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A man born between 1730 and 1765 who lived in Massachusetts is probably listed in some form of military record. If he supported the rebellion, he may be mentioned in records as a rebel, patriot, or Whig. Those who opposed the rebellion were Loyalists or Tories. For detailed records of the [[Revolutionary War, 1775 to 1783|Revolutionary War]], see:
*''Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War''. 17 Volumes. Boston, Massachusetts: Wright and Potter Printing, 1896-1908. (Family History Library book {{FHL|974.4 M23m213956|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 M23m}}; {{FHL|213956|title-iditem|disp=films 238343-59}}; fiche and {{FHL|213956|title-iditem|disp=FHL fiche 6046890}}.) Lists soldier's name, commander's name, county of enlistment, service dates, unit, age, and stature. *White, Virgil D. ''Genealogical Abstracts of the Revolutionary War Pension Files''. Four Volumes. Waynesboro, Tennessee: National Historical Publishing, 1990. (Family History Library book {{FHL|973 M28g476517|disp=FHL book 973 M28g}}.) Includes names, dates, places, battles fought, and some personal and family information. *''Selected Records from Revolutionary War Pension & Bounty-Land-Warrant Application Files''. Washington, DC: National Archives, 1969. (Family History Library film {{FHL|213057|title-iditem|disp=FHL films 840256-406}}.) *''Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land-Warrant Application Files''. Washington, DC: National Archives, 1969. (Family History Library films {{FHL|306844|title-iditem|disp=FHL films 970001-2670}}.) 80,000 complete pension files alphabetical by surname. *''Index to Revolutionary War Service Records''. Four Volumes. Waynesboro, Tennessee: National Historical Publishing, 1995. (Family History Library book {{FHL|745712|title-iditem|disp=FHL book 973 M22wv}}.) Shows the name, rank, and unit of over 390,000 patriots. *Transcripts of: United States. Adjutant General's Office. ''General Index to Compiled Military Service Records of Revolutionary Ward Soldiers''. Washington, DC: National Archives, 1942. (Family History Library film {{FHL|484382|title-iditem|disp=FHL films 882841-98}}.) The service records and pension files for Revolutionary War patriots are available at the Family History Library. For more information, see [[United States Military Records|United States Military Records]]. You can also use NATF Form 80 to obtain copies of the same records from the National Archives for a fee.
'''The 1835 Pension Roll'''
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