A 1931 letter in the Revolutionary War pension file for Samuel Tyrel
Source: Ancestry.com database: Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900, Samuel Tyrel (wife: Eunice), New York, No. W19480; image set T / Trask, Benjamin - Tzor, Gabriel / Tyler, Joseph - Tzor, Gabriel, images 1053 and 1054. From NARA microfilm series M804, roll 2433.
Transcribed by Conrad W. Terrill, DOR-Terrill, 19 Nov. 2011
July 9, 1931
Rev. & 1812 Wars Section
L. B. Benedict AWF
193 Mystic Street
You are advised that it appears from the papers in
the Revolutionary War pension claim, W. 19480, that Samuel
Tyrel was born February 22, 1758 in Woodbury, Connecticut.
While residing in New Perth (which was later Salem)
Washington County, New York, he served as a substitute for
his brother, William, one month from in June, 1776, in
Captain McCracken’s Company, Colonel Gansevoort’s New York
In 1777 he moved to Hebron, Washington County, New
York, and enlisted and served with the New York Troops as
follows— from in June 1777, one month in Captain John Ham-
ilton’s Comapny [sic], Colonel Williams’ Regiment, and was in
the retreat from Ticonderoga; from August 1, 1777, three
months in Captain Elijah Herrick’s Company, Colonel Morris
Graham’s Regiment and was in the battle of Stillwater; in
1778 out in scouting tours and alarms in Captain Hamilton’s
Company, in all six months; from April 1, 1779, nine months
as sergeant in Captain Levi Stockwell’s Company; in 1781 out
in scouting tours and alarms in Captain Wilson’s Company
Colonel Webster’s Regiment, in all about six months.
He was allowed pension on his application executed
August 28, 1832, at which time he was living in Hebron,
He died in said Hebron, December 12, 1834.
The soldier married, January 22, 1782 in Williams-
town, in the “Bay State”, Eunice, her maiden name is not
given, she was born April 6, 1762, place not stated.
The following appears on the family record—
1st child Rachel born May 14, 1784
2nd child Rebeca “ June — 1786
3rd child Ezra “ July 16, 1788
4th child Samuel “ July 17, 1790
Very truly yours
A. D. MILLER
Assistant to Administrator