Walton v. Cotton - 60 U.S. 355 (1856)
U.S. Supreme Court
Walton v. Cotton, 60 U.S. 19 How. 355 355 (1856)
Walton v. Cotton
60 U.S. (19 How.) 355
Under the act of Congress passed on the 2d of June, 1832, providing for the relief of certain surviving officers of the Revolution, and its several supplements, the word "children" in the acts embraces the grandchildren of a deceased pensioner, whether their parents died before or after his decease. And they are entitled, per stirpes, to a distributive share of the deceased parent's pension.
The history of the case is given in the opinion of the Court.