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A History of Schenectady During the Revolution
Individual Records of Service D to K

[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.]

Davis, Abraham
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Davis, John
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
De Garmo, Matthew
Born in Albany. During the Revolution he lived in Schenectady. He was enrolled part of the time under Captain Jellis J. Fonda and part under Captain Jesse Van Slyck, 2d Albany County Militia, Early in the spring of 1777 he enlisted in a company of batteaumen under Captain Teunis Fisher and served until the fall (when the company was discharged), transporting stores from Albany to Lake George and other places. In January, 1778, he enlisted in the Quartermaster's Department at Saratoga under the immediate charge of Colonel Christopher Yates, and in the fall of the same year served on an expedition up the Mohawk River. In the fall of 1779 under Captain Ahasueras Marselis he went to Fort Hunter and other places along the Valley. In August, 1782, he was on garrison duty at the Upper Fort, Schoharie. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights. A pensioner.
Degolyer, James
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Degolyer, Joseph
Born at Kinderhook in the year 1762. He moved to Glenville in the year 1769. In 1778 he entered the service in Captain John Van Patten's company, 2d Albany County Militia, as a substitute for Harmanus Veeder, and performed garrison duty at the Upper Fort, Schoharie. In 1779 he served at Fort Plank, and in October, 1780, with the troops under General Van Rensselaer took part in the battle of Klock's Field. From the middle of July to the end of November, 1781, he was on garrison duty at the Middle Fort, Schoharie. A pensioner.
De Graff, Abraham
Born April 20, 1754; died June 1, 1810. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
De Graff, Andreas
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
De Graff, Cornelius
Born November 23, 1738; died July 11, 1830. He lived on the south side of State Street. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia under Captain Thomas Brower Banker and on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights.
De Graff, Daniel
Born May 26, 1708; died March 12, 1790. On April 24, 1777, he was detailed as a wagoner for service from Albany to Lake George.
De Graff, Isaac
Born in Schenectady, November 16, 1757; died December 21, 1844. In October, 1776, he entered the service as a deputy commissary of issues, being appointed by Elisha Avery. He was stationed at Johnstown and served until August, 1777, when Avery resigned. He continued to hold office under various appointments until July 1, 1780, when in consequence of a change in the commissary department his term of service closed. A pensioner under the Act of June 7, 1832.
De Graff, Jesse
Born January 13, 1745; died August 30, 1812. In 1777 he was enrolled under Captain Jesse Van Slyck, 2d Albany County Militia. On July 2, 1779, he was appointed one of a committee of four to sell salt to the people of the district. About 1780 he served as a captain of the guard at Schenectady. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights.
De Graff, John
Born in Glenville. In 1775 he enrolled under Captain John Van Patten, 2d Albany County Militia. In January, 1776, he went with the forces under General Schuyler to Johnstown, and in October of the same year was on duty at Fort Ann for one month. In the spring of 1777 he was drafted in a company mustered at Schenectady under Captain Jellis J. Fonda and performed three months' service at West Point. In September, 1777, he marched to Bemis Heights, returning home after Burgoyne's surrender. In May, 1779, he marched with a detachment to Sacandaga to erect a blockhouse, and later performed garrison duty at the Schoharie Forts. From May to December, 1780, he was constantly on duty. His company was stationed in Glenville and at a place called Tinker's Hill erected a picket fort. His company was employed at this time in pursuing Indians and Tories and to prevent incursions of the enemy. In October of this same year De Graff marched on an alarm to Palatine, being out two weeks. A pensioner.
De Graff, John N.
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
De Graff, Nicholas
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights.
De Graff, Simon
Born April 6, 1753. 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.
De Graff, William
Buried September 22, 1803. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
De La Grange, Myndert
On August 12, 1777, he was taken into custody as a "disaffected person."
Dellamont, Abraham
Baptized July 19, 1729; died December 23, 1792. He lived at the Norman's Kill. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Dellamont, Hendrick
Born October 24, 1745; died August 20, 1820. Buried in Vale Cemetery. In 1781 he owned the lot on Union Street where the old Court House now stands. He served as a private and as a sergeant in the 2d Albany County Militia.
