Revolutionary Pension Records of Morris County (New Jersey)
NJHS Collections | NJHS 1916 | 67pp | PDF 398K | $4.00 | PR
Transcription of a manuscript account book rescued from rubbish in Morristown. Contents are court records of certificates presented by petitioners for pensions based upon Revolutionary War services. Most petitioners were widows, but some are disabled soldiers. The certificates usually were written by officers under whom the soldier had served. Of special interest because of the many people, battles, localities and incidents mentioned. Thirty-nine petitions are presented, the last of which was from Theodosia Ford, widow of Col. Jacob Ford, Jr. of Morristown.