Tuesday's Genealogy Tip

Tuesday’s Genealogy Tip – The 1840 Census

Have you looked for your  Revolutionary War pensioners in the 1840 census?

Here is an example of two Revolutionary War pensioners found in the 1840 census of Wake County, North Carolina.

Revolutionary War Pensioners in 1840 Census

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  • Wendy

    Good one, Lisa. I have 2 ancestors named Leonard Davis – a junior and senior. Most of the time there is nothing to distinguish the two, so when I found that one died in 1840, I naturally assumed it was the older one. But the 1840 census showed Leonard Davis as a Revolutionary War veteran living with his daughter. Then I knew it was the younger Leonard who died even before his father.

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