Facts and Events
John Pence was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Revolutionary Pension Information
Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. X, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :
- Pence, John, b. 11/23/1755, Augusta County, Virginia, area later Rockingham County where entered service 1776 in Virginia Regiment; Pensioned in Rockingham County, virginia as John Sr. in 1832; County Justices then Jacob D. Williamson, David Hinton, Reuben Moore & Augustus Waterman, per County Clerk of Court HNery J. Bambill & County J.P. Samuel H. Lewis; affirmed there then by John Rush & Thomas Lewis who had served in Revolutionary War unit with soldier; soldier died there 1/10/1834; married 5/6/1793 Nancy, daughter of John Swisher/Swesher (Marriage Bond 5/6/1793, signed by Samuel W. Williams), Rockingham County, Virginia; widow Pensioned age 65 there 1839; resided there 1843 age 70 per J.P. Jonathan Peale; widow died there 3/15/1854, survived by children: John age 54, Eleanor, Polly wife of Henry Harmer, Catherine Kyger (a wodow), Eliza, Margaret wife of Samuel Shaver & Henry. F-W5511, R1906.