Could someone assist me in discovering for which soldier this Patrick Co VA record refers? Both Patrick Co VA men were born and died in Patrick and were cousins. Does the census mean that they were receiving a pension as well? Both were believed to have been in the Confed. Patrick Grays Co. H, 58th Virginia Infantry. Records show one of them was a POW. Now the U.S. Southern Claims allowed claims records reveal one of them had a father who was a Unionist and stated two of seven sons were Union soldiers. However the third wife of this Shelton man collected a pension from his service from the 58th.
Is it possible that the record below could have referred to one who had changed loyalties after being a POW?
Thanks in advance for any replies. Debbie Wood
1890 Union Census for Patrick Co VA.
Shelton, Charles M. Corp. Co. D, 4th U.S. Vols. 9/ /1864-7/20/65
Charles Madion Shelton "Maddy or Matt", [abt 1843 Patrick Co Va - 1931 Patrick Co VA. ] son of Thomas Shelton and Elizabeth D Allen Shelton. Matt married 3 times.
First cousin to the above Charles M Shelton, is Charlie M Shelton 1845 Patrick Co VA died PCVA 22 Aug 1911) wife Barbary Rodgers, married once. Son of Levi "Lee" Shelton (KIA 1861) and Phebe Allen.
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