Revolutionary War Pension Papers

of

Nicholas Hill

and his widow

Sarah Hegeman Hill

Florida, Montgomery County, NY

Contributed by Lisa Slaski




We're not related to Mr. Hills in any way but have prepared his pension papers to add to our Montgomery County military resources. The handwriting was difficult to read, particularly the pages from the family Bible, so this transcription isn't error-free. Refer to the original pension papers if you have any questions. To save time, these papers have been simply formatted for on-line viewing.

As Mr. Hill resided in the Town of Florida for a long time, took four brides within the course of 51 years, and had children who married, there may be quite a few lineal or collateral descendants out there. If you have corrected or further information about anyone listed, please forward it to the site coordinators to add to this page.



5831

New York
Sarah Hill,
Widow of Nicholas Hill,
who served in the Revolutionary
War, as a Sergeant

Inscribed on the Roll at the rate
of 120 dollars 00
cents per annum, to commence on
the ( 3d February, 1859 - this was crossed off) 14th June 1856

Certificate of Pension, issued
6th day of Octr. 1856
and sent to
Lemuel Jenkins
Albany, N. York

Recorded on Roll of Pensioners under act
February 3, 1853, Page 18 Vol. N(?)



TREASURY DEPARTMENT.
Sept. 16, 1828

Nicholas Hill, of Florida, in the County of Montgomery, in the State of New York, has applied to the Secretary of the Treasury for the benefits of the act, entitled "An Act for the relief of certain surviving officers and soldiers of the Revolution," approved the 15th of May, 1828. He states that he enlisted in the Continental line of the army of the Revolution, for and during the war, and continued until its termination, at which period he was a Sergeant in Captain B. Hicks's company, in the First regiment of the New York line; and does not recollect that he received a certificate for the reward of eighty dollars, provided by the resolve of the 15th of May, 1778; and further, that he was not on the 15th day of May, 1828, on the pension list of the United States, and that he has received as a pensioner since the 3d of March, 1826, nothing(?)

The Third Auditor is requested to report how far the several statements are corroborated by the records in his office.

____ of the Secretary,
A. D_____ins



TREASURY DEPARTMENT,
THIRD AUDITOR'S OFFICE
22nd September 1828

It appears by the records in this office, that a certificate for the reward of eighty dollars has been issued to Nicholas Hill in the New York line.

If further appears that a Nicholas HIll is not now on the pension list of any agency, and has not been so since the 3d March 1826

Peter Hayner(?)



For the purpose of obtaining the benefit of "An act for the relief of certain Surviving officers and soldiers of the army of the Revolution" approved on the 15th day of May 1828, I Nicholas Hill of Florida in the County of Montgomery in the State of New York do hereby declare that I enlisted in the Continental service of the army of the Revolution for and during _______ service until its termination at which period I was a sergeant in Captain Benjamin Hicks' company in the first regiment of the New York line. And I also declare that if I have received a certificate for the reward of Eighty dollars to which I was entitled under a resolve of Congress passed the 15th of May 1778 the fact has escaped my recollection. And I further declare that I was not on the ___ the day of March 1828 on the pension list of the United States.

Nichs Hill



[Note: the family Bible pages were faded, had strike-outs, flaws on the film, etc.]


FAMILY RECORD
MARRIAGES MARRIAGES

Nichs Hill was married
to Anna Newkirk on the
?th day of May 1785

Nichs Hill married
Catherine Row
on the 12th day of March 1811
She was born Sept. 21st 1784

Nichs Hill married his
third wife Sarah Moss/Mosh(?)
on 23rd of February 1816
She was born March 19th 1792

My daughter Martha was
Married to Henry P.(?) Phillips
Dec. 28th 1809

My son Henry Hill was mar-
ried to Anna(?) Veder July 3rd
1810. Henry wife was born
Aug. 17th 1789

My daughter Petershe(?)
was married to Thomas
Stuart

My daughter Elloner was
married to Lernes(?) Bauder/Bauker/Baurer(?)
February 16th 1815

My son ___ Hill was
married to Miss Jane
Sterling on the September
the 14th(?) 1842


My daughter Nancy
was married to William
Snook on the 28th of March
1818 by the Rev. W.(?) Sage/Page(?)
her son Christopher was born
31st day of ___ 1819 baptised
the 3rd day of ___ 1819 Nichs Hill
Her daughter was born
Oct 27 1826 Baptised

I was
married to Sarah Hegeman
on the 24th of June 1836
Nichs Hill

My son ____ ____
was married to Sarah
Jane ____ttie on the ___
day of June 1833

My son Nichs was
married to ____
on the ____ 1833

My son ____

[Remaining marriage information illegible.]


