I’ve written about the American Revolutionary War pensions on Fold3.com before. I’ve made several finds in this series of records and not just for veterans. The pensions have a full name index on Fold3. For whom should you search:
- Anyone who was of an age to have served.
- Anyone who was of an age to have married a veteran.
- Anyone who might have had knowledge of a widow’s marriage to a veteran.
- Anyone who might have testified in a veteran’s or widow’s application.
That includes a great deal of ground. But I’ve seen neighbors, associates, and children of veterans mentioned in this applications–particularly when the widow was filing a claim.
Of course, keep in mind that the American Revolution was from 1775-1783 and search for people in American Revolutionary War pensions on Fold3.com accordingly. Children who might be named could easily have been born after that time.