Old Stone Fort Museum & Schoharie County Historical Society

Old Stone Fort Museum & Schoharie County Historical Society Local History Museum at the site of a Revolutionary War battle.
The Schoharie County Historical Society operates a museum and research library at the Old Stone Fort Museum Complex in cooperation with Schoharie County. We provide educational programs, tours, publications, special events and historic preservation technical assistance and advocacy.
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A 1772 church fortified in 1777 and attacked in 1780 during the Revolutionary War. Now a museum for over 125 years. Thousands of artifacts in six historic buildings include a fire engine built before George Washington was born and Schoharie's first automobile! The museum is open daily May through October!

Mission: The Schoharie County Historical Society is a historical society dedicated to encouraging and promoting a knowledge of and appreciation for the history and cultures of Schoharie County and its inhabitants from the prehistoric period to the advancing present through advocacy, education, presentation, interpretation, and research.

Visit the Old Stone Fort Museum on Saturday, May 18 and see members of the 125th New York Volunteer Infantry conduct dri...
05/16/2019

Visit the Old Stone Fort Museum on Saturday, May 18 and see members of the 125th New York Volunteer Infantry conduct drills and practices the manual of arms!

https://www.125thny.com/

Come join us this Saturday, May 18 at 9am at the Old Stone Fort Museum & Schoharie County Historical Society as the 125th NY practices the manual of arms.

Manual of arms consists of the marching, shooting and various forms of drilling in formation that Civil War soldiers had to know and learn on both sides. Depending on the campaigns, drilling took place of downtime to help keep the soldiers active and hold off boredom.

Weather is suppose to be decent that day, so bring yourself, family and friends to witness soldiers drill out in the field and visit the museum on site as well. If you're interested in joining please don't hesitate with stopping by and checking us out. We're always looking for new members!

Photo below is from the book, "Corporal Si Klegg and his Pard" by Wilbur Hinman

Learn more about the Old Stone Fort and eight other unique area museums in this blog post by Discover Albany !!!
05/09/2019
9 Unique Museums To Discover in Albany County

Learn more about the Old Stone Fort and eight other unique area museums in this blog post by Discover Albany !!!

A blog post with a list of unique museums to discover on a trip to Albany County.

So cool to see how many of you have been to or have a connection with the Old Stone Fort! Thank you A Taste of Upstate N...
05/08/2019

So cool to see how many of you have been to or have a connection with the Old Stone Fort! Thank you A Taste of Upstate New York for sharing this!

Spring at the Landis Arboretum in beautiful Schoharie County!
05/07/2019

Spring at the Landis Arboretum in beautiful Schoharie County!

Another moist day in the woodlands!
(Trillium, Ferns & Skunk cabbage)

Firing the cannon at #theoldstonefort #oldstonefort #schohariecounty #livinghistory #revolutionarywar #cannon
05/07/2019

Firing the cannon at #theoldstonefort #oldstonefort #schohariecounty #livinghistory #revolutionarywar #cannon

05/07/2019

And the ribbon is cut on our 130th Anniversary season!

#theoldstonefort #museum #revolutionarywar #schoharievalley
05/07/2019

#theoldstonefort #museum #revolutionarywar #schoharievalley

To the members of the Valley History Alliance/Burning of the Valleys Military Association - you are the very
05/06/2019

To the members of the Valley History Alliance/Burning of the Valleys Military Association - you are the very

Thank you to Assemblyman Chris Tague for being there to help us celebrate our 130th Anniversary on Saturday!
05/06/2019

Thank you to Assemblyman Chris Tague for being there to help us celebrate our 130th Anniversary on Saturday!

Saturday, I was honored to join Congressman Delgado, County Sheriff Stevens, County Clerk Jaycox, Richmondville Mayor Neary, County Board Chair VanWormer, County administrator Wilson, Schoharie County Chamber President Georgia VanDyke along with members of the community and the Schoharie County historical society as we honored and celebrated the Old Stone Fort Museum & Schoharie County Historical Society on it's 130 year anniversary Thank you for preserving and protecting our history. I was truly honored to be a part of your ceremony and give you folks a citation on behalf of the NYS Assembly.

