Submitted by PHGS member, Pam Davis

 

SOLDIERS OF THE OLD WARS

 

         The following-named pensioners for Revolutionary and other military services were residents of Machias in 1840, viz., GAD TAYLOR, aged eighty-one years; RICHARD ODELL, aged eighty years; and EDWARD BURT, sixty-eight years of age.

     MR. WIGGIN M. FARRAR, eighty-three years of age is a pensioner of the war of 1812.

     EMMETT ROWLEY and the brothers, PETER and JACOB BUSH, were soldiers during the Mexican War.  

*The above information was obtained from the History of Cattaraugus County, New York by L. H. EVERTS, 1879.

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