Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Ira Baker's Pension Application

Private Ira Baker was a soldier in Duty Shumway's company (per affidavit below):

Source (Fold3)
State of New York
Cortland County
5 November 1850
7th Regiment NY, detached militia
Commanded by Lieutenant Colonel James Green
Volunteered May 1812 for 6 months; participated in the war for 5 months
Affidavit Verified by Walton Swetland, J.P.

Source (Fold3)

Honorably Discharged
29 November 1812
Receive Pay Until 8 December 1812
 [discharge signed by Gen Pettit at Champlain hdqtrs]

Ira Baker married Jerusha P. Backus on May 11, 1817, in Freetown, New York.  Joseph Watrous and Samuel Welch witnessed Ira's statement regarding his marriage.

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