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Individual Records of Service V

[This information is from A History of Schenectady During the Revolution by Willis T. Hanson, Jr. (Brattleboro, VT: E. L. Hildreth & Co., 1916). It is in the Schenectady Collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at Schdy R 974.744 H25, and copies are also available for borrowing.]

Van Antwerp, Arent J.
On June 20, 1778, he was appointed ensign in Captain Abraham Van Eps's company, 2d Albany County Militia, but declined to serve.
Van Antwerp, Gerrit
Born October 15, 1753; died May 10, 1809. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia as serving under Captain Jellis J. Fonda.
Van Antwerp, John
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia. On February 8, 1776, as a guard he accompanied a prisoner to the Albany jail.
Van Antwerp, Peter
Baptized December 15, 1745. He lived at Princetown. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Van Antwerp, Peter A.
Born December 4, 1755. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Van Antwerp, Simon J.
Born at Schaghticoke, Albany County, February 2, 1751; died September 11, 1834. He was living in Schenectady when in September, 1775, he enlisted as orderly sergeant under Captain Tacarus Van der Bogart in a company of artificers. He served three months at Ticonderoga. From March 6 to November 20, 1776, he served in Captain Ahasueras Marselis's company of artificers, with the same rank as before, employed in erecting barracks, storehouses and works of defense at Fort Ann and Lake George. He served thereafter until the end of the war, for the most part as orderly sergeant in the company of Captain Thomas Brower Banker, 2d Albany County Militia. In 1777 he served throughout the campaign against Burgoyne. He was at Lake George at the time of the surrender of Ticonderoga. He retreated to Fort Edward, then to Stillwater, where his company was stationed on September 14, when Burgoyne crossed the river. He took part in the battle of September 19, and in the battle of Bemis Heights. In 1778 he was stationed at the Schoharie Forts and at Sacandaga erecting blockhouses. In 1780 he marched with the troops under Colonel Willett in pursuit of Sir John Johnson and took part in the expedition to Ballston. A pension was allowed him but it was later suspended.
Van Bentheuysen, Martin
On September 5, 1776, he enlisted in Captain John A. Bradt's company of State Rangers, On March 13, 1777, he enlisted for the war and was assigned to the 8th Company, 1st New York Line. He was discharged on November 13, 1778. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights.
Van Benthuysen, Peter
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Van Der Bogart, Joseph
Born November 21, 1756. He was enrolled under Captain Jellis J. Fonda, 2d Albany County Militia. In 1777 he served in the campaign against Burgoyne. From December 24, 1779, to December 24, 1780, he served as a sergeant under Captain Joseph Peek in the Quartermaster's Department. In October, 1781, he went with a detachment of militia to Fort Herkimer, where they joined the troops under Colonel Willett and marched to Jerseyfield. His widow received a pension.
Van Der Bogart, Nicholas
On December 5, 1776, he enlisted for the war and was assigned to the 8th Company, 1st New York Line. On May 1, 1779, he was promoted to the rank of corporal. He served seven years and three months and received six hundred acres of land as a bounty,
Van Der Bogart, Tacarus
Baptized March 23, 1717; died in 1799. He lived on the north side of Front Street opposite Church Street. In September, 1775, he commanded a company of artificers at Ticonderoga. On March 1, 1776, he signed an agreement with Philip Schuyler for service at Lake George and Ticonderoga.
Van Derheyden, Daniel
Born February 22, 1760. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Van Derheyden, David
Baptized in Albany, February 26, 1758; died July 9, 1840. Buried in Vale Cemetery. A cooper by trade. He moved with his family to Schenectady about 1780. His village lot was on the north corner of Union and College Streets. In the spring of 1776, while living in Albany, he enlisted for six months under Captain Henry Marselis, 1st New York Line. He served at Skenesborough, Fort George and Fort Ann. In March, 1777, he enlisted and served for nine months in Captain Teunis Fisher's company of state troops under Lieutenant-Colonel Christopher C. Yates. He was on duty at Fort Ticonderoga on its evacuation and served during General Schuyler's retreat and until the surrender of General Burgoyne. In 1778 he served for nine months in the state troops under Captain William Peters, employed in the transportation of military stores and in regular duty on the Mohawk River from Schenectady to Fort Stanwix. In 1779 he served four months in a company of artificers at Saratoga and later marched with the troops of General Clinton's division against the Indians. He helped build the dam across the outlet of Otsego Lake necessary to transfer the boats to the Susquehanna River. He remained at Tioga Point and there helped to take care of the sick soldiers who were left behind as the army proceeded into the Indian country. On his removal to Schenectady he was enrolled under Captain Thomas Brower Banker, 2d Albany County Militia, and with his company marched to Ballston in pursuit of the enemy after the raid. In 1781 he enlisted and served four months in the Levies under Colonel Willett. A pensioner under the Act of June 7, 1832.
Van Der Volgen, Cornelius
Born July 25, 1731; died January 18, 1786. Buried in Vale Cemetery. On May 7, 1776, he was elected a member of the third Committee of Safety. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Van Der Volgen, Nicholas
Born in August, 1722; died May 21, 1797. Buried in Vale Cemetery. A merchant living on State Street. On July 2, 1779, he was appointed one of a committee of four to sell salt to the people of the district.
Van Der Volgen, Peter
Born June 10, 1733. He lived in Princetown. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Van Der Werken, Martin
On December 5, 1776, he enlisted in Captain John A. Bradt's company of State Rangers. On March 20, 1777, he enlisted for three years in the 8th Company, 3d New York Line. He was discharged on March 20, 1780.
Van Driesen, Henry
A member of the third and fourth Committees of Safety.
Van Driesen, John
Baptized March 11, 1744. On February 10, 1776, he was appointed by the Committee of Safety adjutant of the 2d Albany County Militia, and on March 5 Henry Glen was instructed to apply to Congress for his commission. He was reappointed on June 20, 1778. In the fall of 1780 he was serving at Fort Hunter.
Van Driesen, Peter
Born in Schenectady, May 4, 1763. He was residing at Palatine when he entered the service. In April, 1777, he volunteered for one year under Captain Christian House, 2d Tryon County Militia. He served seven months and then, because of his father's illness, procured a substitute who served three months in his stead, after which time he returned and completed his term of service. At the expiration of his term he re-enlisted and served to the end of the war, with the exception of three months when Dennis Holembolt acted as a substitute for him. A pensioner.
