Virginia and West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records, Volume 5 Sacrey-Tyree


This is the fifth in a series of volumes which intends to extract all of the useful genealogical data from the revolutionary pension and bounty land warrant records dealing with Virginians and West Virginians in the 2,670 rolls of microfilm at the National Archives. This book includes not only data on the men who entered the Army or Sea Service from Virginia but also those who entered from other states or countries but were born, married or lived at one time in Virginia or had relatives there. The data typically includes birth, marriage and death dates; parents' and children's names, often for several generations; and residences. Other data might include the area from which the soldiers entered military service, units, occupations after military service, extracts from the soldiers' last will and testaments, reasons for rejection of pension and/or bounty claims, identification of other soldiers who served with those who claimed pensions but did not claim or receive pensions themselves, identification of county court personnel, and alternate spellings of surnames.

The compiler has extracted much of this valuable family information from query letters to the Military Pension Office. The relationships to other persons who were witnesses to help the soldiers and/or their widows to prove their qualifications for pensions and/or bounty land warrants are included. The book is arranged alphabetically by the surname. The index lists women's married and maiden names, when known, and the men who are not the subject of an entry ("buried names"). Researchers who are trying to trace their ancestry back to Revolutionary War soldiers in order to qualify to join the DAR or the SAR will find this book especially helpful.

Patrick G. Wardell

(1996), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 372 pp.

ISBN: 9780788405518