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Alabama Revolutionary War Soldiers – Q Surnames

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now QUEEN, THOMAS, aged 82, and a resident of Morgan County; private N. C. Militia; enrolled on July 2, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4. 1831; annual allowance, $55; sums received to date of publication of list, $165.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., ‘ 1st Sess., 1833-34. He resided in Morgan county, June 1, 1840, aged 80.-Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148. QUINN, MICHAEL, private, particular service not shown; annual allowance, $96; transferred to South Carolina.-Pension Book, State Branch Bank,...

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Alabama Revolutionary War Soldiers – P Surnames

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now PAINE, MATHEW, age not given, a resident of Marion County; private Tennessee Volunteers; enrolled on February 3, 1826, payment to date from October 26, 1825; annual allowance, $96; sums received to date of publication of list, $706.65; April 24, 1816.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. PARKER, ELISHA. “Departed this life in Morgan County, Ala., on the 21st ult., ELISHA PARKER, in the 97th year of his age, a native of Connecticut, and a soldier of the Revolution. He was greatly esteemed and respected by all who knew him.”-The Democrat, Huntsville, May 6, 1846. PARKER, WILLIAM, age not given, a resident of Madison County; private 4th Regular U. S. Infantry; enrolled on September 6, 1820, payment to date from March 11, 1819; annual allowance, $96; sums received to date of publication of list, $1,437.90; Acts Military establishment.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. PARR, JOHN. “DIED, on the 6th inst., at his residence about eight miles west of this place, Mr. John Parr, in the eighty-seventh year of his age. “Mr. Parr emigrated from Fairfield District, S. Carolina, to this State about twelve years ago, and has since resided in the county till his death. “He entered into the service of his...

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Alabama Revolutionary War Soldiers – W Surnames

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now WAGSTER, WILLIAM, age not given, and a resident of Butler County; private S. C. Continental Line; enrolled on July 16, 1819, under act of Congress of March 18, 1818; payment to date from July 5, 1819; annual allowance, $96; suspended under act May 1, 1820. Continued and transferred from Edgefield District, S. C., from January 22, 1829.-Revolutionary Pension. Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. WAID (sic), CALVIN, aged 73, and a resident of Blount County; private New Jersey Militia; enrolled on July 10, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $53.33.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Part 3, Vol .xiii, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. WALDEN, DAVID, aged ’76, and a resident of Blount County; private N. C. Continental Line; enrolled on January 27, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831 annual allowance, $80.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Part 3, Vol. xiii, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong,. 1st sess., 1833-34. WALDRON, CHARLES, aged 75, and a resident of Lowndes County; private Maryland Militia; enrolled on May 19, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $20.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol....

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Alabama Revolutionary War Soldiers – V Surnames

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now VARNER, JOSEPH, a resident of Clarke County; private, particular service not shown; enrolled on May 8, 1832, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from September 4, 1835; annual allowance, $72. Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile. VAUGHAN, INGRAHAM, aged 77, and a resident of Lauderdale County, private captain and sergeant Virginia Continental Line and Militia; enrolled on May 14, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $57.11. Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. VAUGHAN, JOEL, aged 95, and a resident of Pickens County; private N. C. Continental Line; enrolled on February 27, 1834 under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $18.32; sums received to date of publication of list, $144.96.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess.,...

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Alabama Revolutionary War Soldiers – U Surnames

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now UPTON, GEORGE, a resident of DeKalb County; private, particular service not shown; enrolled on July 31, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832; annual allowance, $30.-Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile. He resided in DeKalb County, June 1, 1840, aged 80. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p....

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Alabama Revolutionary War Soldiers – T Surnames

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now TABOR, WILLIAM, aged 73, and a resident of Bibb County; ensign and lieutenant N. C. Militia; enrolled on January 2, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $100; sums received to date of publication of list, $300.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Part 3, Vol xiii, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. TALIAFERRO, RICHARD. Mildred, wife of Richard Taliaferro, who was a resident of Pickens county, captain of infantry; enrolled on August 4, 1838, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $480. Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile. Mildred Taliaferro resided in Pickens County, June 1, 1840, aged 78.-Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148. TARRANT, JAMES, sen., aged 86, resided in Jefferson County, June 1, 1840, with James Tarrant, Jr.-Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149. TATOM, THOMAS. “Mr. Clay, yielding to his feelings excited in behalf of the son of a Revolutionary Patriot, who was captured at Mier, a citizen of Alabama, addressed a letter to President Santa Anna, requesting his liberation. We understand that he has just received a polite letter from Santa Anna, informing him of the prompt discharge of the captive according to his request.”-Lexington Observer. [The person alluded to above was...