Van Dyck, Cornelius
Born October 8, 1740; died June 9, 1792. Buried in Vale Cemetery. On May 27, 1775, he was appointed captain of militia by the Committee of Safety. On May 29 he was given orders for recruiting a company for the defense of Fort Ticonderoga, and on June 29 was commissioned captain by the Provincial Congress and assigned to the 2d New York Line. He served with distinction under General Montgomery and during the remainder of the Canadian campaign as a military aide-de-camp. On May 7, 1776, he was elected a member of the third Committee of Safety. On November 21 he was commissioned a lieutenant-colonel and assigned to the 1st New York Line. During this year he was at one time acting as commandant at Fort George. On August 21, 1777, he was a member of a council of war held at German Flats under the presidency of Major Arnold. He was at the battle of Monmouth (June 28, 1778), and on December 23 was in command of Fort Schuyler. He was in command of Fort Schuyler on October 25 of the following year and on April 17, 1780. He served to the end of the war, and on September 30, 1783, was appointed colonel of the 1st New York Line.
Van Dyck, Cornelius H.
Baptized February 27, 1763; died August 31, 1832. In 1777 he was enrolled under Captain Abraham Oothout, 2d Albany County Militia. During the fall and winter he performed three months' service at Saratoga, and is believed to have served throughout the campaign against Burgoyne. During the year 1778 he was twice on duty at Schoharie, and in the fall served one mouth at Stone Arabia. He performed considerable service from 1779 to 1781 under various officers. A pensioner under the Act of June 7, 1832.
Van Dyck, Cornelius N.
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Van Dyck, Henry
Baptized August 29, 1731. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia and the 2d Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights.
Van Dyck, Henry H.
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Van Dyck, Henry I.
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Van Epps, Abraham
Born October 15, 1738. He had a farm at the Aalplaats. On February 10, 1776, he was elected ensign of one of the newly organized Schenectady militia companies. During the summer of 1777 he served in the campaign against Burgoyne as captain of militia. He probably also served previous to this time as a captain, although the first recorded commission is that granted by the Council of Appointment June 20, 1778. He was in command of various details for the apprehension of Tories and for guard duty, his "beat" being the Aalplaats, a particularly exposed district. In the fall of 1780 he marched to Caughnawaga when the Mohawk settlements were destroyed.
Van Eps, Alexander
Born in Schenectady, February 28, 1762. He lived in Charlton. In February, 1778, he went out on scout duty twice in search of Joseph Bettis. In March, 1779, he enlisted under Lieutenant-Colonel Christopher C. Yates and for nine months performed fatigue duty at Schuyler's Mills, building boats, erecting barracks, etc. He was honorably discharged in December. In 1780 he was drafted into Captain John Mynderse's company, 2d Albany County Militia, for service at Schoharie, and in 1781 twice drafted into Captain Abraham Van Eps's company, the first time for service at Stone Arabia and the second for service at Tribes Hill. A pensioner under the Act of June 7, 1832.
Van Eps, Gerrit
Born in Schenectady, January 30, 1764; died in Glenville, May 19, 1844. In 1780 he was drafted, assigned to the company under Captain Abraham Van Eps, 2d Albany County Militia, and detailed for garrison duty at Stone Arabia. In 1781 he was again drafted into the same company and served at Fort Plank for a period of about three months. On one occasion he served on a scouting expedition to Clifton Park and Ballston in pursuit of the famous Tory, Joseph Bettis. He was frequently out on emergency duty.
Van Eps, James
In March, 1777, he enlisted for nine months in Captain Abraham Van Eps's company, 2d Albany County Militia. He served at Stillwater. He "was also in Captain Daniel Toll's company and went from his residence, about five miles from Schenectady to Caughnawaga and served one month when Caughnawaga was burnt." His widow's application for pension was rejected.
Van Eps, John
Born in Glenville, December 27, 1764; died August 29, 1847. Buried in West Glenville. Family tradition says that he took part in the battle of Oriskany and was one of those who helped carry General Herkimer under the tree after he was wounded. In the fall of 1779 he entered service as a substitute for his father and was enrolled under Captain John Van Patten, 2d Albany County Militia. His first expedition was to Fort Paris soon after he enlisted. In August, 1780, he was on duty when Brant laid waste the country around Canajoharie, and in October of the same year he marched with the troops under General Van Rensselaer in pursuit of Sir John Johnson after the destruction of the Mohawk settlements. In October, 1781, he went with the troops under Colonel Willett in pursuit of Major Ross and Butler. He fought at the battle of Johnstown and went with the Indians who pursued Walter Butler to the West Canada Creek. He took part in numerous expeditions and performed garrison duties on various occasions at many of the forts throughout the Valley.
Van Eps, John Baptist
Baptized April 29, 1739; buried July 13, 1805. Buried in Vale Cemetery. He lived in Glenville. On January 14, 1776, the Committee of Safety was informed that last summer he had supplied Sir John Johnson with a quantity of powder. On May 13 he complained to the Board regarding the wrongful enlistment of an apprentice boy who was under him. On April 19, 1777, he was granted a tavern license by the Committee, and on July 9 he furnished a wagon for use in the service. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Van Eps, John J.
Born in Schenectady, October 24, 1751. In 1775, he was enrolled in Captain John Mynderse's company, 2d Albany County Militia, and served in it until 1777, when he was attached to the company under Captain Abraham Oothout. In 1775 he performed six months' service at Lake George in a company of artificers under Captain Jacob Vrooman, and in this company served eight months at Skenesborough in 1776 and eight months at Coeymans in 1778. In 1776 he took part in the expedition to Johnstown. In 1777 he was ordered to Fort Edward and served with the Northern Army until after the surrender of Burgoyne. He was one of the detachment that brought Burgoyne a prisoner to Albany. During the summer of 1778 he performed garrison and field duty at Fort Plank and Fort Plain when Brant laid waste the Canajoharie district. In 1779 he was on garrison duty at the Middle Fort, Schoharie, and in the fall of 1780 was under arms at the time of the Ballston raid. Ile performed various garrison duties especially at Schenectady.
Van Ess, Gerrit
On April 19, 1777, he was granted a tavern license by the Committee of Safety. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Van Etten, Benjamin
Born in 1757; died April 22, 1823. On March 17, 1776, he enlisted for nine months under Captain Gerrit S. Veeder, Colonel Cornelius D. Wynkoop's regiment. He served until February 15, 1777, when he was discharged. He was afterwards drafted and was present at the surrender of General Burgoyne. A pensioner under the Act of March 18, 1818.
Van Guysling, Cornelius
Baptized November 13, 1726. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Van Guysling, Elias
Died September 5, 1802. On April 1, 1777, he was elected overseer of highways. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights.
Van Guysling, Jacob
Born January 18, 1736; died November 19, 1803. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia and the 2d Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights.
Van Guysling, Peter
Born in 1744; died November 20, 1824. He lived on the north side of Front Street, his house being removed at the laying out of Governor's Lane, part of the lot on which it stood being used for the street. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia and the 2d Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights.
