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Currituck County, NC
Confederate Pension Applications
1885-1901 & 1901-1947
Transcribed & submitted by John B. McGowan
Source: North Carolina State Archives: Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS)

The first general pension law in North Carolina for Confederate veterans and widows was passed in 1885 and was restricted to veterans with serious injuries, e.g., lost a leg, lost an eye, or the widows of veterans who died in service. There were about 5,000 applications statewide under this pension. The second, more general, pension was in 1901 and there were about 40,000 applications statewide under this pension.

Below, arranged alphabetically, are those veterans and widows from Currituck County who made application for Confederate Pensions during 1885 thru 1900 (MARS ID # 5.21) and for 1901 and afterwards (MARS ID # 5.22). Veterans and widows could apply under both pensions, and some did.

If your ancestor or his widow applied for a Confederate pension in North Carolina, copies of applications for both the 1885 and the 1901 schemes are held by the NC Archives in Raleigh. Look at the NC Archives Web Site for further information. For a brief history of the Pension Bureau, see the recently published Guide to Research Materials in the North Carolina State Archives: State Agency Records.

When requesting a Veteran's or Widow's pension file, please request only one at a time, submit the MARS ID #, the Veteran's or Widow's Name, and their County of Residence. Mail your request to the North Carolina State Archives, 4614 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-4614.  NC residents may send requests by FAX: (919) 733-1354, or by email: archives@ncmail.net.  A small fee is required for out-of-state residence.

Pension Bureau: Act of 1885 Pension Applications

Files numbered 5.21 are for Applications made between 1885 to 1900.

Mars ID # Name Years Remarks
5.21.12.31 Cooper, W. A. (see 1901 table below) 1885 - 1900  
5.21.15.31  Dowdy, Edmond (see 1901 table below) 1885 - 1900  
5.21.15.74 Dunton, Joseph S. 1885 - 1900  
5.21.17.33 Evans, James (see 1901 table below) 1885 - 1900  
5.21.32.8 Lane, William Preston 1885 - 1900  
5.21.51.8 Sikes, William 1885 - 1900 Widow: Susan Sikes
5.21.55.29 Taylor, M. C. (see 1901 table below) 1885 - 1900  
5.21.60.39 Wicker, Christopher W. (see 1901 table below)
[Submitted by Cindy Scott, gg-granddaughter]
1885 - 1900 [Image 1]  [Image 2]  [Image 3]

Pension Bureau: Act of 1901 Pension Applications

Files numbered 5.22 are for Applications made between 1901 to 1947.

Mars ID # Name Years Remarks
5.22.1.5 Abbott, John K. 1929 1930 1937 Three widows' applications for Emma Jane [West] Abbott
(A letter referring to the soldier's parole on Roanoke Island and to a widows' application for Elvira Newbern)
5.22.9.3 Ansell, Andrew J., Sr. 1904 1909 One soldiers' application
One widows' application for Rebecca Ansell
5.22.13.17 Aydlett, Thomas D. 1921 One widows' application for Mary F. Aydlett (Soldier served in the Virginia State Troops)
5.22.17.3 Ballance, Caleb 1924  
5.22.17.6 Ballance, Robert 1904 1906 One soldiers' application
One widows' application for Henrietter Balance
5.22.17.7 Ballance, S. S. 1909   
5.22.18.60 Barco, William T. 1905 1907 One soldiers' application from Currituck County
One widows' application for Sarah J. Barco from Camden County
5.22.22.48 Bartlett, John 1904  
5.22.24.71 Baum, T. T. 1907  
5.22.26.26 Beasley, Joseph W. 1907 Applicant served in the Confederate Navy
5.22.27.50 Belanga, Silva 1902  
5.22.30.52 Berry, John A. 1903  
5.22.41.76 Brabble, John W. 1904 1924 1933 One soldiers' application
Two widows' applications for Adeline Brabble
5.22.46.67 Bright, T. S. 1904  
5.22.46.68 Bright, Thomas J. 1908 1926 One soldiers' application
One widows' application for Mary F. Bright (Soldier served in the Virginia State Troops)
5.22.54.65 Brumsey, John W. 1909 1925 One soldiers' application
One widows' application for Margaret Brumsey
5.22.64.19 Caffee, James M. 1908 Soldier served in the Virginia State Troops
5.22.68.37 Capps, Charles Tom 1910 1930 1931 One soldiers' application
Two widows' applications for Ida V. Capps (Soldier served in the Virginia State Troops)
5.22.75.18 Caton, James S. 1903 1909 One soldiers' application
One widows' application for Adelia Caton
5.22.86.38 Coffee, James M. 1920 One widows' application for Mrs. James M. Coffee (Soldier served in the Virginia State Troops)
5.22.90.7 Combs, John 1901  
5.22.93.42 Cooper, W. A. (see 1885 table above) 1901 Soldier served in the Virginia State Troops  [Image 1]  [Image 2]
5.22.94.5 Corbell, A. 1909  
5.22.95.23 Cotter, Q. T. 1904 1913 One soldiers' application
One widows' application for Orpah Cotter
5.22.96.54 Cox, Jabius 1904 One widows' application for Margaret Cox
5.22.96.60 Cox, Jerome B. 1908 1925 1949 One soldiers' application
Two widows' applications for Mollie E. Van Nostrand Cox
5.22.119.21  Dowdy, C. [Caleb] G. 1902 1912 One soldiers' application  [Image 1 - Image 2]
One application to the Home for the Disabled  [Image 1 - Image 2 - Image 3 - Image 4 - Image 5]
5.22.119.22  Dowdy, Edmond (see 1885 table above) 1908 [Image 1]  [Image 2]
5.22.119.24  Dowdy, George W. 1903 1904 One widows' application for Sarah E. Dowdy (Mention is made of a pension for A. J. Ansell, Sr.)
5.22.119.64  Doxey, H. D. 1909  
5.22.121.3 Dudley, Mathias 1903  
5.22.114.43 Dunton, Joseph S. 1901
1927
Applicant served in the Confederate Navy [Image 1]  [Image 2]
Widow's application for Hannah Dunton  [Image 1 - Image 2 - Image 3]
       
