Summary of approved Southern Claim…… 37 page claim
George L Thorpe
50 years old, living in Orlean, Fauquier, Co. In 1862 lived at Waterloo, Culpeper Co. on rented land, was a Saddlers. The rebels broke into the saddle shop and destroyed all of his goods. “They did this because of my Union Sentiments and threatened to hang me.” Moved to Fauquier Co., near Orlean July 1862 on 75 areas of rented land and began to farm. “I persuaded some of my friends and family to desert and go to the Union side.” He got a pass in 1862 to go to Maryland to see his brother.
William H. Payne born in Culpeper Co., VA serviced with the 128th IL
Joseph Dawson a Union Man
Thomas Brown a Union Man
Mary G Marsh age 22. “ I lived with Mr. Thorpe during the war. He married my aunt. William H. Payne would desert and come to Mr. Thorpe’s house. Mr. Thorpe persuaded him to go to the Union and took him to the Union picket. William was his cousin. All of my family was Union.”
John E. Settle, age 54, resides Waterloo. “Mr. Thorpe lived in my house at Waterloo. Mr. Thorpe said, That the Democratic Party had destroyed every good that ever was made and they couldn’t get him into the war. He took to the woods.”
John Thorpe his brother Union Quartermaster
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