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Subject: [WALLINGFORD] Pension of William R Wallingford (KY)
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2000 17:46:53 EDT

William R Wallingford

Pvt Co K 16 KY Vols

Mother's Pension Application

Mother: Sarah B Wallingford of Fleming Co, KY

Application #: 144319 Certificate # 109181

William R Wallingford drowned in the Big Sandy River 7 June 1862

She received $8 a month.

Statement from Adjutant General's Office

Enrolled 10 Oct 1861 at Camp Lee in Company K 16th Regiment of KY Vols for 3
years service.

Mustered in to service on 28 January, 1862. Drowned 7 June 1862.

Affidavit of Sarah B Wallingford, filed in Mason Co, KY 15 March 1867. Her
residence was

given as Mt. Carmel, Fleming Co, KY. Her age was given as 54. She stated she
was the widow

of Samuel B Wallingford and the mother of William R Wallingford. William R
served in a

company commanded by James A Lee and Col Charles A Marshall. William R
drowned when a boat

he was on capsized in the Big Sandy River in the state of Kentucky on the
7th day of June

1862. She stated that she was "wholly dependent upon" William R and that "he
left no widow

or minor child under 16 years of age, he having never married."

Affidavit of Santford C Becket and M L Middleton, dated 15 March 1867 in
Mason Co, KY. They

both swore that Sarah B Wallingford was the widow of Samuel B Wallingford and
the mother of

William R Wallingford. That William R was never married and left no minor
children under 16.

They said he lived with his mother and supported her. M L Middleton further
stated that

William R sent Sarah money ($43) while he was in the service of the United

In a letter dated 10 June 1869, Sarah B returned her Pension certificate to
the Commissioner

of Pensions and requested arrears from the time of William's death. She gave
her address as

Tollesboro, Lewis County, Kentucky.

Affidavit of Stephen Applegate and Martin M Wallingford, residents of Lewis
County, KY. Dated

15 February 1868. They both stated they were acquainted with Samuel B
Wallingford, father of

William R Wallingford and husband of Sarah B Wallingford. Samuel B
Wallingford died "the 7th

day of August 1847, or thereabout". They stated that Sarah B possessed "no
property or other

means of support, except a small amount of household property and that of
little value".

They also stated that William R supported Sarah as a laborer up until the
time he entered the

service. After he enlisted, he sent her part of his pay--$20 at one time and
$43 at another.

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