PENSION PAPERS


Of Thomas Hopkins

 

War of 1812

 
PENSION RECORDS OF THOMAS HOPKINS
WAR OF 1812
from National Archives

S.O. 33800
S.E. 24505
W.O. 41088
W.C 31731

SOLDIER: HOPKINS, THOMAS
WIDOW: HOPKINS, SAMANTHA
SERVICE: Sergt. Captain. James Durkee's Company

Maiden Name of Widow: SAMANTHA FULLER
Death of Soldier: July 9, 1880, Sodus, Wayne Co., N.Y.

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SOLDIER: HOPKINS, THOMAS
WIDOW: HOPKINS, SAMANTHA
SERVICE: Capt. Durkee's Co. N.Y. Mil.
EN(listed): Sept. 8, 1814 DIS(charged): Sept. 21, 1814

War of 1812
SUR. ORIG.: #33800
WID. ORIG.: # 41088
WID. CTF. #31731
BOUNTY LAND WARRANTS: 8589-160 '55

RESIDENCE OF SOLDIER: 1852 - 1855 - 1878 - Sodus, Wayne Co., N.Y.
RESIDENCE OF WIDOW: 188L Sodus Center, Wayne Co, N.Y.
MAIDEN NAME OF WIDOW: SAMANTHA FULLER
MARRIAGE OF SOLDIER AND WIDOW: June 1813, Argyle, Washington Co., N.Y.
DEATH OF SOLDIER: July 9, 1880, Sodus, N.Y.
DEATH OF WIDOW: (Blank)
"Soldier alleged that he served as Sgt. In Capt. John Durkee's Co. N.Y. Mil.

EXR. M.M.S. 10-31-17

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Sur. O. 33800
No. 24505
Act 1878
WAR OF 1812

SURVIVORS' PENSION

New York
THOMAS HOPKINS
Rank Sergeant
Company Capt. John Durkee Regiment N.Y. Mil.

Canandaigua Agency
Rate per month - Eight dollars
Commencing March 9, 1878

Certificate dated Nov. 5, 1878
and sent to Pension Agent. 9 Nov 78
Van Kenren? (Keuren?)
Widows
W.O. 41088
W.C. 31731
May 13, 1881

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No. 31731
War of 1812
Act of March 9, 1878

WIDOWS' PENSION
New York

SAMANTHA HOPKINS
widow of
THOMAS HOPKINS
Rank Private
Company Capt. J. Durkee Regiment N.Y. Mil.
Syracuse Agency
Rate per month - Eight dollars
Commencing July 10, 1880
Certificate dated May 20, 1881
and sent to Pension Agent May 25_81
Henri? Gorman? Clerk
8589-160-55

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State of New York
County of Wayne
On this eleventh day of September 1852 personally appeared before me Hugh Jamison a Justice of the Peace duly authorized to administer on this within and for the county and state aforesaid, Thomas HOPKINS aged Sixty Two years a resident of the town of Sodus in said state and county who being duly sworn according to law decalre that he is the identical Thomas HOPKINS who was a Private [the word Private is crossed out] Sergeant in the Company commanded by Captain John Durkee in the One Hundred and twenty first Regiment of New york State Malitia commanded by James Green in the war with Great Britain declared on the 18th day of June A.D. 1812.

That the Regiment to which his Company was attached was called into service by the Governor of the State of New York on the 7th or 8th day of September 1814 and continued in service Sixteen days, and that he was with his said Company during said time and was honorably discharged about the 23rd day of September 1814 – That he did not receive a written discharge but that the whole Company was verbally discharged by the Captain there of __ at Argyle, New York.

That he lived at the time his Company was called into service, in the town of Argyle, in the County of Washington in said state, and that he marched from there to Plattsburgh a distance of two hundred and fifty miles, and returned again to Argyle before he was dismissed aforesaid, with his Company and that the whole distance traveled while he was in service was about Five Hundred miles.

He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which he may be entitled under the act granting bounty land to certain officers & soldeirs who have been engaged in the military service of the United States passed september 28, 1850.
(Signature) Thomas HOPKINS
Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above written and I hereby certify that I believe the said Thomas HOPKINS to be the identical man who served as aforesaid and that he is of the age above stated. The word "private" in the above declaraton was erased before it was agreed or sworn to by said HOPKINS.
Hugh Jamison a Justice of the Peace of Wayne Co.

