1883 Pensioners Roll

[Webmaster's Note: On 8 Dec 1882, the US Senate passed a resolution to enumerate, by town, county, and state, all individuals receiving a pension. Originally published as a Government Document, the series was later republished. Alphabetized below are those pensioners listed for the nine western North Carolina counties (Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain, and Transylvania) taken from List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883. (Volume 5). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company. (1970).]

Name of Pensioner

Cause for Which Pensioned

Monthly Rate

Post Office

County

Certificate Number

Date of Original Allowance

Arrington, Thos.

surv. 1812

8.00

Waynesville

Haywood

21,196

Nov 1873

Ballard, John H

chr. bronch

6.00

Foxville

Buncombe

194,352

Aug 1881

Bennett, Dorcas

widow 1812

8.00

Cooper's

Buncombe

19,100

Feb 1879

Bishop, Margaret

widow 1812

8.00

Cedar Mountain

Transylvania

21,494

Mar 1879

Blackstock, Nehemiah

frac. r. clavicle

8.00

Morgan Hill

Buncombe

8,073

----

Boston, Elizabeth

widow

8.00

Aquone

Macon

5,765

Mar 1867

Boyd, Annis

widow

8.00

Leicester

Buncombe

587

Feb 1869

Brittain, Mariah

widow 1812

8.00

Stocksville

Buncombe

31,704

May 1881

Brown, John

wd. neck, l. thi., & r. hip

8.00

Stecoah

Graham

215,224

Jul 1882

Burgess Jno.

surv. 1812

8.00

Murphy

Cherokee

6,951

Oct 1871

Burnett, Wm. A.

g.s.w. r. hip

4.00

Asheville

Buncombe

167,923

May 1880

Butler, Elizabeth

widow 1812

8.00

Hogback Valley

Transylvania

26,959

Sep 1879

Cable, Jacob M.

wd. l. ankle

4.00

Cooper's

Buncombe

131,231

Dec 1874

Capps, Mary A.

widow

8.00

Asheville

Buncombe

102,673

Nov 1867

Cargle, Mary

widow 1812

8.00

Charleston

Swain

17,108

Feb 1879

Case, Allen R.

rheumatism

6.00

Arden

Buncombe

157,077

Jan 1879

Chiseli, Nelly

widow

8.00

Charleston

Swain

176,256

Feb 1877

Christopher, Elvira

dep. mother

8.00

Nottla

Cherokee

190,984

Nov 1875

Clark, Leah

widow 1812

8.00

Persimmon Creek

Cherokee

32,280

Mar 1882

Coleman, Wm.

surv. 1812

8.00

Wolf Creek

Cherokee

13,724

Oct 1878

Colvard/Colbert, Jennie

mother

4.00

Hayesville

Clay

174,494

Nov 1880

Cosby, Thos.

surv. 1812

8.00

Morganton

Buncombe

4,600

Sep 1871

Davis, Jane

widow

8.00

Asheville

Buncombe

134,400

Jun 1869

Davis, Mary Ann

widow

8.00

Brindletown

Buncombe

90,293

Feb 1867

Davis, Sally

widow

8.00

Charleston

Swain

195,366

Apr 1882

Deaver, Elizabeth

widow 1812

8.00

Robbinsville

Graham

11,017

Nov 1878

Demary, Jas. L.

injury to abdomen

8.00

Asheville

Buncombe

110,791

----

Ditmore, Harriet M.

widow

8.00

Brasstown

Cherokee

99,574

Sep 1867

Dixon, Benj. F.

g.s.w. both arms

8.00

Leicester

Buncombe

94,004

May 1872

Edmonston, Polly A.

widow 1812

8.00

Forks of Pigeon

Haywood

32,456

Jun 1882

Eller, Sarah

widow

8.00

Asheville

Buncombe

78,570

Oct 1882

Evans, Elizabeth

widow 1812

8.00

England's Point

Cherokee

32,735

Nov 1882

Evit, Jemima

mother

8.00

Franklin

Macon

122,226

Dec 1868

Fisher, Dorcus

widow 1812

8.00

Hogback Valley

Transylvania

28,003

Nov 1879

Fox, Aggie

widow

8.00

Stocksville

Buncombe

100,835

Oct 1867

Fox, Rob't

chr. bronch

4.00

Stocksville

Buncombe

6,765

----

Gentry, Lewis

dis. lungs

4.00

Morgan Hill

Buncombe

210,249

Jun 1882

George, Celia

widow 1812

8.00

Valley Town

Cherokee

27,635

Nov 1879

Ghormley, Nancy

widow 1812

8.00

Robbinsville

Graham

16,833

Apr 1881

Gibson, Charity

widow 1812

8.00

Franklin

Macon

20,633

Mar 1879

Gragg, Nancy

widow

8.00

Morganton

Buncombe

4,868

Jan 1869

Hamilton, Hugh C.

