Sampler for the Family of Peter and Mary Booth
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During the Revolutionary War, Pvt. Peter Booth served 17 months in the New York line. In 1838, four years after his wife, Mary, died, their descendants applied for a widow’s pension on behalf of Mary and submitted this sampler, made by Huldah Booth, ca. 1818, as proof of Peter’s marriage to Mary. On March 24, 1851, the pension office awarded the descendants of the Booths $56.66 per year.
This primary source comes from the Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
National Archives Identifier: 1636084Full Citation: Sampler for the Family of Peter and Mary Booth; ca. 1838; Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group 15. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/sampler-for-the-family-of-peter-and-mary-booth, September 30, 2016]
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