Avery Mustain – Maps of Revolutionary War Service

Here’s a great resource to see and share!

Chris Mustain studied Avery Mustain’s Revolutionary War Pension application and plotted his military service into three time-specific maps. Like Chris, I’d read the details several times, but I didn’t notice that Avery’s enlistment was not continuous service.

I can vouch that Chris’ research is meticulous. He read more about events and researched engagements, like the Battle of Camden.

“I was very careful about locating things like ferry crossings and place names where the modern spelling is different. Each map has a short narrative that roughly follows the pension application, removing some details and adding others. The pension application appears to be very accurate in terms of which month of what year each event occurred. Several 3rd party sources confirmed events listed in the pension application.”

See the maps of Avery’s experience here. One page tracks Avery’s service in 1776, another in 1780, and finally in 1781.

We can see on Ancestry.com an image of “Avory” as a Revolutionary Pensioner…this link takes us to a file of the Original Documentation. Please note that you must have an Ancestry.com membership and be logged in to see the direct link. For other readers of this blog, I’ve pasted the image below. And I’ve also added it to a Pinterest family history board.

Avery Mustain Pension

Avery Mustain Pension

Here is the typed text of Avery’s pension application. U.S government waited 50 years after the war (1832) to accept pension requests.

I agree with Chris that seeing a map “helps make their life stories more real…when I can visualize the locations.” Kudos for the time and skill invested by Chris to create these maps for us!

You may freely share my Dropbox link to the maps document, and we have Chris’ permission to share the maps PDF by print or electronic means to family researchers and for documentation of Avery on family history sites. Please credit Chris Mustain as the creator and note that the map was carefully researched from Avery’s pension document.

Likewise, freely share the link to our family Pinterest board, understanding and telling others that it’s an early work in process. See related articles on this blog:

  • Map Location of Thomas, Jesse and Avery Mustain Historic Homes
  • Delores’ M. Mustaine’s Book: The Descendants of Thomas Mustain of Pittsylvania County, Virginia
  • Thomas Mustain Children
  • Thomas Mustain Will
  • Thomas Mustain: First Records and Land Grant in VA
  • Thomas Mustain Descendants: Eligible for Daughters of the American Revolution [Sons of the American Revolution, also]
  • Revolutionary War History: Well Researched Novel
  • Carolyn McKenzie’s Outstanding Family Research
  • Avery Mustain Revolutionary War Record and Grave
  • Avery Mustain Will
  • Saludy Mustain Shelton 1772: Daughter of Thomas Mustain
  • Winifred Mustain’s Husband: Zacherias Lewis Revolutionary War Service
  • Thomas Mustain’s Daughter: Anna Mustain 1750

If you have more links or resources, please comment and share.


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