State of New York }
Rockland County } ss

On this twenty ninth Day of November in the year AD 1832, personally appeared in open Court, before the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas, now sitting, Samuel Vervalen, a resident of the town of Orange in the County of Rockland, aged Seventy one years the first of last May, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his Oath make the following declaration, in Order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress, passed June 7, 1832. That he entered the servise of the United States under the following named officers, and served as herein stated. That he enlisted for three month, in the month of December, 1777 (the day of the month he does not recollect) in a Company Commanded by Capt. Robert Johnson. A Mr. Coe was Lieutenant, the field Officers he does not recollect. That during that term the Company was imployed as guards and was stationed at different places, most part of the time in guarding the shoar of the Hudson river from a place called Bergen Woods, to Nyack, in said County; and that after the term of service was expired he again, in the month of March 1778, enlisted for three Month in a Company commanded by Capt. Moutes Goetschius, John Howler Lieut. other Officers not now recolected, and served during that period guarding the lines in Bergen County, in the state of New Jersey, as soon as his term was expired on his return home he was drafted in the month service and Joined a Company commanded by Capt. Abraham Haring. Abraham Ferdon was also an officer in the company, and served in guarding the lines as aforesaid. About the time of the expiration of the month servise, the British army being then in the state of New Jersey, General Washington requested the Govenor of the state of New Jersey to rais the Militia to reinforce his army, when the Govenor Ordered a draft among the militia when the fourth man was taken, and he among others was drafted with orders that each man must provide himself with three days provision and immediatly march to meet at Aquackinac where the regiment was to be consolidated, where the men chose their own officers, and he was put in a Company commanded by Capt. James Christie, the aforesaid Goetschius was then Major, He then marched through second river, and Newark, to Elizabeth town, and there joined the Brigade Commanded by Genl. Wines, who was commander in Chief of the New Jersey Militia. He then marched to New Brunswick there crossed the river in scows, and then marched to near Monmouth wher they had an engagement with some part of the British army, and after his month service was expired he returned home, then he immediately on his return again entered the service for one month under the aforesaid Capt. Christie, and served that month in guarding along the lines in Bergen County, and when that month was expired he enlisted in a Company Commanded by Captain Elias Romine, and during that month being on a picket guard, detached to some of the Continental troops, commanded by Lieut. Barns, when at a place Called the Liberty pole, in the county of Bergen, the British light horse, part of Cornwallises Army attacked us and after fighting until many on both sides was killed and wounded, we were overpowered and I having receive a severe cut with a saber on the head being badly wounded, was taken prisoner and with others was taken to New York, where I remained a prisoner for nearly three months, when I was exchanged. Then in the month of June 1779 I enlisted for six months in a company commanded by Capt. Rebel, Mr. Post was Lieutenant and Mr. Fell was Major, and was stationed most of the time at Hackensack, in the state of New Jersey. Then as soon as that term of servise was expired I was drafted and served one month, in a Company Commanded by Captain Ward, then as soon as my month servise was expired I served for one month as a substitute for David Haring, in a Company commanded by Capt. Wade, and then when that month was expired I served one Month, as a substitute for John Blauvelt, in a Company commanded by Capt. Abraham Haring. After that service was expired I was drafted, and served one month in a Company commanded by Capt. John Outwater, and after that service was expired I served as a substitute for one month in a Company commanded by Capt. Elias Romine. I was hired by Col. Die but for who I do not recolect, and as soon as that time was expired or about the first of June 1780, I enlisted for six months in a Company commanded by Capt. Thomas Blanch, the aforesaid Goetschius was Major, and joined a detachment of the Continental line Commanded by Col. Daton, who belonged to the Jersey line, was also part of the time with Genl. Lafeats. Army, and during that service being out with a scouting party, in an engagement with a party of the enemies of my contry who had been out plundering I was wounded with a bullet in my left arm. I then again in the month of January 1781 entered the service in a company commanded [by] Capt. Huyler, his Brother was Lieutenant and served one month. Then I served one month under Capt. Samuel Demarest, then one Month under Capt. Board, and served nearly the whole of the time from that time to the close of the war, under different Captains by the month and other periods, and that I have no documentary evidence to my knowledge as I do not recolect ever to have received a discharg at the expiration of any of my services. That all his officers under whom he served is dead or removed to places to him unknown and that all the evidence of his services that is in his power is some of the survivors of his fellow Soldiers who served with him in the Revolutionary War by whom he is enabled to prove most of his services. That during the Revolutionary war he resided in the County of Bergen in the state of New Jersey, and since the war he removed and now resides in the town of Orange, in the County of Rockland and State of New York, Sworn and subscribed, the day and year aforesaid.
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Samuel X Vervalen
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In Open Court
David Pye Clerk


