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Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files

Source: Virgil D. White, Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files, Volume 1, A-E (Waynesboro, Tennessee: National Historical Publishing Company, 1990). [WorldCat]

[page 272]


  • William, Elizabeth, W9356, NC & SC Line, sol appl 5 Mar 1832 Spartanburg Dsit SC aged 72, enl in 1779 in Fairfield SC, sol was b 26 Mar 1760 in Granville Cty NC, wid appl 15 Feb 1845 Spartanburg Dist SC aged 81, m 1 Apr 1782 on the Tar River in NC, sol d 22 Feb 1836, wid mentions a near relative of sol Edmond BISHOP (relationship not stated), sol’s children were; Elijah b 19 Dec 1783, Mary b 2 Apr 1785, George b 25 Apr 1787, Lucy b 20 Aug 1789, Jencey b 20 Jan 1790, Sally b 27 May 1793, Charrity b 20 Mar 1795, Peggy b 8 Nov 1797, Synthan b 10 May 1800, Rhoda b 10 Sep 1802 & in 1845 lived in Spartanburg Dist SC & William Brown BISHOP b 9 Jul 1804
  • William, S30275, SC Troops, sol’s children appl for sol who was a lunatic on 8 Dec 1834 Hopkins Cty KY, aff’dt was made by Rhoda CALDWELL on his behalf & signed by his children, towit; Rhoda CALDWELL, Eli, William & James BISHOP, Martha FOX & Hannah B. WITT also Alexander MILLER (his relationship not stated), sol was b 1755 in state of PA, sol’s bro Nicholas BISHOP srv with sol in srv & also mentions an older bro Capt Henry BISHOP who was mortally wounded

at battle of Hanging Rock

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  • Benedict, Rachel, W1814, RI Line, sol was a son of Benedict BURLINGAME, Sr. of Gloucester RI m Rachel daughter of Peter BICKNEL of Rehoboth MA on 22 Feb 1797, sol appl 8 Oct 1836 Providence Cty RI aged 77 a res of Gloucester RI & was b there 18 Jun 1759 & had enl there, sol d 17 Oct1836, wid appl 14 Oct 1837 Providence Cty RI aged 69, in 1849 sol’s son Amasa was aged 43
  • Chandler or Chandler BURLINGHAM, BLW #86-200, RI Line, see Chandler BURLINGHAM
  • Christopher or Christopher BURLINGGAME, S9124, MA Line, see Christopher BURLINGGAME
  • Content former wid, W20811, Navy Srv & RI Line, see Elisha ALDRICH or ALDRICK
  • Daniel, S40759, RI Line, appl 13 Apr 1818 Rutland Cty VT aged 73
  • David, S21092, RI Line, appl 13 Sep 1834 Providence Cty RI aged 77 a res of Scituate RI, sol was b 7 Mar 1757 at Gloucester RI & lived there at enl & after the war lived at Smithfield & Scituate RI
  • Jeremiah, Ruth, W16879, RI Line, wid appl 11 Dec 1838 Rensselaer Cty NY aged 78, sol m Ruth PALMER on 1 Mar 1778 at Little Compton RI & sol d 25 Jan 1811 & wid was daughter of Richard GRINNELL & she was b in Little Compton & she m 1st to Walter PALMER of Little Compton RI & died at sea in 1777 & she m 3rd to Elisha REYNOLDS in fall of 1813 & he d in Jul 1817, wid had 2 children by her 1st husband but they were not named, sol’s son Walter P. BURLINGAME lived at Trenton in Oneida Cty NY in 1838, wid’s sis Patience GRINNELL was aged 81 in 1838 lived in Little Compton RI in 1838  (cont next page)

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(continued)  Sarah B. BRINNELL daughter of Billings GRINNELL & his wife Comfort was aged 51 in 1838 a res of Little Compton RI but their relationship to wid not stated


