In addition to the 1820 Pension Applications, the Monmouth County Archives holds additional applications including:

Applications by militia men or their widows under the Act of Assembly entitled, "An act for the relief and support of maimed and disabled soldiers, officers, and seaman and of the widows and children." The applications by the disabled soldiers or the widows of soldiers killed in action cover the period 1779 to 1790.
Applications by surviving heirs during the 1840's.

The following named individuals are included within the above categories:

For questions or copies of the below listed applications, please contact mkiernan@shore.co.monmouth.nj.us

Chambers, James, application dated 1849
died June 10, 1848. Left no widow but children:
Phebe Stephens, wife of John Stephens, Joseph Chambers; Hannah Moore; Margaret Reynolds
wife of Enoch Reynolds; and John Chambers.

Clark, Alexander served in the first Batallion of Monmouth Militia. Killed in an Engagement on the High-lands of Neversink on Feb. 13, 1777. Left a widow named Anne and two children.
(Miscellaneous Book B, pg.3)

Clayton, Zebulon, application dated 1848
Died Oct. 27, 1836. His widow, Mary, died June 29, 1844 at Philadelphia. Their children are, therefore, applying for his pension: Ellen Broomell, widow of William Broomell; Eliza Hooper, wife of William Hooper; Maria Gillen, wife of John Gillen; Charles Clayton; Hannah Mount, widow of Michael Mount; and Clarissa Whitsell, wife of John Whitsell.

Cole, William served in the first Regiment Monmouth Militia was taken prisoner at the Highlands of Neversink on Feb. 12, 1777 and died in New York on or about Mar. 15, 1777. (Miscellaneous Book B, p. 6)

Crawford, James served in the first Batallion of the Monmouth Militia was killed on the High-lands of Neversink on Feb. 13, 1777. Left a widow named Margaret and seven children. (Miscellaneous Book B, p. 2)

Davis, Joseph served in the first Regiment of the Monmouth Militia. Taken prisoner at the High-Lands of Neversink on Feb. 13, 1777 and died in prison at New York on or about Mar. 11, 1777. Left a widow named Penelipy Davis. (Miscellaneous Book B, p. 8)

Dennis, John (Capt.) served in the third Regiment of the Monmouth Militia. Engaged in battle at Shrewsbury Oct. 3, 1777 with a party of Refugees was wounded and taken to New York. Died at New York. Rebecca is named as the widow. (Miscellaneous Book B, p.19)

Farr, John served under the command of Capt. Joshua Huddy and was killed in the Blockhouse at Toms River on Mar. 24, 1782 and left a wife, Sarah (Bown) and 1 child. (Miscellaneous Book B, p. 15)

Hendrickson, Garret (Lieut.) served in the first Regiment of the Monmouth Militia and was wounded June 21, 1780 and has lost the use of his right arm. (Miscellaneous Book B, p. 10&12)

Hier, Walter served as a Militia man and on June 21, 1781 at Pleasant Valley was wounded in his right wrist by a sword or cutlass from the enemy which wound rendered his hand almost entirely useless. (Miscellaneous Book B, p. 16-17)

Hibbets, James served in the first Regiment of the Monmouth Militia was taken prisoner on the Highlands of Neversink on Feb. 13, 1777 and carried to New York where he died. Left his widow Isabel and 5 children. (Miscellaneous Book B, p. 9)

Ivins, Abel served in Fourth Jersey Regiment and was killed Sept. 13, 1777 at the Battle of Brandywine. Left his widow Valerie (Compton) and several children. (Miscellaneous Book B, pg. 4-5)

Jeffers, Francis served as a soldier in the twelve month service was on May 24, 1781 at Shrewsbury wounded in his right hand by a musket ball which has rendered the hand useless. (Miscellaneous Book B, pg. 18)

Johnson, Lambert served in the first Regiment was taken prisoner at the Highlands on Feb. 13 1777 and taken to New York where he died of the small pox on or about April 15, 1777. Left his widow Charity (Mackless) and a male child. Charity died Jan. 14, 1785. Application filed by Rachael Johnson, guardian of child (not named).

Kingsley, James served as a private soldier under Capt. Joshua Huddykilled at the Block House at Toms River on Mar 22, 1782. Names Elizabeth (Welch) his widow. (Miscellaneous Book B, pg. 31-32).

Luyster, John P. application dated 1849
Died Sept. 11, 1848 in Middletown. William Morford is applying for the pension for John's widow, Anna.

Murray, Joseph killed on his farm in Middletown by three Refugees on June 7, 1780 leaving a widow Rebekah (Morris) and 4 small children. (Miscellaneous Book B, pgs. 30-31).

Pangborn, Linus served as a militia soldier under Capt. J. Randolph. Killed on December 3, 1782 at Manahawkin leaving a widow Anna (Hazelton) and 3 children. (Miscellaneous Book B, pgs. 27-28).

Rue, Mathias served as a militia man in the 1st Regiment. Taken prisoner on Feb. 13, 1777 at the Highlands of Neversink and taken to New York where he died on Feb. 28, 1777. Left a wife Elizabeth and a small child. (Miscellaneous Book B, p. 1).

Russel, John served as a militia man. Shot by the enemy in his right hip and shoulder on Mar. 13, 1780. Became considerably disabled and entitled to receive $3 per month for his disability. (Miscellaneous Book B, pgs. 46-47).

Sproul, James served as an Insign in the 4th Regiment. Killed on June 28, 1777 at Short Hills leaving a widow Zylpha (Tilton) and 2 children. Zylpha married her second husband, Nehemiah Tilton, on December 22, 1779. (Miscellaneous Book B, pg. 22 & 24).

Stillwell, Obadiah was taken prisoner at the Highlands of Neversink on Feb. 13, 1777 on or about April 13, 1777 and died in New York on or about April 13, 1777. Names Mary, the widow. (Miscellaneous Book B, p. 5-6)

Vanderbelt, Jane surviving widow (husband not named) died Aug. 11, 1853 in Raritan Township leaving no children.

Willett, Euphamia surviving widow (husband not named) died Feb. 8, 1849 in Middletown leaving 2 children surviving her namely Arintha Truax widow and Jacob Truax and Mary Willett.

Winter, James served in the 1st Regiment of the Monmouth Militia. Taken prisoner on Feb. 1777 at the Highlands of Neversink and that he died in New York in prison on Mar. 4, 1777. (Miscellaneous Book B, p. 7)

Whitlock, John served as Second Lieut., First Battalion Monmouth Militia and was killed at the Highlands of Neversink on Feb. 13, 1777. Left a wife, Lydia, and seven children. (Miscellaneous Book B, p. 4)

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