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Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883

These pension rolls were transcribed by Don Wherry for the Iowa Jones site.

On December 8, 1882, the United States Senate passed a resolution requiring an enumeration of persons collecting military pensions from the Federal government.

The resultant document, while not nearly so large as a census, was still massive. It was subdivided by state, and by county within each state. Within each county were listed the number of the certificate granting the pension, the names of each person receiving a pension as of January 1, 1883, the Post Office through which the pension payment was received, a highly abbreviated description of the reason for which the pension was approved, the amount of the monthly payment, and the date the first payment was made to the specific pensioner. In each county, entries were grouped by Post Office (in alphabetic order). The names of pensioners at each Post Office were listed in no discernable order.

The information presented below is contained in Volume III, which is devoted entirely to Iowa. A gentleman named Larry Kinyon has independently transcribed all 4 volumes of the Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883. In the course of his mammoth transcription, he compiled a brief but helpful list of the commonest abbreviations encountered in the "Cause for which pensioned" column.

The tables below list Jones county pensioners alphabetically, for each Post Office. The original listing contained a multitude of "do" entries, an equivalent at the time to modern ditto-marks. These have been expanded into their referents to facilitate reorganization of the list. With the data grouped into individual tables by Post Office, the column identifying "Post-office address" was omitted from the tabulations as redundant. The rightmost column is not a feature of the original list. It identifies the number of the entry in the order of original listing for the county (which was alphabetized only by Post Office).

Anamosa Post Office
Bowen's Prairie Post Office
Centre Junction Post Office
Fairview Post Office
Garfield Post Office
Hale Village Post Office
Langworthy Post Office
Martelle Post Office
Monticello Post Office
Olin Post Office
Onslow Post Office
Oxford Mills Post Office
Scotch Grove Post Office
Viroqua Post Office
Wyoming Post Office
 






Amber Post Office

No. of
Certificate

Pensioner
Surname

Pensioner
Given Name


Cause for which pensioned

Monthly
Rate
Date of
Original
Allowance
Entry in
Original
Listing
127,407 Blood Orrin T. injury to abdomen $6.00 -- 1
173,690 Green Wm. H. aff. of back & chest fr. meas. $6.00 Sept., 1880 2
Anamosa Post Office

No. of
Certificate

Pensioner
Surname

Pensioner
Given Name


Cause for which pensioned

Monthly
Rate
Date of
Original
Allowance
Entry in
Original
Listing
220,946 Annent Wm. H. rheumatism $4.00 Nov., 1882 44
31,642 Barnard Jno. H. inj. of lft. foot $14.00 -- 46
156,169 Barnard Wm. injury to abdomen $8.00 Oct., 1878 15
42,633 Benskotre Valentine W. paralysis $8.00 May, 1865 61
183,952 Brown Jas. J. injury to abdomen $8.00 Mar., 1881 48
29,240 Brown Mary widow 1812 $8.00 May, 1880 35
213,945 Buckner Thos. rheumt. and diarrh. $6.00 June, 1882 47
106,117 Bunce Celia dep. mother $8.00 Jan., 1868 60
173,709 Burlingham Prosper M. chr. diarrhea $6.00 Sept., 1880 50
16,062 Cleveland Anna widow $8.00 Feb., 1867 25
174,357 Clymer Chas. chr. rheumatism $6.00 Oct., 1880 55
14,063 Clymer Elizabeth widow 1812 $8.00 Jan., 1879 34
14,790 Cook Elizabeth dep. mother $8.00 Feb., 1864 43
33,637 Cook Wm. inj. back, breast, & lft. thigh $4.00 -- 7
174,996 Cooper Francis chr. diarrhea $6.00 Oct., 1881 54
116,660 Crane Carso chr. diarrhea $12.00 -- 5
183,353 Crane Jennie B. widow $12.00 Mar., 1879 57
7,445 Crane Sarah widow 1812 $8.00 July, 1878 32
72,124 Curtis Mortimer M. heart disease $5.33 -- 53
132,187 Curttright Elias inj. to left hip $4.00 -- 6
22,101 Darrow Geo. W. wd. finger & arm $2.00 -- 8
128,138 Davis Wm. H. g. s. w. lft. breast
and rt. hand
$8.00 -- 56
78,446 Dott Robt. chr. diarrh. & inj. to back $6.00 -- 3
217,239 Dunklee Freeman S. g. s. w. of lft. thigh $4.00 Aug., 1882 28
119,924 Fall Geo. W. g. s. w. of r. leg $10.00 -- 4
174,727 Fish Wm. B. chr. rheumatism $18.00 Oct., 1880 45
73,913 Flannery Hannora widow $8.00 May, 1865 26
141,746 Gill Ewd. result of scurvy $4.00 -- 37
153,200 Hall Eugene V. A. g. s. w. of both thighs $6.00 -- 51
23,611 Hall Henry -- $8.00 July, 1878 18
28,724 Hanan Preston sunstroke $11.25 -- 62
79,061 Healey Robt. varicose veins lft. leg & foot $18.00 -- 20
60,406 Holcomb Cyrus g. s. w. of lft. leg $6.00 -- 9
22,140 Huggins Wm. -- $8.00 June, 1878 19
34,995 Jackells Wm. O. wd. rt. shoulder $18.00 -- 21
18,269 Joslin Ann widow $8.00 Feb., 1863 27
6,851 Joslin Candace -- $8.00 Jan., 1877 31
186,804 Kemsey Matthew C. malarial poison, resltg. dis. of
nose, throat, & kidneys
$20.00 Apr., 1881 39
-- Labuwi Sarah E. widow $8.00 -- 58
73,615 Langford Orange M. chr. diarr. $15.00 -- 59
164,918 Loesbe Angelina dep. mother $8.00 May, 1874 49
19,468 Marsh Mary widow $8.00 Apr., 1864 40
148,661 Mason Pleasant R. g. s. w. of left ankle $6.00 Oct., 1877 13
125,199 McCann Elizabeth dependent mother $8.00 Feb., 1869 23
48,691 Monroe Abbie J. widow $8.00 Oct., 1863 42
151,065 Monroe Harvey H. g. s. w. of left knee $12.00 Feb., 1878 14
210,581 Northrup James g. s. w. of rt. thumb,
dis. of lungs.
$10.00 June, 1882 10
171,884 Osborn Geo. E. injury to abdomen $8.00 Aug., 1880 11
76,287 Palmer Clarissa dependent mother $8.00 June, 1866 24
80,938 Parker Antoine g. s. w. of r. breast $12.00 May, 1867 38
217,150 Phelan Dan'l J. g. s. w. lft. side of head $4.00 Aug., 1882 52
164,433 Priest Jonathan D. disease of eyes $4.00 Feb., 1880 12
7,624 Reed Acelia widow $8.00 Oct., 1863 41
44,593 Rockwood Newell P. wd. of left arm $17.00 Nov., 1864 30
70,039 Rushford Lanson g. s. w. of rt. leg $4.00 -- 22
63,671 Stewart John wd. of shoulders & back $14.00 -- 33
129,677 Templeman Ulysses T. chr. bronchitis $16.00 -- 36
13,717 Van Dusen Henry loss of left arm $24.00 -- 29
128,499 White Saml. P. sh. wd. rt. shoulder $16.00 -- 16
68,577 Yount Geo wd. of rt. arm & side $18.00 -- 17
Bowen's Prairie Post Office

