Page County


Southern Claims Applicants – Approved
John M. Dogans (36903)
Martin Ellis (36719)
Reuben Kite (48998) (Grave)
Joseph Painter (36906) (Grave)
James C. Robertson (43063)
Benjamin Strickler (36908)

Southern Claims Applicants – Barred and Disallowed
Samuel A. Buracker (disallowed) (Grave)
John A. Burner (disallowed) (Grave)
Benjamin F. Coffman (barred)
Brice Connell (disallowed)
Isaac Cullers (11798) (disallowed) (Grave)
Noah Foltz (8622) (disallowed) (Grave)
John Fox, Sr. (disallowed)
John Fox (barred)
John Fox (21205)
John W. Griffith (disallowed)
Martin Hite (19995) (disallowed) (Grave)
Abraham Huffman (200000) (barred)
Isaac Huffman (19997) (disallowed) (Grave)
Joseph Kauffman (11800) (barred) (Grave)
Benjamin F. Keyser (disallowed)
Joseph R. Keyser (disallowed) (Grave)
David Kibler [John W. Kibler, administrator] (21206) (disallowed)
Catherine Judy (21211)
Joseph Miller (21215) (disallowed)
Samuel Miller (20331) (barred) (Grave)
John Nauman (21209) (barred)
Albert R. Presgraves (5702) (disallowed)
John H. Presgraves (21210) (disallowed) (Grave)
Morgan Price (19996) (disallowed)
Aaron S. Printz (disallowed) (Grave)
John Albert Racer (disallowed) (Grave)
Asher W. Rickard (12025) (disallowed) (Grave)
George T. Sanford (5703)
Henry Shaefer (disallowed) (Grave)
Mary Shaefer (barred)
Morgan Skelton (disallowed) (Grave)
George B. Slusher (disallowed)
Emanuel Snyder (20483) (disallowed) (Grave)
Isaac Somers (11801) (disallowed)
Reuben Somers (11796) (disallowed) (Grave)
John Sours (11794) (disallowed) (Grave)
William H. Sours (11795) (disallowed)
Joseph Spitler (5705) (disallowed) (Grave)
Nathan Spitler (disallowed) (Grave)
George W. Summers (3259) (disallowed) (Grave)
Samuel Varner (19998) (disallowed) (Grave)
George Viands (1691) (disallowed)

Non Southern Claims applicants but either self-admitted Unionists or identified in testimony of other claims applicants as Southern Unionists
William H. Beach
Andrew Jackson Broyles
Thomas Richey Campbell (Grave)
William Campbell (Grave)
Emanuel Foltz (Grave)
James Foltz
Henry Forrer (Grave)
Adam Fox (Grave)
Benjamin Housden
Samuel Judd (Grave)
James J. Kite
Jacob Louderback (Grave)
John P. Louderback (Grave)
John Lucas
John H. Moyer
Rufus Presgraves
Adam Rinica
Elisha T. Robinson (Grave)
Samuel Stover
Reuben Moore Walton (Grave)
John Welfley (Grave)

Southern Unionists identified through other means than claims applications
___ Beylor
Lawrence Gearing
John F. Haynes/Haines (Grave)
John Huffman
John M. Keyser
John Lionberger (prewar) (Grave)
John Shuler (prewar) (Grave)
William D. Shuler (Grave)
Thornton Hamilton Taylor (Grave)
William Tharp

Pre-war residents who also served as Union Soldiers
Frederick Amos Alger, Co. M, 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry (Grave)
John T. Baker, 19th Indiana Light Artillery
Thornton W. Beyler, Co. J, 1st U.S. Volunteers (formerly Co. K, 10th Va. Inf.) (Grave)
Francis Perry Cave, Co. G, 66th Ohio Infantry (Grave)
Benjamin S. Cubbage, Co. C, 3rd Potomac Home Brigade (Maryland) (Grave)
Francis Day, U.S. Navy
Andrew Jackson Foltz, Co. K, 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry (Grave)
James Lee Gillespie, 7th Veteran Volunteers, United States Infantry (Grave)
William H. Gillespie, 14th West Virginia Infantry (Grave)
James W. Jewell, Co. I, 1st United States Volunteers (*though not a Unionist) (Grave)
Henry “Hiram” Meadows, Co. E, 143rd Pennsylvania Infantry
John W. Lillard, Co. G, 62nd Ohio Infantry (Grave)
John W. Sailor, Co. C, 6th WV Cavalry; “Jessee Scout” (Grave)
Columbus Skelton, Co. C, 1st United States Volunteers (Infantry) (Grave)
Joshua Calvin Suthard, Co. G, Unit Unknown
Daniel H. Taylor, Co. F, 45th Kentucky Infantry
Benjamin Franklin Weakley, Co. I, 10th West Virginia Infantry (Grave)

