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

Frederick County (Va.) Revolutionary War Pension Records

Frederick County (Va.) Revolutionary War Pension Records, 1812-1836
Frederick County (Va.) Revolutionary War Pension Records
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  • Frederick County (Va.) Revolutionary War Pension Records, 1812-1836, 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
  • The collection also includes certificates of Revolutionary War service that include names of heirs. They may also include a schedule of veteran's property and names of heirs
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  • Frederick County was was named in honor of Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales and eldest son of King George II. It was formed from Orange County by a statute of 1738 that stipulated that when the population was large enough the new county government would begin to function. The county court first met on 11 November 1743. Part of Augusta County was added in 1754. The county seat is the city of Winchester.
  • 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.
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Location of other archival material
Additional Frederick 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"
Frederick County (Va.) Revolutionary War Pension Records
These records came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Frederick County
Base of film
safety base polyester
  • The Library of Virginia
black and white
Emulsion on film
silver halide
service copy
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There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Frederick County Circuit Court
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low reduction ratio
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
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