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PVT Daniel Frederick Bakeman

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Birth
Schoharie County, New York, USA
Death
5 Apr 1869 (aged 109)
Freedom, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA
Burial
Freedom, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA
Memorial ID
4061 View Source

American Revolutionary War Figure. Born in Schoharie County, New York, he was the last surviving veteran of the US Revolutionary War. He lived to see Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrender to Federal troops at Appomattox and to see Alaska purchased from Russia, to be added to the Union. On February 14, 1867, the US Congress passed a special act which granted a Revolutionary War pension to Bakeman, who proved he was a veteran of the war. He died two years later at age 109 in Freedom, New York.

Daniel Frederick Bakeman was the last soldier from the Revolutionary War to receive a pension. He was 109 years old when he died in 1869. Though no specific records to validate Bakeman's claim of service survived, authorities deemed his testimony credible, and he received a pension. Bakeman was born in Schoharie County, New York, in 1759. At age 18, he enlisted and served as a private in the Tryon County Militia. He fought at the Battle of Johnstown. After the war, Bakeman married Susan Brewer, and they had eight children. Bakeman outlived his wife and two children. He died in Freedom, New York, on April 5, 1869. In his 109 years, Bakeman experienced inventions that revolutionized daily living, such as trains, gas lighting, elevators, typewriters, the sewing machine, and photography. His lengthy pension file contains records, letters, and testimony.

American Revolutionary War Figure. Born in Schoharie County, New York, he was the last surviving veteran of the US Revolutionary War. He lived to see Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrender to Federal troops at Appomattox and to see Alaska purchased from Russia, to be added to the Union. On February 14, 1867, the US Congress passed a special act which granted a Revolutionary War pension to Bakeman, who proved he was a veteran of the war. He died two years later at age 109 in Freedom, New York.

Daniel Frederick Bakeman was the last soldier from the Revolutionary War to receive a pension. He was 109 years old when he died in 1869. Though no specific records to validate Bakeman's claim of service survived, authorities deemed his testimony credible, and he received a pension. Bakeman was born in Schoharie County, New York, in 1759. At age 18, he enlisted and served as a private in the Tryon County Militia. He fought at the Battle of Johnstown. After the war, Bakeman married Susan Brewer, and they had eight children. Bakeman outlived his wife and two children. He died in Freedom, New York, on April 5, 1869. In his 109 years, Bakeman experienced inventions that revolutionized daily living, such as trains, gas lighting, elevators, typewriters, the sewing machine, and photography. His lengthy pension file contains records, letters, and testimony.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 24 Nov 1998
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 4061
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/4061/daniel-frederick-bakeman: accessed ), memorial page for PVT Daniel Frederick Bakeman (9 Oct 1759–5 Apr 1869), Find a Grave Memorial ID 4061, citing Sandusky Cemetery, Freedom, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .