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From: "Jenness, Tod F" <>
Subject: Re: [WAROF1812] Pension Index Lookup, PLEASE!
Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2008 23:15:39 -0500
The Penn Archives, Sixth Series, Volumes VII thru X list many James Anderson. I only saw the rank of private for those listed.
You can possibly search these and the Pension Index at your local library. Footnote.com has the Penn Archives on the web as well.
From: on behalf of lramz
Sent: Sat 2/9/2008 10:12 AM
Subject: [WAROF1812] Pension Index Lookup, PLEASE!
>If anyone has acces to the War of 1812 Pension Index, by Virgil White, I
>would be very grateful for a lookup for the following person:
> James ANDERSON (1791-1856), b. in PA.; served in the War of 1812 and
> achieved the rank of Captain. I'm not sure what county he was from in PA.
> However, Highland Co., OH histories claim he is the son of an elder James
> ANDERSON (1763-1850) from Chester Co., PA.. I have not been able to
> document this relationship. It seems unlikely, as the elder James married
> in 1801, and I've not been able to find a previous marriage for him.
> Around 1818-1820, James (b, 1791) married Margaret BROOKS, also born in
> PA., and they migrated to Highland Co., OH, where they raised four
> children. The elder James ANDERSON migrated to the same county around
> the same time. His Rev. War pension application states that he had twelve
> children, but only a son, Philip, is mentioned.
Margaret ANDERSON died ten years before her husband, so she did not apply
for a widow's pension. James ANDERSON (1791-1856) died in Madison Twp.,
Highland Co., OH., and is buried in the Old Burying Ground Cemetery there.
> Thank you in advance to anyone who can help, as I've reached a brick wall,
> and need to apply for these pension papers to find out what county in PA.
> James was from.
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