James County Southern Claims Commission Index

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This index lists James County residents who filed claims with the Southern Claims Commission from 1871 to 1873. They claimed their property had been taken by United States military personnel for use in the Civil War.

The claim files include interesting detail about people and about the Civil War period in James County. Each claimant was required to describe his losses in detail, and to prove his loyalty to the Union. Witnesses gave testimony in support of his allegations. The paperwork in the files is often extensive.

All of the Southern Claims Commission files are located at the National Archives, but the disallowed and barred claim files have been microfilmed and are also available at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Allowed claim files are available only by consulting the National Archives.

This index is based on volume 55 of Record Group No. 56, General Records of the Department of the Treasury, at the National Archives. It is duplicated on National Archives microcopy M-87, reel 13. The indication as to whether the claim was allowed, disallowed, or barred is based on the book Southern Loyalists in the Civil War : the Southern Claims Commission by Gary B. Mills (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994).

If you wish to order a copy of a disallowed claim file, e-mail the Tennessee State Library and Archives and request a price quote (mailto:reference@state.tn.us). The cost will depend on the length of the file. Due to the number of requests received daily, they have asked that you only submit one request at a time for a single record.

 

BROMLEY, DAVID

ADMITTED

CAMERON, JAMES

ADMITTED

CARDIN, ROBERT H.

ADMITTED

CHILDERS, JAMES

ADMITTED

CLEVELAND, ELI

ADMITTED

DAVIS, JAMES

ADMITTED

DIXON, ROBERT

DISALLOWED

FITZGERALD, ELIJAH

ADMITTED

FORSYTHE, DARIUS

ADMITTED

GOINS, NATHAN   (GAINS)

ADMITTED

GROSS, JACOB

ADMITTED

GROSS, MARY JANE

ADMITTED

GUTHRIE, GEORGE

ADMITTED

GUTHRIE, JAMES

ADMITTED

HOWARD, ALLISON

ADMITTED

HUFFINE, EPHRAIM

ADMITTED

HUMPREYS, JOHN

ADMITTED

HUNTER, ADDISON

DISALLOWED

IRWIN, WILLIAM

DISALLOWED

LONG, JOHN

DISALLOWED

LUTTRELL, GEORGE

ADMITTED

MAHAN, ALEXANDER

ADMITTED

MARTIN, ZACHARIAH

ADMITTED

MCDONALD, ALEXANDRER

ADMITTED

MITCHELL, JOHN

DISALLOWED

MITCHELL, SAMUEL

DISALLOWED

MORGAN, RUFUS

ADMITTED

MURPHY, WILLIAM

ADMITTED

PENDER, THOMAS

ADMITTED

PENNY, ELIZABETH

DISALLOWED

POE, JOHN

ADMITTED

RAGON, JESSE

ADMITTED

REED. HUGH

ADMITTED

REED, ROBERT

ADMITTED

RUNYAN, SIMEON

ADMITTED

STONE, WILLIAM

found in geographical index but not in the book Southern Loyalists in the Civil War

TALLENT, WILY

ADMITTED

WATKINS, MARY

ADMITTED

WATKINS, ROBERT

ADMITTED

WATKINS, SAMUEL

ADMITTED

WILSON, WILLIAM

DISALLOWED

WITT, JAMES

DISALLOWED

YARNELL, DANIEL

DISALLOWED

Submitted by Phebe Morgan
Phebem@comcast.net

 

 

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