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New York State Adjutant General's Office Transcriptions of War of 1812 Payrolls for New York State Militia Units

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of payrolls transcripts kept by the regional paymasters of the United States Army. They record payments to regiments in the New York State Militia, Volunteers and Sea Fencibles (soldiers responsible for the defense of the Port of New York) in the War of 1812. Information may include: commanding officer; soldier's name; rank; dates of appointment or enlistment; to what time engaged or enlisted; amount paid in lieu of clothing and traveling expenses; total paid; and remarks.
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Quantity:
8.5 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1812-1815
Series Number:
B0811

Arrangement

Numerical by stamped number and therein roughly by name of paymaster and voucher number.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of transcripts of payrolls kept by the regional paymasters of the United States Army recording payments to regiments in the New York State Militia. Governor Daniel D. Tompkins appointed the regional paymasters to administer the distribution of funds obtained from the United States War Department. These funds were entrusted to the regional paymasters who then delivered them to the regimental paymasters. Payments to the New York State Militia, Volunteers and Sea Fencibles (soldiers responsible for the defense of the Port of New York) are included in these rolls.

The top of the payroll forms includes spaces for information such as: captain's name; colonel's name; regiment's name; regiment's number; company's home county; and where they were stationed.

Many of the rolls include the name of the captain or other direct commanding officer and the name of the colonel under which the regiment served, but few include the name and number of the regiment, the company's home county, or where they were stationed.

Beneath this information are columns labeled: name of soldier; rank; dates of appointment or enlistment; to what time engaged or enlisted; amount paid in lieu of clothing and traveling expenses; total paid; and remarks.

The columns labeled "dates of appointment" and "to what time engaged or enlisted" contain dates that mark a pay period rather than total service time. Remarks about discharges and how much pay soldiers were allowed for the return trip home, when and where soldiers died, desertions, and other conditions for pay stoppage are included.

These payrolls were sequentially numbered using a mechanical stamp and red ink. The arrangement is not consistent and it seems likely that the documents were numbered for inventory or control purposes.

Series B0810, Abstracts of Payrolls for New York State Militia Units that Served in the War of 1812, consists of payroll cards for individual soldiers who served in that war. The information listed in the payroll cards was abstracted from the payrolls contained in this series (B0811), and at the bottom of each of these cards is the number of the payroll from which it was abstracted and often the name of the paymaster and the respective voucher number.

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Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

Alternate Formats Available

Microfilm is available at the New York State Archives.

Microfilm: 5 reels; 35 mm.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series B0810 War of 1812 abstracts of payrolls for New York State militia ("Payroll Cards"), references the War of 1812 payrolls found in this series

Series A0020 War of 1812 certificates of claim and related records, contains related records

Series A3352 Claim applications for service in the War of 1812, contains related records.

Other finding aids

Folder and roll lists are available.

Custodial History

Collation date ca. 1880s.

One payroll page, (#1675-1676, 2nd Artillery Regt.) which was missing at the time the series was originally accessioned, was transferred to the Archives by a private citizen and refiled in November 2008. Exact provenance of the returned sheet is unknown.

