Pioneer Traces (July 2008) includes a transcription of Mercer County residents on the 1883 federal pension roll. Most are Civil War veterans or their widows, although a number of War of 1812 widows listed (and one War of 1812 survivor, Thomas R. Kirk). There are 108 pensioners listed. Of this total, 85 are veterans and 23 are the widows, mothers, or fathers of a veteran.
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