EXECUTIVE DOCUMENTS, 2ND SESSION, 47TH CONGRESS.
LIST OF PENSIONERS ON ROLLS JANUARY 1883.
The Spokane Public Library has the four volumes under the call number of Gen973.74 United.
In this listing Raymond J. Fisher extracted only those names from Washington Territory and Idaho Territory. He also extracted only part of the information and it appeared in the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society BULLETIN in June 1982 as "Index to Washington and Idaho Pensioners on The Roll Jan. 1, 1893"(sic). But the volumes contained much more information and are worth reading as pensioners are listed for the following states:
Vol. 1--Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts,
Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, District of Columbia
Vol. 2--New York, Pennsylvania
Vol. 3--Ohio, Illinois, Iowa
Vol. 4--Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, California,
Oregon, Nevada, Indian Territory (Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, Pickens, Seminole, Upper
Arkansas Agency, Wichita Agency, Nations unknown), Dakota Territory, New Mexico Territory,
Montana Territory, Washington Territory, Idaho Territory, Utah Territory, Arizona Territory,
Alaska Territory, Wyoming Territory
The information is arranged alphabetically by county within each state or territory, then alphabetically by each town or city within the counties.
The columns show the following:
certificate number, name, post office address, cause for which pensioned, monthly rate received, date of original allowance.
An example of one of the entries in Volume 4 page 844 looks like this--
Washington Territory, Columbia County
#150,618...Huber, Frank...Anatone...scurvey & rheuma...$18...Nov. 1880
Be aware that as county boundaries changed and states added new counties, the listing appears to be inaccurate; however, remember that the year was 1883. The above example lists the town as Anatone in Columbia County. Today you will find that town in Asotin County. It did not move but the new county of Asotin came into being much later than 1883.
submitted to EWGS Digital Digest in 2012
by Jeanne Polumsky Coe