Naval Pensioners Of The United States, 1800-1851

Naval Pensioners Of The United States, 1800-1851

by Lloyd Dewitt Bockstruck
     
 
Beginning in 1800, pensions for U.S. naval personnel were awarded on the basis of death or disability during active service. Taking its cue from the ever- increasing number of applicants, this new work presents information on some 3,000 seamen and sailors who were awarded pensions in accordance with the various acts of Congress and special acts of the Senate or House

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Beginning in 1800, pensions for U.S. naval personnel were awarded on the basis of death or disability during active service. Taking its cue from the ever- increasing number of applicants, this new work presents information on some 3,000 seamen and sailors who were awarded pensions in accordance with the various acts of Congress and special acts of the Senate or House of Representatives. Each entry provides the names of the veteran, his widow, his children and heirs, and sometimes other family members, identifying altogether some 5,000 or more individuals, most of whom, it should be pointed out, appear in no other federal pension records. As a point of interest, the majority of naval pensioners were from the states of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and New York.

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This resource text contains some 3,000 entries of individuals receiving pensions from the U.S. Navy between 1800 and 1851. The text is organized alphabetically by the name of the veteran and/or the pensioner followed by the state of residence and rank. Each entry includes the amount of pension, either per month or per annum, and a list of years in which there are entries for the pensioner in the reports to Congress. Additional data listed includes the nature of the individual's disability, date of death, name of the vessel on which the veteran served, variations in the spellings of both forenames and surnames, and aliases. The author's credentials are not stated. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806317052
Publisher:
Genealogical Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/23/2010
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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