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Charity Sortore (Stout)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Hopewell, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey
Death: 17, 1856 (93)
Rock Island Co, Illinois
Place of Burial: Edgington, Rock Island Co, Illinois
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Nathaniel Stout
Wife of Henry Sortore
Mother of Elijah Sortore

Managed by: John H. Nye
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About Charity Sortore

Henry Sortore Declaration

In order to obtain the benefits of the third section of the act of Congress of the 4th July 1836

State of New York ) County of Allegany) ss.

On the 28th day of September 1842 personally appeared before the subscribed a Judge of the court in and for said County and State, Charity Sortore (Widow of Henry Sortore) a resident of Friendship in the county of Allegany and State aforeseaid aged eighty years last May, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed July 4th 1836. That she is the widow of Henry Sortore who was a private in the militia of the State of New Jersey residing at the time of the Revolution in Somersette County near the line of Hunterdon County State of New Jersey, some five or six miles from Princeton; that her late husband the aforesaid Henry Sortore was a soldier in the army of the war of the Revolution and that he served as a soldier before and after his marriage; that he entered the war of the revolution, that is entered the Service as a soldier as early as Seventeen hundred and Seventy Six, and that he continued in the Service of the revolution till the close of the said war of the Revolution as a Soldier, only being at home in visits and occasionally a few weeks at a time. That he served under Capt. Dure or Duree; Capt. Polhamus, Capt. Bayard, Capt. Wheeler and other Captains, Col. Van Dike, Col. Freelingheisen, Genl. Hurd, Genl. Freelingheisen, and that in this way and under the above named officers and other officers, the said Henry Sortore served as a soldier at

least six months in each year, viz., in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780, & 1781, that he served as was then the rule or custom, or regulation, by monthly course, alternately, but that he was frequently on his return home before having remained at home more than a day or two called upon to go back into the service again which he always obeyed and thus immediately returned into the Service and performed the duty of a

faithful soldier, thus it went on from year to year making his service more than six months in each year as before enumerated, that residing as the said Henry Sortore did at that time in Somersette County near the line of Hunterdon Co. New Jersey, in the very seat of disturbance and heart of the war of the Revolution he was as willingly as from necessity obliged to be in actual service more than half the whole time during the said war. She further declares that she was married to the said Henry Sortore in October seventeen hundred and eighty by the Rev. John Black in Hopewell, Hunterdon County New Jersey, near the line of Somersette County. That her husband the aforesaid Henry Sortore died in Friendship at the present residence of this deponent on the eighteenth day of December Eighteen hundred and twenty three 1823 and that she has remained a widow ever since

that time, that period, as will more fully appear by reference to the proof hereto annexed. That she is the widow of identical Henry Sortore whom she has described as a soldier in the war of the revolution, that he was in actual service in the said war of the revolution after her said marriage to him, serving as a soldier in the militia. her Subscribed & sworn before me ) Charity X Sortore this 26th day of Sept. 1842 ) mark (signed) Josiah Utter a Judge of

Allegany County Court I certify that the above named Charity Sortore, the applicant for a

pension as the widow of Henry Sortore, is aged and infirm, very fleshy and lame, that she is from dotage and infirmness not able, or it would not be practicable and might not be possible for her to appear in open court, that I am of the opinion that she is of the age represented by her, and that she is a respectable person and is fully to be believed and that full faith and credit is due to the statement made by her above, that she cannot write her name from want of education.

( signed) Josiah Utter a Judge of Allegany Court. Her married name was Sortore. http://www.sortore.com/database/p2.htm#i1294

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Charity Sortore's Timeline

1762
May 20, 1762
Hopewell, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey
1856
17, 1856
Age 93
Rock Island Co, Illinois
17, 1856
Age 93
Edgington, Rock Island Co, Illinois
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