1890 Union Soldiers Schedule

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Donated by: “Petra Wright” – October 17, 2005


Index to 1890 Texas Union Soldier Schedule

Transcribed by Petra Wright

Overview of Special Schedule

A special schedule was commissioned as part of the 11th Census of the United States (1890) to identify Union Civil War Veterans or their widows. By 25 years after the close of the Civil War, almost a quarter of a million pension applications had been rejected because applicants could not obtain affidavits proving their service-related disabilities. By incorporating a special schedule with the 1890 Census, the U.S. government hoped to make available a listing of surviving veterans and thus aid applicants in locating fellow soldiers to testify on their behalf.

In addition to the information obtained by the census enumerators, questionnaires were published in major newspapers in hopes of finding veterans overlooked by the census. Efforts to print the information contained in these schedules proved too expensive and were ultimately abandoned.

About a quarter of the 1890 census was burned in 1921. The remainder of the census was badly damaged and all but a handful of schedules were destroyed in 1933. The Union Soldier Schedules, however, were saved since they were in the custody of the Veterans Administration at the time of the Commerce Department Building fire. Unfortunately about half of these schedules (alphabetically Alabama through Kentucky) have been lost or destroyed.

Statistics from 1890 Census Report

The Texas population in 1890 was 2,235,527. Of these, 8,722 surviving Union soldiers and 1,126 Union soldier widows are listed. In contrast to the Union numbers, 66,791 Confederate veterans and 9,605 widows were living in Texas in 1890.

The Schedule Form

The special schedule form asks for the name of the veteran (or widow). If the veteran joined the service with an alias, it is also listed (this index uses “a. John Doe” following the veteran’s name to indicate the alias used). In the case of a widow, the husband’s name follows. Information regarding the military service includes the veteran’s rank, company, regiment or vessel, the dates of enlistment and discharge, and length of service (in years, months and days). The post office address (or institution) of the veteran or widow, the disability incurred by the veteran and general remarks are listed at the bottom of the page.


Index Notes

This index to the schedule lists persons enumerated in Texas during the summer of 1890. That is, these individuals were not necessarily in Texas at the time of the war of rebellion, but may have “gone to Texas” following the war. Likewise, a widow listing does not mean the soldier died during the war but may have died during the 25 years between the end of the war and this census.

This index does not list every field from the special schedule. It does contain the following information:

Name of Veteran (and, if applicable, name of widow)
Military Regiment and Rank
County of Enumeration and microfilm roll number

You are strongly encouraged to look at the microfilms of the original schedules to verify the information contained in this index. While every effort was made to accurately transcribe this information, it is not possible to decipher some of the handwriting with 100% accuracy. Moreover, you will find additional information about veterans which an index does not provide. Four microfilms are available through the National Archives and possibly your local genealogy library. The National Archives uses film numbers M123- xxx for their reference number. The last column of the index lists the number of the roll (xxx).

The counties were grouped or bundled alphabetically by geographical region on the microfilm. The individual sheets are not numbered, but it is easy to find a county on the microfilm. Following is the order of appearance of the counties:

Roll 99 –

Bowie, Camp, Cass, Delta, Fannin, Franklin, Gregg, Harrision, Henderson, Hopkins, Hunt, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Newton, Rains, Red River, Smith, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt, Wood

Anderson, Angelina, Chambers, Cherokee, Galveston, Hardin, Harris, Houston, Jefferson, Liberty, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Orange, Panola, Polk, Rusk, Sabine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, Tyler, Walker

Roll 100 –

Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Grayson, Hill, Johnson, Kaufman, McLennan, Navarro, Rockwall, Tarrant, Dallas

Roll 101 –

Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Calhoun, Colorado, Falls, Fayette, Fort Bend, Freestone, Grimes, Jackson, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Madison, Matagorda, Milam, Robertson, Waller, Washington, Wharton

Bexar, Caldwell, Cameron, Comal, DeWitt, Dimmitt, Duval, Frio, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Hidalgo, Karnes, Kinney, La Salle, Live Oak, Maverick, Medina, Nueces, San Paricio, Starr, Travis, Uvalde, Victoria, Webb, Wilson, Zapata, Zavala

Roll 102 –

Bandera, Bell, Blanco, Bosque, Brown, Burnet, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Coryell, Eastland, Edwards, Erath, Gillespie, Hamilton, Hood, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Lampasas, Llano, McCulloch, Mason, Menard, Mills, Runnels, San Saba, Somerville, Taylor, Williamson

Archver, Armonstrong, Baylor, Carson, Childress, Clay, Collingsworth, Cottle, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Fisher, Gray, Hall, Hardeman, Hartley, Haskell, Hemphill, Jack, Jones, Kent, King, Knox, Lipscomb, Montague, Ochiltree, Oldham, Palo Pinto, Parker, Potts, Randall, Roberts, Scurry, Shackelford, Sherman, Dallam, Stephens, Stonewall, Throckmorton, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise, Young

Brewster, Buchel, Ector, El Paso, Foley, Hale, Howard, Jeff Davis, Martin, Midland, Mitchell, Nolan, Pecos, Reeves, Sutton, Swisher, Tom Green, Val Verde

This “bundling” information is available on the first few pages of each Texas microfilm. If a county is not listed, it was not contained in the schedule.