Van Ingen, Dirk
Born September 19, 1738; died February 27, 1814. Buried in Vale Cemetery. He lived on Church Street in the second house north of the Dutch Church. On November 7, 1775, he was elected a member of the second Committee of Safety, being appointed chairman on December 29. He was clerk of the Committee, taking office June 2, 1777, and served on several subsequent Committees. From May 9, 1777, to January 18, 1780 (when he was reduced as a supernumerary), he served in the general hospitals of the Northern Department, eight months as junior and the remainder of the time as senior surgeon. From May to June, 1778, he was at the Schoharie Forts, where he took charge of the wounded after the battle of Cobleskill. On June 24, 1779, he was again elected a member of the Committee of Safety and on July 2 was appointed clerk of the Board. During the fall of 1780 he was in charge of the hospital at Schenectady, where he dressed the wounds of Colonel Brown's soldiers who were brought down after the battle of Klock's Field.
Van Ingen, John
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Van Ingen, John Visscher
Born November 11, 1764; died August 30, 1839. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia. In the fall of 1782 he served on scout duty at Jessup's Patent with a detail of Oneida Indians to apprehend Tories and deserters from the American cause.
Van Ingen, Joseph
Baptized October 3, 1762. He was living in Schenectady when he entered service. From November, 1778, to May 1, 1779, he acted as surgeon's mate under his father, Dirk Van Ingen, at Schenectady, with the rank of first lieutenant; from June to November, 1779, he acted as clerk and surgeon's mate under Doctor Stephen McCrea, physician and surgeon-general of the Flying Hospital, Continental Army; from November, 1779, to May, 1780, he acted as clerk and surgeon's mate under his father; from May to June, 1780, as clerk in the Quartermaster's Department of General Clinton's brigade; from June to August 1, 1780, as clerk to the Commissary General; from August 1, 1780, to May 1, 1781, as conductor of ordnance and military stores under appointment from General Clinton, with rank and pay of first lieutenant; from May 1 to September 1, 1781, as first lieutenant in Captain Hale's company, Colonel Willett's Levies. He served in Sullivan's campaign against the Indians and was in the battle of Newtown. He often performed duty as a surgeon at the hospital in Schenectady, and while conductor of ordnance had charge of a United States gunsmith's or armorer's shop located on Ferry Street. Here several gunsmiths were employed for about a year in repairing arms. Van Ingen is remembered at this time as wearing "a kind of mixed coat and a cocked hat with a cockade thereon." He is spoken of as having been "actively and zealously engaged throughout the war." A pensioner.
Van Patten, Aaron N.
Baptized July 1, 1744. On October, 1775, he was recommended to the Provincial Congress by the Committee of Safety to fill the office of adjutant among the field officers to be assigned to the 2d Albany County Militia. On October 20 a commission was issued in his name, but on January 13, 1776, he refused to accept it. On January 15, 1777, he was a member of the Committee of Safety. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Van Patten, Adam
Born in Glenville, November 17, 1757. He lived there during the war and afterwards moved to Rotterdam. Early in 1776 he enrolled under Captain John Van Patten, 2d Albany County Militia, serving as a drummer. In the fall of the same year he performed garrison duty at Fort Edward and Fort Ann, and in the summer of 1777 he was at Fort Edward. He served two months during Schuyler's retreat, after which he was taken sick and permitted to return home. In 1778 he performed garrison duty at the Schoharie Forts, and later went on several tours in pursuit of Tories. A pensioner under the Act of June 7, 1832.
Van Patten, Andrew
Baptized March 5, 1754. On May 27, 1775, he was appointed first lieutenant in Captain Jellis J. Fonda's company, 2d Albany County Militia, and on October 20 he was commissioned by the Provincial Congress, being reappointed on June 20, 1778.
Van Patten, Dirk
Baptized January 3, 1724-5. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights.
Van Patten, Frederick
Born in Glenville, November 11, 1760. He lived there during and after the war. In November, 1776, he was enrolled as orderly sergeant under Captain John Van Patten, 2d Albany County Militia. In March, 1777, he enlisted for ten months in a company of batteaumen under Captain Myndert R. Wemple. He performed service cutting wood for the garrison at Schenectady and in transporting provisions and ammunition from Schenectady to Fort Stanwix. In June, 1778, after the destruction of Cobleskill, he assisted in burying the dead and in pursuit of the enemy. In 1780 he served two months on guard duty at Saratoga after the burning of Caughnawaga. In October, 1781, he marched to Johnstown, but was there taken sick and sent home. A pensioner under the Act of June 7, 1832.
Van Patten, Frederick D.
Baptized February 15, 1761; died September 3, 1832. Cornelius Z. Van Santvoord stated that while he was serving as an ensign in Captain Abraham Oothout's company, 2d Albany County Militia, Van Patten "told him that he was about sixteen and prayed to be enrolled in said company, which request [was] complied with by advice and consent of his superior officers. When warned he [Van Patten] was always at his post and conducted himself with zeal and fidelity." Van Santvoord further stated that he "was with him at Saratoga, Fort Edward, Fort Plain, Fort Plank, Ballston, Schoharie and Cobleskill, said Frederick ever evincing the utmost readiness to serve his country and to risk his life on perilous occasions for her benefit." His widow received a pension.
Van Patten, Frederick S.
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Van Patten, Henry
Baptized April 2, 1753. He served as a private and as a sergeant under Captain John Van Patten, 2d Albany County Militia.
Van Patten, John
Born September 29, 1739; died January 10, 1809. Buried in a private cemetery on the old Teunis Swart farm about one and a half miles west from the village of West Charlton. On May 27, 1775, he was elected captain of the 3d Company of Schenectady militia, and on October 20 a commission was issued in his name by the Provincial Congress. In January, 1776, he took part in the expedition to Johnstown. On January 14, he was ordered to place guards at William De Graff's, Teunis Swart's and Lewis Peek's "to prevent any unfriendly persons or letters from passing upwards." On March 1 he signed an agreement with Philip Schuyler for service at Lake George and Ticonderoga. On April 1, 1777, he was elected overseer of highways at Schenectady. He served throughout the campaign against General Burgoyne, was mentioned for bravery by General Gates at the battle of Saratoga and was assigned to carry the news of the British surrender to Albany. (Family tradition.) On June 20, 1778, he was appointed "captain of the company of theBeat wherein he resided" (the Westina). Captain Van Patten's company performed guard and patrol duty throughout his "beat" during the whole of the war, this being an especially exposed position. In November, 1778, he was in command of a detail on garrison duty at Switzerbergh near Caughnawaga. In the fall of 1779 he was at Fort Paris, and in October, 1780, in command of a detachment in pursuit of Sir John Johnson. Van Patten resigned from the service towards the close of the war.
Van Patten, Nicholas
On August 11, 1777, he was arrested by a detail of militia and Continental troops with sixteen Tories found in his house and barn with their arms and accoutrements. He was sent to the Albany jail. On August 13 the Albany Committee refused his release.
