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 Complete Union Civil War Pension file for James Rampley
born Coshocton County, Ohio 1844--died Hancock County, Illinois 1913
obtained from the National Archives and Records Administration
this is a fairly typical file--how to locate these files will be part of a series of August 2004 articles by Michael in his column from the Ancestry Daily News.
There were 43 copies obtained from the National Archives in this pension file. They have all been scanned and placed on this website. Partial descriptions of the documents are included.
  • Page 1---Notarized statement regarding James' date of birth as taken from the Rampley family bible.
  • Page 2---West Point, Illinois, postmaster report that James has died from 1913.
  • Page 3---Statement of J. L. Elston regarding the marriage of James and Nancy E. Newman.
  • Page 4---Statement of Nancy E. Rampley regarding the marriage of James Rampley and Nancy E. Newman
  • Page 5---Lizzie Rampley's affadavit regarding why she is listed with varying first names.
  • Page 6---copy of marriage license for James Rampley and Elizabeth Newman
  • Page 7---proof of death for James Rampley
  • Page 8---declaration for Widow's Pension from October of 1913.
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  • Page 14---1907 survey regarding James' birth date and place, his service and physical characteristics. This was sent to all pensioners on the roll at the time of the survey.
  • Page 15---1907 survey regarding James' marriage and children. This was sent to all pensioners on the roll at the time of the survey.
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  • Page 18---Information from Adjutant General's Office--War Deparement--regarding James Rampley's Civil War service.
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  • Page 25---Notice that beneficiary Lizzie Rampley has died (1941).
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  • Page 28---Request from Pension Department for Lizzie to explain why she is called Nancy Rampley and Lizzie Rampley.
  • Page 29---Request from Pension Department for Lizzie to prove her marriage to soldier.
  • Page 30---Letter from J. L. Miller stating Lizzie's Widow's Application is enclosed and that he is assisting her in getting the pension.
  • Page 31---Another proof of death for James Rampley
  • Page 32---Request for James Rampley's age from the Pension Department
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James is a brother to Riley Rampley, my great-great-grandfather.
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