Final Revolutionary War Pension Payment Vouchers, Georgia records
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Final Revolutionary War Pension Payment Vouchers, Georgia records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: United States. National Archives and Records Administration.
Title: Final Revolutionary War Pension Payment Vouchers, Georgia records
Dates: 1800s
Extent: 0.12 cubic feet (6 microfilm rolls)
Identification: MS 1551

Biographical/Historical Note

The United States Congress provided for those soldiers who served with the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and who applied to the Revolutionary War Pension. Those soldiers who were denied could then apply under another Revolutionary War pension act. If the pension was approved but the veteran died before the pension amount allotted him expired, his spouse or his children could apply for the remaining benefits based on his military service (from Suzanne Gould, A Monroe Freeman. Final Revolutionary War pension payment vouchers: Georgia).


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a microfilmed copy of the payment vouchers for Revolutionary War pensioners. The vouchers are arranged in alphabetical order by the name of the pensioner (or their spouse or child). Most records include the name of the pensioner; the name of the spouse; pensioner's county of residence; previous county or counties of residence in Georgia or another state; military service of the veteran, including rank and organization information; Congressional pension act that covers the claim; monetary provisions of the pension; final pension payment amount; date that the last pension payment was made; and miscellaneous information such as the name of the attorney or executor handling the filing of the claim. Some vouchers also include information concerning the names of children and death dates for the veteran. Some vouchers were awarded for service in the War of 1812 and the Mexican War.


Index Terms

Microfilms.
Pensions (compensation)
Records (documents)
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.
United States. National Archives and Records Administration.

Location of Originals

Original records in the National Archives.


Physical and Technical Access Restrictions

A microfilm reader is required to access this collection.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Final Revolutionary War Pension Payment Vouchers, Georgia records, MS 1551, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Unknown.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Published Descriptions

Suzanne Gould, A Monroe Freeman. Final Revolutionary War pension payment vouchers: Georgia. Washington, D.C.: Georgia Genealogical Society and National Archives and Records Administration, 1993.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 

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1X-1551-01. Aaron - Carter
 

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2X-1551-02. Carter - Gilmore
 

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3X-1551-03. Glasgo - Jones
 

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4X-1551-04. Jones - Pardue
 

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5X-1551-05. Parkerson - Terry
 

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6X-1551-06. Thomas - Zavadorsky