United States Colored Troops (U.S.C.T.) identified by place of birth to Page County
John Quincey Adams, Co. K, 47th U.S.C.T. (8th Regt. Louisiana Inf.) Died 8/20/64.
Albert Appleberry, Co. I, 8th U.S.C.T. (Inf.)
Daniel Applebury, Co. H, 22nd U.S.C.T. (Inf.)
John Bailey, 2nd U.S.C.T. (Inf.)
Jonas Blanham, Co. D, 1st U.S.C.T. (Inf.)
Joseph Blanham, Co. K, 1st U.S.C.T. (Inf.)
Jack Blannean/Blannin/Blannum/Blennan, Co. M, 2nd U.S.C.T. (Cav.)
Albert Bradford, Co. E, 24th U.S.C.T. (Inf.)
David Dick/Dicks/Dix, Co. C, 27th U.S.C.T. (Inf.)
Henry Frazier, Co. E, 9th U.S.C.T. (Heavy Art.)/Co. K, 88th U.S.C.T. (Inf.)/Co. I, 3rd U.S.C.T. (Heavy Art.)
Frank Freeman, Co. K, 1st U.S.C.T. (Inf.)
Strother Hansford, Co. C, 24th U.S.C.T. (Inf.)(grave)
Frank Heath, Co. G & K,1st U.S.C.T. (Inf.)
Wm Jackson, Co. B, 14th U.S.C.T. (Inf.)
Thomas Johnson, Co. G, 28th U.S.C.T. (Inf.)
Manuel Johnston/Emanuel Johnson, Co. A, 1st U.S.C.T. (Inf.)
Samuel Lett, Co. B & C, 5th U.S.C.T. (Inf.)
William H. Lett, Co. B & C, 5th U.S.C.T. (Inf.)
Albert Lewis, Co. G, 29th U.S.C.T. (Inf.)
John Martin, Co. I, 1st U.S.C.T. (Inf.) [When enlisted noted as “slave”]
William Pope, Co. B, 32nd U.S.C.T. (Inf.)
Joseph Sheldon/Shelton, Co. G, 19th U.S.C.T. (Inf.)
Jerry Strothers, Co. B, 3rd U.S.C.T. (1st Mississippi Cav., Corp d’Afrique)
Noah Thornton, Co. F, 82nd U.S.C.T. (Inf.)
George Washington, Co. K, 45th US.C.T. (Inf.) Died at Ft. Monroe, Va. , 10/18/1864. (Grave)
Arthur Waters, Co. G, 54th U.S.C.T. (2nd Arkansas Inf.)
Harrison Williams, Co. K, 5th U.S.C.T. (Inf.)

Note: This is not yet nor, in all probability, will it ever be an all-inclusive listing of civilians in Page County, Virginia who could be considered Unionists. The Southern Loyalist Claims helped to define this list and will be further reinforced with information gleaned from old editions of the Page News & Courier. However, many who wished to remain safe from any harm simply kept their sentiments to themselves. In addition to this list and the list of Union soldiers from Page County, I will include, sometime in the future, a new set of lists referring to the “reluctant” and the “disaffected” when it came to the Confederate Cause. Essentially, the “reluctant” list will show those who can easily be identified as reluctant to serve in the Confederate military – including a fair number who lied about their ages in 1864 to remain out of regular field service units and remain at home in the local reserve unit (8th Battalion Virginia Reserves, CSA). The “disaffected” list will show those who became disheartened with the Confederate Cause for one reason or another, including those who deserted from the Confederate army and went North for the duration of the war. Though they may not have necessarily been Unionists, identifying them within this listing helps to clarify the range of sentiments that actually existed.

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