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Jefferson County
New York
Genealogy and History


1840 Census
of
Revolutionary War Pensioners and Widows



Source: History of Jefferson County in the State of New York from the Earliest Period to Present Time
by Franklin B. Hough; Sterling & Riddell (1854)



The following list of revolutionary pensioners, and their widows, living in the county, in 1840, will be read with interest.  From some inadvertence, Watertown and Champion do not occur on the official list from which we copy.

The ages and place of residence of each are given:

Adams: Peter Doxtater, 88; Lucy Thompson, 73; Cynthia White, 77; John Merriam, 84; Abel Bassett, 80; Danforth Doty, 85.

Alexandria: George Rappole, 89; William Carter, 83; Daniel Whorry, 75; Edith Patten, 80; Ephraim Hogert, 84; Peter Lutz, 76; Abram Newman, 81.

Antwerp: Lydia Turner, 76; Noah French, 86; Martha Clark, 76; Josiah Drake, 78.

Brownville: John Baxter, 88; Walter Wilson, 85; Selah Burton, 79; David Rimiston, 93; John P. Beecher, 78.

Clayton: Solomon Ingalls, 90; Hosea Randolph, 72; Lydia Dixon, 85; Amos Richards, 82; James Bothell, 82; Mary Davis, 73; Abraham Joy, 78; James Rankin, 83; Thomas Fetterly, 76.

Ellisburgh: Solomon Tracey, 81; Jonathan Fish, 83; Stephen Lindsley, 81; Mrs. Deuse, 80; Bryant Eddy, 79; Jonathan Matteson, 78; Rufus Richardson, 79; Abel Porter, 80; Samuel Hubbard, 79; James Gault, 83; Simeon Russell, 84; Samuel Mixer, 82; Levi Smith, 85; Abiezar Philips, 81; Thomas Worden, 82; Simeon Russell, 89; Ebenezer Wallace, 79; Stephen Hicks, 85; Henry H. Fall, 90.

Henderson:  John Pettingell, 73; Ebenezer Sawyer, 86; Abijah Stickney, 82; John Carter, 78: John Morris, 81; Stephen Hawkins, 82.

Houndsfield: Jared Olcott, 81; Charles Ripley, 76; Sumner Adams, 65; Solomon Livermore, 78; Anna Dorchester, 79; Elias Taylor, 72; Thomas Cole, 72; Julius Terrey, 64; Ebenezer Philips, 80.

Le Ray: Timothy Tamblin, 83; Joel Dodge, 79; Hiel Truesden, 78; Ezekiel Lyman, 80; William Rogers, 83; Hannah Harwick, 81; Elizabeth Ainsted, 74; Elisha Scofield, ____.

Lorraine: Jacob Weaver, 83; Benjamin Fletcher, 80; Caleb Tift, 81.

Lyme: Samuel J. Mills, 81; Jacob H. Oves, 83; Nicholas Smith, 85; Prudence Hodges, 73; Lucretia Marsh, 84; Felix Powell, 77.

Orleans: Joseph Rhodes, 78; Adolphus Picket, 79; William Colins, 80; John Monk, 89; Moses Limon, 78; Elizabeth Rixford, 75; Nicholas Smith, 85; Elizabeth Barret, 80; Caleb Willis, 78; M. Contreman, 70.

Pamelia: J. Gloyd, 85.

Philadelphia: Editha Taylor, 84; James Hewitt, 77; Jonathan Carr, 83; Isaac Hurd, 79.

Rodman: Ephraim Wright, 73; John Russell; Elijah McIntosh, 78.

Rutland: Mary Barney, 74; Samuel Dunham, 88.

Wilna: Peter Brown, 88; Stephen Shew, 79; Josiah Hurlbert, 79; Solomon Cleaveland, 86.

Very few of the above persons are now living, and the last will soon have disappeared from among us.



 



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