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Source Information

Ancestry.com. American Revolutionary War Rejected Pensions [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
Original data: Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1852.

About 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.