Dorand, Richard

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Richard Dorand was born on March 1, 1749 in Kildare County, Ireland


In 1781 Richard enlisted as a Private to serve under Captain Benjamin Whitney in the Vermont Troops. He marched from Westminster through Chestertown and Haverhill to Newbury, Vermont and to Royalton when it was burned by the Indians. He served for more than two months after that and was discharged . He again volunteered in the Vermont Troops in the same year or the following year and served again under Captain Whitney for two more months and returned home. He again enlisted as a Sargeant and was promoted to Corporal. He also served as a minute man for more than three years during the war and held himself in readiness to serve his adopted country whenever and where ever he was needed.

Marriage & Children

Richard Dorand came to Knox New York to obtain a better livelihood and living near his wife and children. He married Susanna ( – 1835). Their children were:[1]

  • Peter Dorand (1780 – 1855)
  • Richard Dorand (1783 – 1805)
  • Sarah Dorand (1785 – )
  • Susanna Dorand (1787 – )
  • Mary Dorand (1789 – )


He died on August 25, 1835 at Knox. His burial site has not been discovered.


Census Records

1820 United States Federal Census about Richard Dorand[1]
Name: Richard Dorand
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Berne, Albany, New York
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Manufactures: 1
Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 2
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 2

Additional Research Notes

New York, Genealogical Records, 1675-1920 about Richard Dorand[1]
Name: Richard Dorand
Residence Date: 1835
Residence Place: Albany, New York, United States
Comments: War pensioner

Additional Media

Richard’s Revolutionary War Pension File:

On the basis of his service in the Vermont Troops, Richard Dorand applied for and received a pension, 26 Sept. 1832, retroactive to 4 March 1831. At the time he was a resident of Rockingham, Vermont. Before 19 Aug. 1833, his pension was transferred to Albany County, New York, from Vermont, with the note: "Pensioner, Williams, Knox, Albany Co., NY." (Source: Revolutionary War Pension File #S12792)[1]

His name appears on the 1835 Pensioners List.

New York Pensioners, 1835 about Richard Dorand[1]
Name: Richard Dorand
Rank: Private, corporal & sergeant
County: Albany Co.
Annual Allowance: 48 93
Sums received: 122 32
Description of service: Vermont militia
When placed on the pension roll: 14 Jan 1833
Commencement of pension: 4 Mar 1831
Laws under which inscribed, increased or reduced OR Remarks: Transferred from Vermont from March 4, 1833.


7. JOSEPH WHIPPLE (John-6, Edwards-5, Jonathan-4, Joseph-3, Matthew-2, Matthew-1} was born ca. 1790 in Townshend, Vermont, the son of John and Sarah Chamberlain Whipple. Joseph is listed as a member of the "'Washington Light Infantry" of Townshend which was organized there shortly after the start of the War of 1812, but the unit never saw any action.

He married MARY DORAND of Townshend, June 6, 1814. There was a Richard Dorand Family living in Westminster, Vermont, in 1790, according to the census of that date, with two males under sixteen, amd five females. Richard Dorand was a veteran of the Revolutionary War and applied for a pension in 1832. He asked that it be sent to him in Albany County, New York, as he vas moving there to be linear his wife and family. His application states that he was born in County Kildare, Ireland, March 1, 1749. He was 83 at this time and is not listed among the pensioners of 1840.


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