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Contents Box Folder Roll

Accretion: B0811-85
Payrolls 1 - 10 1 1 1
Payrolls 11 - 20 1 2 1
Payrolls 21 - 29 1 3 1
Payrolls 30 - 39 1 4 1
Payrolls 40 - 49 1 5 1
Payrolls 50 - 58 1 6 1
Payrolls 59 - 66 1 7 1
Payrolls 67 - 72 1 8 1
Payrolls 73 - 78 1 9 1
Payrolls 79 - 85 1 10 1
Payrolls 86 - 91 1 11 1
Payrolls 92 - 98 1 12 1
Payrolls 99 - 106 1 13 1
Payrolls 107 - 113 1 14 1
Payrolls 114 - 120 1 15 1
Payrolls 121 - 128 1 16 1
Payrolls 129 - 134 1 17 1
Payrolls 135 - 139 1 18 1
Payrolls 140 - 147 1 19 1
Payrolls 148 - 155 1 20 1
Payrolls 156 - 164 1 21 1
Payrolls 165 - 169 1 22 1
Payrolls 170 - 178 1 23 1
Payrolls 179 - 187 1 24 1
Payrolls 188 - 195 1 25 1
Payrolls 196 - 204 2 1 1
Payrolls 205 - 213 2 2 1
Payrolls 214 - 222 2 3 1
Payrolls 223 - 232 2 4 1
Payrolls 233 - 237 2 5 1
Payrolls 238 - 246 2 6 1
Payrolls 247 - 254 2 7 1
Payrolls 255 - 263 2 8 1
Payrolls 264 - 273 (missing 270 - 271) 2 9 1
Payrolls 274 - 281 2 10 1
Payrolls 282 - 289 2 11 1
Payrolls 290 - 297 2 12 1
Payrolls 298 - 305 2 13 1
Payrolls 306 - 314 2 14 1
Payrolls 315 - 323 2 15 1
Payrolls 324 - 331 2 16 1
Payrolls 332 - 337 2 17 1
Payrolls 338 - 346 2 18 1
Payrolls 347 - 354 2 19 1
Payrolls 355 - 362 2 20 1
Payrolls 363 - 370 2 21 1
Payrolls 371 - 377 2 22 1
Payrolls 378 - 383 2 23 1
Payrolls 384 - 390 2 24 1
Payrolls 391 - 396 2 25 1
Payrolls 397 - 401 3 1 1
Payrolls 402 - 408 3 2 1
Payrolls 409 - 418 3 3 1
Payrolls 419 - 427 3 4 1
Payrolls 428 - 432 3 5 1
Payrolls 433 - 437 3 6 1
Payrolls 438 - 446 3 7 1
Payrolls 447 - 453 3 8 1
Payrolls 454 - 460 3 9 1
Payrolls 461 - 467 3 10 1
Payrolls 468 - 476 3 11 1
Payrolls 477 - 483 3 12 1
Payrolls 484 - 491 3 13 2
Payrolls 492 - 499 3 14 2
Payrolls 500 - 507 3 15 2
Payrolls 508 - 514 3 16 2
Payrolls 515 - 520 3 17 2
Payrolls 521 - 526 3 18 2
Payrolls 527 - 536 3 19 2
Payrolls 537 - 543 3 20 2
Payrolls 544 - 552 3 21 2
Payrolls 553 - 562 3 22 2
Payrolls 563 - 569 3 23 2
Payrolls 570 - 576 3 24 2
Payrolls 577 - 583 3 25 2
Payrolls 584 - 593 4 1 2
Payrolls 594 - 601 4 2 2
Payrolls 602 - 609 4 3 2
Payrolls 610 - 618 4 4 2
Payrolls 619 - 626 4 5 2
Payrolls 627 - 635 4 6 2
Payrolls 636 - 645 4 7 2
Payrolls 646 - 653 4 8 2
Payrolls 654 - 663 4 9 2
Payrolls 664 - 672 4 10
Payrolls 673 - 678 4 11
Payrolls 679 - 686 4 12
Payrolls 687 - 694 4 13 2
Payrolls 695 - 703 4 14 2
Payrolls 704 - 709 4 15 2
Payrolls 710 - 714 4 16 2
Payrolls 715 - 723 4 17 2
Payrolls 724 - 733 4 18 2
Payrolls 734 - 742 4 19 2
Payrolls 743 - 751 4 20 2
Payrolls 752 - 761 4 21 2
Payrolls 762 - 770 4 22 2
Payrolls 771 - 780 4 23 2
Payrolls 781 - 789 4 24 2
Payrolls 790 - 798 4 25 2
Payrolls 799 - 807 5 1 2
Payrolls 808 - 816 5 2 2
Payrolls 817 - 825 5 3 2
Payrolls 826 - 833 5 4 2
Payrolls 834 - 839 5 5 2
Payrolls 840 - 846 5 6 2
Payrolls 847 - 856 5 7 2
