Thursday, August 25, 2011

Is Your Ancestor In My Ancestor's Pension File?

While analyzing the Luttrell pension file, I couldn't help but wonder if Hugh had provided an affidavit for somebody else. This in turn got me thinking that maybe somebody would love to know about their ancestor's affidavit in the Luttrell pension file.

During my series on "Rachel Luttrell and Her Widow's Pension Woes," I mentioned just a few people but there are many more. Some of these people provide excellent statements about their own lives, regarding where they were living during a certain time, occupations, and their social lives. So I've decided to list the people who provided affidavits for Rachel Luttrell.

The list will first state the person's name, age, place, and date affidavit was given. Some gave more than one affidavit, which will be in parentheses.

Chas E. Spedden, age 49, Osceola, St. Clair County, Missouri; 25 March, 1892.

A.B. Brock, age 58, Osceola, St. Clair County, Missouri; 29 February 1892.

R.J. Morrison, age 58, Pawnee Station, Bourbon County, Kansas; 2 May 1889. (2 pages)

Fritz Klocksen, age 46, Pawnee Station, Bourbon County, Kansas; 24 August 1888. (2 pages)

W. C. Human, age 52, Delta, Shoshone County, Idaho; 8 June 1889. (2 pages)

W. J. Hutton, age 43, Osceola, St. Clair County, Missouri; 10 September 1888.

E. J. Falwell, age 70, Pawnee Station, Bourbon County, Kansas; 19 September 1889.

Wm. H. Longshore, age 48, Pawnee Station, Bourbon County, Kansas; 23 August 1889.

Allen L. Swain, age 48, Pawnee Station, Bourbon County, Kansas; 23 August 1889.

G. C. Chaney M.D., age 45, Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas; 25 April 1890.

Philip Polling, age 51, Pawnee Station, Bourbon County, Kansas; 23 February 1891. (2 pages)

Judge Thomas Henley, age 63, Osceola, St. Clair County, Missouri; 10 September 1888.

Mrs. Manda Schmuck, age 65, Pawnee Station, Bourbon County, Kansas; 12 October 1888.

Geo. W. Barton, age 63, Pawnee Station, Bourbon County, Kansas; 12 October 1888.

Ferd Brother, age 55, Bunker Hill, Macoupin County, Illinois; 16 March 1889.

W. J. Renfro, age 37, Pawnee Station, Bourbon County, Kansas; 2 October 1889.

John Obrine, age 36, Pawnee Station, Bourbon County, Kansas; no date recorded.

W. S. Wallace, age 24, Hiattville, Bourbon County, Kansas; no date recorded.

Amanda Reed, age 57, Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas; 24 June 1890.

Sarah Keyser, age 49, Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas; 24 June 1890.

Christine Daniels, age 65, Osceola, St. Clair County, Missouri; 23 April 1890.

M. J. Salter, age 57, Pawnee Station, Bourbon County, Kansas; 9 March 1891.

Alfred Carpenter, age 30, Pawnee Station, Bourbon County, Kansas; 9 March 1891.

David W. Thurston, age 58, Pawnee Station, Bourbon County, Kansas; 23 February 1891.

Sarah Williamson, age 47, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; 27 April 1891.

If you think this is your ancestor then please contact me and I will happily scan the page and send it to you via email.




2 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful idea! I need to do this when I get around to processing the pension files I looked at this summer - though I know I didn't record each affidavit. Something to remember for next time!

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  2. Very interesting, I guess it DOES take a village...But a great place to look for more information.

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