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STEPHEN FLANDERS

  • Northern New York
<div>**_Flanders, Stephen_**</div>

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Private; Capt. Samuel Richard's Co., Col. John Stark's Regt.; enlisted Apr. 23, 1776; 3 months, 16 days; Capt. Benjamin Stone's Co., Col. Alexander Scammel's Regt.; enlisted May, 1777; Northern New York. Engaged in the Battle of Bunker Hill. Captain Richards' Company, which marched from Goffstown on the 23rd of April (1775), now formed a part of Colonel Stark's Regiment at Medford. This regiment took a very important part in the engagement of that day. Stark's Regiment sustained a loss, killed and wounded, of sixty men. The hihghest of any regiment engaged save one, Colonel Prescott's, which had forty-three killed and forty-six missing.</div>

DANIEL FLANDERS

  • TOWN OF WINDHAM

On list of men belonging to Windham, who performed service in the Continental army and drafted militia during the revolutionary war, for three years.

SOURCE: [26] History of the Town of Windham, 1873; page 100.

FLANDERS, Daniel of Amesbury. Enlisted after April 28, 1777 as "private soldiers or non-commissioned officers agreeable to the order of Court;" to serve two months and paid three pounds. SOURCE: [39] The History of Amesbury, 1880; page 268.

DAVID FLANDERS

    FLANDERS, David

    of Salisbury. Private, Capt. Henry Morrill's co., Col. Caleb Cushing's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 8 days.

    SOURCE: [35] Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 5, page 760.

    PVT. HEZEKIAH FLANDERS

      FLANDERS, Hezekiah

      of Salisbury. Private, Capt. Jonathan Evans's co. of Minutemen, Col. James Frye's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days; also, Capt. Jonathan Evens's co., Col. James Frye's (1st) regt.; return of men in camp at Cambridge, dated May 17, 1775; also, same co. and regt.; company receipt for advance pay for 1 month dated Camp at Cambridge, June 28, 1775; also, same co. and regt.; company return dated Cambridge, Oct. 6, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Nov. 13, 1775; also, Sergeant, Capt. Jonathan Evans's co., Col. Samuel Johnson's regt.; engaged Aug. 18, 1777; discharged Nov. 30, 1777; service, 3 mos. 26 days, travel included, in Northern department; roll sworn to in Middlesex Co.

      SOURCE: [35] Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 5, page 760.

      PVT. JACOB FLANDERS

        FLANDERS, Jacob of Salisbury.

        Private, Capt. Henry Morrill's co., Col. Caleb Cushing's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days; also, Capt. John Peabody's co., Col. Ebenezer Francis's [p.761] regt.; pay abstract for travel allowance to and from camp, etc., sworn to Nov. 29, 1776; credited with 3 days allowance; company drafted from Salisbury, Newburyport, Bradford, Haverhill, Methuen, Boxford, and Andover.

        SOURCE: [35] Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 5, page 761.

        SGT. JARVIS FLANDERS

          FLANDERS, Jarvis

          of Salisbury. Sergeant, Capt. Henry Morrill's co., Col. Caleb Cushing's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 8 days.

          SOURCE: [35] Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 5, page 761.

          LEVI FLANDERS

            FLANDERS, Levi

            of Amesbury. Enlisted after April 28, 1777 as "private soldiers or non-commissioned officers agreeable to the order of Court;" to serve two months and paid three pounds [page 268]. Enlisted Aug. 23, 1777, with a bounty of £4, 10s [page 271].

            SOURCE: [39] The History of Amesbury, 1880; pages 268, 271.

            PVT. NATHAN FLANDERS

              FLANDERS, Nathan

              of Salisbury. Private, Capt. Henry Morrill's co., Col. Caleb Cushing's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days.

              SOURCE: [35] Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 5, page 762.

