Revolutionary War Pensions - Bedford County, Virginia

Compiled by Ann Chilton
59 Pages, 8.5"x11", Index, Soft Cover, VA-0230, $12.50

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When the Federal Government passed their first Revolutionary War Claims in 1818 few soldiers qualified. By the 1830, many of the soldiers had died and most of those that remained were getting on into old age. They were a proud people and to have to admit poverty in order to claim a meager pension was devastating to their pride. In 1832, the Pension Act was changed by Congress and the soldier no longer had to claim poverty as a reason for their pension.

In reading these pension applications, we have to remember that memories have faded somewhat and dates and names may be in error. Usually, the Battles are remembered, but commanders, etc. are frequently in error.

In these applications, generally, the place of birth, marriage, names of children, and most of the facts are fairly correct. The discharge papers are frequently lost or 'burned'. It is not unusual for the actual marriage license to be included and sometime even the pages out of the family Bible are sent as proof.

Surnames Included in This Publication

ABSTON, ADAMS, ALEXANDER, ANDERSON, ANDRE, ARCHIBALD, ARNOLD, ARTHUR, ARRINGTON, ARNOLD, AUSTIN, AVERY.

BABER, BALLINGER, BANDY, BARKER, BARTON, BARGERS, BAYLOR, BAILEY, BEAUMAN, BLOUNTS, BIRCHFIELD, BOOKER, BOON, BOWKER, BUCKNER, BUFORD, BURGOYNS, BURNETT, BUTLER.

CABELL, CAHILL, CALLAWAY, CAMPBELL, CALDWELL, CARTER, CARNER, CARRINGTON, CHEATMAN, CHATMAN, CHRISTIAN, CITY, CLAY, CLAXTON, CLAYTON, CLEMENT, CLOWER, COTRAL, COLLIER, CORNWALLIS, COOK, CROUCH, CUMMINS, CUMMINGS, CUNDIFF, CUSTIS.

DABNEY, DAKIN, DAVENPORT, DAVIS, DECLOMEN, DELAFAYETTE, DICK, DOOLEY, DOWNY, DOWLMAN, DUNNEVANT, DUPEY.

EARLY, ELDERIDGE, ESKERIDGE, EVANS, EVERHART.

FARE, FIELDER, FIGGINS, FINNS, FLEMING, FOX, FRANKLIN, FRAZIER, FREBACKER, FUBECKER.

GADDY, GATES, GILBERT, GILES, GILL, GILMOUR, GOFF, GOGGINS, GRAHAM, GREEN, GRISHAM, GROOMS, GULP, GWALKIN, GWATKIN.

HACKWORTH, HAMBLETON, HANCOCK, HARDMAN, HARGUS, HARRIS, HARRISON, HAYNES, HEATH, HELM, HENRY, HICKENBOTHAM, HILL, HOLLAND, HOLLY, HOLT, HOPKINS, HUDNALL, HUDSON, HUGHES, HUNTER.

JACKSON, JACOBS, JAMES, JEFFERSON, JETER, JOHNSTON, JONES, JOPLING, JORDAN.

KILPATERICK, KIRKPATRICK.

LAFAY, LAFAYETTE, LAMBERT, LAURON, LAWHORN, LAWSON, LEE, LEFTWICH, LEWIS, LEVIS, LEVERE, LIPSCOMB, LOCKARD, LONEY, LOWRY, LYLE, LYNCH.

MAJOR, MARKHAM, MARLEBOROUGH, MARSHALL, MARTIN, MATTHEWS, MAY, MCCAMPBELL, MCCONAHA, MCDONALD, MCREYNOLDS, MEADOR, MECKLENBURGE, MEREDITH, MERRIWEATHER, MILES, MILLER, MILLS, MINOR, MITCHELL, MOON, MOORE, MORELAND, MORGAN, MORRIS, MULENBURG, MULLEN.

NAILOR, NELSON, NEWELL, NEWLENBURG, NOLAND, NORTH.

OGLESBY, OLDACRES, OLIVER, ORE, OTEY, OVERSTREET.

PADGET, PARKER, PERRIL, PESION, PHILLIPS, PICKINS, PINES, POINDEXTER, POLLARD, POLLY, PORTER, PREASTON, PULLEN.

REED, REESE, REID, REYNOLDS, RICE, RICHARDSON, RIDGELY, ROBERTSON, ROBINSON, RODNEY, ROGERS, ROSE, RUCKER, RUNION, RUSSEL.

SALE, SAMPSON, SAUNDERS, SCRUGGS, SERRIS, SHEPHERD, SHREWSBERRY, SKILTON, SLAUGHTER, SLOAN, SMITH, SPEAR, SQUIRES, STENHAM, STEVENS, STEWART, STIFF, STIRLING, STUBBLEFIELD, STUBBLING, STUBEN, SWAIN, SYDNOR.

TALBOT, TARLTON, TAYLOR, TERRELL, THINNES, THOMAS, TILTON, TOLER, TRABUE, TRACY, TRIGG, TUBLETT, TUCKER, TURRELL, TYLER.

VANCE, VEST, VINCENT.

WADE, WALKER, WARDS, WARNER, WASHINGTON, WATKINS, WATSON, WAYNE, WELDON, WEST, WESTMAN, WHARTON, WHILLEY, WHITE, WILKS, WILLIAMS, WILLIAMSON, WITT, WOOD, WOODFORD, WOODSON, WORLEY.

YARBOROUGH.

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