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

Arlington, Massachusetts


Dear Sir:


            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,

New York.


            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