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Partial Union Civil War Pension file for Riley Rampley
born Coshocton County, Ohio 1835--died Hancock County, Illinois 1893
obtained from the National Archives and Records Administration
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.

Chart used to estimate Riley's date of birth from all the various ages listed in his pension file.

Selected Documents from Pension File:
More documents will be posted as time allows.


Special Examiner's Report (not all pages yet posted)
  • image 1--index page
  • image 2 --
  • image 3 -- Nancy's Notice to Appear
  • image 4 -- Page 1 of the Special Examiner's Report
  • image 5 -- Page 2 of the Special Examiner's Report-where she gives family history
  • image 6 -- Page 3 of the Special Examiner's Report-where she gives family history
  • image 7 -- Page 1 of Nancy Rampley's Deposition--where the discussion of the farm's operation begins.
  • image 8 -- Page 2 of Nancy Rampley's Deposition
  • image 9 -- Page 3 of Nancy Rampley's Deposition
  • image 10 -- Page 4 of Nancy Rampley's Deposition
  • image 11 -- Page 5 of Nancy Rampley's Deposition
  • image 12 -- Page 6 of Nancy Rampley's Deposition
  • image 13 -- Page 7 of Nancy Rampley's Deposition
  • image 14 -- Page 8 of Nancy Rampley's Deposition
  • image 15 -- Page 9 of Nancy Rampley's Deposition
  • image 16 -- Page 10 of Nancy Rampley's Deposition
  • image 17 -- Page 11 of Nancy Rampley's Deposition
  • image 18 -- Page 12 of Nancy Rampley's Deposition
  • image 19 -- Page 13 of Nancy Rampley's Deposition
  • image 20 -- Page 14 of Nancy Rampley's Deposition
  • image 21 -- Page 15 of Nancy Rampley's Deposition
  • image 22 -- Page 16 of Nancy Rampley's Deposition
  • image 23 -- Page 17 of Nancy Rampley's Deposition
  • image 24 -- Page 1 of Louis Rampley's Deposition
  • image 25 -- Page 2 of Louis Rampley's Deposition
  • image 26 -- Page 3 of Louis Rampley's Deposition
  • image 27 -- Page 4 of Louis Rampley's Deposition
  • image 28 -- Page 5 of Louis Rampley's Deposition
  • image 29 -- Page 6 of Louis Rampley's Deposition
  • image 30 -- Page 1 of Charles R. Gillham's Deposition
  • image 31 -- Page 2 of Charles R. Gillham's Deposition
  • image 32 -- Page 3 of Charles R. Gillham's Deposition
  • image 33 -- Page 4 of Charles R. Gillham's Deposition
  • image 34 -- Invalid Pension Notes for Riley Rampley
  • image 35 -- Invalid Pension Notes for Riley Rampley
  • image 36 -- Nancy Rampley's Statement
  • image 37 -- Nancy Rampley's Statement--page 2
  • image 38 -- Special Examiner's recommendation
  • image 39 -- Page 5 of Charles R. Gillham Deposition

Michael's connection to Riley Rampley
  1. Riley Rampley, born 1835 Coshocton County, Ohio. Died 1893 Walker Township, Hancock County, Illinois.
  2. Fannie Rampley, born 1883 Walker Township, Hancock County, Illinois, died 1965 Ursa, Adams County, Illinois. Married Charlie Neill.
  3. Cecil Neill, born 1903 near Stillwell, Hancock County, Illinois, died 1968 Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa (in hospital).
  4. Keith Neill, Michael's father
  5. Michael John Neill


 Riley Rampley is my great-great-grandfather.


(c) 2004 Michael John Neill