  • John, R1469, RI Line, sol appl 13 Apr 1818 Rutland Cty VT aged 58
  • Nathan or Nathan BURLINGHAM, S8118, BLW #26123-160-55, RI Line, sol was b 24 Feb 1762 at Scituate RI, lived at Gloucester RI when he enl at age 16, after the war sol lived in Ashford & Killingly CT, Foster RI, Sturbridge MA, Londonderry PA & Colesville NY, appl 12 Feb 1833 Chenango Cty NY a res of Bainbridge NY, in 1855 sol was a res of Windsor in Broome Cty NY & mentioned an only daughter
  • Nathan or Nathan BURLINGGAME, Mary, R1468, RI Line & Sea Srv, see Nathan BURLINGGAME
  • Pardon, S21093, RI Line, appl 8 Aug 1832 Providence Cty RI aged 76 a res of Cranston RI, sol was b 12 Apr 1756 at Cranston RI & always lived there, sol d 20 Jan 1853
  • Solomon, Elizabeth, R1467, Cont Line (MA) & VT Line, sol appl 13 Apr 1818 Seneca Cty NY aged 63, in 1820 sol had a wife & 3 orphan children aged 14, 12 & 7, sol m Elizabeth (WEAVER) HOPKINS in spring of 1780 at Nine Partners in Dutchess Cty NY & sol d 16 Aug 1831, wid d 15 Apr 1837 leaving children; Jonah HOPKINS (by 1st husband) & Edward BURLINGAME of MI by 2nd husband, wid’s son Jonah was aged 71 on 5 Feb 1843 & files aff’dt 28 May 1846 in Wayne Cty NY, a Sarah ELLSWORTH of Rose in Wayne Cty NY was aged 75 on 21 Feb 1847 & states wid’s mother was Anstence WEAVER who stayed with wid while sol was in srv
  • Wanton, S12378, VT Line, appl 16 Oct 1832 Genesee Cty NY aged 70 a res of Attica NY, sol lived at Shaftsbury in Bennington Cty VT at enl, in 1840 sol had moved to OH to be with his children (not named) he made appl for transfer in Trumbull Cty OH, in 1842 sol had moved back to Attica NY, sol d 9 Sep 1853
  • William, Eunice, W23745, Navy Srv & RI Line, sol was a son of Josiah BURLINGAME late of Cranston RI & he m Eunice daughter of Job JOY of Cranston RI on 19 Aug 1771 & sol d 1 Oct 1805, wid appl 8 Nov 1836 Providence Cty RI aged 82 a res of Foster RI, sol had enl at Cranston RI, wid d 23 Feb 1837


  • Christopher, S9124, MA Line, appl 25 May 1833 Washington Cty OH aged 79 a res of Marietta Twnshp OH, sol was b 9 Dec 1753 at Cranston RI & sol moved from there to Providence RI then to Wrentham MA & enl there & after the war moved to Rehoboth MA then to Rutland MA & in 1790 moved to OH in what is now Washington Cty OH, sol d 12 Jul 1841 leaving no wid but several children
  • Nathan, Mary, R1468, RI Line & Sea Srv, sol m Mary HILL 8 Aug 1791 at Lanesborough MA & sol d 15 Jun 1839 at Lisbon NY, sol appl 28 Apr 1818 St Lawrence Cty NY aged 57 a res of Lisbon NY, in 1820 sol’s daughter Laura was aged 18 & in 1839 a daughter Mrs. Mary WALLACE was aged 53, wid appl 17 Sep 1839 St Lawrence Cty NY aged 77 a res of Canton NY


  • Chandler or Chandler BURLINGAME, BLW #86-200-31 Dec 1789, srv as a Lt in RI Line, no papers, see Chandler BURLINGAME in Heitman’s records on page 134
  • Hopkins, S12400, RI Line, appl 15 Oct 1832 Otsego Cty NY aged 73 on 10 Aug 1832 a res of Hartwick NY, sol lived at Cranston RI at enl
  • Nathan, or Nathan BURLINGAME, S8118, BLW #26123-160-55, RI Line, see Nathan BURLINGAME
  • Pardon, Dorcas REMSEN or REMSON former wid, W17526, NY Line, (wid’s 1st husband was Hamonus or Harmonus RUTGERS who srv in the NY Line in Rev War), wid appl 22 Jul 1845 New York City NY aged 90 in Jun 1845, sol & wid m at Fishkill NY in Jun 1777 & sol d in South America in 1789 & wid m about 5 yrs after his death to Abraham REMSEN & he d about 1805, wid’s maiden name was Dorcas TIPPET, sol was b 29 Feb 1744 & wid was b 13 Jun 1755, children were; Philena b 23 mar 1778, Honeywell & William twins were b 19 Apr 1780 & Honeywell d in Apr 1807 aged 27, Beckford b 21 Mar 1782 & d in Sep 1795, Eden b 8 Jun 1783 & d 23 Sep 1806 in the Spanish Castle on Island of Cuba, Nancy b 30 Jun 1785, Egbert b 13 Jul 1788 & d 13 Jun 1789, sol’s daughter Philena WHITE signed aff’dt 26 Sep 1845, the following were shown but relationship to family not stated, towit; John HENRY b 5 Dec 1774 in NY, Siley HENRY b 23 Mar 1778 in NY, Bettsy Elnen HENRY b 18 Jan 1796 & Tolon HENRY b in 1798 in NY

[page 644]

CLARK, […]

