Did ancester of Dutch descent enrolled in Schuyler's 6th Regiment Albany Militia fight in the battle of Saratoga?

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I was surprised to find an Ostrom ancester marrying an English background woman, then enrolling in Col Schuyler's 6th regiment in the Albany Militia.  Then moving to Ontario mixed ìn with mostly loyalists, and the Mohawk reservation a few miles down the road.  Circumstantial evidence appears to  reveal he was in the battle of Saratoga under Gen. Schuyler and his brother Col. Schuyler.
in Genealogy Help by Stephen Elberfeld G2G Crew (440 points)
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You might look to see if he has a pension record for the US or the English military.
by J Briller G2G5 (5.4k points)
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What is the name of the person you are asking about? And what is your evidence?

There were plenty of marriages between Dutch settlers and settlers of other nationalities in New Netherland in the 1600s, and even more in the 1700s. And there were people named Oosteroom/Ostrom/Ostrum/Oosterum who fought on the patriot side in the American Revolution, and others from the same families who went to Canada as Loyalists.

My ancestor Henry Ostrom, who was married to Abigail Davenport (probably English), reportedly served in the Albany Militia under an officer (not a general) named Schuyler. He didn't settle in Ontario as a Loyalist, but at least one of his brothers apparently did so.

by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
That link looks like the pension file for Thomas Ostrander.
The record refers to Ostrander's service under Captain Henry Ostrom, in Schuyler's Regiment.
Revolutionary war records are currently free access on Fold3.
Thanks. The original question by Stephen was not about Henry. Henry did not go to Ontario.

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