Archive:War of 1812 Pension File, Alexander Whitney

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War of 1812 Pension File, Alexander Whitney
Survivor's Application #SO16272 Certificate #SC9921
National Archives Building, Washington, DC.

He is identified as Alexander Whitney (James, [poss.] Isaac4, Nathaniel3, Benjamin2, John1).

Private, Captain Watson Rand’s Company, Maine Militia

Alexander Whitney applied for a military pension from Cumberland, Cumberland Co., Maine in 1871. His application contains the following testimony:

Alexander Whitney testifies that he is 84 years old and a resident of Cumberland, Cumberland Co., Maine. He declares that he is married, and his wife’s name was Barbara Winslow. They were married at Falmouth, Maine on 8 February 1818. He declares that he served the required 60 days in the military in the War of 1812. He was drafted into Captain Watson Rand’s Company at North Yarmouth, Maine on 5 August 1814, and was honorably discharged at Fort Preble, Cape Elizabeth on 5 November 1814.

Alexander states that he previously received a Land Warrant #21.544 dated 1 October 1855. He states that from that warrant application, the proof of his service dates and discharge are on file in the Pension Office.

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