Van Patten, Nicholas A.
He served as a corporal and as a sergeant in the 2d Albany County Militia.
Van Patten, Nicholas H.
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Van Patten, Nicholas R.
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Van Patten, Nicholas S.
Baptized October 21, 1750; died in Glenville, July 15, 1829. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia as serving under Captain John Van Patten.
Van Patten, Peter
Baptized May 5, 1751. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights.
Van Patten, Philip
Born February 12, 1743; died September 15, 1812. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Van Patten, Simon F.
Baptized January 6, 1751. On October 20, 1775, he was commissioned second lieutenant in Captain John Van Patten's company, 2d Albany County Militia. His name does not appear on the roster of regimental officers June 20, 1778 (Archives, State of New York), although John De Graff states (Pension Office Records R 10947) that in November, 1778, he served under him at a place called Switzerburgh near Caughnawaga, at which time he was acting as a second lieutenant in Captain Van Patten's company. John Van Eps also states (Pension Office Records W 27862) that Van Patten occupied such a position in the fall of 1779.
Van Santvoord, Cornelius Z.
Born in Schenectady, May 29, 1757; died March 12, 1845. He lived in Schenectady all his life. In 1776 he was an ensign in Captain Abraham Oothout's company, 2d Albany County Militia. In June, 1776, he went to German Flats with General Schuyler when he went to effect the Indian treaty. The same year he marched to Fort Ann, Fort Edward and Skenesborough. He was with the Northern Army during Schuyler's retreat and at the battle of Bemis Heights. On June 20, 1778, he was commissioned ensign by Governor Clinton. He performed service at Sacandaga under General Clinton, twice at Fort Hunter, at Caughnawaga, Johnstown, Canajoharie, Fort Plain, Fort Plank, the Schoharie Forts, Cobleskill, Ballston and Stone Arabia. The details of these duties are not available but they were undoubtedly performed in connection with the raids made at the various points enumerated. A pensioner under the Act of June 7, 1832.
Van Santvoord, Zeger
Born October 12, 1733; died April 18, 1813. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights.
Van Schaick, Gerrit
On March 1, 1776, he signed an agreement with Philip Schuyler for service at Lake George and Ticonderoga. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia. In 1778 he was enrolled under Captain Jesse Van Slyck.
Van Sice, Abraham
Born November 27, 1763. In June, 1779, he enlisted under Captain Thomas Brower Banker, 2d Albany County Militia, for duty at Caughnawaga, and in August of the same year, he went to Fort Plank as a volunteer also under Captain Banker. He served at various times thereafter at Fort Plank, Beaverdam, Ballston, Schoharie, Stone Arabia, Canajoharie and on several scouting expeditions with the Oneidas, being assigned to the detachments at the special request of the Indians. In 1781 he was a member of Captain John Crousehorn's company of artillery.
Van Sice, Cornelius
Born March 29, 1737. On March 1, 1776, he signed an agreement with Philip Schuyler for service at Lake George and Ticonderoga. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia. In 1778 he was enrolled under Captain Jesse Van Slyck.
Van Sice, Gysbert
Baptized October 17, 1762. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia and the 2d Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights. From May 1, 1779, to January 1, 1780, he served in the 3d Company, 4th New York Line.
Van Sice, Isaac
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Van Sice, Jacobus
Born August 19, 1733. On March 1, 1776, he signed an agreement with Philip Schuyler for service at Lake George and Ticonderoga. On December 6, 1777, he was reported as having "suffered greatly" in a late fire. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Van Sice, John
Born January 16, 1726. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Van Sice, Joseph
Baptized June 29, 1755. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia. In 1778 he was enrolled under Captain Jesse Van Slyck.
Van Slyck, Adrian
Baptized June 23, 1751. He served as a corporal and sergeant under Captain Jellis J. Fonda, 2d Albany County Militia, and as a sergeant under Captain John Mynderse. In 1778 he was enrolled under Captain Jesse Van Slyck.
Van Slyck, Andrew
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Van Slyck, Anthony
Baptized April 29, 1733. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Van Slyck, Arent
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Van Slyck, Cornelius A.
Born June 3, 1744; died January 27, 1799. On July 28, 1778, he was appointed second lieutenant in a company of Exempts formed in Schenectady under Captain Jacob Schermerhorn.
Van Slyck, Cornelius P.
Baptized December 1, 1736. On May 27, 1775, he was elected first lieutenant in Captain John Van Patten's company, 2d Albany County Militia. On May 29 he was appointed ensign in a company in the Continental Service under Captain Cornelius Van Dyck, for duty at Ticonderoga. On June 23 he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and in this capacity served in the Canadian campaign, his company taking part in the siege of St. John's and forming part of the detachment that reduced Chamblee. On March 1, 1776, he signed an agreement with Philip Schuyler for service at Lake George and Ticonderoga, and on April 24, 1777, was in command of a detail of forty-five men for duty between Albany and Lake George. On May 7 he was elected a member of the third Committee of Safety.
Van Slyck, Harmanus
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia. On February 8, 1776, he was detailed as a guard over a prisoner under committment to the Albany jail.
Van Slyck, Harmanus A.
Baptized June 3, 1750. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights.
Van Slyck, Jesse
Born June 29, 1744; died in September, 1815. On February 10, 1776, he was appointed first lieutenant in Captain Ahasueras Marselis's company, 2d Albany County Militia. He probably was appointed captain soon after. In April, 1777, he was in command of a detail which marched to Saratoga, where they joined four hundred of the Vermont militia under Colonel Seth Warner and proceeded to Jessup's Patent, where "one Morrell," sent by the British, was actively engaged in enlisting troops and erecting fortifications. He commanded a company throughout the campaign against General Burgoyne, and in April, 1778, commanded part of his company which joined a detachment of one hundred and twenty-five whites and a few Indians under Major Abraham Swits for service in apprehending Tories at Beaverdam. In June he commanded a scout of fifteen whites and seven Indians to Cobleskill. On June 20 he was regularly commissioned captain, and in July was at Fort Plain on garrison duty. In March, 1780, he commanded a detail of thirty men to Stone Arabia, and in April went on scout duty to Glens Falls with fifteen whites and five Indians. From July to August he was stationed with a company of eighty men at the Middle Fort, Schoharie, and marched in command of a company against Joseph Brant after the destruction of Canajoharie. In October he was on garrison duty at Fort Plank. He did not go with the troops under General Van Rensselaer against Sir John Johnson but remained at Fort Plain. In July, 1781, he was with a detail of thirty men from Schenectady on garrison duty at Fort Hunter, and in October commanded a company in pursuit of Major Ross and Butler after the burning of Warrens Bush, on which occasion his detachment captured twenty-seven prisoners. In October and November, 1782, he was on garrison duty at Fort Herkimer.
