October 20, 2017

36 New Leads From A Civil War Pension Record

Information Extracted From Pension File for George O. Barlow

By Carol Yates Wilkerson

Name: George O. Barlow

Parents of George O. Barlow are: Stephen and Mary (Louis) Barlow

Born: 01 Nov 1837, St. Lawrence Co., NY

Military Service: Sgt. Co. K, 3rd Reg. MN Volunteer Infantry;  During the Civil War George contracted malaria while in Arkansas; attending physician was Nathan Birly; large doses of quinine given to George for “malarial poisoning and ague” caused acute deafness and “loss of constitution” [chronic fatigue].

Army Pension: CW military pension #491,619. Affidavits signed by Thomas Hunter, Charles Perry, A. C. Wedge documenting service and affects of malaria; Other affidavits signed for character and proof of parentage of his three minor children, as well as his marriage to Eliza: Peter T. Safford, Sauk Center, Stearns, MN; Benjamin Veeder, and David Cleveland, Stearns, MN; also, Hannah Veeder; 1st Lt. Thomas Hunter (in Co. K); Charles Perry, Pvt., Co. K.

Marriage:  Wife, Eliza A. Safford; married 05 Nov 1865, Olmsted Co., MN at residence of Joseph Bear; witnesses: Joseph Bear and David Wood.

Land Ownership: Land owned in Todd County foreclosed on for back taxes 1898.

Occupation: Farmer

Memberships: Grand Army of the Republic Post 100, Long Prairie, MN [attested to by fellow members].

Died: 09 May 1898 Long Prairie, Todd, MN; (Cause of death: Angina Pectoris and fatty degeneration of the heart;) H. P. Johnson, MD, Long Prairie, MN.

Undertaker: G. W. Dinkel


Spousal Information From Pension File of George O. Barlow

Name: Eliza (Elizabeth?) Ann Safford

Born: 07 January 1846, Christiana, Dane, WI

Sibling: Peter T. Safford

Children: Minor children living at time of pension application: Cora B (b. 12 June 1886);  Flossie (b. 21 Sept. 1889); and Leland Barlow (b. 22 June 1892).  These three children were all born at home and delivery was assisted by Eleanor Cates/Cotes.

Pension number: #467609; application filed 19 May 1898, St. Paul, MN.  Affidavits signed by Mary Maute and Mary N. Adams; also, Hannah Veeder and Catherine Galusha.

Died: 12 April 1920, Minot, Ward, ND












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