Source Information

Ancestry.com. U.S., Revolutionary War Pensioners, 1801-1815, 1818-1872 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com 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. NARA microform publication T718. 23 rolls. Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury, 1775-1978, Record Group 217. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Pension Payment Roll of Veterans of the Revolutionary War and the Regular Army and Navy, 3/1801 - 9/1815. NARA microform publication M1786. 1 Roll. NAI: 2600769. Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 1773–2007, Record Group 15. The National Archives at Washington, D.C.

About U.S., Revolutionary War Pensioners, 1801-1815, 1818-1872

This database contains Treasury Department pension payment records for payments made semiannually from 1801-1815 and 1818-1871. Entries contain:

  • Name of pensioner
  • Name of veteran (if different than pensioner)
  • Name/location of pension agency though which payment was made

When an heir or legal representative claimed an unpaid balance due the pensioner at the time of death, the date of death of the pensioner is given and the date of the final payment made to the family or heirs.

Additional information such as rank of veteran, amount of monthly or half yearly allowance, and quarter and year of last payment, may also be listed on the record.

The above information was taken from: Publication Details of 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, Washington, D.C.