05/05/2019
Congressman Antonio Delgado

Congressman Antonio Delgado

Amazing time shooting a Carronade Cannon sitting on a galloping carriage. This is the kind of cannon that would have been used in Schoharie during the Revolutionary War. #NY19

We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Congressman Antonio Delgado for coming out to help us celebrate our 130th An...
05/05/2019

We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Congressman Antonio Delgado for coming out to help us celebrate our 130th Anniversary earlier today!

Great to join Schoharie County's Historical Society's birthday party today kicking off the 130th season of the Old Stone Fort Museum & Schoharie County Historical Society. Thanks for the important work you do to preserve and celebrate Upstate New York's rich history and monuments.

Thank you to everyone who came to help us celebrate the 130th Anniversary of the Old Stone Fort Museum and Schoharie Cou...
05/04/2019

Thank you to everyone who came to help us celebrate the 130th Anniversary of the Old Stone Fort Museum and Schoharie County Historical Society today! Huzzah!

Today is the day! Make your way to the Old Stone Fort Museum for 18th and 19th century living history until 5 p.m. And d...
05/04/2019

Today is the day! Make your way to the Old Stone Fort Museum for 18th and 19th century living history until 5 p.m. And don't miss our 130th Anniversary ribbon cutting ceremony and birthday cake at 1 p.m.! Admission is by donation, so bring the whole family!

Experience life in Colonial and 19th century America tomorrow, Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the Old Sto...
05/03/2019

Experience life in Colonial and 19th century America tomorrow, Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the Old Stone Fort's 130th Anniversary and Opening Weekend Celebration! Hands-on experiences and engaging demonstrations include candle dipping, chocolate making, butter churning, spinning and weaving, open fire cooking, men's fashion, medicine and more! You can even stop by the one-room schoolhouse for a lesson with our schoolmaster! Learn more about this by donation event at https://theoldstonefort.org/2019/04/130th-anniversary-opening-weekend-celebration/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/2207757082886526/?active_tab=about

Be sure to join us at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, May 4, to officially kick off our 130th Anniversary year with a special...
05/03/2019

Be sure to join us at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, May 4, to officially kick off our 130th Anniversary year with a special ribbon cutting ceremony! Special guests include United States Congressman Antonio Delgado, New York State Assemblyman Chris Tague, Schoharie County Board of Supervisors Chairman Earl VanWormer and YOU! Did we mention there will be Birthday Cake?!?! Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/2207757082886526/

Are you looking for a great event to take your family to???Saturday, May 4 the Old Stone Fort in Schoharie is that place...
04/29/2019

Are you looking for a great event to take your family to???
Saturday, May 4 the Old Stone Fort in Schoharie is that place! Not only can you experience colonial life by dipping your own candle and churning some butter, you can also help the society celebrate 130 years in Schoharie! Visit 2 floors of the museum and attend programs on 18th century medicine or men's 18th century clothing. You will be able to taste the hot chocolate our founding families enjoyed and see open fire cooking. Drill with the recreated militia troops and attend class in the one-room schoolhouse! May 4 is the kick off of the Hartman's dorf house restoration fundraiser to build a fireplace and get the historic dwelling open to the public. Admission to this day-long event is by donation and the celebration ceremony at 1 p.m. will end with cake!

Have you ever wondered how chocolate was made during the 18th century or wanted to try your hand at traditional candle m...
04/26/2019

Have you ever wondered how chocolate was made during the 18th century or wanted to try your hand at traditional candle making? Those are just two of many captivating demonstrations and hands-on activities taking place during the Old Stone Fort's 130th Anniversary and Opening Weekend Celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 4! Learn more at: https://theoldstonefort.org/2019/03/130th-anniversary-opening-weekend-celebration/

Springtime at the Old Stone Fort! #theoldstonefortmuseum #history #revolutionarywar #schoharie #ny
04/26/2019

Springtime at the Old Stone Fort! #theoldstonefortmuseum #history #revolutionarywar #schoharie #ny

An unthinkable loss. Our thoughts are with those in Paris and around the world touched by this tragedy.
04/15/2019
Part of Notre-Dame Cathedral Spire Collapses in Fire

An unthinkable loss. Our thoughts are with those in Paris and around the world touched by this tragedy.