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STATE OF NEW YORK,
County of Wayne
On this 19th day of March A.D. 1855 personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace in and for the County and State aforesaid, duly authorized to administer oaths within Sodus in the County and State of aforesaid who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Thomas HOPKINS who was a Sergeant in Captain Shaw or John Durkee's Company in Colonel James Greens Regiment of N.Y. Militia in the war with Great Britain of 1812 that he entered service from Washington Co, N.Y. on the 7th 8th day of September A.D. 1814 and served in said war for seventeen days at least and was honorably discharged at Burlington, Vermont on or about the last? Day September A.D., 1814 : there he received no written discharge but was written out of service with the whole Company that he applied for a Land Warrant for said service in 1850 or 1851(&) by D.W. Parshall, Esq. Of Lyons: that said application was [hard to read] claimed as tho gr??? As he supposes thus he did not serve one month : that he does not know or remember of stating in his previous application that he served one month : that he was actually paid for one months service : that he does not know as his application was ever in fact sent to the Pension office. That he never applied for any Land [written in above; ? above state] Warrant from the U.S. Government for said service, and never served except as above stated. Never received any Land Warrant for the U.States for any Service.

He makes this Declaration to obtain 160 acres of land to which he claims to be entitled under act March 3, 1858 & existing Laws of the United States, and appoints William Van Marter, of Lyons, N.Y. his Attorney therefor and revokes all former powers of Attorney for this purpose made.

Two Witnesses.
Myeon Brower
Peter Brower
(Signed) THOMAS HOPKINS

Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above written. And I certify that I believe said Thomas HOPKINS to be the identical person in this declaration named—and that he is the age above stated; and that I am not in any way concerned in this application of said Thomas HOPKINS for Bounty Land, nor am I interested in its prosecution.

Wm Perrine
Justice of the Peace

STATE OF NEW YORK,
County of Warren
Peter Brower & Myeon Brower of Sodus N.Y., being each for himself separately sworn, doth each for himself say that he is a resident of Sodus N.Y. in said State and that ehy know said Thomas HOPKINS to be the identical person in said Declaration described; that they saw him subscribe and make oath too the same; that we at the same time subscribed thereto our names as witnesses, and that we have neither of us any interest in its prosecution, nor are we either of us concerned therein.
Subscribed and sworn this 19 day of March 1855. And I certify that each of said subscribing witnesses are known to me; that they are each persons of good character and entitled to credit as witnesses.

Myeon Brower
Peter Brower
Wm S.? Perrine Justice of the Peace of said County.

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APPLICATION FOR SERVICE PENSION, WAR OF 1812 FOR
THOMAS HOPKINS
of Capt. John Durkee Co. ___ Reg't of N. Y. S. Mil.
No Duplicate 7 (v or r) L. 6
Filed by John S. Coe
Canandaigua N. Y.

WAR OF 1812
Claim of Soldier for Service Pension, under the Provisions of Sections 4736 to 4740,
inclusive Revised Statutes, and the Act of March 9, 1878.

STATE OF NEW YORK
COUNTY OF WAYNE
On this 26th day of April, A.D. one thousand eight hundred and Seventy Eight personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace, the same being a Court of Record within and for the county and State aforesaid, (1) Thomas HOPKINS aged 88 years, a resident of Sodus, in the County of Wayne, in the State of New York, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical (2) Thomas HOPKINS, who served under the name of (3) Thomas HOPKINS as a (4) Sergeant in the company commanded by Captain John Durkee, in the regiment of New York S Mil commanded by Col. James Green in the war of 1812; that he (5) was called out at Argyle Wash. Co, N.Y. on or about the 1st day of September, A.D. 1814, for the term of _______, and continued in actual service in said war for the term of (6) twenty days, and was honorably discharged at Burlington, Vermont (inserted: for proof of date of Discharge see proof on file in getting Land Warrant) on the ____day of ______A.D._____. That since his discharge from said service he has resided as follows, viz: (7) In Queensbury, Warren Co. N.Y. for fifteen years in Sodus ever since.

