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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
Umatilla County, Oregon

of pensioner
Post Office
Cause for which pensioned Monthly
rate (USD $)
Date of
where resided
unreadable Clark, Walter Centerville injury to abdomen 6 Jun 1876 Umatilla
unreadable Davis, Thomas O. Centerville gun shot wound, left hand 6 Dec 1847 Umatilla
unreadable Luther, Charles W. Centerville chronic diarrhea, pneumonia 8 Apr 1871 Umatilla
unreadable Williams, Richard S. Centerville Disease, eyes 18 Nov 1880 Umatilla
unreadable Calvert, Samuel C. Helix gun shot wound, back 4 Jan 1879 Umatilla
unreadable Dougherty, Joseph T. Helix injury to abdomen, disease lungs 12 May 1875 Umatilla
unreadable Kern, William C. Helix wound, right thigh 3.75 Oct 1866 Umatilla
unreadable Ball, John C. Heppner gun shot wound, left leg 4 Oct 1864 Umatilla
unreadable Munger, William Heppner survivor 1812 8 Oct 1872 Umatilla
unreadable Noble, James H. Heppner gun shot wound, left shoulder 4 Mar 1875 Umatilla
unreadable Rood, Evan Heppner gun shot wound, left arm 6 Mar 1873 Umatilla
unreadable Beck, George H. Milton fractured right knee joint 2 Sep 1875 Umatilla
unreadable Nichols, Edmund Milton gun shot wound, left hand 12 Apr 1866 Umatilla
unreadable Nichols, Peter Milton wound, left hand 8 Mar 1867 Umatilla
unreadable Bills, Booze Pendleton injury to abdomen 8 May 1868 Umatilla
unreadable Eastland, Robert E. Pendleton deformed chest, affliction lungs 8 May 1864 Umatilla
unreadable Evans, Thomas Pendleton injury to abdomen 4 Jul 1869 Umatilla
unreadable Gill, William H. Pendleton diseased lungs 16 Jul 1879 Umatilla
unreadable Hall, James W. Pendleton injury left shoulder, arm vacoina'n 14 Oct 1867 Umatilla
unreadable Jennings, Sarah Pendleton widow 8 Mar 1877 Umatilla
unreadable Malbon, John C. Pendleton loss, right eye, right forearm 18 . Umatilla
unreadable Myles, William Pendleton chronic rheumatism 12 Jan 1882 Umatilla
unreadable Richardson, Eugene W. Pendleton injury to abdomen 12 Feb 1880 Umatilla
unreadable Petre, Henry Pettysville wound, left shoulder 18 . Umatilla
unreadable Drake, James A. Pilot Rock gun shot wound, right hip 4 Oct 1877 Umatilla
unreadable Noble, Mary Pilot Rock widow 8 Sep 1868 Umatilla
unreadable Nofsker, William A. Pilot Rock gun shot wound, left hand, loss 2nd finger 4 Dec 1877 Umatilla
unreadable Spencer, William Purdy wound, right arm, exsection 18 . Umatilla
unreadable Barrett, Paul Umatilla gun shot wound, right foot 6 Sep 1864 Umatilla
unreadable Campbell, George A. Weston injury to head, left thigh, left ankle 6 Jan 1882 Umatilla
unreadable Crawford, Benjamin Weston injury, back 6 Jul 1872 Umatilla
unreadable Purcell, Thomas Weston disease of abdominal viscers 8.5 May 1871 Umatilla
unreadable Ransom, Milo M. Weston gun shot wound, right side head 4 Sep 1876 Umatilla
unreadable Robey, Cyrus A. Weston wound, left shoulder 8 Jun 1866 Umatilla
unreadable Robinson, Joseph Weston chronic bronchitis 2 Jan 1873 Umatilla
unreadable Royse, James Weston gun shot wound, left forearm and side 4 Apr 1881 Umatilla


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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