Benjamin Patterson and further the deponent saith not.

John Eason

Sworn and subscribed before me
Jno. Hunter
July 30th, 1826


Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Lycoming County ss.
     Personally appears before me subscriber one of the Justices of the Peace in and for said County of Lycoming Richard Martin and being sworn agreeable to law, do say, that he was acquainted with Benjamin Patterson in the year 1778, at which time he the said B. Patterson was employed as a spy under the direction of Colonel Samuel Hunter, and afterwards said deponent state that he was frequently on scout with sd. B. Patterson and further states that sd. B. Patterson was generally employed as a pilot against the Indians, and during the time of the Indian War, and also that sd. B. Patterson was a guard to the Boats, which conveyed provisions for the rest of the army on Sullivans expedition, and further deponent saith not.
Richd Martin

Sworn and subscribed before me the 27th day of January 1826
Wm. Tumia JP


Lycoming County ss
     Personally appeared before me the subscriber one of the Justices of the peace in and for the county of Lycoming Robert Covenhoven and being sworn according to law & saith that he was acquainted with Benjamin Patterson in the year 1778 to the best of my recollection, he was one of Capt. Campleton's men in Col. Hartly's expedition on the north branch of the susquehanna and Tioga Point. I frequently saw him engaged in his countrys cause against the Indians and we retuated from Wyoming to Northumberland and further this deponent saith not.
Robt. Covenhoven

Sworn and subscribed before
the 27th day January 1826
Wm. Turner JP


Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Tioga County ss.
     Personally appears before me Fra. Hilburn associate judge of sd. County Robert Patterson of the State of New York Steuben County, who is well known to me to be a man of truth, and inteligence, and on his solemn oach declares and says that he is well acquainted with Benjamin Patterson, and was knowing to the sd Benjamin serving in the Revolutionary war of the United States in the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy five or six in the Pennsylvania line, cannot tell the length of time but thinks it was three or four years at least, except the winter season he returned home, except one winter he still continued in the service. To the best of the recollection of the Deponent the sd. Benjamin served as a lone stationill in the fall of the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty one under the following officers: Thomas Campleton Capt. and the the regiment commanded by Cole. Cooksey Long - next enlisted under Capt. Samuel Dorhurty - next under Capt. Horkings Boone - well recollects that the sd. Benjamin was in Sullivans Campaign and has often heard him complain that he her received nothing for his said services, except a certificate of about twenty two pounds, for which he obtained land by a lottery warrant. Cole Long commanded the rifle com belonging to Cole. Harking's regiment and further the deponent saith not.
Robt Patterson

Jan. 20th 1826
Sworn and subscribed in my presence
Fra Hilburn associate judge


State of New York
Steuben County }
John Knox being duly sworn says that he has been fortunably acquainted with Benjamin Patterson formerly from Northumberland state of Pensylvania now a resident of the town of Painted Post County of Steuben and state of New York - and have lived neighbour to him the said Patterson about thrity years that during all of the time he has sustained the character of a good morral citizen honest in in all his dealings and considered as a man of unblemished truth and verasity in all his deportment - further this deponant sayeth not.
Painted Post Jany. 18th 1826

John Knox
Sworn and subscribed before me
this 18th day of Jany 1826
Joseph Gillett J.P.


State of New York
Steuben County}
Eldad Mead being duly sworn says that he has been intimately acquainted with Benjamin Patterson formerly from Northumberland state of Pennsylvania now a resident of the Town of Painted Post County of Steuben and State of New York - and have lived neighbour to him the said Patterson about thirty years that during all the time he has sustained the character of a good moral citizen honest in all his dealings and considered as a man of unblemished truth and verasity in all his deportment - further this deponent sayeth not.
Painted Post Jany.
Eldad Mead
Sworn and subscribed before me
this 23 day of January 1826
Joseph Gillett J.P.


