Although not officially a part of the United States until after the American Revolutionary War, Michigan attracted thousands of veterans who fought in both the war for independence and the War of 1812. This database, originally compiled in 1920, is a collection of burial and pension records for residents of the state prior to 1836. It includes the names of men buried in the state and the source from which the record was taken. Also included is a list of pensioners who received land as bounty for their service. It provides the name of over 1,000 men. For those Ancestry.com patrons seeking early Michigan ancestors, this database can be a great source of information.