8/6/1833 Ruben Barber Revolutionary War – Statement


State of New York – Tioga County
Reuben Barber of the Town of Catlin in the said County of Tioga being duly Sworn deposeth and saith that since he has learned through his ajent that the officers of the War Department who have in charge the excretion of the Pension act of June 7, 1832 have rejected him to prove his service as detailed in his application for pension under that act by two credible witnesses he has spent much time in traveling thorough “The Militan tract,” in the Stat of New York which many of the Revolution Soldiers were located in search of individuals with whom he served in the war of Revolution That he has been to the Town of Dryden in the Con__ ___ _______ where he aforesaid to have found Joseph Mead who served with him, but ascertained that he died a short time since. That he has also been to the town of Covert (?) in the County of Seneca where one Joseph Thomas who also served with him, lately lived but learning that he too was dead ” that he also has been to the town known of Fayette in Seneca County where Davis Cook who served with him, lately lived but ascertained that he removed about two hears since to the westward – but where he could not learn. The the only person living so far as he can learn that can testify in regard to his services is Jonas Yourmans of the County of Steuben, whose affidewit is affixed to his declaration – Having thus done all in his power to meet the requisition of the War Department without effect, he submits his cease to, in the hope that as death has made such savages of the relics of the Revolution (Pg2) and thinks ____ it improbable to produce two witness, and certain of a null ——
(Note from Coni:  next page is very light and hard to read)
Ruben Barber – (Signed his name)

Ruben Barber Revolutionary War – Pg 10 of 57 – Ruben’s Statement 1

Ruben Barber Revolutionary War – Pg 11 of 57 – Ruben’s Statement 2

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4/12/1850 – Hannah (Chagum) Barber Widows Penison for Ruben


State of New York – Chemung County
On the twelfth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundreed and fifty personally appeared before me Patrick Quin a Justice of Peace in and forsaid County of Chemung in the State of NY Hannah Barber of the town of Catlin in the County of Chemung and State of New York aged aged ninety seven years old and upwards who being first duly sworn according to law doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed June seventh eighteen hundred and thirty two and also to obtain the benefit of the provision of the act of Congress passed the twenty ninth day of July eighteen hundred and forty eight: That she is the widow of the late Reuben Barber of Catlin aforesaid that she was lawfully married to the said Reuben Barber in the town of Barkhamsted in the County of Litchfield and State of Connecticut, by Thomas Wilder a Justice of Peace on the thrity first day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundedred eighty four, that her name before her marriage to her late husband Reuben Barber was Hannah SANDS Chaugum – that the said Reuben Barber died in the town of Catlin in the County of Chemung and State of New York the sixteenth day April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty nine and she further states that she has not married since the death of the said Reuben Barber her late husband, but now remained his widow and she further states about the said Reuben Barber her late husband obtained a bounty or pension under some act of Congress as will more fully appear by the pension certificate of the said late Reuben Barber which bears date the (25th) twenty fifth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty three and she ask for an increase of annuity or pension of the balance due her said husband and for an increace of the annuity which may be granted her full pay by reason of the increase of services which the said Reuben Barber her late husband (Pg 2) performed in the war of the Revolution which was not proved hy him in his application for the benefit of the provision of the acts of Congress passed for the benefit of the soldiers of the Revolution: and she further states that she has never made an application for a pension until the passed and she delcares that her name is not on the pension roll of any agency in the any state.
Hannah her X mark Barber
Persecuted and sworn before me
Patrick Quin a Justice of the peace __________(?)
I certify that the above named Hannah Barber who made the above declaration on her oath is in my opinion entitled to full credit and belief
Patrick Quin Justice of the Peace
I hereby Certify that Hannah Barber above names in not able to attend Court by reason of her Etreme age and disability
Patrick Quin Justice of the Peace

Ruben Barber Revolutionary War – Pg 14 of 57 – Hannah’s Statement 1

Ruben Barber Revolutionary War – Pg 15 of 57 – Hannah’s Statement 2

Ruben Barber Revolutionary War – Pg 16 of 57 – Hannah’s Statement 3