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Pension of James M. Brown

Donated by Neva Mohle

Name: BROWN, James M.

Place of Birth/Date: DeSoto, IL; 1846

Place of Death/Date: DeSoto, IL; 25 March 1894

Regiment/Rank:. Co. G, 9th Regiment, IL Infantry Vols.; Sgt.
Co. A, for July - August
Battles Fought: Ft. Donelson, TN; Wounded in the head by a gunshot wound on 15 Feb, 1862.

Personal Description: 5ft 8in tall; dark complexion, black hair and eyes
(note to reader: All brothers seemed to resemble one another
in height and coloring - Neva Brown Mohle)

Date of Enlistment: Paducah, KY on 15 Sept 1861

Discharge: 15 Sept. 1864

Place of Residence: Carbondale, Illinois

Wife's name, marriage date: Sarah Emmaline Greathouse Nov. 10, 1864; married at
Greathouse Crossing and C R Road in Jackson Co. IL by ELD N. W. Floyd; signed by Scott Boucher, Clerk of the Court. "Record exists in Courthouse in Murphysboro, Jackson Co. IL. (note to reader: may have been destroyed by fire or the Great Tornado)

Dependent children:
Brown, Marion birth: 5 Oct 1870
Etta " 7 Dec 1873
John E. " 4 July 1875
Fred O. " 30 March 1880
Lizzie " 20 April 1883
Clarence " 12 June 1886
Abby " 7 Jan 1890
(note to reader: the name "NELL" does not appear on this application except
for the information on the Application for Reimbursement.
Neva Brown Mohle)
Date Widow's pension filed: 4 Sept, 1903 pension # 526 658; Sarah Emmeline Brown, died 30 Oct. 1935 in DuQuoin, IL; buried at DeSoto Cemetery, DeSoto, IL.

Application for Reimbursement: 7 Jan 1936, Perry County, IL. Filed by Nell Davis, age 46; she stated that she was the daughter of Sarah Emmeline Brown, and that her residence was 18 S. Walnut St., Township Dist. # 2546, Du Quoin, IL.
Death Certificate Number: 102. As per the death certificate of Sarah E. Brown: Maiden name of Sarah Emmeline Brown: Greathouse. Birthplace; Carbondale, IL; Last name of Father: Younger; Birthplace: Carbondale, IL; Name of Mother: Sarah E. Greathouse; Birthplace: Carbondale, IL; Contributory cause of death: Apoplexy; Mrs. Greathouse was blind for 12 years and needed constant care.
Attending Physicians: Dr. Gutridge, DuQuoin, IL; Dr. R. L. Finley.
INFORMANT: Clifford Battiaro, DeSoto, IL.


Date Invalid pension filed: 26 July, 1870

Date pension granted/amt. per month:

Date pension ended: Invalid Certificate Number 526658, dropped:.

Various Witnesses for James M. Brown who signed his application file:
William L. Brown, brother to James; Henry M. Brown, brother to James; Martin Addison; J. Blouchard; and James W. Hall, County Clerk of Jackson County, IL. signed the app. for Invalid Pension.

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