In no state in the Union, perhaps, are there so many descendants of
Revolutionary soldiers, in proportion to population, as in
Kentucky. Nearly all of the original male settlers of the State saw
service in the Revolutionary War. Contains a Roll of the Officers,
Non-Commissioned Officers, and Privates of the Virginia Line in the
Revolutionary Army who received Land Bounties from the State of
Virginia. The lands were located principally in the states of
Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. The list is broken down by rank and
shows how much land each rank usually received. There is a list of
Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates of "The Illinois
Regiment," who, under the command of General George Rogers Clark,
achieved the Conquest of the Northeast, from which the states of
Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin were formed. A
list of Officers, Sailors and Marines of the Virginia Navy in the
American Revolution is also included. The author arranged and
edited a list of Kentucky citizens who were granted Revolutionary
pensions up to the year 1835 as reported that year by the Secretary
of War. Some names, but not many, (mostly widows) were added to the
list subsequent to 1835. The list of Kentucky pensioners is
arranged by county and gives the county were they lived, their rank
or grade, the state they served in, the character of their service
- whether Continental, state, militia, etc., the act under which
they were beneficiaries, the date they were placed on the rolls,
the date the pensions began, the amount of their annual pensions
and their ages. This book also contains a list of the number of
pensioners in each Kentucky county and gives a short biographical
sketch of the person for whom the county was named. There are also
charts showing the number of pensioners furnished by the original
13 colonies and the number of pensioners at certain several ages, a
well as an alphabetical index to pensions with reference to
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