Peter Tyler of
Steuben Co. in the State of N. York who
was a Private in the company commanded by
Captain Baldwin of the Regt. commanded by
Col. Weber in the Conn. line for 8 months
Inscribed on the Roll
of Albany at
the rate of 26 Dollars 66 cents per annum,
to commence on the 4th
day of March, 1831.
Pension issued the 16 day of April 1838 and sent to J.
Pultney, Steuben Co. N.Y. Arrears to the 4th of March '38 186.66
Semi-anl. allowance ending 4 Sep " 13.33 <total> $200.00
Claim, Act June 7, 1832.}
Recorded by D. Brown clerk Book A. Vol. 2 Page 72
State of New York Steuben County ss.} 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 Peter Tyler a
resident of the Town of Pulteney in the County of Steuben aged seventy one
years and upwards who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath
make the following declarations in order to obtain the benefit of the act of
congress passed 4 June 1832.
entered the service of the United States
under the following named officers and served as herein after stated. That he
entered the service at New Haven in the State of Connecticut in the year 1776
as a substitute for Josiah Tyler his brother in the drafted militia under
Captain Abraham Foot and Ensign Harrison where he remained for the term of two
months when he was discharged and returned home – about one year after his
returned home according to the best recollection of the deponent he again
entered the service as a substitute for one Todd in the drafted militia of the
State of Connecticut at New Haven county and was placed under the command of
Sergeant Samuel Tyler and was stationed at a place called Johnson Points for
the purpose of guarding the harbor where he remained the term of two months and
was then discharged and returned home to New Haven county his native place the
same year he again entered the service at New Haven county as a volunteer under
Ensign Harrison and stationed as a guard at Brandford
in the state of Connecticut where he remained for the term of six months on
duty when he was discharged in the fall of the next year he again entered the
service at New Haven in the drafted militia under Captain Baldwin and
Lieutenant Dwight where he remained two months and was then discharged and
returned home in 1777 or 1778 he cannot positively determine which he again
entered the servs in the classed militia at Brandford under Captain James Barker and marched to the
Highlands on the north river where he was discharged at the end of the term of
1778 or 1779 this deponent cannot positively determine which year he again
entered the service at Brandford aforesaid by
enlisting under Captain Enoch Staples for the purpose fo
guarding the town of Brandford and was in actual
services for the term of eight months and was then discharged this deponent again
entered the service in the classed militia at Brandford
aforesaid under Captain Baker and marched to Stratford where he remained on
duty for the term of four weeks at which time he was discharged and returned
home that in the year 1780 he again entered the service under Captain Lee Long
in Colonel Welles Regiment as a substitute for Joseph
Parmalee and joined the regiment at the highlands on
the north river was shortly after marched to a placed called haveneck in the State of Connecticut where he remained on
duty for the term of two months and was then discharged at which time he
received a written discharge which was the only written discharge he received
during the war and that discharge has been lost – That he was on bord of a privateer on the East river for the term of eight
weeks under Captain Robert Olds in what year he does not recollect.
That he has
no documentary evidence of his services. That he has not been able to procure
any evidence of his said service and does not know of any person now living wh was acquainted with him at the
time they were rendered.
That he was
born in the Town of Branford in the
State of Connecticut in the year
1761 that he has no record of his age and only knows by the information given
him by his parents. That after the war was ended he lived about ten years in
the Town of Branford in the State of Connecticut from thence went to Cazinovia in the State of New York when he resided about
eight years from thence to Oneida County where he resided about eight years –
from thence to his present place of residence in the Town of Pulteney in the
County of Steuben.
That in his
present neighborhood he is known to Phinehas Parker Elizah Brown Ezra Petton Esvam Lyonan Stuart William McMillin and others who can testify as to his character for
veracity and their belief of his services as a soldier of the revolution.
relinquishes every claim whatsoever 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 this day and year aforesaid}
M S Rumsey Dep
Clerk Steuben County
We Elijah Brown and Daniel Northrup
of the town of Pulteney hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Peter
Tyler who has subscribed and sworn to the above declarations and that we
believe him to be seventy one years of age that he is reputed and believed in
the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier in the revolution and
that we [?] in that opinion.
Brown Daniel Northrup
Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid}
M S Rumsey Dep
Clk Steuben County
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 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. Those points
to which your attention is more particularly directed, you will find marked in
the margin with a brace, (thus: }). 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, shewing
the Service of Peter Tyler Steuben County, New York
I am, respectfully,
|Period When the Service Was Entered
||Duration of the Claimant's Service
Yr. Mos. Days
|Rank of the Claimant
||Names & Rank of the Company Officers under whom he Served
||Names & 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 Declaration is Supported
for Josiah Tyler
Sgt. Danl. Tyler
||Stationed at Johnson's Point
for one Todd
||Stationed at Brandford to the highlands to Stratford to Horseneck
|" 1777 or 78
||Capt. Lee Lays
for Jol. Parmalee
|on board of a privateer for
||Cap. Robert Olds
obedient servant, J.
L. Edwards, Commissioner of Pensions.
Steuben County State of New York} ss.
March 9, 1938
before me Augustus Tyler who makes oath according to law and says that he’s the
heir of Peter Tyler who was a Revolutionary Soldier and drew a pension from the
United States, that he died about a year ago last March. This is to empower F.
E. Hapler Genl. Agt. at Washington City, D.C. his agent
to review the files in the Pension office, and see if his Father had his full
allowance, he served as informed some seven years, and acted as Sergent as he is informed, also said Hapler
will see if public land is due him for services
Sworn and Subscribed before me 29 July 1857} Augustus Tyler
A. Savage, Justice of the Peace
State of New York}
Philo T. Hubbell, Clerk of the County
of Steuben and State of New
York, do hereby certify that Nathan Savages, esq.
before whom the foregoing declaration was made, was at the time thereof a
Justice of the Peace in and for the county and state aforesaid, and duly
authorized to a one in the dates for general purposes.
In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto signed my name and
affixed my seal this 29 July 1857.
of the County Court
Mrs. Einer B. Andersen
222 Diamond Avenue, S.E.,
Grand Rapids, Michigan.
you from the papers in the Revolutionary War pension claim, S. 23460, it
appears that Peter Tyler was born in 1761, at Branford, Connecticut, and while
living there, enlisted and served as private, from 1776, to 1780, at various
times, when called upon, amounting in all to twenty-three months and three
weeks, under Captain Abraham Foot, Baldwin, James Barker, Enoch Staples, Lee
Lay, Ensign Harrison, Sergeant Samuel Tyler and Colonel Wells in the
Connecticut Troops. He also served two months on a Privateer under Captain
Robert Olds, dates not stated.
allowed pension on his application executed October 16, 1832, while living in Pulteney, Steuben
County, New York. He died about March 1850, leaving a son
Augustus. The name of his wife is not stated.