The following was his description at the time of his enlistment, viz: (8) Aged 24 years - Farmer Rhode Island about 5 ft. 9 or 10 in Eyes Blue

He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the pension to which he may be entitled under the provisions of Sections four thousand seven hundred and thirty six to fourthousand seven hundred and forty inclusive Revised Statutes, and the act of March 9, 1878, and hereby constitutes and appoints, with full powers of substitution and revocation, John S. Coe, of Canandaigua N.Y. his true and lawful attorney to prosecute his claim. He also declares that he has heretofore made an application for (9) Land Warrant and received the same and that his residence is No.______,_______street, city (or town) of Sodus County of Wayne, State of New York and that his post office address is Sodus Center Wayne County N.Y. That by reason of his age and the infirmities (alters ding?) it he is too feeble to appear before a court of record. That he has not made the distance of ten? miles in ten? years.
Thomas HOPKINS
Claimant's Signature

Attest:
Allen Lester
Thomas HOPKINS, Jr.

Also personally appeared Allen Lester, aged 75 years, residing at No. ____ street, in Sodus, Wayne Co, NY, and Thomas HOPKINS Jr, aged 48 years, residing at No. ____, ____street, in Sodus, Wayne Co, NY, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they have known the said Thomas HOPKINS for 54 years and for 40 years, respectively; that they were present and saw him sign his name to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said claimant and their aquaintance with him as the identical person who rendered the service alleged in the above application (in the company of Captain John Durkee, in the regiment of New York State Militia in the war of 1812) by the following-named facts and circumstances, viz: (10) Lester swears he was at claimants house when called up and it was the general reputation? Is the place that claimant was in the army and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
Signatures: Allen Lester
Thomas HOPKINS, Jr

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 26th day of April, A.D. 1878; and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, &c., were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before swearing, including the words 'or make his mark', erased, and the words "Centre", added; and that I have no interest direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim. Also certify that I do not think his health sufficient to go to the county clerks office for affidavit.
A. Warren
A Justice of the Pease in & for Wayne Co, NY

Stamped with seal: Department of the Interior Sep 1(9?), 1878 Pension Office

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U.
WAR OF 1812
APPLICATION FOR SERVICE PENSION

Samantha HOPKINS
Widow of
Thomas HOPKINS
of Capt. J. Durkee Co. ____ Regiment of ____

Suv. Certif. 24505
No. Dup. WLC
Filed By
Wm W. Coe
Canendaidia? NY
(hand written at bottom: Died 9 July 1880)

Stamped with seal: U. S. Pension Office April 27, 1881

WAR OF 1812
CLAIM OF WIDOW FOR SERVICE PENSION
STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF WAYNE, ss
On this 19th day of April, A.D. one thousand eight hundred eighty-one [1881] personally appeared before me, Aw? Brower Justice of the Peace the same being a court of record within and for the County and State aforesaid, (1) Samantha HOPKINS, aged 86 years, a resident of Sodus Centre, in the State of NY, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the widow of (2) Thomas HOPKINS deceased, who was the identical (3) Thomas HOPKINS, who served under the name of (4) Thomas HOPKINS as a (5) ____[the following was written above all the words and blanks in the form] "for the name of the Captains served? whom the said Thomas HOPKINS served - his regiment" in the war of (6) "1812 & for his ? ? & for the time & place of his enlistment & where he served & where he was discharged & for how long he served & for cause of discharge see proof on file in getting pension certificate No. 24505". She further states that the following is a full description of her said husband at the time of his enlistment, viz: (10) [written in] "See proof on file in? getting pension certificate No. 24505 of Thos. HOPKINS. She further states that she was married to the said Thomas HOPKINS at the town of Argyle, in the county of Washington, and in the State of New York, on the ____ day of June A.D. 1813 by one (11) Samuel Bennett, who was a (12) Justice -now dead, and that her name before her said marriage was Samantha FULLER, and that she has not remarried since the death of said Thomas HOPKINS; and she further states that (13) neither was deponent or said Thomas HOPKINS previously married and that her said husband (14) Thomas HOPKINS, died at Sodus NY, in the State of New York, on the 9th day of July A.D. 1880 and she further declares that the following have been the places of residence of herself and her said husband since the date of his discharge from the Army, viz: (15) See proof on file (?in getting?) pension Certificate No. 24.505 heretofore surrendered. She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the Pension to which she may be entitled under Sections 4736 to 4740, inclusive, Revised Statutes, and the Act of March 9, 1878, and hereby appoints, with full powers of substitution and revocation, Wm W Coe, of Canenidenia[sic] NY her true and lawful attorney to prosecute her claim.

