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Pension of William L. Brown

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Name: Brown, William L.

Place of Birth/Date: Illinois, 1821

Place of Death/Date: 71/2 miles South of Joplin, Missouri, on the edge of the county of Newton, Missouri / Death, 15 Sept. 1878 (one document states 1879)

Regiment/Rank: Company “M”, 9th Infantry, Volunteers, Capt. E. M. Lows

Date of Enlistment: 2 July, 1861

Discharge: 13 Sept 1862 / Corinth, Mississippi
Certificate of Disability for discharge:
“General Hospital:, Corinth, Mississippi, by Norman (unreadable last name), Staff Surgeon.
I certify, that I have carefully examined the said William L. Brown, of Capt. E. M. Louis ’ Company, and find him incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of wounds received at the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, on the 6th of April, 1862.”

Place of Residence: Carbondale, Jackson County, Illinois ; Newton County, Missouri
William’s son Edward moved to Miller County, Missouri, late 1800s

Wife’s name, marriage date:

(1) Dianna, she born 1821, IL, died 3 April 1856
(2) Sarah Greathouse marriage: 29 March 1857

Dependent Children: none

Children by previous marriage:

4 sons: James Madison Brown, Edward Brown; names of the other sons not known to me

Witnesses who filed on be half of widow: D. A. S. Gent or Gant, (hard to read) and James S. Smith (both from Jackson County, IL). Louis B. Holman, from Miller County, MO

Witnesses residences: Jackson County, IL and Miller County, MO

Date pension filed: July 1886; Application for increase of invalid pension: 29 April 1873

Date Widow filed: Sept. 1881

Date pension granted/amt. per month: 1 August, 1866 / $4.00 per month

Date pension ended: William’s, Certificate # 72894 4 Sept 1879
Pension for Sarah A. Brown, Certificate # 312192 ended 4 April 1892 (death)

Other notes from enlistment papers: W .L. Brown was 42 yrs of age at enlistment; He was 5 ft 11 in. tall, dark complexion, black eyes, brown hair, and he was a Farmer.

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