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Service: Conn.             
Woodworth, William               
Number: S.29,559

New York
William Woodworth of Steuben Co. in the State of New York who was a private in the company commanded by Captain Laytham of the regt. commanded by Col. Ledyard in the Continental line for 12 ms.
Inscribed on the Roll of New York the rate of 40 Dollars 00 Cents per annum commence on the 4th day of March, 1831
Certificate of Pension issued the 14 day of Jay 1834 and sent to Hon. E. Howell  H Rep
Arrears to the 4th of Sept 1833. $100.00
Semi-anl. allowance ending la March 04 $20.00 
[total] $120.00
{Revolutionary Claim, Act June 7, 1832.}
Recorded by W. L. Williams Clerk, Book P Vol. 4 Page 128
Died 23 March 1843 Set to 3rd Auditor March 19, 1850 Hon. H. W. Conger 

State of New York Steuben County} SS On this sixteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two, personally appeared in open Courts before the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of the said County of Steuben now sitting William Woodworth a resident of the Town of Campbell in the said County of Steuben and State of New York, aged sixty nine 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 – vizThat he enlisted on the first day of  August in the year 1780 – in the State Troops of Connecticut for the term of one year in the company commanded by Captain Laytham which company was stationed at fort Griswold under the command of Colonel William Ledyard – that he continued in the service at that place doing garrison duty about ten months, when he hired a substitute with the consent of Captain Laytham by the name of John Heminger to take his place – that he was informed and believes that the said Heminger served the remainder of the time, for which he (the said applicant) enlisted – that he left the     service and went to reside at the Town of Suffield in the County of Hartford – That in the month of June in the year 1781 – he enlisted for six months, under the command of one Ebenezer Burbanks, and he was employed in taking care of the baggage and horses belonging to the French Army, when the Army was stationed at White Plains – that he continued there until – the latter part of the month of August following when they were dismissed – that he was engaged in this service upwards of two months – He was born in the Town of Grotten in the County of New London in the State of Connecticut on the twenty second day of December in the year 1763 – He has the record of his age, which was kept by his father in the family Bible – He never received a written discharge from the service – He lived at the said Town of Grotten when he was first called into the service, and continued to reside there most of the time until the year 1793 – when he removed to the Town of Duanesburgh in the County of Albany (now Schenectady) where he lived until about twelve years ago, when he removed to the Town of Painted Post (now Campbell) in the County of Steuben and State of New York, where he now resides – That Alvin Corbin, Selah HammondSeth Hammond are his neighbours and have known him a number of years, and will testify as to his character for veracity and their belief of his services as a soldier of the revolution – He hereby relinquishes every claim what- ever to a pension or annuity except the present & declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any State – 
Sworn to & Subcribed the day & year aforesaid} William Woodworth
M. L. Rumsey Dep. Clk Steuben County
We Davide B. Correyell – a Clergyman residing in the Town of Urbana – in the said County and John Robbins – residing in the Town of Hornby in the said County –

War Department,
Pension Office,
The evidence in support of your claim, under the act of June 7, 1832, has been examined, and the papers are herewith returned.  The following is a statement of your case in a tabular form.  On comparing these papers with the following rules, and the subjoined notes, you will readily perceive that objections exist, which must be removed, before a pension can be allowed.  The notes and the regulations will show what is necessary to be done.  These points to which your attention is more particularly directed, you will find marked in the margin with a brace, (this: }).   You will, when you return your papers to this Department, send this printed letter with them, and you will by complying with this request, greatly facilitate the investigation of your claim
A Statement, showing the Service of William Woodworth

Period when the Service was Rendered Duration of the Claiment's Service
Yr. Mo. Days
Rank of the Claiment Names and Rank of the Company Officers under whom he served Names and Rank of the General and Field Officers Battles in which the Applicant was engaged Country through which he marched Place of Abode when he entered the service and age at the present period Evidence by which the Declarent is supported
Sept. 1780 10 mos. Private Capt. Laytham Col. Ledyard Stationed at Fort Griswold 69 years tradition of a Clergyman and two living witnesses

I am respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
J. L. Edwards,Commissioner of Pensions.

Rev. War Section.
September 24, 1920.
Hon. Frederick W. Dallinger,
House of Representatives.
My dear Mr. Dallinger:
In response to your letter dated the 19” instant, I have the honor to advise you that it appears in the papers in the Revolutionary War pension claim S. F. 29,559, that William Woodworth was born December 22, 1763, at Groton, Connecticut, and while residing there enlisted August 1, 1780, as a Private in Captain William Latham’s Company, Colonel William Ledyard’s Regiment, Connecticut troops and served ten months. He enlisted June 15, 1781, under Captain Ebenezer Burbank and served two months. He was allowed pension on an application executed October 16, 1832, while residing at CampbellSteuben County, New York, to which place he had moved from Duanesburgh (now Schenectady) Albany County, New YorkHe died March 23, 1843, place is not stated. There is no data on file as to his family. If Photostat copies of the papers in the above noted claim are also desired, the same will be furnished under the provisions of the Act of August 24, 1912at the rate of fifteen cents per page with twent-five cents extra for certification, if that is desired. The number of pages to be copied is six.  The proper amount for payment should be forwarded to this Bureau by cheque drawn to the order of the Secretary of the Interior.

Very truly yours,
F. D. Byington
Acting Commissioner.