Denny, John
On June 20, 1775, having just returned from Canada he was cross-questioned by the Committee of Safety regarding conditions there. On February 8, 1776, he appeared before the Committee to give information against one John Freel of Johnstown. On February 29 he accepted a recruiting warrant from General Schuyler with the rank of ensign. On November 21, 1776, he was promoted to the rank of second lieutenant, 1st New York Line, and in this capacity he served until October 7, 1778, when he resigned from the service.
De Spitzer, Aaron
Buried in Vale Cemetery. In June, 1780, as a corporal under Captain Jesse Van Slyck, 2d Albany County Militia, he went in command of a detail to Beaverdam and Harpersfield. He served also in the Levies under Colonel Morris Graham.
De Spitzer, Gerrit
Born June 28, 1758; died June 2, 1801. Buried in Vale Cemetery. On September 24, 1776, he enlisted in Captain John A. Bradt's company of State Rangers. In 1778 he was serving as a sergeant under Captain Jesse Van Slyck, 2d Albany County Militia. In May he commanded a detail to Sacandaga and in April, 1779, a detail to Ballston and Glens Falls. In November he commanded at the Upper Fort, Schoharie, and went in charge of a detail for scout duty to the Norman's Kill and Beaverdam. In April, 1780, he went on scout duty to Glens Falls and Lake George, and in June, 1781, was in command of a detail sent to Sacandaga to watch the movements of the Sacandaga Indians. In September he went to Beaverdam and Harpersfield on scout duty, and in July, 1782, commanded a party sent by the Schenectady Committee to Harpersfield to reconnoiter and spy on the enemy. In September he was in command of a scout at Sacandaga and Mayfield.
Dilleno, Hendric
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Dorn, Abraham
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Dorn, John
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia and the 2d Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights. The name of John Dorn appears also on the rolls of the 3d Company, 1st New York Line. He enlisted on March 11, 1777, and was mustered to the end of the war.
Doty, Rev. John
In 1773 he became rector of St. George's Church. He considered himself bound by the Oath of Allegiance to adhere to the British Government. In May, 1777, he was recommended to the field officers as "a dangerous person." He was brought before the Committee of Safety and accused of plotting against the State. He denied the charge of plotting but declared that he was loyal to England. He was committed to the Albany jail but was soon discharged. He was, subsequent to his return to Schenectady, taken from his bed by two armed men and with some others hurried to Albany where an oath (of neutrality, as he believed) was proposed to him. This oath he refused to take and notwithstanding his refusal he was permitted to return to Schenectady where he remained until the defeat of General Burgoyne, when he procured permission to retire to Canada. General Gates offered him a living of 200 pounds per annum if he would remain, but this he refused. He was later appointed chaplain of Sir John Johnson's 1st Battalion. He retiredon half pay and died in England. His property in Schenectady, which was confiscated, was three hundred and fifty-three acres of land, valued at 239 pounds; a chamber organ, which he placed in the Church for security, and a "tolerable" library.
Douw, Abraham
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Duncan, John
Born in 1722; died May 5, 1791. He came to Schenectady in 1755, and was a merchant of considerable means, having his warehouse on the northwest corner of Washington Avenue and Union Street. Soon after his establishment he took into partnership James Phyn, a London merchant. The firm of Duncan & Phyn became widely known, and both men very wealthy. The business was later carried on by the Ellices, on the retirement of Mr. Duncan. Mr. Duncan had a city residence on the southeast corner of Union and Ferry Streets, and a country seat comprising some eight hundred acres known as the Hermitage situated in Niskayuna, of which the present estate of Mr. Welton Stanford comprises a part. He lived in Schenectady after the war and died here. On March 11, 1776, General Washington informed the Committee of Safety that he had been informed that Duncan had three hundred stand of arms. On May 21 the Board was informed that a number of enemies to the cause of liberty were gathered at his house. The Board, however, did not feel justified in taking any action, as the Hermitage was outside the Schenectady district. On December 19 he was ordered confined to the limits of his farm until further notice and required to give a bond of 500 pounds for his good behavior and the carrying out of the order. On March 28, 1777, he was paroled by the Committee of Safety. In May he was recommended to the field officers as "a dangerous person," and on May 3 arrested in order to be taken to Albany, but was released after giving his oath that he would take up arms in defense of the country in case of any invasion. On October 16 the inhabitants petitioned General Gates for his removal as commissary for the purchase of supplies for the hospital, and on November 7 he resigned. On July 23, 1778, he was cited to appear before the Commissioners of Conspiracies to render satisfaction regarding his conduct conformable to the Act respecting persons of a neutral or equivocal character. He was unable to attend because of illness, but on August 1 appeared andrequested time to consider taking the Oath of Allegiance. On August 8 he again appeared and stated that while he "conceived himself not to be comprehended within the meaning of the Act nevertheless to show his farther zeal and attachment to the State and the cause of America, he was willing and ready to take the Oath voluntarily." This he accordingly did. On August 16, 1780, he was reported as having received letters from the enemy. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia and the 2d Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights.
