Wednesday, June 10, 2009

It may be remembered by some of you that Jacob and Dorothy Zimmerman Tanner are my 4th great grandparents on the Mendenhall-Pedigo side of the family.

Acts of the Virginia Assembly 1794.
Chapter LVII. (Passed December 18, 1794.)
An Act concerning Sarah Tool and Dorothy Tanner.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly, That Sarah Tool, widow of Richard Tool, (who during the late war enlisted as a gunner on board the Henry Galley belonging to this commonwealth, and died in the services thereof) shall be placed on the list of pensioners, and allowed the sum of eight pounds per year.

Sec. II. And be it further enacted, That Dorothy Tanner, the widow of Jacob Tanner, a soldier, who was in the service of this state during the late war, and died in the same, shall be placed on the list of pensioners, and allowed the sum of eight pounds a year.

Sec.III. And be it further enacted, That the auditor of public accounts shall, and he is hereby authorised and required, on application to him made, to issue to the said Sarah Tool and Dorothy Tanner, a warrant on the treasurer for the sum of twelve pounds each for their immediate relief.

Sec. IV. This act shall commence and be in force from and after the passing thereof.

You may also remember that I had, in previous letters, made mention that Jacob Tanner was a soldier in the Revolution and that Dorothy had recieved a pension but that I was not able to find a copy of any application. I guess that this "Act" is better proof than an application? Still no application. However, yesterday I found some of the records of payment of the pension to Dorothy Zimmerman Tanner and have included the last record from 1812 in the image above.
If some of you have trouble reading the did I.

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