  • Elisha, Edna, W23826, Cont Line, Green Mtn Boys & VT Line, sol appl 5 Feb 1829 Rutland Cty VT a res of Tinmouth VT, sol was b 22 Sep 1752 at Norwich CT & lived at Bennington VT at enl, sol m Edna MATTOCKS 19 Jun 1791 at Tinmouth VT & sol d there 12 Dec 1838, wid appl 25 Mar 1843 Rutland Cty VT aged 76, in 1851 surviving children by sol’s 1st wife were; Elisha, Jr. & Mary wid of George HODGES & children by wife Edna were; Nathan M., Emily, Albert L. or S., Burr R. & Mary Ann, sol’s wid d 6 Apr 1847

[page 713]


  • Charles or Charles COLLIE, S9233, VA Line, see Charles COLLIE
  • Charles, S34702, VA Line, appl 4 Jun 1818 Madison Cty KY, in 1820 sol was aged 73 with no children living with him (wife was not mentioned)
  • Elizabeth, former wid, W14559, MA Line, MA Sea Srv & Privateer Srv, see Francis GOSS
  • George, S18361, CT Line, appl 8 Aug 1832 New Haven Cty CT aged 83 a res of New Haven CT, sol lived at Wallingford in New Haven Cty CT at enl & after the war moved to New Haven CT, sol was b in Dec 1748 [sic] in the northern part of Scotland in Great Britain & came to America before he was age of 30
  • Henry, Elizabeth, W124, NY Line, appl 28 Jul 1832 Morris Cty NJ aged 75 in Mar 1832 a res of Randolph Twnshp NJ, sol lived on Long Island in Queens Cty NY at enl & was also drafted into the militia of Nine Partners in Dutchess Cty NY, wid appl 29 Mar 1839 Morris Cty NJ aged between 71 & 72 a res of Hanover Twnshp NJ, sol & wid m when she was aged 23 yrs in the 1t fall mth on Long Island NY & wid stated she was m 4 yrs when her 1st child was b & she d at the age of 5 weeks & her 2nd child d at the age of 2 yrs & her 3rd child Alexander COLLEY was aged 42 in 1839, sol & wid m about 1789, sol d 4 Nov 1838
  • Israel, Mary MONTGOMERY, former wid, W13741, MA Line, sol’s only child Mary wife of William KIMBALL a res of Avon in Hartford Cty CT aged 41 stated on 4 Sep 1845 & states sol & wid m 22 Jul 1781, sol d in 1802 & wid m 2nd to Moody MONTGOMERY who was a Lt in Rev Army on the 11 Dec 1806 & he d 15 Nov 1814 & wid was dec’d prior to 4 Sep 1845, wid’s name before m was Mary HALLIDAY & she & Israel COLLEY m in Newburyport MA  (I failed to find date of wid’s death in the file)
  • Mainyard, S38628, VA Line, sol appl 14 Dec 1829 Limestone Cty AL aged 68, in 1829 sol had a wife Elizabeth aged 68, sol d 17 Nov 1838, wid appl 10 Jun 1839 for bal due sol at his death
  • Richard, S29726, MA Line, sol was b 2 Jan 1756 at Falmouth in Dist of ME & lived there at enl, sol appl 3 Aug 1832 Cumberland Cty ME a res of Gray ME where he had lived a few yrs & previous to that he had lived in Falmouth ME & in Sep 1835 sol moved from Gray ME to Garland in Penobscot Cty ME to live with a son (not named) & sol was living there in Mar 1836
  • William, R2168, NC Line, appl 13 Jul 1843 Tallapoosa Cty AL aged 96


  • Charles or Charles COLLEY, S9233, VA Line, sol was b 25 Jan 1756 in Stafford Cty VA & at age of 10 yrs moved to Pittsylvania Cty VA & lived there at enl & sol appl there 17 Sep 1832, in 1832 sol mentioned his bro James COLLIE, it was not stated if sol ever married


  • Aaron, R2111, VA Line, sol was b 15 Jan 1750 in Bedford Cty VA & lived in Lee Cty VA at enl & also lived in Montgomery Cty VA at another enl in 1780, sol m Elizabeth in 1770 & she d in Jul 1830 & sol d in Jun 1842, sol’s son Shadrack was aged 71 in 1853 a res of Carroll Cty VA, see Shadrack COLLIER in War of 1812 pension files on SC-5067.

[page 768]


