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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Census|U.S. Census]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United_States_Census_Veterans_Schedules|Veterans Schedules]]''
  
== Availability  ==
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=== 1840 Veterans Schedules ===
  
Veterans schedules are available on microfilm at the National Archives and the Family History Library and online.  
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When the 1840 census was taken, the enumerators listed living pensioners of the Revolutionary War or other military service on the back of the population schedules. They listed pensioners' ages and persons with whom they were living.
  
'''1890''' - surviving schedules include Washington D.C., part of Kentucky&nbsp;through&nbsp;the rest of the alphabet, Indian territories, and U.S. ships and navy yards.
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Indexes to this material include:
  
== Historical Background  ==
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:*"A General Index to a Census of Pensioners For Revolutionary or Military Service" ({{FHL|283600|title-id|disp=FHL book 973 X2pc index 1965}}; film 0899835; fiche 6046771) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/16672437 Worldcat]) The index lists alphabetically both the veteran and the head of the family with whom the pensioner resided.
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:*"United States Census of Pensioners of 1840: Index of Names with Ages to the Original 1841 Government Publication" ({{FHL|973 X2pc index 1984}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13734471 WorldCat]).
  
'''1840''' - A listing was made of Revolutionary War&nbsp;pensioners on the back side of the 1840 population schedules.&nbsp;&nbsp;
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==== Where to Find the Records ====
  
'''1890''' - Schedules were made of Union Civil War veterans or their widows.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;- Confederate veterans were mistakenly listed as well.  
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The names are published in "A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census". This book is available from the following:
  
== Content  ==
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'''Online'''
  
'''1840''' Information includes:
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7678 Revolutionary War Pensioner Census, 1841] (Ancestry) ($)
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ ''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services...''] (Google Books)
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*[http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf ''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services...''] (U.S. Census Bureau)
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Name<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Age of the veteran<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Place where he was living<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Name of the head of the household.&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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'''Libraries'''
  
'''1890'''&nbsp;Information includes:<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Name<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Rank, company, name of regiment or vessel<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Date of enlistment, date of discharge, length of service<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Post office address<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Disability incurred<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Remarks
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*Locate these records at a library using [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/63154683 Worldcat].
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*The Family History Library {{FHL|973 X2pc 1967|disp=FHL 973 X2pc 1967}}
  
== Value  ==
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=== 1890 Veterans Schedules ===
  
Veteran's schedules can be used to:
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Along with the 1890 census, separate schedules were made of Union Civil War veterans or their widows. Confederate veterans were mistakenly listed as well. The "Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War" (NARA M123) (118 microfilm rolls).
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Verify military service
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Nearly all of the schedules for the states of Alabama through Kansas and those for western half of Kentucky<ref name= "Map Guide">William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987) p. 132 has a map that showing that 1890 veterans schedules exist for 65 eastern Kentucky counties including these on the dividing line: Gallatin, Owen, Franklin, Woodford, Jessamine, Garrard, Boyle, Casey, Adair, and Cumberland. The 1890 veterans schedules for the 54 counties west of that line are lost. ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/16509993 Worldcat]).</ref>were destroyed prior to microfilming. The schedules for the remaining half of Kentucky and the states of Louisiana through Wyoming are available in this collection.<ref name= "Map Guide"/><ref>United States. National Archives and Records Service.  [http://www.fold3.com/pdf/M123.pdf Pamphlet Describing M123: ''Special Schedules of The Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War.''] Washington, D.C., National Archives And Record Service, Pub. date unknown</ref>
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Identify the specific military unit in which a person served
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In addition to the states mentioned above, the following miscellaneous schedules are included on roll 118 of the veterans schedules:
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Trace Civil War veterans to their places of origin
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*California - Alcatraz
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*Connecticut - Fort Trumbull
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*Connecticut - Hartford County Hospital
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*Connecticut - U.S. Naval Station
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*Delaware - Delaware State Hospital for the Insane
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*District of Columbia - Lincoln Post #3
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*Florida - Fort Barrancas
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*Florida - St. Francis Barracks
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*Idaho - Boise Barracks
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*Idaho - Fort Sherman
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*Illinois - Cook County
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*Illinois - Henderson County
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*Indiana - Warrick County
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*Indiana - White County
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*Kansas - Barton County
  
== Indexes&nbsp;  ==
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The records give name, rank, company, regiment or vessel, dates of enlistment and discharge, length of service, residence, disability, and remarks.
  
==== 1840 Federal Census  ====
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See the official NARA pamphlet explaining these records in detail at [http://www.fold3.com/pdf/M123.pdf M123.pdf].
  
*&nbsp;''A General Index to A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Service'', 1840. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1965. (FHL book 973 X2pc 1965 index; fiche 6046771; film 899835.)
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==== Where to Find the Records ====
  
The census of pensioners is published in:
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The surviving 1890 Veterans Schedules are available online.
  
