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1909 York County Confederate Pension List

After the Civil War ended, the problem of disabled Confederate soldiers and Confederate widows came before the Virginia Legislature several times. In 1888, the Legislature approved payment of pensions of widows of soldiers killed in action or who died in service and those who were severely maimed while wearing the gray. In 1900, as the veteran population aged, some restrictions were lifted. In 1902, requirements were further eased.

The procedure followed was that the veteran or widow filled out an application for a pension. This pension was then presented to a local pension board for review. If this board approved the pension, then it was sent to the Auditor of Public Accounts for payment. The pension applications were not kept at the county level. The Auditor of Public Accounts published a list annually, by county, of the recipients of these Confederate pensions. This is that list for York County in the year 1909.

The following list shows the name of the pensioner, and the act under which they were drawing benefits. Contact the Library of Virginia for copies of the actual pension application if desired.

Amory, Thomas C. 1902
Bradshaw, J. T. 1902
Charles, W. H. 1900
Firman, Sally A. 1888
Firth, Geo. W., Sr. 1902
Graves, Ann 1902
Green, Sadelia 1902
Hogge, Lewis 1902
Hogge, Maria J. 1902
Holloway, Wm. H. 1902
Hornsby, Maria B. 1902
Insley, Jas. 1902
Ironmonger, L. M. 1902
Martin, James K. 1902
Martin, Lelia A. 1902
Messeck, Z. W. 1902
Montgomery, Wm. 1902
Newton, James 1902
Shell, Henrietta 1902
Shield, W. P. 1902
Shields, Matilda M. 1902
Strand, Robert 1902
Taylor, Jane M. 1902
Teagle, Cornelius 1902
White, Mary A. 1888
Wornom, Wm. H. 1900

Information compiled by Jeff Weaver, August, 1996


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