Video filmed by onlookers showed flames and smoke billowing from the Paris building. The cathedral was evacuated, and the fire’s cause was not known.

There's still time to discover and shop the Artisan's Craft Fair at the Old Stone Fort Museum! We'll be here until 4 p.m...
04/13/2019

There's still time to discover and shop the Artisan's Craft Fair at the Old Stone Fort Museum! We'll be here until 4 p.m. today!

A fundraising effort is now underway to build a fireplace in the historic Harman's dorf house at the Old Stone Fort Muse...
04/03/2019
Click here to support Build a fireplace in the Hartman's dorf house! organized by Chris Osinski

A fundraising effort is now underway to build a fireplace in the historic Harman's dorf house at the Old Stone Fort Museum!

I'm raising money to benefit the 18th century Hartman's dorf house at the Schoharie County Historical Society, and any donation will help make an impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to us. This Palatine German style house was moved to our museum site o...

April 1 is no joke to those heading to the water for the opening day of trout season! Fish on Schoharie County!
04/01/2019

April 1 is no joke to those heading to the water for the opening day of trout season! Fish on Schoharie County!

The Haunted History Trail of New York State featured the Old Stone Fort Museum on their page today! Have you ev...
03/27/2019
Old Stone Fort Museum

The Haunted History Trail of New York State featured the Old Stone Fort Museum on their page today! Have you ever experienced paranormal activity in and around the 247 year old fort?!

The Old Stone Fort was built as a church in 1772, fortified during the American Revolution in 1777 and attacked by British forces in 1780. Surrounded by a cemetery and filled with thousands of historical artifacts, it is no surprise that numerous paranormal encounters and experiences have been repor...

A French Geographer in Search of Lafayette in the United States
03/23/2019
A French Geographer in Search of Lafayette in the United States

A French Geographer in Search of Lafayette in the United States

A young French history and geography buff is undertaking a project to map and signpost the 5,000 miles of the Marquis de Lafayette’s 1824-1825 tour across America. His work has already received the…

Discover something new or revisit an old favorite this spring as the Schoharie County Historical Society Book Club reads...
03/20/2019

Discover something new or revisit an old favorite this spring as the Schoharie County Historical Society Book Club reads "The Classics"! The book club will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, April 17 at 1:30 p.m. in the Badgley Museum Annex. More information and a list of suggested books for discussion can be found at https://theoldstonefort.org/event/book-club-meeting-7/?instance_id=2545

Be sure to join us this Saturday, March 23 at 1 p.m. for a Native American Folktale program led by Interpretive Iroquois...
03/20/2019

Be sure to join us this Saturday, March 23 at 1 p.m. for a Native American Folktale program led by Interpretive Iroquois Historian Glenn Bentz! In addition to his captivating storytelling, Mr. Bentz will display and present a wide variety of original artifacts and authentic reproductions, offering the audience a visual and occasional hands on experience! We are so excited to welcome Mr. bentz back for this engaging and family friendly program! Learn more at https://theoldstonefort.org/2019/03/winter-lecture-native-american-folklore/

Happy Spring!
03/20/2019

Happy Spring!

Bacon Fun
03/18/2019

Bacon Fun

Bacon and a weapon!

Be sure to join us this Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m. for the next installment in our Genealogy Workshop Series! The work...
03/11/2019

Be sure to join us this Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m. for the next installment in our Genealogy Workshop Series! The workshop will lead participants through the process of utilizing lesser-known sources to complete and enhance their genealogy and family history research. Records regarding the appointments of U.S. Postmasters, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death Files, Passports, Passenger Lists and more will be discussed, along with methods for accessing and recording important information. Pre-registration for the workshop is strongly encouraged and can be made by contacting Old Stone Fort Educational Outreach Director Melinda McTaggart at (518) 295-7192 or by email at [email protected]. Learn more about the workshop series at https://theoldstonefort.org/2019/02/3952/

NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets
03/06/2019

NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

Have you spotted the #spottedlanternfly? SLF is an invasive pest from Asia that that poses a significant threat to New York's agricultural and forest health.

SLF nymphs, like those in photos B and C, can be seen as early as April. Be on the lookout for them as you head outdoors this spring! If you believe you’ve seen SLF or its egg masses (photo A), send photos to [email protected].

