Daniel D. Tompkins
New York State Militia Officer Commissions, 1809-1816

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Quantity: 1 folio (26 items)
Access: Open to research
Acquisition: Gift of Flora Bell (Mrs. Myron H.) Hopkins, Grand Rapids, Michigan, November 1926
Processed By: Regina Berry, Student Assistant, State University of New York at Albany, May 2016

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Historical Note:

Daniel D. Tompkins served as governor of New York State from July 1, 1807, to February 24, 1817.  Governor Tompkins, who served as governor during the War of 1812, played an important role in re-organizing the state militia and promoted the formation of a standing state military force based on select conscription.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection consists of official copies of certificates of appointments issued to individuals who were commissioned as officers in New York State militia regiments between 1809 and 1816.  Each certificate is signed by Governor Daniel D. Tompkins.  They are arranged alphabetically by name of appointee.

Item List:


Item Name and Appointment
1 Henry Brown, First Major of the Fifth Regiment of the Second Brigade of the Cavalry of New York State, January 25, 1813
2 Charles Bull, Surgeon’s Mate of Regiment of Infantry in the County of Columbia, February 29, 1812
3 George Chittendon, lieutenant of a company in the 56th Regiment of Infantry of New York State, April 6, 1815
4 Alvin Covey, ensign of a company in the 165th Regiment of Infantry of New York State, January 25, 1813
5 Abraham L. Fonda, Second Major of the 47th Regiment of Infantry of New York State, March 22, 1816
6 Lucas Goes, lieutenant of a company in the 9th Detached Regiment of the Militia of New York State, January 25, 1813
7 Lucas Goes, lieutenant of a company in the 56th Regiment of Infantry of New York State, April 6, 1815
8 Zachariah Moore, ensign of a company in the 15th Regiment on Infantry of New York State, March 22, 1816
9 Thomas P. Newberry, lieutenant of a company in the 47th Regiment of Infantry of New York State, April 6, 1815
10 Henry Newman, captain of a company in the 73rd Regiment of Infantry of New York State, July 8, 1816
11 Clark Northrup, captain of a troop in the First Squadron of the Third Regiment of the Cavalry of New York State, March 12, 1810
12 Wilhelmus Ostrander, lieutenant of a company of the 47th Regiment of Infantry of New York State, April 6, 1815
13 George Ostrander, captain of a company in the 47th Regiment of Infantry of New York State, April 6, 1815
14 Reuben Salmon, ensign of a company in the Regiment of Militia in the County of Columbia, March 22, 1809
15 Christian C. Shultz, lieutenant of a company in the 165th Regiment of Infantry of New York State, January 25, 1813
16 John Stall, captain of a company in the 165th Regiment of Infantry of New York State, January 25, 1813
17 Andrew Stephenson, ensign of a company in the 73rd Regiment of Infantry of New York State, April 6, 1815
18 Benjamin Still, first lieutenant of a troop in the First Squadron of the Second Regiment of the Cavalry of New York State, March 12, 1810
19 James Syms, lieutenant of a company in the 73rd Regiment of Infantry of New York State, July 8, 1816
20 Henry H. Teal, ensign of a company in the 15th Regiment of Infantry of New York State, March 2, 1814
21 Jacob H. Teal, ensign of a company in the 15th Regiment of Infantry of New York State, March 2, 1814
22 Richard Townsend, ensign of a company in the 165th Regiment of Infantry of New York State, January 25, 1813
23 Lawrence Van Dyke, captain of a company in the 9th Regiment of the First Brigade of Artillery of New York State, April 2, 1813
24 Robert H. Van Rensselaer, captain of a troop in the Second Squadron of the Fifth Regiment of the Cavalry of New York State, January 25, 1813
25 Isaac L. Warner, ensign of a company in the 73rd Regiment of Infantry of New York State, July 8, 1816
26 David Wilcox, captain of a company of Light Infantry in the 73rd Regiment of Infantry of New York State, July 8, 1816
Last Updated: December 20, 2016