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TIP #1077 PARDONS GRANTED BY PRESIDENT JOHNSON TO KENTUCKIANS – PART 1 OF 2

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TIP #1077 PARDONS GRANTED BY PRESIDENT JOHNSON TO KENTUCKIANS – PART 1 OF 2

Posted: 30 May 2013 6:39AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Johnson, Allen, Anderson, Brown, Bell, Bright, Briggs, Burns, Doak, Duncan
President Johnson issued a proclamation pardoning certain individuals in specific states after the Civil War. These were primarily for individuals in Kentucky who supported the rebellion or provided relief for them – and who had moved out of state to keep from being involved.

This stated that “special application might be made to the Executive for pardon by any person belonging to the excepted classes; and it was stated there that such clemency would be liberally extended as might be consistent with the facts of the case, and with the peace and dignity of the United States. All persons who had directly or indirectly participated in the rebellion, save those in the excepted classes, were by this proclamation granted amnesty and pardon, with restoration of all rights of property, except in slaves, or in cases where legal proceedings had been instituted under the confiscation acts of Congress.” This amnesty and pardon was granted on the condition that the persons to whom it was offered should take an oath of support, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States; and to abide by, and faithfully support all laws and proclamations which had been made during the rebellion, with reference to the emancipation of slaves. This proclamation was dated May 29, 1865 and was known as H. Executive Document 116.

I will be showing the name of the individual; what they did against the U. S. and the date the pardon was granted. No location within the state is shown. They will be shown in the order of the original documents. Maybe some of these who “left a loyal state” is why they can’t be located! I do not know why having a worth over $20,000 required a pardon.

