I have a pension record for a 86 year old ancestor of mine named Susan (who had the bad luck to outlive two husbands) applying for widows benefits for her first husband (I believe that I am descended of she and her second husband).
Her first husband was William Dodson/Dotson.He and Susan were married in 1854 and they lived in Greene County, VA. William joined the war in 1861 and ended up in a hospital at some point, where he remained until 1865.In 1865 they brought him home and two months later he died.He served in Comapny D of the 34th (assuming I am making out the handwriting correctly).
Susan went on to marry James Jarrell in 1871.
I am trying to find out about Susan and William.So far I haven't been able to locate any marriage record for their union to back up the information she provided in her pension application.Does anyone have a connection to this line and any information that might help me find out what her maiden name might have been and whether she and William had any children?
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