Monday, July 16, 2012

A Minor's Pension

This is the General Index to Pension Files index card for John Shores who served in Company G of the 85th Illinois Volunteer Infantry in the US Civil War.

Shores was killed in Georgia in 1864 and, according to this card, his widow received a pension fairly soon after his death as did his minor child.

We're getting copies of relevant pages from the file and will discuss the records in an upcoming issue of Casefile Clues.

And, as usual, we'll have complete citations there. This John Shores is a grandson of Thomas Johnson Rampley and Christianna DeMoss who have been discussed in Casefile Clues before.

Stay tuned.

1 comment:

  1. I look forward to seeing this. I have found pension files to be helpful, but sometimes confusing. You make them so much more understandable!