3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 25, 2020 12:28 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking clarification of John Jackson's pension form

    Darrick Jackson Newbie

      I'm would like some clarification on this pension form. From the form, it looks like his wife applied for benefits in 1895, however I know that he was alive in 1900. Could she have applied before he died for some reason? I'm 98% sure this is my ancestor as I can't believe there were two John H Jackson's from Battle Creek, MI who married a woman named Ella. But the date discrepancy is bothering me. Any help understanding this form would be helpful.

      Civil War pension form for John H Jackson

        • Re: Seeking clarification of John Jackson's pension form
          Elliot Schneider Navigator

          Darrick,

           

          It is never impossible I've seen lots of things on forms. Let me ask you when looking at his service Co. B 102nd Colored Infantry. I have also come across his musters rolls that are consistent with this pension card.

           

          Also found 1900 Census here is what is listed on the 1900 census for family. However here is a link to a website shows his death at 1895. Check out headstone

           

          https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/15326690/john-henry-jackson

           

           

           

           

           

           

          Household

           

          Role

          Sex

          Age

          Birthplace

           

          John H Jackson

           

          Head

          Male

          61

          Michigan

           

          Ella Jackson

           

          Wife

          Female

          46

          Michigan

           

          Robert Jackson

           

          Son

          Male

          5

          Michigan

           

          Arther Jackson

           

          Son

          Male

          18

          Michigan

           

          Martha Sena

           

          Boarder

          Female

          43

          Indiana

           

           

           

          Hope this helps,

           

          Elliot Schneider

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          • Re: Seeking clarification of John Jackson's pension form
            Jason Atkinson Pioneer

            Dear Mr. Jackson,

             

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

             

            The document you located is an index to a pension file. The full pension file may provide further information that explains the discrepancy. Based on the dates, the full pension file for him that corresponds to the index card could be at either National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) or the National Archives in St. Louis (RL-SL). To request a search for the file, please email both RDT1 at Archives1reference@nara.gov and RL-SL at stl.archives@nara.gov. Please attach copies of the index card to your emails. If RDT1 or RL-SL locate a copy of the file, they will provide information on how to purchase a copy.

             

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            We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!