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== What is in the Collection? ==
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== What is in This Collection? ==
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The collection consists of pension lists for years 1812-1815, recorded between 1873 - 1879. Some lists are arranged in alphabetical order by surname. Also included are lists of veterans and lists of claimants. These lists were maintained by the Auditor of the State of Louisiana.
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These records pertain to service rendered in 1812, 1814-1815 but were filed beginning in 1873 continuing to approximately 1879.
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=== General Information About this Collection ===
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The Louisiana State Legislative Assembly passed a law in 1876 granting pensions to certain residents of the State of Louisiana based on service in the War of 1812, 1814-1815. The pensioners would sue in their parish court to have their name placed on the pension lists. The pensioner was entitled to $144.00 annually. The pension was to be paid quarterly. Some of the requirements to receive the pension were as follows: 
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*Be a resident of the State of Louisiana during the War of 1812 and/or the siege at New Orleans in 1814-1815
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*Honorably discharged from the Louisiana unit he served in
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*Be a current resident of the state
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*Be at least seventy-five years old
  
The collection consists of images of pension lists for years 1812-1815, recorded between 1873 - 1879. Some lists are arranged in alphabetical order by surname. Includes lists of veterans and lists of claimants. These lists were maintained by the Auditor of the State of Louisiana.  
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Witnesses would be brought into court to testify that the requirements were met. They normally provided information regarding the name of the unit served in, commanding officers, length of service, and approximate age. The witnesses did not provide birthdates, only testimony that they believed or knew the person to be at least seventy-five. Widows could apply for the pension if all the criteria for the deceased soldier were met. The widow did not have to be seventy-five, only her deceased husband. Proof of marriage was apparently not required. Her testimony would indicate only that she was the widow of “the soldier’s name.These records cover only a small percentage of the resident population of Louisiana in the late nineteenth century, because of the requirements needed to obtain a pension for military service in this war.  
  
These records pertain to service rendered 1812, 1814-1815 but were filed beginning in 1873 continuing to approximately 1879.  
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These lists are arranged in alphabetical order according to the applicant. There are several types of lists in this collection, including pensions paid by the State Auditor and pensioners granted pensions under the various acts passed by the Louisiana State Legislative Assembly. Many veterans of the War of 1812 and 1815 were excluded from federal pensions granted in 1871. The act of 1878 abolished the requirement of loyalty during the Civil War.
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The military service, residency and other facts that were established at the time of the trial proceeding are quite reliable, though there is still a chance of misinformation. The widow named in the petition was the surviving spouse but not necessarily the mother of the soldier's children.
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===To Browse This Collection===
  
 
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== Collection Contents ==
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==What Can These Records Tell Me?==
  
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Information found in most pension lists includes:  
Image:Louisiana War of 1812 State Pensioners List.jpg|Pensioners List
 
</gallery> Information found in most pension lists includes:  
 
  
 
*Name of soldier  
 
*Name of soldier  
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*Ordering officer
 
*Ordering officer
  
== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Image ===
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know:  
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Image:Louisiana War of 1812 State Pensioners List.jpg|Pensioners List
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*Name of the pensioner
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== How Do I Search This Collection? == 
*Identifying information such as the name of the soldier's company and years of service
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Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
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*The name of the individual
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*The place where the soldier lived
  
'''To browse by image:'''<br>To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links: <br>⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>⇒ Select the appropriate "Title" <br>⇒ Select the appropriate "Image range" which takes you to the images.  
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|1527724|Browse Page|access=browse}}''':
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{{Tip | More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1527724 Louisiana, War of 1812 Pension Lists, 1873-1879]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
  
Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
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==What Do I Do Next?==
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Use these lists in conjunction with the War of 1812 pension applications. The Louisiana state pension records provide proof of residency within the state at the time of the war and at the time of petition
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*Use the age or estimated birth date to find vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death
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*Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
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*Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.  
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*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county 
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*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names
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*Consult the [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Louisiana_Record_Finder Louisiana Record Finder] Table to find other records
  
== What Do I Do Next? ==
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.  
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
  
*Use these lists in conjunction with the War of 1812 pension applications. The Louisiana state pension records provide proof of residency within the state at the time of the war and at the time of petition.  
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;Collection Citation:
*Use the names and dates to search for other records such as church and land records.
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"Louisiana War of 1812 Pension Lists." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 14 June 2016. State Archives, Baton Rouge.
  