Photo via Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Did you know the last survivor receiving a veteran's pension for service in the American Revolution is believed to be fr...
02/25/2019

Did you know the last survivor receiving a veteran's pension for service in the American Revolution is believed to be from Schoharie County? His name was Daniel Frederick Bakeman and, according to his pension application, he served in the Tryon County Militia from 1777 to 1781! Learn more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_F._Bakeman

Thank you, so much, to Vic DiSanto for presenting a wonderful program on the History of Dog Sledding at the Old Stone Fo...
02/20/2019

Thank you, so much, to Vic DiSanto for presenting a wonderful program on the History of Dog Sledding at the Old Stone Fort last Saturday. Another big THANK YOU goes to all those who came out to enjoy the program while supporting the Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley, including members of the Animal Aggies Schoharie County 4-H Club! Together, we were able to raise more than $225 and collect a table overflowing with donated items from the animal shelter's wish list!

Thank you to Schoharie County Photos for more of these amazing images captured in beautiful and wild Schoharie County! S...
02/18/2019

Thank you to Schoharie County Photos for more of these amazing images captured in beautiful and wild Schoharie County! Spectacular!

A few from the past two days

02/15/2019
New York State Museum

New York State Museum

What does it mean to paint history? How can one look back in time to find clues about how a person or a place looked hundreds or even thousands of years ago?

Artist Len Tantillo describes the creative and investigative process he works through in order to best recreate history on canvas.

See more videos from our Fort Orange Educational Guide: https://bit.ly/2Ea0Wgq

Check out this Altamont Enterprise and Albany County Post podcast with Vic DiSanto in advance of his lecture this Saturd...
02/14/2019
Vic DiSanto and the joys of raising sled dogs — Feb. 14, 2019

Check out this Altamont Enterprise and Albany County Post podcast with Vic DiSanto in advance of his lecture this Saturday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. at the Old Stone Fort Museum!

Vic DiSanto lay in a hospital bed with a painful back injury when he received a visit from a therapy dog, which lifted his spirits. He decided to adopt a dog from the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society. Whe

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
02/12/2019

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Abraham Lincoln was born on this day in 1809. Here we see Lincoln at 51 years old, yet he appears much younger, innocent as yet of the great toll the presidency would take on him. This photograph shows the face of the prairie lawyer from the backwoods of Kentucky, the man who would declare, in support of the Union, "A house divided against itself cannot stand"; the man who only two years after this photograph was made would deliver the Emancipation Proclamation, and who, in his second inaugural address in 1865, spoke of reconstructing a vital, new country from the ashes of the South, "With malice toward none; with charity for all."

Artwork: William Marsh | Abraham Lincoln | May 20, 1860 met.org/WV71yR

Look familiar?😆
02/10/2019

Look familiar?😆

A little chuckle for you 😆
02/04/2019

A little chuckle for you 😆

Sons of the American Revolution - Binghamton Chapter
02/02/2019

Sons of the American Revolution - Binghamton Chapter

This week in New York’s American Revolution History...

February 2, 1763 – Joseph Landers, future Continental Army soldier, pioneer of Afton, NY and later resident of Lisle, NY born in Stockbridge, MA

Joseph Landers, future Revolutionary War veteran, pioneer settler of what would become Afton, Chenango County, NY and later resident of Lisle, Broome County, NY, is born to Mary (Lake) and Thomas Landers of Stockbridge, Berkshire County, MA.

The Landers family would later move to the nearby town of Lenox. During the American Revolutionary War, Joseph would serve about 15 months in the Massachusetts Line of the Continental Army between 1779-1780, beginning his service at a youthful 13 years of age. In 1785, he would marry Deborah Ryder. The following year, Joseph and three of his brothers would relocate to the former Haudenosaunee village of Cunahunta (once Jericho, then Bainbridge, now Afton) on the Susquehanna River, about 13 miles NE of another former Haudenosaunee village, Onaquaga (now Windsor).

The book “History of Chenango and Madison Counties, New York: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers” Volume 1 (1880) by James H. Smith has these details, which focus on brother Ebenezer:

“Ebenezer, John, Isaiah and Joseph Landers, brothers, the former of whom had served two or three years in the army during the war of the Revolution, came in from Lenox, Mass., in March, 1787.

