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1840 Census of Pensioners
Revolutionary or Military Services

June 1, 1840

The 1840 Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services; with their names, ages and places of residence, as returned by the marshals of the several Judicial Districts, under the act for taking the sixth census.

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1840 census of Pensioners

1840 Census of Pensioners

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The Pension Lists of 1792-1795: With Other Revolutionary War Pension Records - Two catastrophic fires in 1800, one in the War Department, the other in the Treasury Department, destroyed the earliest Revolutionary War pension application records. These records consisted primarily of claims for relief based on death or disability suffered during the War. Nevertheless, certain pension records pre-dating the critical year 1800 survive in the form of Congressional reports, and these reports would appear to be the earliest Revolutionary War pension records extant. Four such reports have been identified and are transcribed in this work. Within each report the claims are arranged by state, giving, generally, name, rank, regiment, description and circumstances of wounds incurred, and information regarding pension, place of residence and physical fitness. With an index to nearly 4,000 persons.

Pensioners of the United States, 1818 - Part A of this book contains two sections. The first includes the names of 3,814 disabled pensioners--arranged alphabetically under each state or territory--with their rank and annual stipend. The second section lists half-pay pensioners (who relinquished bounty land), as well as names of guardians and heirs. Part B contains the names of 2,086 additional deceased pensioners with their rank, monthly and annual stipend, starting dates of the pension, notation of widows or orphans, and occasional added remarks.

Pension List of 1820 - Letter from the Secretary of War Transmitting a Report of the Names, Rank and File of Every Person Placed on the Pension List in Pursuance of the Act of the 18th March, 1818, Etc. Washington, 1820

A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services, 1840. [Published with] A General Index to a Census of Pensioners. 2 vols. in 1 - The body of this consolidated work is a list of 25,000 Revolutionary War pensioners still living in 1840, with their ages and the names of the heads of families with whom they were residing. Based upon the returns of the Sixth Census of the U.S., the arrangement is by state or territory, thereunder by county, and in the case of some counties, by minor subdivision. Thus a good deal about the origins of settlers of each county of the United States, as well as the magnitude of migration into the various areas of the country, can be gleaned from an examination of this work. The Census of Pensioners is here reprinted with the typescript index to the work prepared by the Genealogical Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1965.

Pensioners of the Revolutionary War--Struck Off the Roll - This is a reprint of a rare U.S. Government document which lists the pensioners of the Revolutionary War who were disqualified and subsequently restored. It identifies each claimant by the date of the Acts under which his pension was restored, with remarks on both the expulsion and reinstatement. Six thousand pensioners are identified.