29 January 2012

A Lovely Sampler to Prove My Marriage

I have always thought this was one of the neatest items in an American Revolutionary War pension--it helps that John Demoss is a relative of mine. This John Demoss is not the John Demoss of Harford County, Maryland who was about the same age. They were cousins and the Harford County one is my actual ancestor.

This Demoss served from Virginia and this is part of the documentation supporting his marriage to Lucy Chapel that is contained in his pension file.

You can see the image here in context if you have a Fold3 subscription. These pensions are National Archives Publication Number M804. This is pension W. 9832 from the state of Virginia.

You can search for your own Revolutionary War era ancestor in the pension records at Fold3.