CHAPTER 477 OF LAWS OF MARYLAND

Pensions for Indigent Soldiers and Indigent Widows of Soldiers of the War of 1812

4 April 1870


This act repelled two earlier pension acts of Chapter 385 of 1867 and Chapter 432 of 1868 which provided for the payment of pensions to Maryland soldiers of the war of 1812 and to the widows of deceased soldiers of that war. It in lieu of the above acts this act allows for pensions to certain soldiers and widows of soldiers of the war of 1812.

The persons eligble to receive the pensions were listed county by county (and Baltimore City of course). The greatest number of persons, several hundred, were in Baltimore city/




Sect. 2. And be it enacted that the State Treasurer, upon warrant of the Comprtoller, be and he is hereby authorized and directed to pay an annual pension of eighty dollars in four equal and quarterly installments of twenty dollars each , to each one of the persons hereinafter named during his or her nature life to wit:

BALTIMORE COUNTY -

John Tryfogle, Amos Shipley, Jesse Hoshall Sr., Thomas Cole, Matilda Worthington, Ann Parrott, Harriet Wilson, John Shipper, Orphley Gosnell, Elizabeth Dorsey, Catharine Ousler, Mary Standeford, Wm. McPherson, George Reed, Sarah Reddee, Robert Morton, Elizabeth A. Marks, John Tracy, Francis Franciscus, Skelton Price, Samuel Hooks, Jemima Morris, Rachel Price, Joseph Pierce, Nelly Treadwell, Nathan Gordon, John W. Clayton, Catharine M. Perrigoy, Solomon Foster, Samuel Guyton, Thos Bevan, Robert Proctor, Sarah Burton, Elijah Palmer, Penelope Nelson, John Cahoon, Sarah J. Carlise, Ann Burgess, Sophia Bodensick, Rebecca Baxter, James Boggs, John A. Bamman, Samuel Councilman, Matilda Crothers, John Chilcoat, Rachel Cross, Ann Chenowith, John W. Clayton, Hannah H. Cole, Mary Collins, Elizabeth Chalk, Thomas Cole, Ephraim Cook, Ann Canoles, Martha W. Cornelius, Amy Chenowith, Nancy Davis, Ann Disney, Mary Ford, Richard Ford, Elizabeth Freyer, Margaret Fuller, Honora France, Thomas Guyton. Nath. Gooden, Thos. C. Gent, Samuel Guyton, Thomas B. Hook, Eliza Hook, Samuel Hodges, Maria Hann, Sarah Harper, Mary Hall, Michael Hare, Samuel Hook, Amos B. Hooker, Enoch Hiser, Wm. Johnson, Margaret Jones, Hannah Jones, David Jones, Benj. Jones, Charlotte Jones, John Jennings, David Kidd, John Kelleaugh, Basil Kelly, Elizabeth McMachen, Elenane Meredith, Joshua Parks, Joseph Pierce, Robert Proctor, Elijah Palmer, Canndu Phleps, John Peregoy, Eleanor Pierce, Mary Riley, Sam'l Ryan, Catura Ritter, Mary Rider, Sam'l Ringold, Temperance Frytch, Edward Slade, Catharine Shamer, Anna Shipley, Eliz. Stifler, Jacob Snider, John Shipper, Mary Standiford, Eliza. Bep(n?)ton, John Tracy, Isaiah Tracy, Mary Tracy, Eliz. Tripplet, Jacob Tilghman, Eleanor Tyson, John Vaughn, Thos. Treadway, Henry Warner, Chas. A. Warfield, Steph. Wright, Diana West, Sarah Wells, Mary Wonn, Jacob Wilson, Eliza. V. West, Marg. Machanist, Eliza. Crowthers, Mathis Faux, Sam'l Armorer, Rebecca Cooling, Thos. D. Clayton, Sarah Langdon, Wm Grace, John Green. Rachel Rogers, Sarah Williams, Amelia Broomfield, John Tramans, Mary Winchester, Lethe Watson, Sarah Smith, Sam'l Thompson, Debora Battie, Margaret Hill, Edw. S. Tarring, Mary Burk, Catharine Cosgrove, Hannah Williams, John Branlitz, Edw. Burnham, Jane Buckley, Sarah Fowler, Rachel Forrester, Sarah Anderson, Eliz. Bostic, Mary H. Barry, George Lunderslager, Jane Russeatt, Nancy Taylor, John S. Willson, Jemima Morris, Mary A. Murry, Elizabeth Meyers, Eliza Ann Marks, Ann Morton, Robt. Morton, John Lamoth, Eliza Lynch, widow of George, Adelaide Adams, John L. Smith.