“They started when the ground was covered with snow, with ox sleds, with which they arrived at Unadilla. There they built canoes to carry their families and goods down the river when the ice gave way; but becoming impatient of waiting; they proceeded on foot, on the crust of the snow, Ebenezer carrying a feather bed on his back, and his wife, her youngest child, Stephen, in her arms.

“They reached their destination the last of March. Ebenezer afterwards brought in the goods by the river, making several trips for that purpose. Ebenezer and Joseph had been in the previous year and made some preparations for their settlement. They had made a small clearing, built a log cabin, and planted some corn on Stowel's Island.”

Joseph and Deborah started their family soon after their arrival: Relief (1786), Desire (1788), Lucy (1790), John (1792), Alvah (1795), Abigail (1797), Electa (1800), Aurelia (1806), Almira (1809), Mary Landers (1811). Neither Electa nor Mary would live to see their second birthday, but the other children all reached adulthood.

In October of 1832, Joseph, like many other war veterans in the region, would file his application hoping to be awarded a stipend as a result of the pension act passed by Congress in June of that year. Entitled “An Act supplementary to the "Act for the relief of certain surviving officers and soldiers of the revolution"”, this one granted to all who had completed a total of two years of service in the War, whether in Continental or State troops, volunteers or militia, or in the navy, full pay for life according to rank (not to exceed a captain's pay). It also paid those who served not less than six months the same proportional amount granted to those who had served two years. Joseph’s application form, reads as follows:

“Declaration

“In order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832.

“State of New-York,
“County, SS

“On this 9th day of October 1832 personally appeared in open Court, before the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas, now sitting, Joseph Landers a resident of Bainbridge in the County of Chenango and State of New York, aged – 69 – years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress, passed June 7, 1832.

“That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers, and served as herein stated.

"I enlisted on the first day of July, 1779, in the town of Lenox (where I resided) in the County of Berkshire & State of Massachusetts in Captain Miller’s Company Called the Eighth Company in the 12th Massachusetts Regiment, (Samuel) Brewer was Colonel – one Bealow was orderly sergeant. I do not recollect the names of any other of the officers. I inlisted for nine months. I was ordered to Springfield Hampshire County Massachusetts the place of Rendezvous, where I was ###x into service. From Springfield I together with about 310 recruits was marched to West Point on the Hudson River. We went thru Litchfield Conn Kent & Dover direct to West point – I continued at the point performing fatigue duty principally until about the 25th day of November. The fatigue duty was working on the fortifications I took my turn standing guard. I was frequently on guard where the big chain was stretched across the River. While I was at the point General Patterson with his Brigade was there. Genl McDougal I think was there a part of the time. About the lst of November went with my Regiment down the Hudson River in boats to Peekskill. We staid there one night. The next day we marched to New Burgh, where I staid till the 10th day of April as a guard in the public stores, when & where I was honorably discharged, having been in the service nine months & ten days. My discharge was signed by Lieut Miller he then acting as Captain. I have lost this discharge. I can prove this period of service by Ebenezer Landers of Bainbridge County of Chenango & state of New York.

"On the first day of July 1780 I again enlisted as a private at Lenox aforesaid in Captain Orrin (Orringh) Stoddard’s Company of infantry in the Massachusetts state troops for Six months. Stoddard lived in Stockbridge Berkshire County aforesaid. Hollister of Lenox was Lieutenant – Williams was orderly Sergeant Joseph Vose was Colonel of the Regiment It was called the 1st Company in the 1st Massachusetts Regiment. From Lenox we were marched to West Point, through Stockbridge Barrington, Sheffield Salisbury Sharon Corners & thence to Fishkill and thence to West point. I staid there a few days. Then I was marched with the whole Brigade (I do not recollect the General’s name) over the River to Robinson’s farms nearly opposite the point. Here we Encamped about two weeks From thence I was marched with the Brigade to Peekskill, where we staid about two weeks. From thence we went to Kings ferry at Stoney Point and Crossed over the Hudson in to Jersey, where we encamped at Orange town about four weeks. From thence we marched to a place called Totoway in Jersey where we staid a short time. From thence we marched to Crane town Jersey near the English neighborhood, where we staid a short time. From thence we marched to Elizabeth town point with a view of crossing over to Statten Island. Here we were then appointed in procuring boats ### not go on to the Island. General La Fayette took command of us at Totoway, and was with us at Elizabeth town Point – From thence we came back to our Camp at Cranes town where we staid a few days. Then we went again to Totowa where we staid a few days From thence we went to West Point where we arrived on the first day of December. ### arrived thence at Fort Webb doing garrison duty, ###x I was honorably discharged on the first day of January 1781. The original discharge signed by Col Vose is hereunto annexed. I was in the service this term six months.