bronchitis

6.00

Asheville

Buncombe

125,037

Apr 1873

Hancock, Sarah

widow 1812

8.00

Hayesville

Clay

11,580

Apr 1877

Haven, Nancy

widow 1812

8.00

Asheville

Buncombe

20,339

Mar 1879

Head, Patsey

mother

8.00

Red Plains

Jackson

194,731

Mar 1882

Hibbard, Julia

widow 1812

8.00

Franklin

Macon

2,614

May 1872

Hooper, Sarah A.

mother

8.00

Cashiers

Jackson

196,532

Jun 1882

Howard, Jas. C.

wd. r. ankle

6.00

Aquone

Macon

110,337

May 1875

Hughey, Rob't C.W.

inj. r.foot

4.00

Grantville

Buncombe

144,536

Apr 1877

Hunsucker, Andrew G.

deafness

4.00

Murphy

Cherokee

95,798

Feb 1869

Keller, John

surv. 1812

8.00

Cherryfield

Transylvania

20,597

Apr 1873

Kidd, Jas. C.

inj. to r. wrist

4.00

Murphy

Cherokee

130,485

Oct 1874

Kidder, Mary

widow 1812

8.00

Asheville

Buncombe

24,710

Jun 1879

Kinecaid, Elizabeth L

widow 1812

8.00

Morganton

Buncombe

30,113

Aug 1880

Lankford, Rob't

wd. of breast & shr

8.00

Asheville

Buncombe

94,027

Sep 1869

Martin Chas.

wd. l. knee

2.00

Highlands

Macon

77,463

----

Mathews, Abzira

surv. 1812

8.00

Wolf Creek

Cherokee

28,262

Dec 1879

McCall, Sarah

widow

12.00

Grange

Transylvania

196,013

Jun 1882

Medlock, Margaret

widow

8.00

Stocksville

Buncombe

116,195

Jul 1868

Mingus, John

surv. 1812

8.00

Ocona Lufty

Swain

9,574

Nov 1878

Moore, John S.

chr. diar.

4.00

Aquone

Macon

184,224

Feb 1882

Neill, Rebecca

----

----

Branch

Transylvania

31,674

----

Pace, Dorey

widow

8.00

Murphy

Cherokee

173,444

May 1876

Pergeson, Sarah

widow 1812

8.00

Brindletown

Buncombe

3,925

Sep 1872

Pickleseimer, Geo.

chr. diar.

6.00

Persimmon Creek

Cherokee

114,103

----

Ramseur, Emily

widow

8.00

Morganton

Buncombe

156,855

Mar 1872

Ramsey, Elizabeth

widow

8.00

Morganton

Buncombe

155,259

Jun 1872

Ray, Jas. A.

inj. Back & chest, dis. heart

8.00

Barnardsville

Buncombe

199,357

Dec 1881

Reed, Sam'l

chr. diar.

8.00

Vest's

Cherokee

122,159

----

Reid, Elbert

dis. liv. & kid., reslt. of measles & malarial poison.

4.00

Vest's

Cherokee

217,624

Aug 1882

Roberson, Wyatt

chr. bronch.

4.00

Vest's

Cherokee

108,737

Mar 1871

Robinson, Rachel

widow 1812

8.00

Webster

Jackson

5,067

Apr 1873

Rogers, Mary

widow 1812

8.00

Murphy

Cherokee

32,513

Jun 1882

Rogers, Wm. R.

paraly. agitans

6.00

Franklin

Macon

223,415

Dec 1882

Scott, Mary Ann

widow 1812

8.00

Valley Town

Cherokee

26,844

Sep 1879

Smith, Margaret R.

widow 1812

8.00

French Broad

Buncombe

7,092

Jun 1878

Smith, Rosamond

mother

8.00

Persimmon Creek

Cherokee

196,510

Jun 1882

Suthers, Ellen

widow

8.00

Cherokee

Swain

131,207

May 1876

Swanger, Rebecca A.

widow

8.00

Pigeon Valley

Haywood

104,331

Dec 1867

Thompson, Jane P.

widow

8.00

Charleston

Swain

1,075

Jan 1869

Turnbill, Mary B.

mother

8.00

Hayesville

Clay

149,673

Mar 1873

Urban, Annie M.

widow

20.00

Morganton

Buncombe

153,435

Sep 1871

Walton, Martha M.

widow 1812

8.00

Bridgewater

Buncombe

25,396

Jul 1879

Welch, Dan'l

surv. 1812

8.00

Hominy Creek

Buncombe

20,204

Jan 1873

Wells, Benson W.

amp. l. arm above elbow

24.00

Highlands

Macon

11,585

Sep 1874

Williams, Sam'l F.

injury to abdomen

6.00

Barnardsville

Buncombe

9,380

----

Witt, Rufus M.

loss r. eye, eff. small-pox

4.00

Pigeon Valley

Haywood

101,208

Dec 1869

Wood, Margaret

widow 1812

8.00

Barnardsville

Buncombe

26,158

Aug 1879

 

Extracted by Kirk Stephens
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