Revolutionary Documentation for a Pension

American Revolutionary War pension files can contain a variety of submitted materials to support a claim. This sampler comes from the pension file for John and Lucy (Chapel) Demoss. Not all submissions are this decorative, but one never knows what one may find. Revolutionary War pensions are available from the National Archives or online at


2 thoughts on “Revolutionary Documentation for a Pension

  1. Patricia McMahon Regan

    Michael – I would like to add that when one is requesting a copy of a Revolutionary Pension File it is important that you state in that request “please send me the full and complete” Pension file for Name of Pensioner and his widow (make sure if she has remarried that you include all known surnames. I do this on all of my requests and it does make a big difference in how much of that file you will receive.


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