Duncan, Richard
Died in February, 1819. He was living with his father in Schenectady when the war broke out. In June, 1776, under an assumed name he accompanied to Johnstown General McLean, an officer of the British service who had come to the house in disguise, endeavoring to make his way to Canada. In May, 1777, he was recommended to the field officers as a "dangerous person." He was appointed a captain in the British army and joined the troops at Saratoga, bringing with him not a few volunteers. He remained with the troops until a little while before the Convention, when with General Burgoyne's permission he left to join his corps at Ticonderoga accompanied by a number of other soldiers. The band was pursued and fired upon by the American troops but no one was taken prisoner. He was in immediate command of a company of regular troops under Sir John Johnson in his attack upon the Mohawk River settlements in 1780, and is said to have commanded "with great gallantry and success on the retreats, when attacked by a spirited regiment of the army of General Robert Van Rensselaer." He remained in the army until the reduction of his regiment in 1783. Captain Duncan "was never taxed with cruelty or severity by the settlers" and after his father's death in 1791, he resided for many years at the Hermitage, "an accomplished Christian gentleman, of extremely urbane manners and very much respected."
Dunlap, James
He served as a private in Captain Jacob Reed's company, 2d or New York Regiment of artillery. He lost his eyesight, was transferred to the Corps of Invalids and discharged April 10, 1783.
Earley, Edward
On August 20, 1776, he was serving as a member of Captain John A. Bradt's company of State Rangers. On April 19, 1777, he was granted a tavern license by the Committee of Safety. He was probably an enlisted soldier, for on September 11 he was detailed as a guard to accompany a prisoner to Albany.
Ellice, Alexander
A merchant from London in business in Schenectady as early as 1768. Known to have been an open enemy to the American cause. In May, 1775, he was said to have "harangued the people in the street and endeavored to discourage them from forming a committee of safety." In the fall he moved to England.
Ellice, James
A merchant from London in business in Schenectady as early as 1768. He remained here during and after the war. On April 13, 1776, he was given a certificate by the Committee of Safety to the effect that he had signed the General Association and that to their knowledge he had done nothing against the American cause. On May 25 he was given a pass to go to German Flats on business. In May, 1777, he was recommended to the field officers as a "dangerous person," and on the twenty-second voluntarily took oath that he would take up arms in defense of the country in case of any invasion. On May 1, 1778, he was brought before the Commissioners of Conspiracies for "speaking words that in the opinion of the Board might have a dangerous tendency and prove detrimental to the liberties of America." On July 14 he was summoned "to render satisfaction regarding his conduct as a neutral and equivocal character." On July 16 he refused to take the Oath of Allegiance and was requested "to hold himself in readiness to go off in eight days. " On July 20 the matter was reported to the Secretary of State, and on August 1 he declared his readiness to take the Oath. He was not permitted to do so, however, as the law did not allow the Oath to be administered to one who had once refused to take it. He was ordered to be ready on August 14 for transportation to the enemy's lines, and on that day was taken into close confinement in accordance with orders from Governor Clinton. On May 19, 1779, the Oath of Allegiance was administered to him as authorized by the amended Act.
Ellice, Robert
A merchant from London in business in Schenectady as early as 1768. On April 13, 1776, General Schuyler was informed by the Committee of Safety that be had not signed the General Association and that he was looked upon as an enemy to the American cause of liberty. On April 22 he was refused a certificate for the purpose of obtaining a passport as being an enemy. On April 24 he signed an affidavit to the effect that he had not signed the General Association and openly declared himself as a friend of the American cause for the reason that he had a great deal of property up country and that he felt such action would be detrimental to the settling of his affairs. Upon this declaration he was given the certificate of character requested.
Empie, John
Born October 3, 1731. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Fairly, Caleb
Baptized December 7, 1735. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia and the 2d Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights.
