|Birth||1750-1751||Charlotte, Dutchess Co., New York |
|Death Note||Will of Peter Doty of Schaghticoke |
Mentions: Wife Catherine
Mentions: Only Daughter Anna
Children: Martina and Abigail his wife,John and Anna his wife
Note to Peter Doty to be paid to my three sons by Michael Doty and Rachael Doty his wife; by Ormond Doty and Eleanor his wife; by William Doty and Eleanor his wife. Ormond and William Doty reside at Half Moon, Saratoga Co. NY
Executors: Martin Doty, David Carpenter
Witnesses: John A. Gebhard, Josiah Rich, John Brewster
Dates: July 2, 1811- Probate Sept. 1, 1811
|Military Note||Private, 14th Regiment, Albany County Militia. Source cited: New York in the Revolution by Roberts, v. VI, p. 126.|
From a web site (note that Peter Doty married Catherine, the daughter Michael “Overacker” Sr; Catherine’s brother Michael Jr. married Catherine Vanderhoof) :
Albany County Milia 14th Regiment Officers
Colonels John Knickerbocker, Peter Yates
Lt. Colonels John Van Rensselaer, Daniel Bratt
1st Lieutenants Samuel Ketcham
2nd Lieutenants Nathaniel Ford
Captains Matthew De Garro, James Hadlock, Hendrick Mandeville
Hendr'k Vanderhoof, John Vanderhoof, Jacob Yates
Ensign Simon Vandercook
Enlisted Peter Doty Michael Overacker Sr
Neal ? Michael Overacker Jr
John Mandeville Cornelius Vandercook
Adam Overacker Michael Vandercook
George Overacker Guilbard (Gysbert or Gilbert)
Jacob Overacker Vanderhoof
Henry Vanderhoof John Vanderhoof
Isaac Vanderhoof Jacob Vanderhoof
Mathis Vanderhoof Matthew Vanderhoof
From another source about the Overacker family (but describing the Regiment to which Peter Doty belonged):
Jacob Overacker, along with brothers Adam, George (sic Jurry) and Michael Jr.'s son Michael all served in the Militia.(35) Although not on the list of the Militia, Wendel's pension papers show him serving in the same company. Based on this information, it is possible to determine the Revolutionary war experiences of the Overockers.
The Fourteenth Regiment was under the command of Col. John Knickerbacker, Col. Peter Yates and Col. John Van Rensselaer. It was led at one point by Captain Henry Vanderhoof of Half Moon. (Capt. Vanderhoof's daughter, Catherine married Michael Overocker Jr. ) Jacob joined along with his brothers, enlisting starting 1775, and served varying lengths of time. Michael Jr. is one of 26 who appear on a rare "class" list in the NY Archives--a list of 26 militia men whose responsibility it was to outfit one of their number for the regular army. In this instance, in 1782, the man was to report to Col. Peter Yates at the Saratoga Barracks.(36,37) It is believed that most of the Overockers served at the battles of Stillwater and Saratoga. Some of them were in continuous service, while others fought for 2-3 months at a time.
In 1776, Jacob ( appx. age 26 ), Michael ( 25 ) and Wendel ( 19 ) were drafted. The following is from the pension records of Wendel and Adam Overocker. Some of this information may also be applicable to Jacob for whom no pension records are available. Jacob was too wealthy to qualify for a pension. Pension papers give complete descriptions of a man's service.
