Transcribed from microfilm record group M804: Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land-Warrant Application Files, National Archives.
House of Representatives, U. S.Washington D. C.
Chillicothe, Ohio, Sept. 9th, 1909Hon. V. Warner,
Commissioner of Pensions,
Washington, D. C.
My Dear Sir,
One of my constituents, and a very good friend, is anxious to secure the War Record of an ancestor named Adam Rickabaugh.
I am unable to give you any information in regard to this soldier except that we was in Washington's command, in the Revolutionary War.
Any information that you can give me in regard to this soldier will be greatly appreciated by me, as I am anxious to be of service.
Very Sincerely Yours,
[Albert Douglas' signature]
September 13, 1909
Hon. Albert Douglas,
House of Representatives.
My dear Mr. Douglas:
In reply to your letter dated the 9th and received the 13th instant, I have the honor to advise you that Adam Rickabaugh was allowed a pension, Sur. File No. 4,120, on his application executed September 5, 1839, while a resident of Raccoon Township, Gallia County, Ohio.
He stated that was born January 3, 1761 in Shenandoah County, Virginia, where he was drafted and served in the Virginia troops as follows.
From February 1, 1777, under Captain John Scehon and Colonel Brown; three months.
Soon after above, under Captain Reynolds and Colonel Brown, three months.
Fall of 1778, under Captain Michael Reeder and Colonel Abraham Bird, three months.
Spring of 1781, under Captain George Preene and Colonel McCoy; three months.
There is no family data on file in the case.
For the date of the soldier's death and name of the person to whom the arrears of his pension were paid, application should be made to the Auditor for the Interior Department, U. S. Treasury Department, citing the following data: "Adam Rickabaugh, Certificate No. 7,882, issued April 15, 1838, under the Act of June 7, 1832, at the Ohio Agency."
[Letterhead for The Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania]
April 1st, 1921
Commissioner of Pensions
I have the following information from Bureau of Pensions Washington-- "Adam Rickabaugh--certificate No. 7,882, issued April 15th, 1833, under the act of June 7th, 1832--at the Ohio agency--Cincinnati Agency."
Could it be possible that your files are still in tact? and that you can possibly give me information of the above, such as -- the date of death of Adam Rickabaugh--
To whom the pension was paid after the death of Adam Rickabaugh?
When the pension of Adam Rickabaugh terminated?
I shall indeed grateful for any information you give me.
[signed vy Gertrude C Allen]
48 South Point Street
Gertrude Allen applied for and gained membership in the DAR.
Rev. War Section
April 26, 1921.
Miss Gertrude C. Allen
48 S. Point Street,
In response to your letter dated April 1, 1921, you are advised that for the date of death of Adam Rickabaugh, and name of the person to whom the arrears of his pension were paid,application should be made to the Auditor for the Interor Department, U. S. Treasury Department, citing the following data: "Adam Rickabaugh, Certificate No. 7,882, issued April 15, 1833, under the Act of June 7, 1832, at the Ohio Agency".