Revolutionary War
Adam Simon Van Petten (1756 - 1851)
Andries (Andrew) A. Van Petten (1754 - 1826)
Arent (Aaron) Van Petten (1744 - 1786)
Dirk Arentse Van Petten (1724/25 - 1802)
Frederick Dirk Van Petten (1761 - 1832)
Frederick Simon Van Patten (1760 - 1850)
Hendrick (Henry) Simon Van Petten (1753 - ?)
Jan (John) Philipse Van Petten (1749 - 1825)
Johannes (John) Nicholas Van Petten (1739 - 1809)
Nicholas Van Petten
Nicholas Arentse Van Petten (1710 - 1793)
Nicholas Frederick Van Petten (1740 - 1804)
Nicholas N. Van Petten (1716 - 1790)
Nicholas N. Van Petten (1744 - 1816)
Nicholas Simon Van Petten (1750 - 1829)
Peter Nicholas Van Petten (1751 - ?)
Philip Frederick Van Petten (1742/43 - 1812)
Philip Viele Van Petten (1745 - 1797)
Simon Frederick Van Petten (1750/51 - 1819)
Simon Nicholas Van Petten (1721/22 - 1790)
Simon Nicholas Van Petten (1761 - ?)
Adam Simonse Van Petten: B: 17NOV1756 - Glenville, Schenectady, NY,
D: 02FEB1851 - Blenheim, Schoharie, NY; Early in 1776 he enrolled
under
Captain John Van Petten, 2nd Albany County Militia - serving as
a drummer.  In the fall of the same year he performed garrison duty at
Fort Edward and Fort Ann and in the summer of 1777, he was at Fort
Edward.  He served two months during
Col. Philip Schuyler's retreat,
after which he was taken sick and permitted to return home.  In 1778 he
performed garrison duty at the Schoharie Forts and later went on several
tours in pursuit of Torries. A pensioner under the Act of June 7, 1832.

Andries (Andrew) A. Van Petten: B: 08JAN1754 - Schenectady, NY, D:
06FEB1826; On 27MAY1775, he was appointed first Lieutenant in
Captain Jellis J. Fonda's company, 2nd Albany County Militia and on
20OCT1775 he was commissioned by the Provincial Congress, being
reappointed on 20JUN1778.

Arent (Aaron) Nicholas Van Petten: B: 01JUL1744 - Schenectady, NY, D:
JAN1786 - Schenectady, NY; On 15OCT1775 he was recomended to the
Provincial Congress by the Committee of Safety to fill the office of
Adjutant among the field officers to be assigned to the 2nd Albany
County Militia.  On 20OCT1775, a commision was issued in his name,
but on 13JAN1776, he refused to accept it.  On 15JAN1777, he was a
member of the Committee of Safety.

Dirk Arentse Van Petten: B: 03JAN1724/25 - Schenectady, NY, D: 1802;
His name appears on the rolls of the 2nd Albant County Militia under
Maj. Jellis J. Fonda's company.  Land Bounty Rights, p. 241

Frederick Dirkse Van Petten: B: 15FEB1761 - Schenectady, NY, D:
03SEP1832;
Cornelius Z. Van Santvoord stated that while he was serving
as an ensign in
Captain Abraham Oothout's company, 2nd Albany
County Militia,
Van Petten "told him that he was sixteen and prayed to
be enrolled in said company, which request (was) complied with by
advice and consent of his superior officers.  When warned he (
Van
Petten
) was always at his post and conducted himself with zeal and
fidelity."  
Van Santvoord further stated that he "was with him at
Saratoga, Fort Edward, Fort Plain, Fort Plank, Ballston, Schoharie and
Cobleskill, said
Frederick ever evincing the utmost readiness to serve his
country and to risk his life on perilous occasions for
her benefit".  His
widow received a pension.

Frederick Simon Van Patten: B: 20JAN1760 - Glenville, Schenectady,
NY, D: 1850; In November, 1776, he was enrolled as orderly sergeant
under
Captain John Van Patten, 2nd Albany County Militia.  In March,
1777, he enlisted for ten months in a company of batteaumen under
Captain Myndert R. Wemple.  He performed service cutting wood for the
garrison at Schenectady and in transporting provisions and ammunition
from Schenectady to Fort Stanwix.  In June, 1778, after the destruction
of Cobleskill, he assisted in burying the dead and in pursuit of the
enemy.  In 1780, he served two months on guard duty at Saratoga after
the burning of Caughnawaga (Fonda).  In October, 1781, he marched to
Johnstown, but was taken sick and sent home.  A pensioner under the
Act of June 7, 1832.

Hendrick (Henry) Simonse Van Petten: B: 28APR1753 - Schenectady,
NY, D: ?; He served as a private and as a sergeant under
Captain John
Van Petten
, 2nd Albany County Militia.

Jan (John) Philipse Van Petten: B: 26MAR1749 - Schenectady, NY, D:
27Jan1825 - Tully, Onondaga, NY; Pvt. John Van Patten served in the
2nd Albany County Militia of Watervliet
(?), in 1770.

