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Pension and Discharge Records
Franklin County Illinois

Revolutionary War Pension Records

Revolutionary War
Died: Probably Franklin Co. IL
Service: Soldier: Virginia
Pension: R3455 (Va);
Residence Frankfort, Franklin Co ILL, when pension claim was rejected (act June 7, 1832) not on rolls, no proof of service.
Source: Pension

Revolutionary War
Buried: Franklin County, Illinois
Service: Soldier: Virginia
Pension: R17541 (Ca); BLWT 2369-300 Va Half Pay. Residence, Frankfort, Franklin Co ILL when pension claim rejected (act June 7 1832, not six months service.
Sources: Pension, W

Civil War Pension and Discharge Records

AKIN, Columbus C

AUTEN, Holloway F

Enlisted: 11 Sep 1862, Pvt, Co.F, 110th, Vol Inf; transferred to Co C.
Discharged:8 Jun 1865, Washington, D C
Married:Miss Sarah P Ward, 13 Feb 1860, Franklin County, IL. That it was the first marriage for either of them. In May 1889, she files for pension as Mrs Sarah Mansell, former widow of Robert Barnfield, stating that after the death of her husband, Barnfield, she did not abandon the support of any of his children, and that all remained under her care. She adds that after the death of her husband, she married 12 Feb 1877 to Samuel M Mansell in Franklin County, IL.
Children:Mary J Barnfield Warrenb. 4 Dec 1860
Sarah A Barnfield Mansellb. 27 Sep 1862
Louetta(Louella) Barnfield Mansellb. 25 Sep 1866
Melvina P Barnfield Overturfb. 14 Aug 1868
W T Sherman Barnfieldb. 9 Oct 1870
Florence M Barnfield Webbb. 25 Jan 1873
Wilson Barnfield b. 8 May 1875 d. 17 Apr 1876
Applied for Pension:22 May 1889
Witnesses:John and Artemissa Miller who swear they have known her all
their life.
Died:Robert died 7 Dec 1875, Franklin County, IL.

BAXTER, Calvin H

BEATY, William

BRILEY, Jonas L "James"
Born:Franklin County, IL
Enlisted:Under the name of James BRILEY on 14 Feb 1865 at Olney, Il, as
a private in Co G, 154th IL Vol Inf.
Description:age: 18; Height 5'7 1/2"; eyes: blue; hair: dark;
complexion: fair.
Married:Mrs Mettelena A SUMMERS, 6 Sep 1905, Franklin County, IL. Mettelena states she was previously married to Randall SUMMERS and that he died about 19 Dec 1907 and that her husband had previously been married to Jinsy A WEBB and she died in July 1877. On 5 August 1908, Mettelina, aged 31, lives in Macedonia, IL. By 17 Nov 1908, she resides at Sand Ridge, Jackson County, IL. On 15 Apr 1910 Mettelina marries Charles WOODS in Randolph County, IL. Children:Elsie Aileen BRILEY, born 22 Mar 1908. In 1908 G W BRILEY of Franklin County, aged 61, and Louis J BRILEY aged 56, make affidavit that Elsie is the only living child of the soldier, either by his last or by any former marriagess. G W BRILEY further states the Jinsy A BRILEY, former wife of Jonas BRILEY, died 3 Jul 1877. Died:Jonas died 7 Sep 1907, valvular lesion of the heart.

Enlisted with the Union Army in Benton, Illinois and served as
Corp. in C Company, 15th Illinois US Cav. Unit.
Source: Illinois Civil War Veterans Database
His pension application #was 293.836- widow's claim # was 302.018. Moses Buckner filed for a pension on December 1, 1862 in which he stated that he is 35 years old, served as a private in Co., C of Capt. M. Fitts, Stewart's Battalion Independent Cavalry Volunteers, that he volunteered at Benton, IL., 19 Aug 1861 for the term of 3 years and was discharged at Jackson, Tennessee 14 Oct. 1862. Moses was wounded in the battle on the Hatchie River in Tennesse by a Rebel who shot him in the left arm just below the elbow. An affidavit M. Fitts, Capt. of Co., C., states, "Buckner was attacked with Inflamation of the eyes about Feb. 15 1862 during the Seige of Fort Donalson, TN, that his eyes, inflamed to some extent but became worse during the advance of Corinth about 15 May 1862, Buckner was taken with a very violent inflmation of the eyes which caused a cataract in the left eye and to some extent injured the right eye"."
Moses died 17 Apr 1882 at his home in Franklin Co., IL. His widow Emeline gave the following account of his death: Before Moses had any fever he had a severe pain in his arm where the rifle ball was lodged and he complained of it constantly for several days, saying it hurt like a severe toothache. His arm began to inflame and swell from his hand to his armpit and looked like it woud burst but he could not bear to allow his arm to be touched and would not allow a physician to be called until he was dying. The first five days his pain and misery was entirely in his arm and then the fever seemed to extend over his entire body. The third day after this he died. The attending physician at death was Dr. Harrison.


BUTLER, William Sargant

CANCE, HElijah Albert


CASEY, Hiram

CLARK, Charles W


COOK, Braxton


CUNNINGHAM, James Littleton

DENNY, William H.
No.#52121 Illinois widow of Melinda Denny rank: Private
Co. D Regt 6 Illis Calg St.Louis agency commencing 6 June 1862 died twp. walker, McLeansboro Ill. Died 4 Jun 1862.

DILLON, George W

DOTY, Daniel Wesley


EZELL, Andrew J

FEARS, William


HARRIS, Matthew

HARTLEY, John Franklin


HEARD, Thomas

HICKS, Harrison

JAMES, Littleton Bennett





Enlisted:Nov 1813, Sumner Co, TN, in Capt Douglass' Company of 39th Regt. Inf.
Married:Margaret Summers, married about 1796 in Guilford County, NC, by James DORRIS, a minister of the Gospel. On 8 June 1854, Priscilla SUMMERS of Franklin County, IL, aged 67 or 68, states she saw James and Margaret married about the year 1794. Granted pension:Margaret allowed $4 a month starting 29 Aug 1814 (1854 ?). In Dec 1850, Margaret applys at Saline County, IL, aged 74. Alexander SUMMERS of Franklin County, IL, states in June 1854, that he served with James SMOTHERS in Douglass' Regt. That James SMOTHERS died 26 Aug 1814 at a Fort near Mobile of a disease he thinks occasioned by an over heat in a battle with the Creek Indians at the Horse Shoe. In 1854, at Saline County, IL, Margaret, now 78, applies stating she and James were married about 1795, that she has remained a widow since her husband's death.

Know ye that Huston SUMMERS, a Pvt. of Lt. John MOONEYHAM's Co. "L" 10th Regiment of Illinois Cavalry Volunteers, who was enrolled on 1 January 1863 to serve 3 years is hereby discharged from the Serevice of the United States 22 November 1865 at San Antonio, Texas by reason of Gen. Order No. 21 Hd. Qtrs. 1st Cavalry Division M.D.G. dated 20 November 1865. No objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist. Said Huston SUMMERS was born in Franklin County, Illinois, is 23 years of age, 5' 10" high, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation when enrolled a farmer. By Order of I. STICKEL, First lt. 2nd IL. Cav.
Recorded 29 August 1866 -- John A. RODMAN, recorder
[per Civil War Discharges, Franklin Co IL (PULLIAM) pg 20]

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