Revolutionary War Pensions: Former Widows' Applications

Revolutionary War Pensions: Former Widows' Applications

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Widows of veterans who had remarried could apply for their first husband's pension.

Former Widows' Pension Applications

    In this example, Sarah Bosworth, who had been previously married to Joshua Ford (who was the Revolutionary War veteran) and who had subsequently married a Mr. Bosworth, applied for a pension based on the service of her first husband. This card shows that Ford served for Massachusetts, that she applied for a Widow's pension and a Bounty-Land Warrant, and that she received 160 acres of land in accordance with the act of 1855. Click on the image to the right to see details.


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    Created:
    5/14/2007
    Modified:
    5/14/2007
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