Mercer County Pensioners in 1840

Isn’t amazing when you learn something new?  In the last week or so I realized that the 1840 census listed pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services!  On the second page of the census record is a column for their name and age.  Most are men who actually performed the military service, but a few are women who still received their husband’s pension.  Please note that Boyle County was not formed until 1842, therefore Danville and Perryville were part of Mercer County in 1840.

Mercer County Kentucky Pensioners in 1840

Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services Included in the Foregoing

Living in Harrodsburg

  • Thomas Graham aged 78

Living in Mercer County

  • Samuel Slackney aged 79
  • Mary pipes aged 87
  • William Kelley aged 84
  • Timothy Corn aged 84
  • James Rains aged 82
  • Thomas Taylor aged 83
  • Matthew Colter aged 81
  • George Gabbard aged 79
  • Henry Hanslee aged 81
  • Lewis Webb aged 83
  • John Sneed aged 87
  • Christian Snail aged 89
  • Rebecca Verlyck aged 83
  • Cornelius O. Vanarsdall aged 80
  • Edward Willis aged 78
  • Ebenezer Cary aged 83
  • Charles Brown aged 88
  • John Comingore aged 90
  • Robert James aged 75
  • Elias Thacker aged 81
  • John Grant aged 85
  • Jane Shelton aged 82
  • Claborn Bradshaw aged 83
  • John Rice aged 78
  • Susanna Jinsdon aged 79
  • Mary Wilson aged 76
  • Elizabeth Coon aged 75
  • Martha Sandifer aged 83
  • Thomas Kyle aged 83
  •  Edward Houchins aged 80
  • Philip Board aged 80
  • James Galloway aged 84
  • Sarah Bohon aged 76
  • Isaac Fallis aged 77
  • Reuben Smithy aged 85
  • James Potter, Sr., aged  79
  • Charles Hart aged 81

Living in Perryville

  • Peter Hoff aged 85

Living in Danville

  • Henry Deshazer aged 87

 

One thought on “Mercer County Pensioners in 1840”

  1. This is a very interesting list. I recognize many surnames on the list and families with these same surnames still live in the Harrodsburg area. The Peter Hoff listed is probably related to my Huff family who lived in this vicinity. The Hoff family originally came from Holland to New Amsterdam and then gradually down to Kentucky. By then many had changed their surname to Huff. Marilyn

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