A Census of Pensioners

for Revolutionary or Military Services, 1840. [Published with] A General Index to a Census of Pensioners. 2 vols. in 1


Author: U.S. Department of State
Publication Date: 1841, 1965
Reprint Date: 2005
Pages: 577 pp. total
ISBN: 9780806306315


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.

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