Supporting Documentation for William Yerks (b. 10 Apr 1725, d. BEF 1785) Application for Patriot Status with the DAR

Souvenir of the Revolutionary Soldiers’ Monument Dedication, at Tarrytown, New YorkBy Tarrytown (N.Y.). Monument Committee, Marcius Denison Raymondpg. 42 & pg. 44

The name of William Yerks appears on the Muster roll of Capt. Gabriel Requa’s Company of Militia of East Philipsburg, now in the position of Professor Beckford, Dean of Columbia College.

New York State Comptroller’s Office Revolutionary War Accounts and Claims (series AO200) Vol. 13, Folio 55 – Pt. 1, Westchester County Militia: 1st Regiment; Miscellaneous; 2nd Regiment (Roll 8)

 The estate of William Yerks was paid 31.165 pounds for services of said William Yerks in Capt. Gabriele Requa’s Company, Col. Hammond’s Regiment of Militia from May 27, 1779 to May 25, 1780. Omitted by mistake from Capt. Requa’s payroll. Account audited December 14, 1785.

May 25, 1780. For pay due for said Yerks’s services as a private in Capt. Gabrielle Requa’s Company of Col. Hammons Regiment Militia which was omitted through a mistake in Captain Requa’s payroll from May 27, 1779 to this day is 11 months & 23 days at 6 2/3 dollars per month

New York State Comptroller’s Office Revolutionary War Accounts and Claims (series AO200) Vols. 15-16, Folio 180 – Applications for Pensions (Rolls 10 & 11)

In the application for pensions, appear the following —

This is to certify that Catherine Yerks, Widow of William, deceased, has administered the estate of her husband’s deceased before Richard Hatfield, Surrogate and Clerk & that myself with Gilbert Dean was security for her before sd Hatfield. “I have assisted ye sd Yerks in her business in & about ye sd estate.”

Signed Thomas Dean
witnessed by Jonathan Horton, Maj. James Hammon.
Dated Philipsburg, December ye 12th, 1785.

New York State Comptroller’s Office Revolutionary War Accounts and Claims (series AO200) Vol. 42, Folio 70, pg, 12: Commissioners of Speciey (Roll 24) 

A list of persons in the general list, for damages done to whose estates by the United Army, the state has received a certificate for the whole, but which persons or to have a certificate from the state. Certificate 43,633 – Widow Yerks

New York State Comptroller’s Office Revolutionary War Accounts and Claims (series AO200) Vol. 50, Folio 93, pg 3: Prisoners of war (British); Tories [fragments]; Damages by American army; Damages by the enemy (Roll 32)

Widow Yerks was paid for five hundred and forty (540) rails taken by or supplied to the Army of the United States.

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