Van Slyck, Martin
Baptized October 20, 1748. On March 1, 1776, he signed an agreement with Philip Schuyler for service at Lake George and Ticonderoga. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia and the 2d Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights. In 1778 he was enrolled under Captain Jesse Van Slyck.
Van Slyck, Peter
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Van Slyck, Samuel
Baptized March 17, 1738. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights.
Van Vleck, Benjamin
Born in Schenectady, January 10, 1756; living in 1837. A carpenter and wagoner by trade. On March 1, 1776, he enlisted as an artificer under Captain Jacob Vrooman and served at Fort George until December. On March 1, 1777, he again enlisted as an artificer under Jacob Van Deusen of Albany. He was stationed at Fort Miller, Fort Edward, Fort George and Ticonderoga, building boats in each of these places. He left Ticonderoga when the fortress was evacuated by General St. Clair and proceeded to within a few miles of Albany, returning later to Saratoga. He was present at the surrender of General Burgoyne. On March 1, 1778, he again enlisted as an artificer under Captain Jacob Vrooman, and served in building barracks and batteaux at Saratoga and in rebuilding General Schuyler's mills and house. His claim for pension was rejected.
Van Vorst, Abraham
Baptized April 3, 1743; died about 1833. He lived near Burnt Hills. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights.
Van Vorst, Ahasueras
Baptized August 24, 1735. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights.
Van Vorst, James
He first entered the service under Captain Van Sice, and from the spring of 1777 to the winter of 1780 he served as baggage master under appointment from Henry Glen, being stationed at Schenectady, where he assisted in the transportation of supplies. His widow's claim for pension was rejected.
Van Vorst, James J.
Born in 1763. In 1778 he was enrolled in Captain Jesse Van Slyck's company, 2d Albany County Militia. In the spring of 1779 he enlisted in Captain Silas Grey's company, 4th New York Line, and continued in this company until 1781, when he was detailed under Colonel Henry Glen for service in the Quartermaster's Department for duty as a hostler at the Continental stables in Schenectady. A pensioner under the Act of May 15, 1828.
Van Vorst, Jellis
Born October 14, 1747; died August 9, 1823. In 1775 he enlisted under Captain Cornelius Van Dyck and served eleven months. He was at Quebec. In August, 1777, he enlisted in Captain Giles Wolcott's company, Colonel Seth Warner's regiment, and served until October, 1780, when he was taken prisoner by the enemy at Fort George. He was taken to Canada and remained there until 1782, when he managed to escape and returned to find his regiment disbanded. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia. He received bounty lands from the State. A pensioner under the Act of March 18, 1818.
Van Vorst, John B.
On August 15, 1778, it was certified by several of the more prominent inhabitants that he had kept a ferry for some time past across the Mohawk River at his house about a mile below the town, that a ferry was necessary there and that said Van Vorst was the proper person to keep it.
Van Vorst, John Jacob
Born in Schenectady, January 19, 1741; died in Glenville, May 23, 1844. In the winter of 1775, with a detachment under Captain Jesse Van Slyck, he joined the troops destined to attack Quebec. He performed three weeks' service, probably with the force that went as far as Skenesborough and returned. In 1776, at Fort Edward, he was drafted from the ranks by the quartermaster general to serve as wagon master. He received no regular appointment as such until September, 1777, when a commission was issued in his name under which he served to the close of the war. In addition to his own personal services "at his own individual cost of 28 pounds in specie in March, 1778, [he] furnished a recruit named John Able to enlist and serve as private in the army during the War." Van Vorst served in the campaign against Burgoyne at Fort Edward, Snookkill and Bemis Heights. The greater part of his service was, however, performed as barrack master at Schenectady, where, under Henry Glen, he superintended the transportation of ammunition, baggage and provisions to the different posts. He "was frequently employed on important and confidential occasions as an Express rider," and is spoken of as having been "a faithful and highly useful friend to his Country."
Van Vorst, Peter
Baptized February 14, 1739. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Van Vorst, Philip D.
Baptized December 22, 1745; died April 3, 1830. On June 20, 1778, he was commissioned second lieutenant in Captain Abraham Van Eps's company, 2d Albany County Militia. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights,
Van Vranken, Derick
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia. A pensioner under the Act of June 7, 1832.
Van Vranken, Gerrit
Born in Niskayuna, March 10, 1757. From June to December, 1776, he was enrolled under Captain Nicholas Van de Kar, 12th Albany County Militia. From June to October 4, 1777, he served as a volunteer under Captain Nanning Visscher of the same regiment. He went to Fort Edward, Saratoga, Stillwater and then to Niskayuna, where he remained until after Burgoyne's surrender. In June, 1778, he volunteered for service at Cherry Valley under Captain Collins, and in July went to Fort Plain under Captain John Vanderburgh. During the year 1779 he moved to Schenectady and resided here for one year. He was enrolled under Captain Jellis J. Fonda, 2d Albany County Militia, and in September went as a volunteer to Stone Arabia. His claim for pension was rejected.
Van Vranken, Maus
Born in Schenectady, May 23, 1756; died July 1, 1833. He resided in Schenectady until 1830. He entered service some time in 1776 under Captain Jellis J. Fonda, 2d Albany County Militia, and served throughout the war whenever called upon. He served about nine months in each of the years 1776 and 1777, mostly with the Northern Army. He was at Stillwater, but not in the battle, being out on scout duty. He served at Skenesborough, Fort Ann, Fort George and was present at Burgoyne's surrender. He volunteered to go to Bennington but was recalled after having started because some of the officers claimed they had no right to take their troops outside the State. In 1778 he served about six months, principally at Fort Hunter, Fort Plain and Caughnawaga. On the call to Fort Hunter, Van Vranken and six others took with them a "six pounder." He volunteered to march to Fort Plain to check the raid of Butler and on this occasion also took the cannon, his detachment firing it as they approached the fort to alarm the enemy. They pursued the enemy for three days. He served about four months each year in each of the four succeeding years. This service was mostly in and about Schenectady, Ballston, Schoharie and Caughnawaga. A pensioner.
Van Vranken, Nicholas
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Van Vranken, Nicholas N.
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Van Vranken, Richard
Born in Schenectady, August 15, 1763. In 1779 he volunteered under Captain Thomas Brower Banker, 2d Albany County Militia, and in August was on duty for three weeks on a tour to Herkimer and again in the fall for two weeks to Fort Plank. In the summer of 1780 he was on garrison duty at Fort Plank, and in October of the same year he volunteered to march to Fort Hunter with a party of twenty or thirty others from Schenectady. They did not, however, arrive at the fort until after the battle of Johnstown and while the troops were in pursuit of the enemy. In 1781 he was on various tours to Fort Hunter, Stone Arabia and Fort Plank. On one occasion he served as a sergeant. A pensioner.