Payrolls 857 - 861 5 8 2
Payrolls 862 - 868 5 9 2
Payrolls 869 - 878 5 10 2
Payrolls 879 - 885 5 11 2
Payrolls 886 - 895 5 12 2
Payrolls 896 - 904 5 13 2
Payrolls 905 - 912 5 14 2
Payrolls 913 - 921 5 15 2
Payrolls 922 - 928 5 16 2
Payrolls 929 - 936 5 17 2
Payrolls 937 - 946 5 18 2
Payrolls 947 - 954 5 19 2
Payrolls 955 - 961 5 20 2
Payrolls 962 - 968 5 21 2
Payrolls 969 - 975 5 22 2
Payrolls 976 - 982 5 23 2
Payrolls 983 - 991 5 24 2
Payrolls 992 - 999 5 25 2
Payrolls 1000 - 1007 6 1 3
Payrolls 1008 - 1015 6 2 3
Payrolls 1016 - 1020 6 3 3
Payrolls 1021 - 1026 6 4 3
Payrolls 1027 - 1036 6 5 3
Payrolls 1037 - 1043 6 6 3
Payrolls 1044 - 1050 6 7 3
Payrolls 1051 - 1056 6 8 3
Payrolls 1057 - 1061 6 9 3
Payrolls 1062 - 1066 6 10 3
Payrolls 1067 - 1071 6 11 3
Payrolls 1072 - 1077 6 12 3
Payrolls 1078 - 1082 6 13 3
Payrolls 1083 - 1091 6 14 3
Payrolls 1092 - 1099 6 15 3
Payrolls 1100 - 1107 6 16 3
Payrolls 1108 - 1116 6 17 3
Payrolls 1117 - 1125 6 18 3
Payrolls 1126 - 1133 6 19 3
Payrolls 1134 - 1143 6 20 3
Payrolls 1144 - 1152 6 21 3
Payrolls 1153 - 1160 6 22 3
Payrolls 1161 - 1169 6 23 3
Payrolls 1170 - 1177 6 24 3
Payrolls 1178 - 1185 6 25 3
Payrolls 1186 - 1193 7 1 3
Payrolls 1194 - 1201 7 2 3
Payrolls 1202 - 1209 7 3 3
Payrolls 1210 - 1215 7 4 3
Payrolls 1216 - 1222 7 5 3
Payrolls 1223 - 1229 7 6 3
Payrolls 1230 - 1237 7 7 3
Payrolls 1238 - 1246 7 8 3
Payrolls 1247 - 1254 7 9 3
Payrolls 1255 - 1263 7 10 3
Payrolls 1264 - 1271 7 11 3
Payrolls 1272 - 1279 7 12 3
Payrolls 1280 - 1286 7 13 3
Payrolls 1287 - 1295 7 14 3
Payrolls 1296 - 1303 7 15 3
Payrolls 1304 - 1308 7 16
Payrolls 1309 - 1317 7 17 3
Payrolls 1318 - 1327 7 18 3
Payrolls 1328 - 1336 7 19 3
Payrolls 1337 - 1343 7 20 3
Payrolls 1344 - 1351 7 21 3
Payrolls 1352 - 1358 7 22 3
Payrolls 1359 - 1367 7 23 3
Payrolls 1368 - 1374 7 24 3
Payrolls 1375 - 1380 7 25 3
Payrolls 1381 - 1387 8 1 3
Payrolls 1388 - 1395 8 2 3
Payrolls 1396 - 1402 8 3 3
Payrolls 1403 - 1410 8 4 3
Payrolls 1411 - 1415 8 5 3
Payrolls 1416 - 1422 8 6 3
Payrolls 1423 - 1430 8 7 3
Payrolls 1431 - 1438 8 8 3
Payrolls 1439 - 1446 8 9 3
Payrolls 1447 - 1454 8 10 3
Payrolls 1455 - 1462 8 11 3
Payrolls 1463 - 1471 8 12 3
Payrolls 1472 - 1479 8 13 3
Payrolls 1480 - 1488 8 14 3
Payrolls 1489 - 1497 8 15 3
Payrolls 1498 - 1505 8 16 3
Payrolls 1506 - 1513 8 17 3
Payrolls 1514 - 1522 8 18 3
Payrolls 1523 - 1528 8 19 3
Payrolls 1529 - 1538 8 20 3
Payrolls 1539 - 1546 8 21 3
Payrolls 1547 - 1555 8 22 3
Payrolls 1556 - 1564 8 23 3
Payrolls 1565 - 1572 8 24 3
Payrolls 1573 - 1580 8 25 3
Payrolls 1581 - 1588 9 1 3
Payrolls 1589 - 1595 9 2 3
Payrolls 1596 - 1604 9 3 3
Payrolls 1605 - 1614 9 4 3
Payrolls 1615 - 1619 9 5 3
Payrolls 1620 - 1625 9 6 3
Payrolls 1626 - 1635 9 7 3
Payrolls 1636 - 1641 9 8 3
Payrolls 1642 - 1648 9 9 3
Payrolls 1649 - 1650 9 10 3
Payrolls 1651 - 1657 9 11 3