*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census.'' (FHL book 973 X2pc 1840; film 2321.)
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'''Online'''
  
==== 1890 Veterans Schedules ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8667 1890 Veterans Schedules] (Ancestry) ($)
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*{{RecordSearch|1877095|United States, 1890 Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War}} (FamilySearch)
  
1890 schedules have been indexed for every state for which schedules exist.
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'''Libraries'''
  
*Nelson, Ken 1890 U.S. Census&nbsp;: ''Index to Surviving Population Schedules and Register of Film Numbers to the Special Census of Union Veterans, ''Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Family History Library, c1984, c1991 HL: US/CAN Book 973 X2na .
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*Locate these records at a library using [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/14455688 Worldcat].
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*The Family History Library {{FHL|338160|disp=FHL 338160-277}}
  
[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8667&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Ancestry] has included the indexing&nbsp;of this schedule as part of its 1890 Census Substitute.&nbsp;
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=== See Also ===
  
== &nbsp;Web Sites  ==
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*[[Revolutionary War Census Records]]
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*[[Union Census Records]]
  
Ancestry.com:&nbsp; [http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8667&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 http://content.ancestry.com/]
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=== References  ===
  
== Bibliographic Citations  ==
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<references/>
  
*Dollarhide, William. ''The Census Book: A Genealogist's Guide to Federal Census Facts, Schedules and Indexes''. (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1999.) FHL Book 973.X27d.  
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*William Dollarhide, ''The Census Book: A Genealogist's Guide to Federal Census Facts, Schedules and Indexes''. (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1999.) ({{FHL|973 X27d}}). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/47184654 WorldCat entry].  
*Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Wright, Matthew. ''Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records''. (Orem, Utah: 2001 Ancestry) FHL Book 973 X27s. <br>
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*Loretto Dennis Szucs, and Matthew Wright, ''Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records''. (Orem, Utah: Ancestry, 2001) ({{FHL|973 X27s}}). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/47054658 WorldCat entry].
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1840 Veterans Schedules

When the 1840 census was taken, the enumerators listed living pensioners of the Revolutionary War or other military service on the back of the population schedules. They listed pensioners' ages and persons with whom they were living.

Indexes to this material include:

  • "A General Index to a Census of Pensioners For Revolutionary or Military Service" (FHL book 973 X2pc index 1965; film 0899835; fiche 6046771) (Worldcat) The index lists alphabetically both the veteran and the head of the family with whom the pensioner resided.
  • "United States Census of Pensioners of 1840: Index of Names with Ages to the Original 1841 Government Publication" (FHL 973 X2pc index 1984) (WorldCat).

Where to Find the Records

The names are published in "A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census". This book is available from the following:

Online

Libraries

1890 Veterans Schedules

Along with the 1890 census, separate schedules were made of Union Civil War veterans or their widows. Confederate veterans were mistakenly listed as well. The "Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War" (NARA M123) (118 microfilm rolls).

Nearly all of the schedules for the states of Alabama through Kansas and those for western half of Kentucky[1]were destroyed prior to microfilming. The schedules for the remaining half of Kentucky and the states of Louisiana through Wyoming are available in this collection.[1][2]

In addition to the states mentioned above, the following miscellaneous schedules are included on roll 118 of the veterans schedules:

  • California - Alcatraz
  • Connecticut - Fort Trumbull
  • Connecticut - Hartford County Hospital
  • Connecticut - U.S. Naval Station
  • Delaware - Delaware State Hospital for the Insane
  • District of Columbia - Lincoln Post #3
  • Florida - Fort Barrancas
  • Florida - St. Francis Barracks
  • Idaho - Boise Barracks
  • Idaho - Fort Sherman
  • Illinois - Cook County
  • Illinois - Henderson County
  • Indiana - Warrick County
  • Indiana - White County
  • Kansas - Barton County

The records give name, rank, company, regiment or vessel, dates of enlistment and discharge, length of service, residence, disability, and remarks.

See the official NARA pamphlet explaining these records in detail at M123.pdf.

Where to Find the Records

The surviving 1890 Veterans Schedules are available online.

Online

Libraries

See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987) p. 132 has a map that showing that 1890 veterans schedules exist for 65 eastern Kentucky counties including these on the dividing line: Gallatin, Owen, Franklin, Woodford, Jessamine, Garrard, Boyle, Casey, Adair, and Cumberland. The 1890 veterans schedules for the 54 counties west of that line are lost. (Worldcat).
  2. United States. National Archives and Records Service. Pamphlet Describing M123: Special Schedules of The Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Washington, D.C., National Archives And Record Service, Pub. date unknown
  • William Dollarhide, The Census Book: A Genealogist's Guide to Federal Census Facts, Schedules and Indexes. (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1999.) (FHL 973 X27d). WorldCat entry.
  • Loretto Dennis Szucs, and Matthew Wright, Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records. (Orem, Utah: Ancestry, 2001) (FHL 973 X27s). WorldCat entry.