Pension File for Samuel Tyrel

Samuel and Eunice Tyrel, of Hebron, Washington Co., New York, Rev. War Pension # W19480 following pages transcribed by Thomas L Dunne (descendant) 1999

State of New York

County of Washington On this 28th day of August One Thousand and Eight hundred and Thirty Two personally appeared in open court, before the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of the County of Washington now sitting, Samuel Tyrel a resident of the town of Hebron in the County of Washington and State of New York aged Seventy Four 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 was born on the twenty second day of February 1758, in the town of Woodbury in the state of Connecticut: that there was a record of his age in a family bible which is now at home and he thinks still contains said record: that when he was called into the service he lived in the town of New Perth (now Salem) in the county of Washington & State of New York & continued to live in said town until some time in the year 1777: Since that time he has lived & now does live in the town of Hebron in the County an State aforesaid


That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers & served as herein stated.

That in June seventeen hundred & seventy six, he went as a substitute for his brother William Tyrel, in the company commanded by Captain McCracken, to Fort George: is not certain who commanded the Regiment, thinks it was Colonel Gansevoort: that he was taken sick at Fort George with the Camp Distemper in the latter part of June and continued sick I the hospital until the latter part of July when he was taken out of the hospital and permitted to return home, having been engaged in the service (including the time he lay sick) one month.

In the month of June seventeen hundred & seventy seven he was called out in the company of Militia commanded by Captain John Hamilton in the Regiment Commanded by Colonel Williams, and marched in said company to Ticonderoga, remained there a few days & was then ordered to retreat in the night- they retreated through Castleton Poultney Pawlet VT - next day after the retreat from the Fort Colonel Warner was pursued by General Frazer: that he continued to serve in said company as much as one month

That on the first of August seventeen hundred & seventy seven he enlisted for three months in the county of Dutchess in the company commanded by Captain Elijah Herrick of said county in the Regiment commanded by Morris Grakaues: that he was marched in said company to Van Schaicks Island, South of Waterford and was there joined to the main army in General Glovers Brigade: marched from there to Stillwater was there at the Battle with Burgoyne in General Glovers Brigade, which was stationed as a corps in reserve: he recollects that General Glovers Brigade Received the submission of the British troops when they surrendered to General Gates at Saratoga on the 17 October 1777 - that he continued to serve in said company until the expiration of said three months when he was dismissed in the county of Ulster in the State of New York

In the year seventeen hundred and seventy eight he continued to reside in Hebron and was very often called out on Scouts & alarms in the company of militia commanded by Captain Hamilton: cannot state the particular times & circumstances but is very confident that the whole time he spent that year on the different scouts & alarms amounted to as much as six months

That on the first of April seventeen hundred and seventy nine he enlisted for nine months in the company commanded by Captain Levy Stockwell Does not know what Regiment that he marched in said company from Salem to Skeensborough & continued to service at Skeensborough in said company until the expiration of said nine months in the capacity of Sergeant.

That in the years seventeen hundred and eighty one & seventeen hundred and eighty two he resided in Hebron aforesaid and was obliged to be always ready to take up arms and was actually out & served in the company commanded by Captain Wilson, in the Regiment which he thinks was commanded by Colonel Webster, on alarms and in scouting parities during the years aforesaid more than six months.

He never Received any discharge, has little or no knowledge or recollections of Officer or Regiments, other than those mentioned in his declaration; that he has no documentary evidence of his services and knows of no person whose testimony he can procure who can testify to the same.

That he is known to Jacob Mastison and John Whedon both of whom reside in the town of Hebron in the said county of Washington, & who can testify to his character for truth & veracity and their belief of his services as a soldier of the Revolution.

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