Abraham Vervalen of Orange Town in the County of Rockland aged about 66 years being duly sworn deposeth and saith that he has been acquainted with the said Samuel, and has known him from his youth to the present day knew him when a soldier in the Revolutionary war, knows him to have served during the whole war in defence of his country (generally speaking.) That he knows the said Abraham [sic-Samuel] to have served his Country as by him set forth, under Capt. Rob. Johnson, Goetschius, Rebel, and Blanch and does believe that he has performed service to his Country in the manner by him stated. That he knows him to have been a faithful soldier and friend to his Country, and believes him to be a man of Veracity and worthy of Credit.

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Abraham X Vervalen
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Sworn and subscribed
In open Court, the date
As above.
Daniel Pye Clerk



United States National Archives, Collection M-804, Pension and Bounty Land Application Files, No. W16774, Samuel Vervalen, New Jersey.

State of New York }
Rockland County }

Be it remembered that on the 27th Day of November 1832 in the Court of Common pleas of the County of Rockland and State of New York personally appeared Major General Peter S. Vanorden of the township of Ramapo in the County of Rockland and State of New York who being Duly Sworn Deposeth and Saith that he is upwards of 69 Years of age and Became acquainted with Samuel Varvalen before the revolutionary War and he the Deponent then resided in the township of hackensack in the County of Bergain and State of New Jersey in the Neighbourhood of Schralenburg and the aforesaid Samuel Varvalen resided in the township of herington County and State Aforesaid and that this Deponent in the year 1778 Served in a Company Command[ed] by Capt. Abram Haring together with the said Samuel Varvalen for the term of one month and guarding from Closter to Scraulenburg and liberty pole and this Deponent farther States that he Served the same year together with Samuel Varvalen one month under the Command of Capt. John Hyler and then one month the same year Served under the Command of Capt. Peter Ward then again the same year Served together one month under Capt. Elias Romain and at the expiration of this months service under Capt. Romain this Company together with some Standing troops under the Command of Lieut. Barns and some of Capt. John Bells Nine months men where attacked by the British Cavelry where a number of them [were] killed wounded and taken prisoner and the Said Samuel Varvalen was then wounded and taken prisoner and Caried to New York by the British Cavelry and this Deponent farther States in the first part of the year 79 Served with Said Samuel Varvalen one month under the Command of Capt. John Hyler and this Deponent farther states that in the year 1781 in the early part of Said year The whole regiment of Col. Tunis Day in Said County of Bergain was Called in Service and this Deponent together with Samuel Varvalen was Called in the Service in Said Regiment and had Several Scirmages with the British and at last Drove them from fort Lee. And the Deponent farther States that he the same year Served again together with Samuel Varvalen under Capt. Hyler one month and the Deponent farther states that he served for one month the same year together with Samuel Varvalen under Capt. Romain, and he farther States that he served one month with the Said Samuel Varvalen as he thinks under Capt. Christie In the year 1782 and farther States that in the same year again Served together with Said Varvalen under Capt. Hyler for the term of one month.

Peter S. Van Orden

Sworn and subscribed
In open Court, the above date
David Pye Clerk

United States National Archives, Collection M-804, Pension and Bounty Land Application Files, No. W16774, Samuel Vervalen, New Jersey.