Van Vranken, Ryckert
Buried September 12, 1805. On March 1, 1776, he signed an agreement with Philip Schuyler for service at Lake George and Ticonderoga. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia. In 1779 he was in command of the guard at Schenectady.
Vedder, Albert A.
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Vedder, Albert H.
Born in Schenectady; baptized March 17, 1737; died in Amsterdam, June 21, 1800. "A man of note and a recognized patriot. He was captured by the Indians and Tories in a raid through the Valley but during the retreat to Canada escaped and returned home."
Vedder, Albert L.
Born in the Schenectady Township, October 28, 1759. In October, 1775, he was enrolled under Captain Abraham Oothout, 2d Albany County Militia. In the spring of 1776 he enlisted for four months in a company of artificers under Jacob Vrooman and was employed in building boats, storehouses, etc., at Ticonderoga, Lake George, Skenesborough and Saratoga. In the spring of 1777 he again enrolled under Captain Oothout, and in the summer of the same year served under Captain John Mynderse with the Northern Army during Schuyler's retreat and until the surrender of Burgoyne. In the fall of 1778 he served two months on draft at Fort Paris, and in the summer of 1779 was at Fort Plain. When Canajoharie was burned he was ordered to Fort Plank. In the spring of 1780 he was ordered to Fort Hunter when Caughnawaga was destroyed. He performed various guard and garrison duties. A pensioner.
Vedder, Alexander
Born in Albany, February 20, 1709; died in October, 1780. A member of the Committees of Safety taking office June 2, 1777, and January 5, 1778. The election of members to the Board taking office January 5, 1778, was held at his house, where were also held many of the Committee meetings. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Vedder, Arent A.
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Vedder, Arent S.
Born August 14, 1735. He lived in Niskayuna. On February 10, 1776, he was elected second lieutenant in Captain Thomas Brower Banker's company, 2d Albany County Militia. On March 1, 1776, he signed an agreement with Philip Schuyler for service at Lake George and Ticonderoga. On June 20, 1778, he was regularly commissioned second lieutenant in Captain Banker's company. In September or October, he served at Fort Plank and Stone Arabia, and in 1781 at Fort Hunter, Fort Plank and Stone Arabia. [handwritten note in book says: Died 1811, buried in Niskayuna Reformed Cemetery]
Vedder, Francis
Baptized August 27, 1749. A merchant. On March 1, 1776, he signed an agreement with Philip Schuyler for service at Lake George and Ticonderoga. In May, 1778, he commanded a scout to Sacandaga, and on June 20 was commissioned second lieutenant in Captain Jesse Van Slyck's company, 2d Albany County Militia. In November he commanded a detail of thirty-six men for garrison duty at Fort Plain, and in May, 1780, commanded a detail of thirteen men to Viele's Rifts to bring scows from the north to the south side of the river to prevent the enemy from crossing. In June, as an ensign, he commanded a detachment on an alarm to Schoharie in pursuit of Sir John Johnson, Brant and Butler, and on his return performed garrison duty at Schenectady. In August, 1781, he went to Viele's Rifts on scout duty with a squad of ten men, and in May, 1782, he was on patrol duty at Harpersfield.
Vedder, Frederick
Born in Glenville, April 28, 1761. In 1779 he enrolled under Captain Abraham Oothout; 2d Albany County Militia, and in September performed duty at Stone Arabia and in October at Caughnawaga. On May 22, 1780, he was sent to warn out the company to go to Caughnawaga, at the time the family of the Visschers was murdered. He was on duty three weeks. In 1780 he served two weeks at Fort Hunter; two weeks at Canajoharie, when the town was destroyed; two weeks at Fort Clyde, and in October eight days at Ballston. From August 1 to November 1, 1781, he was stationed at Claas Viele's Rifts. A pensioner under the Act of June 7, 1832.
Vedder, Harmanus
Baptized March 4, 1739. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia. In 1778 he employed Joseph De Golyer as a substitute.
Vedder, John
Early in 1776, he went to Caughnawaga as a private under Captain John Van Patten, 2d Albany County Militia. On September 17 he enlisted in Captain John A. Bradt's company of State Rangers, and served in it until the company was disbanded in the spring of 1777, after which he enlisted as a minute man under Captain Jellis J. Fonda. In 1778 he served under Captain Jesse Van Slyck, and in October, 1779, was on duty at Stone Arabia. In 1781 he was a member of Captain John Crousehorn's company of artillery. His widow received a pension.
Vedder, John
On February 25, 1780, he was commissioned ensign in Captain John Van Eps's company, 2d Albany County Militia.
Vedder, Nicholas Alexander
On July 9, 1777, he was appointed to serve in the commissary department during the absence of the militia at Fort Edward, but on account of complaints (he being enrolled in the militia) he was later ordered to accompany the troops. He served as a private in the 2d Albany County Militia under various captains and as a corporal under Captain Abraham Oothout.
Vedder, Philip
Baptized July 9, 1737; died May 6, 1822. He lived in Rotterdam. In November, 1776, he was serving as a lieutenant under Captain John Van Patten, 2d Albany County Militia. In May, 1778, he was on duty at Cobleskill. On June 20 he was regularly commissioned second lieutenant in Captain Van Patten's company.
Vedder, Simon H.
Baptized November 11, 1744. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Veeder, Barent
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Veeder, Cornelius
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Veeder, Gerrit (S. or N.)
Born in 1751. On May 27, 1775, he was appointed a second lieutenant in a cormpany of minute men formed in Schenectady. In July he was appointed first lieutenant in Captain John Mynderse's company, being granted a commission by the Provincial Congress on October 20. In January, 1776, he took part in the expedition to Johnstown. In February he was appointed captain of a company raised in Schenectady for the Canadian service, and on March 1 he was commissioned a captain in the Continental Line under Colonel Cornelius D. Wynkoop. On April 10 he was appointed captain of a company of State Rangers in place of John A. Bradt, and on October 7 was commissioned captain of the 8th Company, 1st New York Line. On December 5 he resigned this commission but served as a captain with the New York troops to the end of the war. In 1777 he served in the campaign against Burgoyne and had command of a detachment at the battle of Bemis Heights. On July 1, 1782, he commanded a detail of forty men to Fort Plain and Fort Plank to act as guards while the crops were being harvested. A pensioner under the Act of June 7, 1832.
Veeder, Helmar S.
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Veeder, Hendrick
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights.
Veeder, John B.
