War of 1812 Pension Records


The index to the War of 1812 Pension Files was prepared from microfilm records located at the National Archives. The War of 1812 series of pension Applications are for claims based on service between 1812 and 1815. The claims are for the most part based on the acts of 1871 and 1878. The act of 1871 provided pensions for veterans who had been cited by Congress for specific service if they had remained faithful to the United States during the Civil War. The act also provided pensions for widows if they were married before the Treaty of Peace in 1815.

The act of 1878 provided pensions on more liberal terms, the veteran who had served as few as fourteen days in any engagement qualified for a pension as did the widows. Interfiled with the index are applications based on death and disability that previously formed a part of the "Old Wars" pension series. Also consolidated within the index are Bounty Land Warrants awarded for service and for which no pension application was made.

Reproduction of specific pension records corresponding to entries in the index may be obtained from the National Archives for a fee. Extensive use of abbreviations were used to conserve space. A list of these abbreviations is included and should be referenced when ordering copies of the pension records. Copies of the pension records can be obtained by mail using NATF form 80, which can be ordered from the Reference Services Branch (NIRR), General Services Administration, Washington, D.C. 20408

The microfilm from which this index was prepared was clear for most of the entries however there were a few that were totally illegible and likewise there were a few that were partially illegible for various reasons: too dim to read, handwriting illegible, blurred, part of the jacket or card missing, etc. If you wish to review the microfilm from which this index was prepared, consult Microfilm publication M313 for which there are 102 rolls and may be ordered from the National Archives, Publication Sales Branch (NEPS), Washington, D.C. 20408

Abbreviations used in the table are defined at the bottom of the page.

Surname
Given Name
Spouse
Cert No
Service
Notes

Welles

Emory F

SO-34831

no other data on the jacket

Welles

Gardner alias Gardiner Wells

SC-11457

Col Phileus Swift's Field and Staff in NY Mil

Welles

Henry alias Henry Wells

SC-20118

Capt Silby's Co NY Mil

Welles

Talcott

Julia

WC-22326

Capt Isaac Willson's Co NY Mil

Wells

Aaron

SC-15045

Capt Flanders' Co 45th US Inf

Wells

Abner

Permelia

WC-23124

Capt Samual Armstrong's Co NY Mil

Wells

Alexander

SC-4685

Capt James B Moore's Co IL Mtd Troops

As a Pvt

Wells

Andrew

SC-1522

Capt Henry Van Vleck's Co NY Mil

Wells

Andrew

SC-16035

Capt Simon Perry's Co TN Mil

Wells

Asa

SC-19006

Capt T M Darwin's Co VT Mil

Wells

Asa Jr.

Betsey

WC-4206

Capt Daniel Root's & Capt T Wasson's Co's NY Mil

Wells

Augustin

Elizabeth

WO-506

Capt S G Wilson's Co VA Mil

Wells

Austin Leonard

SO-34510

As a Waiter to Lt Col W Dobbins in NY Mil

alleged

Wells

Benjamin

Elizabeth

SC-6830

Capt Claiborne's Co VA Mil

As a Pvt

Wells

Caleb

Jemima

SC-13679 WC-29747

Capt F Conkling's Co 4th US Inf

Wells

Carter

Nancy

WC-5961

Capt F B Warley's Co US Inf

Wells

Charles C

Susan

WC-23133

Capt McClure's Co NY Mil

As a Musician

Wells

Charles T

Elizabeth

WO-8104

Capt Miller's Co KY Mil

Wells

Daniel

Mary R

WO-35600

Capt John T Sydnor's Co VA Mil

Wells

Daniel

Navy
IF-988 Rej

Seaman on USS "John Adams"

Wells

David

Deborah

SC-1767 WC-24075

Capt John Darcy's Co NJ Mil

As a Pvt

Wells

David

SC-24211

Capt Samuel Armstrong's Co NY Mil

Wells

David W

Sarah

WO-44580

Capt Manchester's Co PA Mil

Wells

EMP or
Eleazer M P

SC-23785

Capt Seth Comstock's Co Ct Mil

Wells

Edmond

SC-9131

Capt Kavenaugh's & Capt McKinney's Co TN Mil

Wells

Edward

Old War
IF-18882 Rej

Capt Robbins Co VT Mil

As a Pvt

Wells

Eleazer M P or EMP

SC-23758

Capt Seth Comstock's Co CT Mil

Wells

Elisha

SC-7062

Capt Hartell's Co 27th US Inf

Wells

Gardiner alias Gardner Welles

SC-11457

Col Philetus Swift's Field & Staff in NY Mil

Wells

George alias John

Lydia

SC-25336 WC-28246

Capt A Sherman's Co 41st US Inf

Real name George. Enlisted in New York as John after running away from apprenticeship in Connecticut