3 Ford 7 L Parkhurst Tioga
Benj. Patterson
H.R. Feb. 12 1826
Claims.
Fb M 1829
ctz.


Harrisburg Decr 14th 1848
D Sirs
     I am happy to inform you that after a laborious search among the archives in the House of Reps, a little after the fashion of "hunting a needle in a hay stack" being obliged to untie bundle after bundle of open papers after paper - for lack of endorsements, I succeeded at length in finding the papers desired by you, relative to your Father's service, in the Revolutionary War. Besides his petition which sets forth the facts very fully, there are affidavits of Henry M Henry, James Hammonds, John Eason, Richard Martin & Robert Covenhoven, who testify that they were acquainted with your father, and knew him to have been in the Rev. War. Your own affidavit is also here, as to what you heard the old gentleman say &c. So also the depositions of John Knowx & Eldad Mead as to the good character for integrity &c. which your Father always bore.
     By a report made from the Committee on claims in 1829 on your Father's application, I find the reason why he did not get any thing from Penna. was because he was not represented to be in needy or necessitous circustances - a main requestition of our pension laws.
     I hope this testimony may be sufficient to get your Mother a pension from the U. States, & if so it will now amount to a pretty round sum. If you send me 1.00 for my trouble I will place the documents or a copy of them at your disposal or perhaps you would give me a percentage to procure the pension for your Mother, having had some experience in matters of that sort. I shall hold the papers until I hear from you, & remain
Very Respectfully
Your able Sevt
D. Fleming

Mr. Robert Patterson}


Law for his - and he will ever pray so
Benjamin Patterson

[ 268 269]   645
No. 268.
Report of the committee on claims, on the claim of Benjamin Patterson, a soldier of the revolutionary war.
READ March 14, 1829
     Mr. Slemmer, from the committee on claims, to whom were referred the petition and documents of Benjamin Patterson, made the following report, which was read, viz.
     That your petitioner states, that he entered the army as a militia-man, in the year 1776, and the following year enlisted in the continental establishment, in the company of captain Cambleton; and after the expiration of the term for which he enlisted, he served in the capacity of a spy; all of which statements are corroborated by the accompanying documents. He further states, that with the exception of a draft of L22 10s, he has not received any remuneration for his services, and prays for relief. But inasmuch as his circumstances in life would not warrant your committee in granting him a pension, and finding no account to his credit in the Auditor General's office, they deem it inexpedient to grant the prayer of the petitioner. They therefore offer the following resolution:
     Resolved, That the committee be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.


Dauphin County ss.
     Before me the subscriber one of the Justices of the Peace for Dauphin County Personally came Henry M Henry who being duly sworn says that he was well acquainted with Benjamin Patterson during the Revolutionary War. That he knows Patterson was in the service during the whole of the war he also knows that Patterson rendered his country very important services as a spy & soldier. He was a very active man and very useful to the inhabitants of Northumberland County in the protection of the frontier fromt he invasions of the Indians amongst them. He likewise recollects that Patterson and many others volunteered with Capt. Boon to relieve the widows and children at the Surrender of Freelins Fort in Northumbd. county. There was but sixteen of the whole company of Capt. Boon left and thirty two killed amongst which were several officers.
Henry M Henry

Sworn & subscribed
this 15th day of March
A.D. 1826 before me
William Ayres


No 134
Senate Patterson
Wd of Benjamin
NY
ad 29 July 1848


State of New York
Steuben County ss.
     On the 27th day of January 1849 be me the subscriber a justice of the peace in & for said county appeared Martha Campbell to me well known who being first duly sworn did depose & say that she is a resident of the town of Bath in said county & has resided there for the space of forty five years that she is of the age of seventy years that she is well acquainted with Sarah Patterson & has known her from infancy. That this deponent resided formerly in the town of Northumberland in the state of Pennsylvania & was present when Sarah Shannon was married to Benjamin Patterson & tahat the said marriage took place at the house of the said Sarah Shannon & that on or about the last of February 1796 - that the deponent has been familiary acquainted with the said Benjamin & Sarah that they continued to reside together as man & wife until the death of the said Benjamin that she well remembers the clergyman who performed the ceremony that his name was Hugh Morrison
Martha Campbell

Sworn & subscribed the day
& year first afore mentioned}
A.D. Read Justice of the Peace