              HENRY A. FLANDERS, PENSION APPLICATION

                Henry A. Flander of St. Johnsville in said County and a pensioner of the Militia, states, aged eighty four years and upwards, being duly sworn saith, that he knows his aforesaid that his brother Dennis A. Flander was a private in the Company of Batteauxmen commanded by Captain Evert Van Eps in the year 1776 (Several words crossed out in this spot) that he served in said company, that his said brother served in the militia in 1777 at the battle of Oriskany, that this deponent and said Dennis enlisted together in the spring of the year 1778 into the company of Batteauxmen commanded by Captain John Laffler, and together served in said company pursuant to their enlistment, that in 1780 when Col. Brown was killed said Dennis was on duty with the militia from the Regiment to which ??? longest in the same company with this deponent, to wit in October 1780, that when deponent was on duty under Col. Willett in the fall of 1781 said Dennis was on duty at the battle of Johnstown under Capt. Rightor of said militia and that said Dennis was in a fourth battle at Mud or Mudder Creek or Kill in the summer of 1781.
                Subscribed and sworn this 12th day of October 1844 I Certify that said Henry Flander is a witness of credibility and that the foregoing affidavit was carefully read over to him and its contents explained to him before he signed or made his mark & sworn to the same.
                NOTE: Second Battalion of Tryon County Militia
                Private Flanders, Dennis Augustus, Palatine
                PENSION APPLICATION:
                State of New York
                Montgomery County
                On this day ? of September 1832 personally appearing before the Judge of the Court of Common Please for said County now sitting Dennis Augustus Flander a resident of the Town of Oppenheim, County of Montgomery, stated aforesaid age seventy four years born 15 of October 1757 who being duly sworn on his oath made the following declarations in order to obtain the benefice of the provision made by the act of Congress passed in June 7th, 1832, and he cited that service of the United States in the Revolutionary War in the militia of said state as a private served as herein after stated, viz: that about the first day of August 1777, he was called out to the service as a private and marched in the company of militia of Nicholas Rechter, Cap't; John Scholl, Lieu't; John Yost Schall Ensign in said company in the regiment of Jacob Klock Col. and Peter Waggoner Lieu't Col. I cannot recollect the name of the major, that he resided in the Town of Palatine in the said County where he entered the service, that he marched with the said company in said regiment from Palatine to Fort Herkimer where they stayed over night from thence marched on the north side of the Mohawk River to where Utica ? where they crossed over the river to the south side and on the south side marched up to Oriskany where he was engeged in the Oriskany Battle, the General Herkimer commanded the American militia in said battle where General Herkimer was wounded and Col. Ebenezer Cox of the Americans was killed and that the battle commenced about 10? on the 6th Aug. 1777 and the same evening of the battle, the Americans left Oriskany and went to Rome and around Rome the 8th? of the same month, having served about 8 days.
                He has forgotten to state in order, that about 15 March 1776, he entered as a boatman for nine months in Cap't Van Epps Co. having no other officers that he lived in Palatine now Montgomery County aforesaid and that he entered as a boatman of said company and went to Schenectady on foot. There they loaded boats with provisions intended for Fort Stanwix. That took two days to go to Schenectady and were occupied at Schenectady as 23 days loading boats that they left Schenectady in the boats and went up the Mohawk River to Fort Stanwix in the boats with the provisions and that it took ? a week to go to Fort Stanwix. At Fort Stanwix we unloaded the boats and then went to Schenectady again and loaded provisions and carried same to same. Col. Gansvoort commanding at Fort Stanwix at the time, Col. Van Sch? months as ? down the river in the boats to Schenectady from Fort Stanwix. On the first of Jan. 1777 he enlisted services until about ? April 1778. He again enlisted as a boatman for nine months in the company of John Lefler Capt. there were no other officers to the company, that he resided in Palatine, now the County of Montgomery aforesaid, that he marched from Palatine to Schenectady on foot and from thence to Albany where he was ? in giving ? to other places in the loading of the boat ? to fetch and cut wood to Albany loaded ? in a sloop took the wood to Albany, that he was engaged at Albany for about three months, he cannot recollect whether sickness or some other reason he did not serve nine months that he left about April 1778 that about the middle of May 1779 he was called into service and entered ? time in the company of Nicholas Rechter, Cap't; John Scholl, Lieu't; John Jost Scholl was ensign in said company in the regiment of Jacob Klock, Col.; Christopher Fox, Major, that he doesn't recollect the other officers names that he resided in the town of Palatine and in the now County of Montgomery aforesaid when he entered said last mentioned service that he left said company about May 20, 1779, having served about three days in said company that they marched north from where he lived in Palatine aforesaid and came to the house of his Capt. that the next morning when Cap't Rechter was wounded in defending his house against the Tories and Indians that at ? three days he went home together with the others of said company that about 21 May 1770 he entered as a private in the company of John Hess Cap't; John Klock Lieu't the names of the other officers to his recollection and in the Reg't of Col. Jacob Klock that he remained in said company till the year of 1782 or when the war ceased, excepting several times as hereafter stated that he served in Cap't Christian Houses Company and that while in said Hess' Co. he was out repeatedly on scouting parties as a ranger and was called out each month from May 25, 1779 to 1782 and served about fifteen days each month on scouting parties as aforesaid excepting the several times he after mentioned when he served in Houses Co. in the now County of Herkimer and one time ? he cannot say ? out another time was gone ? days on the Royal Grant a place so called and he was ? months called out on scouting parties and served each month about 15 days while in said Hess Co. so each month he was relieved by other of said Co. which is the reason he did not serve out each month or during the whole time he was in Hess Co. that said Co. did not go on scouting parties ? of all the men belonging to it, but they relieved each other as before mentioned while in said Hess Co. he was engaged ? fall of 1780 as near as he can recollect the wheat and other produce was blackened and burned by the British under Sir John Johnson, that he was in the battle under Gen. Van Rensaleer against the British and Tories and the Indians near the Mohawk River at fording place that the Indians and Tories were under the command of Sir John Johnson, said battle was fought at now town of Oppenheim near the house of Richard Failing about three or four yards from the now village of St. John in said town that the British force after a slow start on the day of the battle crossed the Mohawk River from the north to the south side that during that time he served Hess Co. that he was drafted out of said Co. into Christian Houses Co. and went to the Royal Grant for a few days and after a time for 14 days or about ? it as before stated.
                Further states that he had no documentary evidence to any claim whatsoever to a Pension or Annuity except this present and declared that his service is not on the Pension Roll of the agency of any state, that he was born 15 October 1757 at the now town of German Flats in Herkimer County has no evidence of his age seventy four, resided in St. Johns of Palatine in the now County of Montgomery that he served as before mentioned and has lived since the revolution in the same place where he now resides that he enlisted twice as a boatman as before mentioned each time for nine months, but served one time three months.