HARFORD COUNTY -

John Pennington, Temperance Crissel, Joseph Peach, Sarah Henderson, Priscilla Roach, Elizabeth A. Scarborough, Sam.l Scarborough, Susanna Brown, Cordilla P. Chrisbie, Mary A. Deamer, Rebecca Morris, Mary A. Keating, Mary Dick, Kesiah Chalk, Wm. Barnes, Susan Howe, Elizabeth Myers, Jacob Bradenbaugh, Chas. Gorsuch, Sarah Scarborough, Elizabeth Cole, Mary Wells, Nason Chalk, Rebecca Williams, Sophia E. Norris, Martha Scarff, Thos. Amos, Elizabeth Norris, Edw'd Slade, Clement Butler, Abram Rutledge, Claudius Staniford, Orpha Glenn, Cassandra Amos, Elizabeth Poteet, Margaret Kenly, Adaline Poteet, Shadrack Street.

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY -

Thomas Phoenix, Henry Brown, Jennette R. Chaney, Wm Hubbard, Julia Mopps, Eliza Pritchard, Joseph Owens, Bettie H. Beard, Esther B. Gray, Rachel Wared, William Brown, Marcia O'Hara, Willie Wiggins, Clara Peters, Henrietta Gaither, Thos. Hopkins, Rachel Dunn, Edw'd Stansbury, Ann Hance (widow of Rizen), Ann Hammond (widow of Samuel), Harriet Raborg, Leonard Johnson, Ann E. Tydings, James Reddish.

CARROLL COUNTY -

Elizabeth Martin, George D. Synder, Elizabeth Keller, D. W. Henk, John Lamoote, Mary A. Jahn, Henrietta Syford, Edward Campbell, John Sellers, Hannah Gastrill, Susan Shaffer, R. B. Varden, Josh. Strickling, Mary Burke, John Shaffer, Susan Wilhelm, Elizabeth Miller, Mary Roop, Talbot Hammond, John Krouse, Elizabeth N. Nail, John Bankard, George Warner, George Yingling, Susan Wink, Thomas Williams, Susan E. Brown, Chas. Bamlitz, Mary Frank, Mary Gettier, Cath. Houck, Cath. Hare, Mollie Harris, Jacob Hare, Mariah Zepp, Wm. Cormack, Nicholas warner, Geo. Loudenslager, Eliz. Weir, Susanna Selby, Elizabeth Cook, Eliz. Christopher, Penelope Willson, Jane C. Smith and Nathan Porter.

HOWARD COUNTY -

Ralph Leo, Ignatius Night, Richard Downs, Stephen Ball, Peter Hobbs, Eli Rhades, Mary Wells, Nancy Jones, Debra Edmonson, Lydia Welsh, Thos. Hopkins, Sarah Gordon, Mrs. Ely widow of Hugh.