Fairly, John
Baptized May 28, 1732. In 1778 he was a member of Captain Jesse Van Slyck's company, 2d Albany County Militia.
Felthousen, Christoffel
Died in 1799. 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, Land Bounty Rights.
Felthousen, John
Born in Schenectady, January 12, 1764. In 1779, when fifteen years old, he substituted for his father Christoffel and others. In the spring of 1780 he enlisted under Captain James McGee, Colonel Morris Graham's Levies, and served four months, during which time he marched to West Point, Dobbs Ferry and other posts. At Dobbs Ferry he took part in an encounter with a British brig. After this period of service he enrolled under Captain J. B. Vrooman, 2d Albany County Militia, and served to the end of the war. He went to Beaverdam twice, to Fort Hunter, Fort Paris and Johnstown, performing garrison duty at the latter places for a period of about one month each. When not out on expeditions he mounted guard at Schenectady. A pensioner under the Act of June 7, 1832.
Fetherly, John
On August 12, 1777, he was arrested and sent to Albany as implicated in a Tory plot.
Flansburgh, William F.
Born in Schenectady and resided here at the beginning of the war. At the time of his enlistment in the regular troops he was only twelve or thirteen years of age. He was in the battle of White Plains and Monmouth. In the spring of 1780 he enrolled under Captain Walter Vrooman in the New York Levies, and in the fall of the same year was detailed with a company of about sixty men to destroy boats of the enemy lying on Onondaga Lake. While returning they were all taken prisoners and Flansburgh after many vicissitudes was taken to London. He was later brought back to Canada, whence he made his escape and reached Schenectady soon after the war was over. A pensioner.
Fletcher, {no name}
On May 22, 1775, it was reported to the Committee of Safety "by good authority that one Mr. Fletcher a schoolmaster in the Town had said that Col. Guy Johnson would come down the River with 500 Indians and cut us all off, and further that it would be right, and if he had it in his power he would do the same for we were all rebels." Fletcher failed to appear when summoned before the Board.
Folger, Benjamin
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Folger, Thomas
Born in England, April 26, 1750. In 1774 he came to Currybush, now Princetown, and in the spring of 1775 volunteered and was assigned to the company of Captain Thomas Wasson, 2d Albany County Militia. In the fall of 1776 he served at Fort Edward. In 1777 he was at Fort George when destroyed by the American troops, and took part in Schuyler's retreat. He was discharged the day after General Gates arrived at Bemis Heights, his service having expired. He returned home and had been there but two days when he was again ordered out. He performed garrison duty on various occasions and several times went in pursuit of Joseph Bettis. In the fall of 1780 he was at the Middle Fort, Schoharie, when Timothy Murphy fired on the flag of truce as it approached the fort with a demand for surrender, and in the fall of 1781 he marched with the troops in pursuit of Major Ross and Butler, on which occasion, accompanying the party of Oneidas who followed Walter Butler, he. was present at his death. A pensioner.
Fonda, Abraham
Born July 17, 1715; died February 13, 1805. He lived in the house No. 27 Front Street built by himself in 1752. On May 7, 1776, he was elected a member of the third Committee of Safety, and on January 15, 1777, was appointed chairman. He served also on the Committees taking office June 2, 1777, and January 5, 1778. On August 8, 1778, he was serving as a justice of the peace.
Fonda, Jacob G.
Born in the Schenectady Township, August, 1761; died in West Glenville, December 8, 1859. He was living in Albany in the spring of 1778, when he enlisted under Captain Gerrit Groesbeck, 1st Albany County Militia. He performed various garrison and scout duties and was in the battle of Klock's Field with the troops under General Van Rensselaer. His claim for pension was rejected.
Fonda, Jellis A.
Born October 25, 1759; died at Chittenango, August 27, 1834. Buried in Vale Cemetery. In 1777 he was serving as an ensign in Captain Jesse Van Slyck's company, 2d Albany County Militia. He performed service at Fort Ann, Fort George and Fort Edward, and was in the battle of Bemis Heights. In 1778 he was enrolled in Captain John Mynderse's company and attached to General Frederick Visscher's brigade. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. During the year 1780 he served as a lieutenant and adjutant in Colonel Morris Graham's Levies at West Point and Harper's Ferry. At West Point he acted as brigade major for a few weeks in the absence of Major Lansing. He "was one of the 1200 men whom General Arnold (previous to his treachery) sent away to Fort Edward to weaken the garrison at West Point." During the years 1781 and 1782 he was attached to the Levies under Colonel Willet with the same rank as before. He saw service at Fort Plain, German Flats, Fort Stanwix and at the battles of Torlock and Johnstown. On November 1, 1782, he was promoted to the rank of captain. In February, 1783, he went with the expedition to Fort Oswego under Colonel Marinus Willett. A pensioner.