Born in the Schenectady Township, November 6, 1760; died in Munroe County [Monroe County, New York?] in August, 1847. He lived in the Schenectady Township for fourteen years after the Revolution. In 1777 he served a short time on guard duty at Schenectady as a substitute. In June, 1779, he served under Captain Thomas Brower Banker, 2d Albany County Militia, erecting blockhouses at Sacandaga. In the fall of 1779, he was drafted for duty at Fort Plank and Fort Paris, and in the spring of 1780 he went to Caughnawaga under Captain Banker. He was at Fort Plain when the Canajoharie settlements were destroyed and when Colonel Willett asked for volunteers for the pursuit of the enemy, Veeder "was the first man who spoke and expressed his willingness to go and he did go together with a large detachment." In 1781 he was a member of Captain John Crousehorn's company of artillery. He performed various garrison and guard duties and went on several expeditions in pursuit of Tories.
Veeder, John H.
Born June 2, 1718; died August 4, 1794. On March 1, 1776, he signed an agreement with Philip Schuyler for service at Lake George and Ticonderoga. On April 1, 1777, he was elected overseer of highways at Schenectady. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights.
Veeder, Nicholas G.
Born in Glenville, December 25, 1761; died April 7, 1862. Toward the end of the year 1777 he enrolled under Captain Jesse Van Slyck, 2d Albany County Militia. In July, 1778, he went on a scout to Ballston and Galway, and in November, 1779, he was on garrison duty at Fort Paris. In August, 1780, he marched with a detachment against a party of the enemy under Joseph Brant after the destruction of Canajoharie, and in October of the same year went to Ballston when it was attacked. In October, 1781, he marched to town and on his return guarded some prisoners to Schenectady. He was out on many alarms in pursuit of Tories, and performed various guard and garrison duties. This is the Nicholas Veeder who is well remembered by many of the older generation as the last survivor of the Revolution in Schenectady. After the war he lived in a building known as the "Old Fort," situated in the present village of Scotia a few hundred feet north of the Vley Road and about one hundred feet west of Halcyon Street. The building wasremoved in 1891. A pensioner under the Act of June 7, 1832.
Veeder, Nicholas P.
Born February 9, 1734; died November 11, 1807. His house was on the lot bounded by Front, Green and Ferry Streets. On October 5, 1775, he was recommended to the Provincial Congress by the Committee of Safety to fill the office of second major among the field officers to be assigned to the Schenectady militia. On October 20 a commission was issued in his name, but on January 13, 1776, he refused to accept it. He is spoken of as having served as a captain in the Quartermaster's Department during the year 1776, although the records at Washington make special mention of the fact that there is no evidence to show that he so served. On March 3, 1777, he was a member of the Committee of Safety. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Veeder, Peter S.
On May 10, 1776, General Schuyler was informed by the Committee of Safety that he had gone to Lake George without the permission of the Board and that he had repeatedly refused to sign the General Association. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia. In 1778 he was enrolled under Captain Jesse Van Slyck.
Veeder, Simon
Born in Schenectady, May 1, 1748. Early in 1776, while living at Caughnawaga, he was appointed sergeant under Captain John Davis, 3d Tryon County Militia. In July he was drafted for the Line but hired a substitute. During the fall he was stationed at Johnstown. He was not at the battle of Oriskany but was with the troops that went to the relief of Fort Stanwix, later marching to Saratoga and being present at the surrender of Burgoyne. In October, 1780, acting as quartermaster, he went with the troops under General Van Rensselaer in pursuit of Sir John Johnson and fought at the battle of Klock's Field. During this raid of the enemy Veeder's barn, mills, tannery and brewery were burned and he "very narrowly escaped with his life, under a discharge of more than 100 guns at him." In the spring of 1781 he received the appointment of quartermaster in the 3d Tryon County Militia and served in this capacity to the end of the war, commanding a detachment of the troops that marched against Major Ross in October of thatyear. In May, 1782, he was again drafted and again hired a substitute; he, however, performed military duty during both this year and 1783.
Veeder, Simon B.
Born in Schenectady in 1753; died in 1810. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia. "He was at the storming of the blockhouse at Johnstown, where his wife nursed the sick and wounded. "
Veeder, Simon H.
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Veeder, Wilhelmus
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Viele, Philip
Born July 7, 1745; died August 7, 1797. In 1776 he was enrolled under Captain John Van Patten, 2d Albany County Militia, serving in January on the expedition to Johnstown, and in the fall performing garrison duty at Fort Ann. In 1777 he performed two months' service with the Northern Army as sergeant, which rank he seems to have held to the end of the war. He was present at the battle of Bemis Heights. During the summer and early fall of 1778 he was on duty at the Lower Fort, Schoharie. In the fall of 1779 he served at Fort Plain and Stone Arabia, and in the fall of 1781 was on guard duty at Claas Viele's Fort. His son's application for pension was rejected.
Visscher, John
Before the war a justice of the peace at Schenectady. On October 25, 1776, he was reported to the General Committee at Albany as "a person disaffected to the cause of American liberty." In May, 1777, he was recommended to the field officers as "a dangerous person." On May 22, he voluntarily took the oath that he would take up arms in defense of the country in case of any invasion. On July 14, 1778, he was cited to appear before the Commissioners of Conspiracies to render satisfaction regarding his conduct during the war, conformable to the act respecting persons of neutral or equivocal characters. On July 17 he refused to take the Oath of Allegiance, and on July 18 was ordered to hold himself in readiness to be removed to within the enemy's lines. On August 1 he expressed a willingness to take the Oath but was not permitted to do so, as the Act did not permit of the Oath being administered to one who had once refused to take it. He was ordered to appear on August 14 ready for deportation. On May 24, 1779, theOath of Allegiance was administered to him in accordance with the amended Act.
Visscher, John Jr.
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Vrooman, Abraham
Born in 1761; died February 5, 1815. He is buried in the old Vrooman Cemetery on the Bartholomew Vrooman farm, Albany Road. The graves are on a knoll in a small grove of evergreen trees surrounded by a fence. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia and the 2d Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights.
Vrooman, Adam
Born in Schenectady, May 25, 1760. In October, 1776, he enlisted under Captain John Mynderse, 2d Albany County Militia, and served to the end of the war, during the first part as a corporal and for more than two years as a sergeant. In the summer of 1777 he was with the Northern Army during Schuyler's retreat, actively engaged in the battle of Snookkill, in the battle of September 19 and in several other skirmishes. He remained on duty until after the surrender of Burgoyne. In 1778 he performed garrison duty at Caughnawaga, Palatine, Fort Paris and Fort Plank, one month at each place except at Fort Plank, where he remained two months. He mounted guard at the three forts in Schoharie both before and after the destruction of the Schoharie settlements; also at Cobleskill and Brakabeen. In October, 1781, he marched to Johnstown. On numerous occasions he served as a scout and spy, and when not out on expeditions performed guard duty at Schenectady. A pensioner under the Act of June 7, 1832.
Vrooman, Adam S.
Baptized March 5, 1754; died August 3, 1808. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Vrooman, Arent
Born June 14, 1758; died February 18, 1814. He served under Captain Thomas Brower Banker, 2d Albany County Militia.
