As we find records of early residents who were awarded Land Warrants for their military service or received pensions we will add their information to the roster. What we have noted: the pensions came very late in the lives of those who had served in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Those listed to date were well into their late 70 years of age before pensions were issued.
This roster will be posting only for the Townships of East Otto and Mansfield.
Town of East Otto
Larrabee, Eleazer He moved to East Otto in 1824, with his wife and five sons from Erie County. Died Jan. 1837, aged 87 years and is buried in East Otto, Catt. Co., NY. Received pension May 16, 1833 for service as a private in the Vermont Militia.
Beach, Moses T. Lived in East Otto, Catt. Co., NY coming from Ashford, Mass. in 1821. Served in Revolutionary War, in the Mass. Troops.
Grant, Thomas He lived in East Otto and died March 29, 1840. Received a pension from Cattaraugus Co. May 16, 1833 aged 75 years. He served in Connecticut. Annual allowance $60.00.
Town of Mansfield
Courter, Jonathan, was granted a land warrant for his military service during the War of 1812. He eventually settled on Lot 14 in the town of Mansfield
Holister, Josiah whose name appears on Pension list for Cattaraugus County. (1833-34). Josiah lived and died in Mansfield, Cattaraugus County, NY is listed as a Soldier of the Revolution in History of Cattaraugus County published in 1879, page 456. The family came from Cairo, Greene Co., NY to Ovid, NY in Seneca County in 1806. The family then went to Franklinville, Cattaraugus County. In 1811 they moved to Great Valley, removing to Mansfield, NY in 1821. Josiah may probably have been in the War of 1812. Pension began March 4, 1831 aged 70 plus years.
Hollister,Elijah served as a private and Sergeant in Connecticut Continentals.
Smith, Oliver buried at Eddyville, town of Mansfield, Cattaraugus County, NY. Smith received a pension May 9, 1833. At age 80 years he received $67.65 per annum. He had probably served in Massachusetts. Oliver's name appears on the list for Cattaraugus County.