ALLEN, Jack: Left a loyal state, 16 Oct 1865
ANDERSON, Clayton: Left a loyal state; worth over $20,000; 1 July 1865
ANDERSON, R. H.: Petty civil officer; 2 Sept 1865
BROWN, A. Frank: Left a loyal state; 14 July 1865
BELL, Darwin: Left a loyal state, indicted for treason; 7 April 1865
BRIGHT, J. D.; Left a loyal state; indicted for treason; 2 Aug 1865
BELL, Cincinnatis: Left a loyal state, indicted for treason; 7 April 1865
BRYAN, Thomas S.: Left a loyal state, indicted for treason; 7 April 1865
BELL, William; Left a loyal state; 21 Apr 1866
BIRD, James W.: Left a loyal state; 21 April 1866
BRIGGS, Robert A.: Left a loyal state; 18 Aug 1865
BRIGGS, Joseph Y.: Left a loyal state; 18 Aug 1865
BRECKINRIDGE, R. J.: Member of rebel congress; left a loyal state; 11 Aug 1865
BARRICK, James R.: Left a loyal state; tampering with United States Mail; 23 Sept 1865.
BURNS, R. T.: Left a loyal state; indicted for treason; 12 Sept 1865.
BEMIS, S. M. : Left a loyal state; 21 July 1865.
BRENT, J. H.: Left a loyal state; 18 July 1865.
BADGER, W. M.: Left a loyal state; 2 Aug 1865
BURCH, Marion M.; left a loyal state; Oct 1865 (no day indicated)
BURNETT, Theo. L.: member of rebel congress; 25 June 1865.
BULLOCK, Walter O.: Left a loyal state; 15 Aug 1865
BRUCE, H. W.: Member of rebel congress; 12 June 1866
BERRY, A. J.: Left a loyal state; 22 July 1865.
BULLOCK, W. F., Jr.; Left a loyal state; 6 July 1865
BRECKINRIDGE, Wm. C. P.: Left a loyal state, 11 Aug 1865
BRUCE, A. P.: Left a loyal state; 6 July 1865
BRUCE, Henry: Worth over $20,000; 6 July 1866
COGHILL, James; Left a loyal state; 23 May 1866
CAVE, John H.: Indicted for treason; 21 Apr 1866
CAMP, A. E.: Left a loyal state; indicted for treason; 9 Apr 1866
CROSSLAND, Edward: Left a loyal state; indicted for treason; Nov 1865 (no day indicated)
CRAIG, Benjamin C.: Left a loyal state; 6 July 1866.
CLAY, H. R. and his wife Nannie R.: Worth over $20,000; 26 Aug 1865
COWHERD, Benjamin R.: Left a loyal state; 13 Sept 1865.
COWARD, Colby, Jr.: Left a loyal state; 13 Sept 1865.
CLARK, E. M.: Left a loyal state; 19 Mar 1866
CAPLINGER, J. B.; Worth over $20,000; 2 Oct 1865
CHENOWITH, Thomas J.: Left a loyal state; 2 Sept 1865
CALDWELL, John W.: Left a loyal state; no date entered.
CRABB, W. L.: Left a loyal state; indicted for treason; 6 July 1866
DOAK, Thomas J.: Indicted for treason; 9 July 1866
DUNLAP, William W.: Student at West Point; refused to take the oath, resigned; 21 Oct 1865
DRAKE, R. B.: Left a loyal state; 6 July 1866
DOBYNS, C. B.: Left a loyal state; 9 Sept 1865.
DUNCAN, Blanton; Left a loyal state, worth over $20,000, indicted for treason; rebel blockade, runner
and confederate printing contractor; 12 Oct 1866.
DANLEY, Benjamin F.: worth over $20,000; 31 Jan 1866.
EVERHART, George M.: Left a loyal state; worth over $20,000; 30 June 1865
FRANK, Joseph C.: Left a loyal state; 28 Sept 1866
FRIDDLE, John W.: Left a loyal state; 9 Oct 1866
FIGELEY, George W.; Left a loyal state; 18 July 1866
FORD, S. H.: Left a loyal state; 6 July 1866
FIELD, William: Left a loyal state; 16 Oct 1865
GROVES, James M.: Indicted for treason; 16 Oct 1865
GOODWIN, Grandison G.: Left a loyal state; indicted for treason; 7 Apr 1866
GARTH, Lewis W.: Left a loyal state, indicted for treason; 7 Apr 1866
GRAY, S: Member of so-called council of the provisional government of Kentucky; 17 Nov 1865
GILMORE, W. D.: Left a loyal state; 26 Oct 1865
GRAYSON, Wilson P.: Left a loyal state: 27 Jan 1866
GREEN, J. B.: Left a loyal state; 25 Aug 1865
GORIN, Frank, Jr.: Violation of oath; 2 Sept 1865 (Barren Co)
HUGBEE, Alvin: Left a loyal state; indicted for treason; 21 Apr 1866
HAGER, Daniel: Left a loyal state; 6 July 1866
HUNT, T. H.: Left a loyal state; 6 July 1866.
HULDEE, R. T., Jr: Left a loyal state; 21 Aug 1865
HAWES, J. G.: 8 Aug 1865
HOGE, James A.: Left a loyal state; 11 July 1866
HONAKER, James: Indicted for treason; 28 Aug 1865
HILL, Mrs. Kitty G: Worth over $20,000. 4 May 1866
HARNED, Larkin: Indicted for treason; 6 July 1866
HAYS, William, M. D.: Left a loyal state; 2 Sept 1865
HEADLEY, John W.: Left a loyal state and a Canadian raider; 2 Sept 1865
HART, Henry: Left a loyal state, worth over $20,000; 2 Sept 1865
HAWKINS, James B.: Left a loyal state; 31 May 1865
HAWKINS, C. A.; Left a loyal state; 5 Sept 1865
HAWES, Richard: Reel provisional governor of Kentucky, left a loyal state; 2 Sept 1865
HAYS, S. K.: Left a loyal state; 9 Nov 1865
HUNTER, L. G.: Left a loyal state; 2 Sept 1865
HARDIN, Lemuel S.: Left a loyal state; 21 Oct 1866(? Fade in document)
HALL, Edwin J.: Worth over $20,000; left a loyal state; 19 Dec 1865

To be continued next week.

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