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War of 1812 Widow's Pension: Peter and Margaret
P 1-Service Pension, War of 1812, Widow's Brief
Margaret Vosburgh, widow of Peter Vosburgh, Pvt., under Capt. Thomas Carson,
Milita, New York
Waterford, Saratoga Co., NY
Application filed: Feb. 15, 1879
Company of Militia, New York Commanded by Captain Thomas Carson from the__of
Sept. to 9th of December 1814 and for a term of 3 months and 1 day.
Evidence of Service: 3rd an__tor reports Sept. 22, 1856. That Peter Vosburgh
served in Captain Carson's Co., NY Militia from 8 September to 8 December 1814
of Service: 92 days
of Identity: Testimony of identifying witnesses and agreement of names,
dates, circumstances, etc. etc. in comparison with bounty land claims of the
claimant in 185_
Admitted: March 3, 1879 to a pension of $8.___from March 9, 1858____
for Bounty Land Claim #47,438-160, 1855 issued
Approved: March 6, 1879
P 2-Summary of Proof
Claim # 34890
Act of March 9, 1878?
Claimant: Margaret Vosburgh
Soldier: Peter Vosburgh
Admitted: March 6, 1879
Marriage: Mar. 12, 1815 of Peter Vosburgh to Margaret Lawrence-Proved by
Certified copies of Church record with claimants application for bounty land
in 1855 and in present claim for pension said certificates having been signed
Richard H. Steele and A. H. Brush Pastors of the Reformed Protestant Dutch
Church of Nassau, Rensselaer Co., NY
as to capacity to marry: Declaration of claimant that neighed she or her
husband had been previously married.
Feb. 10, 1854. proved by the testimony of Margaret Van Keuren in claimants
bounty land claim of 1855 and W. C. Porter and Mary C. Scott in present claim
for bounty land.
Widowhood: proved by the testimony of W. C. Potter and Mary L. Scott which corroborates
declaration of claimant that she has not remarried
P 3-Claim of Widow for Pension
Margaret Vosburgh, resident of Waterford, New York, widow of Peter Vosburgh,
Pvt. in company commanded by Captain Thomas Carson, regiment of NY Militia,
that her said husband an inlisted or drafted, at Albany, NY on or about 8 September 1814 for a term of 3 months and 1
day, terminated by reason
of Honorable Discharge 9 December 1814.
Vosburgh, town of Nassau, Rensselaer, New York on 12 March 1815 by Rev. Peter
Van Buren, who was a minister of the Gospel and that her name before marriage
was Margaret Lawrence and that she has not remarried
the death of said soldier and she further states that neither she nor her said
husband had been previously married and that her said husband Peter Vosburgh
died at Waterford, New York 10 Feb. 1854.
further declares that she has made__application for a Bounty Land Warrant
under Oct of 3 March 1855 and was granted such Warrant under date of November
22, 1856 and number 47438 and that her residence is 49 Fourth
Waterford, Saratoga Co., NY and that her post office address is the same
P 4-Application for Widow's Pension, War of 1812
Widow of Peter Vosburgh of Capt. Thomas Carson, NY Militia (who) died 10
Deposition of Abram C? Waldran (?) and George M. Eddy
residences are in Waterford (very difficult to read). Abram is age 68 and he
knew Margaret Vosburgh for 30 years
stated that "we have long been well acquainted as friends and
27 January 1879
Most of this page is very light.
P 5-Record proof of Marriages, Births, and
Rensselaer Co., New York
February 1879 before me a Justice of the Peace in and for said County
personally appeared A. H. Brush, Nassau Village, Rensselaer Co., New York,
that he is a Pastor of the Reformed Dutch Church, Nassau; that this is a
copy of an extract from the record of marriages of such church. On the 12th
day of March 1815, Peter Vosburgh and Margaret Lawrence were married by Rev.
Peter Van Buren Pastor of the United Congregation of Schodack
Union Village, now Nassau.
further claims that he has no interest in the prosecution of any
claim in behalf of Margaret Vosburgh for Pension.
Signed: A. H. Brush, 8 February 1879.
Justice of the Peace: F? E. Boughton
P 6-F. E. Boughton declares that his Signature
is genuine, 10 Feb. 1879
P 7-On this 27 day of January 1879 personally
appeared before me William c. Pott__and_____who being duly severally sworn
depose and say that they are respectively of the age of 62 years and
__years. They resided and have for many years resided at the Village of
Waterford in the said County of Saratoga__well know Margaret Vosburgh, and
did know in his life time her husband Peter Vosburgh. the said peter
Vosburgh died on the 10th day of February 1854 and was buried at said place.
Margaret Vosburgh widow of said Peter Vosburgh has not remarried since the
death of her sid husband as they believe and aver. Had such an occurrence
happened they have every possible reason to believe that from their
acquaintance with her and other circumstances they would have known or have
been advised of the fact. Signed: W. C. Potter.
P 8- I certify that the affidavits are credible
witnesses, and that I have no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution
of this claim for a Pension. Signed: E. H Peters, Surrogates for Saratoga
P 9-Service Pension War of 1812
of March 9, 1878
Margaret Vosburgh, Waterford, Saratoga Co., NY, widow of Peter Vosburgh,
Pvt., Capt. Thomas Carson
died Feb. 10, 1854
Marriage March 12, 1815
Feb. 15, 1879
Treasury Department, Washington, DC, Jan. 9, 1879
In reply to your letter of the 6th inst herewith returned I have to inform
you that the name of Peter Vosurgh is ___(too light to read) on the rolls of
Captain thomas Carson's Company, New York Militia, War of 1812 from
1814 to December 9, 1814. paid for 3 months and 1 days
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