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Pension of Benjamin T. Brown

Donated by Neva Mohle

Name: BROWN, Benjamin T.

Place of Birth/Date: DeSoto, IL;
Place of Death/Date: 8 Nov 1900; Murphysboro, IL;

Regiment/Rank:. Co. G, 9th Regiment, IL Infantry; Private

Battles Fought: Paducah, KY; Battle of Shiloh and near Decatur, Alabama; he was thrown from his horse while in battle and was wounded with a crushed foot. He remained partially disabled for the rest of his life.

Personal Description: 6 ft tall; dark complexion, black hair and eyes

Date of Enlistment: 13 Sept 1861

Discharge Date and Pension #: Springfield, IL, 24 Aug. 1864; Pension # 459-957

Widow's Place of Residence: 822 N Marion St. Carbondale, Jackson County, IL

Wife's name, marriage date: Lizzie Swaffords; 3 Aug 1886 by A. C. Davis; delayed marriage certificate signed by D. L. Boucher, County Clerk, Jackson County, IL 13 Nov 1900

Dependent children: Ada Brown, born 23 Oct 1889

Witnesses who filed on behalf of widow: J. H. B. Renfro; Grace Poulson

Date Widow filed: 14 Nov 1900

Date pension granted: Pension #584-882; 28 Dec 1900; amount $40 monthly

Application for Reimbursement: Filed by Clara Ellis, age 41 of Carbondale, Jackson County, IL. Mrs. Ellis stated: Widow Lizzie Brown died 14 May 1929 at the home of my son: Ide Ellis, of Carbondale, IL and is buried at Dillinger Cemetery. Insurance company was Prudential, the amount of insurance policy: $90.

Witness: E M Williams, Notary Public, Carbondale, IL

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