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From: Donald Gradeless <>
Subject: Re: [WAROF1812] War of 1812 Pensions
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2010 22:15:49 -0400
References: <20100424.214348.2820.2.sue292@juno.com>
In-Reply-To: <20100424.214348.2820.2.sue292@juno.com>


Index to 1812 Pension Files by Virgil D. White. 2 different Lewis Bailey
from NY, one is

Lewis, Hannah (Haight) 2nd wife, WC-15299, SC-9154, m 20 Feb 1850 Onononda
Cty NY, sd 3rd
Jan 1872, Fabius NY, wd about 1894, srv John Davidson's Co NY Vols, Lived
Nelson & Fabius
NY, 1st wife Betsy (Collins)

Lewis, Old War IR-#6566 srv as Pvt in Capt Hull's NY Mil, bdl 45 can 33

The 3rd Lewis was from VA so obviously not him.

On Sat, Apr 24, 2010 at 9:43 PM, <> wrote:

> Dear Listers:
> Have a question concerning my great-great-great grandfather Lewis Bailey
> who fought in the War of 1812, and received a pension while living in
> Michigan and in New York. I found this on Ancestry.com:
>
> US Pensioners 1818-1872 for Lewis Bailey: Source: Ancestry.com, Military
> records
> Michigan 1843-1856--Lewis Bailey began receiving payments on July 25,
> 1846, continued through 1857.
> Michigan 1855-1866--Lewis Bailey received payments from 1857-1863. Record
> says "Died May 21, 1863. Paid in full, 4 years, 1863."
>
> I'm confused about the last sentence. I know his wife died in 1863, but
> he lived until 1872. My question is: did he receive the pension because
> he had dependents and when she died, no longer received them? Can anyone
> shed any light on this record I found?
>
> Thank you!
> Sue in New York
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