This Civil War veteran was survived by his wife, Sarah Ellen Graves, who died in Macon, Missouri, in 1931. Thomas’s card is from the National Archives’ General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 (NARA microfilm publication T288). There is no notation for a widow’s pension on this card. The obvious reason for the omission is that Sarah did not receive one. It’s possible the omission was an error.
Thomas’ pension file has been requested–so we’ll have to wait and see.
The wife Sarah who survived him was the daughter of William and Rebecca (Tinsley) Newman and was born in Rush County, Indiana, and spent time in Hancock County, Illinois, when her parents lived there in the 1860s and 1870s. It’s hoped that there is a widow’s pension for her as it may document information on her three marriages and what happened to her first two husbands.