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Military Records.

Bounty Land Warrant Gleanings.
Land patent records on the Bureau of Land Management General Land Office website reveal some military service information abount the veteran who received that bounty warrant, or the veteran's widow or heir.

1862 Indiana Draft Enrollment.
Some Slavens entries in the listings of draft-age men living in Indiana in 1862, transcribed from microfilm at the Indiana State Archives.

Pennsylvania Civil War Soldier cards.
A transcription of information from cards indexing Pennsylvania Civil War soldiers, available online at http://www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us/archive.asp.

Ohio Draft List, War of 1812.
An excerpt from a newspaper article quoting Ohio records showing Barnabas Slavin as a drafted soldier in the War of 1812.

Colonial/Revolutionary War Records of Virginia.
Information extracted from Virginia Colonial Soldiers by Lloyd Dewitt Bockstruck.

North Carolina Loyalists in the Revolutionary War Records.
Listing showing a William Slaven serving in the Royal North Carolina regiment.

Pension statement of John Slavin of Garrard County, Kentucky.
A transcription of the sworn statement made by John Slavin, formerly of Rowan County, North Carolina, as to his service during the Revolutionary War. Revolutionary War pension claim number S14480.

Pension statement of John Slaven (Jr.) of Pendleton County, Virginia.
A transcription of the sworn statement made by John Slaven Jr. of Pendleton County, Virginia, as to his service during the Revolutionary War. Revolutionary War pension certificate number 2554.

Pension statement of Isaiah Slavens of Putnam County, Indiana.
A transcription of the sworn statement made by Isaiah Slavens of Putnam County, Indiana, as to his service during the Revolutionary War.

Extracts of Revolutionary War Service Records.
Extracts of Revolutionary War service records for Slaven, Slavey, etc. surnames. The extracts were published in Index to Revolutionary War Service Records, Volume 4 transcribed by Virgil D. White, published by the National Historical Publishing Co., Waynesboro, Tennessee, 1995.

Revolutionary War extract for Dennis Slaven of Delaware.
According to an abstract of Revolutionary War pension data, Dennis Slaven aka Duncan Spier served on the Delaware line. He applied for a pension September 17, 1832, in Richland County, Ohio. He stated that he was born in 1764 in Sussex County, Delaware, to Lanton Slaven. Both his father and mother, whose maiden name was Spier, died before he six years old. Slaven lived in Delaware at the time of his enlistment and for a year after his service. He then moved to Pennsylvania for ten years and to Upper Canada for 17 years, moving to Richland County, Ohio at the start of the War of 1812. Dennis/Duncan served a 30-day stint in the War of 1812 with Capt. Samuel Watson's Company in September and October 1812. A muster roll appears on the Richland County Genweb site.

Revolutionary War Muster Rolls of John Slaven (Jr.).
Scans of muster rolls, showing his presence at the noted locations of Valley Forge and Yellow Springs. Page 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8.

Extracts from a bounty land application for Elizabeth Slavens, widow of John Slavens, a War of 1812 veteran from Smith County, Tennessee. From the information in the file, it seems quite likely that he is a son of William and Nancy (Ingram) Slavens, grandson of John and Elizabeth (Stuart) Slaven.

Extracts from Civil War Widow's Pension file for Elizabeth Slavens, wife of William H. Slavens of Mercer County, Missouri.
This is the William Slavens who appears in the 1840 Pike County, Illinois census, and served in the 27th Missouri Infantry during the Civil War.

Extracts from Civil War Widow's and Minor Children's Pension files for Dicy Slavens, wife of Stewart Slavens of Camden County, Missouri.
Stewart Slavens was a son of Henry and Elizabeth (Houchin) Slavens and father of Henry B., below. He served in the Osage County (Missouri) Home Guard.

Extracts from Civil War Pension file of Daniel G. Slavens of Wayne County, Iowa, and Lawrence County, Missouri.
Information about the Civil War service and ensuing medical problems of Daniel G. Slavens, son of Isaiah Slavens, who served with Company D, 23rd Iowa Infantry, during the Civil War.

Extracts from Civil War Pension file of Henry B. Slavens of Camden and Miller County, Missouri.
Information about the Civil War service and family of Henry B. Slavens, son of Stewart Slavens, who served with Company D, 6th Missouri Cavalry, during the Civil War.

Extracts from Civil War Pension file of James Calvin Slavens of Putnam County, Indiana.
Information about the Civil War service and health of James C. Slavens, son of Phillip Slavens, who served with Company C, 6th Indiana Cavalry, during the Civil War.

Extracts from Civil War Pension file for John W. Slavens of Montgomery County, Indiana.
Information about the Civil War service and family of John W. Slavens, son of Benjamin Slavens, who served with Company E, 72nd Indiana Infantry, during the Civil War.

Extracts from Civil War Pension file of Willis Slavens of Parke County, Indiana.
Information about the Civil War service and health of Willis Slavens, who served as a substitute with Company B, 18th Missouri Infantry, during the Civil War.

Extracts from Civil War Pension file of Willis B. Slavens of Hendricks County, Indiana.
Information about the Civil War service and health of Willis B. Slavens, who served with Company A, 51st Indiana Infantry and Company I, 9th Indiana Cavalry, during the Civil War.

Extracts from Civil War Pension file of Milton Slavens of Saline County, Nebraska.
Information about the Civil War service and health of Milton Slavens, who served with Company A, 51st Indiana Infantry and Company B, 148th Indiana Infantry, during the Civil War.

Extracts from Civil War Service file of Harvey Slavens of Hendricks County, Indiana.
Information about the Civil War service of Harvey Slavens, who served with Company A, 51st Indiana Infantry, during the Civil War.

Extracts from Civil War Pension file of Jesse Slavens of Jasper County, Iowa.
Information about the Civil War service of Jesse Slavens, who served with Company I, 10th Iowa Infantry, during the Civil War.

Samuel Slavens Civil War documents.

Samuel Slavens letter, April 3, 1862. Many thanks to John Caster for sharing this transcription of a letter from Samuel Slavens to his sister Elizabeth, written just days before the ill-fated Andrew's Raid. Images of the letter's pages.
Copy of a statement by fellow raiders Martin Hawkins, Daniel Dorsey, and John Wollam, made from camp near Murfreesboro, attesting to the fate of Samuel Slavens.
Copy of a certificate from Samuel's commander in the 33rd Ohio stating that Slavens was sent on a scouting mission into Georgia, was captured by the enemy, tried, condemned and executed. This document is dated 10 days before the exchange and release of the six raiders who were not executed or escaped.
Original pension for Samuel's widow Rachel and his three sons.
Copy of a casualty sheet with a notation from O.C. Slavens passing along the family story that Samuel was hung three times. Official statements confirm that he was hung at least twice as the rope broke on the first attempt.
Copy of a special act of Congress increasing the pension for the raiders and families. Newspaper report of a reunion of the Sam Slavens G.A.R. Post.
The story of Samuel Slavens as passed down through his family.
Casualty sheet courtesy of Rosie Myers, family story courtesy of Jean Bell, other documents from Rachel Slavens pension file.

Casualty sheet for William Slavens.

Copy of a casualty sheet for William Slavens of Co. G, 40th Indiana Infantry. He is believed to be a son of Isaiah Jr., as Henry Slavens served in the same company. Does anyone know any more about him? Scan courtesy of Rosie Myers.

Revolutionary War pension bill.

From the Library of Congress website, a bill introduced into Congress for the placement of six Revolutionary War soldiers-- including a John Slaven-- onto the pension rolls at a rate of $8 per month. Since this was introduced by a Congressman from Massachusetts, does it refer to a Slaven from his state?


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