Also note that two “nonexisting” counties–Buchel and Foley Counties–are included. These Texas counties were only in existence from 1887 to 1897. Both were formed from Presidio Co. in 1887 and abolished in 1897.

Confederate Soldiers

This schedule was only designed to find Union soldiers due to the pension problems described earlier. However, a handful of Confederate soldiers were also listed by accident. Many of these were marked out or annotated with “Confed” by individuals responsible for verifying the information. This index adds the word “Confed” to the rank if the schedule so indicates or “x’d out” if only a line is drawn through the entry. If it was only marked out, it does not mean the individual fought for the South (although this is still a possibility). For example, some individuals may have served their country, but not DURING the Civil War. As you can imagine, the markings through the names made many of these names difficult to read.

Order of names

Generally speaking, the enumerators listed the given names first or at least were consistent in the writing of names. However, many lacked consistency. If you are searching for a individual whose surname could also be a given name, search both ways. For example, if you are seeking James John, you should also search for
John James.

Recommended Reading and References

Dilts, Bryan Lee. 1890 Texas Veterans Census: Index of the Civil War Veterans or their Widows. Index Publishing, P.O. Box 11476, Salt Lake City, UT 11476. 1894.

Nelson, Ken. 1890 Census Index Register. Salt Lake City: GSU 1984.

Rugeley, Helen H. “Did the Burning of the 1890 Census Hasten Erection of Archives Bldg? Austin Genealogical Society Quarterly 18:23-25. March 1977.

Sistler, Byron, and sistler, Barbara, 1890 Civil War Veterans Census–Tennesseans in Texas. Evanston, IL Sistler 1978.

Swenson, Helen Smothers. Index to 1890 Census of the United States, Round Rock, TX Swenson 1981.

Thurber, Evangeline, “The 1890 Census Records of the Veterans of the Union Army.” National Genealogical Society Quarterly, 34:7-9, March 1946.

United States Bureau of Census, “Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War.” M123. Rolls 99-102.

