Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications, 1912-1950 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a searchable name index & images of Confederate Pension Applications filed by surviving Confederate soldiers or their widows who lived in Kentucky.

 

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What Can I Learn from Kentucky Confederate Pension Records?

The index includes the following information:

  • Application number
  • Full name of applicant

 
The following information is found on most Confederate soldier’s pension applications in Kentucky:

  • Application number
  • Full name of widow (applicant)
  • Residence
  • Length of residence in Kentucky
  • Birth date and place
  • Maiden name
  • Full name of soldier
  • Who performed the marriage ceremony (A copy of the marriage certificate or license may also be attached.)
  • Enlistment date
  • Company and regiment
  • Length of service
  • When and where did the company and regiment surrender
  • Was the soldier present at the time of surrender
  • Reason if not present at the time of surrender
  • Death date and place of soldier
  • If the couple was living together at the time of death
  • Second marriage information
  • Property owned by the widow
  • Family of the widow
  • Witness for the widow
  • Date and place of signing

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