Morrison's Pensions

Pension Application for Henry Eckler

State of New York
Montgomery County SS.
            On this twenty second day of April A.D. one thousand Eight hundred and fifty one, personally appeared before me, a Justice of the peace within and for the County and State aforesaid Henry Eckler aged eighty four years, a resident of the town of Cherry Valley in the County of Otsego and state aforesaid who being duly sworn according to law, declares, that he is the identical Henry Eckler who was a Private in the company commanded by Captain Jacob Young in the Regiment of New York Militia commanded by Colonel George H. Nellis in the war with Great Britain declared by the United States on the 18th day of June 1812, that he was ordered out at the town of Stark in the County of Herkimer and State aforesaid, on or about the seventh day of September A.D. One thousand eight hundred and fourteen for an indefinite time and continued in actual service in said war for the term of two months and was honorably discharged at Sackets Harbor on the eighth day of November A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fourteen as will appear by the Muster Rolls of said company.  Declarant further states that he received a regular certificate of discharge at the time but after several years, it was lost, and states further that he has never received and is not entitled to receive Land Bounty, under any act of Congress heretofore passed.
            He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the Bounty Land to which me may be entitled under the act granting Bounty Land to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the Military service of the United States passed September 28th 1850.  (Signed with his mark)  Henry Eckler
            Witness. J. W. Hamilton
            Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above written.  And I hereby certify that I believe the said Henry Eckler to be the identical man who served as aforesaid, and that he is of the age above stated.  I further certify that his name is sometimes spelled “Ackler” & sometimes “Acler”.  James W. Hamilton, Justice of the Peace.

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