Benjamin T. Brown, Civil War Pension File
Submitted by ©Neva (Brown) Mohle



Name: BROWN, Benjamin T.

Place of Birth/Date: DeSoto, IL;
Place of Death/Date: 8 Nov 1900; Murphysboro, IL;

Regiment/Rank:. Co. G, 9th Regiment, IL Infantry; Private

Battles Fought: Paducah, KY; Battle of Shiloh and near Decatur,Alabama; he was thrown from his horse while in battle and was wounded with a crushed foot. He remained partially disabled for the rest of his life.

Personal Description: 6 ft tall; dark complexion, black hair and eyes

Date of Enlistment: 13 Sept 1861

Discharge Date and Pension #: Springfield, IL, 24 Aug. 1864; Pension # 459-957

Widow's Place of Residence: 822 N Marion St. Carbondale, Jackson County, IL

Wife's name, marriage date: Lizzie Swaffords; 3 Aug 1886 by A. C. Davis; delayed marriage certificate signed by D.L. Boucher, County Clerk, Jackson County, IL 13 Nov 1900

Dependent children: Ada Brown, born 23 Oct 1889

Witnesses who filed on behalf of widow: J.H.B. Renfro; Grace Poulson

Date Widow filed: 14 Nov 1900

Date pension granted: Pension #584-882; 28 Dec 1900; amount $40 monthly

Application for Reimbursement: Filed by Clara Ellis, age 41 of Carbondale, Jackson County, IL. Mrs. Ellis stated: Widow Lizzie Brown died 14 May 1929 at the home of my son: Ide Ellis, of Carbondale,IL and is buried at Dillinger Cemetery. Insurance company was Prudential, the amount of insurance policy: $90.

Witness: EM Williams, Notary Public, Carbondale, IL


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James M. Brown, Civil War Pension File
Submitted by ©Neva (Brown) Mohle



Name: BROWN, James M.

Place of Birth/Date: DeSoto, IL; 1846

Place of Death/Date: DeSoto, IL; 25 March 1894

Regiment/Rank:. Co. G, 9th Regiment, IL Infantry Vols.; Sgt.
Co. A, for July - August
Battles Fought: Ft. Donelson, TN; Wounded in the head by a gunshot wound on 15 Feb, 1862.

Personal Description: 5ft 8in tall; dark complexion, black hair and eyes
(note to reader: All brothers seemed to resemble one another
in height and coloring - Neva Brown Mohle)

Date of Enlistment: Paducah, KY on 15 Sept 1861

Discharge: 15 Sept. 1864

Place of Residence: Carbondale, Illinois

Wife's name, marriage date: Sarah Emmaline Greathouse Nov. 10, 1864; married at
Greathouse Crossing and C R Road in Jackson Co. IL by ELD N. W. Floyd; signed by Scott Boucher, Clerk of the Court."Record exists in Courthouse in Murphysboro, Jackson Co. IL. (note to reader: may have been destroyed by fire or the Great Tornado)

Dependent children:
Brown, Marion birth: 5 Oct 1870
Etta " 7 Dec 1873
John E. " 4 July 1875
Fred O. " 30 March 1880
Lizzie " 20 April 1883
Clarence " 12 June 1886
Abby " 7 Jan 1890
(note to reader: the name "NELL" does not appear on this application except
for the information on the Application for Reimbursement.
Neva Brown Mohle)
Date Widow's pension filed: 4 Sept, 1903 pension # 526 658; Sarah Emmeline Brown died 30 Oct. 1935 in Du Quoin, IL; buried at DeSoto Cemetery, DeSoto, IL.

Application for Reimbursement: 7 Jan 1936, Perry County, IL. Filed by Nell Davis, age 46; she stated that she was the daughter of Sarah Emmeline Brown, and that her residence was 18 S. Walnut St., Township Dist. # 2546, Du Quoin, IL.
Death Certificate Number: 102. As per the death certificate of Sarah E. Brown: Maiden name of Sarah Emmeline Brown: Greathouse. Birthplace; Carbondale, IL; Last name of Father: Younger; Birthplace: Carbondale, IL; Name of Mother: Sarah E. Greathouse; Birthplace: Carbondale, IL; Contributory cause of death: Apoplexy; Mrs. Greathouse was blind for 12 years and needed constant care.
Attending Physicians: Dr. Gutridge, Du Quion, IL; Dr. R.L. Finley.
INFORMANT: Clifford Battiaro, DeSoto, IL.


Date Invalid pension filed: 26 July, 1870

Date pension granted/amt. per month:

Date pension ended: Invalid Certificate Number 526658, dropped:.

