Pension # S.21042
Bounty Land Warrant # 26070-160-55
National Archives - Washington, D.C.
Service - Rhode Island
County of Providence
On this 25th day of March 1834 personally appeared in open court being the municipal court of the city of Providence and a court of record, John Alverson, a resident in Johnstown in said county aged 76 years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to attain the benefit of an act of congress passed June 7, 1832 vis he served as here in stated. In answer to the investigation prescribed by the War Department he says:
1. He was born in Johnstown April 17th 1757.
2. His birth is recorded in the family bible.
3. He lived in said Johnstown when he was first called into service, has always resided in said town.
4. He was drafted.
5. He served under General Sullivan, Colo. Jabes Bowen, Colo. Mathewson, Colo. Jencks, Captain Richard Fenner.
6. He never received any written discharge and his ____________ are lost.
7. Edward Waterman, Bordon Thornton, Colo. Remington & others testify for him and this applicant states that in the winter of 1776 he was drafted as a private in Captain Richard Fenners Company & Colo. Jabes Bowens Regiment of Militia and he served at Patuxet & Warwick Neck during this winter one month and fifteen days at least, and he further says that in the year 1777, in the summer he was drafted as a private for a month in said Captain Fenners Company and served in guarding a powder mill in Johnstown in the month of October of same year.
John Alverson was listed in the 1835 census of pensioners, private, sergeant, & lieut., annual allowance $46.66, sums received $139.98, Rhode Island Militia, placed on the pension roll May 1, 1834, pension commenced Mar 4, 1831, age 76.
John Alverson was listed in the 1840 census of pensioners aged 83 in Johnstown, R.I.
Graves Of Revolutionary War Patriots, p. 18
Alverson, John - Col. Tillinghast far,, Johnston, RI, 36