Facts and Events
Civil War Service
- Application 281286; No certificate number listed (an indication that the application was not approved)
- Widow's Pension: Application 856916; No certificate number listed (an indication that the application was not approved)
Possible Fulton County, Illinois Connection
There is a Richard Toomer, born in 1838, buried in Coal Creek Lutheran Cemetery in Fulton County, Illinois. The 'Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Fulton County mentions that he was a farmer "of both Ohio and of Fulton County." More research needs to be done to see if this is the same Richard Toomer who served in the 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Foraker, J.B; H.A. Axline; and J.S. Robinson. Official roster of the soldiers of the state of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866. (Akron [Ohio]: Werner Co., 1886-1895).
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 United States. Veterans Administration. Organization index to pension files of veterans who served between 1861 and 1900- . (Washington, District of Columbia: The National Archives, 1949).