No. of
Certificate

Pensioner
Surname

Pensioner
Given Name


Cause for which pensioned

Monthly
Rate
Date of
Original
Allowance
Entry in
Original
Listing
194,010 Blodgett Rebecca W. dep. mother $8.00 Jan., 1882 63
Centre Junction Post Office

No. of
Certificate

Pensioner
Surname

Pensioner
Given Name


Cause for which pensioned

Monthly
Rate
Date of
Original
Allowance
Entry in
Original
Listing
170,936 Courtney Jacob rheumt. and dis. of lungs $4.00 June, 1880 64
157,219 Espy Robt. J. g. s. w. of lft. arm $4.00 Jan., 1879 66
97,942 Hall Jas. L. wd. lft. side involving lung $18.00 -- 70
142,047 Ingram Jno. rheumatism $6.00 -- 67
171,199 McKelvey Thos. H. dis. of abdominal viscera $6.00 July, 1880 68
179,861 Preston Geo. W. measels, resltg., rheumt. and
dis. of chest and throat
$8.00 Dec., 1880 69
173,270 Sutherland Jno. g. s. w. of face and lft.
shoulder, deafness left ear
and dis. of lungs
$14.75 Sept., 1880 65
Fairview Post Office

No. of
Certificate

Pensioner
Surname

Pensioner
Given Name


Cause for which pensioned

Monthly
Rate
Date of
Original
Allowance
Entry in
Original
Listing
116,072 Bunce Ruben injury to abdomen $4.00 -- 72
192,620 Smith Jos. H. injury to abdomen $4.00 Aug., 1881 71
Garfield Post Office

No. of
Certificate

Pensioner
Surname

Pensioner
Given Name


Cause for which pensioned

Monthly
Rate
Date of
Original
Allowance
Entry in
Original
Listing
214,325 Hann Simeon chr. diarrh. and scurvy $4.00 June, 1882 73
222,932 Kavanaugh Philip g. s. w. of lft. thigh $4.00 Dec., 1882 74
Hale Village Post Office

No. of
Certificate

Pensioner
Surname

Pensioner
Given Name


Cause for which pensioned

Monthly
Rate
Date of
Original
Allowance
Entry in
Original
Listing
129,265 Demoney Benton A. g. s. w. r. shoulder $8.00 -- 79
6,153 Huston Margery A. widow $8.00 Feb., 1867 78
195,864 Sawyer Saml. rheumatism $2.00 Sept., 1881 75
191,001 Smith Burt A. dis. of eyes $6.00 June, 1881 76
165,516 Vrooman Wm. L. dis. of eyes $8.00 Mar., 1880 77
Langworthy Post Office

No. of
Certificate

Pensioner
Surname

Pensioner
Given Name


Cause for which pensioned

Monthly
Rate
Date of
Original
Allowance
Entry in
Original
Listing
1,517 Ackerman Elisha surv. 1812 $8.00 July, 1871 80
151,661 Rollins Jos. A. inj. to abdomen and back $2.00 Mar., 1878 81
Martelle Post Office

No. of
Certificate

Pensioner
Surname

Pensioner
Given Name


Cause for which pensioned

Monthly
Rate
Date of
Original
Allowance
Entry in
Original
Listing
116,161 Roston Eliphalet L. g. s. w. of rt. hip and neck $12.00 -- 84
113,296 Soper Roswell K. chr. diarrhea $6.00 -- 83
32,403 Tathwell Edwin E. wd. of rt. arm $18.00 -- 82
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