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Genealogy of George Baker of Pownal Vermont

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now George Baker of Pownal Vermont R 162 GEORGE BAKER: probably b. in Mass., about 1730; lived in Pownal, Vt., 1766; was one of the signers of a petition to the king (1766); served in the Revolutionary War in Company of Capt. Joseph Briggs (Vermont Revolutionary Rolls, p. 88). Daniel: b. about 1760. Nathan: b. 1785; m. Hannah Wood. Betsy: b. 1786; m. John Richardson. George: b. 1789; m. Susan Nott. Asa: b. 1792; m. James Green. Lory: b. 1794; m. Elizabeth Lamb. Lydia: b. 1796; m. Jeptha Baker. Hannah: b. 1798; m. Benjamin Howe. Polly: b. 1791; m. Josiah Guiles. Aaron. Anna. William: said to have gone to Phila., where he became very rich. Charles: d. unm. Edward: m. Hannah Mumford. Ch.: Mumford, Belinda, George, Mary, Arnold. Thomas: (1768-1838); m. Sarah Watson. Leonard: (1792-1838); m. Deborah Burnside. James. Jerome. Warren: m. Marcella Tillson. Cora: b. 1870; m. Frank Lull. Ch.: Ruth Lull. Ralph: b. 1872; d. 1919; m. Mary Winsor. Ch.: Myrtle and R. Arthur. Byron W.: b. 1874; formerly Principal of the New York Public Schools; now m. Social Service work; m. Lucia Marvin. Louise: b. 1902; teacher m. the Brearley School. Alice: b. 1903; graduate of Columbia Medical School; now on the staff of the Presbyterian Hospital, New York City. Bessie: b. 1876; m....

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Military History of Keene, New Hampshire

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now During the period of the Revolution, Keene performed her part faithfully. In 1773 the foot company of Keene numbered 126, under command of Col.. Josiah Willard. The alarm list, numbering forty-five, seems to have been made up of the older men, including many of the original settlers; the selectmen of Keene, David Nims. Eliphalet Briggs, Jr., and Benjamin Hall, reported the following census for Keene : Unmarried men, from sixteen to sixty 65. Married men, from sixteen to sixty 96 Boys, sixteen years and under : 140• Men, sixty years and upwards : 1, Females, unmarried 217 Females, married 105. Widows 10 Male Slave : 1 Total 645 In 1774 the town made preparations for war by the purchase of ” 200 lbs of good gun powder, 400 lbs. of lead, and 1,200 flints,” raising “twenty-four pounds, lawful money” for that purpose. October 17th of that year, Capt. Isaac Wyman and Lieut. Timothy Ellis were chosen delegates to the county congress, at Walpole. The battle of Lexington was fought on the loth of April, 1775. The news reached Keene soon after, and Captain Dorman, in command of the militia, with the advice of Captain Wyman, ” sent expresses to every part of the town,, notifying the inhabitants to meet, forthwith, on the green.” Upon their meeting...

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Biography of Robert M. Black

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Robert M. Black, the subject of this memoir, came from an ancestry of more than ordinary importance and prominence. His great-grandfather, with his family, removed from Scotland and settled in Virginia some years before the Revolutionary war, caused by the traitor Arnold in portions of Virginia, volunteered, though far past the age of liability, for military service, and was one of the soldiers, who, under Lafayette and Gen. Wayne, turned and drove back Lord Cornwallis. He was intimately acquainted with Lafayette, Gen. Wayne and Gen. Lord Sterling, who were frequent guests at his house. His youngest son, George Black, the grandfather of our subject, was born on the 8th of July, 1767. He was nine years old when the Declaration of Independence was issued. He was a son of the Revolution and saw and caught the spirit of most of the stirring scenes of that eventful period. George Black, with his family, re-moved from Virginia and settled in Kentucky, some time before the war of 1812. He became a soldier of this war in a regiment of mounted rifleman and rendered important service under the command of Gen. Harrison. With such an ancestry, whose character and qualities he reproduced and reflected, together passed through the terrors and excitement with his own individual traits, we may under...

