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Civil War Pension Application

Morrison Wilson

Transcribed and Submitted by Linda Wilson


Declaration For Original Invalid Pension


State of Kentucky, Fayette County

On the 27th day of May, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty nine personally appeared before me, Clerk of the County Court, a court of record within and for the County and State aforesaid, Morrison Wilson aged 51 years, a resident near the town of Carlisle, county of Nicholas, State of Kentucky, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Morrison Wilson who was ENROLLED on  the 24th day of March, 1865, in Company "E" of the 119th Regiment of U. S. C. Infantry commanded by Capt. L. Hussey and was honorably DISCHARGED at Louisville, Ky. on the 27th day of April, 1866; that his personal description is as follows: Age 51 years; height 5 feet 5 inches; complexion, Black; hair, Black; eyes, Black.  That while a member of the organization aforesaid, in the services and in the line of his duty at Camp Nelson, in the State of Kentucky on or about the first day of June, 1865, he contracted the disease of chronic Diarrhea and Piles.  That he was treated in hospitals as follows: at Camp Nelson KY.  That he has not been employed in the military or naval service otherwise than as stated above.  That since leaving the service this applicant has resided in the Counties of Bath and Nicholas in the State of Kentucky, and his occupation has been that of a Laborer.  That prior to his entry into the service above named he was a man of good, sound, physical health, being when enrolled a laborer.  That he is now partially disabled, from, obtaining his subsistence by manual labor by reason of his injuries, above described, received in the service of the United States; and he therefore makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the invalid pension roll of the United States. 

He hereby appoints, with full power of substitution and revocation,  Benjamin Gore of Darned Kansas his true and lawful attorney to prosecute his claim.  The he has not received nor applied for a Pension.  That his Post Office Address is Carlisle county of Nicholas State of Kentucky.

Claimant's signature,  Morrison his X mark Wilson 

Attest, J. R. Spiers

C. E. Duncan


Department of the Interior

Bureau of Pensions

So Div.

No. 566130

Morrison Wilson

Co. E. 119 Reg't U.S. C. Vol. Inf.

Washington, D. C.  Apr 20, 1898


Will you kindly answer, at your earliest convenience, the questions enumerated below?  The information is requested for future use, and it may be of great value to your family.

Very respectfully,

J. L. Davenport, Commissioner.


Morrison Wilson

Carlisle, Ky

No. 1.  Are you a married man?  If so, please state your wife's full name, and her maiden name.

Answer: Yes - Eliza Ann Jones

No. 2. When, where, and by whom were you married?

Answer: about 1868 - In Bath County, by Rev. Mr. Taylor

No. 3.  What record of marriage exists?

Answer: Record filed in office of Clerk of Nicholas County Court

No. 4.  Were you previously married?  If so, please state the name of your former wife and the date and place of her death or divorce.

Answer: No

No. 5.  Have you any children living?  If so, please state their names and the dates of their birth.

Answer: Thomas, born Jan 16, 1871; Clem, born Oct 12, 1873; Callie J., born March 19, 1877

Date of reply, April 25, 1898

Morrison his X mark Wilson

Attest H B Bryson


Drop Order and Report

Department of Interior

Bureau of Pensions

Finance Division

Washington, D. C. April 4, 1907

Morrison Wilson

Certificate No. 566, 130

Service: E. 119 USC Inf.

U. S. Pension Agent, Louisville

Sir: You are hereby directed to drop from the

roll the name of the above-described pensioner

who died Mar 6, 1907

J. L. Davenport, Acting Commissioner


Commissioner of Pensions,

Sir: The name of the above-described pen-

sioner, who was last paid at $12 per

month to 4 Feb 1907, has this

day been dropped from the roll of this agency

A. S. Wood

U. S. Pension Agent

April 6, 1907



Declaration For Widow's Pension

State of Kentucky

County of Nicholas

On this 18 day of March A. D. one thousand nine hundred and seven personally appeared before me a Notary Public for the county and state aforesaid Eliza Wilson, aged 63 years, who being duly sworn accord to law, declares that she is the widow of Morrison Wilson, who enlisted under the name of Morrison Wilson at Mt Sterling Ky on the 24 day of March, A. D. 1865, in Company E, 119 Regt U. S. C. Infty and served at least ninety days in the late of the rebellion, and who was honorably discharged on the 27th day of April 1866, and died on the 6th day of March 1907 at Carlisle Kentucky.  That she was married under the name of Eliza Ann Jones to said Morrison Wilson by Rev. Taylor in Bath County, Ky there being no legal barrier to said marriage. Parties were married while both were slaves, which marriage was ratified as here enclosed Certificate of Nicholas County Court Clerk. 

That she has not remarried since the death of the said Morrison Wilson.  That she is without means of support than her daily labor. 

The names and dates of birth of all the children now living under sixteen years of age of the soldier by herself are as follows: None

That she has not heretofore applied for pension.

That her post office address is Carlisle county of Nicholas, State of Kentucky

Claimant's Signature Eliza her X mark Wilson

Attest: Albert Feeback

Owen Allen


Pension Dropped

Department of the Interior

Bureau of Pension


Feb. 26, 1919

Certificate No. 631, 986

Class: Act of April 19 1908

Pensioner: Eliza Wilson

Sir: I have the honor to report that the name of

the above-described pensioner who was last

paid at $25, to Nov. 4, 1918

has this day been dropped from the roll be-

cause of death Feb 2, 1919


W. N. Crumpwell

Chief, Finance Division






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