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List of Pensioners on the Roll
Kent County, Michigan - 1883

List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 - Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Which Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, and the Date of Original Allowance, United States Pension Bureau Senate - Executive Document 84, Parts 1-5.

This list is taken from the official Pension Roll of 1883, the major genealogical source for Civil War and War of 1812 pensioners. Pensioners are listed by post office address, and in no apparent order after that. Use our search engine to look for a name if you're not sure where your ancestor was located.
 


Pensioners
Ada - Alaska - Alpine - Alton - Austerlitz

Belmont - Bowen Station - Bowne - Byron Centre

Caledonia Station - Cannonsburg - Cascade - Casnovia - Corinth - Cortland Centre

Cedar Springs

Edgerton - Englishville - Fisher's Station

Grand Rapids, Part 1

Grand Rapids, Part 2

Grand Rapids, Part 3

Grand Rapids, Part 4

Grant - Grandville - Grattan - Griswold

Hammond - Keller - Kent City - Labarge - Lockwood

Lowell

Mill Creek - Oakfield Centre - Ross

Rockford

Sand Lake

Sparta Centre

Spencer's Mills - Whitneyville


Other helpful information

 
Abbreviations:
abd. - abdomen, abdominal
ampt. - amputation
chr. - chronic
chron. - chronic
debil. - debilitation, debilitating
dep. - dependent
dept. - dependent
diarr. - diarrhea
dis. - disease
do. - "ditto"
ft. - foot
g.s.w. - gun shot wound
ind. - index
inj. - injury
l. - left
lft. - left
mal. - ??
mid. - middle
paral. - paralysis
par'l. - partial
part. - partial
port'n - portion
r. - right
res'g. - resulting
result. - resulting
rheum. - rheumatism
s.w. - saber wound (?)
surv. - survivor (?)
vis. - viscera
w. - wound
wd. - wound
Unfamiliar Medical Terms:
Anchylosis - stiffness or fixation of a joint; formation of a stiff joint.
Dyspepsia - A general set of symptoms which are believed to have their cause somewhere in the upper part of the gastro-intestinal tract.
Hemiplegia - One side only.
Pleurisy - Inflammation of the pleura, the lining of the chest cavity. Symptoms are chills, fever, dry cough, and pain in the affected side.
Highest pension rates:
$72.00 - ampt. both feet
$72.00 - total blindness (2)
$50.00 - g.s.w.r. side of head & resulting insanity
$50.00 - chr. diarr. & res. l. hemiplegia
$50.00 - inj. to abdomen & epilepsy
Oddities:
Sarah Friend - cause for which pensioned: "act. June 3, 1858"
(Anybody know what act this is?)

Document Source: See above.
Total names: 541
URL: http://kent.migenweb.net/pensioners1883/index.html
Transcriber: Jennifer Godwin

Created: 29 March 2000[an error occurred while processing this directive]

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