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Tyler, Peter
Service Conn.
Number S23460
Privateer

Albany 31,384
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. 
Certificate of Pension issued the 16 day of April 1838 and sent to J. T. Bouton 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
{Revolutionary 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.
That he 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 three weeks.
That in 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.
He hereby 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.
Peter Tyler
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.
Elijah Brown  Daniel Northrup
Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid}                 
M S Rumsey Dep Clk Steuben County

War Department,
Pension Office,
183
Sir:
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 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

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
Sub 1776
for Josiah Tyler
2 months Private Cap Foot
Ensign Harrison
Sgt. Danl. Tyler
Stationed at Johnson's Point 71 years Traditionary
Sub 1777
for one Todd
2 months ditto Stationed at Brandford to the highlands to Stratford to Horseneck New Haven
Vol 1777 6 months ditto Connecticut
Class 1778 2 months ditto Capt Baldwin
Dwight
" 1777 or 78 21 days ditto Capt. Barker
enlis - 8 months ditto Capt Staples
- 28 days ditto Capt. Lee Lays
Sub 1780
for Jol. Parmalee
2 months ditto Col. Wells
on board of a privateer for 8 weeks Cap. Robert Olds
I am, respectfully,
Your obedient servant
,
 J. L. Edwards, Commissioner of Pensions.

Steuben County State of New York} ss.
Came 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}
Steuben County} to wit
I 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.                           
P.P. Hubbell
Clerk of the County Court

March 9, 1938
Mrs. Einer B. Andersen
222 Diamond Avenue, S.E.,
Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Madam:
I advise 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.
He was 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.
Respectfully,
Winfield Scott, Commissioner