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
Yamhill County, Oregon

of pensioner
Post Office
Cause for which pensioned Monthly
rate (USD $)
Date of
where resided
39414 Root, William W. Amity diseased lungs, rheumatism 4 Mar 1865 Yamhill
63179 Clubine, Benjamin F. Dayton gun shot wound, left side 6 May 1866 Yamhill
216954 Powell, Curtis W. Dayton chronic diarrhea 4 Aug 1882 Yamhill
182198 Whitney, Willaim H. Dayton gun shot wound, head, paralysis 8 Feb 1881 Yamhill
166493 Dougherty, Joseph F. McMinnville shell wound, right leg 12 Apr 1880 Yamhill
176978 Newgard, Amand L. McMinnville disease eyes 4 Oct 1880 Yamhill
198875 Phelps, Jonathan C. McMinnville chronic diarrhea 4 Dec 1881 Yamhill
134875 Sweet, Charles A. McMinnville gun shot wound, right leg 4 Jul 1875 Yamhill
152212 Taylor, Phillip L. McMinnville gun shot wound, left thigh 2 apr 1878 Yamhill
3419 Young, Mary McMinnville widow 8 Jul 1872 Yamhill
206821 Clemmens, William Newberg gun shot wound, right leg 4 Apr 1882 Yamhill
216859 Hawkins, Elijah Newberg injury both knees 17 Aug 1882 Yamhill
197956 Newsom, Eli Newberg chronic diarrhea 4 Nov 1881 Yamhill
31745 Moor, Nancy North Yamhill widow 1812 8 May 1861 Yamhill
1920 Payne, Aaron North Yamhill survivor 1812 8 Jun 1851 Yamhill
163938 Webster, Henry P. North Yamhill injury to abdomen 4 Dec 1879 Yamhill
199952 Pallord, Aaron B. Sheridan gun shot wound, right knee 4 Dec 1881 Yamhill
129054 Harris, John West Chehalem gun shot wound, left shoulder 18 Yamhill


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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