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THREE U.S. PENSIONERS

AMERICAN LONGEVITY. Three widows still draiw pensions from the United . States Government for services rendered by their husbands in the Revolutionary War, which ended in 1783. The youngest of these is /Mrs Mary Snead, of Virginia, now 86 years old. Her husband held a commission in a Virginia regiment. He was born about 1750, and married for the first time in 1855, when eighty-five years old. His bride, who still survives as his widow, was nineteen years old at Iher marriage. Another of these widows', Mrs Rebecca Mayo, is eighty-seven years old. Her husband was a private from Virginia. His widow was his third wife, whom he married in 1834, when he was seventy-seven years old. He himself lived! until he was ninety. One child was born to this couple in 1835, so that if she, an unmarried daughter, should live to the. age of her father, she would in 1925 be in receipt of a pension 168 years after the birth, , amd 78 years after the death of her father, on account of services rendered by him in a war ending in 1783. The third of these widows, Mrs Damon, is eighty-eight. Her husband was a private in a Massachusetts regiment throughout of the whole of i/he Revolutionary War.

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THREE U.S. PENSIONERS Star, Issue 7550, 5 November 1902

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