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American Revolutionary War Rejected Pensions


During America's struggle for freedom, thousands of men fought for the colonial government and many received pensions or bounty land grants for their service. This database is a listing of men who applied for a pension but were rejected. It was originally published in 1852 and was an expanded version of a book published in 1838. Each record provides the applicant's name, state and town of residence, and the reason their petition was denied. It contains the names of over 8600 individuals. For researchers of Revolutionary War ancestors, this can be a helpful database.

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Source Information:
Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1852.


Name State Location Reason

Zephaniah Halsey New York Fayette, Seneca He did not perform military service.

Job Halsey New York Binghampton, Suffolk He was too young to bear arms.

Rachel Halsey, widow of William Virginia --, Grayson
For further proof--she was married after service.


This page was last updated January 14, 2004.