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Service: New Jersey
Name: Van Gorder, Abraham.

Number: S.10.751
Carded.

New York 20129
Abraham Van Gorder
Steuben in the state of N. York who was a private in the Comp. commanded by Captain Bunell of the Reg. commanded by Col. Roskrants in the N. Jersey Line for 2 years
Inscribed on the Roll of N. York at the rate of 80 Dollars – Cents per annum to commence on the 4th day of March 1831.
Certificate of Pension issued the 3 day of Aug, 1833 and sent to T. J. Nevias Penn Yan
Arrears to the 4th of Mar $160
semi-anl. allowance ending 4 Sep $40
[total] $200
{Revolutionary Claim}
{Act June 7, 1832.}
Recorded by To. C. Stiles Clerk Book E. Vol. 3. Page 84 
Paid at the treasury under the act of the 6 April 1839 and 4 March 1838 to the 4 Sept 1838 agt notified 10 Sept 1839

State of New York County of Steuben ss.}  On this twentieth day of June in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty three personally appeared before the judge of the Court of Common Pleas in and for said County of Steuben now sitting in Open Court – Abraham Van Gorder a resident of the town of Tyrone in said County of Steuben and State of New York aged sixty nine years in October next, who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision of the act of Congress passed June 7d 1832.
That he the said Abraham Van Gorder was born on the fourteenth day of October in the year one thousand seven hundred and sixty four (1764) at Newburgh in the State of New York – that he has no record of his age. That he the said Abraham Van Gorder enlisted in the Continental Line of the Army of the revolution in the service of the United States in the month of March in the year one thousand and seven hundred and eighty one at Walpack in the state of New Jersey for the term of nine months as a private soldier – that at the time of such enlistment he resided at Walpack aforesaid – that he so enlisted in Capt. James Bunnell’s Company in the Battalion Commanded by Major James Westbrook in Col. Rosenkrant’s regiment in the New Jersey line of said Army – that he does not recollect the Christian name of his Col. nor the number of his regiment – That the name of the Lieutant of said Company was Caleb Hopkins and the Ensigns name was Anthony Blackford. That he the said Abraham Van Gorder continued to serve in said Company during the whole of said nine months, for which so enlisted as aforesaid, and at the end of said nine months the officer applied to him & the rest of the Company and requested them to continue their service in the same manner as they had done during said nine months – and that he the said Abraham Van Gorder and many others of his Company did then volunteer and agree, at Walpack aforesaid, to serve at aforesaid so long as each services should be required – and that he the said Abraham Van Gorder was then transferred from said Bunnell’s Company to Captain Immannuel Scover’s Company then at Walpack aforesaid, a militia company under the command of the said Col. Rosenkrants – and continued in such service as a private soldier in said company last mentioned for six months until the month of June in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty two at Walpack in New Jersey aforesaid which said company were called Rangers – and that in the month of June last aforesaid the said Abraham Van Gorder was again put under the command of the said Captain James Bunnell, at Minnisink in New Jersey aforesaid and served in said Bunnels Company for the term of one year from and after the month of June in the year 1782 as a private soldier, until the month of June in the year seventeen hundred and eighty three, at Minnisink aforesaid. That during all the time of service herein before mentioned he the said Van Gorder belonged regiment or Battalion under command of the said Major Samuel Westbrook who then resided at Minnisink aforesaid and under the command of the said Col. Rosenkrants – making in the whole two years & three months service of the said Abraham Van Gorder as a private soldier in the service of the united States from and after the month of March in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty one until the month of June 1783 and that the said two years and three months service of the said Abraham Van Gorder were rendered at and in the vicinity of the places aforesaid in the state of New Jersey in defending the frontier against hostile Indians – that in the course of said term of two years and three months at what time he does not recollect, he the said Van Gorder and the company to which he belonged, on one ? crossed the Delaware River under the command of the said Saml Westbrook into the State of Pennsylvania and there had a battle with the Indians, and that a company of Malitia about the same time crossed said river and were engaged in the same battle – and that the Captain of said militia company, Captain Peter Westbrook a brother of the above names Saml Westbrook was killed by the Indians in that engagement – and that about fifteen men were killed also by the Indians at that time.
That in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight (1788) he the said Abraham Van Gorder removed from Walpack aforesaid to Ulster County in the state of New York and remained there until about the year 1809. And then removed to Tioga County in the state of New York and remained there about one year, and then removed to the then town of Reading in Steuben County aforesaid, and now the town of Starkey in the County of Yates aforesaid and remained there until the year 1831 – and then removed to the town of Tyrone in said county of Steuben where he now resides.
That he never received any written discharge, but was verbally discharged from the service of the United States about the month of June in the year 1783.
That he knows of no person whom he can procure to testify to his services except those whose affidavits are hereunto attached.
That the said Abraham Van Gorder is known to James Taylor who is an attorney at law residing in the town of Milo in the County of Yates and John J. Smith residing in the town of Starkey also in the County of Yates aforesaid – a short distance from the residence of the said Van Gorder who as he supposes he can obtain to testify 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 accept the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state
Sworn to and Subscribed in open Court the day & year first aforesaid.
Wm. T. Bull Clerk of Steuben Court Pleas
That the clergyman living in the neighborhood of the said Van Gorder and nearest to his residence is now unable to attend this court in consequence of his health
his mark X
Abram  Vangorder

