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Revolutionary Soldiers in Kentucky. Anderson Chenault Quisenberry. Softcover, (1896), repr. 2005, New, Index, xix, 206 pp.
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. This work 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 where 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 pensioners with reference to counties.