B. Pension File of George J. Thompson, Certificate No. 473,954 


Extracts from documents in the pension file of George J. Thompson, arranged in chronological order:


1. Oct. 15th, 1862, Army of the United States, Certificate of Disability for Discharge, “George J. Thompson … was enlisted … Sixth regiment of Missouri Cavalry … on the first day of November, 1861, to serve three years; born in Giles County in the State of Tennessee, is thirty-four years of age, five feet eleven inches height, fair complexion, gray black hair, and by occupation when enlisted a blacksmith. … [medical examination found] a disease of the spine with hemorrhoids which renders him unable to ride on horseback, the disease was contracted while in the service of the United States.” /s/ [name unreadable] 6th Mo. Cav. Surgeon [Lucille2.jpg]


2. July, 1865, To All Whom It May Concern -- … George J. Thompson … who was enrolled on the 15th day of August 1864 … [discharged] this 1st day of July 1865 at Springfield … Said George J. Thompson was born in Giles County in the State of Tennessee, is 37 years of age, 5 feet 11 inches high, fair complexion, [unreadable] eyes, dark hair, and, by occupation when enlisted, a blacksmith. Given at Springfield, Mo., this 1st day of July, 1865” [document very hard to read] [Lucille3.jpg]


3. 186x(?), Oath of Identity, George J. Thompson, resident of Jefferson, County [unreadable], State of Missouri … [date unreadable], one thousand eight hundred sixty-[unreadable], personally appeared before … a Justice of the Peace [Lucille7.jpg]


4. 188x(?), War Department, Adjutant General’s Office, Washington, Nov. 30, 188x(?) – “George J. Thompson, Company E, 6th Regiment, Mo. Cav. [Mo. Cavalry, not No. Carolina] Volunteers, was enrolled on the 1st day of Nov., 1861, in Dade Co. for 3 years, and is reported: a blacksmith. From date of enrollment to April 30, [18]62, Present. May-June 1862, Detached duty. July-Aug. 1862, Sick at home. Discharged for disability, Oct. 15th, 1862. George J. Thompson was enrolled Aug. 22nd /64 [sic] at Stockton to serve twenty months from Nov. 1st, 1863, in Co. A, 15th Mo. Cav. from enrollment to Aug. 31, [18]64, Present. Sept.-Oct-Dec [sic] [18]64, Rolls not on file. Jan’y - Feb’y 1865, Present, a blacksmith. March-April 1865, Detached service. May-June 1865, Rolls not on file. Mustered out on Muster and Roll of Co., July 1st, 1865. Names of absentees of Co., May 1865, not stated on the return for that month. The records of this office furnish no evidence of alleged disabilities [unreadable] records now on file.” [Lucille6.jpg]


5. 1898, Certificate 473,954, Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, Form 3-402, Jan. 15, 1898 – “… voucher for your next quarterly payment” [with Questions]: 1. married? “Mary N. McNinch now Thompson” / 2. when? “in 1847 by John Amos” / 3. record? “… in Giles Co., Tennessee” / 4. previously married? “None” / 5. children? “8 living, Francis D., Tranquilla, [Charlotte(?)] A., Robert T. [J.?], William Wilbur, John A., George H., Martha J.” [Lucille5.jpg]


6. Jan. 30, 1899, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, Certificate No. 473,954 -- George J. Thompson, Co. A, 15th Mo. Vol. Cav., [living] Independence, Montgomery Co., Kansas [answers to Questions]: 1. wife’s full name? “Mary M. Thompson, nee McNinch” / 2. married? “Aug. 18, 1847, at Giles Co., Tenn., by John Amos J.P.;” / 3. record? “I think there is a record at Pulaski, Tenn.;” / 4. previously married? “I had not … My wife had not …” / 5. children, living? “I have had eight children by my present wife. All … are over 16 years of age” [Lucille4.jpg]


Transcribed from Lucile2,3,4,5,6,7.Jpg [image files], rec’d 1999 from Ronnie Ellis, Austin, Texas


Mary Narcissa McNinch Thompson, born 1831, Giles Co., Tenn. (pg. 3 of 9)   McN Mary N .doc

McAninch Family History NL, VII-4  October 1999  Copyright Frank McAninch   page 1999-29


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