Fonda, Jellis J.
Born January 13, 1751; died in 1839. Buried in the family cemetery in Glenville. On May 27, 1775, he was appointed captain of a company of minute men, which came to be known as "The Greens" because of the color of their uniforms. On July 10, 1775, he refused an offer of a recruiting warrant from the Provincial Congress. On October 20, 1775, a commission as captain was issued in his name by the Provincial Congress. He was reappointed June 20, 1778, the commission being signed by Governor Clinton. In January, 1776, and again in June he went to Johnstown. In the fall of the same year, he marched with his company to Stillwater where they were in camp for some time. From Stillwater they marched to Fort Ann, thence down Wood Creek to Skenesborough as guards for boats. He served with particular distinction in the campaign against Burgoyne and at the battle of Bemis Heights. He served in many expeditions and on various garrison duties during the succeeding years of the war, being especially zealous in the discharge of his offices. While on guard duty at Schenectady he was spoken of as "attending roll call and giving orders every morning at daybreak, sometimes 2 hours before day." He was actively engaged in the battle of Johnstown (October, 1781) and in the pursuit of the enemy, and on this occasion he "so highly distinguished himself that Colonel Willett addressed him a letter of thanks for his services and praising him for his intrepidity." A pensioner under the Act of June 7, 1832.
Forseth, George
A clerk in the employment of James Ellice. On April 13, 1776, General Schuyler was informed by the Committee of Safety that he had not signed the General Association and that they looked upon him as an enemy to the American cause of liberty. In May, 1777, he was recommended to the field officers as "a dangerous person." On May 22 he voluntarily took oath that he would take up arms in defense of the country in case of any invasion.
Fort, John
Born June 14, 1725; died in 1821. He served as a sergeant under Captain Thomas Brower Banker, 2d Albany County Militia.
Fort, John D.
Baptized April 1, 1750. He served as a private and as a sergeant under Captain Thomas Brower Banker, 2d Albany County Militia.
Frank, David
He served as a private under Captain Jacob Schermerhorn and as a private and sergeant under Captain Thomas Brower Banker, 2d Albany County Militia.
Freeman, Richard
In 1776 he enlisted in a company of Tryon County Rangers and served nine months. In May, 1777, he enlisted under Captain Giles Wolcott, Colonel Seth Warner's regiment, and served until July 15, 1779, when he was taken prisoner by the enemy "on the 14 Mile Island" in Lake George after an engagement "in which the greater part of the troops were killed and scalped." He made his escape in October, 1780, and on his return found his regiment disbanded. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights. He lived in Schenectady until 1819. A pensioner under the Act of March 18, 1818.
French, David
In 1781, he was a member of Captain John Crousehorn's company of artillery. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Freys, Hendrick
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights.
Furman, John
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Gardinier, James
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights.
Gardner, William
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Glen, Henry
Baptized July 13, 1739; died January 6, 1814. He was for some years a trader in company with his brother, John, and Jacobus Teller. On May 6, 1775, he was chosen a member of the first Committee of Safety. He served as a representative from Albany County in the first, second and third Provincial Congresses. On July 23, 1775, he was appointed one of a committee to go to Johnstown to inquire into the causes of the disturbances in that section. On February 10, 1776, he was appointed captain of one of the newly organized militia companies but did not serve actively as such. During the war he acted as deputy quartermaster, having charge of all supplies at Schenectady. During the spring of 1781, he pledged his personal credit to build sixteen batteaux for the service. He was appointed one of the three commissioners of Indian affairs in accordance with the Act of March 25, 1783.
Glen, Isaac
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia. In the fall of 1777 he was at Stillwater, but returned home before the battle of Bemis Heights. On July 28, 1778, he was chosen first lieutenant in a company of Exempts formed in Schenectady under Captain Jacob Schermerhorn.
Glen, Jacob
On April 21, 1779, it was reported to the Commissioners of Conspiracies that he had drunk "success to the British Army and wished they might conquer America with many other Expression's inimical to the American Cause."
