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: Suzanne Shephard
: > Ancestry.com has opened up several of its military databases for no
: > charge!
: > In remembrance this Memorial Day, these databases are open (and free)
: > May 26 until June 10.
: > HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE:
: > These databases are free only when accessed through the PaCivilWar
: > site at http://www.pacivilwar.com/freepension.html . Although hosted
: > by a PA Civil War site, these databases give free access to the vets
: > the states in the database. These aren't Free Trials and no credit
: > is needed. You may be asked to register with a user name and password
: > to access the databases.
: > The databases include:
: > **FREE 1890 Census Veterans Schedule
: > Often used as a head-of-household substitute for the 1890 Federal
: > Census that was destroyed by fire, the Veterans' Census of Union and
: > some Confederate soldiers is one of the newest census digitized by
: > Ancestry.
: > **FREE Civil War Pension Index
: > Images of 2.5 million Federal pension application cards that includes
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: > length of service, birth, age, where admitted from, occupation,
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: > This invitation is being offered only to PACivilWar visitors. The URL
: > to get your free use of these military databases until June 10 is
: > http://www.pacivilwar.com/freepension.html
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I am trying to find information about James J. LONG, born about 1823 in KY. In 1850 Franklin Co., KY, he was living with Benjamin and Polly LONG, presumably his parents. James died 2 Jan 1880, leaving a widow as his only heir. She was listed in 1880 in Pueblo Co., CO as mother in law with William B. LONG. Since I know who William's mother in law was, this is not true. I just don't know what the actual relationship was. Maybe, since Nancy didn't have any children, she was "like" a mother to him. I think William's mother was dead by 1850.
His will was written in Franklin Co. and probated in Pueblo Co. CO. When he died, James had "156 acres of lands" in Franklin Co., KY and 40 acres in Pueblo Co., CO. I assume he died in CO. The will was written in 1872 and witnessed by Joseph LONG and Thomas M. BAKER. William's father was Joseph, who lived in Owen Co., but I am not sure if these two Joseph's were the same.