William Conklin Sr served with Orange County New York Militia during the American Revolution.
William Conklin Sr is an NSSAR Patriot Ancestor. NSSAR Ancestor #: P-A025027 Rank: Ensign
William Conklin was an Ensign in the Revolutionary War. He fought with Captain John Gardner's Company under Colonel Ann Hawk Hay's Second Regiment of the Orange County Militia of New York.  He lived in Cochecton, Sullivan County, New York and signed the following letter: 
No Harm Apprehended from the Indians at Cochecton.
Cosheton [Cochecton] June ye 2 ad 1778.
To major John Deaker; Sur; these Lins may Inform you tha there has not Ben any harm Don to the inhabitants of this Place, only at the house of Moses Thomas and had we known it, we Should have Don our indevour to Provented it. We Do not Expect any mischef from the Indins at Presant and Shoul be Sorroy to Put the meliti to any Trouble to Come here.
Benj'm Skinner, Joseph Ross, Nathan Mitchel, Gersham Smith, Dan. Skinner, William Conklin, David Young, Lem'u Burehem, Solomon Dacker, John Conklin, Paulus [?]
About 1750, Haverstraw Precinct, Orange County, New York. 
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