I do further certify that deponent is a person of respectability & fully entitled to credit.
A. D. Read Justice of the Peace


State of New York
Steuben County ss. I Paul C. Cook Clerk of the County of Steuben do hereby certify that Cephas F. Platt & Arnold D. Read before whom the annexed declaration of Sarah Patterson & deposition of Martha Campbell & Robert Patterson purport to have been taken were at the date of the same acting Justices of said county authorized by law & duly commissioned to take the same & that their names subscribed to the jurat of said depositions is their own proper signature -
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed the seal of the said County this 29 day of January 1849.
P. C. Cook clerk


Bath NY 9 Apl. 1849
Sir,
     I have before me your letter to the Hon. D. Rumsey Jr. under date of the 12th March 1849 in which you say "I have the honor to inform you, that the application of Sarah Patterson, widow of Robert Pattersor for a pension under the act of 29 July 1848 has been examined and have papers filed. Mrs Patterson shall file a declaration made before a court of Reco and establish her marriage by record or documentary proof, if attainable and also produce satisfactory evidence showing that her husband rendered not less than six months actual service"
     Allow me to refer you to your file of letters and call your attention to this one which I have made the above extract from, in Sarah Patterson's papers which you say you have filed you will find she has forwarded in that package affidavits shewing her husband a Revolutionary soldier and she the widow of Benjamin Patterson not "Robert" as your letter states her to be, I will thank you to re-examine her file of papers and in that file you will find testimonial of marriage by witnesses as well I believe the Record of the Bible, I am so informed it has been forwarded - "Robert Patterson" to whom you have referred was a brother of Mrs. Sarah Patterson's husband, they both were in the service, they are now both no more, your file, will show that "Robert" made application some few years ago, but Benjamin never had made application at Washington, his application was before the Legislature of Pennsylvania, and in his application he failed in consequence of having property to ascertain amount which would grant his application, the evidence of his service which was taken same twenty years ago he as with drawn from the legislative files in that scale, forwarded with Mrs. Sarah Pattersons decleration which you say you had filed in your letter referred to above your early attention to a review of Mrs. Patterson's case is much wished for and after such perusal let me know if any thing further may be required if you have not sufficient to grant a certificate
With Great Respect Yr
Mo Obe Sr.
Wm. L. Hubbell

Hon. J. L. Edwards.


Bath N.Y. 13 Nov 1849
Sir,
     Your favour in answer to mine under date of the 8th Inst. came to hand yesterday, I desired a copy of your letter to me in Mrs. Sarah Patterson's case the widow of Benjn. Patterson Decd. who served in the Revolutionary War. Your letter to me of which I desire a copy was in Apl. May or June last which letter I enclosed to Mrs. Patterson's son & said letter never reached him, & the contents forgotten by me, as your letter was in detail as to several points important on the part of the applicant to shew, I desire a copy to know those points.
Respectfully yrs
Wm. L. Hubbell

J. L. Edwards Esq.

p.s. your letter to the Hon D. Rumsey Jr. member of Congress 12 March 1849 was placed in my hands, this answer of yours was an Error on your part, and explained to you in my letter dated at this place the 9th Apl. last & I believe the answer I recd. to my letter of the "9th Apl last" is the copy which I desire from your dept.
Respectfully Ys.
Wm L. Hubbell


Acts of July 14, 1862, and March 3, 1873.
8010
Sarah Patterson
REJECTED


W134
Sarah Patterson
NY
Sent to Hon W. L. Hubbell
June 8th '49
Sent. to Hon. W. E. Hubbell, Nov 17/49
29 July 1849


Washington Feby 5, 1849
Sir
     I send you herein the papers of Mrs Sarah Patterson on her application for a pension. If upon examination you find any defect in them let me know what it is.
     I send you also a copy of a law passed at this session of Congress for relief of Mrs. Anne W. Augus - Will you please inform me soon as convenient what is necessary to be done by her to avail herself of the benefits of the law - I desire to write to her -
Very respy
Your obt Sevt
D. Rumsey Jr.

Please return the copy Law -
Hon J. L. Edwards
Cerv. Pensions