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Monday, March 24, 2014

Amanuensis Monday~SC Rev War Pension List


Amanuensis Monday is a genealogy blogging theme. It was started by John Newmark who writes the TransylvanianDutch blog.

His definition of Amanuensis is:
Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.

Today’s posting is a South Carolina Revolutionary War Widows Pension List.
SC Widows Rev War 

Nancy Davis, last entry on this list, is my 4th Great Grandmother. She was born 15 Dec 1767 and died 15 Dec 1853. Her husband Thomas Davis served as a Private during the Revolutionary War. She received $13.66 1/2 per month commencing 20 March 1845 until her death 8 years, 8 months and 25 days later.

[1] U.S. Pensioners, 1818-1872 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2007. <>
Original data: Ledgers of Payments, 1818-1872, to U.S. Pensioners Under Acts of 1818 Through 1858 From Records of the Office of the Third Auditor of the Treasury, 1818-1872; (National Archives Microfilm Publication T718, 23 rolls); Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury, Record Group 217; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

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