Marion County, Oregon

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
Marion County, Oregon

of pensioner
Post Office
Cause for which pensioned Monthly
rate (USD $)
Date of
where resided
202439 Krum, Joseph V. Aurora Mille shell wound, left wrist, gun shot wound, both legs 4 Feb 1881 Marion
23669 Greer, Joseph C. Butteville survivor 1812 8 Aug 1878 Marion
107982 Heath, George W. Champoeg sound, left foot 4 Feb 1871 Marion
195546 Barnes, Barbara Gervais widow 8 May 1882 Marion
192860 Mazingo, William Gervais gun shot wound, left hand 2 Jul 1881 Marion
3132 McCormick, Mathew Gervais wound, left leg 6 May 1847 Marion
121792 Nibler, Frantz Gervais injury to abdomen 6 Nov 1876 Marion
106626 Reeser, Peter Gervais injury to abdomen 4 Nov 1870 Marion
24170 Young, William P. Marion gun shot wound, left hand, loss little finger 2 Feb 1864 Marion
80610 Mauer, Peter Nmehama gun shot wound, right arm, hip 8 Jul 1869 Marion
48830 Baker, Ernst Sablimity loss right leg at knee joint 24 Aug 1865 Marion
219690 Downing, Alexander Sablimity chronic diarrhea 4 Oct 1882 Marion
August, Otto Salem varicose veins 4 Marion
72667 Babcock, Freelon J. Salem gun shot wound, right arm 4 Jan 1875 Marion
61270 Baker, Lewis M. Salem wound, right thigh 18 Apr 1872 Marion
203486 Batchelor, James Salem injury to abdomen, chronic diarrhea 6 Feb 1882 Marion
136818 Bowman, Benjamin H. Salem gun shot wound, left hand, elbow 4 Nov 1875 Marion
188515 Briggs, Edward L. Salem scurvy disease mouth, eyes , ears 6 May 1881 Marion
135752 Budd, Phebe Salem dependant mother 8 Oct 1864 Marion
212149 Carlos, Sherman D. Salem injury to abdomen 4 Jun 1882 Marion
195580 Clough, Laura H. Salem widow 8 May 1882 Marion
159956 Coffey, James Salem chronic rheumatism, loss toes both feet 6 May 1879 Marion
82690 Duke, Mathew Salem wound, right side 6 Jan 1867 Marion
26449 English, Mary Salem widow 1812 8 Aug 1879 Marion
204709 Jones, Milton M. Salem gun shot wound, left arm and right shoulder 4 Mar 1882 Marion
110507 Long, James M. Salem gun shot wound, left shoulder 4 May 1871 Marion
122382 Mathew, David W. Salem wound, right thigh 2 Apr 1873 Marion
32109 McCallister, Mahalea Salem widow 1812 8 Jan 1882 Marion
183138 McCoy, Jacob E. Salem gun shot wound, left hand 2 Feb 1881 Marion
173632 Merrill, Luthera M. Salem dependant mother 8 Jun 1876 Marion
170996 Molan, James Salem gun shot wound, right thigh 6 Jun 1880 Marion
110257 Moore, Charles Salem sunstroke 8 May 1871 Marion
169179 Murray, William Salem gun shot wound, left ankle 8 Sep 1881 Marion
13165 Shaw, William Salem survivor 1812 8 Feb 1872 Marion
8958 Sheridan, James Salem fracture of knee bone 4 Jul 1869 Marion
23743 Starmer, Samuel J. Salem wound, right leg 8 Feb 1864 Marion
171871 Stephen, Isabella Salem widow 8 Jan 1876 Marion
155865 Strickler, John H. Salem gun shot wound, left side head 2 Oct 1878 Marion
169698 Thomas, Daniel C. Salem injury to left hand, forearm 6 Jun 1880 Marion
30051 Egan, Francis Silverton wound, right thigh, foot, hand, both shoulders 8 Aug 1868 Marion
69798 Haynes, Garrison Silverton loss right leg below knee 24 Oct 1874 Marion
149280 Lamm, Sloan B. Silverton gun shot wound, left leg, right shoulder 6 Nov 1877 Marion
165621 Van Viesko, George Silverton injury to abdomen 8 Mar 1880 Marion
218728 Janney, Phineas Turner disease of abdominal viscera 4 Oct 1882 Marion
30793 Lewis, Mary Ann Turner widow 1812 8 Nov 1880 Marion
69539 Robertson, Michael A.C. Turner loss use, right hand 18 Aug 1874 Marion


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 (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: " 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 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 & Contributed by Robyn Greenlund

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