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A Time of Terror
The Story of Colonel Jacob Klock's Regiment
and The People They Protected 1774-1783.

book by AJ Berry
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Table of Contents, A Time of Terror

INTRODUCTION TO THE BOOK

Introduction …. Page 9
What Happened to 7,000 people? …. Page 14
Sir Frederick Haldimand: His Influence on the Mohawk Valley…. Page 16
Nothing Happened Today, a page from King George III Diary for July 4, 1776 …. Page 21

Section One

Timelines, National and Mohawk Valley 1774-1783 …. Page 24

Section Two-People They Protected

Six Young Bellingers …. Page 64
Women in the Revolution…. Page 65
Anna Oosterhout Myers …. Page 66
Sarah Osborn …. Page 67
Nancy Van Alstine …. Page 71
George Klock …. Page 73
Buildings they worked in: Dutch Barns ….Page 75
and Hay Barracks …. Page 77
Life during 1770-1780 …. Page 78
The Palatines and their Women …. Page 82
Old Feuds with the Neighbors …. Page 84
Revolutionary War Scenes …. Page 88
Bundling in the Mohawk Valley …. Page 92
Short Stories about people in the area…. Page 94
Mary Sitts
Caty Bettinger
Shaulls Brothers
George Lintner
Knouts Family
Slavery…. Page 96

Section Three-Raids and Battles
(Generally in order of occurrence)
Liberty Pole …. Page 100
Sheriff White Arrested …. Page 102
Brant and Herkimer Meet …. Page 104
Siege of Fort Stanwix…. Page 106
Herkimer Rallies the Troops …. Page 109
Battle of Oriskany …. Page 110
Sortie of Col. Willett Page 112
Personal Stories from Oriskany …. Page 114
Schuyler Brothers …. Page 117
Pension Application for N. Schuyler …. Page 119
Tillaborough or Ephratah Raid …. Page 121
Adam Helmer’s Run …. Page 124
Destruction of German Flatts …. Page 125
Cherry Valley Massacre …. Page 126
Clinton - Sullivan Campaign …. Page 138
Lt. Boyd …. Page 144
Battle of Stone Arabia …. Page 146
Battle of Klock’s Field …. Page 149
Battle of Johnstown …. Page 153
Small Forts …. Page 160
The Practice of Scalping …. Page 163

Section Four-The Men who Fought

Klock’s Regiment …. Page 168
Brown, John …. Page 176
Clintons …. Page 179
Dockstader, John Nicholas…. Page 181
Dygert, Peter …. Page 182
Ehle, Peter …. Page 183
Ehle, William …. Page 187
Empie, John F …. Page 188
Epply, Jacob …. Page 226
Failing, John D…. Page 190
Failing, John J ….Page 190
Flander Dennis Augustus ….Page 191
Flander, Henry…. Page 192
Freligh, Valentine …. Page 194
Genter, John Henry …. Page 194
Herkimer, Nicholas …. Page 197
Hess Family …. Page 199
Kilts, Conrad …. Page 201
Murphy, Timothy …. Page 203
Nellis, John D …. Page 205
Nellis, Joseph …. Page 206
Nellis, William …. Page 207
Newman, Joseph…. Page 208
Paris, Isaac …. Page 209
Pickard, Henry…. Page 211
Richter, Nicholas …. Page 213
Sammons Brothers, Captured …. Page 214
Sammons Family…. Page 222
Suts, Peter…. Page 224
Van Driessen, Peter…. Page 227
VanSlyke, William ….Page 228
Vetter Family (Feeter) …. Page 231
Wagner Family …. Page 235
Wallerath, Adolph …. Page 237
Wallerath, Isaac …. Page 238
Walrad, Henry I…. Page 239
Walrath Family …. Page 241
Willett, Marinus …. Page 242
Youker, George …. Page 243
Youker, Jacob …. Page 244
Youker, John …. Page 244
Zimmerman, Jacob …. Page 245
Zimmerman, William …. Page 248
A View of The Militia …. Page 251
The Hessians …. Page 252
2nd Tryon Regiment Land Bounty Rights …. Page 254
2nd Tryon Regiment from NY in the Revolution …. Page 255

Section Five-The Loyalists

Canadian view of Loyalists …. Page 262
Persecution of the Loyalists …. Page 263
Sir John Johnson …. Page 265
Lady Johnson …. Page 269
Joseph Brant …. Page 271
Tories in the Neighborhood…. Page 275
Governor William Tryon …. Page 277
The Indians …. Page 278
The Story of Mrs. Ross …. Page 280
The Butlers …. Page 283

Section Six-Places of Importance

Herkimer Home …. Page 288
Old Herkimer Home …. Page 288
Old Fort Herkimer Church …. Page 290
Indian Castle Church …. Page 292
3 Fort Klocks…. Page 294
Klock Church; St. John’s Reformed Church …. Page 295
Palatine Church …. Page 297
Ehle House and Mission…. Page 298
Nellis Tavern …. Page 301
Fort Wagner …. Page 303
Wormuth House …. Page 304
Snell’s Bush Church …. Page 305
Stone Arabia Churches …. Page 307

Section Seven-Appendix
Committee of Correspondence and Committee of Safety …. Page 312
Article of Association, The Mohawk Valley Declaration of Independence …. Page 314
The Tryon County Committee of Vigilance …. Page 315
Colonel Jacob Klock’s Will …. Page 333
Horses: How Did The Tories Get Their Horses? ….Page 336
Pensions, Types Available for Veterans …. Page 339
Pension List from NY State ….Page 340
Map of Iroquois Lands…. Page 345
Map of Tryon County ….Page 346

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