  • Abner, S21707, SC Line, sol was b 1758 in Bute Cty NC & lived on the Saluda River in 96 Dist SC at enl, appl 10 Apr 1833 Edgefield Dist SC & sol d 25 Jul 1844 in Greenville Dist SC, children were mentioned by only the following were named; Sherwood CORLEY, Frances RODGERS & Sarah DEVORE of Sarah Ann DEVORE
  • Austin, S3198, VA Line, sol was b 28 Apr 1757 in Hanover Cty VA & lived there at enl & in 1811 sol moved from there to Wilson Cty TN & appl there 25 Sep 1832, sol d 26 Jul 1841, in 1832 one William CORLEY made aff’dt in Wilson Cty TN but no relationship was stated
  • George, S9199, MD Line, appl 11 Aug 1835 Washington Cty MD aged 88 a res of Franklin Cty PA, sol was b 1747 in Germany & was living in Washington Cty MD at enl & moved to Franklin Cty PA in 1815 but had lived many yrs in Washington Cty MD after the war
  • William, S2422, VA Line, sol was b 2 Mar 1752, sol lived in Hanover Cty VA at enl & in 1780 sol moved to Spotsylvania Cty VA & also enl there & in 1782 moved to Louisa Cty VA then moved to Wilson Cty TN where he arrived on 8 Jan 1812 & sol appl there 31 Oct 1832, in 1832 sol’s bro Austin or Augtin CORLEY a res of Wilson Cty TN stated he srv with his bro William during his 1st tour
  • Zaceous, S16736, SC Line, sol was b 1762 in Chatham Cty NC, sol lived in Edgefield Dist SC at enl & lived there until 1818 & moved to Bibb Cty (now in AL), sol appl 3 Dec yr not given in Bibb Cty AL aged 70 (he appl under the act of 7 Jun 1832)


  • Aquila, Mary Ann TURNER former wid, R10757, VA Line, wid’s last husband Joshua TURNER was also a Rev War sol from MD, wid appl 29 Jun 1850 Henry Cty KY aged 94, Aquila CORLY & wid m in 1775 & he d in 1783 & she m next of Joshua TURNER in 1791 & he d 27 Mar 1825, Aquila CORLY srv from Culpeper Cty VA

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  • Andrew, BLW #9162-100-7 Oct 1792, srv as a Pvt in the PA Line
  • John or John COLTER, S2445, BLW #274-100, MD Line, appl 29 Oct 1832 Licking Cty OH aged 72 a res of Union Twnshp OH, sol was b at Charlestown in Cecil Cty MD & lived there at enl
  • John or John COLTER, S34710, PA Line, see John COLTER
  • John, R2364, PA Line, appl 25 Apr 1844 Guernsey Cty OH aged 79 on 14 Jun 1844, sol enl in Bedford Cty PA his place of res until 1816 then sol moved to Westland in Guernsey Cty OH
  • Martin, Elizabeth, R2363, NC Line, sol was b 11 Feb 1759, sol’s father (not named) lived in NC during the Rev War, sol lived in Burke Cty (that part which became Lincoln Cty) NC at enl, sol appl 24 Jan 1833 Lincoln Cty NC, sol m Elizabeth (–) in 1787 in Guilford Cty NC, sol d 6 Jul 1847 & his wid d 6 May 1850 leaving children, towit; John b 19 Sep 1788 & in 1853 living in Lincoln Cty NC, Henry N. COULTER, Rhoda SHUFORD, Elizabeth HOKE, Elkanah P. COULTER & Jeddidiah COULTER, sol’s children that died bef wid were; Catharine R. COULTER & Caleb A. COULTER who was the youngest son of sol & he left children but none were named in the file, in 1853 one Daniel SHUFORD was living in Lincolnton NC & state he had known Martin COULTER & wife since Dec 1796 & was raised near their home Matthew, S30349, NC Line, sol enl in Orange Cty NC, appl 21 Oct 1833 Mercer Cty KY aged 74 & living about 18 miles from Harrodsburg KY
  • Nathaniel, Isabell, W3953, BLW #556-160-1812, Cont, PA & VA Line & later srv in the US Army, sol was b in Lancaster Cty PA, sol enl at Carlisle PA & later enl at Philadelphia PA in Mar 1780 also enl 10 Apr 1813 in the 5th Regt US Inf & was aged 53 when he was disc in 1815 (he rec’d BLW for this srv), in 1821 sol was a res of Lycoming Cty PA, sol appl 27 Dec 1822 Dauphin Cty PA for Rev War pension, in Jan 1823 sol stated his wife was dec’d & he had children; Mary aged 37 who m Francis LEE & had 7 children, Hughey aged 33 & had 5 children, James aged 31 & had 2 children, Nathaniel aged 29 & had 2 children & Betsey aged 19 unmarried, in Sep 1836 sol was living in Springfield in Portage Cty OH with his children (not named) where he had moved from White Deer Twnshp in Northumberland Cty PA, sol d 27 Jan 1839, sol’s wid stated they had m 5 Jun 1783 in Burt Twnshp in Lancaster Cty PA sol his statement in 1823 must have been incorrect, wid Isabella COULTER appl 7 Jun 1839 Portage Cty OH a res of Tallmadge OH & she was b 2 May 1757 & was the daughter of Hugh & Mary COULTER, in 1843 she was living in Polymouth Twnshp in Richland Cty OH
  • William or William COLTER, BLW #1357-100, MD Line, warrant was issued to Samuel COULTER of Botetourt Cty VA on 5 Sep 1828 & he was sol’s only heir
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