RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
Federal Military Pension Applications on file at Washington D.C. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR. INVALID PENSION. I certify, That in conformity with the Law of the United States, relating to their existing military establishments, CHARLES McCLAIN late a private in Captain Love's Company of the 43rd Regt. U.S. Infantry is inscribed on the Pension List, Roll of the North Carolina, Fayetteville Agency, at the rate of Two 66 2/3 /100 dollars per month, to commence on the first day of November one thousand eight hundred and fourteen---(sic) Issued in lieu of one illegally with-held -- Given at the Department of the Interior, this thirteenth day of April one thousand eight hundred and forty nine.
Letter of September 18, 1908, Commissioner (no name) to Miss LOLA McCLAIN of Union Mills, North Carolina:
Henderson County TN. Confederate Pension Applications NAME: McClain, James P. PENSION #: S3319 UNIT: l8th Inf. NAME: McClain, James P. WIDOW: Mcclain, Martha PENSION #: W1589
Pvt. William R. McClain - Age 17 when transferred from Co. H, to Co. K, 10th Texas Infantry, on April 1, 1863. William McClain was captured at Arkansas Post, Arkansas, on January 11, 1863, arriving at Camp Douglas Prison near Chicago, Illinois, on January 28th. He was paroled from prison for exchange on April 1st, arriving at City Point, Virginia, for exchange on April 7, 1863. At age 82, William R. McClain applied for a Soldier's Pension on November 21, 1927, at Wildorado, Deaf Smith County, Texas, his residence of 25 years; he stated he was born at Knoxville, Tennessee, and had lived in Texas, "since 1854, 73 years." He stated in his application that the assessed value of his home was $960.00, and the assessed value of his property was $70.00. McClain's application was approved on January 4, 1928.