BALTIMORE CITY -

Letitia Elsey, James League, Henry Meyers, Doct. S. B. Martin, Maria Buck, Martha Rust, Lydia Brown, Mrs. Heckrotle widow of Nathan, Mrs. Harrison, Mrs. Basfort, Mrs. L. A. Jenkins, C. M. Buck, Lucinda Holland, Sarah Bastery, John Pennington, Rachel Baggs, Eliz. McCauley, Francis H. Gray, Eliz. McCoy, Mary Allman, Juliet Dailey Gayner Branner, Sarah Reed, Allen Martin, Eliz. Tripplett, Mary A. Legg, Henrietta Towson, Eliza Owens, Thos. Gale, Jas. Baxter, Rachel C. Davids, Sarah Gross, Eliza H. Owens, Charlotte H. Owens, Charlotte H. Botart, David Taylor, Hannah Gildener, Mahala Robinson, Carnilla Carson, Arthur Harris, Robt. Wilkinson, Easter T. Gray, Eliz. Lippy, Sarah Townsend, Jacob Beckley, Caudius Stanford, Orphy Glenn, Cath. Hess, Cath. Boward, Mary Ridenor, Mary Barber, Henrietta Everetts, Wm. Mc Pherson, Maria Richton, Jemima Wright, Julia A Perigoy, Robt. B. Wilkinson, John Robinson, Hugh Arthur, Sarah Arnold, Hannah Adams, Pamelia Ashcombe, Eliz. Allen, Jemima Adkisson, Eliz D. Boon, Gideon Baker, Saml. Bond, Thomas Benijon, Margaret Bond, Margaret Brown, Mary Brochus, Martha A. Baston, Hester Barnes, Hope Bain Mary E. Baker, Hundson Cannon, Eleanor Carlisle, Sarah J. Cunningham, Carilla Carson, Ruth Cooper, Ann Coulter, Joseph Capprice, John Carmichael, July A. Dorsey, Mary Dutton, Wash. DuVall, Shady M. Donaldson, Ann C. Davis, Sarah Dunn, Edmund Downey, Mary J. Dority, Mary Duncan, Susan dodson, Mary A. Davis, Jacob F. Decker, Eliz. Everist, Furnetta Everett, Chalotte Evans, Elanor Edmonson, Ann E. Fisher, Ann Fortune, Catharine Forrester, Rach Forrester, William griffin, Terrica Griffith, Lydia Gorsuch, Eliza Garrett, Sarah Gray, Mary Goassage, Elizabeth Perigoy, Naomi Parks, Salrat Harryman, Sophia Bartoll, Mary Deal, Chas. B. Green, Lucinda Collam, Abram Martin, Elizabeth Sindall, Mary Hook, Mary A. Widderfield, Hezekiah Vanorsdel, Mary Walters, Hellen Wyville, Sarah White, Elizabeth Williams, Henry Walker, David R. Whitely, Thos B. Watts, Elias Winnienger, Danl. Weaver, Honora Whiffle, Mary Williams, Mary Williams (sic. yes 2 of them), Ann Wheeler, Rebecca Williams, David Whitson, Saml Wardell, Deanna West,

Sarah A. Gunte, James Pennington, Daml. Pentz, Rachel Personett, JAs. E. Peregoy, Jno. Peticord, Jane Papp, Ruth A Pentz, Mary A. Peacock, Rebecca Crain, Mary Rusk, Mary L. Richardson, Elizabeth Robinson, John Reed, Eliza Boss, Sarah Richards, Ann Romley, Nicholas N. Robinson, Mary Russell, Richard Medairy, Chas. McMackin, Naomi Manuly, Mary McGeoch, Elizabeth Millar, Elizabeth Meredith, May Mosyer, Ellen Mullinix, Ellen Mitchell, Ann E. Morris, Geroge McCutshen, Isacc Nicholls, Willimina Norris, Mary A. Nelson, Harriet Norwood, Ann Tessburn, John Ijams, Ann Jessop, Mary B. Jenkins, Ellen F. Jimison, Ann Jordon, Ann M. James, H.I.D. Jamison, Rebecca Kirby Wm. Keener, Ann Kurtz, Rachel Kreigh, Chas. Horseman, John Busk, Wm. Batchelor, Sophia Carpenter, Catharine Riggle, Jane CLark, Francis Ewerish, Mary E. Roberts, Susan Hall, Richard Deitz, Matilda Worthington, Mary E. Bevan, Margaret Tebrare, L. H. Garrett, Abraham Mason, Mary Gosnell, Elizabeth Roshell,

