The Resource Pension registers

Pension registers

Label
Pension registers, 1888-1930
Title
Pension registers
Inclusive dates
1888-1930
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Contains seventeen volumes of pension registers arranged by locality, then alphabetically by pensioner from 1888 to 1927. Most of the volumes include the name of the pensioner, amount of pension, date of payment, and amount of payment
  • Pension Registers, 1888-1911 (3 v.). Includes pensioners under the act of 1888. These registers include county number, name, register number, amount of pension by class (1st-3rd), rank, company, & regiment, post office, month, and datev and amount of pension payment
  • Pension Registers, 1900-1911 (3 v.). Includes pensioners under the act of 7 March 1900 who have been certified by the Circuit or Corporation Court to be entitled to relief provided by the act of 2 April 1902. These registers include county number, name, amount of pension by class (partial disability, total disability, loss of limb, loss of two limbs or both eyes, widow of soldier who died during the war, or widow of soldier who died since the war), and dates and amount of pension payment
  • Pension Registers, 1902-1912 (4 v.). Includes county number, name, amount of pension by class (A-F), dates & amount of pension payment, age, disability, residence, and date application
  • Pension Register, 1912-1921 (1 v.). Includes pensioners under the act of 5 March 1888 and subsequent special acts and the act of 7 March 1900. This register is arranged by locality, thenn by act (e.g. 1888, 1900, 1902), then alphabetically by pensioner. The register includes the roll number, name, act, rating amount, and date and amount of pension payments
  • Pension Registers, 1913-1918 (2 v.). Includes pensioners under the act of 2 April 1902 and amendments. These registers include the roll number, name, date approved, rating amount, and date and amount of pension payments
  • Pension Registers, 1918-1924 (2 v.). Includes pensioners under the act of 28 February 1918 and amendments. These registers include the roll number, name, date approved, rating amount, and date and amount of pension payments
  • Pension Registers, 1924-1930 (2 v.). Includes pensioners under the act of 14 March 1924 and previous acts. These registers include roll number, name, date approved, rating amount, and dates and amount of pension payment
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928). (Search Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928) as author).
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Action
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  • Described
Biographical or historical data
After the end of Reconstruction the General Assembly began to financially assist Virginia Confederate Civil War veterans and their families. An act passed on 5 March 1888 provided pensions for soldiers disabled during the war and for widows of soldiers killed in the war. On 7 March 1900 pension benefits were extended to widows whose husbands had died during or after the war from wounds. An act passed on 2 April 1902 included widows whose husbands had died from diseases contracted during the war. The auditor of public accounts maintained registers of pensioners and kept accounts of pension payments. An act passed by the General Assembly on 20 March 1920 required commissioners of the revenue in each locality to report to the auditor of public accounts the names and addresses of Confederate army and navy veterans living in their districts. On 1 March 1928 the Office of the Comptroller in the Department of Accounts assumed the functions of the auditor with regard to pensions.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation source
Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
Label
Pension registers
Note
  • These records are part of the Auditor of Public Accounts record group (RG# 48)
  • Note that these registers are not included in the printed Auditor of Public Accounts Inventory
Arrangement
Arranged chronogically, then by alphabetically by pensions.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
17
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
J. H. Johnson, Pension Clerk
Organization method
Organized into the following series: Pension registers, 1888-1927.
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001629676
Terms governing use
There are no use restrictions.
Type of unit
v.

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