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Dare Co., NC Confederate Pension Records
[Contributed by Michael Schoettle]

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 Dare County who made application for Confederate Pensions for 1901 and afterwards.

If your ancestor or his widow applied for a Confederate pension in North Carolina, copies of applications 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: A small fee is required for all out-of-state residence.

Source: North Carolina State Archives: Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS).

Last First MI Askew Williamson   1913 One widows' application for Annie M. Askew Barnett James J 1909 1937 1938 One solders' application; two widows' applications for Ollie Frances Barnett Basnight Lemuel   1903 Bateman Edward D 1931 Beasley Stephen   1911 Beasley Waitman   1901 1909 Two soldiers' applications Bess L B 1901 Dailey Benjamin B 1909 Daniels Benjamin T 1931 1938 Two widow's applications for Sarah Frances Daniels Daniels Samuel M 1908 One widows' application for W. Jane Daniels Daniels Thomas W 1907 Dunton Joseph  S 1927 One widows' application for Hannah Dunton; veteran served in the Confederate Navy Etheridge Amos R 1907 1910 1917 One soldiers' application; two applications to the Home for the Disabled Evans John W 1917 Forbes S T 1908 Garrison Jonathan T 1908 Homer John Q 1901 Jones A W 1922 One widows' application for Martha A. Jones Laughinghouse Thomas   1909 1920 One soldiers' application from Dare County; one application to the Home for the Disabled from Craven County Mann Jonathan   1910 Meekings John W 1905 Meekins Ephraim M   1901  
5.22.348.48 Pugh James   1901  
5.22.374.71 Sanderline Daniel S 1901  
5.22.399.3 Smith S D 1901 Mention is made of pensioners S.T. Forbes and Jonathan Garrison
5.22.417.30 Sutton L H 1901  
5.22.431.43 Toler Thomas T 1907  

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