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In a message dated 2/3/2010 5:27:07 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:
Hi Joyce,
I am sending some Ryon family research I have compiled. John Ryon (commonly misspelled Ryan) was my ggggg grandfather and is buried in Highland Cemetary in Elkland. I am descended from his son Judge John Ryon, grandaughter Emily Ryon Benedict, great grand daughter Eva Marie Benedict Mead, great great grandson Harry Ryon Mead, and great great great grand daughter Vanessa Mead Way.
According to the History of Tioga County 1897, he was born on the boat in 1736 while his father and mother were immigrating from Ireland. His father is Sir Anthony Ryon who is still a mystery. According to his son Judge John Ryon's obit (which I will send in a future e-mail), he was born in Connecticut.
More to come. Let me know if you need more information.
Thanks, Jenifer

Revolutionary War Pension Papers of John Ryon (1736 – 1/20/1832)
Transcribed by Jenifer Way-Young

For the purpose of obtaining the benefit of ____ for the ____of_____to surviving officers and soldier of the Army of the Revolution, approved on the 18th of May 18?8.  I John Ryon of the Township of Elkand in the County of Tioga and State of Pennsylvania do declare that I enlisted in the continental line of the Army of the Revolution for and during the war and continued in its sevice until its termination at which period I was a sergent in Captain Soloman Strongs company in the fifth regiment of the Connecticut line And I also declare that afterwards received a certificate for the ___ ward of eighty dollars to which I was entitled under a resolve of Congress passed the 15th day of May 1778.  And I further declare that I am m__ on the pension roll of the Pennsylvania agency at the rate of eight dollars a month payable semiannually at the United States Bank in the City of Philadelphia.  That I have only received since the third day of March 1826 two semiannual payments not withstanding application have been (?) regularly made payment having been withheld as is aledged for insufficiency in my papers. - - John Ryon

District of Pennsylvania
Tioga County, fs
 On the 20th day of September personally appeared in open Courtt of Common please held in Wellsborough in said County being Court of ___ preceding according to the Course of Commonlaw with Jurisdiction unlimited in point of amount and keeping a record of procedings John Ryon aged sixty eight years Resident in the Township of Elkland in said District who being first Duly sworn according to law Doth on his oath declare that he served in revolutionary War as follows Viz. that his first enlistment was on the 12th day of March 1777 under Captain Soloman Strong in Col. Philiip B. Bradleys Regiment in the fifth Connecticut Regiment was Re___ and I was Blended into Col. Herman Swifts command of Capt. Elisha Chapman  Discharged from that Regiment in the year 1783 ___ and has obtained a pension under the 18th day of March 1818. His certificate being number 489. And dated the 1_th of May eighteen hundred and eighteen to commence on the 4 day of April one thousand eight hundred & eighteen and I solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March 1818. And that I have not since that time, by gift of sale or in any manner disposed of my property or any past thereof with the intent thereby to Diminish it as to bring myself within the provisions of an act of Congress entitled an act to provide certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary was passed on the 18th of March 1818 and that I have not nor has any person in trust for me any property of security contracts or debts due to me nor have I any income other that what is contained in the schedule here unto annexed and by me subscribed.  Sworn and subscribed in open Court on the 20th day of September 1820.
  John Ryon
  Uriah Spencer poly

I have no real or personal property but in a measure dependent on my son for support.  I am by trade a shoemaker by age and infermity not able to pursue that occupation.  I have no family living with me  I am a Widower.
  John Ryon
Sworn and subscribed in open court on the 20th day of September AD 1820
  Uriah Spencer proty

War Department.  I certify that in conformity with the law of the United States of the 18th of March 1818 John Ryon late a Sergeant in the army of the Revolution - - is inscribed on the pension list Roll of Pennsylvania Agency at the rate of eight dollars per month to commence on the 4th day of April one (end of papers)

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