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John Shaver collection

 Collection — Folder: S1763
Identifier: S1763

Scope and Contents

This collection includes official documents from various clerks in Indiana and at the federal War Department in ranging from 1827 to 1833 regarding Revolutionary War pensions for John Shaver and Samuel Alley.


  • 1827-1836

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

John Shaver enlisted as a private around February 14, 1781, in Virginia, serving under Capt. Reuben Field, Col. Thomas Gaskins' Regiment in the Army of the Revolution, until September 1783. He moved to Switzerland County, Indiana thereafter. His pension claim lists a wife and three children. "Shaver, John". (1938). In Roster of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution buried in Indiana. (p. 328). Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution. ISLG 973.34 I385d 1981

Biographical Note

Samuel Alley, born June 25, 1761 in Henrico County, Virginia, also served as a private in the Revolutionary War. He married Mary Osborne in 1786 and they had 11 children. He wrote a publication, Christian Counsel, or, Error Reproved, published in 1846. He died on August 12, 1847 in Shelby County, Indiana. "Alley, Samuel". (1981) In Indiana Authors and their books, 1967-1980. (p. 3). Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College. ISLI 16.810 B291I


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Morris H. Briggs on 1928/09/05.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2013/11/12 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2013/11/12 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid revised 2018/06/06 by Lauren Patton.
John Shaver collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.