Bible Records In the Pension?


United States military pensions may mention information contained in a family Bible as evidence in a pension claim. Often family register entries are used to document births or marriages. In some Revolutionary War pensions, the actual pages from the Bible may have been submitted. The illustration in this post is from 1915 and is typical of Union Civil War pensions where affidavits about the Bible’s content were used instead of having veterans submit the actual Bible pages.

This affidavit was analyzed in issue 3-50 of Casefile Clues.



One thought on “Bible Records In the Pension?

  1. Kathleen

    One of my ancestors did submit the pages from the Bible as one of the proofs to obtain a pension for the widow of an American Revolutionary soldier. Awesome find!


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