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East Philipsburg Militia Muster Roll found in a Tarrytown Souvenir Book

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East Philipsburg Militia Muster Roll found in a Tarrytown Souvenir Book

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 8:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Yerks
I came across a DAR application that brought me to a book entitled "Souvenir of the Revolutionary Soldier's Monument Dedication at Tarrytown, NY, October 19th, 1894". I found that book as a PDF online.

In it, there is a Revolutionary War Muster Roll. According to the book, the original Muster Roll was in the possession of a Professor Bashford Dean of New York.

In addition to the well known John Yerks (a member of the group of Patriots who captured Major Andre), there are several other Yerks family members from Philipsburg on the Roll.

John Yerks Sr.
John Yerks Jr.
James Yerks,
William Yerks

I do not see any mention of them (except John) or most of the others on that Muster Roll in any online databases. Does this muster roll exist today? Where? Who has it? Is it authentic? What do you make of the fact that names on this list are not seen anywhere online. My wife's great x 6 Grandfather is the William Yerks mentioned on the roll. Do you think I can use this reference on a DAR application?


Philip L. Hayes
Monroe, CT USA
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Philip Hayes 28 Apr 2012 2:22AM GMT 
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