Onondaga's Soldiers of the Revolution; Official Records

Onondaga's Soldiers of the Revolution; Official Records

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...He was one to _assist in guarding a flag at Monmouth; was afterwards stationed at White Plains and Peekskill, and was discharged near Fort Plain, on the Mohawk, in February, 1779. Immediately Ransier enlisted in Captain McKean's. company, Colonel Van Rensselaer's regiment, for nine months, and acted as sergeant. He served his full time at a fort at Germantown, on the Mohawk river. During 1780 Ransier served as a batteauman for eight months on the Mohawk river, in conveying provisions and supplies to Fort Stanwix. Again he enlisted, early in 1781, in Colonel Marius Willett's regiment for nine months, and served the full time. This service took him into the battle of Johnstown and other skirmishes. Proof of this service was found in three aflidavits that were annexed. They were sworn to by H. Lyon, Christopher Glazier and John Smith. Ransier did not get a pension then, because of insntficiency of proof, and upon the 29th of September, 1830, he again went before the court and made aflidavit as to his service. In 1825, Ransier said that he and his wife, Anna Barbara, resided with their son, George Ransier, jr. His schedule showed that he possessed but $18.87 worth of property. He had a small debt against Thomas Seegcr and John I. Walrath, but they had taken the benefit of the.insolvent act. John Everson, jr., was his son.in.law, and owed him for a pair of shoes and some other sums which John denied, but Ransier said that he intended to prosecute him. In 1830, Ransier said: "I have never been in the possession (if money enough to go in search of evidence of my services in the Revolution, and even now have to rely upon the charity of my friends to get evidence." He also said that he owned one-quarter of an acre of land in Manlius, ...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236794303
  • 9781236794307