                Pension Application for Henry Flander:
                State of New York
                Montgomery Couny, SS

                On this the 21 day of September 1832 personally appeared before the undersigned appeared at the Court of Common Pleas of said county now sitting Henry Flander a resident of the Town of Oppenheim in the County and State aforesaid aged seventy two years on Dec 29 1831 who begins first duly sworn in on his oath made the forthcoming declarations in order obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed in June 7th, 1832, and he cited that service of the United States in the Revolutionary War in the militia of said state as a private served as herein after stated, viz: about twenty eighth day of March 1776 he enlisted as a private for nine months in the company whereof Christian Getman was Cap't; Jancey? Billington, Lieut; Jacob Simmons, Ensign thereof in the Reg't of Ebenezer Cox, the other field officers of said Reg't he does not remember of seeing during said nine months and does not recollect their names, -- that he resided in the Town of Palatine in County when he enlisted as was aforesaid, that the company aforesaid acted as rangers,-- that immediately after he was so enlisted as aforesaid he was marched with the said company from Palatine to the East Canada Creek, thence to the Garoga Lake in the then County of Tryon, thence to Sacandaga, thence to Johnstown, thence to Palatine aforesaid where this said company remained about four months, and thence was marched to Albany and from thence to Ticonderoga where he remained about three months,-- that at Ticonderoga Col. Ebenezer Cox arrived with the Fourth Militia where Col. Cox commanded as this officer in said company in which induced him to think and believe that his company belonged to the said Reg't at Ticonderoga there were Continental troops but does not think what Reg't of Continental was there nor these Continental officers that commanded there, -- that he left said service of enlistment about the first of March 1777, having served, longer than his period of enlistment that about the enlistment of 1777, he was called out into the militia there at said time into the company where of a Nicholas Rechter was Capt., John Scholl was Lieu't and he thinks John Jost Scholl was Ensign the the Reg't where Jacob Klock was Col. Peter Waggoner was called Lieu't Col. and the Major's name he cannot say but thinks Christopher Fox was major of said Reg't and that he then resided in the then Town of Palatine in said County when he entered the last mentioned service that the said Company and Reg't marched from the Town of Palatine to Herkimer's Fort, where he was taken sick for remained at the Fort towne and detained by sickness which prevented him being engaged in the Oriskany battle and was then in the service about six days when he returned home being about the Sixth or so of Aug't 1777 when he left said last mentioned service which at the said fort he understood the Oriskany Battle had been fought--about the 10th of April 1778 he enlisted as a boatman for nine months in the Company of John Lefler Cap't,-- there was no other officers he recollects, he was marched in said company to Albany where his company remained about a month from there down the South River to Co???an where he remained about a fortnight from thence to Kings Ferry where the said company remained thence was (can't read) say, from camp, where he saw Gen. Washington and enlisted to ferry troops over river (can't read) Gen. Washington's army was near (can't read one line) from Kings Ferry down the River to Poughkeepsie with flour as for the army of Gen. Washington where he continued some time and can't recall how long remained at TarryTown some time, left the said Continental service about first of January 1779, served as last aforesaid for about nine months when he was dismissed, returned home, --that he resided in Town of Palatine when he enlisted in said last mentioned service,--that about the middle of May 1779 he was called out and returned to the service in the company where Nicholas Rechter was Cap't; John Scholl Lieut; John Jost Schol, Ensign; of said company in the Reg't where Jacob Klock was Col. Christopher Fox major of said Reg't and cannot recollect officers of said Reg't that he then also resided in the Town of Palatine in said county when he continued as aforesaid said last mentioned service that the said company marched about five miles northward then the said town and left the service about (Check here.) 20 May 1779 having served about three days, -- that Cap't Rechtor was wounded about this time by the Indians and Tories in his own house in defending it that he was not there present that he returned home, saw no other officers or troops than that of the said company last named, that about 25 May 1779 he was a private the company of John Hess, Cap't Jacob G. Klock Lieu't and cannot remember the Ensign name of said company in the Reg't of Col. Jacob Klock, Peter Waggoner, Lieut