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This is Mrs. Winecoff's application and approval for a pension.
John and Mary Winecoff marriage record from family search https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS44-DNP4?cc=1726957&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AQPSS-CFZ1
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June 1, 2020
Thank you for the response, but I'm afraid this is the wrong John and Mary Winecoff.
I was remiss in including the following information in my posting: My ancestor's name was John W. Crusoe Winecoff and his wife's maiden name was Mary S. Lytaker (Litaker). They lived in Cabarrus County and John served in the 20th NCT, Co. B.
The Winecoff family was very prolific. Cabarrus Co., especially the area around Concord, was home to a great many of them. I apologize that my inattention to detail caused you to expend time researching the wrong folks.
I'm going to try and clarify my initial post so that some other kind soul doesn't spend their efforts looking for the wrong Winecoff.
Best regards, Jan
I'm afraid that my inattention to detail in the original post has caused some confusion. "My" ancestor John W. Crusoe (Cruiser) Winecoff died of wounds he received during the Seven Days Battle in June of 1862. He was with the 20th NCT, Co. B. John was a farmer from Cabarrus County, NC. I found a newspaper account that shows him as injured and being taken from the field, along with his wounded brother Henderson, on June 27. John's Service Record shows him dying in the Richmond hospital as I mentioned in the original posting. His tombstone gives the death date as July 7, 1862, so he lingered for over a week after being injured.
The Winecoff family was very large and I should have been more specific as to the unit that John was in. He was one of four brothers who served in the CSA. Henderson was the only one survived.
I am appreciative of your efforts and will make every attempt to provide more information in the future. Lesson learned.
Hi again Jan
John's Civil War Service Records can be gotten on fold3. His name is listed as JNOWC Winecoff . I don't have a subscription to fold3...that is all the information that I could get for you.
Listed on son's, Joseph N. Winecoff, death certificate as Cruson Winecoff his wife as Mary Litaker
Marriage to Mary Lytaker
I am listing findagrave because I am confused about Mary Litaker marriage dates, showing she married both husband's in 1860??? https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/145737523/john-w_cruser-winecoff
Mary Etta Knox marriage to Caleb W. Litaker https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPSS-XMKB
Caleb Litaker family tree includes two Winecoff Children
John, Mary and Salina Winecoff in 1860 Census
Death Certificate for John and Mary's daughter Margaret J. Overcash.
Well, that is all for now.....I am still looking for widow's pension.
Best Wishes. Hope this helps
Found something interesting it says he was killed at Gettysburg. Please see his muster rolls. Please look carefully they may have done paperwork in correctly however this is your relative one document says killed at Gettysburg, and the other says Coal Harbor July of 1862 however if you look they have another listed for him being killed at Gettysburg July of 1863. If you look he was furloughed to go home for rest and recoup and was mistakenly detained on his way back to the regiment. Looks like once they saw the orders from travel and furlough they allowed him to rejoin his unit at Gettysburg thus being actually listed as killed at Gettysburg and not Cold Harbor .
Either way you have a very interesting family history. Also you maybe seeking the wrong widows pension look at the other document showing a Martha Winecoff filing March 8th 1864 file #32/136
Hope this Helps,
Dear Ms, Durecki,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located a series titled Record Books of Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Offices of the Confederate Government in the War Department Collection of Confederate Records (Record Group 109) that includes “Register of Claims Filed on Behalf on Deceased Officers or Soldiers, 1861-1865,” which may contain his widow’s settlement claim. For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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