5.22.130.35 Ellis, Richard M. J. 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1909 One soldiers' application from Beaufort County
One soldiers' application from Chowan County
Two soldiers' applications from Currituck County
 
One application to the Home for the Disabled from Pasquotank Co.
One application to the Home for the Disabled from Norfolk Co., Va.
5.22.133.32 Evans, Henry   1906  
5.22.133.47 Evans, James B. (see 1885 table above) 1901 1906 1910 1917 1926 Two soldiers' applications  [Image 1]  [Image 2]
[Image 1]  [Image 2]
Two applications to the Home for the Disabled  [Image 1]  [Image 2]  [Image 3]
[Image 1]  [Image 2]  [Image 3]  [Image 4]
One widows' application for Frances Evans [Image 1]  [Image 2]
5.22.133.51 Evans, Jesse 1921 One widows' application for Polly Evans
5.22.137.58 Ferebee, Enoch D. 1903  
5.22.142.65 Forbes, Adam 1908 One widows' application for Ellen Forbes
5.22.186.39 Hayes, Joseph 1909 1912 Two soldiers' applications (Indication that soldier lived in Gates County prior to applying for pension)
5.22.189.70 Henderson, J. S. 1901 1908 1909 Three soldiers' applications
5.22.195.73 Hill, Sylvester 1907 1909 Two soldiers' applications
5.22.203.49 Holt, E. W. 1906 Soldier served in the Virginia State Troops
5.22.210.23 Hubbard, J. T. 1902  
5.22.221.46 Jarvis, Alexander V. 1909 1925 One soldiers' application
One widows' application for Mary Jarvis
5.22.221.47 Jarvis, Cornelius 1907 Applicant is a black man who joined Co. B, 8th Regt. NC Troops
5.22.230.44 Jones, Isaac 1907  
5.22.240.20 Kight, Noah 1905  
5.22.241.12 Kindsey, William Haywood 1909 Soldier served in the Virginia State Troops
5.22.254.33 Lee, J. B. 1904  
5.22.256.79 Lewark, John H. 1926 One widows' application for Addie M. Lewark
 5.22.259.4 Lindsay, William 1898 One application to the Home for the Disabled
5.22.291.67  Mercer, Jesse M. 1907  
5.22.291.68 Mercer, John 1908  
5.22.305.45 Morrisett, Cason 1909 One widows' application for Mary Morrisett
5.22.313.22 Newbern, Walter S. 1929 One widows' application for Elvira Newbern
5.22.324.27 Parker, Cornelius 1901 One widows' application for Susan Parker (Soldier served in the Virginia State Troops)
5.22.333.35 Perry, Dempsey 1907  
5.22.341.31 Pool, Luke 1909 1917 One soldiers' application
One widows' application for Nancy Pool
5.22.365.22  Roberts, Richard 1909 One widows' application for Sarah A. Roberts
5.22.375.11 Sanders, John 1913  
5.22.375.43  Sanderson, Thomas 1901 One widows' application for Mary A. Sanderson
5.22.376.70  Saunders, Thomas 1921 One widows' application for Hall Saunders
5.22.377.35 Sawyer, Levin B. 1906 1914 One soldiers' application
One widows' application for Welthy L. Sawyer
5.22.379.69 Sears, Thomas L. 1906  
5.22.390.80 Simpson, Joseph 1904  
5.22.392.18 Sivilles, L. S. 1910 1913 Two soldiers' applications (Mention is made of Virginia veteran C. T. Capps)
5.22.392.20 Sivills, Samuel 1912 1938 Two widows' applications for Susan Sivills
5.22.398.6 Smith, Malachi 1915 1926 One soldiers' application
One widows' application for Love A. Smith
5.22.405.32 Spry, Jesse 1901 1909 Two soldiers' applications
5.22.410.14 Stevens, Joseph W. 1925 One widows' application for Bettie B. Stevens
5.22.420.41 Tatem, T. C. 1915 One application to the Home for the Disabled
5.22.420.42 Tatem, W. B. 1908  
5.22.422.30 Taylor, M. C. (see 1885 table above) 1901  
5.22.430.33   Tillitt, Edward 1908 1923 One soldiers' application
One widows' application for Genora H. Tillitt
5.22.442.25 Walker, G. B. 1908  
5.22.443.32 Walker, W. O. 1908 1925 One soldiers' application
One widows' application for Mary E. Walker
5.22.448.49 Waterfield, John C. 1903 1909 One soldiers' application
One widows' application for Sarah Waterfield
5.22.458.21 White, Kenneth R. 1911 1917 1920 One application to the Home for the Disabled from Currituck Co.
Two applications to the Home for the Disabled
5.22.460.63 Wicker, C. [Christopher] W.
(see 1885 table above)
1901 1909 Two soldiers' applications (Soldier served in the Virginia State Troops) [Image 1]  [Image 2]  [Image 3]
[Image 1]  [Image 2
[Submitted by Cindy Scott, gg-granddaughter]
5.22.465.42 Williams, John J. 1901 1912 Two soldiers' applications
5.22.475.29 Woodhouse, M. E. 1910  
5.22.477.62 Wright, John E. 1901  
5.22.477.73 Wright, Major 1909 One widows' application for Sarah Wright
5.22.478.15 Wright, Wilson 1908  

92 Records Listed

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