Johannes (John) Nicholas Van Petten: B: 29APR1739 - Glenville,
Schenectady, NY, D: 10JAN1809 - Glenville, Schenectady, NY; On May
27, 1775, he was elected captain of the 3rd Company of the Schenectady
Militia, and on October 20, 1775 a commission was issued in his name by
the Provincial Congress.  In January, 1776, he took part in the
expedition to Johnstown.  On January 14, he was ordered to place
guards at
William De Graff's, Teunis Swart's, and Lewis Peek's "to
prevent any unfriendly persons or letters from passing upwards".  On
March 1, he signed an agreement with
Philip Schuyler for service at Lake
George and Ticonderoga.  On Apr 1, 1777, he was elected overseer of
highways at Schenectady.  On June 20, 1778, he was appointed "captain
of the company of the Beat wherein he resided" (the Woestina).  
Captain
Van Petten
's company performed guard and patrol duty throughout his
"beat" during the whole of the war, this being an especially exposed
position.  In November, 1778, he was in command of a detail on garrison
duty at Switszerbergh near Caughnawaga (Fonda).  In the fall of 1779, he
was sent at Fort Paris, and in October, 1780, in command of a
detachment in pursuit of
Sir John Johnson.  He served throughout the
campaign against
General Burgoyne, was mentioned for bravery by
General Gates at the Battle of Saratoga and was assigned to carry the
news of the British surrender to Albany.  
Van Petten resigned from the
service towards the close of the war.

Nicholas Van Petten: B: ?, D: ?; "On August 11, 1777, he was arrested by
a detail of militia and Continental troops with sixteen Tories found in his
house and barn with their arms and accroutrements.  He was sent to the
Albany jail.  On August 13, 1777, the Albany Committee refused his
release".  
History of Schenectady - Individual Records of Service by W.T.
Hansen (1916).  Another report says he and his sons were required to
take an oath of alliegance upon his release (to be required to take an
oath, his sons must have been of age or nearly so).  Same report says that
they did fight in the war and probably the father/son
Nicholas N. Van
Petten
's listed below.

Nicholas Arentse Van Petten: B: 30OCT1710 - Schenectady, NY, D:
26SEP1793 - Schenectady, NY; He was the oldest of the
Van Petten
family to serve in the Revolution (also saw service in the French and
Indian Wars).  He served as a corporal and as a sergeant in the 2nd
Albany County Militia under
Captain Arent Bradt.

Nicholas Frederick Van Petten: B: 13JUL1740 - Schenectady, NY, D:
03JUL1804 - Schenectady, NY; His name appears on the rolls of the 2nd
Albany County Militia under
Col. Myndert R. Wemple's Reg't.

Nicholas N. Van Petten: B: 16DEC1716 - Schenectady, NY, D: 1790 -
Albany Co., NY; His name appears on the rolls of the 2nd Albany
County Militia under
Col. A Wemple's Reg't.

Nicholas N. Van Petten: B: 23SEP1744 - Schenectady, NY, D:
30OCT1816 - Albany Co., NY; His name appears on the rolls of the 2nd
Albany County Militia under
Col. A. Wemple's Reg't.

Nicholas Simonse Van Petten: B: 21OCT1750 - Glenville, Schenectady,
NY, D: 08JUL1829 - Glenville, Schenectady, NY; His name appears on
the rolls of the 2nd Albany County Militia under
Captain John Van
Petten
.  He was a 'captain of the scouts' and with the two Mohawks, Nick
and Stoner Nick who killed the Tory, Butler.

Peter Nicholas Van Petten: B: 05MAY1751 - Schenectady, NY, D: ?; His
name appears on the rolls of the 2nd Albany County Militia under
Col.
Philip Schuyler
's Reg't.  Land Bounty Rights p 241.

Philip Frederick Van Petten: B: 18Jan1742/43 - Schenectady, NY, D:
15SEP1812 - Glenville Schenectady, NY; His name appears on the rolls of
the 2nd Albany County Militia under
Col. Myndert R. Wemple's Reg't.

Philip Viele Van Petten: B: 07JUL1745 - Schenectady, NY, D:
07AUG1797 - Glenville, Schenectady, NY; His name appears on the rolls
of the 2nd Albany County Militia under
Captain John Van Petten.  He
served at Johnstown, Fort Ann, Bemis Heights, Schoharie (Lower Fort),
Fort Plain and Stone Arabia.  He was a sergeant during most of his
service which ended in 1781 at
Claas Viele's Fort.

Simon Frederick Van Petten: B: 06JAN1750/51 - Schenectady, NY, D:
1819 - Glenville, Schenectady, NY; On October 20, 1775, he was
commissioned second lieutenant in
Captain John Van Petten's company,
the 2nd Albany County Militia.  His name does not appear on the roster
of regimental officers June 20, 1778 (Archives, State of New York),
although
John De Graff states (Pension Office Records R 10947) "that in
November, 1778, he served under him at a place called Switzerburgh near
Caughnawaga (Fonda), at which time he was acting as a second
lieutenant in
Captain John Van Petten's company.  John Van Eps also
states (Pension Office Records W 27862) that
Van Petten occupied such a
position in the fall of 1779.

Simon Nicholas Van Petten: B: 24MAR1721/22 - Glenville, Schenectady,
NY, D: Bef.1790; He served under his brother,
Captain John Van
Petten
's company, Col. Myndert R. Wemple's Reg't, in the 2nd Albany
County Militia.  It is likely he was the sharpshooter who carried
Claas
Van Petten
's (1690-?) "Old Hollander" flintlock into battle; a weapon
prized by seven generations including
Captain Adam Conde Van Pettan
(1810-1888) of the
Glenville Horse Artillery.

Simon Nicholas Van Petten: B: 19JUL1761; His name appears in the rolls
of the 2nd Albany County Militia under
Col. Myndert R. Wemple as a
Lieutenant.
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