List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883

 Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Which Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, and the Date of Original Allowance, United States Pension Bureau Senate

Volume IV, Washington. Government Printing Office, 1883

On 8 Dec 1882, the US Senate passed a resolution to enumerate, by town, county, and state, all individuals receiving a pension. This list is taken from that document. It is used today as a major genealogical source for Civil War and the War of 1812 pensioners. Pensioners in this transcribed version of the original document are listed by county, post office and alphabetically by name.

This document, digitally scanned by Google, can be found on Google Books.

 

Pension List
Clatsop County, Oregon

Certificate
Number
Name
of pensioner
Post Office
address
Cause for which pensioned Monthly
rate (USD $)
Date of
original
allowance
County
where resided
155461Broemser, TheodoreAstoriainjury, right leg4Sep 1878Clatsop
215144Cronk, DanielAstoriagun shot wound, right side head2Jul 1882Clatsop
113938Crossman, TimminsAstoriainjury, right arm6Oct 1871Clatsop
57463Henderson, thomas S.Astoriawound, right thigh5Feb. 1866Clatsop
85966Heyne, AlbertAstoriagun shot wound, both legs8Aug 1875Clatsop
7114Kellock, Sarah H.Astoriawidow 18128Jul 1878Clatsop
15417Kellock, Sarah H.Astoriawidow 18128Jan 1879Clatsop
93951Sutton, CharlesAstoria4Nov 1868Clatsop
144531Twombly, Arthur M.Astoriagun shot wound, left leg3.75Apr 1877Clatsop
14608Wilder, Harriet W.Astoriawidow8Clatsop
137996Withers, Albert E.Astoriagun shot wound, both buttocks, right thigh2Feb 1876Clatsop
89866Lindguest, PeterKnappagun shot wound, left shoulder8Mar 1868Clatsop
106940Mitchell, Lewis NelsonKnappagun shot wound, left foot4Dec 1870Clatsop
170809McClure, CharlesWestportdiseased kidneys2Jun 1880Clatsop

 

Where to Go From Here

Most soldiers or their widows or minor children applied for a pension. In some cases, a dependent father or mother applied. The pension files are indexed by the National Archives microfilm publication T288, General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 (544 rolls) which is also available online at Ancestry.com (for a fee).

The pension file will often contain more information about what the soldier did during the war than the Compiled Military Service Records, and it may contain much medical information if he lived for a number of years afterwards. For example, in his pension file, Seth Combs of Company C, 2d Ohio Cavalry, reported: "...my left eye was injured while tearing down a building...and in pulling off a board a splinter or piece struck my eye and injured it badly...it was hurt while in the Shenandoah Valley near Winchester, Va. about Christmas 1864--a comrade who stood by me name Jim Beach is dead." In another affidavit, Seth said he "also got the Rheumatism while on duty as a dispatch bearer on detached duty."

To obtain a widow's pension, the widow had to provide proof of marriage, such as a copy of the record kept by county officials, or by affidavit from the minister or some other person. Applications on behalf of the soldier's minor children had to supply both proof of the soldier's marriage and proof of the children's birth.

For more information on obtaining military pension records, visit the United States National Archives.

 

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Extracted by Robyn Greenlund Copyright 2007 Genealogytrails.com