Glen, John
Baptized July 2, 1735; died September 23, 1828. He was a trader in company with his brother, Henry, and Jacobus Teller. He built and occupied the house on Washington Avenue now numbered 58. He was a highly esteemed personal friend of General Washington. In 1775 he bought the tract of land on the Hudson which afterwards became known as Glens Falls. On July 25, 1778, he was cited to appear before the Commissioners of Conspiracies to give satisfaction touching his conduct during the war agreeable to the act respecting persons of neutral and equivocal character, and on August 1 took the Oath prescribed by the Act. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Glen, John Sanders
Baptized January 25, 1733. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Goff, Isaac
On June 19, 1775, he enlisted under Captain Cornelius Van Dyck for the defense of Ticonderoga. He served in the Canadian campaign under Captain Barent Ten Eyck, 2d New York Line, and was at the taking of St. John's, Chamblee, Montreal and at the siege of Quebec. He returned with the regiment to Saratoga and was discharged under Captain Andrew Finck about December 20, 1776.
Gordon, Charles
He was living in Schenectady in 1779. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Gordon, Joseph
In 1783 his home was on Church Street next north of the Dutch Church lot. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia, enrolled under Captain John Mynderse. On March 1, 1776, he signed an agreement with Philip Schuyler for service at Lake George and Ticonderoga.
Gordon, Robert
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Gordon, William
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia, enrolled under Captain John Mynderse. On March 1, 1776, he signed an agreement with Philip Schuyler for service at Lake George and Ticonderoga.
Gravenberg, John
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia. In 1778 he was enrolled under Captain Jesse Van Slyck.
Gregg, Andrew
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Gregg, James
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Gregg, John
On August 6, 1777, the Committee of Safety was informed that he had drunk the health of King George the Third at Bradt's Tavern. On being summoned before the Board he "made the most humble concessions" and "out of compassion to his family he was discharged."
Groot, Abraham C.
Died in 1818. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Groot, Amos
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Groot, Andrew
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Groot, Cornelius
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Groot, Elias
On October 10, 1776, he enlisted in Captain John A. Bradt's company of State Rangers. His name appears on the rolls of the 12th Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights.
Groot, Philip
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Groot, Simon
Born in 1749. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia, enrolled under Captain Jellis J. Fonda. In September, 1777, he was at Stillwater but not in the battle, being out on scout duty.
Groot, Simon A.
Baptized October 31, 1756; died March 4, 1838. In the spring of 1775 he was enrolled as a private in the company of Captain Thomas Brower Banker, 2d Albany County Militia. This same year he served six months as an artificer at Lake George under Jacob Vrooman. In January, 1776, he took part in the expedition to Johnstown. He was at Ticonderoga when the fort was evacuated and at Bemis Heights under General Arnold. He took part in Sullivan's expedition and was at the West Canada Creek when Walter Butler was killed, on which occasion he took a prisoner. He performed various garrison duties and went on various details for the apprehension of Tories. He was for a long time captain of the city guard at Schenectady. A pensioner under the Act of June 7, 1832.
Groot, Simon C.
Baptized November 17, 1745; died in West Glenville, February 10, 1832. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia, as serving under Captain Thomas Brower Banker.
Guthrie, Abraham
He served as a private in the 1st New York Line.
Hackney, George
In 1778 he served at the Middle Fort, Schoharie, under Captain W. B. Vrooman, and in the summer of 1779 at Sacandaga erecting fortifications under Captain Thomas Brower Banker. In the fall of the same year he was on duty at Fort Paris. In October, 1781, he was wounded in the head by a tomahawk at Johnstown and confined for some time in the hospital. His widow received a pension.
Hagedorn, Harmanus
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Hall, John
On October 11, 1776, he enlisted in Captain John A. Bradt's company of State Rangers. He was discharged on January 21, 1777, having returned his bounty. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Hall, John W.
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.
Hall, Nicholas
Baptized July 27, 1748; died April 17, 1828. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia as serving under Captain Jesse Van Slyck.
Hall, William
A weaver. On October 18, 1776, he enlisted in Captain John A. Bradt's company of State Rangers. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Hanna, Alexander
He served as a corporal under Captain Thomas Wasson, 2d Albany County Militia.