FAMILY RECORD
BIRTHS BIRTHS

Nichs Hill was
Born in the Town of
Schenecteda Dec. 22/24th 1766

1stMy Wife Anna was
47 years old when she died

2nd My wife Catherine
was Born Sep. the 21st 1784.

3rd My wife Sarah was
Born March 19th 1792.

My daughter Martha Phillips
was Born May 6th 1786
her Daughter Anna
was born May 15th 1811
a Second daughter born
July 10th 1814 baptised Sally Addams ____

My daughter Petershe(?) Stuart(?)
was born July 3rd 1788.
her children was born
as follows

My Daughter Petershe(?)
Departed this life on the
29th of ____ 1829___


Henry Hill was born Aug.
3td 1798. his children was
born as follows
Nicholas was born Oct 20th
1912. Nelly Ann was
Born July 15th 1814

(in a different handwriting)
Adrian Hegeman Hill
died May 23rd 1852
age 11 years 1 month and 19 days.

My Daughter Elloner Bar___
was born March 19th 1794
her children as follows
Sally Ann, born 29th of
June 1816 Baptised 29th of
Sept. 1816 by me N. Hill

John L. Hill was born October 21/31st(?) 1840




State of New York
Montgomery County ss. Marquis Barnes(?) of Amsterdam in said County, being duly sworn, deposes that he was well acquainted with Nicholas Hill, late of Florida in said County. that said Nicholas was a Pensioner of the United States. that he died in said town of Florida in the 14th(?) day of JUne last, leaving a widow named Sarah, who is now living, and is well known to this deponent.

That she has continued to be a widow ever since the death of her said Husband. That they have, for many years past been known as Husband and Wife and were so recognized in Society & lived together as such.

Deponent further saith that the paper attached hereto ___ has been taken out of a Family Bible, lately belonging to said Nicholas Hill, and now in possession of the said Sarah. that Deponent is well acquainted with the handwriting of the said Nicholas Hill, and that the said Family Record is in the proper handwriting of the said Nicholas Hill.

Sworn to & subscribed the 22d day
of September 1856 before me } Marquis Barnes(?)
And I certify that the above Deponent
is well known to me and is a credible
witness. And that I have no interest
whatever in any claim of the said
Sarah Hill to a pension
Joseph French. Justice of the Peace



State of New York
City and County of Albany} ss. On the 18th day of September in the year one thousand and eight hundred and fifty six, before the Justices of the Justice Court of the City of Albany, this ___ being a Court of Record, personally appeared Sarah Hill, a resident of the Town of Florida in the County of Montgomery and State of New York, aged fifty five years, who first being duly affirmed according to law, doth, on her affirmation make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the provisions made by the Act of Congress, passed on the 3d of February, 1853, granting pensions to widows of persons who served during the Revolutionary War. That she is the widow of Nicholas Hill who was a Sergeant in the Army of the Revoltuion and was in his lifetime a Pensioner of the United States, under the Act of Contress passed the 15th of May 1828.

She further declares that she was married to the said Nicholas Hill on the twenty seventh day of January in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty four; that her said husband died in on the fourteenth day of June in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty six; that she was not married to him prior to the second of January eighteen hundred, but at the time above stated. She further declares that she is now a widow, and has remained unmarried since the death of the said Nicholas Hill.