Caroline Crook, Isabella Clarke, John Colien, Susanna Carroll, Ann M. Carter, Elizabeth Chalk, Elizabeth Cooke, Michael Christopher, Ann Cherry, Sarah Cain, Sarah Downes, Christianna Duvall, Mary Dixon, Adam Dorbacker, Ann Disney, Nancy Davis, Mary Ann Downey, Margaret Ennis, Mary Ewing, Joseph Edwards, Joseph Fefel, Sarah Frazier, Lily Feathers, Anna Fahnestock, Martha M. Fergusson, A. H. Farring, Abraham Fisher, Addeline Frazier, Mary Foster, Theresa Glass, Elizabeth Gosnell, Charles Goddard, Thomas Guton, George Griffin, Francis Grimes, Rebecca Grimes, Sam'l Glenn, ELizabeth Hitchcock, Sam'l Hodges, Harriet Higdon, Mary E. Hewett, Enoch Hiser, Elizabeth Haney, Thomas B. Hook, Eliza Hook, Rebecca Husselbaugh, Rosanna Hawkins, Nancy Holland, Jacob Hiss, Benjamin Johnson, Elizabeth Jones, Sarah Johnson, Charlotte Jones, Ann Jane Jones, Jemima Kidd, Ann M. Krouse, Susan T. Lea, Henry Lightner, Ellen Lee, Ann Lucas, Johanna Laudrigan, Sarah H. Laurence, Maria Moore, Henrietta Mowbray, Elizabeth Mc Lachlan, Rebecca McMakin, Susan Mulloy, Jane McIntire, Samuel Miller, John Miller, Susan McNamara, Elizabeth Miller, Elizabeth Mahoney, Alexander McDonald, Eleanor B. Marsh, Wm. G. Norris, Mary E. Neal, Ephraim Nash, Catharine Nelson, Prudence Nicholson, Clarissa Newberry, Wm. Ogden, Henry Owings, Sam'l Pasterous, Eleanor Pearce, Elizabeth A. Peck, Maria Potee, Magdalen Parsons, Mary Potee, Jehu Peregoy, Ann Plowman, Elizabeth Rattle, Samuel Ringold, Julian A. ROgers, Barbara Higgins, Elizabeth Royston, Eliza Ruckle, Philip Standiford, Elizabeth Stinchcomb, John G. Schley, Naomi Slater, Wm. Smith, Ann Schmike, Elizabeth Stevens, Susanna Smith, Mary A. Sherwood, Phoebe Smith, Francis Smith, Ann Seward, Isaiah Shaw, Margaret Simmering, Elizabeth Shreck, Martha Stallings, Rachel Simonson, Mich'l Sipes, Sarah Spencer, Catharine Shamer, Joseph Sanders, Mary Sipe, Mary Turner, Catharine Thomas, Joseph Tucker, Eliza Thomas, Mary Thompson, Elizabeth Tipton, Catharine Usil, Thomas Voyce, Lydia Wilhelm, Rachel Whalen, John Wright, Susanna White, Deborah M. Wheeler, Maria Williamson, John Morrell, (Worrell?), Mary A. Williams, Eliza V. West, Eliza Owens, Mary Williams (widow of Thomas).

Mary E. Bevan, Ann M. Stansbury (widow of Wm.) Cap. Magruder Com, Henrietta Towson, Margaret Labrase, Rezin B. Simpson, Jas. Baxter, Sarah J. Cunningham, Elizabeth Grosh, Catharine Gordon, Mary H. Gould, Ann Gorsuch, Susan Griffin, Bridget Griffin, Benj. German, Wm. Grooms, Margaret Gettier, widow of George, Margettier Gettier widow of Jacob, Jessie L Hiss, Catharine Hope, Mary Hush, Mary Hugg, Catharine Holtey, Kesiah Hoye, Margaret Head, Mary Hanson, Henry Hickman, Cathrine Hilton, Jessie House, Annie Hambleton, Ann E. Hart, Harriett Harrison, Sarah Hosseposs, Harriet Harper, John Smith, Eleanor MAsson, Catharine Abell, Sarah A. Wheeler, Sarah Hughes, Elizabeth Wysham, Samuel Whitehead, Elizabeth Everish, Mary C. ROberts, Elizabeth Reardon, Elizabeth McDaniel, Sarah Gordon, Ann H. Wilkinson, Margaret Lusby, ELizabeth Livingston, Mary Larkin, Hannah Lomax, Ann Smith, Augustus M. Stansbury, Clara Smith, Sarah Stewart, Catharine E. Small, Susanna Silance, Harriet Spedden, Isabella Sanner, Mary E. Sadler, Mary Siverting, Ann Stinchcomb, Mary A. Sinners, Joseph Seeke, Lydia Stewart, Catharine Sindell, John Swain, Margaret Salgus, Matilda B. Saunders, Mahala Twigg, Lousia Thompson, Philip Prussil, Rachel Talbott, William Tarr, Abraham Troxell, Mary Tilden, Elizabeth Thompson, Joseph Thompson, John Tudor, David Taylor, Elinor Torrence,