Payrolls 1658 - 1660, 1675 - 1679 (missing 1661-1674) 9 12 3
Payrolls 1680 - 1688 9 13 3
Payrolls 1689 - 1696 9 14 3
Payrolls 1697 - 1704 9 15 3
Payrolls 1705 - 1712 9 16 3
Payrolls 1713 - 1720 9 17 3
Payrolls 1721 - 1728 9 18 3
Payrolls 1729 - 1737 9 19 3
Payrolls 1738 - 1744 9 20 3
Payrolls 1745 - 1752 9 21 3
Payrolls 1753 - 1758 9 22 3
Payrolls 1759 - 1767 9 23 3
Payrolls 1768 - 1775 9 24 3
Payrolls 1776 - 1782 9 25 3
Payrolls 1783 - 1790 10 1 4
Payrolls 1791 - 1799 10 2 4
Payrolls 1800 - 1807 10 3 4
Payrolls 1809 - 1816 (missing 1808) 10 4 4
Payrolls 1817 - 1823 10 5 4
Payrolls 1824 - 1831 10 6 4
Payrolls 1832 - 1837 10 7 4
Payrolls 1838 - 1847 10 8 4
Payrolls 1848 - 1856 10 9 4
Payrolls 1857 - 1862 10 10 4
Payrolls 1863 - 1872 10 11 4
Payrolls 1873 - 1882 10 12 4
Payrolls 1883 - 1891 10 13 4
Payrolls 1892 - 1899 10 14 4
Payrolls 1900 - 1906 10 15 4
Payrolls 1907 - 1911 10 16 4
Payrolls 1912 - 1917 10 17 4
Payrolls 1918 - 1923 10 18 4
Payrolls 1924 - 1930 10 19 4
Payrolls 1931 - 1936 10 20 4
Payrolls 1937 - 1942 10 21 4
Payrolls 1943 - 1948 10 22 4
Payrolls 1949 - 1956 10 23 4
Payrolls 1957 - 1961 10 24 4
Payrolls 1962 - 1967 10 25 4
Payrolls 1968 - 1974 11 1 4
Payrolls 1975 - 1983 11 2 4
Payrolls 1984 - 1992 11 3 4
Payrolls 1993 - 1999 11 4 4
Payrolls 2000 - 2007 11 5 4
Payrolls 2008 - 2015 11 6 4
Payrolls 2016 - 2021 11 7 4
Payrolls 2022 - 2028 11 8 4
Payrolls 2029 - 2035 11 9 4
Payrolls 2036 - 2044 11 10 4
Payrolls 2045 - 2052 11 11 4
Payrolls 2053 - 2057 11 12 4
Payrolls 2058 - 2066 11 13 4
Payrolls 2067 - 2073 11 14 4
Payrolls 2074 - 2081 11 15 4
Payrolls 2082 - 2089 11 16 4
Payrolls 2090 - 2097 11 17 4
Payrolls 2098 - 2105 11 18 4
Payrolls 2106 - 2112 11 19 4
Payrolls 2113 - 2118 11 20 4
Payrolls 2119 - 2123 11 21 4
Payrolls 2124 - 2130 11 22 4
Payrolls 2131 - 2135 11 23 4
Payrolls 2136 - 2143 11 24 4
Payrolls 2144 - 2150 11 25 4
Payrolls 2151 - 2157 12 1 4
Payrolls 2158 - 2164 12 2 4
Payrolls 2165 - 2172 12 3 4
Payrolls 2173 - 2181 12 4 4
Payrolls 2182 - 2189 12 5 4
Payrolls 2190 - 2197 12 6 4
Payrolls 2198 - 2206 12 7 4
Payrolls 2207 - 2214 12 8 4
Payrolls 2215 - 2222 12 9 4
Payrolls 2223 - 2231 12 10 4
Payrolls 2232 - 2239 12 11 4
Payrolls 2240 - 2249 12 12 4
Payrolls 2250 - 2256 12 13 4
Payrolls 2257 - 2266 12 14 4
Payrolls 2267 - 2274 12 15 4
Payrolls 2275 - 2283 12 16 4
Payrolls 2284 - 2291 12 17 4
Payrolls 2292 - 2301 12 18 4
Payrolls 2302 - 2308 12 19 4
Payrolls 2309 - 2317 12 20 4
Payrolls 2318 - 2323 12 21 4
Payrolls 2324 - 2329 12 22 4
Payrolls 2330 - 2338 12 23 4
Payrolls 2339 - 2347 12 24 4
Payrolls 2348 - 2357 12 25 4
Payrolls 2358 - 2363 13 1 4
Payrolls 2364 - 2370 13 2 4
Payrolls 2371 - 2379 13 3 4
Payrolls 2380 - 2388 13 4 4
Payrolls 2389 - 2397 13 5 4
Payrolls 2398 - 2404 13 6 4
Payrolls 2405 - 2413 13 7 4
Payrolls 2414 - 2422 13 8 4