War Department,
Pension Office,
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 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 shew 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 compiling with this request, greatly facilitate the investigation of your claim.
A Statement shewing the Service of Abraham Van Gorder Steuben County New York
Dates of enlistment or appointment Length of Service Rank Names and Rank of the field officers under whom he served Age at present, and place of abode when he entered svc. Proof by which decl. sup.
Mar 1781 9 months Private Cap. Burnell, Major
Westbrook, Col. Rosekrants
69 years
Walpah, NJ
Traditionary evidence & two credible witnesses certified and the papers correct.
Vol. " 6 months " Cap. Horr
Col. Rosekrants
Served June 1782 1 yr. " Cap. Bunnell
 I am respectfully
Your obedient servant,
J. L. Edwards,
Commissioner of Pensions.

BA-J/MCS
Abraham Van Gorder
S.10751
Mrs. Lorin Ulrich
212 W. Front Street
Cambridge City
Indiana
Dear Madam:
Reference is made to your request for information relative to Abram Van Gorden who served in the Revolutionary War from Sussex County, New Jersey.
The Revolutionary War records of this office fail to afford any information relative to an Abram or Abraham Van Gorden. The only soldier of similar surname that is found on said records is Abraham or Abram Van Gorder whose history is furnished herein.
The data which follow were obtained from papers on file in the pension claim, s.10751, based on the military service of Abraham or Abram Van Gorder.
He was born October 14, 1764, at Newburgh, New York. The names of his parents are not shown.
While residing in Walpack, Sussex County, New Jersey, he enlisted in March, 1781, served as private in Captain James Bunnells and Manuel Hover’s Companies in Colonel Rosekranz’s New Jersey Regiment and was in an engagement with the Indians in Pennsylvania and was discharged in June, 1783. His service was rendered on the frontiers against the Indians.
In 1788, he moved from Walpack, New Jersey, to Ulster County, New York, remained there until about 1809, then moved to Tioga County, New York, lived one year there, then moved to Reading, Steuben County (which was later Starkey, Yates County), New York, where he lived until 1831 when he moved to Tyrone, Steuben County, New York.
Abraham or Abram Van Gorder was allowed pension on his application executed June 20, 1833, while living in Tyrone, Steuben County, New York.
T
here are no data relative to soldier’s family.
In order to obtain the date of last payment of pension of Abraham or Abram Van Gorder, the name and address of the person paid and possibly the date of soldier’s death, it is suggested that you address the Comptroller General, General Accounting Office, Records Division, this city, and cite the following data:
Abraham Van Gorder, Certificate 20129, issued August 3, 1833, rate $80 per annum, commenced March 4, 1831, New York Agency.
Very truly yours
A. D. Hiller
Executive Assistant to the Administrator