Francis Bond, Joseph Branson, Lydia D. Brown, Mary Berry, Mary Betson, Richard Bowen, Ann M. Randall, Wm. BAndell, Ann Ball, Sarah Brannan, Frederick Baker, Mary A. Browning, Ann Beall, Margaret Bowers, Mary Boyd, Lawrence H. Bansman, Mary H. Briscoe, Sarah Bradburn, Elizabeth K Armour, Eliza R. Armstrong, Martha Atwell, James Allen, MAry Ambrose, Ann Aler, Mary Cunningham, Elizabeth Corwine, Villetta Sehany, Kesiah Canby, Ann Coleman, Ann Cox, Sarah Cullum, Mary C. Curlett, Jno. P. Coulter, Mary Costello, Eliza Carr, Joseph Clackner, Jane Crawley, Ann Curtin, Anne Costello, Matilda Dashields, Sarah Delcher, Elizabeth Denyer, Thos. Dean, Catharine Deal, Sarah DeGilvin, Mary A. Durham, Keturah Dean, Michael Differendaffer, Thos. Evans, Jacob Eberhart, Elizabeth R. Ellis, Sarah Evans, Elizabeth Foreman, James Flemming, Mary Farver, Mary C. Forrester, Mary Flahart, Ann Forsyth, Sarah Freeburger, Catharine Green, Thos. Green, Arminta Graff, Margaret Sewell, Sophia H. Childs, Ann M. Merriman, Rebecca Blizzard, Debera M. Hays, N. R. Lewis, Patience T. Wheeler, Nicholas Hutchins, Ann E. Mayo, May Diven, Caroline M. Buch, Julian Hendricks, Pamilia Hubble, Elizabeth YEager, Julia Brown, Sarah Smyser, Rachel Glenn, Ellen Harp, Thomas Harrison, Mary A. Harrington, Eliza Harman, Adelaide F. Hays, Maria U. HAll, Sarah Hughs, Thos. H. Hadley, John F. Hoss, Sarah E. Jones, Philemon Jones, Sarah Johnson, Mary A. E. Jones, Thos. Jones, Mary Johnson, Lydia Kirby, Eliza Koockogey, Ameila Keller, George W. Lee, Elizabeth Lippy, Susanna Lemmon, Francis Lambdin, Mary A. Leaf, Nancy Lopps, Elizabeth Lucas, Eliza Loker, Henry Meyers, Dan'l Meades, Sarah A. Morris, Margaret Morriss, Mary Magee, Sarah L Morsell, Elizabeth McDaniel, Eleanor MAsson, Sam'l Milburn, Ann Miller, Louisa Mearis, Susanna North, Cecilia Naylor, C. B. Parry, Elizabeth Phelps, Clara Peters, Sarah Perry, Margaret Parrish, Elijah Phelps, Elizabeth Parsons, James R. Richardson, Ann Robinson, Wm Richards, John Reed, Eliz. Reardon, Mariak Richter, Mary C. ROberts, Elizabeth Robinson, Mary J. Sapp, Rachel Smith, Elizabeth A. Stewart, Eliza S. Scrivener, John Smith, Ann Strickland, Elizabeth Southcomb, Elizabeth Sckunck, Mary A Shackelford, Ellen Thompson, Sarah Townsend widow of Granville, Sarah Townsend widow of Wm. M., Ann Thomas, Emaline Taylor, Rosanna Thomas, May Tyler, Sarah A. Wheeler, Tallitha Woollen, Susanna Wilkinson, Jemima Wright, Ellen Winnisett, Sarah Wells, Francis Wiley, Francis Winnisett, Zipperah Waggner, Elizabeth Wills, May Wolf, May Winninger, WM. Zachery, Milcey Zackery

