Category Archives: Mattson Family

Mattson family history

It’s Here! Anthony Mattson’s (Alias William Thompson) Widows and Dependents Pension File

I have been researching the four Mattson brother’s who served in the Civil War for almost 5 years.  They have gradually given up their secrets, but Anthony has been the most illusive. I wasn’t even sure what his name was … Continue reading

Posted in Civil War, Civil War Pensions, Mattson Family | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Mystery of the Missing Mattson Brother – Part I

It all started a few years ago when I received the Civil War pension file for John Conway Mattson (my 3rd great grandfather).  In the file, I discovered a letter from his second wife Rebecca Oberland Mattson documenting her husband’s … Continue reading

Posted in Civil War Pensions, Mattson Family | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

John Mattson’s 1st Pension Rejection

After the shock of Rebecca’s letter from 1902 (May 29th blog), I was compelled to go to the back of the pension file to see how it all started with John C. Mattson’s first request. His original pension application is … Continue reading

Posted in Civil War Pensions, Mattson Family | Tagged , | Leave a comment