Cline, Henry

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Henry was born on February 17, 1755 in Livingston Manor, Columbia County, NY. He lived there until he was about 7 years of age, then moved to Hillsdale , Columbia County where he lived until his marriage.


Henry Cline enlisted and served as a private in the New York troops. From June 1, 1775 he served for 6 months in Captain Peter Van Rensselaer’s company of Colonel Van Dyke’s Regiment, a part of the time at Lake George. In the spring of 1776, he served a month in Captain Abraham Fonda’s company in Colonel Livingston’s Regiment on guard at Half Moon and during which he was in the campaign against General Burhoyne’s army and was present at his surrender. For the following year, until about August of 1778, he served Colonel Willet’s Regiment and was stationed at Fort Herkimer.

Marriage & Children

His wife’s name was Mary. She was born at about 1758.


Mary died on May 15, 1838 in Rensselaerville and was buried at the Medusa Cemetery. Henry died on November 5, 1840 in Rensselaerville, he was also buried at the Medusa Cemetery. A marker for Mary does not exist.


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media

Henry Cline Revolutionary War pension file