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{Webmaster note: The following is an excerpt from the Civil War Pension Application of Jonathan Gowen. Pyrrhus Nelson is mentioned twice (noted in red) and other Nelsons are mentioned (noted in bold type).


Gowen Research Foundation
Electronic Newsletter
November 200111.txt ~ Volume 4 ~ No. 11


Excerpt...
"Jonathan Henry Gowen received a disability pension soon after his discharge, but was dropped from the pension rolls in 1882, only to be reinstated later."

Among the documents in the file were:

Affidavit of Riley Compton, July 22, 1879
Affidavit of Capt. James O. Nelson, 1879
Affidavit of Riley Compton, June 25, 1881
Affidavit of Jonathan Henry Gowen, February 7, 1882
Affidavit of T. J. Keltner, 1883
Affidavit of Mary A. Keltner, 1883
Affidavit of Meredith J. Hopper, 1883
Affidavit of Ulysses Coomer, 1883
Affidavit of Dr. G. P. Harvey, 1883
Affidavit of Jesse Coomer, 1883
Affidavit of Charles Coomer, 1883
Testimony of Nathaniel Moore, July 7, 1883
Original Invalid Pension, August 31, 1883
Affidavit of Meredith J. Hopper, September 1883
Deposition of Jonathan Henry Gowen, June 25, 1885
Deposition of Nathan J. Moore, June 25, 1885
Deposition of Meredith J. Hopper, June 25, 1885
Deposition of James O. Nelson, June 25, 1885
Deposition of Thomas Shirley, June 26, 1885
Deposition of Riley Compton, June 26, 1885
Deposition of Charles Coomer, June 26, 1885
Deposition of Jesse Coomer, June 26, 1885
Deposition of William R. Moss, June 26, 1885
Deposition of Ulysses Coomer, June 25, 1885
Original Invalid Pension, August 31, 1883
Deposition of Shelby Tarter, September 4, 1885
Deposition of Thomas J. Keltner, September 5, 1885
Deposition of Dr. James G. Taylor, September 7, 1885
Deposition of Mary A. Keltner, September 8, 1885
Deposition of Joseph N. Nelson, September 8, 1885
Affidavit of Dr. James R. Duncan, November 28, 1885
Affidavit of Dr. Hazelwood, January 11, 1886
Affidavit of William P. Barnes, 1886
Restoration of Pension, 1886
Affidavit of Dr. James G. Taylor, July 17, 1886
Pension Certificate, 1889
Deposition of James O. Nelson, November 20, 1897
Deposition of Kellis J. Compton, November 20, 1897
Deposition of Riley Compton, November 21, 1897
Deposition of A. J. Gowen, December 13, 1898
Deposition of James O. Nelson, December 13, 1898
Deposition of Riley Compton, December 14, 1898
Deposition of Jonathan Henry Gowen, December 13, 1898
Deposition of Mary F. Moore, December 14, 1898
Deposition of Pyrrhus Nelson, December 15, 1898
Deposition of Thomas A. Kemp, December 15, 1898
Deposition of W. M. Coomer, December 16, 1898
Deposition of Peter Compton, December 16, 1898
Deposition of Charles Coomer, December 16, 1898
Form showing “Pensioner Dropped,” January 22, 1906
State of Kentucky      }
County of Adair }

Webmaster note: The following is an excerpt from Jonathan Gowen's deposition given on December 13, 1898 .

Excerpt...
"My intimate friends and associates in Ky, for the two years before my enlistment were James O. Nelson, W. R. Moss, Pyrrhus Nelson and T. J. Kellum. These are all the ones living now who were close neighbors before the war."

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