South Carolina Archives
Confederate Pension Rolls
1889 - 1973
CREATOR: Williamsburg County (SC), Board of Honor
TITLE: Confederate pension rolls and associated papers
VOLUME: 2.00 microfilm reels (35mm) and 0.00 cu ft in 6 folders
ARRANGEMENT: Series arranged chronologically.
SUMMARY SCOPE NOTE: This series is the record of Confederate veterans and
widows within the county receiving state pensions. The basic document
consists of the annual roll prepared by the Probate Judge. Information
generally includes class of pension, name and residence of pensioner, widow's
husband's name, military unit of veteran or widow's husband, amount paid of
pension, and number of persons receiving pensions in each class. Entries
may be annotated with notations and or signatures indicating to whom the
pensions was delivered or reason pension was not paid. An end of year
report to the State Board of Pension may also be included for some years.
Associated papers include correspondence to the probate judge from pensioners,
receipts of pension received, postal receipts for pensions mailed, and receipts
and correspondence related to the payment of funeral expenses for pensioners.
The associated papers are filed with their related pension roll. The 1893
pension roll also includes a list of recipients of the 1893 Artificial Limb
Fund. Three separate files of funeral expenses for Ellen Gist, Augusta Tate, and
Carolina Thomas are found at the end of D5175. In form the series consist
of loose rolls and volumes of recorded rolls. No pension rolls are
available for 1895-1904 and 1912-1918.
INDEX/FINDING AID: Personal names on the rolls for the years 1919-1973
indexed in the department's On-Line Records Index. These rolls do not
include the units in which veterans served.
REPRODUCTION NOTE: Series mostly available on microfilm produced by this
repository; 1889-1895 available in paper copies of originals held by the Probate
Judge. Rolls for the years 1919-1973, but not the associated papers or the
earlier rolls, are also available in digitized form linked from the department's
On-Line Records Index.
GENERAL NOTE: Williamsburg is one of two counties for which Confederate
Pension Applications, 1919-1926, do not survive in the records of the
Comptroller General's Confederate Pension Department. 1889-1895 boxed with
Court of General Sessions. Pardons, Paroles, and Commutations (Series L45087).
HIERARCHICAL NOTE: Forms part of the records of the Board of Honor of