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
Jackson County, Oregon

of pensioner
Post Office
Cause for which pensioned Monthly
rate (USD $)
Date of
where resided
20046 York, Rhonda Applegate dependant mother 8 Apr 1864 Jackson
21739 Laughlin, James Ashland survivor 1812 8 Aug 1875 Jackson
87696 Polk, Hull Ashland sprain, left ankle 2 Dec 1867 Jackson
79445 Baker, Benjamin S. Big Butte gun shot wound, left foot 5 Dec 1877 Jackson
120875 Keegan, Owen Eagle Point sunstroke 18 May 1878 Jackson
27887 Wood, Marvin S. Eagle Point gun shot wound, lower jaw, left shoulder 6 Oct 1871 Jackson
151603 Bryant, Francis M. Grant's Pass gun shot wound, left leg 4 Mar 1878 Jackson
Stillinger, Conrad Grant's Pass chronic dropsy, varicose veins 18 Jackson
127846 Kasshafer, Frank Jacksonville gun shot wound, left thigh 6 Apr 1874 Jackson
172144 Moore, Andrew J. Jacksonville injury to abdomen 8 Aug 1880 Jackson
172365 Reynolds, Silas Jacksonville gun shot wound, right hand 4 Aug 1880 Jackson
139180 Smith, Elwood Jacksonville injury to abdomen 4 May 1872 Jackson
7272 Coleman, Mathew H. Phoenix wound, right arm, mouth 4 Apr 1880 Jackson
149513 Griffin, Robert Phoenix gun shot wound, left foot 4 Mar 1879 Jackson
159325 Hackett, Joseph L. Phoenix gun shot wound, left hand 2 Apr 1879 Jackson
18088 Salesbury, Sherman Phoenix gun shot wound, left forearm, groin 10 Mar 1878 Jackson
178179 Smith, Joel S. Phoenix disease of liver 12 Oct 1880 Jackson
188062 Fitzgerald, William S. Rock Point disease of abdomen, vis. cicatrix 4 May 1881 Jackson
19921 Fredneberg, Isaac Rock Point survivor 1812 8 Dec 1872 Jackson
9910 Johnson, Amsy C. Rock Point loss right leg below knee 18 Jackson
190231 Robb, Elizabeth Rock Point Dependant mother 8 Oct 1880 Jackson
66970 Speer, Abram C. Woodville 18 Jackson
69095 Taylor, Thomas H.B. Woodville gun shot wound, left hand 18 Oct 1869 Jackson


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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