She further declares that her name previous to her marriaged with the said Nicholas Hill was Sarah Hegeman; that they were married at the Town of Malta, in the County of Saratoga, State of New York, and the marriage ceremony was performed by the Rev. Henry Stead, a Methodist Minister, who is now deceased. [Next long sentence difficult to decipher] She ___ ___ and "oath" ___ & the ___ "affirmant" and "affirmation" ___ before being signed.

Sarah Hill

Affirmed and subscribed in
Open Court, on the day & year
first above written - Witness the seal of the said Court and
the signature of the Clerk thereof
H. P. Nugent, Clerk



State of New York     Justice Court of the City of Albany
City & County of Albany ____, James Mix of the city of Albany, being duly sworn, according to law, deposes that he was well acquainted with the within named Nicholas Hill, in his life time. And is well acquainted with his widow Sarah Hill, the above named Declarant.

That Deponent knew them as Husband & Wife for many years, that they co-habited together as such, and were so recognized in the neighborhood where they resided. That said Nicholas died, as Deponent is informed and believes, on the 14th day of June last past, at his residence in Florida, State of New York, leaving said Sarah his widow. Deponent further saith that she has ever since assumed(?) & remains a widow. That her name before her marriage was Sarah Hegeman & she then resided in Malta, Saratoga County, NY.

Sworn to & subscribed this 18th day} James Mix
of September 1856, in open}
Court, and it is hereby Certified that}
the said James Mix is well known to}
this Court, and is a credible witness}

Witness the seal of the said Justice Court &
the signature of the Clerk thereof
H.P. Nugent Clerk



FORM OF A DECLARATION

To be made by a person who has never before had a Land Warrant or made a declaration therefor.

State of New York } S.S.
County of Montgomery }

On this Eleventh day of July A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty five, personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace - within and for the County and State aforesaid, Nicholas Hill - aged Eighty nine - years, a resident of Florida, Montgomery County in the State of New York, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Nicholas Hill, who was a Drummer - in the Company, commanded by Captain Aaron Austin - in the First New York regiment of Infantry -, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Cornelius Van Dke in the War with Great Britainn, Known as the Revolutionary War - that he enlisted at Albany N.Y. on or about the fifteenth day of December - A.D. Seventeen hundred & seventy six for the term of during the War and continued in actual service in said War for the term of five years and was honorably discharged at Newburgh N.Y. on the eighth - day of June - A.D. Seventeen hundred and eighty three.

He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land, one hundred & sixty acres, to which he may be entitled, under the act approved March 3d, 1855. He also declares that he has not received a Warrant for Bounty Land under this, nor any other act of Congress, nor made any other application therefor.

(Signature of Claimant.) Nichs Hill

N.B.
The above named Nicholas Hill entered the Army as a drummer and was subsequently appointed to the office of sergeant of Infantry in which capacity he also served. He is now drawing a pension and has been, since August 3d 1829. You will doubtless see by the ___ ___ in the Department. D.D.



FORM OF A DECLARATION

To be made by the widow of a deceased person who has not had a land warrant.

State of New York } S.S.
County of Montgomery }

On this twenty fifth day of August A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty six, personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace within and for the County and State aforesaid, Mrs. Sarah Hill aged fifty five years, a resident of Florida, Montgomery County in the State of New York, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the widow of Nicholas Hill, deceased, who was a Drummer in the company, commanded by Captain Aaron Austin, in the First New York regiment of Infantry, commanded by Lieut. Col. Cornelius Van Dyke, in the War with Great Britain, Known as the Revolutionary War. that her said husband enlisted at Albany N.Y. on or about the fifteenth day of December A.D. 1777 for the term of _____ and was honorably discharged at Newburgh N.Y. on the 8th day of June A.D. 1783.

She further states that she was married to the said Nicholas Hill in Malta, Saratoga Co. N.Y. on the 27th day of January, A.D. 1834, by one Rev. Henry Stead, a Methodist Clergyman and that her name before her said marriage was Sarah Hegeman - that her said husband died at Florida, Montgomery Co. N.Y., on the 14th day of June, A.D. 1856; and that she is now a widow.

She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land, to which she may be entitled, under the act approved March 3d, 1855.

(Claimant's Signature) Sarah Hill


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