Last Name       First Name      Widow                 Rank          Regiment          County          Roll    Soundex
Agner           William H.      Sarah F.              Pvt           A 85 Ind Inf      Williamson      102     A256
Allen           W.M.T.          Mary E.               Pvt           K 150 Ill Inf     Williamson      102     A450
Aten            Adrian R.                             Cpl           G 77 Ill Inf      Williamson      102     A350
Baskins         Clark J.        Fannie E.                                                                                               Williamson      102     B252
Bassett         Henry H.                              Cpl           F 88 Ill Inf      Williamson      102     B230
Calloway        John                                  Pvt           D 99 NY Inf       Williamson      102     C400
Camp            Thomas P.                             Cpl           L 2 Ill Cav       Williamson      102     C510
Carpenter       Spencer H.                            Pvt           G 77 Ohio Inf     Williamson      102     C615
Casey           Patrick                                                                                                                                 Williamson      102     C200
Caughron        Blackly C.W.    Elizabeth Gossett     Pvt           D 3 Ky Inf        Williamson      102     C265
Chinn           Justus L.                                                                                                                               Williamson      102     C500
Clem            Harvey                                Pvt           H 15 US Cav       Williamson      102     C450
Compton         Erasmus                               Sgt           C 3 Ky Inf        Williamson      102     C513
Cummings        Mathew J.                             Pvt           H 66 NY Inf       Williamson      102     C552
Davidson        Johnathan                             2nd Sgt       D 32 Ky Inf       Williamson      102     D132
Eckert          Daniel                                                                                                                                  Williamson      102     E263
Ellason         Abe                                                                                                                                     Williamson      102     E425
Erick           William H.                                                                                                                              Williamson      102     E620
Euhl            Seren                                 Pvt           A 14 NY Cav       Williamson      102     E400
Ferges          Isam                                                                                                                                    Williamson      102     F622
Fleming         William P.                            Hosp Steward                    Williamson      102     F455
Floore          William H.                                          K 100 Pa Inf      Williamson      102     F460
Forbes          Jeremiah B.                           Pvt           K 12 Ken Cav      Williamson      102     F612
Forest          David                                               Navy              Williamson      102     F623
Fox                               Nanci                                                                                                   Williamson      102     F200
Frazier         James M.                                                                                                                                Williamson      102     F626
Gardner         Hammond                               Sgt           G 4 Pa Cav        Williamson      102     G635
Gassoway        Joseph W.                             Pvt           D 10 Ten Cav      Williamson      102     G200
Gate                              Mary A.             Pvt           A 13 Ky Cav       Williamson      102     G300
George          William                                                                                                                                 Williamson      102     G620
Gilliam         David C.                                            A 1 Ala Cav       Williamson      102     G450
Gordon          Charles A.                            Cpt           K 39 I__ Inf      Williamson      102     G635
Gorman          Patrick                               Sgt           A 3 Wis Inf       Williamson      102     G655
Gossett         Joel T.                               Pvt           G Ky Inf          Williamson      102     G230
Hammon          James C.                              Pvt           D 45 Ky Inf       Williamson      102     H550
Hammons         John W.           Mariah                                                                                                  Williamson      102     H552
Hill            Frederick                             Pvt           2 Ark Inf         Williamson      102     H400
Hutson          Z.T.              S.T.                Pvt           I 2 Ark Inf       Williamson      102     H325
Ivy             Carry B.                              Pvt           A 6 Tenn Cav      Williamson      102     I100
Jackson         Thomas G.                                                                                                                               Williamson      102     J250
Jones           Green A.                              Pvt           I 11 Ill Cav      Williamson      102     J520
Kauffman        Joseph                                                                                                                                  Williamson      102     K155
Kays            Thomas                                Pvt           D 13 Pa Cav       Williamson      102     K200
Kincaid         James W.                              Pvt           F 86 O            Williamson      102     K523
King            John                                                                                                                                    Williamson      102     K520
Kinner          J. M.                                 Pvt           3 Ill Cav         Williamson      102     K560
Knight          James                                 Pvt           E 7 Tex Inf       Williamson      102     K523
Langford        William A.                                                                                                                              Williamson      102     L521
Laywell         John H.                               Pvt           I 7 Va Cav        Williamson      102     L400
Lee             Henry T.                              1st Duty Sgt  G 1 US Inf        Williamson      102     L000
Linebarger      Jacob                                                                                                                                   Williamson      102     L516
Loekard         John                                                E 82 Ind Inf      Williamson      102     L263
Lucas           William                                                                                                                                 Williamson      102     L220
Lucas           William                               Pvt            Marine           Williamson      102     L220
Marr            Isaac                                 Pvt            H 9 Kan Art      Williamson      102     M600
Miller          N.B.                                  Ord Sgt        C 144 Ind Inf    Williamson      102     M460
Mondoy          William H.         Selear             Pvt                             Williamson      102     M530
Mosby           Jeff                                  Pvt            B 65 US Inf      Williamson      102     M210
Myre            John                                  Pvt            G 4 Mo Cav       Williamson      102     M600
Naylor          George W.                                                                                                                               Williamson      102     N460
Niblo           Henry G.                              Cpl            A 1 Mo Inf       Williamson      102     N140
Nunnery         Caleb                                                                                                                                   Williamson      102     N560
Page            Joseph M.                             1st Lt.        25 US            Williamson      102     P200
Pate            Mathew                                               77 Ill Inf       Williamson      102     P300
Patterson       James                                                                                                                                   Williamson      102     P362
Payne           Charles M.                            Pvt            H 6 Mo Inf       Williamson      102     P500
Payteon         William R.                                                                                                                              Williamson      102     P350
Pelkington      James                                                                                                                                   Williamson      102     P425
Pollack         Thomas J.                             Pvt            14 Ind L.A.      Williamson      102     P420
Raider          Powell                                                                                                                                  Williamson      102     R360
Reed            David M.                              Pvt            B 24 NY Inf      Williamson      102     R300
Reed            David M.                              Pvt            D 24 Iowa Inf    Williamson      102     R300
Rhodes          Jackson                               Pvt            H 7 Ill Inf      Williamson      102     R320
Rigginn         William J.                            Pvt            E 11 Mo Cav      Williamson      102     R250
Riley           A.                                    Pvt            C                Williamson      102     R400
Ross            Joseph B.                             Pvt            C 15 Ohio Inf    Williamson      102     R200
Rowland         John W.                               Pvt            B 7 Mass Cav     Williamson      102     R453
Sammons         Andrew J.                             Pvt            E 7 Ill Cav      Williamson      102     S552
Samuelson       John                                  Pvt            D 29 Mich Inf    Williamson      102     S542
Savage          John                                  Pvt            A 1 Cal Inf      Williamson      102     S120
Scheyley        William                                                                                                                                 Williamson      102     S240
Shackelford     Reuben                                Pvt            C 35 Mo Inf      Williamson      102     S241
Smith           Elisha                                Pvt            B 3 Ill Cav      Williamson      102     S530
Spencer         Orrin L.                              Sgt            F 5 Vt Inf       Williamson      102     S152
Taylor          James E.                                                                                                                                Williamson      102     T460
Tisdale         William J.                            Pvt            G 7 NJ Inf       Williamson      102     T234
Truelove        Harbert H.           Margaret         Pvt            E 1 Ala Cav      Williamson      102     T641
Ward            Jeremiah                              Pvt            E 74 Mo Inf      Williamson      102     W630
Weir            David D.                                                                                                                                Williamson      102     W600
Willeach        Frank                                 Pvt            F 31 Mo Inf      Williamson      102     W420
Williams        George                                Pvt            E 8 US Art       Williamson      102     W452
Worcester       George B.                             1st Sgt        G 2 Vt Inf       Williamson      102     W622
Young           Charles              Fredricka        Capt                            Williamson      102     Y520