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Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883

These pension rolls were transcribed by [an error occurred while processing this directive] 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
 






Monticello Post Office

No. of
Certificate

Pensioner
Surname

Pensioner
Given Name


Cause for which pensioned

Monthly
Rate
Date of
Original
Allowance
Entry in
Original
Listing
212,039 Ackerman Isaac inj. of back, and resultg. dis.
of abdominal viscera
$6.00 June, 1882 106
14,416 Bickford Fanny widow 1812 $8.00 Jan., 1879 96
42,875 Bixby Emory I. neuralgia $3.00 -- 103
192,543 Brun Michael g. s. w. of lft. forearm $2.00 July, 1881 89
73,119 Cassady Jas. P. scurvy -- -- 108
72,685 Cheatley Margaret A. dep. mother $8.00 June, 1866 102
58,266 Darling Amy S. widow $8.00 Oct., 1867 101
207,104 Dolphin John disease of eyes $4.00 Apr., 1882 90
21,284 Downer Horace M. wd. of lft. arm $2.00 -- 107
24,267 Downer Ruth L. widow $8.00 Oct., 1867 100
64,647 Fuller Wm. wd. of lft. shoulder $6.00 -- 110
178,254 Gasseline Polly A. widow $8.00 July, 1877 111
217,916 Graves Jas. D. inj. to rt. ankle $4.00 Sept., 1882 98
146,693 Guiles Milo g. s. w. 2d finger lft. hand $1.00 -- 109
31,818 Hughes Isaac M. loss of rt. arm $18.00 -- 105
24,319 Ireland Martha widow $8.00 Sept., 1867 99
209,178 Lewis Alexander malarial poisoning, chr. diarr.,
rheumt., scurvy, and nervous
derangmt.
$4.00 Sept., 1882 88
142,854 Maurice Nicholas injury to abdomen $4.00 -- 91
38,508 McMeans Jno. W. wd. of loft shoulder $6.00 -- 85
119,160 Miller Isaac A. wd. back and arm $8.00 -- 92
78,474 Quaintance Morris A. g. s. w. lumbar reg., parl. $12.00 -- 112
112,485 Rearick Henry rheumt. and ids. of lungs $8.00 -- 93
11,651 Smith Nathan loss of lft. leg $18.00 -- 95
193,788 Stillwell Chas. J. injury to abdomen> $4.00 Aug., 1881 86
142,262 Swope Wm. E. loss of small toe rt. foot $2.00 -- 94
10,177 Tobyne Sarah widow 1812 $8.00 Oct., 1878 97
117,255 Whittemore Frank A. abscess on back and sides
of neck
$3.75 -- 104
216,131 Wright Jas. C. g. s. w. of lft. forearm $2.00 July, 1882 87
Olin Post Office

No. of
Certificate

Pensioner
Surname

Pensioner
Given Name


Cause for which pensioned

Monthly
Rate
Date of
Original
Allowance
Entry in
Original
Listing
205,949 Derr Chalkley H. injury to abdomen $6.00 Apr., 1882 124
65,174 Emerson Chas. wd. of lft. shoulder $18.00 -- 129
43,483 Glick Wm. H. wd. of rt. shoulder $8.00 -- 128
196,035 Herrick Almina widow $8.00 June, 1882 116
190,685 Holmes Mary A. widow $8.00 Jan., 1881 120
165,544 Holmes Oliver P. dis. of spine & kidneys $6.00 Mar., 1880 126
178,610 Lane Clement H. dis. of eyes $8.00 Nov., 1880 125
147,408 Lucas Benj. W. dis. of lungs $8.00 July, 1877 115
71,562 March Lusetia dependent mother $8.00 May, 1864 117
40,467 Reed Eliza dependent mother $8.00 Feb., 1865 113
214,653 Rummel David E. dis. of eyes, result loss of
sight of rt. eye.
$4.00 June, 1882 114
120,965 Sealls Edmond g. s. w. of lft. foot $4.00 -- 118
203,787 Sherman Benedict rheum't & dis. of spine $6.00 Mar., 1882 122
202,674 Simpson Jno. C. chr. diarr. & rheum. $4.00 Feb., 1882 127
167,986 Slife Jas. g. s. w. lft. foot * chr. diarrh. $8.00 May, 1880 130
107,192 Tarbox Manville inflammatory rheum. $6.00 -- 119
194,287 White Wm. g. s. w. rt. arm $4.00 Aug., 1881 123
62,105 Wolf Barbara widow $8.00 Aug., 1867 121
Onslow Post Office

