Revolutionary War

Veterans'

Applications for Pension

     

This group of papers contains letters written for Revolutionary War Veterans so they could obtain their pensions under Acts of Congress of 1818 and 1820.  Most of these letters contain at least a partial list of the commander(s) the veteran served under and some of the battles that he participated in.  Some had been wounded, others told of their time spent as prisoners of war. 

Some veterans list their wifeís name and age, while others just state that they had a wife and give the year she died, a few name a child or two and a couple state that they have no family at all.  One veteran had an orphaned girl living in the household and one manís wife was blind. 

     Copies of these rare records are only available by sending the order form to the Butler County Historical Society.   Each copy you order will include all the pages in the file on legal sized paper.

 Great information to help complete your family history!

SURNAME GIVEN DATE WRITTEN AGE     TOWNSHIP # OF PAGES   NOTES
1 BELL James 4 Jan 1825 70   3  
2 BURNSIDE James 7 Apr 1828 57   4  
3 BUYERS George 7 Apr 1823 67   3  
4 DAVIS John 2 Oct 1820 65 Middlesex 3  
5 GRAHAM Daniel 4 Jul 1820 72 Connoquenessing 4  
6 GREEN John 3 Oct 1820 67 Clearfield 3  
7 HARBISON William 5 Oct 1824 68   4  
8 JAMISON John 3 Apr 1826 76   4  
9 KINNEY/McKINNEY Peter 5 Jul 1821 56   4 *
10 McLEOD John 2 Oct 1821 62 Connoquenessing 4  
11 PORTERFIELD Samuel 2 Jul 1825 72 Venango County 5  
12 RANKIN John 6 Jul 1830 76   4  
13 RENISON John 3 Jul 1821 71 City of Butler    
14 RUDOLPH Jacob 4 Jan 1825 76   3  
15 SLAYTOR John 7 Jul 1828 67   3 **
16 SLEATOR John 6 Jan 1824 63 Donegal 3 **
17 STEVENSON Nathaniel 3 Jan 1821 78 Center 3 ***
18 STEVENSON Nathaniel 2 Apr 1827 76   3 ***
19 WELSH John 4 Jan 1825 76   4  

 * The papers in this file have the surname spelled both ways.  We believe the papers all pertain to one individual.

** The papers in these two files seem to be of the same man.  He only makes a mark and the clerk who signed his name spelled it Slaytor in both cases.  It is spelled Sleator in 1824 in the opening statement.

*** The signature in both of these files looks the same.  But the age of Nathaniel doesn't match up between the two dates.

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