And she further declares that she has heretofore made no application for (16) a pension but said Thomas HOPKINS obtained both a Land Warrent & a pension Certificate No. 24.505 and that her residence is No. ____street, city of Sodus Center county of Wayne State of New York, and that her post office address is Sodus Center, Wayne Co, NY. That deponent is too old & feeble to go to be sworn by county clerk.
(Two attesting witnesses who can write their names:)
Jeremiah Brayman
Allen Lester
her mark
Samantha ( X ) HOPKINS
(Signature of Claimant)

Also personally appeared Jerry BRAYMEN (Brayman?), aged 77 years, residing at No. ____ street, in Sodus Center NY, and Allen LESTER, aged 78 years, residing at No. ____street, in Sodus Center NY, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who being by me duly sworn, say that they have known the said Samantha HOPKINS for 73 years and for 68 years, respectively; that they were present and saw her sign her name [this is crossed out] (or make her mark) to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with her, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be; and they further say that they are able to identify her as the person who was the wife of the identical (17) Thomas HOPKINS, who rendered the service alleged int eh above application (in the company of Captain John Durkey, in the regiment of NY Militia in the war of 1812-) by the following named facts and circumstances, viz: (18) "That they have well known both the said Samantha HOPKINS & her late husband Thomas HOPKINS ever since they can remember any one(?)" and they know that she has not remarried since the death of Thomas HOPKINS her husband, and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
(Signatures:) Jeremiah Brayman
Allen Lester

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 19th day of April, A. D. 1881; and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, &c., were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before swearing, including the words "Sign her name or, erased, and the words ____, added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim. " and I further certify that Samantha HOPKINS because of infirmaties and old age is unable to go [word cut off] yous? To be sworn by the county clerk.

AW Brower
Justice of the Peace

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(Handwritten statement)

State of New York
Wayne County
Jerry Braymen aged 77 years a resident of Sodus Center said County & State being duly sworn says - He has well known Samantha HOPKINS the widow of Thos. HOPKINS since & before 1813 - That he well knew Thos. HOPKINS prior & before 1813- That the said Thomas HOPKINS died in the town of Sodus Wayne Co, NY 9th July 1880 - deponent saw him dead. That she said Samantha HOPKINS has not remarried again since the death of said Thomas HOPKINS & still remains his widow. He further says that he was present & saw said Thomas HOPKINS & Samantha HOPKINS married - They were married in Argyle Washington Co, NY in June 1813 but from the long time? inter? Being he cannot remember the exact day of the month - That her said Samantha HOPKINS maiden name was Samantha FULLER - That he has no interest in this claim.
(signature:) Jermiah Brayman
Subscribed & Sworn to before me this 19th day of April 1881 & I hereby certify that Jerry Brayman is the person he represents himself to be & is entitled to credit & I have no interest in this claim.
A W Brower
Justice of the Peace

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(Handwritten statement)

State of New York
Wayne County
Allen Lester aged 78 years a resident of Sodus Center said County & State & he as no interest in te 1812 pension claims of Samanta HOPKINS. E further says that Thomas HOPKINS died in the town of Sodus said Co. & State 9t July 1880 - deponent saw him dead. That she said Samantha HOPKINS the widow of said Thomas HOPKINS deceased has not remarried and still remains his widow - He further says: That e knew Thos. HOPKINS dec'd. since ('before' is written and then crossed out) 1813 and has well known Samantha HOPKINS ever since ( '& before' are written and then crossed out) - that deponent was not present at the wedding & marriage of the said Thomas HOPKINS & Samanta HOPKINS in June 1813 but he lived near & heard of it at the time & he knows that both parties lived together as husband & wife ever since until the said Thos HOPKINS died in July last & he verily? believes they were married: That he never heard the fact disputed her maiden name was FULLER.
(signature)
Allen Lester

Subscribed & sworn to before me this 19th day of April 1881 & I hereby certify that Allen Lester is the person he represents himself to be & is entitled to credit & I have no interest in this claim.

A W Brower
Justice of the Peace

(stamped with seal: U. S. Pension Office April 27, 1881)

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Retyped by Joanne (Condon) Fairman, 4th great granddaughter of Thomas HOPKINS) on Nov. 7, 1998 from copies of the Pension Papers of Thomas HOPKINS, received from the National Archives in Washington D.C.  
 
 

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