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Where, in the National Archives, is information kept on cancelled Civil War pensions provided to family members of deceased veterans?

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on 2016-01-20 09:14:04

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by kaschreifels on 2016-01-24 16:05:15

Civil War pension records can be found at the Archives Research center in Washington D.C. WWII records can be found at Archives in College Park, Maryland. I don't believe you can find the information on line. If you can provide me with a name the next time I am doing research at the archives in D.C. I can look up the information for you.

by kirbycraw on 2016-01-25 14:45:08

Thanks for the response. I'm actually trying to find the burial site and death date of Lucy Craw (1801-?). She was my great,great,great grandmother, and the mother of Jacob W. Craw who died at the Germantown, Pa. Hospital in 1864. She applied for, and received a pension of $8/mo. for Jacob which was listed as commencing 21 November 1864.
Lucy lived in Argentine, Genesee Co., Michigan, on the family farm. I have her listed on the 1870 Census living next to her eldest son Ashley and his family. I cannot find any reference to her after that date. I know that her son Ashley moved to Clam Lake (now Cadillac), Wexford Co., Michigan in 1872. She is not on the 1880 Census with Ashley's family. I've checked the cemetery records for the surrounding area of Argentine,to no avail. I know that she had relatives in Michigan, Indiana, and New York. I have records for her application for the pension, but no record of when the pension was stopped. I am assuming that the postmaster, or someone else would have notified the mail carrier that Lucy had died, and returned the pension. The Government should have noted that information somewhere. I am trying to locate the village or town of the last payment, and the year, and any other information that may be available. Lucy Craw's pension application number was 109,593. Jacob was a private in the 16th Michigan Volunteers.

by kaschreifels on 2016-01-27 19:50:49

I will be in D.C. Feb 9-17 so with this information I believe I should be able to find the information you are looking for. I am assuming your relative is Jacob W Craw who died 25 Nov 1864 buried in the national cemetery in Philadelphia section D grave 269 he was orig bur odd fellows PA. I am not sure if I have the right person since find a grave lists parents as Israel Craw and Lucy Tallman. I am not sure if I should be looking for Israel or Jacob. There is a Lucy Craw with a birthdate if 8 June 1801 Oswego County, New York place if death Argentune, Genesee County, Michigan. Spouse Israel: children Jacob W.; Kirby; Ashley Tallman Craw.

by kirbycraw on 2016-01-28 08:52:43

Lucy Tallman Craw is the mother of Jacob W. Craw. Jacob was the veteran.Lucy was receiving the pension for Jacob's death. I'm trying to find the date that the pension 109,593, was terminated, and where. That will tell me where Lucy might be buried. She does not list anywhere in Argentine cemetery records.

by kaschreifels on 2016-01-29 17:21:04

I will let you know what I find. Do you want me to copy the full file? Her info as well as Jacob's. You would be amazed at all the info you can find in these files.

by kirbycraw on 2016-01-29 20:07:34

I have her application files for the pension, which includes statements from neighbors and family. I have the letter from the medical officer sent to her when Jacob died. If there is anything other then those items, I would appreciate a copy.

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