Hare, Peter
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Harnel (Harner), Samuel
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Harsey, William
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Hedget, Abraham
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Helmer, Henyost
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Hendrick, Peter
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Henry, John
Born in Schenectady, February 24, 1764. In February, 1780, he enlisted under Captain John Mynderse, 2d Albany County Militia. Previous to this enrollment he performed guard duty at Schenectady. He served on several expeditions notably to Ballston in the fall of 1780, and to Warren's Bush after it was burned. His claim for pension was rejected.
Hetherington, Joseph
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Hilton, Benjamin
On May 29, 1775, he was appointed a lieutenant in a company for the defense of Ticonderoga, but on June 23 gave in his resignation and refused to serve. On January 14, 1776, a letter signed by Hilton addressed to Sheriff White and containing "some expressions very unfriendly to the American cause" was delivered to the Committee of Safety. On January 15, when brought before the Board, Hilton declared that he was the author of the letter, and that he knew he was doing wrong but never thought it would be discovered. In compliance with a resolution of the Committee he promised to cause the letter and his declaration to be published three weeks successively in "Hugh Gaines newspapers."
Hoogteling, Jacobus
On July 12, 1777, he was arrested by order of the Committee of Safety and sent to the Albany jail for endeavoring to persuade two men to desert to the British. There was a Jacobus Hoogteling who, judging from the minutes of the Commissioners of Conspiracies, bore a somewhat unsavory reputation and caused this Board considerable annoyance.
Hoople, George or Jerry
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia. In 1781 he was a member of Captain John Crousehorn's company of artillery, and in July, 1782, was on scout duty at Harpersfield.
Horsford, John
Baptized November 4, 1758. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Horsford, Reuben
From Farmington, Connecticut. A hatter. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights.
House, John George
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
House, Peter
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Hughan, John
On July 10, 1775, he made application to the Committee of Safety to raise a company, stating that he already had twenty men engaged. Permission was refused because many of the men enlisted had not signed the Association. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Hydenburgh, Sybrant
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Jacquish, John
On October 31, 1776, he enlisted in Captain John A. Bradt's company of State Rangers.
James, William
On April 19, 1777, he was granted a tavern license by the Committee of Safety. His name appears on the rolls of the 2d New York Line and the 2d Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights.
Kees, John
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Kennedy, Alexander
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Kennedy, John
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia and the 2d Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights.
Kennedy, Samuel
Born at Currybush (Princetown) in 1760. In May, 1776, he enlisted in Captain John Winn's company of Tryon County Rangers. He served in this company until about February 1, 1777. In June of this year he volunteered in an independent company under a Captain Canute [sic] and served until the end of August, after which he volunteered under Captain Thomas Wasson, 2d Albany County Militia, and served with the Northern Army until after the surrender of Burgoyne. In the spring of 1778 he enlisted as a batteauman and served for nine months between Albany and New York. Subsequent to 1778 he served with the militia on various expeditions. A pensioner.
Kingsley, Joseph
On February 8, 1776, he stated to the Committee of Safety under examination that "he differed with them in sentiments in regard to the present dispute between Great Britain and the Colonies." He was ordered committed to the Albany jail to await trial at the next general meeting of the Committee. He returned to Schenectady on his release and on April 27 was summoned and ordered to pay twenty shillings, the amount expended in connection with his imprisonment, for a sled and two minute men to carry him to Albany. On his refusal to pay he was given the choice of so doing or of again being confined in the Albany jail. On May 1 the chairman reported the account paid.
Kinsela, Joseph
Born at Lisburn, Ireland, in 1749; died April 15, 1816. His name appears on the rolls of the Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights.
Kittle, Adam
On December 28, 1776, he enlisted in Captain John A. Bradt's company of State Rangers. In 1778, he was enrolled in the 2d Albany County Militia under Captain Jesse Van Slyck. He died a little before October 7, 1781, and was said to have been killed in the war.
Kittle, Daniel
Baptized September 23, 1733. He was enrolled in Captain Jesse Van Slyck's company, 2d Albany County Militia. In 1777 he served with the Northern Army at Stillwater and Bemis Heights, and in 1778 with a company of batteaumen under Captain Cornelius Barhydt. In 1779 he performed garrison duty at Fort Plain and Fort Plank. He served as batteauman and on garrison duty on various occasions to the end of the war. His widow received a pension.
Kittle, David
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Kittle, Ezra
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.
Kittle, John
His name appears on the rolls of the 2d Albany County Militia.

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