State of New York }
Rockland County } ss

On this Seventeenth day of November 1838, personally appeared before me Abraham B Stephens, one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in and for said county aged Seventy two years, 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 July 7, 1838, entitled “An Act granting half pay and pensions to certain widows.” That she is the widow of Samuel Ver Valen, who was a private, and served during the Revolutionary war, under the following named Officers, Viz: Capt. Robert Johnson in the New York line; Capt. Moutes Goetschius, Abraham Haring, James Christie, —— Romyne, —— Rebel, John Outwater, Thomas Blanch, Samuel Demarest, and Capt. Huyler, in the New Jersey Militia, in Coln. Dey’s Regiment, all which services is set forth in a declaration made before the Judges of the said court in the month of November 1832, and more particularly set forth in an amended declaration by the said Samuel Vervalen, afterwards made, and now on file in the pension office, for which services the said Samuel Ver Valen was allowed a pension of Eighty dollars per annum. She further declares, that she was married to the said Samuel Ver Valen at Rhinebeck flats, on the twelfth day of October, seventeen hundred and eighty three; that her husband, the aforesaid Samuel Ver Valen, died on the tenth day of December, in the year eighteen hundred and thirty seven; that she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service; but the marriage took place previous to the first of January, seventeen hundred and ninety four, viz. at the time above stated.
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Mary X Varvalen
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Sworn to and subscribed, on the
day and year above written
Before me
Abm. B Stephens Judge



United States National Archives, Collection M-804, Pension and Bounty Land Application Files, No. W16774, Samuel Vervalen, New Jersey.

State of New Jersey }
Bergen County }

Personally appeared before the Subscriber a Justice of the Peace in and for the County of Bergen and late of New Jersey Daniel Van Scuyver Aged 78 years of Said County, who being sworn on his oath, according to Law, doth declare, that he is personally acquainted with Samuel Vervalen of Rockland County State of New York, who has applied for a Pension under the Act of Congress of 7th June 1832, and that he has a perfect recollection of Seeing the Said Samuel Vervalen, doing duty, (being the whole time in actual Service) in the same Regiment, to which the deponent belonged, of which Col. Tunis Dey had the Command.
Three Months in the year 1777 month December Jany. and Feby. Under the Command of Capt. Robert Johnson, Stationed at Closter and other Places in Bergen County doing guard duty.
Also Six Months in the year 1779 commenced, as he believes in June, as a volunteer Under Capt. Rebel, Stationed at Hackensack and other places in Bergen County, doing guard duty, watching the enemy at the different landings on the Hudson River in County of Bergen.
And the deponent further Saith, that he served with the Said Saml. Vervalen as a fellow Soldier in the same Company, in the Revolutionary War, in the following tours of Service.
Three Month in the year 1778 under Capt. Maurice Gutches, Stationed at Hackensack doing guard duty.
One Month, year of 1778 Under Capt. Abraham Herring Month of August, Stationed at the Liberty Pole, Bergen County, doing guard duty.
One Month in the year 1778 under Capt. James Christie Stationed at the Liberty Pole doing duty as guard. One month in the year 1778 under Capt. Elias Romine Stationed at Liberty Pole.
One Month in the year 1779 month of Decr. under Capt. Peter Ward Stationed at Hackensack and other places doing guard duty. One Month in the year 1779 believes it was in the Winter under Capt. Wade.
One Month in the year 1780 in the Spring Under Capt. Abm. Herring Stationed at Hackensack and Liberty Pole.
One Month in the year 1780 month of May under Capt. John Outwater stationed at various places in County of Bergen as Guard.
One Month in the year 1780 does not recollect the Month under Capt. Elias Romine, Stationed at Hackensack doing Guard duty. One Month in the year 1781 in Jany. under Capt. Hyler.
One Month in the year 1782 Summer under Capt. Samuel Demarest at Hackensack doing Guard duty.
One Month in the year 1782 does not recollect the month under Capt. Board. In the Order of time he may have fallen to Mistakes, but knows the period of each term was fully served.
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Daniel X Van Scuyver
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Sworn and Subscribed to before
me this 21st day of Augt. 1833
James Van Houten
Justice of the Peace



United States National Archives, Collection M-804, Pension and Bounty Land Application Files, No. W16774, Samuel Vervalen, New Jersey.