United States, Mormon Battalion Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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The information in this index is quite reliable. However, keep in mind that it still may contain alternate spellings or misinterpretations.  
 
The information in this index is quite reliable. However, keep in mind that it still may contain alternate spellings or misinterpretations.  
  
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[http://www.mormonbattalion.com/ Mormon Battalion Association]<br>For a brief history of the Battalion written by Brigham Young University professor, Susan Easton Black, visit: [http://www.media.utah.edu/UHE/m/MORMONBATTALION.html http://www.media.utah.edu/UHE/m/MORMONBATTALION.html]  
 
[http://www.mormonbattalion.com/ Mormon Battalion Association]<br>For a brief history of the Battalion written by Brigham Young University professor, Susan Easton Black, visit: [http://www.media.utah.edu/UHE/m/MORMONBATTALION.html http://www.media.utah.edu/UHE/m/MORMONBATTALION.html]  
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=== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ===
 
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*United States. Bureau of Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From Family Searc Internet ([http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org]: Setpemper 29.2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B,line 71.  
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*United States. Bureau of Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet ([http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org]: Setpemper 29.2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B,line 71.  
 
*Mexico, Districto Federal, Catholic Church Records 1886-1933, digital imagbes, from FamilySearch Internet ([http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org]: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Femandez Jimenez, 1 Feb, 1910, San Pedro Apostol, Cuahimalpa, Districto Federal, Mexico Film number 0227023
 
*Mexico, Districto Federal, Catholic Church Records 1886-1933, digital imagbes, from FamilySearch Internet ([http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org]: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Femandez Jimenez, 1 Feb, 1910, San Pedro Apostol, Cuahimalpa, Districto Federal, Mexico Film number 0227023
  

Revision as of 17:40, 2 January 2011

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Known Issues With This Collection

Some records are duplicated. The number of entries corresponds to number of pages in the original NARA report.

Collection Time Period

This index is based on pension applications for service performed during 1846-1848.

Record Description

This index corresponds to the approximately 370 pension applications relating to the Mormon Battalion. The records are arranged by the name of the veteran, but are also searchable by the claimant’s name.

Record Content

Helpful genealogical facts included in the index are:

  • Veterans full name
  • Claimant’s full name
  • Footnote and NARA reference identifications

How to Use the Record

Use the index to find the pension files of persons who served in the Mormon Battalion. Search for any alternate names your ancestor might have used, such as a nickname or alias. The index includes names of the veterans and the names of those applying for the pension. If you are having difficulty finding your ancestor, try searching for names of other dependents or relatives who may have been the seeking the pension. Pension files can often provide information about relationships, places of residence, and important events in the veteran’s life that can lead to additional records.

Record History

In July 1846 over five hundred Mormon men gathered at Council Bluffs, Iowa to join the U.S. Army in the Mexican American War. Most of the soldiers’ enlistments ended after one year, but several continued on for another eight months. Pensions were sought by the veterans themselves and by widows or other dependents.

Why this Record Was Created

This index was created to provide easier access to the Mormon Battalion pension applications.

Record Reliability

The information in this index is quite reliable. However, keep in mind that it still may contain alternate spellings or misinterpretations.

Related Web Sites

Mormon Battalion Association
For a brief history of the Battalion written by Brigham Young University professor, Susan Easton Black, visit: http://www.media.utah.edu/UHE/m/MORMONBATTALION.html

Related Wiki Articles

Utah Military Records

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Sources of Information for This Collection

“Mormon Battalion Pension Applications,” database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org); from National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C. “Selected Pension Application Files Relation to the Mormon Battalion, Mexican War, 1846-1848,” NARA T1196. Digital copies from Footnote.com, FHL microfilm, 21 rolls, Family History Library Salt Lake City, Utah.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection

  • United States. Bureau of Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: Setpemper 29.2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B,line 71.
  • Mexico, Districto Federal, Catholic Church Records 1886-1933, digital imagbes, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Femandez Jimenez, 1 Feb, 1910, San Pedro Apostol, Cuahimalpa, Districto Federal, Mexico Film number 0227023