Harriet Brown, Elizabeth Evens, Ann Freeman, Sam Horney, John Jennings, Catharine Jeniver, Cath'ne Lineberger, Julia A. Peragoy, Mary Rider, Martha Riley, Jane Lindsey, Ann P. Tilyard, Elizabeth Simmons, Henry Werner, Ann Winshester, Martha Rust, Harriet Harrison, Elizabeth Carter, Elizabeth Davis, Catharine Lewes, Doritha S. Ewalt, Mary A. Donaver, Mary Ann Hix, Goerge Bass, Rebecca Carter, Ann D. Durling, Greenbury Hopkins, Agnes Ingelpetz, Phebe Sattin, Eliza Lynch, Susanna Menzies, Pruduence Patterson, Margaret A. ORem, Abigail Sullivan, Eliz. Yearly, Maria O. Bassford, Eva Barder, Wm. Bachelor, Robert Baldwin, Mary Touson, Eliza Carter, Wm. Caires, Hester A. Stump, ALice Anderson, Sarah Brown, Ann Chesney, Pauline S. Earickson, Mary Harrison, Ellen Jones, John C. Clements, Mary Leonard, Chris. Metler, Louisa Posey, Mary Pickey, Margaret A. Townsend, Martha Rust, Mary Rogers, Henry W. Steward, John Kitts, Sarah Smith, Fred. House, Mrs. Jenkins widow of Lewis, Mary Rodgers, Alex. Bartlett, Jane Cooper, Wm. Devalinger, Ann Frazier, Lucy A. Houck, Luther Elziz, Samuel Jennings, Emeral Lawrence, Ann Marriott, Elizabeth Parker, Wm. Stites, Rebecca Tolson, Lydia Brown, Maria Bassford, Catharine Bateman, Eliz. Carroll, Eliz. Donahoe, Laurinda Grove, Eliz. Howard, Sarah Gaddes, Ann Kimberly, Cath. Merrikin, Cath. C. Porter, Margaret Rouse, Harriet Shields, Ann Watts Frederick Baker.


Provided, that the Comptroller shall issue his warrant upon the Treasurer, under the provisions of this Act, he shall require each and every one of the aforementioned pensioners to file in his office the affidavit of two credible witnesses, and the certification of the County Commissioners of the county of which he or she is a resident, and of the Appeal Tax Court of Baltimore City, if a resident of said city; provided however, that no person interested in such applications shall be admitted as a witness thereto, and the Comptroller shall cause to be presented to the State's Atorney for the county or city in which oath is made, the names of all persons whom he shall believe to hgave made a false oath or affirmation as to any such claim, together with the evidence thereof, and the said States Attorney shwall cause such parties to be prosecuted therefor.

Sec. 3. And be it enacted that the Comptroller of the Treasury shall hereafter require all persons who may draw pension under the provisions of this Act, once in each quarter, reckoned from the date of passage of this Act, to file with him an affidavit of two credible witnesses, and the certification of the County Commisssoners of the county of which he or she is a resident or of the Appeal Tax Court of Baltimore City, if a resident of said city, setting forth that the affiants are acquainted with the claimant , the he or she is a bona fide resident of the State, and that at the time said service was rendered, and that he or she is the identical person entitled to said pension, and that the claimant is in indiginous circumstances, and that all laws in consistent with the provisions of this Act be and the same are hereby repealed; provided however, that nothing herein contained shall be construed as to allow pensions to widows other than those that were married at the time or within five years after the close of the war.

A copy of Chapter 477 of the Laws of Maryland was provided by Mrs. Jean Belt to this website


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