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Patrick Doolin, Rev. War Soldier, daughter Paulina

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Re: Patrick Doolin, Rev. War Soldier, daughter Paulina

Posted: 18 Oct 2011 12:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Doolin
More info discovered on Patrick Doolin -
Patrick enlisted in Morgan's Riflemen in Winchester, VA. He marched north with Morgan and fought in the Battle of Quebec, where he was taken prisoner. He spent about 1 1/2 years in Quebec, most of that time released to work during the day. He escaped and walked back to Saratoga County, NY, where he enlisted again. After the war, he married and had one daughter, Paulina, who married Ebenezer Harrington in about 1800.

Patrick and his wife lived in Greenfield, Saratoga County. Sometime before 1825, his wife died. At the time, Paulina and her husband were in Kingsbury, Washington Cty, NY. In Sept 1825, Patrick walked from Greenfield, NY, to Winchester, VA, to gather proof of his service in order to apply for a pension. He then walked from Winchester, VA to Washington, DC and pleaded his case before Congress. He was finally awarded his pension in May of 1826. He died in August of 1826.

This info was found in the congressional record and came from filed affadavits. His death was reported in the Washington DC paper, The National Intellegencer. "DOOLIN, PATRICK, aged 82, late from Greenfield, NY, d. in this city 11 Aug 1826. The deceased was a soldier in the Rev. War, and was under General Montgomery at Quebec. He was at the seat of government for the purpose of obtaining a pension."
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
pahoffmann 3 Mar 2001 7:14PM GMT 
Linda 2 Apr 2001 3:22AM GMT 
EllenNorris71 2 Apr 2001 4:40AM GMT 
Linda 3 Apr 2001 1:05AM GMT 
pahoffmann 2 Apr 2001 7:29AM GMT 
Linda Doolin 14 Oct 2001 6:16AM GMT 
Peggy_Hoffman... 14 Oct 2001 3:22PM GMT 
pahoffmann 18 Oct 2011 6:54PM GMT 
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