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Pompey Woodward Genealogy

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Pompey Woodward, a negro, who did not know his age or parentage, had served in the Revolution as a waiter to some officer. He came to Sullivan, after his second m. He m (1), in Sterling, Mass., Apr. 15, 1788, Rosanna Hendley; both were of Sterling, Probably their last names were those of families where they had been employed. Feb. 16, 1800, he was published to Miss Polly (Mary) Harry of Worcester, Mass. He d. Jan. 13, 1843. In the Sentinel of Feb. 1, 1843, is the following obituary: “In Sullivan, Pompey Woodward, a colored man, aged 77. He had been a professor of religion for a great number of years, and died a Revolutionary pensioner, always maintaining a character for strict integrity, and was highly respected by his neighbors.” Mrs. Polly Woodward d. in Worcester, Mass., July 28, 1856, aged 95, according to the records of Worcester; and the records say she was b. Southboro, Mass. They do not give her parentage or...

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Revolutionary Pension Records Index

This index links to a collection of Revolutionary pension records which includes images of entire pension files for soldiers and sailors who served during the Revolutionary War. These records reveal more details about the veteran’s history and service unlike selected service records chosen for genealogical content. They also contain more specific information about a soldier’s family, state of health, and life after the war.

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James Wilson Genealogy

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now I. The ancestor of the Daniel2 Wilson family came from Tyrone, Ireland, in 1737, with the famous Scotch Irish emigrants. These emigrants were a hardy, industrious, long-lived, honest and sturdy race of people. A great proportion of New Hampshire’s most distinguished sons are found among their descendants. One of these emigrants was James1 Wilson. The history of Peterborough gives his name as WILLIAM. Later researches favor JAMES, but we are not positively sure of the name. Nor do we know who was his wife. They brought with them from Ireland a son, Robert2, and a daughter, Lettuce2. In this country they had at least two more sons, Daniel2 and James2. Robert2 lived in Peterboro’ and was the father of Anne3 (killed by a log falling from a fence upon her, in childhood), Hon. James3, William3, Anne3 (who m. Jeremiah Swan), Mary3 (who m. Gen. John Steele), Hon. John3 of Belfast, Me., (in the U. S. Congress in 1813-1814), Joseph3 and Sarah3 (m. Hon. John Scott Harrison, son of President William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the U. S. and father of Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the U. S.) Hon. James3 Wilson of Peterboro and Keene was the father of Gen. James4 Wilson, the well known lawyer and orator of Keene and a member of the...

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Biographical Sketch of Miles Price

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Miles Price, of Wales, settled in Lincoln County, N. C., prior to the revolutionary war. He married a Miss Sharp, and had a son named Thomas, who was a soldier of the revolution. He married Isabella Sharp, and they had Elizabeth, Thomas, jr., Reese, Isaac, James, John, Isabella, and Ellen Zohn married Anna Barber, of North Carolina, and they had four children previous to their removal to Missouri, viz.: Elizabeth L., Cynthia, Miles S., and Thomas J. They came to Missouri and settled in Pike County in 1819, after which they had the following children Robert B., John H., Sallie A., Emily I., and Lucinda J. All of his children except Miles S., who is a member of the County Court of Montgomery County, settled in Lincoln County. Mr. Price was Constable and Justice of the Peace in Pike County for thirty years. He was also a great snake killer, and every spring he and his neighbors would have a snake hunt. One spring they killed 9,000 rattlesnakes. Isaac Price first settled in St. Charles County, and afterward in Lincoln. He married Tabitha Wilkerson, of the former...

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Biographical Sketch of James Nowlin

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now James Nowlin and his wife, Martha Collins, were natives of Scotland. They came to America prior to the revolution, and brought all their household and kitchen furniture with them. They settled first in the eastern part of Virginia, but afterward removed to Pittsylvania County. Their only son, Bryan W. Nowlin, was a Captain in the American army during the revolution. He married Lucy Waide, of Virginia, and they had fifteen children, thirteen of whom lived to be grown, and twelve of them married. The eldest son, Peyton, married Lucy Townsend, and settled first in Kentucky, from whence he removed to Saline County, Mo., previous to 1820, and raised a large family of children. Richard Nowlin, brother of Peyton, married Celie Shelton, and settled first in Kentucky, and afterward in Saline County, Missouri. Samuel Nowlin married Fannie Paul, of Virginia, by whom he had Joseph and David. His first wife died, and he was married the second time to Elizabeth Everson, by whom he had two daughters, both of whom are living in Virginia. Joseph Nowlin lived and died in Lynchburg, Va. David studied law at the University of Virginia. In 1835 he married Elizabeth Berger, of Virginia, and the following year he came to Missouri and settled in Montgomery County, where he practiced his profession, and...

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