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William Foxworthy's Amer. Rev. Pension
Posted by: Marjorie Turbyfill Date: July 28, 2001 at 05:46:26
In Reply to: Re: Stafford Co., Va Foxworthy Family - 1700 by Virginia Barber Perkins of 127

Verification of William Foxworthy's American Revolution Pension can be found via the Internet and the Library of Congress. Here are the steps to locate it:

1 - enter the following address: http://memory.loc.gov
2 - click on Search
3 - enter foxworthy in the search box, click on the SEARCH button, then on Continue
4 - Your search should result in 22 items to choose from where the name Foxworthy is listed.
5 - Item 1 - Click on the highlighted and underlined text, which will take you to
additional information, with a link at the near bottom which reads View bill H.R. 347.
6 - Click on H.R. 347 and you will be taken to an actual copy of the bill.
7 - Item 10 - Click on the highlighted and underlined text to get to this day's proceedings. Scroll down to page 517 and about half way down the page you will read: The President of the United States approved and signed, the 28th June 1836, the following acts, viz.: On page 518 William Foxworthy's name appears below center of the page. On either page click on "Page image" to have a look at the actual page of the Journal of the Senate.
8 - Item 19 - Click on the highlighted and underlined text; when image appears, click on "Page image" and enter page 260, which tells you that Mr. French presented William Foxworthy's pension petition. Go back one
screen, and center page 358 in the page window, and on the last line of this page you will read that Mr. Storer made a report of the petition.
9 - Item 20 - Click on the highlighted and underlined text; when next
page appears, click on NAVIGATOR, then in the next screen, click on
United States statues at large, 1789-1873: Index. Next click on Statutes at Large. At the next screen, click on Volume VI, and at the next screen you should enter page 651. This gives full approval of William's pension.

Note: You need to press ENTER each time after you enter a page number.

Another reference for William Foxworthy is found at this internet address: http://www.lynchburg.net/gaskins/foxworthy.html.


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