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Lexington County Pension Board records

Manuscript volume, 1896-1906, 1916, of the Lexington County Pension Board lists individuals petitioning for support, residence, regimental affiliation, reason for approval or disapproval and how much approved per month. Both veterans and their widows made application and approval was based on each person's ability to provide for his own support. Some applications for public assistance were disapprovedódue perhaps to the applicant's owning too much property or his wife having "considerable income." Loss of limbs and other injuries that resulted in an individual being unable to work were often cited as the grounds for approval.

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