Vrooman, Barent
Born December 24, 1725; died November 16, 1784. He was pastor of the First Dutch Church during the Revolution.
Vrooman, Cornelius
Born February 4, 1722; died in 1806. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights.
Vrooman, David
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Vrooman, Hendrick
Born October 23, 1757; died January 30, 1813. He is buried in the old Vrooman Cemetery on the Bartholomew Vrooman farm, Albany Road. The graves are on a knoll in a small grove of evergreen trees surrounded by a fence. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Vrooman, Isaac
Born November 13, 1712; died June 1, 1807. He had a farm at the Brandywine Mills. On May 7, 1776, he was elected a member of the third Committee of Safety. He was also a member of the fourth Committee and on March 3, 1777, was elected a member of the fifth Committee of Safety. On April 1, 1777, he was elected a supervisor. In 1779 he was a member of Assembly under the first State Constitution.
Vrooman, Jacob A.
Baptized December 30, 1747; died in Glenville, July 21, 1831. On March 1, 1776, he signed an agreement with Philip Schuyler for service at Lake George and Ticonderoga.
Vrooman, Jacob I.
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Vrooman, Jacob J.
Baptized March 30, 1755. He inherited his father's farm three and one half miles south of Schenectady. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Vrooman, Jacob S.
Baptized November 13, 1723. A carpenter. In 1775 a company under his command served at Ticonderoga and vicinity, building boats preparatory for the American invasion of Canada. On March 1, 1776, he signed an agreement with Philip Schuyler as an overseer of a company of carpenters for service at Lake George and Ticonderoga. In March, 1778, he commanded a company which marched to Saratoga and remained there throughout the season, building boats and rebuilding General Schuyler's house and mills which had been burned by the British the year previous. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights.
Vrooman, John B.
Baptized January 13, 1745. On October 20, 1775, he was commissioned ensign in the 4th Company, 2d Albany County Militia. On November 22 he received a commission as first lieutenant from the Provincial Congress, and on February 10, 1776, was assigned to Captain Thomas Brower Banker's company. In the spring he was in command of a detail for the apprehension of Tories at the Heldebergh. On April 1, 1777, he was elected overseer of highways at Schenectady. On June 20, 1778, he was reappointed first lieutenant in Captain Banker's company. On June 15, 1779, he was elected a member of the Committee of Safety. In the summer he commanded a detachment of militia and Oneida Indians to Schoharie to capture a party of runaway Tuscarora Indians. In September or October he served at Fort Plank and Stone Arabia, and in the fall of 1780 marched to Ballston in pursuit of the enemy after the raid.
Vrooman, John J.
Born in the Schenectady Township, April 5, 1763. In the spring of 1779 he enlisted under Captain John Mynderse, 2d Albany County Militia, and in the fall of that year was on duty at Fort Paris. He also acted as captain of the guard at Schenectady. From January 1 to December 24, 1780, he served in a company of batteau and fatigue men under Captain Joseph Peek. At various times he served under Colonels Dayton, Van Dyck and Gansevoort. A pensioner.
Vrooman, John T.
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Vrooman, Lawrence
Born in Schenectady, July 26, 1757. In 1775 he enlisted under Captain Jellis J. Fonda, 2d Albany County Militia, and served as a private until 1778 when he was promoted to the rank of ensign. He did not, however, receive a regular commission until February 25, 1780. In the fall of 1776 he marched to Stillwater, thence to Fort Ann, remaining some time on duty at each place. From Fort Ann he proceeded down the Wood Creek to Skenesborough as a guard for provision boats. From September 27, 1777, until a few days before Burgoyne's surrender, when he was taken sick and obliged to return home, he served with the Northern Army. In the fall of the same year he was appointed a deputy commissary of the Northern Department to purchase hospital supplies, and served in this capacity until April, 1778. During the year 1778 he performed garrison duty at Fort Paris, and was at one of the Schoharie Forts when Cobleskill was destroyed. He was at Fort Plain and Fort Plank when the Indians and Tories raided that section, and whenthe alarm gun was fired at Fort Plain he was one of the men who went in front of the cannon for the relief. In October, 1781, he was on duty at Canajoharie when Walter Butler was killed. He was spoken of as "a valiant officer." He died before his claim for pension was granted and his son's application was rejected.
Vrooman, Nicholas
On August 12, 1777, he was arrested and sent to Albany as implicated in a Tory plot.
Vrooman, Simon J.
Born in Schenectady, August 3, 1760; died November 10, 1841. He removed from Schenectady in 1787. In March, 1777, he entered the service in the Quartermaster's Department under Lieutenant-Colonel Christopher Yates, being stationed at Fort Ann. He was in active service during Schuyler's retreat, in the battle of Bemis Heights and with the troops under General Arnold to the relief of Fort Stanwix. In March or April, 1778, he performed three months' service at Schuyler's Farms, building boats, and in August of the same year he enrolled in the company of Captain John Mynderse. He was stationed three months at Fort Paris. In June, 1779, under Lieutenant-Colonel Christopher Yates he went to Tioga Point with the boats conveying baggage and ammunition for General Clinton's division. He was afterwards stationed six weeks with Captain John Mynderse's company at Fort Herkimer. In August, 1780, he was commissioned a subaltern by the Council of Appointment and assigned to the company of Captain John Burnett, Colonel LewisDubois's Levies. He performed guard duty at Fishkill, Dobbs Ferry and later at Fort Plain, and on the approach of Sir John Johnson was sent as an express to Schenectady, returning to the fort on the third day. He was in the engagement at Stone Arabia when Colonel Brown was killed, and in the second action after the arrival of General Van Rensselaer. He went in pursuit of the enemy as far as Fort Herkimer, remaining there six weeks until relieved by the Regulars, when he returned to Schenectady. In April, 1781, he was commissioned a subaltern and assigned to the company of Captain John Gross, Colonel Willett's Levies. He was stationed at Fort Plain, and in July took part in the engagement known as the battle of Torlock, in which Captain Robert McKean was killed. He went in pursuit of the enemy after the destruction of Warren's Bush, was in the battle of Johnstown and joined in the pursuit of the enemy after the battle. His widow stated that at the close of the war Vrooman held a commission as lieutenant. A pensioner.
Vrooman, Walter
On June 20, 1778, he was commissioned first lieutenant in Captain Jesse Van Slyck's company, 2d Albany County Militia. In September he was on garrison duty at the Middle Fort, Schoharie. In 1779 he was serving as a lieutenant in the Levies. From August to November he commanded a company at Schoharie mustered at Schenectady and attached to Colonel Butler's regiment. On October 23, 1780, while serving as a lieutenant in Colonel Harper's Levies, he was taken prisoner by forces under Sir John Johnson and Joseph Brant and removed to Canada, where he was held until the end of the war.

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