Frank P. Haywood’s Disallowed Claim

After a little surfing on the Web, I came across the claim of Frank P. Haywood, of Franklin County, North Carolina. However, Haywood lived, at the time of the war, in Jackson County, Florida. His wife, on the other hand, owned a farm just outside of Raleigh, North Carolina. Because of service with the home guard, Haywood’s claim was disallowed. It’s an interesting read, and can be found at this Franklin County, North Carolina GenWeb Site.

Note that this is just a portion of the original claim. Additionally, an abstract from the claim of William H. Allen can also be found on this same page. Though both Haywood’s and Allen’s claims were disallowed, Allen’s was more “over the top” as he could provide no proof of having been a loyal Union man during the war.

The Haywood claim is a good example of the variances in understanding of what “Southern Unionism” meant to different Southerners during the war. Meanwhile, Allen’s claim shows how some Southerners who applied for claims lied in order to take a chance at landing some Federal money.


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