Wells

George P

Sophia

WC-31914

Capt Joseph Potter's Co RI Mil

Wells

George E

SC-13763

Capt Craig's, Capt Eastman's & Capt Brooks' Co's US Arty

Wells

Haley

SO-21109

Capt Claiborn's Co VA Mil

alleged

Wells

Henry or Henry Welles

Margaret (Mary?)

SC-20118

Capt Silsby's Co NY Mil

Wells

Henry

Old War
IF-7846

Capt Malcomb's Co 13th US Inf

As a Pvt

Wells

Henry K

SC-15800

Capt F Penne's Co LA Mil

Wells

Hiram

Lucy M

WC-7819

Capt Johnson's Co CT Mil

Wells

Isaac

Rebecca

WC-25583

Capt Cromwell's Co NY Mil

Wells

Isaiah

WC-25498

Capt Allen Scrogg's Co OH Mil

See case of sub Samuel Lees or Samuel Lease
As a Pvt

Wells

Jacob

SC-2343

Capt Frederick Foote's Co NY Mil

Wells

Jacob B or Jacob L

Mary

WC-14090 SC-2674

Capt John Dominick's Co NY Mil

Wells

James Jr

SC-2430

Capt Noah Terry's Co NY Mil

As a Pvt

Wells

James

Nancy

SC-18650 WC-6926

Capt Samuel Bant's Co NY Mil

Wells

James

no pension

Capt Samuel Coulston's Co PA Mil

As a Pvt BLW 30966-80-50 & 1605-80-55

Wells

James

Mary

Old War WF-14126

Lt. Brant's Co 2nd US Inf

As a Sgt, MD res

Wells

James Thomas

Elizabeth

WC-29823

Ensign Peter Huber's Co OH Mil

As a Pvt

Wells

Jeremiah

Ann

WC-27929

Capt Isaacs' & Capt Saunders' Co MD Mil

Wells

Jeremiah

Mary

WC-20172 SC-17801

Capt Francis Skilman's Co NY Mil

Wells

John

Mary Jane

WC-26910

Capt William Ellis Co KY Mil

As a Pvt

Wells

John

SC- 6046

Capt Benjamin Horton's Co NY Mil

Wells

John

Phebe

Old War WF-11781

in the NY Mil

As a Pvt

Wells

John

Old War
IF-48271

Capt Steere's Co NY Mil

As a Pvt
Old War WF-11781

Wells

John

Sarah (Shuster)

WC-150

Capt J Rawlins' Co PA Mil as a Pvt in 1814

m 25 Dec 1810 Germantown PA sd 17 Feb 1829 Manayunk PA wd 5 Feb 1883 Phila PA

Wells

John

no pension

Capt Williams' Co Tn Mil

As a Pvt BLW 49500-80-50 & 31095-80-55

Wells

John

SC-18361

Capt Theodore Wilker's Co VA Mil

Wells

John

Navy
IF-989 Rej

Marine on the USS "Boston"

Wells

John

SC-15931

Capt Lewis Bonnett's Co VA Mil

Wells

John

no pension

Capt Sherman's Co 41st US Inf

As a Pvt, NH res
BLW 6097-160-12

Wells

John

Old War
IF-18884

Capt White's & Capt Ketchum's Co's Inf

NY res

Wells

John

no pension

Lt James Willey's Co 33rd US Inf

As a Sgt, NH res
BLW 8352-160-12

Wells

John

no pension

Capt Montgomery Co 7th US Inf

As a Cpl, GA res,
BLW 13877-160-12

Wells

John H

Amelia

WC-3523

Capt W Quarry's Co KY Mil

Wells

John J

SO-18344

Capt R Scobey's Co Ky Mil

Wells

Jonathan

Lois Louisa

WC-35092

Capt Haskins' Co NY Mil

alleged

Wells

Jonathan

Old War
IF-7853

Capt Crocker's Co 9th US Inf

As a Pvt

Wells

Joseph

SO-20398

Capt Myron Read's Co VT Mil

Wells

Joshua

Maranda

WC-21201

Capt Elias Griswold's Co US Vols

Wells

Josiah

Sarah W

WC-2079

as Mstr's Mate at the NC Station in the USN

Wells

Lansing S (sub)