== Tips to Keep in Mind  ==
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*Continue to search the index and records to identify other relatives.
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
  
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
 
*Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
 
 
 
{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Louisiana, War of 1812|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[Louisiana Archives and Libraries]]. }}
 
 
 
== General Information About These Records  ==
 
 
 
The Louisiana State Legislative Assembly passed a law in 1876 granting pensions to certain residents of the State of Louisiana based on service in the War of 1812, 1814-1815. The pensioners would sue in their parish court to have their name placed on the pension lists. The pensioner was entitled to $144.00 annually. The pension was to be paid quarterly. Some of the requirements to receive the pension were as follows:&nbsp;
 
 
 
*Be a resident of the State of Louisiana during the War of 1812 and/or the siege at New Orleans in 1814-1815
 
*Honorably discharged from the Louisiana unit he served in
 
*Be a current resident of the state
 
*Be at least seventy-five years old
 
 
 
Witnesses would be brought into court to testify that the requirements were met. They normally provided information regarding the name of the unit served in, commanding officers, length of service, and approximate age. The witnesses did not provide birthdates, only testimony that they believed or knew the person to be at least seventy-five. Widows could apply for the pension if all the criteria for the deceased soldier were met. The widow did not have to be seventy-five, only her deceased husband. Proof of marriage was apparently not required. Her testimony would indicate only that she was the widow of “the soldier’s name.” These records cover only a small percentage of the resident population of Louisiana in the late nineteenth century, because of the requirements needed to obtain a pension for military service in this war.
 
 
 
These lists are arranged in alphabetical order according to the applicant. There are several types of lists in this collection, including pensions paid by the State Auditor and pensioners granted pensions under the various acts passed by the Louisiana State Legislative Assembly. Many veterans of the War of 1812 and 1815 were excluded from federal pensions granted in 1871. The act of 1878 abolished the requirement of loyalty during the Civil War.
 
 
 
The military service, residency and other facts that were established at the time of the trial proceeding are quite reliable, though there is still a chance of misinformation. The widow named in the petition was the surviving spouse but not necessarily the mother of the soldier's children.
 
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/military/war1812.htm Louisiana War of 1812 Index]
 
*[http://www.nps.gov/jela/learn/historyculture/upload/Battle-of-New-Orleans-Muster-Lists-final-copy-01062015.pdf National Park Service Battle of New Orleans, War of 1812 American Muster and Troop Roster List]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[Louisiana, United States Genealogy|Louisiana]]
 
*[[Louisiana in the War of 1812]]
 
*[[United States in the War of 1812|United States in the War of 1812]]
 
*[[US War of 1812 Pension Records]]
 
*[[Louisiana Military Records|Louisiana Military Records]]
 
 
 
== How You Can Contribute ==
 
  
 
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== Citing this Collection ==
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image. 
 
 
 
'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Louisiana, War of 1812 Pension Lists." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. State Archives, Baton Rouge.}} <br><br>
 
 
 
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What is in This Collection?

The collection consists of pension lists for years 1812-1815, recorded between 1873 - 1879. Some lists are arranged in alphabetical order by surname. Also included are lists of veterans and lists of claimants. These lists were maintained by the Auditor of the State of Louisiana.

These records pertain to service rendered in 1812, 1814-1815 but were filed beginning in 1873 continuing to approximately 1879.

General Information About this Collection

The Louisiana State Legislative Assembly passed a law in 1876 granting pensions to certain residents of the State of Louisiana based on service in the War of 1812, 1814-1815. The pensioners would sue in their parish court to have their name placed on the pension lists. The pensioner was entitled to $144.00 annually. The pension was to be paid quarterly. Some of the requirements to receive the pension were as follows: 

  • Be a resident of the State of Louisiana during the War of 1812 and/or the siege at New Orleans in 1814-1815
  • Honorably discharged from the Louisiana unit he served in
  • Be a current resident of the state
  • Be at least seventy-five years old

Witnesses would be brought into court to testify that the requirements were met. They normally provided information regarding the name of the unit served in, commanding officers, length of service, and approximate age. The witnesses did not provide birthdates, only testimony that they believed or knew the person to be at least seventy-five. Widows could apply for the pension if all the criteria for the deceased soldier were met. The widow did not have to be seventy-five, only her deceased husband. Proof of marriage was apparently not required. Her testimony would indicate only that she was the widow of “the soldier’s name.” These records cover only a small percentage of the resident population of Louisiana in the late nineteenth century, because of the requirements needed to obtain a pension for military service in this war.

These lists are arranged in alphabetical order according to the applicant. There are several types of lists in this collection, including pensions paid by the State Auditor and pensioners granted pensions under the various acts passed by the Louisiana State Legislative Assembly. Many veterans of the War of 1812 and 1815 were excluded from federal pensions granted in 1871. The act of 1878 abolished the requirement of loyalty during the Civil War.

The military service, residency and other facts that were established at the time of the trial proceeding are quite reliable, though there is still a chance of misinformation. The widow named in the petition was the surviving spouse but not necessarily the mother of the soldier's children.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Louisiana War of 1812 Pension Lists.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Information found in most pension lists includes:

  • Name of soldier
  • Soldier's company and year of claim
  • Given name(s) of widow
  • Eligibility status
  • Amount to be paid each quarter
  • Date of pension payments
  • Ordering officer

Collection Content

Sample Image

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the individual
  • The place where the soldier lived

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the Title
  2. Select the Image Range to view the images


How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use these lists in conjunction with the War of 1812 pension applications. The Louisiana state pension records provide proof of residency within the state at the time of the war and at the time of petition
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names
  • Consult the Louisiana Record Finder Table to find other records

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation

"Louisiana War of 1812 Pension Lists." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. State Archives, Baton Rouge.

Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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