Cornelius Van Tassel Revolutionary War Pension File
State of New York,
Onondaga County ---- I David D. Hillis Surrogate of the County aforesaid do hereby certify that Isaac Van Tassel of the town of Manlius County of Onondaga and State of New York has been duly appointed administrator of the Estate of Alsey Van Tassel widow of Cornelius Van Tassel both late of the town of Manlius aforesaid ?deceased? - In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the official seal of said Court of Syracuse in said County this 24 day of July 1844.
State of New York
Onondaga County on this 24th day of July 1844 personally appeared before the undersigned Surrogate of the County of Onondaga in the State of New York Isaac Van Tassel of the town of Manlius in the County and State aforesaid administrator of the estate of Alsey Van Tassel late of said town of Manlius, deceased, who having first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the section of the act of July 4, 1836. That he is one of the Children of Cornelius Van Tassel & Alsey Van Tassel and has been duly appointed administrator of the estate of the said Alsey; that his father, the said Cornelius Van Tassel was a private in the war of the Revolution and served under Captain Adiel Sherwood and that he was taken prisoner while in the service as aforesaid at Fort Ann in the State of New York, was carried a prisoner to Canada and kept by the British a prisoner upwards of two years.
He also declares that his father the aforesaid Cornelius Van Tassel was married to his mother Alsey Brower on the thirteenth day of January one thousand seven hundred and seventy six, and that his father died on the twenty eighth day of April in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty leaving the said Alsey his widow and several children.
He also further declares that his mother, the aforesaid Alsey did not marry
after the death of his father but continued his widow and that she died in the
town of Manlius aforesaid on the thirteenth day of July in the year one thousand
eight hundred and thirty nine and that at her death she left surviving her the
following named children viz: Cornelius Van Tassel now a resident of the State
of Indiana, Rachel Van Tassel a resident of the state of Michigan, Leah Rose
wife of Jacob Rose, Abraham Van Tassel, Stephen Van Tassel and Isaac Van Tassel
who resides in the county of Onondaga, State of New York and that the said children
are of lawful age. He further declares that his parents aforesaid were married
by the Rev. Mr. ?Boneschanter? in the town of Schaghticoke in the County of
Rensselaer, in the State of New York: that he knows of no record but a family
record kept by his father the said Cornelius in his own handwriting in an ancient
Low Dutch Bible which this declarant has detached therefrom and attached to
the declaration as proof of said marriage in connection with the affidavit of
Catherine ?Karr? an eyewitness whose affidavit is hereto attached. This declarant
claims the amt of pension due his mother at the time of her death under the
law of 1836 is being from 4 March 1831 to the 13th day of July 1839 that being
the day of her decease.
Subscribed and sworn to
On the day and year
First above written (Signed) Isaac Van Tassel
David D. Hillis Surrogate of the County of Onondaga State of New York do
certify that I am well acquainted with Isaac Van Tassel who has this day made
the foregoing declaration before me and that he is a man of good character,
whose word is to be relied upon. In testimony whereof and of the foregoing proceedings
I have herewith set my hand and affixed the official seal of my court this 24th
day of July 1844.
State of New York
County of Onondaga
Surrogate Court I David D. Hillis, Surrogate of said County do hereby certify that on this twenty fifth day of March 1844 before said Court at Syracuse in said County it was proved by the addition of testimony satisfactory to said court that Cornelius Van Tassel late Manlius in the County Onondaga of the State aforesaid died on the twenty eighth day of April in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty and that Alsey Van Tassel his widow died on the thirteenth day of July in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine-that at the time of the death of the said Alsey she left surviving the following children viz. Cornelius Van Tassel who now resided in the State of Indiana, Rachel Van Tassel who now resides in the State of Michigan, Leah Rose wife of Jacob Rose, Abraham Van Tassel, Stephen Van Tassel and Isaac Van Tassel who now reside in the County of Onondaga and State of New York and that each of them are over twenty one years of Age ------ In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the official seal of said court the day and year first written.
David D. Hillis
Surrogate of Onondaga
County in the State of