Did Your Ancestor’s Widow Marry a Veteran?

If after your ancestor died his widow married a Civil War veteran, her pension application may mention that first husband and provide information on him. This application for Mary Butler gives the date of her first marriage and the date and burial place of her first husband’s death in 1876–before that state kept marriage records. widowmarriesagain

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