On behalf of his two deceased sons, John and Matthew

Donated by Jinks Pate Lee



JOHN PATE (32A:5:2:4)


Co D, 31 Regt IL Volunteers

#316960 National Archives

17 JUN 1884 Decl for Pension of a Father

Jackson Co, IL, PERLEAMON PATE, aged 73, is the Father of MATHEW PATE and JOHN PATE who enlisted at Murphysboro, IL in Sept 1862. MATHEW PATE died at Memphis, TN 5 Feb 1863 while in service of disease contacted in the Army and JOHN PATE died 19 Jul 1863 of congestive chills at Vicksburg, MS while in camp.

Sons, MATHEW and JOHN PATE left neither widow nor child under sixteen years of age surviving, they never having been married.  Declarant was married to the Mother of said sons at Carthage, TN on 19 Jan 1832 by David Hogg, a Justice of the Peace. Mother of said sons died near Murphysboro, IL on 3 Mar 1863. At date of sons death their brothers or sisters under sixteen were:

PERLEAMON PATE, JR born 16 Feb 1858 (1848).

Affidavits by Joseph Knapp and Wiley Marshall as to knowing


Affidavit by John Kinnard, Notary Public that he examined the

Family Bible and inscribed therein verbatim:

PERLEMAN and RAVENNA PATE was married January the 19th in the year of our Lord 1832

(Note: Ravenna Draper, dau of Philip Draper)

Statement by PERLEMAN PATE, Father of JOHN PATE of Co D, 31 IL Vols. He is a resident of Murphysboro, Jackson Co, IL, a farmer, age 76, and has lived here for 35 years. Married to the Mother of soldier, JOHN PATE, Jany 19, 1832 by Squire David Hogg in Smith Co, TN. Soldier's Mother died 3 Mar 1863. Family in 1863 were:

ANTHONY PATE, a son, born 13 Jun 1843

PERLEMAN PATE, a son, born 15 Feb 1848

28 Oct 1884 War Dept, Adjutant General's Office

JOHN PATE (age 21), a Pvt of Co D, 31 Regt IL Vols enrolled 30 Aug 1862 at Murfreesboro for 3 years. Roll for Jul & Aug 63 - died in Camp in rear of Vicksburg 18 Jul 1863. Died in Regimental Hospital 19 Jul 1863 of chronic dysentery.


(Son of Perleamon Pate)

Co D, 31 Regt IL Vols

#316960 Natonal Archives

28 Oct 1884 War Dept, Adjutant General's Office

MATTHEW PATE (age not given), Pvt Co D, 31 Regt IL Vols, enrolled on 30 Aug 1862 at Murfreesboro for 3 years. On roll of Co for Jan & Feb 63, died 5 Feb 63. Entered Foundry General Hospital Memphis, TN 1 Jan 1863 of inflammation of bowels. Name NATHANIEL PATE is not borne on rolls of Co D 31 IL Vols.

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