War of 1812 Pension Application of Catherine Laforce, widow of Monseiur Laforce
Russell County Law Order Book 5, Page 357
08 November 1816
On the application of Catherine Laforce widow of Monseiur Laforce deceased to make the necessary proof to entitle her and the children of the deceased to the pension allowed by law; John Hamon being duly sworn deposeth that the said Montseiur Laforce was under his command as a captain in the service of the United States in the capacity of a private soldier detached from the militia in the County of Russell, and served at Norfolk in the 6th Regiment commanded by Lieut Col Henry E. Coleman, that the said Montsieur died of sickness while in the said service as a private on the 5th day of October 1814 and that the said Catherine together with the children of the said Montsieur & Catherine resides in the County of Russell & is yet unmarried. Nancy Yeats a respectable person being duly sworn deposeth and saith that she was present & saw the applicant & deceased joined together in marriage in Botetourt County, Virginia. The said Catherine being duly sworn deposeth & saith that the following are the names and ages of the children of the deceased, to wit Nancy about 12 years old - Adaline about 11 years old - Sarah about 10 years old - Elyah about 8 years old - James about 5 years old - & Rachel about 3 years old.
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