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Friday, August 23, 2013

Follow Friday~Southern Campaign Revolutionary War Pensions

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If you have an ancestor that lived in the South and fought in the Revolutionary War, I would recommend you take a look at:

Southern Campaign Revolutionary War Pension Statements


The website is an alphabetical listing of Revolutionary War Pension Statements for southern soldiers that served in the Revolutionary War.

If you don’t have access to Fold3.com (paid site) I recommend you take a look on this website to see if your Revolutionary War ancestor is listed. The alphabetical listings makes it so simple.

In addition to a listing of the pension file, the site owner, Will Graves, has numerous hyperlink relevant to the Revolutionary War.

There are sections on:
Southern Campaign Revolutionary War Unit Rosters
SUBMISSIONS AND USEFUL RESOURCES
LEGISLATION
ORIGINAL APPLICATIONS
DUPLICATE FILE NUMBERS

A detailed table can be found that will explain the meaning of the letter designation and preceding annotation of these pension and land warrant. Those annotations consists of  by "S," "R,"   "W,   "BLWt." or "Dis. No Papers".

My Revolutionary War ancestors are Thomas Davis and Hardy Sellers. Their pension files are labeled:


Thomas Davis - W8655

Hardy Sellers - R9377

For Thomas Davis the “W” indicates a successful applications filed by the widow (or her heirs).
For Hardy Sellers the “R’ indicates that his application was ”rejected”  

How to Obtain Copies of War Record.
Information is provided listing 4 ways to obtain copies of your ancestors applications.  Just Click here:        
 
I highly recommend this website as a starting point in your search for your Revolutionary War ancestor.  





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[1] http://revwarapps.org/










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