Affecting the lives of millions of people in North America, the Revolutionary War involved thousands of Americans fighting for independence. This database is an index to a list of pensions awarded to U. S. veterans of the war. It was taken from "Letter from the Secretary of Way, communicating A Transcript of the Pension List of the United States showing the Number of Pensioners in the Several Districts. Also, The Amount Allowed to each Pensioner" dated June 1, 1813. The "Letter" was referred to the Committee of Claims and originally published by A. and G. Way, Printers in Washington, D. C. in 1813. It provides the name of pensioner, state or district of residence, number in the roll, rank, and annual stipend. The districts included are: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana territory, Michigan, and the District of Columbia. It reveals information regarding over 1,700 men. For those Ancestry.com patrons seeking ancestors who may have been awarded a pension for service in the War of Independence, this can be an informative database.
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