No. of
Certificate

Pensioner
Surname

Pensioner
Given Name


Cause for which pensioned

Monthly
Rate
Date of
Original
Allowance
Entry in
Original
Listing
189,183 Barnhill Robt. S. dis. of lungs $8.00 May, 1881 139
44,056 Boyer Lydia widow $8.00 Aug., 1867 135
179,078 Brady Joshua J. injury to abdomen $8.00 Nov., 1880 140
31,256 Conaly Mary widow 1812 $8.00 Feb., 1881 136
17,407 Hanna Geo. A. g. s. w. lft. foot & chr. diarrh. $8.00 May, 1880 131
178,756 Henderson Jefferson minors $12.00 Sept., 1877 132
212,406 Lofer Jno. H. Borden g. s. w. of rt. leg $2.00 June, 1882 138
125,835 McDaniel Orlando g. s. w. of back $6.00 -- 133
139,920 Noyes Naaman B. injury to abdomen $8.00 -- 134
47,835 Pence Martha widow $8.00 May, 1867 137
Oxford Mills Post Office

No. of
Certificate

Pensioner
Surname

Pensioner
Given Name


Cause for which pensioned

Monthly
Rate
Date of
Original
Allowance
Entry in
Original
Listing
129,413 Allen Minerva widow $8.00 May, 1869 142
116,069 Blakely Hugh M. g. s. w. both arms $4.00 -- 144
85,164 Langan Wm. P. varicose veins rt. leg $8.00 -- 143
169,247 Morton Ezra D. chr. diarrhea $4.00 June, 1880 141
Scotch Grove Post Office

No. of
Certificate

Pensioner
Surname

Pensioner
Given Name


Cause for which pensioned

Monthly
Rate
Date of
Original
Allowance
Entry in
Original
Listing
177,501 Marshall Thomas dis. of lungs $2.00 Oct., 1880 148
23,669 McKean Ann Jane widow 1812 $8.00 May, 1879 145
178,196 Nelson Mary dependent mother $8.00 July, 1877 147
3,169 Sutherland Jane dependent mother $8.00 June, 1882 146
Viroqua Post Office

No. of
Certificate

Pensioner
Surname

Pensioner
Given Name


Cause for which pensioned

Monthly
Rate
Date of
Original
Allowance
Entry in
Original
Listing
160,808 Richstine Jacob G. grape shot wd. lft. side $3.00 Jan., 1878 149

Transcriber's Note:  Peter R. Bradshaw appears twice in the Wyoming Post Office list.  This is an artifact of the original government publication - see the different entry numbers in the rightmost column.

Wyoming Post Office

No. of
Certificate

Pensioner
Surname

Pensioner
Given Name


Cause for which pensioned

Monthly
Rate
Date of
Original
Allowance
Entry in
Original
Listing
163,103 Aldrich Henry injury to abdomen $8.00 Oct., 1879 175
196,985 Atkins. Betsey M widow $8.00 Aug., 1882 160
162,728 Bender Joshua injury to abdomen $8.00 Oct., 1879 154
221,295 Bradshaw Peter R. chr. diarrh., dis. of eyes, &
g. s. w. of rt. little finger
$6.00 Nov., 1882 153
221,295 Bradshaw Peter R. chr. diarrh., dis. of eyes, &
g. s. w. of rt. little finger
$6.00 Nov., 1882 167
166,882 Cady Harriett dependent mother $8.00 Dec., 1874 158
161,713 Calkins Rily dis. of back & chr. diarrh. $6.00 July, 1879 150
204,695 Carey Elial dis. of lungs & sunstroke,
resulting dis. of brain
$6.00 Mar., 1882 151
127,002 Cromwell Freedom D. g. s. w. of lft. hand $3.00 -- 177
207,595 Dodge Warren ch. diarrhea $4.00 Apr., 1882 155
15,780 Fairchild Elisa E. widow $8.00 Sept., 1867 169
164,676 Garrett John dependent father $8.00 Apr., 1874 173
117,199 Hart Andrew A. g. s. w. of lft. shoulder $8.00 -- 174
132,697 James Geo. W. g. s. w. lft. arm above elbow $2.00 -- 171
152,396 Johnson Chas. H. g. s. w. of lft. forearm $4.00 Apr., 1878 156
183,721 Manning Jane dependent mother $8.00 Dec., 1874 159
38,855 Marshall Thos. R. wd. of rt. foot $18.00 -- 166
18,251 McCalment Sarah widow $8.00 Dec., 1867 161
143,806 Mills Harrison T. g. s. w. of hip $4.00 Feb., 1879 178
137,262 Morse Mark H. inj. to abdomen & sore eyes $8.00 -- 157
192,868 Parshall Sam'l dis. of eyes $6.00 July, 1881 176
132,725 Sawyer Eli tenderness of spine $4.00 -- 164
10,010 Seaman Laura widow 1812 $8.00 Oct., 1878 165
82,772 Smith Sarepta H. widow $10.00 July, 1871 163
152,480 Tompkins Rufus g. s. w. of rt. lower jaw &
rt. s. of neck.
$4.00 Apr., 1878 168
188,054 Tourtelott Eleanor dependent mother $8.00 Apr., 1880 162
169,873 Williams Royal S. g. s. w. lft. hand & thigh $10.50 June, 1880 170
218,171 Woods Sam'l G. eryaipelas of face & head $4.00 Sept., 1882 152
186,405 Yard Sarah J. dependent mother $8.00 Dec., 1879 172
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