Various Witnesses for James M. Brown who signed his application file:
William L. Brown, brother to James; Henry M. Brown, brother to James; Martin Addison; J. Blouchard; and James W. Hall, County Clerk of Jackson County, IL. signed the app. for Invalid Pension.

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Henry M. Brown, Civil War Pension File
Submitted by ©Neva (Brown) Mohle



Name: BROWN, Henry M.

Place of Birth/Date: DeSoto, IL; 1843

Place of Death/Date: DeSoto, IL; 25 March 1894

Regiment/Rank:. Co. G, 9th Regiment, IL Infantry; Sgt.
Co. A, for July - August
Battles Fought: Corinth and Mud Creek Mississippi.

Personal Description: 5ft 8in tall; dark complexion, black hair and eyes

Date of Enlistment: 17 July, 1861

Discharge: 11 Oct. 1864, with promotion to 1st Sgt. He was wounded by gunshot wound in left leg, just above the knee; rec'd at Corinth, Mississippi, Oct 3, 1862. Also wounded in left shoulder at Mud Creek, Mississippi, 20 June 1863.

Place of Residence: near Carbondale, Jackson County, IL.

Wife's name, marriage date: (1)Belinda Bridges, Jackson County IL; divorced 1888 "Spring term of the Court" in Jackson County, IL.
(2) Ceila Jane Brown Lancaster; married in 1 Sept 1889, Stoddard County, Missouri.

Dependent children: Abraham J. Brown born Oct 24 1869; Charles E. Brown January 4,1880

Witnesses who filed on behalf of veteran: Nathaniel G. Brown, James M. Brown,
Thomas N. Young, James Thompson

Date pension filed: 20 April 1870. Pension # 157262
Date Invalid pension filed: 8 August 1904; Quinlin, Butler County, Missouri

Date pension granted/amt. per month: $12.00

Date pension ended: Invalid Certificate Number 171187, dropped: Death 1 Mar 1907.


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Nathaniel Green Brown, Civil War Pension File

Submitted by ©Neva (Brown) Mohle



Name: BROWN, Nathaniel Green

Place of Birth/Date: DeSoto, IL; 1843

Place of Death/Date: DeSoto, IL; 25 March 1894

Regiment/Rank:. Co. G, 9th Regiment, IL Infantry; Private

Battles Fought, where wounded: Pittsburg Landing on April 6, 1862; Corinth, Mississippi on Oct 3, 1862

Personal Description: 5ft 8in tall; dark complexion, black hair and eyes

Date of Enlistment: 17 July, 1861

Discharge: 17 July, 1865; He was disabled by gunshot wound in wrist, side, right leg, rec'd at Pittsburg Landing, TN
and at Corinth, Mississippi. Disability Pension 507573, 31 March 1884

Place of Residence: De Soto, Jackson County, IL

Wife's name, marriage date: HARRIS, Mary, 14 January, 1886, ceremony performed by Henry W. Brown, M.G., Elder of the Christian Church. Certificate of Marriage signed also by Clerk of the County Court Jas. W. Brown, Jackson County, IL, 30day of December 1912. (evidently a delayed marriage certificate was issued)

Widow remarried 1 June 1894 to John N. Buckel

Dependent children:
BROWN, Benjamin F. born 18 April 1888: DeSoto, IL
BROWN, John A.S. born Aug 10(?) 1892; DeSoto, IL
The Pension Application Number for these boys: 799754
filed at the National Archives, Washington, DC

Witnesses who filed on behalf of widow: Della Stocks, Myra Watson both of De Soto, IL

Witnesses residence, date: Harmon boucher, Frank Curry for Declaration for Original Invalid Pension of Nathaniel Brown; Nathaniel Brown made his mark on this application date:29 Febuary, 1884.

Date pension filed: 17 May 1907; this was the app for Children under the age of 16. Certificate Number for John A.S. Brown, 799754; pension dropped on 8 Dec 1915 due to limitation of claimant. No such document included for Benjamin F. Brown in this total pension package rec'd from the National Archives in Washington, DC.

Date Widow filed: 28 March 1894; 592835 28 March 1897

Date pension granted/amt. per month:

Date pension ended: Certificate Number 320708, for Nathaniel G. Brown, death at DeSoto, IL March 1894;
Certificate signed 17 Nov 1894 by Hon. Wm. Lochrin, Commisioner of Pensions.

Other Jackson Cnty residents in file:
Thomas Kelly; John West signed Widow's Declaration for Pension


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