Col.; and Christopher Fox Major of said Reg't and left this service about the first of April 1780 and served during said time as a private for about six months in said company he resided in the said Town of Palatine in the County aforesaid when he entered said last mentioned service and acted during said six months on scouting parties except about fourteen days, he was at what was called Ox-fort, that he served during said period from 25 May 1779 to 1st April 1780 about six months fourteen days of which time he was at Ox-Fort, being a small fort in the now County of Herkimer and that he cannot recollect the country they marched over during said time, but it was in and about the now County of Montgomery and Herkimer not going any great distance from the Town of Palatine that he said during said time no other officers or troops than that belonging to the company to which he was attached, that the residue of this time he was at home and not in service, when at Ox-fort he was in the service as aforesaid that about this first day of March 1781 he volunteered (can't read) the company of Cap't Laurence Gros for nine months, that the name of his Lieut ??? (can't read) was as he can remember were Toop and Buckey? two young men whose names he cannot recollect in the Reg't whereof Marinus Willet was Col. and cannot recollect the names of the other field officers except Jelles Fonda who acted as adjutant in said Regiment and entered said company the 1st March 1781 at Palatine in said county where he then resided, from Palatine he was marched to Fort Plain where Col. Willett commanded and remained there for nine months except when he was marched to the Town of Sharon then called Durlock in said company and accompanied by the said Col. Willet and the other named field officers where he was engaged in the Durlock battle against the Tories and Indians commanded by one Dockstader as was said, the Tories and Indians retreated and I returned after the battle to Fort Plain--Capt McKean was wounded in said battle of which he died -- I left said service about the first of January 1782 having served out said nine months and was discharged but lost same and returned home -- that he now recollects that during said nine months and shortly after the battle at Durlock aforesaid he was marched from Fort Plain to Caughnawaga village from there to Johnstown in pursuit of Major Ross at Johnson Hall near Johnstown the American forces commanded by Col. Willet had an engagement with the British forces at Johnson Hall and the British retreated and the American forces followed the British to the West Canada Creek--that he was in the said last mentioned engagement battle at Johnson Hall -- at the West Canada Creek the American forces stopped pursuit and after, he returned home when his service expired as aforesaid -- that he has no documentary evidence of his service aforesaid and that no clergyman resides in his neighborhood, that he was born 29 Sept 1759 in the County of Albany (the Town not remembered) as he understood that he has seen a record of his age but does not know where the same now is, that he resides in the Town of Palatine County of Mongtomery and State of New York when he entered the service these several times before mentioned--since the revolutionary war he resided in the Town of Oppenheim in said County of Montgomery and now lives in the same place, that he volunteered in Cap't Laurence Gros' company as aforesaid and the other times he was called on by his officers as before mentioned, that he has given all the information as to his services and the country marched through by him that he professed that he is known to Dennis Augustus Flander and Frederick Baum who can testify as to his character for serving as a soldier of the revolution and then (can't read). He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the Pension Roll of the agency of any state, that no clergyman resides in his neighborhood.
                his
                Henry (X) Flander
                Mark
                Sworn this 21 day of Sept. 1832 before me in open court.
                Geo D. Ferguson, Clerk
                We, Frederick Baum and John I. Failing residents of the Town of Oppenheim County of Montgomery and state of New York thereby testify that we are well acquainted with Henry Flander who has subscribed and sworn to the above declarations, that we believe him to be seventy two years of age and that he reported and he lived in the neighobrhood where he resides and has been a soldier of the revolution that we concur in that opinion.
                Fred'k Baum (his X Mark) John I. Failing
                Sworn and signed this day on the aforesaid in open court.
                Geo. D. Ferguson, Clerk

                ENOS FLANDERS

                  Enos Flanders
                  Birth: 08 Feb 1745 in Boscawen, New Hampshire
                  Death: Aft 1810 in Sheffield?, Vermont
                  Served in Continental Army in 1777. Marched to Saratoga. Discharged Oct. 25, 1777.