In the month of August in the year 1776, at the Town of Schaghticoke, he (they) was drafted. (Militia, Albany County Fourteenth Regiment ) for the term of one month and marched to Fort Edward under the command of Captain Vanderhoof and served there one month and then was dismissed and returned home to Schaghticoke, aforesaid, in the year 1777, does not recollect the month, he (they) was again drafted at the town of Schaghticoke aforesaid for the term of one month and marched to Fort Edward thru to Fort George under the command of Captain Vanderhoof in the Regiment commanded by Col. Knickerbocker. He served there one month, and was dismissed and returned home in a few days. After his ( their ) return home believing about the first of June 1777, one half of the militia was called out, at the Town of Schaghticoke. ( Apparently it was at this time that Adam ( 18) enlisted.). He ( they ) volunteered under the command of Captain Henry Vanderhoof and marched to Fort Edward where Col. Knickerbocker commanded. From there they marched to Fort George under the Command of Major Yates, then marched back to Fort Edward where General Schuyler commanded at that time. From there, they returned to a place called Saruts (?) Creek then he marched to Stillwater from there to Half Moon near the Mohawk River. There General Gates commanded them, marched to Stillwater there to Bemis Heights and continued there about two weeks. ( At that time Burgoyne lay with his army about three miles above Saratoga. A short time after Burgoyne surrendered with his army. ) About two weeks later Adam was dismissed. (38)
Adam "continued to serve as a minuteman every summer until the close of the war, serving in two campaigns at Palmertown under Maj. VanVecton for 5 campaigns at Fort Edward and in the Continental Army. His service was under Col. Warner. Adam was also a minuteman under Col. Henry. (39)
The following information is known about Schaghticoke during the Revolution, and the actions of the 14th Regiment
Maj. Derrick VanVechten, an officer in Col. Knickerbocker's 14th Regiment, was posted at Mechanicsville. He and Samuel Acker visited Old Schaghticoke before the Battle of Saratoga on September 19, to observe their fields of grain. While standing on the hill of Jacob Yates's farm, above the Tomhannock Bridge, the Tories and Indians fired a volley of bullets as they retreated towards the Hudson. Major VanVechten fell mortally wounded, with a bullet in his head, beneath the elm tree on the present road below Reynolds Station. He shouted to Acker to take care of himself saying: "You cannot save me". Acker reached the American camp and a detachment of soldiers was sent to bury Maj. VanVechten's body.
A band of hostile Tories and Indians held Fort Schaghticoke and several abandoned houses of the settlers as a British outpost. Col. Johannes Knickerbocker's 14th NY Regiment, composed of officers and men from the Dutch Hoosac and Schaghticoke, was slow in marching to the field of action. It is locally reported that he was fourteen days arriving at General Gate's encampment, which he reached October 7th at dusk just as the scene of the second battle of Old Saratoga was closing and in time only to shout exultingly to the fleeing Britons.
The Tomhannock Road was also guarded by Tories, occupying Abraham Viele's house below Buttermilk Falls. Three officers on horseback advanced to Fort Schaghticoke with messages from General Clinton and Howe to General Burgoyne. They were mistaken for American scouts, and the sharpshooters posted in the Spook Hollow Ravine above Viele's house mortally wounded one of the officers, in front of the Button house, now on the site of Viele's house.(40)
35.Roberts, James A., Comptrller, New York in the Revolution as Colony and State, Albany, Brandow Printing Company, 1898, p. 125-128
36.New York State Archives
37.Niles, Grace Graeylock, The Hoosic Valley, It's Legends and it's History, G.P.Putnam, 1912, p.258-259
38.Revolutionary War Pension Papers, Wandel Overocker and Adam Overocker
40.Niles, Grace Graeylock, The Hoosic Valley, It's Legends and it's [3, 4]
|Died||Aft 2 Jul 1811||Schaghticoke, New York |
|Person ID||I13991||Owings Stone Genealogy, Ancestry & Heritage|
|Last Modified||29 Jan 2002 00:00:00|
|Father||Joseph Doty, b. Abt 1716, Oyster Bay, Queens, New York|
|Mother||Geesje (Lucretia) Delong, b. Abt 1722, Charlotte, New York|
|Family ID||F9431||Group Sheet|
|Family||Catharine Overrocker, b. Abt 1754, <, Schaghticoke, New York>|
|Family ID||F9529||Group Sheet|
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