Payrolls 2423 - 2429 13 9 4
Payrolls 2430 - 2437 13 10 4
Payrolls 2438 - 2444 13 11 4
Payrolls 2445 - 2452 13 12 4
Payrolls 2453 - 2460 13 13 4
Payrolls 2461 - 2468 13 14 4
Payrolls 2469 - 2476 13 15 4
Payrolls 2477 - 2483 13 16 4
Payrolls 2484 - 2492 13 17 4
Payrolls 2493 - 2500 13 18 4
Payrolls 2501 - 2506 13 19 4
Payrolls 2507 - 2513 13 20 4
Payrolls 2514 - 2520 13 21 4
Payrolls 2521 - 2526 13 22 4
Payrolls 2527 - 2532 13 23 4
Payrolls 2533 - 2541 13 24 4
Payrolls 2542 - 2548 13 25 4
Payrolls 2549 - 2556 14 1 5
Payrolls 2557 - 2561 14 2 5
Payrolls 2562 - 2567 14 3 5
Payrolls 2568 - 2574 14 4 5
Payrolls 2575 - 2582 14 5 5
Payrolls 2583 - 2591 14 6 5
Payrolls 2592 - 2599 14 7 5
Payrolls 2600 - 2606 14 8 5
Payrolls 2607 - 2616 14 9 5
Payrolls 2617 - 2622 14 10 5
Payrolls 2623 - 2630 14 11 5
Payrolls 2631 - 2640 14 12 5
Payrolls 2641 - 2647 14 13 5
Payrolls 2648 - 2656 14 14 5
Payrolls 2657 - 2664 14 15 5
Payrolls 2665 - 2671 14 16 5
Payrolls 2672 - 2679 14 17 5
Payrolls 2680 - 2688 14 18 5
Payrolls 2689 - 2697 14 19 5
Payrolls 2698 - 2707 14 20 5
Payrolls 2708 - 2714 14 21 5
Payrolls 2715 - 2722 14 22 5
Payrolls 2723 - 2731 14 23 5
Payrolls 2732 - 2740 14 24 5
Payrolls 2741 - 2748 14 25 5
Payrolls 2749 - 2756 15 1 5
Payrolls 2757 - 2763 15 2 5
Payrolls 2764 - 2770 15 3 5
Payrolls 2771 - 2778 15 4 5
Payrolls 2779 - 2786 15 5 5
Payrolls 2787 - 2793 15 6 5
Payrolls 2794 - 2798 15 7 5
Payrolls 2799 - 2806 15 8 5
Payrolls 2807 - 2811 15 9 5
Payrolls 2812 - 2816 15 10 5
Payrolls 2817 - 2823 15 11
Payrolls 2824 - 2832 15 12 5
Payrolls 2833 - 2841 15 13 5
Payrolls 2842 - 2849 15 14 5
Payrolls 2850 - 2856 15 15 5
Payrolls 2857 - 2865 15 16 5
Payrolls 2866 - 2872 15 17 5
Payrolls 2873 - 2881 15 18 5
Payrolls 2882 - 2888 15 19 5
Payrolls 2889 - 2895 15 20 5
Payrolls 2896 - 2905 15 21 5
Payrolls 2906 - 2914 15 22 5
Payrolls 2915 - 2922 15 23 5
Payrolls 2923 - 2932 15 24 5
Payrolls 2933 - 2941 15 25 5
Payrolls 2942 - 2953 16 1 5
Payrolls 2954 - 2963 16 2 5
Payrolls 2964 - 2972 16 3 5
Payrolls 2973 - 2982 16 4 5
Payrolls 2983 - 2990 16 5 5
Payrolls 2991 - 3000 16 6 5
Payrolls 3001 - 3010 16 7 5
Payrolls 3011 - 3015 16 8 5
Payrolls 3016 - 3022 16 9 5
Payrolls 3023 - 3029 16 10 5
Payrolls 3030 - 3035 16 11 5
Payrolls 3036 - 3042 16 12 5
Payrolls 3043 - 3051 16 13 5
Payrolls 3052 - 3057 16 14 5
Payrolls 3058 - 3064 16 15 5
Payrolls 3065 - 3069 16 16 5
Payrolls 3070 - 3074 16 17 5
Payrolls 3075 - 3082 16 18 5
Payrolls 3083 - 3089 16 19 5
Payrolls 3090 - 3099 16 20 5
Payrolls 3100 - 3107 16 21 5
Payrolls 3108 - 3117 16 22 5
Payrolls 3118 - 3126 16 23 5
Payrolls 3127 - 3136 16 24 5
Payrolls 3137 - 3144 16 25 5
Payrolls 3145 - 3152 17 1 5
Payrolls 3153 - 3162 17 2 5
Payrolls 3163 - 3169 17 3
Payrolls 3170 - 3176 17 4 5
Payrolls 3177 - 3185 17 5 5
Payrolls 3186 - 3192 17 6 5
Payrolls 3193 - 3194 17 7 5