The Resource Cumberland County (Va.) Revolutionary War Pension Records

Cumberland County (Va.) Revolutionary War Pension Records

Label
Cumberland County (Va.) Revolutionary War Pension Records, 1784-1853 circa
Title
Cumberland County (Va.) Revolutionary War Pension Records
Inclusive dates
1784-1853 circa
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Cumberland County (Va.) Revolutionary War Pension Records, 1784-1853 circa, predominantly consists of declarations of Revolutionary War veterans seeking to obtain pensions under an acts of Congress passed 1818 March 18, 1820 May 1, and and 1832 June 7. The applicants present testimony of their time of service during the Revolutionary War. Information generally found in the declarations include date and location applicants entered into service, names of military companies they served in, names of military commanders they served under, names of fellow soldiers they served with, length of service, their age, and their place of birth. The predominant portion of the declarations are narratives of their tours of duty during the Revolutionary War with emphasis on battles they fought. The declarations may include affidavits from witnesses who could verify information provided by applicants. They may also include a schedule of veteran's property and names of heirs
  • The collection also includes certificates of Revolutionary War service. They may also include a schedule of veteran's property and names of heirs
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Cumberland County was named for William Augustus, duke of Cumberland, third son of King George II. It was formed from Goochland County in 1749. The county seat is Cumberland.
  • On 1832 June 7, Congress enacted pension legislation extending benefits more universally than under any previous legislation. This act provided for full pay for life for all officers and enlisted men who served at least 2 years in the Continental Line, the state troops or militia, the navy or marines. Men who served less than 2 years but at least 6 months were granted pensions of less than full pay. Benefits were payable effective March 4, 1831, without regard to financial need or disability and widows or children of Revolutionary War veterans were entitled to collect any unpaid benefits due from the last payment to a veteran until his death.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
Additional Cumberland County Military and Pension Records can be found on microfilm at The Library of Virginia web site. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm"
Label
Cumberland County (Va.) Revolutionary War Pension Records
Note
These records came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Cumberland County
Base of film
safety base polyester
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  • The Library of Virginia
Color
black and white
Dimensions
35mm.
Emulsion on film
silver halide
Extent
.10
Generation
service copy
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Cumberland County Circuit Court
Positive negative aspect
negative
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001690026
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/reductionRatio
01
ReductionRatioRange
low reduction ratio
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
cu.ft.

Library Locations

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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