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Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services
1840  
 
Extent: 1 item
 
Accession Number:2008.107
 
Abstract:   Publication of the U.S. government in 1841 (after the 1840 census) which lists “pensioners for Revolutionary [War] or military services with their names, ages, and places of residence as returned by the marshals of the several judicial districts, under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census.”
 
Processed by:  Esther H. Bohnert, April 2008
 
Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Southeast Missouri State University
Phone: (573) 651-2245; Fax: (573) 651-2666; Email: semoarchives@semo.edu
 
Citation:  Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services, 1840, Special Collections and Archives, Southeast Missouri State University
 
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Provenance:  Unknown
 
Historical Note
This is a publication of the results of the Sixth Census of the United States of America. At this time (1840) there were still veterans of the Revolutionary War (as well as later wars) living in the United States and this was an attempt to make a compilation of the names and locations of these people. The 1840 census was composed of four volumes. First, the Sixth Census or enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States, second, the Statistics of the United States of America, third, a Compendium of the Enumeration of the inhabitants and statistics of the United States to which was added an abstract of each preceding census, and finally a census of pensioners for revolutionary or military services with their names, ages, and placed of residence.
 
Scope and Content Note
A publication of the U.S. government in 1841 (after the 1840 census) which is named “Pensioners for Revolutionary [War] or military services with their names, ages, and places of residence as returned by the marshals of the several judicial districts, under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census.” It is listed by state, including Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New York (divided into Northern and Southern districts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania (divided into Eastern and Western districts), Maryland, Virginia (Eastern and Western districts), North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama (Southern and Northern districts), Mississippi (Northern and Southern districts), Louisiana (Eastern and Western districts),Tennessee (Eastern, Middle, and Western districts), Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Michigan, Florida (Eastern, Western, and Middle districts), Appalachicola District, Territory of Wisconsin, Territory of Iowa, District of Columbia, and Carter County in Kentucky. Each state/territory is divided into counties
 
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