Cocke County, Tennessee
Nancy (Perry) Large
Civil War Minors Pension
Names mentioned: Perry Large, Nancy McMahan, Robert
Ball, Janie Large, Mary M Large, Samuel Large, Rhoda A Large, Matilda
Large, Sanders McMahan, James Baxter, Lucy Large, RS McMahan, Wm A
be found online through
various genealogy databases, or by requesting copies of military
records in government archives.
Abstracted and submitted by Bruce Price
Perry Large served as a private in Co E, 2nd Tenn Cavalry. He
married Nancy McMahan on 1/22/1852. She remarried to Robert
12/08/1867. Perry died 3/05/1863 in the hospital at Murfreesboro of
typhoid fever. She applied for a pension on 12/04/1868 but was rejected
because she had remarried. She had minor children by Perry Large who
did qualify for a pension:
Janie Large born 1/11/1853
Mary M Large born 12/29/1854
Samuel Large born 11/11/1857
Rhoda A Large born 12/24/1859
Matilda Large born 5/22/1862
Their pension was approved and made payable to Sanders McMahan,
brother of Nancy.
Sanders McMahan, age about thirty-five, resident of the 1st Civil
District of Sevier County, was appointed guardian of the minor children
of Perry Large.
Their mother, Nancy, had remarried to Robert Ball on 12/08/1867 in
Perry and Nancy were married on 1/22/1852 in Cocke County by James
a JP. A transcript of the marriage license of Perry Large and Nancy
included in the file. Likewise for Nancy's marriage to Robert Ball in
Lucy Large made oath that she was present as the attending
midwife at the births of Jane Large, Mary M Large, Samuel Large, Rhoda
A Large and Matilda Large. She confirmed the dates of birth. RS
McMahan and Wm A Matthews
witnessed her signature.
Nancy filed another affidavit that, among other things, stated that she
Perry Large at her father's house.