Permelia W

WC-17666

Capt Mills' Co NY Mil

Wells

Levi

Martha

WC-20412

Capt Edward Walcott's Co CT Mil

Wells

Levi

Rebecca

WC-31585 SC-18886

Capt John War's & Capt D Sanford's Co's 30th US Inf

As a Pvt, NY res

Wells

Lewis

SC-17957

Capt Thomas Allsbury's Co KY Mil

Wells

Moses

Mira A

WC-17842

Capt H R Sheldon's Co NY Mil

Wells

Nathan

Old War
IF-25918

in the KY Mil

Wells

Oliver

Hannah G

WC-21769

Capt Edward Walcott's Co CT Mil

Wells

Orange

Nancy

WC-16001

Capt Haskell's Co NY Mil

Wells

Parshall

Cornelia (Seeley)

WC-598

Capt Francis Skillman's Co NY Mil

As an Orderly Sgt m 13 Nov 1811 Brooklyn NY, sd 10 Aug 1832 Brooklyn NY, wid lived Brooklyn NY 1851-1871

Wells

Patrick H

Susan V

WC-15970

Capt Baker Pegram's Co VA Mil

Wells

Peaslee M

Lucy

WC-7808

Capt Haskell's Co Arty in the ME Mil

Wells

Peter

Sally

WO-4993

Capt Cromwell's Co NY Mil

Wells

Richard

Elizabeth (West?)

WO-19686

Capt W P Rofer's or Roper's Co KY Mil

alleged

Wells

Robert

Abigail

WC-1516

Capt Thomas Cain's Co NY MIl

Wells

Robert

Hannah

WO-31948

Capt Timothy Buell's Co OH Mil

Wells

Russell

SC-15936

Capt James Taylor's Co 30th US Inf

Wells

Russell

Rhoda

Old War WF-11758

in the 30th US Inf

As a Pvt

Wells

Samuel

SO-10353

Capt Timothy Cornell's Co NY Mil

Wells

Samuel

Emily

WC-9751

Capt J Horey's Co NY Mil

Wells

Scepter

SC-14107

Capt John R Satterly's Co NY Mil

As a Pvt

Wells

Sherman

SC-21182

Capt Jarred Strictland's Co CT Mil

As a Drummer, see case of sub John Prann or John Pran

Wells

Thomas

Lydia B

WO-36036

Capt S Willey's Co GA Mil

Wells

Thomas

Rebecca

WC-18768

Capt Garrett Peterson's Co KY Mil

Wells

Thomas or Thomas Wills

SC-13333

Capt Mills Co MD Mil

Wells

Thomas

WC-11818

Capt Geo Evans & Capt Bassett's Co NH Mil

As as Pvt,
see case of sub Peter Neal

Wells

Thomas

SC-15610

Capt T N Williams' Co TN Mil

As a Pvt

Wells

Thomas

Phebe

WC-13981

Capt Young's Co 8th US Inf

Wells

Thomas C

Sarah

WC-18371

Capt Daniel Root's Co NY Mil

Wells

Tomlinson

SC-22100

Capt Joseph Bellamy's Co CT Mil

Wells

Tunis

Ruth

WC-7408

Capt Dominick's Co NY Mil

Wells

Walter

SC-7851

Lt John A Graham's Co NY Mil

Wells

William

Lucinda

WO-11644

Capt Lee's Co NY Mil

Wells

William

Navy
IF-1623

As a Seaman on the US Frigate "Congress" in the USN

Wells

William

SO-31697

Capt Augustus Cleveland's Co NY Mil

Wells

William

Nancy G

WO-40297

Capt Hugh Kirk's Co TN Mtd Vols
(Seminole War)

Wells

William

SC-11416

Capt Benjamin Jeffrey's Co VA Mil

Wells

William

Martha

WC-21753

Capt J Bonner's & Capt E Rains' Co's VA Mil

As a Pvt

Wells

William

Eliza A

WC-11264

US Light Arty

As a 2nd Lt

Wells

William E

SO-34609

Capt David Grant's Co SC Mil

Wells

William H or William Henry

SC-18360

Capt Chas Kavanaugh's Co TN Mil

Wells

Zimri

Sarah

WC-8015

Capt N Newson's Co OH Mil

As a Pvt

Abbreviations used


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