"In October 1782 I was a private in Captan Stephen Newel’s Company at Lenox aforesaid. An alarm came that the enemy was coming down from Canada. I volunteered with a part of the Company I marched from Lenox to Bemus Heights near Saratoga, New York. We here ascertained that it was a false alarm & were sent home. I was out this time about one month.

"I was born on the second day of February 1763 at Stockbridge Berkshire County Massachusetts. I continued to live in Lenox until February 1786 From which place I then removed to Bainbridge Chenango County New York where I have ever since resided and still Reside. I have a record of my age in the family Bible now in my possession

"I have stated how I entered the service as also the manner of my discharge

"I am well acquainted with John C. Clark & Levi Bigelow Esquire of Bainbridge aforesaid and they are well acquainted with me. They can testify as to my character for veracity, and as to the belief of my age & service as a solider in the army of the Revolution

“He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present, and declares that his name is not on the Pension Roll of Agency of any State.

“Sworn to and subscribed, the day and year aforesaid.

“Joseph Landers

“P. B. Prindle Dep Clerk

“We, John C Clark, residing in Bainbridge aforesaid and Levi Bigelow residing in the same town hereby certify, that we are well acquainted with Joseph Landers who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration; that we believe him to be sixty nine years of age; that he is reputed and believe, in the neighborhood where he resides, to have been a solder of the Revolution, and that we concur in that opinion. & he is a man of veracity

“Sworn and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.

“John C Clark
“Levi Bigelow

“P B Prindle Dep Clerk

“And the said Court do hereby declare their opinion, after the investigation of ht ematter, and after putting the interrogatories prescribed by the War Department, that the above named applicant wsa a Revolutionary Soldier, and served as he states. And the Court further certifies, that it appears to them that John C. Clark who has signed the preceding certificate, resident in the town aforesaid and that Levi Bigelow who has also signed the same is a resident in the same town and is a credible person, and that their statement is entitled to credit.

“I Jarvis K Pike Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, of Chenango County State of New York do hereby certify that the foregoing contains the original proceedings of the said Court, in the matter of the application of Joseph Landers for a pension.

“In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal of office, this 9th day of October 1832.

“P.B Prindle Dep Clerk”

Landers would later appear before a judge to provide this additional information for his application:

"State of New-York
Chenango County Ss

"Personally appeared before me the undersigned a judge of Chenango Common Pleas Joseph Landers who being duly sworn deposes and says that by reason of old age and the consequent loss of memory, he can not swear particularly as to the precise length of his service, but according to the best of his recollection he served not less than the periods mentioned below and in the following gr### for the period of sixteen months and ten days I served as a private and for said service I claim a pension. And I further depose that there is no clergyman residing in my vicinity with whom I am acquainted whose affidavit I could procure in pursuance of the regulations of the war Department. And I further depose that I know of no living witness of my service in the revolution.

"Joseph Landers

"Subscribed and sworn the 18 day of May 1833 before

"Levi Bigelow"

The War Department would soon thereafter credit Joseph with 16 months and 10 days of service as an Private, granting him a pension of $54.54 per annum on August 13, 1833, retroactive to March 4, 1831, per Certificate of Pension 10278.

Some time after 1840, Joseph and Deborah would relocate about 30 miles northwest of their Bainbridge home to Lisle, Broome County, NY, where many other Revolutionary War veterans had settled in the preceding decades, including General John Paterson and Captain Orringh Stoddard. Deborah would die in 1843 and Joseph two years later.

Joseph Landers’ pension application and follow-up submission are available online beginning at this link:

https://www.fold3.com/image/1/24730660

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